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by Fortinbras
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5189
Views: 338922

Re: Rest in Peace

Ed "Kookie" Byrns, of 77 Sunset Strip, dead at 87.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/edd- ... 203462364/
by Fortinbras
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: The Spawn of Trump
Replies: 887
Views: 63368

Re: The Spawn of Trump

Should i hold my breath while I wait for Donald Jr., Eric and Jared to enlist in the military to fight Daddy's War?
by Fortinbras
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: Anti-Semitism Everywhere
Replies: 318
Views: 24901

Re: Anti-Semitism Everywhere

Anything official that designates American Jews as a nationality other than American or a race other than caucasian raises the possibility of further aggravating antisemitism. Such would be an official recognition and endorsement of the bigots' contention that Jews are not real Americans or are a ra...
by Fortinbras
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Alex Jones
Replies: 680
Views: 56059

Re: Alex Jones

Apparently Jones's editor, Paul J. Watson, rejects Alex Jones's crusade about Sandy Hook.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/paul-wat ... 1f411d88b5
by Fortinbras
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: All the President's pardons
Replies: 168
Views: 9999

Re: All the President's pardons

Apparently Trump wants/expects recipients of his clemency (for war crimes) to assist his re-election campaign. As a "favor", of course. Could this mean that Trump would refuse clemency to any accused person who was a Democrat or otherwise unlikely to campaign for him? Is this a form of graft or brib...
by Fortinbras
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General
Replies: 996
Views: 90217

Re: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General

Williams's attempt at pleadings show he has no legal knowledge at all, nor is he getting any help - not even typing - from his "Common Law Firm" or his purported admirers and past clients in Hawaii.
by Fortinbras
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: All the President's pardons
Replies: 168
Views: 9999

Re: All the President's pardons

Ah ha, it turns out that Gallagher's lawyer has an 'in' with Trump:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/politics ... index.html
by Fortinbras
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8979
Views: 446287

Re: Another Shooting

How long before some rightwing nutjob says that the Santa Clarita shooting was a hoax?!
by Fortinbras
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Who's going to be the NEXT one to be underbussed?
Replies: 3275
Views: 169223

Re: Who's going to be the NEXT one to be underbussed?

I notice that Giuliani is not on the list of people to be voted off the island. Giuliani made the claim that he had "insurance" against being thrown under the bus -- what he meant wasn't spelled out but the mere assertion suggests that the President's consiglieri has and is describing evidence so so...
by Fortinbras
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Constitution: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
Replies: 57
Views: 3603

Re: Constitution: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Not 63 more states (think about it) but 26. Back in 1814 it would have needed 14 ... 2 more than it had. But by that time, Betsy Patterson, "the Duchess of Baltimore", was no longer married to Jerome Bonaparte and had slipped into obscurity, so the enthusiasm for the TONA had evaporated.
by Fortinbras
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Constitution: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
Replies: 57
Views: 3603

Re: Constitution: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

The 18th Amendment (Prohibition) required the adoption of the 21st Amendment to repeal it. IF the ERA is considered adopted, then only another, anti-ERA, amendment could un-adopt it, and the chances of sufficient state legislatures voting to repeal the ERA are slim. There is, however, some serious q...
by Fortinbras
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Dementia and Alzheimer's
Replies: 55
Views: 4300

Re: Dementia and Alzheimer's

Donald Trump is the oldest man to be elected President (for a first term - he's now almost as old as Reagan was at the beginning of his second term). What are the chances that all of Trump's outrageous behavior are the result of early stages of dementia?
by Fortinbras
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!
Replies: 4685
Views: 303877

Re: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!

Those scissors are left-handed.
by Fortinbras
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Cyber Security
Replies: 306
Views: 29453

Re: Cyber Security

Apropos of nothing, my Windows 7 PC was corrupted, possibly by a virus, and I foolishly resorted to the Emergency Backup and Restart option -- and lost ALL my word processing files, including my magnum opus. Paying an IT expert to make further repairs accomplished only a slight rehab. I now have to ...
by Fortinbras
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What are you watching on TV these days?
Replies: 2019
Views: 143564

Re: What are you watching on TV these days?

I am watching MOM, with Allison Janney. A mother and her grown daughter have their social life centered on their friends from Alcoholics Anonymous. Very amusing and even therapeutic (something rare in TV). I also got myself the DVD set and binge watched all ten episodes of the short-lived LAW & ORDE...
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Impeachment
Topic: Donald: Impeachment Watch
Replies: 780
Views: 27652

Re: Donald: Impeachment Watch

Ooops, my bad phrasing. The 25th Amendment says "confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress." I assume, from its previous uses in what would have been Nixon's Second Term, that means a majority of the House and a majority of the Senate, in no particular sequence. And, yes, I'd like t...
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Impeachment
Topic: Donald: Impeachment Watch
Replies: 780
Views: 27652

Re: Donald: Impeachment Watch

Under the 25th Amendment (1967), if the office of VP is vacant - as, for example, the VP moving up when the President is removed from office - the (new) President nominates a new VP, who must (sec. 2) be confirmed by a majority vote of BOTH Houses of Congress. Until that new VP is confirmed, I think...
by Fortinbras
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Impeachment
Topic: Donald: Impeachment Watch
Replies: 780
Views: 27652

Re: Donald: Impeachment Watch

I presume that, by now, Trump has had a little chat with Mike Pence about granting him a pardon. Considering that Trump might be indicted after leaving office, and be considered too serious a flight risk to be bonded out, it may be difficult for Trump to advise Pence to wait until after Election Day...
by Fortinbras
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Alex Jones
Replies: 680
Views: 56059

Re: Alex Jones

More evidence of irresponsibility in his Sandy Hook reporting: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/infowars-editor-says-he-warned-staff-not-to-spread-sandy-hook-lies-was-laughed-at_n_5d935dc9e4b0ac3cddaf11d7 A 13-year veteran of conspiracy website Infowars said in a recent court deposition that he repeat...
by Fortinbras
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Impeachment
Topic: White House Impeachment Response Strategy
Replies: 813
Views: 33542

Re: White House Impeachment Response Strategy

Don't be surprised if vaguely identified sources start with heavy propagandizing that Pence would be a terrible President. Republican VPs tend to serve as impeachment insurance and Pence is not an exception.
by Fortinbras
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5189
Views: 338922

Re: Rest in Peace

Jessye Norman, soprano, dead at age 74.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/obit ... -dead.html
by Fortinbras
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Andrew McCabe
Replies: 80
Views: 5903

Re: Andrew McCabe

Don't be surprised if the FBI gets orders to investigate members of the Grand Jury.
by Fortinbras
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 8979
Views: 446287

Re: Another Shooting

This latest tragedy in St Louis highlights some important facts:

First, this 3-year-old did not purchase the gun ... nor load it.

Second, presumably some effort could have been made to hide the gun from the kid, but a 3-year spends all his time at home, exploring lots of possible hiding places.
by Fortinbras
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27525
Views: 1208716

Re: Hijack this thread

Somehow PCH repeatedly calculates the odds of their sweepstakes as 1 in 6 Trillion - - which, if you look it up in the World Almanac, is greater than the entire population of Planet Earth. PCH only runs its sweepstakes in the US and Canada. So it would appear that PCH has rigged it so nobody will wi...
by Fortinbras
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: U.S. House of Representatives Elections
Topic: North Carolina 3rd CD; Special Election Sept 10 2019 - R Win (No Pickup)
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: North Carolina 3rd CD; Special Election Sept 10 2019 - R Win (No Pickup)

It's true that the Republicans won in both District 3 and District 9. District 3 was a landslide but District 9 was a very thin margin - perhaps that should provide some hope for Democrats for next year. By the way, Rachel Maddow reports that the Republican National Committee is distributing to Repu...

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