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by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: All the President's Lies
Replies: 1095
Views: 103506

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: 1618
Views: 101692

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: 5650
Views: 415148

Re: Rest in Peace

Mortimer Caplin, the famous IRS Commissioner of the JFK era, has died at age 103. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/mortimer-caplin-charismatic-and-hard-driving-irs-commissioner-dies-at-xx/2019/07/16/2a1cf25e-a7ee-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.42cf85e0ba...
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: 2020 Census Citizenship question
Replies: 439
Views: 32025

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; Ghislaine Maxwell
Replies: 1371
Views: 89953

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; Ghislaine Maxwell
Replies: 1371
Views: 89953

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; Ghislaine Maxwell
Replies: 1371
Views: 89953

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: 27272

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...
by Fortinbras
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Energy & Environment
Topic: Oceans & Tides
Replies: 74
Views: 9455

Re: Oceans & Tides

Maybe someone can explain it to me (in really simple language): I live in Delaware and the local TV has an extensive weather report that includes the high tides of about two dozen fishing places on the state's Atlantic and Chesapeake coastlines. Places on the same shoreline and only about 20 miles a...
by Fortinbras
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: The Stupid - It Burns!
Replies: 1528
Views: 141542

Re: The Stupid - It Burns!

The explanation of the video sounds like a Google translation from the Chinese. Did the wife have a miscarriage? Was it because of the crash? Sounds to me like there was definitely a problem.
by Fortinbras
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Trump’s foreign policy has devolved into chaos
Replies: 310
Views: 30808

Re: Trump’s foreign policy has devolved into chaos

A very neglected element of foreign policy has been improving life in South America. Those many thousands of "illegals" coming to our borders are coming even though they know in advance that they will be thrown into detention centers and their children will be put in cages, and yet they co...
by Fortinbras
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5650
Views: 415148

Re: Rest in Peace

Beth Chapman, wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter", at age 51.
by Fortinbras
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Diabetes - lets talk
Replies: 47
Views: 6410

Re: Diabetes-lets talk

It's worth remembering that, before insulin was marketed as the treatment in 1922, the best medical regimen for diabetes was an Extremely Low-Carb diet. Yes, it forbids a lot of your favorites, altho - depending on the severity of your diabetes and how conscientious you have been about avoiding carb...
by Fortinbras
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Newtown Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 378
Views: 52186

Re: Newtown Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory

In the space of one day, the Sandy Hook parents (primarily Pozner) have beaten the author of a book and scored significant points against Jones and his lawyers: https://www.npr.org/2019/06/18/733880866/sandy-hook-victims-father-wins-defamation-suit-alex-jones-sanctioned Sandy Hook Victim's Father Wi...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Alex Jones
Replies: 745
Views: 76795

Re: Alex Jones

I suspect -- well, I think it's entirely reasonable to suppose -- that Jones and his lawyers were watching the Fetzer case and Fetzer's loss is causing serious strategy re-thinking.
by Fortinbras
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Alex Jones
Replies: 745
Views: 76795

Re: Alex Jones

Not Alex Jones directly but a judge has issued a judgment in favor of a Sandy Hook parent against Fetzer, the author of "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook": https://nypost.com/2019/06/18/dad-of-sandy-hook-victim-wins-suit-against-conspiracy-theorists/ Dad of Sandy Hook victim wins suit against con...
by Fortinbras
Tue May 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5650
Views: 415148

Re: Rest in Peace

Thomas Silverstein, a multiple murderer and sometime member of the Aryan Brotherhood, distinguished for being kept in solitary for more than 30 years, from complications following heart surgery at age 67. Why'd they bother with heart surgery when he was serving 3 life sentences?! https://www.westwor...
by Fortinbras
Sat May 25, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Commission to Declare President Incapacitated Re 25th Amendment
Replies: 550
Views: 43355

Re: Resolution of Inquiry Re Impeachment; Commission to Declare President Incapacitated Re 25th Amendment

A contempt vote could lead to impeachment. The President does have the power to pardon for contempt of court -- Ex parte Grossman (1925) 267 US 87, 45 S.Ct 332, 69 L.Ed 527, 38 ALR 131 -- and there is no good reason why this power does not equally extend to contempt of Congress. But, in the instance...
by Fortinbras
Wed May 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Senate/House Judiciary: AG William Barr Contempt of Congress Hearing - 5/8/19; Mueller Report
Replies: 176
Views: 12383

Re: Senate/House Judiciary: AG William Barr Contempt of Congress Hearing - 5/8/19; Mueller Report

Yes the House could charge the various Trump mobsters with contempt. As show in the recent Arpaio instance, the President can pardon from contempt sentences. However, as shown by the Founding Fathers in the Virginia Convention to ratify the Constitution, 18 June 1788, if the President pardons his as...
by Fortinbras
Wed May 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Issues 2020: Reproductive Rights
Replies: 57
Views: 4400

Re: Issues 2020: Reproductive Rights

I am emotionally damaged from having two surgeries with hospitalizations, neither of which were related to pregnancy, both of which were considered necessary, and yet both so painful and traumatic that I have often regretted both of them. I imagine there are women who inwardly regret having at least...
by Fortinbras
Sat May 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Anti-Abortion Pro-Life
Replies: 102
Views: 9126

Re: Anti-Abortion Pro-Life

If the Justices overturn Roe v. Wade, it may take more than voting in a whole new Congress to fix things. If the Supreme Court says that abortion is illegal under the Constitution then it is very probable that nothing short of a Constitutional Amendment may bring it back. And the chances of an Abort...
by Fortinbras
Sat May 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Anti-Abortion Pro-Life
Replies: 102
Views: 9126

Re: Anti-Abortion Pro-Life

I think we should see through the deception: Georgia, Alabama, and the other Wire-Hanger States do not intend or plan to spend a dime or lift a finger to investigate or prosecute some woman or doctor. They really expect and intend that their new anti-abortion laws will be challenged in court before ...
by Fortinbras
Tue May 14, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: The Complete List of Democrats Running in 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 10034

Re: The Complete List of Democrats Running in 2020

It turns out that Super Tuesday - simultaneous primaries in 14 states - is scheduled for March 3rd 2020, only a week or two after a couple of isolated primaries. I fully expect a bunch of the current candidates to drop out by or immediately after Super Tuesday. Then we should be down to only four or...
by Fortinbras
Tue May 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Roe v. Wade
Replies: 54
Views: 4409

Re: Roe v. Wade

As the court of last resort, the Supreme Court is not bound by stare decisis, but may overturn its previous holdings if it realizes that an error was made.
by Fortinbras
Thu May 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Arpaio (et al.) criminal contempt case
Replies: 819
Views: 86080

Re: Arpaio (et al.) criminal contempt case

Altho the President may pardon criminals, if he pardons those involved in crimes which the President himself "advised", this would be grounds for impeachment. And we have this from the Founding Fathers in the 1788 Virginia Convention to ratify the US Constitution: https://babel.hathitrust....

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