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by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering
Replies: 1598
Views: 87769

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

Stone's commutation may be constitutional but it has its curiosities. In Stone's case, Trump nullified Stone's prison sentence AND the very substantial fines that were part of the sentence. In previous commutations, such as Scooter Libby under George W. Bush, only the prison sentence or whatever rem...
by Fortinbras
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General
Replies: 1272
Views: 129130

Re: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General

Confinement is confinement. Probably Florida will credit the time spent in the Hawaii jail as if it were spent serving the Florida sentence.

As was pointed out, ATW is probably going to spend the rest of his life in one or another prison, so the totals are probably irrelevant.
by Fortinbras
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?
Replies: 257
Views: 5335

Re: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?

A real possibility is that schools open - but parents refuse to send their kids.

All those Trumpers bleating for school reopening --- are they sending their kids to school ?? Is Baron Trump going to a reopened school?
by Fortinbras
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Birther Cast & Crew
Topic: The Many Conspiracies Of Kerry Swift-Boater Jerome Corsi
Replies: 1189
Views: 97615

Re: The Many Conspiracies Of Kerry Swift-Boater Jerome Corsi

"GOAL: OCCUPY ATLANTA"

WTF? Even Sherman's army couldn't occupy Atlanta. By my calculation every SUV east of the Mississippi would have to be involved, and loaded with would-be occupation troops to even come close to this goal. Not thousands but more than a million would be needed.
by Fortinbras
Mon May 25, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Republican National Convention 2020 Charlotte NC / Jacksonville FL
Replies: 358
Views: 12685

Re: Republican National Convention 2020 Charlotte NC

It turns out very few cities are hoping to host the RNC. Especially during a contagion, especially on short notice, especially because there is no competition for the nomination (that boosts the number of attendees and hangers-on, and the local advertising for candidates). I'll bet I'm not the only ...
by Fortinbras
Mon May 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Republican National Convention 2020 Charlotte NC / Jacksonville FL
Replies: 358
Views: 12685

Re: Republican National Convention 2020 Charlotte NC

Wherever the Republican Convention is held, I'd very much like to see the contagion stats on delegates and locals for the month following the convention.

By the way, does anyone have news on the Democratic Convention? Is it going to be one big Zoom?
by Fortinbras
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Corona Virus Whackadoodles, Whackjobs and Conspiracy Theories (other than from the White House)
Replies: 618
Views: 27361

Re: Corona Virus Whackadoodles, Whackjobs and Conspiracy Theories (other than from the White House)

I don't think this is a whackjob theory, but - today being Good Friday 2020 - I expect a surge in virus cases soon after this weekend from people who insisted on going to church services confident that the natural cautions of contagion were somehow exempted in a house of worship.
by Fortinbras
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: All the President's pardons
Replies: 208
Views: 16626

Re: All the President's pardons

It may be significant that 'Blogo's' clemency was a commutation rather than a pardon. It means that the former Democratic governor gets out of prison but it does not restore his right to vote or his right to own a gun or some other rights and privileged.
by Fortinbras
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Media & Social Media
Topic: Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer
Replies: 64
Views: 3807

Re: Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

I must reconsider my long-held atheistic opinions.
by Fortinbras
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Walter Fitzpatrick
Replies: 10940
Views: 595680

Re: Walter Fitzpatrick

You're not likely to see legislation specifying how Grand Juries are organized because Grand Juries are creations of the Judicial Branch, not of the Legislative Branch. More likely the court system, under the supervision of the State Supreme Court, will work up rules of court that cover this topic.
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President* Trump - *Impeached
Replies: 16084
Views: 856983

Re: President* Trump - *Impeached

On a less entertaining note: I have been edgy because the entire impeachment focuses on the phone call to the Ukrainian president in July 2019. Nothing about abandoning the Kurds, about violating the War Powers Act, about violating the Geneva Conventions, about failing to rehab Puerto Rico, about th...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5483
Views: 379139

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: 1088
Views: 90526

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: 323
Views: 31478

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: 736
Views: 68839

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: 208
Views: 16626

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: 1272
Views: 129130

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: 208
Views: 16626

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: 9264
Views: 490538

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: 3507
Views: 212252

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: 61
Views: 5242

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: 61
Views: 5242

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: 57
Views: 6422

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: 5055
Views: 362029

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: 351
Views: 40042

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 ...

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