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You can always tell when Rachel comes on after a huge news day...

Because the number of DU posts decreases dramatically. 😂
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Wed Sep 25, 2019, 09:11 PM (10 replies)

If you participated in the 2018 Blue Wave, you are a part of this.

We still have a long way to go in terms of impeachment. But, this would not be possible without taking back the House in commanding fashion in 2018.

If you:

Voted Democrat in 2018, pat yourself on the back.

Canvassed for candidates in 2018, pat yourself on the back.

Wrote GOTV postcards, pat yourself on the back.

Donated to candidates in the 2018 midterms, give yourself a pat on the back.

Or did anything to help the blue wave last year, give yourself a pat on the back.

Thank you. Without YOU, this impeachment inquiry would not be happening.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Wed Sep 25, 2019, 06:59 AM (4 replies)

Awful CNN headline: Trump's self-impeachment may be Pelosi's worst fear

I'm not going to post the story because I don't want to give it clicks, but it's bizarre. Dems seem like they're making serious headway toward impeachment, and CNN's big, front page article online is a story focused on how negative impeachment would be.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:55 AM (15 replies)

Massachusetts prosecutors drop sex assault case against actor Kevin Spacey

Source: NBC News

A Massachusetts prosecutor on Wednesday asked for charges to be dropped against actor Kevin Spacey, who had been accused of groping a young man at a Nantucket bar three years ago.

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe cited "unavailability of the complaining witness" in filing for dismissal in Nantucket District Court.

The case against Spacey appeared to suffer a fatal blow last week when Spacey's accuser invoked his Fifth Amendment rights after being questioned about his role in the deleting of text messages from a phone key to the case.

Spacey's defense had demanded to examine the accuser's cell phone that he had in the early morning hours of July 8, 2016 when the alleged incident happened at the Club Car restaurant and bar in Nantucket.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/massachusetts-prosecutors-drop-sex-assault-case-against-actor-kevin-spacey-n1031011
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:18 PM (13 replies)

In response to story about voting machines, Kamala Harris calls for hand-marked paper ballots

Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:54 PM (9 replies)

Trump's influence on the stock market is scary.

Tweet that talks with China have stalled? Dow drops 300 points immediately.

Trump says later that same day that trade talks are back in? Dow jumps 500 points.

How fragile is the market when one sentence uttered by someone can cause jumps of hundreds of points?
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Sat May 11, 2019, 04:35 PM (5 replies)

In latest Politico/Morning Consult poll, Trump's approval drops to 39 percent.



His approval has been falling sharply across the board in every poll. The Barr coverup isn't working.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:58 AM (4 replies)

Nadler begins conversation about timing for Barr appearance on the Hill

Source: NBC

WASHINGTON — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has contacted the Department of Justice to set a date for Attorney General William Barr to testify on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, according to a senior aide involved in the process. Those discussions are taking place as some committee Democrats are saying Barr must fill in more blanks on the report within the next week, according to a lawmaker and senior leadership aide.

Committee Democrats are huddling this evening to discuss their next steps, according to two lawmakers on the committee.

On Sunday following Barr’s release of his four-page summary of Mueller’s report, Nadler, in a joint statement, called on Barr to testify before his committee “without delay,” but did not offer a timeline.

Democrats are also calling for more excerpts from the Mueller report to be made public, in addition to the underlying documents Mueller obtained throughout the course of his two-year investigation.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/nadler-begins-conversation-about-timing-barr-appearance-hill-n987016?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma


Posted by bearsfootball516 | Mon Mar 25, 2019, 12:19 PM (34 replies)

What are your voting machines like?

I'm in Elkhart, Indiana and the county just got new voting machines. They brought a couple over to the local library yesterday night and let the public test them while they showed you how to use them.

Basically, you scan your drivers licence on one machine and it spits out a long, blank paper ballot with your unique bar code in the corner. If you don't have a licence, you can type in your last name to pull yourself up on the machine and do it that way.

Then, you take your ballot and put it in a voting machine and all of the ballot questions appear on the screen. It's touchscreen, so you touch your choice, it gets a green check next to it, and you click "next" and repeat until your ballot is full. Once you're done, you hit "print" and the machine spits your ballot back out with all the choices on it, so you can review it.

Finally, you take it over to the counting machine, where you insert your ballot, it says "Your vote has been counted!" on a screen, and the paper ballot drops into a lockbox which can be used for a manual recount if necessary.

As far as I know, there is no internet connection in any of the machines.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Mar 5, 2019, 03:25 PM (23 replies)

Is Clay Higgins okay?

He's just kind of...rambling about nothing in general.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Wed Feb 27, 2019, 02:34 PM (12 replies)
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