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by Fortinbras
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Andrew McCabe
Replies: 67
Views: 4098

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: 8726
Views: 415964

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: 26950
Views: 1140428

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: 337

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...
by Fortinbras
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?
Replies: 2984
Views: 141322

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

So far I have always guessed wrong about who will be the next to go.

I would not be surprised if Malania flew back to Slovenia.
by Fortinbras
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Newtown Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 355
Views: 41379

Re: Newtown Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory

Alex Jones has lost yet another appeal in his Sandy Hook defamation lawsuits, this time being required to repay the plaintiff parents all their expenses of fending off his appeal. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/alex-jones-loses-another-legal-battle-in-sandy-hook-defamation-case_n_5d6fc811e4b01108045...
by Fortinbras
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Issues 2020: Separation of Church and State
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Issues 2020: Separation of Church and State

"Nonreligious" is not the same as "non-believers". The "nonreligious" may have their own religious beliefs, possibly similar to any of the well-known denominations, but are unaffiliated with any church. Some of these people live where congregations of their particular opinions are not available. Som...
by Fortinbras
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's dementia accelerating?
Replies: 143
Views: 5554

Re: Trump's dementia accelerating?

In VA law, disability is rated by employability. A person who can handle farm work is seldom considered more than 10% disabled. Someone who can only handle sedentary work might be considered 50%. Some with additional problems such as blindness or PTSD may be disabled at a higher rating. A 100% ratin...
by Fortinbras
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Eric Garner chokehold GJ decision
Replies: 34
Views: 2310

Re: Eric Garner chokehold GJ decision

They fired the cop who applied the choke hold but they ignored the policewoman who sucker punched Garner in the chest in order to provoke him to take an aggressive posture. I blame that policewoman and I want her punished.
by Fortinbras
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: The Fractally Clueless White House
Replies: 842
Views: 54219

Re: The Fractally Clueless White House

At first, it appeared that the talk about Trump wanting to buy Greenland was a joke, then it appeared that Trump himself had been pranked into taking this seriously. Now it appears that Trump won't let go of the idea notwithstanding both Denmark and the inhabitant of Greenland are against the sale. ...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: US Constitution: Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: US Constitution: Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

The propoised amendment would enable the Congress and state legislatures to enact legislation regulating campaign contributions AND enable a distinction between natural persons (humans) on one hand and juridical persons (corporations) on the other. BUT there's no assurance that a Congress stuffed wi...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!
Replies: 4331
Views: 263075

Re: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!

Rachel Maddow has revealed that the prank seal is the work of "One Term Donnie", which sells tee-shirts and such with this seal, and other stuff disparaging the 45th President. .... https://one-term-donnie.myshopify.com/ Yes, the greenery is cash, moreover the shield on the eagle's breast is decorat...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!
Replies: 4331
Views: 263075

Re: 45 Cartoons TrumpToons - Toons Only Please!

I think Spanish was chosen only because whoever did this was more fluent in Spanish than in Latin AND expected other people to be likewise. Besides the golfclubs, the greenery in the eagle's other talons is also changed. It'n not olive branches, it's .... well, I don't know, I cannot see it clearly ...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: House Judiciary/Intel: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Public Hearing - July 24 2019; Mueller Report
Replies: 257
Views: 9844

Re: House Judiciary: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Public Hearing - July 24 2019; Mueller Report

I would not be surprised if Trump does something big and outrageous - like starting a war - to distract from the Mueller testimony and the impeachment drive.
How many of you expect something similar??
by Fortinbras
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5077
Views: 317950

Re: Rest in Peace

David (Al) Hedison, star of the original The Fly and of TV's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and played Felix Leiter in two James Bond movies, dead at age 92. https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-david-hedison-dead-92-voyage-to-the-bottom-of-the-sea-20190722-u7jmrfdvtrdfnmshshlnfydv3a-story...
by Fortinbras
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5077
Views: 317950

Re: Rest in Peace

Robert Morgenthau, longtime NYC District Attorney, at age 99.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/nyre ... e=Homepage
by Fortinbras
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5077
Views: 317950

Re: Rest in Peace

Paul Krassner, hippie activist and editor of the Realist, at age 87.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/ ... 87-1424334

and

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/obit ... Position=7
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: All the President's Lies
Replies: 933
Views: 62621

Re: All the President's Lies

Actually more than 13 lies. He's lying every time he begins a sentence with "I think ..."
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering
Replies: 747
Views: 30967

Re: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering

That last part may be tough to enforce. Someone sympathetic to Stone (heck, there are people who believe the Earth is flat) might post something without any sort of communication with anyone in the Stone household or immediate circle. Stone could get shafted by the well-intentioned acts of sympathet...
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5077
Views: 317950

Re: Rest in Peace

Mortimer Caplin, the famous IRS Commissioner of the JFK era, has died at age 103.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... cf85e0baae
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: 2020 Census Citizenship question
Replies: 361
Views: 13491

Re: 2020 Census Citizenship question

I have to be honest, I think there is a valid and plausible need to know how many citizens (capable of voting even if not registered, etc.) there are in the US.
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 1043
Views: 39670

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

Epstein is going to face a serious punishment. After all, NY kills for selling loose cigarettes.
by Fortinbras
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 1043
Views: 39670

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

A question - was Alex Acosta made Labor Sec as a reward for giving a Trump buddy (namely Epstein) a sweetheart deal years ago?
by Fortinbras
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 1043
Views: 39670

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

It seems as if a multitude of people - and virtually all of the Never Trump crowd - have accepted the notion, or at least the possibility, that the Stable Genius joined Epstein in making bouncy-bouncy with underage girls. Unlike Bill Clinton, Trump actually publicly revealed that he knew that Epstei...
by Fortinbras
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's military parade
Replies: 382
Views: 19547

Re: Trump's military parade

What is wrong with Teleprompters? For more than 30 years, whenever a politician says something brainless, the explanation is that the Teleprompter was on the fritz. There were a few times when the speaker (once or twice it was Bill Clinton) managed to finished a speech satisfactorily but acknowledge...

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