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mr_lebowski

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Hometown: Bay Area, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: AZ
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Mueller effectively says 'I was never going to accuse POTUS of Criminal Conspiracy in this report'

See the details spelled out in KPete's post here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12023618

In a bout of somewhat circular reasoning, he explains why not, which basically amounts to this:

Because of the fact that a Sitting POTUS cannot be indicted, per DoJ Prosecutorial guidelines, while DoJ Fairness guidelines direct that persons who WON'T be indicted for a given crime should not be accused by DoJ of having committing that given crime ... there was NEVER actually ANY potential for the Mueller Report to claim outright ... that POTUS was involved in a criminal conspiracy with Russians.

It was logically impossible for him to do so, based on DoJ guidelines.

And if you accept Barr's further interpretation (which is BULLSHIT) that a person can essentially never 'obstruct justice' *unless* there's an underlying offense for which they ARE prosecuted, clearly it would be impossible for a POTUS to ever obstruct justice, either, since he's above the law to begin with in terms of being prosecuted.

Baby Dove & Mama in their nest on the wall in my backyard ...

Caught a nice moment this AM, Mama Dove and her chickadee ... the neighbors on the other side of the wall were doing yard work including trimming the oleander behind the nest, I told 'em to make sure not to cut down too much and where the nest was. Mom was trying to keep an eye on 'em through the bush ...

Can't believe this chick was in an egg like 1.5 inches long just 2 weeks ago ... they grow like weeds!

Really hope I'm lucky enough to be home and outside when the chick flies away, that'll be pretty cool!

I actually saved this kiddo's life, at one point 2.5 weeks ago I came home from work, and one egg was cracked on the ground below , and the other one was just sitting on the wall, literally an inch from doom, completely outside the nest, and Mom and Dad were GONE. I was quite distraught about the whole situation.

So I carefully put the egg back in the nest, and at some point overnight, they came back and resumed sitting on it. Thankfully it wasn't a cold night, about 72 at sundown and maybe fell to 68 during the night. I'm not sure how long the egg was alone but I feared it would die from lack of warmth ... but NOPE!

The chances that the $200M KY aluminum plant, built with Deripaska's money, is a TrumPutin mind f**k

are definitely NON-ZERO.

I think the possibility that this is a bullshit story ... should be strongly considered. It's just the sort of thing the GRU might come up with in order to further destabilize our Democracy.

We shouldn't simply 'buy into' this story, without some serious critical analysis of the likelihood that it is 'real'.

Is a site chosen? If so, where, and when, and by whom? Have permitting processes begun? If so, when? Are there documents in any KY state agencies regarding this possible construction, and if so, when were they submitted? Who are the American partners in this business, if any? Is it going to be Russian AL that's being processed, and if so, WHY would Russia not just be doing so on their own soil?

The whole thing raises a lotta red flags for me on the 'Russian disinformation' front.

Which is not to say the Turtle isn't totally involved in, and supportive of, Putin's efforts.

I'm gonna say it, as a fellow old fart ... LET'S GO TIGER!!! (nt)

I think IQ45 could end the 'Border Crisis' with a few words ... but he doesn't want to ...

Here's what he just needs to say:

"I have no intention nor desire to change the official policy of the United States towards Refugees from other Nations. Refugees will remain welcome as long as I am President".

Think about it ... people are showing up large numbers recently ... despite by far the most openly hostile-towards-immigrants POTUS in any of our lifetimes.

WHY?

I thoroughly believe that this happening because they're trying to beat the clock. They believe Trump/GOP will succeed in changing the official policy, and they're trying to make it here first, to dip their toe across our border ... before that action can be made meaningless, legally. And they've no reason to believe Trump won't eventually succeed in changing those laws, and possibly quite soon.

So they're showing up droves right now. At least that's the only explanation for this 'timing' that makes sense to me.

But if he just chilled his freaking rhetoric and said 'I promise the laws aren't going to change' ... it would go a LONG WAY towards mitigating the issue.

But he doesn't want to. He WANTS a crisis. Plus his base would be wildly disappointed.

So he won't.

vampire weekend - harmony hall (studio - 2019) - definitely looking forward to the new album ...

expected in early May.

It's unlikely Ezra will be able to top 2013's brilliant Modern Vampires of the City (unquestionably the most universally critically acclaimed record of that year, and among the tops of the decade), esp. after the departure of highly-talented multi-instrumentalist Batmanglij in 2016, but the pre-release singles have all been pretty promising, I gotta say.

This is the one getting the most attention but they've put out 6 songs ahead of the 19-song record, and they've all been pretty decent.

Police Arrest Suspect in Slaying of Beautiful Black Baby Girl, 10, Gunned Down in Her Driveway in AZ

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-breaking/2019/04/04/phoenix-police-scene-home-truck-matching-shooting-suspect/3373397002/

Her father was also shot, but will apparently survive.

A suspect, Joshua Gonzalez, 20, has been apprehended as of this AM.

Just senseless friggin' crap.

BTW, GUNS!

Ya gotta love 'em.

for gLaM - bash & pop - tiny pieces (studio-1992) the best faces song they didn't write :)

Fronted by ex-Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson right after the breakup, he plays guitar and bass and sings and wrote it ... great song from an under-appreciate album. I know every song on it by heart, put it that way. This was my fave, the closing track ...



Moonlight hosts refrains unknown
And my porch swinging out of time
And the light above my head is sure to burn out
And started dyin'
These are complicated times
For the understanding blind
And every word I thought might change your mind
Was chokin' me

On the fence you were born unsure
Which way the gate swings
And you knew right then like you know today
You didn't have the guts to say it
With one hand on your eyes
Yeah the other on my thigh
And every word I thought might change your mind
Was chokin' me

Blessed and frayed, I shouldn't waste time
Lick it shut before I lose my guts
Or I might rip it to
Tiny pieces

Off of my tongue and through my pen
The ink flowed steadily in red
Did you think too much? Lose too much?
Did you go a little far?
I couldn't help myself to you
More different than we knew
And every word I thought I shoulda said
Was chokin' me

Walked on nails before
And I'm walkin' again
And you know my skin
You turn your back and run
When it gets too sharp this fool's
Known to stand

Moonlight hosts refrains unknown
And my porch swinging out of time
And the light above my head is sure to burn out
And started dyin'
These are complicated times
More difficult when they're mine
And every word I thought I shoulda said
Was chokin' me

So, the 4/2 deadline came and went, and I saw basically nobody mention it today on DU ...

Trump/Barr basically said FU to Democrats on 4/2, did not deliver the report, and there were no threads started about it (that I saw) which makes me think nobody even talked about it in the media, either?

If not, I find that very disturbing. This should have been a major news story.

DU'ers not talking about it I guess I understand, since all we do now is bicker about Biden.

As for the media, I guess they're saving it up to make a big deal about it tomorrow when the subpoena's are issued? What if the Dems don't, though? Then I guess what just happened here ... will be ignored? On to the next stupid ass thing Trump tweets or does?

No Matter How Bad The S**T Gets ... You Can Count on This Video To Make It A Bit Better ...

ELO - All Over The World - Flash Mob Version!

If this doesn't make us smile (and maybe cry a little, in a good way) ... well, then ... God Help Us All ... cause we're REALLY in a bad way.



On Edit ... some of the smaller mobs ... all over the world!

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