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by Fortinbras
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: NOT Running for President in 2020; (So they say)
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: NOT Running for President in 2020; (So they say)

I'm not surprised that some qualified people refuse to run. Whoever wins in 2020 will have to spend at least half his (first) term undoing lots of Trump's damage.
by Fortinbras
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Death Throes of the Trump Presidency
Replies: 769
Views: 40765

Re: Death Throes of the Trump Presidency

I am surprised that none of Trump's henchmen has absconded to a country with no extradition treaty.

I think that Trump may remain to the end of his (only) term of office, but he's been badly wounded and we may not see many wild or questionable maneuvers from him in the remaining two years.
by Fortinbras
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Newtown Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 320
Views: 35359

Re: Newtown Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory

Another article on the same lawsuit: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-faces-yet-another-lawsuit/ There is a tort, not (I think) often used as a cause of action, 'intentional infliction of emotional distress' -- not commonly used but I'd bet it's getting a work-out with Alex Jones. As it...
by Fortinbras
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy related gossip and discussion
Replies: 14230
Views: 849041

Re: Bundy related gossip and discussion

Ammon Bundy has spoken out sympathetically for the migrant caravan that makes its way through Mexico to the US border. As a result, it appears that chunks of the usual Bundy Boosters have started murmuring against him ... and he, in turn, is having second thoughts about relying on them as allies. ht...
by Fortinbras
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: USA v Michael T. Flynn; USDC for DC; False Statements to FBI; Guilty Plea
Replies: 248
Views: 10962

Re: USA v Michael T. Flynn; USDC for DC; False Statements to FBI; Guilty Plea

The public version of the Mueller sentencing memo on Flynn indicates that a number of investigations/prosecutions are ongoing, not all necessarily in Mueller's hands nor all necessarily incriminating Donald Trump directly, but considerably more than most of us knew about. Mueller released this recom...
by Fortinbras
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4773
Views: 268757

Re: Rest in Peace

Ken Berry, star of MAYBERRY RFD (where he replaced Andy Griffith) and of MAMA'S FAMILY, has died, at age 85.
by Fortinbras
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4773
Views: 268757

Re: Rest in Peace

George H.W. Bush, President 41, has died.
by Fortinbras
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Doing the DNA Dance aka Genome Boogaloo
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Doing the DNA Dance aka Genome Boogaloo

I took the Ancestry test about 3 years ago, and came up with mostly Eastern European Jewish - which I fully expected, a fragment of French - also expected, and 1% Irish - which was a total surprise and totally unexplained in my family's history. Since then, Ancestry has sent me about a dozen e-mails...
by Fortinbras
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 9138
Views: 384274

Re: President Trump

I finally read NIGHT OF CAMP DAVID, which was written in 1965, the same year that the 25th Amendment was proposed. Unfortunately the book is a little short on remedies. It posits a Prez who starts talking obsessively about flaky proposals, and conjures up people who become concerned about the number...
by Fortinbras
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4773
Views: 268757

Re: Rest in Peace

Ricky Jay, a master magician who first published a book on using playing cards as deadly weapons, and appeared in Mystery Men and in Tomorrow Never Dies, dead of natural causes at age 72.

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/rick ... 203035879/
by Fortinbras
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The Resistance
Topic: The Question of Presidential Inability
Replies: 325
Views: 17173

Re: The Question of Presidential Inability

To add a literary note: Back in 1965, the same year that Congress proposed the 25th Amendment, Fletcher Knebel wrote a novel, NIGHT OF CAMP DAVID, which presented a scenario about a President who seemed to be losing his marbles. A senator became alarmed that the Prez was talking about proposing a na...
by Fortinbras
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General
Replies: 762
Views: 59471

Re: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General

It is entirely possible that one or more of his former (2013) Hawaii clients/adherents will show up as prosecution witnesses this time around. Williams took their money (something close to their last bit of money), promised to save them from foreclosure, and then flimflammed them.
by Fortinbras
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The Resistance
Topic: The Question of Presidential Inability
Replies: 325
Views: 17173

Re: The Question of Presidential Inability

I would dare say that military school, such as West Point, was an adequate education for some presidents including such heroes of the Republic as Ulysses Grant and Dwight Eisenhower.
by Fortinbras
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General
Replies: 762
Views: 59471

Re: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General

This video was obviously made 5 years ago by one of Williams's adherents sitting in the courtroom. Five years later, with Williams again in a Hawaii court, this time as a defendant facing what could turn into a life sentence, none of his previous Hawaii fanbase has shown up to help him.
by Fortinbras
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 25229
Views: 967290

Re: Hijack this thread

Enchroma, a company which invented special glasses for color-blind people, has an online test for color blindness which is very intriguing (takes about 5 minutes):

https://enchroma.com/pages/color-blindn ... ate=dialog
by Fortinbras
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 9138
Views: 384274

Re: President Trump

My track record at predicting the ups and downs of Donald Trump is very poor, but I do believe that his admirers no longer have to fear becoming sick of too much winning.
by Fortinbras
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 9138
Views: 384274

Re: President Trump

Trump, who delights in attaching nicknames and sobriquets to everyone he doesn't like, can finally have a nickname of his own:

RainMan !
by Fortinbras
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8002
Views: 347052

Re: Another Shooting

Just as well that the security ("bouncers") at that bar were not armed. Yes, this one instance where someone came in shooting seems to argue otherwise, but thinking of bars/nightclubs/discos in general, having armed guards invites the risk of gun battles with shots from opposite directions endangeri...
by Fortinbras
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8002
Views: 347052

Re: Another Shooting

We are getting more and more instances that prove the unwisdom of letting certain people have guns, yet Congress doesn't even make pretend motions anymore. Obviously, increasing penalties has little effect on people who set out to commit capital crimes to begin with, and who may even expect to be gu...
by Fortinbras
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4773
Views: 268757

Re: Rest in Peace

Kitty O'Neil, the deaf Hollywood stuntwoman, famous for a land-speed record with an experimental jet car, has died at age 72. She was the subject of a TV movie, Silent Victory, starring Stockard Channing in 1979. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-ent-kitty-oneil-dies-20181107-story.html ab...
by Fortinbras
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Elections 2018
Topic: The Blue Wave
Replies: 133
Views: 4355

Re: The Blue Wave

I agree. Despite Dem attempts to magnify their smattering of victories, the Republicans succeeded in entrenching themselves even further, the Senate outcome being a decisive monument to the Republican victory. Don't expect better for 2020, and by 2024 we may have become used to our new Royal Family.
by Fortinbras
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Elections 2018
Topic: Losers! GOP/Alt Right Projections and Excuses - Midterms 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1299

Re: Losers! GOP/Alt Right Projections and Excuses - Midterms 2018

I worry this sets up Trump to be President-for-life (for my life anyway, since I'm old and feeble).
by Fortinbras
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Elections 2018
Topic: The Blue Wave
Replies: 133
Views: 4355

Re: The Blue Wave

I am very disappointed. And I don't expect any better from the 2020 elections.
by Fortinbras
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Rafael Edward "Felito" "Ted" Cruz 2018 vs. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke Texas Senate Nov 6 Election
Replies: 96
Views: 4346

Re: Rafael Edward "Felito" "Ted" Cruz 2018 vs. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke Texas Senate Nov 6 Election

Returning Cruz to the Senate might have its compensations - Cruz might figure this as a personal mandate to boost his own Presidential campaign to challenge Trump in 2020, with mutual attrition. Even though Cruz won, O'Rourke came much closer to winning than any Democratic candidate for a Texas Sena...
by Fortinbras
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz
Replies: 6311
Views: 391401

Re: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz

Didja notice how many of these bozos use their cars - even when parked - as their recording studios?

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