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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: Hollywood
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 01:52 PM
Number of posts: 15,971

About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

Journal Archives

Pelosi just gave the country a history lesson today and because of that Donald Trump

will never understand what she said and if she's impeaching him or not.

Open with the Constitution, slip in the impeachment, and close with the Founding fathers.
He's confused right now.

This will take 3-5 aides to explain it to Trump.
The one who does it best and tells him "you're fucked" gets fired.

Set aside impeachment. Mnunchin, the DNI and more are ignoring laws that say they "SHALL"

share certain info, like Trump's tax returns, and the Ukraine whistle-blower report, with Congress.

They have ignored these laws and suffer no penalty or punishment.

What can Democrats do about this ongoing pattern of obstruction of justice?

Nancy Pelosi became Speaker again because of a Blue Wave in 2018 that voted for justice

and accountability against Trump.
If she delivers neither, then what are our chances in 2020?
Of holding the House?
Of gaining the Senate?
Of winning the White House?

We are sacrificing our Party's authenticity, goodwill, and public trust by not holding Trump accountable for his crimes.
All for some mythical unicorn of a moderate Republican voter in a swing district that will never vote for a Democrat.

The GOP investigated Whitewater, impeached Clinton, voted 50 times to repeal Obamacare, knowing Obama would not sign the bill, then they spent years on Benghazi and Hillary's emails, because they told their base it was the right thing to do, period. Then they just went ahead and did it.

We need to act on what's right, and what we stand for, regardless of polling, public opinion, and political perceptions.

"Well, the Democrats never impeached me because I never broke the law or did anything wrong. Because if I had, they would have impeached me. They hate me you know." or something like that Trump will say over and over.

Unless Democrats act, and they must act alone, to protect our nation Trump will remain above the law, and who knows what will happen to us all because of that.



Unadulterated speculation and hypothesizing whistle-blower thread...

Bring your theory about what the whistle-blower found out.
What did Trump promise and to who?
Like the game CLUE...

I think Trump promised Putin an elimination of sanctions in exchange for more election meddling.
What do you think was promised, and in exchange for what?

C-SPAN callers open huge up can of whoop-ass on Judge Jeanine of Fox News

https://www.mediamatters.org/jeanine-pirro/jeanine-pirro-went-c-span-it-didnt-go-well

CAROL: Our president and our beautiful first lady, they went down to El Paso, Texas, and they posed with a baby that the president's rhetoric, Fox News’ rhetoric, your rhetoric had helped to orphan. And I think this -- this thing about Trump is making America great again, Trump has made America hate again, and it's this hatred of races. I hear it all the time when I see, talk to Republicans and they say, “I went down to Texas and there are all these Mexicans down there and they're all speaking Spanish.” Well, I got news for you. Those weren't Mexicans; those were the Americans. That guy that went down to El Paso to shoot a bunch of Mexicans, he shot a bunch of Americans. And I'm really tired of this anti-immigrant, anti-people-with-brown-skin rhetoric that's coming out of Fox News, coming out of people like you, and coming out of our president. It's demeaning, it's beneath the office, it's beneath you. You used to be a judge -- you know better. It's time that that stopped.

STEVE SCULLY: Thank you, Carol. We’ll get a response.

JEANINE PIRRO: Look, you know what, I refuse to accept your recitation of the facts. You are dead wrong. The problem in this country is not the color of anyone, and don’t you dare accuse me of any kind of issue related to color.
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KEVIN: Congratulations on your suspension from Fox. You were suspended -- you should share that with the audience -- and before you attack the left about us and what we do to you conservatives, he gets negative coverage because he lies and distorts. Every single morning, every single day we have to tune in to a level of idiocy and instability that this nation has never seen on the left or on the right. Now, you, ma’am, and your network, you keep this alive. Recently, just last week, you said they are, the Democrats are trying to replace you. Now you're saying this to a predominantly older, white audience -- 1% of your audience is Black, probably less than that for your show.

Later, caller Teresa from Tennessee spoke to Pirro about Teresa’s belief that “our white community” is being attacked by Democrats trying to take “only white people’s guns” while “gang members in Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia” go unpunished. Pirro responded by expressing concern about “Black-on-Black crime.”
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more at link

I'm emotionally conflicted about this HGTV Brady Bunch house renovation show.

On the one hand: you have a group of former TV co-stars that were never a real family, pretending to fix up a house they never lived or worked in, just so the network can profit by cravenly nostalgia-mining my childhood memories.
On the other hand: Marcia.
Fine. I'm in.

Elect-ability: Whoever wins the nomination is the most electable candidate.

That's how the process usually works.

I hear: GOP Congressman Steve King says humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest.

I think: Sounds like King got his 23 & Me test results back....

Rep. Steve King says humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rep-steve-king-says-humanity-might-not-exist-if-not-for-rape-and-incest/2019/08/14/0b60357a-beb8-11e9-9b73-fd3c65ef8f9c_story.html

Rep. Steve King said Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest, prompting the latest round of outrage at the Iowa Republican, who has a long history of making inflammatory remarks.

Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the third-ranking Republican in the House, responded to King’s comment by declaring, “It’s time for him to go.”

In a discussion at the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, King was defending his position against laws allowing abortion exceptions in cases of rape and incest.

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” King said, according to the Des Moines Register. “Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that.”


more at link...

Trump and all Republicans do not think they are racists. They can't see it.

And vampires can't see their reflections in a mirror either...

A little over a year ago I scored at a local auction house here in Los Angeles

Fancy limited art print signed signed by the artist in a heavy signature frame done by his studio.
His stuff can sell for hundreds or thousands even though just a glicee.
I don't know how it happened but I'm the opening and only bidder ($50) on this thing and I get it for $65 out the door with taxes and buyers premium.
Better yet my wife loves it, which doesn't always happen for the art I buy and flip, so I get to hang this up in our living room while I put it up on eBay for Buy it Now $1,250.00 (a bargain, after some research) and leave it there for sale.

During the last year I've turned down several lowball offers for it.
It's a heavy frame as I said (25lbs) so I knew my "free shipping" would cost me on this one so offers in the $200 range were easy to pass on.
About ten days ago I get a decent offer and start negotiations, a little back and forth and we settle on $800 and I accept it.
I even talked to the buyer during the process to answer questions and found out they are huge fans of this artist and one of their friends has 3 originals by the guy, including the original for the print they are buying.
Done deal.

I'm high five-ing myself because even though the shipping is going to be a lot I did well with it.
They pay instantly and before my wife gets home from work that night the art is packaged up and shipped out to the east coast.
I have a couple thousand positive feedbacks on eBay about my fast and secure shipping and that's how I keep the buyers of the bigger stuff happy.
If they get it fast, it scratches their itch for the purchase.

I hang a temp piece on the wall where it hung until the wife tells me what she wants hanging there next from the collection/inventory.
"That was my favorite piece you ever brought home." she tells me that night.
Of course she was bummed but she knows the art moves. It comes and it goes. Nature of the business.
There are some pieces I plan on owning until I die but not many.

The next day I'm counting my money and the buyer calls me.
They had called that friend to tell them they finally found a print of that piece they loved and the friend tells them they were planning on giving it to them. In fact they were going to give them all 3 of them.
So she would be returning my piece for a refund.
I can't even remember the last time I had a return.
I thought that would definitely not happen on this because of what super fans they were and all.
Plus, the PIECE WASN'T EVEN THERE YET!
Whatever.

So to their immense credit they offer to pay for my shipping costs and that was nice of them.
when it arrived there they stuck a check in the box and just shipped it back the same day without really even opening it.
Got it yesterday and took it out of the box and wrapping and it was safe and sound, none the worse for wear, which had been my main worry at that point.

Hung it back up in it's old spot on the wall, took a picture and texted it to my wife
"It's like it never even left. I'm glad. lol" was her reply.
At least she's happy again, so Im happy too.

I will get my eBay commission that I paid on it back in a credit that will be used against future sales so that's really the only cost to me on this, except for the shuffling of money in Paypal to cover the difference for the refund.

There's no big ending here, just a story about how frustrating it can be dealing with buyers of higher ticket stuff sometimes.
I went from "SCORE!" to "SHIT!" in 24 hours on this deal.

Then I went and got another great deal on a couple more pieces at that same auction house last weekend too.....it never stops.
Fingers crossed.



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