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by fierceredpanda
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Deaths by Stoopid
Replies: 77
Views: 1868

Re: Coronavirus: Deaths by Stoopid

That mother needs to be prosecuted. If that isn't the very definition of reckless homicide, I don't know what is.
by fierceredpanda
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering
Replies: 1481
Views: 81714

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

Stone is at greater risk to getting HIV in prison. Could we not with the prison rape jokes, please? I've become more sensitive to it since I started practicing defense law, but it's not funny at all. Thanks. I should have been a little clearer. It's not a prison rape joke. There is evidence that Ro...
by fierceredpanda
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: USA v Roger J. Stone, Jr., USDC-DC, Obstruction, False Statements, Witness Tampering
Replies: 1481
Views: 81714

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

Chilidog wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:00 pm
Stone is at greater risk to getting HIV in prison.
Could we not with the prison rape jokes, please? I've become more sensitive to it since I started practicing defense law, but it's not funny at all. Thanks.
by fierceredpanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…
Replies: 127
Views: 5849

Re: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…

Well yes. More generally, some sort of constitutionally-defined check and balance for the president. How can it make sense for the president to have the power to fire Inspectors General who have the duty to report on malfeasance in office of other presidential appointees? Because Scalia's dissent i...
by fierceredpanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…
Replies: 127
Views: 5849

Re: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…

I could envisage this being included in a post-2020 federal elections law along with redistricting by impartial expert groups, guarantees against voter suppression etc. All of which would promptly be struck down by the Roberts Supreme Court. They've already gutted the Voting Rights Act, so if you t...
by fierceredpanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…
Replies: 127
Views: 5849

Re: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…

A background check for federal officials would be unconstitutional (for being extraconstitutional). See, e.g., Calfornia's attempt to require presidential candidates to submit their tax returns. This. Also, giving the Executive Branch of the United States Government the final say (via clearance aut...
by fierceredpanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Trump-Pence 2020
Replies: 560
Views: 30740

Re: Trump-Pence 2020

Blergh that there are ardent Trump supporters among the Secret Service. Eh, Secret Service has a history of right-wing political tendencies, same as a lot of other federal law enforcement entities ( *cough* FBI * cough* ). Dan Bongino was a USSS agent before becoming a crazy Fox commentator, and I'...
by fierceredpanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…
Replies: 127
Views: 5849

Re: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…

What you are basically trying to do is to protect the electorate from its own stupidity. That is not possible. Efforts should focus on the ways in which bad-faith efforts by the executive branch can subvert the Constitution. Getting both houses involved in appointments complicates matters in ways t...
by fierceredpanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Phones. Whatcha got?
Replies: 302
Views: 32983

Re: Phones. Whatcha got?

Yeah.. the password for the iPhone account. I use it so seldom that I keep forgetting the password. At least the password recovery works. Apple finally came out with a decent phone at a halfway sane price with the SE. My AppleID is easy to remember, because I'm a fully-converted Apple user, meaning...
by fierceredpanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Trump-Pence 2020
Replies: 560
Views: 30740

Re: Trump-Pence 2020

Given the problems with Pence's scheduled trip because of USSS agents testing positive for COVID, it's going to be very interesting to see how the logistics of Trump attempting to campaign will even work. This much is certain: I'm sure the average Secret Service agent attached to the Biden detail wi...
by fierceredpanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…
Replies: 127
Views: 5849

Re: When Trump loses 2020 and refuses to accept the results…

Whatever does happen, in particular if Biden wins and there is a substantial increase in Democrats in both houses, I foresee a number of changes to the law or even the constitution such that a number of presidential appointments become subject to the approval of both houses. I absolutely agree that...
by fierceredpanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Phones. Whatcha got?
Replies: 302
Views: 32983

Re: Phones. Whatcha got?

I'm terrible at upgrading, and Mrs. FRP isn't much better, but her iPhone 6 and my extremely ancient iPhone 5c both retired yesterday to make way for two iPhone SEs. In light of the fact that hers is red, it has already been dubbed "The Batphone." The dreaded "reinstall apps and try to remember pass...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: New York Court blocks publication of Mary Trump's Tell-All Book
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: New York Court blocks publication of Mary Trump's Tell-All Book

Good. It's high time courts started viewing these ridiculous NDAs that last forever with more skepticism.
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: The Lincoln Project
Replies: 189
Views: 6566

Re: The Lincoln Project

Wait, is Parscale admitting he's blown through six hundred and fifty million dollars, and the result of that spending spree is that Trump is now down by double digits or very nearly double digits in literally every poll? Because that's how I read that tweet.

It's like the man wants to be fired.
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: U.S. Senate Elections
Topic: Alabama US Senate 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 3591

Re: Alabama US Senate 2020

Jeff Sessions probably called in a favor with some good ol' boys to have themselves a bus barbecue.
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Military
Topic: Russia paying bounties on US deaths
Replies: 124
Views: 3279

Re: Russia paying bounties on US deaths

Forget the pee tape. I've had the same hunch about this since 2015: it's the money. Not only is Trump leveraged up to his eyeballs in debt from all over the place, but remember Don Jr.'s remark ages ago about "we get all the money we need from Russia"? A whole lot of his condo units get sold for sus...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 1226
Views: 97616

Re: Russia

It's no wonder the GOP is so enthralled with Putin. He uses the same tactics. He bought his way by increasing pensions. Kind of like the GOP has all their pet welfare programs - tax cuts for the uber wealthy and the revolving door of farm subsidies and bailouts. Not to mention forging the same unho...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: 2020 GOP Rattled by Trump
Replies: 765
Views: 58422

Re: 2020 GOP Rattled by Trump

Some of the GOP incubents are losing their primaries to Q nuts. Yup. That seat in Western CO instantly went from Likely R to Lean R last night. And Trump is congratulating the winner (a QAnon nutter), hoping no one remembers he endorsed the loser - who also happened to be Trump's Colorado co-chair....
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 9820
Views: 513885

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

Also I've read quite a bit about Churchill and while I cant deny his achievements I don't care for the man at all these days I agree with you about Trump, and I sort of share your general distaste for Churchill. But he was unquestionably the right man at the right moment in history. I'm willing to ...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Trump-Pence 2020
Replies: 560
Views: 30740

Re: Trump-Pence 2020

The remarkable thing is that the Trump 2020 campaign had heretofore been a fundraising powerhouse. A lot of my friends who do consulting on the Democratic side professionally (as opposed to my dabbling in it) were quite worried about it last year. They're not nearly as worried now, on account of how...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Military
Topic: Russia paying bounties on US deaths
Replies: 124
Views: 3279

Re: Russia paying bounties on US deaths

A friend of mine (who also happens to be a former National Guard JAG captain) pointed out to me yesterday that Trump was supposedly briefed on the bounties on 2/27, and there was a White House announcement on 2/29 that all of our troops in Afghanistan were going to be pulled out. I haven't had time ...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: 2020 GOP Rattled by Trump
Replies: 765
Views: 58422

Re: 2020 GOP Rattled by Trump

Conversely, remember Trump is too much of a coward to resign directly. Remember Cohen said Trump worked by "signals." What I actually think is happening is that Trump is trying to make Pense and the cabinet 25th amendment him out, because then he can sit back and pretend to himself that he could TO...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: U.S. Senate Elections
Topic: Kentucky US Senate 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 3634

Re: Kentucky US Senate 2020

Bernie and AOC endorsing a candidate in a KY Senate race probably hurts that candidate in the general more than it helps in the primary. If Booker had won, Mitch would be on easy street scaring the ever-loving shit out of white moderates about how the commies are coming for their bank accounts. Good...
by fierceredpanda
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: It's inside the White House
Replies: 191
Views: 6709

Re: Coronavirus: It's inside the White House

One of my wishes is that the vice presidency has killed any and all hope for Pence's political aspirations. I tend to think his future aspirations are going the way of another former Indiana darling of the Christian Right. Being on the ticket that gets defeated in a re-elect tends to sink veeps. In...

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