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  • Jan 19, 2021 07:48 AM
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    Good article in the New York Times this morning. Mark Finchem is described as the craziest of the people mentioned.

    The most outrageous G.O.P. choice may be Arizona’s Mark Finchem. Mr. Finchem has in the past identified as a member of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group, and he spoke at a QAnon convention last year. He was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, although he denies being within about 500 yards of the building. As a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, he introduced a resolution this year to decertify the 2020 election in multiple counties, and was a sponsor of a bill to empower the Republican-led Legislature to overturn election results.

    Mr. Finchem wants to ban early voting and put limits on mail-in voting. In April, he filed a federal lawsuit, backed by Mr. Lindell, to block the use of electronic vote-counting machines in Arizona in the midterms. (It was dismissed.)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/23/opinion/trump-big-lie-elections.html

  • Jun 10, 2022 08:52 AM
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    The Washington Post published more details on all the legal troubles Trump is facing:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/21/trump-new-york-lawsuit-takeaways/

  • Aug 11, 2022 12:27 PM
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    The 300,000 number just jumped to 1,000,000. Students are being pulled from class, and workers are being pulled from their jobs.

    Heather had a few comments about the situation:

    https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/september-22-2022

  • Jun 10, 2022 08:52 AM
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    Dutch:

    The charges by Letitia James could well be the end of the Trump organization.

    The charges were filed against Trump, his 3 adult children, Alan Weissenberg, and one other individual.

    One example of the fraud involved is Mar-a-Lago itself.

    It has an estimated value of $75 million, but Trump said it is worth $73,000,000.

    Another example is the Trump Tower penthouse, which he said is three times large than it actually is.

    The fine is on the order of $250 million. If it sticks, there aren't any banks that will support him. With a debt of $1 billion, his loans will be called in, and properties will need to be sold.

    This is a civil case, but the criminal case against him (on the same charge) is still ongoing by the District Attorney.

  • Dec 21, 2011 09:04 AM
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    Lindsay Graham just introduced a national ban on abortion. Since the bill has zero chance of getting passed in either the House of the Senate, all he really accomplished is convincing even more people NOT to vote for the Republicans in November. The last sentence from my previous post still applies.

    As Heather Cox Richardson noted last night, Texas will not be publishing maternal death data until AFTER the mid-terms, which means that it very likely is not good news, since their restrictions on abortions have brought us back to those golden days of yesteryear, where women died from unsafe abortions.

  • Sep 06, 2022 11:20 AM
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    The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is an American conservative and libertarian legal organization that advocates for a textualist and originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.[4][5][6] Headquartered in Washington, D.C., it has chapters at more than 200 American law schools and features student, lawyer, and faculty divisions. The lawyers division comprises more than 70,000 practicing attorneys (organized as "lawyers chapters" and "practice groups" within the division) in ninety cities.[1] Through speaking events, lectures, and other activities, it provides a forum for legal experts of opposing views to interact with members of the legal profession, the judiciary, and the legal academy.[7] It is one of the most influential legal organizations in the United States.[8][9]

    The Society was founded in 1982 by a group of students from the Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, and the University of Chicago Law School who wanted to challenge liberal or left-wing ideology within elite American law schools and universities. The organization's stated objectives are "checking federal power, protecting individual liberty and interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning",[1] and it plays a central role in networking and mentoring young conservative lawyers.[5] According to Amanda Hollis-Brusky, the Federalist Society "has evolved into the de facto gatekeeper for right-of-center lawyers aspiring to government jobs and federal judgeships under Republican presidents."[8] It vetted President Donald Trump's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees and, as of March 2020, 43 out of 51 of Trump's appellate court nominees were current or former members of the society.[10]

    In January 2019, The Washington Post Magazine wrote that the Federalist Society had reached an "unprecedented peak of power and influence." Of the current nine members of the Supreme Court of the United States, six are current or former members of the organization (Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, and Amy Coney Barrett).[1][11] Politico wrote that the Federalist Society "has become one of the most influential legal organizations in history—not only shaping law students' thinking but changing American society itself by deliberately, diligently shifting the country's judiciary to the right.

    The judge in Florida who just approved the appointment of a special master was nominated b Trump and approved AFTER he lost the election.

    Most legal experts agree that her ruling makes absolutely no sense, but it hands Trump a partial victory, and delays the criminal investigation a little bit longee.

    At least some of our federal judges approved by the Federalist Society have been deemed "not qualified" by The American Bar association.

    The last presidential administration to do this was under George W. Bush. Out of 264 Trump nominees, the ABA rated 187 as “well-qualified,” 67 as “qualified,” and 10 as “not qualified.” Since 1989, 22 judicial nominees have been rated by the ABA as “not qualified,” and the Senate confirmed 15 of those nominees.

  • Aug 31, 2021 10:45 PM
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    It looks like Hell has frozen over.

    Laura Ingraham, who is one of the wackier FOX talking heads, recently turned on Trump.

    Conservative media commentator Ann Coulter, once a fan of former Republican president Donald Trump and now a harsh critic, took another swipe at him this week.

    In a podcast, she said, “You don’t need to suck up to Trump any more, conservative talk radio hosts, talk TV hosts, Republicans running for office. He’s done. He’s over.”

    In a tweet linking to the podcast, she also told followers, “Conservative media is lying to you about Trump’s popularity.”

    Coulter made similar points in a January column in which she declared, “No one wants Trump. He’s fading faster than Sarah Palin did — and she was second place on a losing presidential ticket.”

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/09/01/nation/once-fan-ann-coulter-takes-another-swipe-trump/

  • Oct 30, 2018 11:45 AM
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    Bill Haley gets the nod here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjrlpEPKCpY

  • Jun 10, 2022 08:52 AM
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    Trump is using the raid on Mar-A-Lago to raise money.

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    Friend,

    These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, was raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.

    Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before, and it’s important that you know that it wasn’t just my home that was violated - it was the home of every patriotic American who I have been fighting for since that iconic moment I came down the Golden Escalators in 2015.

    I stood up to the Radical Left’s corruption. I restored power to the people and truly delivered for our Country like we have never seen before. The establishment hated it.

    Now, as they watch my endorsed candidates win big victories and see my dominance in all polls, they are trying to stop the Republican Party and me once more. The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Hunt, must be exposed and stopped.

    As long as I have your support, I will continue to fight for the Great American People. I need every single red-blooded American Patriot to step up during this time.

    Please rush in a donation IMMEDIATELY to publicly stand with me against this NEVERENDING WITCH HUNT. >>
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    American Defenders - JOIN THEM >>>


    Thank you,

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    45th President of the United States

  • Dec 05, 2020 11:03 AM
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    While Trump was in New York testifying in the tax fraud case being pursued by Letitia James, the FBI raided his home at Mar-A-Lago, in search of some classified documents that may still be there. Ironically, the date of the raid is exactly 48 years to the day than Nixon resigned in 1974.

    According to Rachel Maddow, violation of the Presidential Records act, a violation is a felony, and makes the violator ineligible for public office. Some of the documents sought are so highly classified that even listing them on an inventory is also classified

    We now have all seen pictures of shreds of paper in the toilet used by Trump, and he allegedly even ate a few as well.

    Former Attorney General Eric Holder predicts that the case in Georgia being conducted by Fanni Will issue an indictment later this year, and the Department of Justice will file theirs in early 2023.