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  • Nov 20, 2020 08:49 AM
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Huffington Post: Roger Stone Calls For Trump To ‘Declare Martial Law’ To Seize Power If He Loses

    From the September 12th HP article:

    "Under martial law and the Insurrection Act, Trump will have “the authority” to arrest Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, “the Clintons” and “anybody else who can be proven to be involved in illegal activity,” Stone said. He also called for the immediate arrest of former defense secretary James Mattis for “sedition,” apparently because he feared Trump was unfit for office, according to Washington Post journalist’s to Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, “Rage.”"

    "In addition, Stone warned, journalist also risk arrest. “If the Daily Beast is involved in provably seditious ... acts” in a new Trump future, their “entire staff can be taken into custody and their office can be shut down.” “They want to play war, this is war,” he added."

    "Stone demanded that “the ballots in Nevada on election night should be seized by federal marshals” and not counted, claiming with absolutely no evidence that “they are completely corrupted.” "

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    I suppose anything is possible for Trump, but his effort to sway the legislators to change the electoral college voters is fast passing. I believe Trump knows he lost, but he is highly vindictive, and so the remaining two months in office will be retribution against his opponents. For what Roger Stone has suggested would require him to impose martial law on some "trumped up" accusation. Look for a "scorched earth" set of policies to hamper Biden's presidency. Then Trump will "hang around" for the next four years seeking the limelight with falsehoods to feed his base. Also, he is likely to register as a candidate for 2024 to give him a legitimate reason to fund raise. If he does call martial law, very few Republicans will push back at him.

    Well, we could always kick Stone out of the country or maybe charge him with treason.

    Just kidding.

    Sort of.

  • Nov 16, 2020 03:24 AM
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    Even pieces of shit like McConnell, McCarthy and Rand Paul would see that as a step too far, imo. We’re he to pull it they would likely invoke the 25th amendment. They are content with the lawsuits and recounts as it gives them cover.
  • Nov 15, 2020 04:15 PM
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    The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that his health may work against him personally. I think that his offspring are poor copies of him much like Falwell, Jr and Franklin Graham. They lack trump’s ability to spew bullshit and be convincing to the base. Trump was a blatant racist while being mentally ill. I doubt the punks are capable of presenting the same image.

    As for the party? It is full blown racist. The current wielders of the levers of power will be under the thumb of Trump and his base until he dies.

  • Nov 11, 2020 11:49 AM
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    OK,

    Thanks to Jared and Dutch.

    1) I am not talking about the result of any SCOTUS case devolving from this election. I am talking about a constitutional convention dissolution. Those who wish to leave may leave. If it is possible to establish contiguous regions then that could be done.

    2) There is no "fixing" anything. The constitution has achieved semi-divine status. Attempts to modify it will fail.

    The combination of extremism, economic insecurity, an utter lack of shared values and complete disagreement as to what being a citizen means just underscores that we are not a society any more. That we fill geographic space means next to nothing. We may point at Biden's vote tally as though it means something. It does not. Barely half of the cast votes have gone to Biden. An enormous amount have gone to Trump. We cannot dismiss that. 40+ years of hateful rhetoric and anti-government (read: anti-American) bleating have created a country that is collapsing. It does not matter how many people cheered Biden. Wait until we see crowds descend on DC for the MAGA march. There are fundamental differences that are no longer reconcilable imo.

    Time for a constitutional convention to blow it up.

  • Nov 11, 2020 11:49 AM
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    I ask a very simple question with potentially complex responses.

    Is it time to break up the United States?

  • Nov 07, 2020 11:29 AM
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    Dutch Wrote:

    Let's hope that he flee's to Mar-a-Lago; the sooner the better, otherwise he will ruin the White House completely; lots of TV's through the windows and artifacts ruined.

    But yeah as I've said that the "weeks" before the inauguration could be very damaging, because there are no solid "rules or laws" with penalties to stop this idiot from doing dangerous things in this period; he still can declare an war and start one. This must indeed be the most stupid country in the world.

    Actually, Dutch, he cannot declare war or start a foreign war. I doubt that he would try an unauthorized use of military force as even the Republicans in congress, gutless turds that they are, would not back such a move and the military would likely convince him otherwise. He can certainly whip up the Trump/Republican base to cause insurrection. Somehow I doubt that will happen because if he does he will go down in history more ignominiously than he would if he simply fades away. His ego is everything.
  • Dec 11, 2009 10:08 AM
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    President Trump’s spiritual adviser is calling for divine intervention in the razor-thin race for the White House, denouncing “demonic confederacies” against him while claiming “God’s decision” has been made.

    Paula White-Cain delivered a fervent prayer Wednesday in Florida backing Trump as Joe Biden pulled ahead in the 2020 presidential election, taking aim at the supposed dark forces trying to steal the election from the commander-in-chief.

    “I hear a sound of victory,” White-Cain said. “The Lord says it is done. The Lord says it is done. For I hear victory, victory, victory, victory in the corridors of heaven, in the corridors of heaven — victory, victory, victory, victory, victory, victory, victory.”

    “For angels are being released right now,” the pastor continued. “Angels are being dispatched right now.”

    White-Cain then briefly spoke in tongues before resuming her prayer in English, claiming “angels have even dispatched from Africa right now,” footage shows. She also claimed “angelic forces” were headed to the US to work on Trump’s behalf.

    “They’re coming here,” a breathless White-Cain continued. “They’re coming here. In the name of Jesus, from South America. They’re coming here, they’re coming here, they’re coming here, they’re coming here, they’re coming here!”

    https://nypost.com/2020/11/05/watch-paula-whites-intense-prayer-for-trump-2020-election-win/

    To call White a piece of crap is to insult crap. Crap can actually serve a purpose as manure for various crops or to form compost.

    When you mix politics and religion you get politics.

  • Nov 01, 2020 10:16 AM
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    Unfortunately, my stupid state of Ohio is leaning to Trump. I live in Trump Humper territory (an all red county in NE Ohio) and in the county seat which is a depressed area there are Trump signs everywhere. There are also far more Biden signs than there were Hillary signs which is a good thing. Mrs. Bird and I voted a couple of weekends ago and we both voted straight Democratic. Unfortunately, the Republican representative, David Joyce, really didn’t have much of an opponent from the Democrats.

    We voted for county commissioners, all Democratic candidates listed, as well as coroner, clerk of courts and so on. The Democratic Party has a long way to go here. It is primarily rural.

  • Aug 04, 2019 11:08 AM
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, the evangelical school co-founded by his father that he led for more than a decade before resigning in August after a series of personal scandals.

    Falwell claims Liberty damaged his reputation, alleging the university accepted without verifying what he called false statements made by a man who had an affair with Falwell’s wife and attempted to extort the couple, according to the complaint.

    Falwell’s departure in August generated shock waves because of his stature in parts of the evangelical world. Liberty has long been a power center for conservative Christians, and Falwell’s endorsement of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 was seen as a pivotal moment for the candidate, one of the earliest signs of support from a prominent evangelical leader.

    Granda, a former pool attendant, alleged he was involved in a nearly seven-year-long affair with the couple in which he had sex with Becki Falwell while Falwell Jr. watched and sometimes recorded. Becki Falwell acknowledged the affair to The Washington Post, but both she and her husband denied that Falwell Jr. was involved.

    Falwell’s 2016 endorsement of Trump came not long after Michael Cohen, who was then Trump’s personal attorney, said he helped the Falwells cover up compromising photos.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/10/29/jerry-falwell-liberty-university-lawsuit/

    I saw that. I was amused. Falwell, Jr is much like Donnie. He has major daddy issues. He went into the family business because he saw an easy opportunity. He stepped all over his johnson (so to speak) and now wants some more of the gravy train hoping that Liberty U will pay him to go away. They deserve each other.
  • Oct 01, 2019 07:36 PM
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    An interesting question. Spin is claiming something says what you want. There may be varying amounts of truth in a spin. Fake News as employed by the asshat-in-chief is much more dangerous. The term itself is an attack on democratic institutions. The whiny little brat that he is understands this and flat out does not care. That many on the right believe his gibberish nonsense underscores the danger to democracy. The unwillingness to actually dig into political issues by far too many allows for charlatans like Trump to surface. Imo, not a single one of the Republican candidates before the 2016 general election would have beaten Hillary. All of them were deeply flawed with minimal nationwide appeal. Trump’s emergence points out the advancement of ignorance in a country with a strong streak of anti-intellectualism combined with rigid belief in untrue civic mythology. The destruction of the media, the press, contributes to this.