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Postby UK » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:04 am

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His lawyer is what Chuck Todd and Donald Trump's kid would look like if they had a kid.

https://www.scaringilaw.com/attorneys/m ... ingi-esq-/
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UK wrote:
Banedon wrote:Thread



His lawyer is what Chuck Todd and Donald Trump's kid would look like if they had a kid.

https://www.scaringilaw.com/attorneys/m ... ingi-esq-/


Seems to be the Four Seasons Total Landscaping of the legal world.
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Postby Thurman Merman » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:16 pm

https://time.com/5888024/50-trillion-income-inequality-america/
I really wish the biden administration would recognize and actually do something about this.
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Postby CubinNY » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:21 pm

Thurman Merman wrote:https://time.com/5888024/50-trillion-income-inequality-america/
I really wish the biden administration would recognize and actually do something about this.

They already know it and will do absolutely nothing about it. White voters will make sure of thåt. White people and the GOP are in an abusive relationship that seems to get stronger every year.
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Postby gflore34 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:17 pm

CubinNY wrote:
Thurman Merman wrote:https://time.com/5888024/50-trillion-income-inequality-america/
I really wish the biden administration would recognize and actually do something about this.

They already know it and will do absolutely nothing about it. White voters will make sure of thåt. White people and the GOP are in an abusive relationship that seems to get stronger every year.


The lobbies play an enormous role in facilitating the wealth gap, a reformation of the lobby mechanism would go a long way towards addressing this issue.
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Postby CubinNY » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:40 pm

gflore34 wrote:
CubinNY wrote:
Thurman Merman wrote:https://time.com/5888024/50-trillion-income-inequality-america/
I really wish the biden administration would recognize and actually do something about this.

They already know it and will do absolutely nothing about it. White voters will make sure of thåt. White people and the GOP are in an abusive relationship that seems to get stronger every year.


The lobbies play an enormous role in facilitating the wealth gap, a reformation of the lobby mechanism would go a long way towards addressing this issue.

Yes, radical campaign finance reform and lobbying laws would help immensely. The SCOTUS would likely knock it all out, but at least the law might stand for a while.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:41 pm

Thurman Merman wrote:https://time.com/5888024/50-trillion-income-inequality-america/
I really wish the biden administration would recognize and actually do something about this.

Unfortunately, since, it took 40 years to erode the middle class, I figure it will take at least 20-30 years to build it back up. And it's a really tough, esoteric discussion to have and actually prove to the average voter.

It's wild that the goddman prime aged median earner is a mere 50k.
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Postby Soul » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:02 pm

CubinNY wrote:
gflore34 wrote:
CubinNY wrote:They already know it and will do absolutely nothing about it. White voters will make sure of thåt. White people and the GOP are in an abusive relationship that seems to get stronger every year.


The lobbies play an enormous role in facilitating the wealth gap, a reformation of the lobby mechanism would go a long way towards addressing this issue.

Yes, radical campaign finance reform and lobbying laws would help immensely. The SCOTUS would likely knock it all out, but at least the law might stand for a while.


I think it's probably worse and more wide ranging than this. Mitch's plan was to produce a highly conservative nationwide Federal judiciary, essentially creating a majority proof brick wall to block anything progressive. I'm sure some things can be done but even in the lower courts, I would think it will be relatively easy to get a quick stay on anything earth shattering while it makes its way ultimately to SCOTUS. And there it dies.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:05 pm

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/1147301694952411136


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Postby Banedon » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:09 pm

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This just keeps getting better....

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Postby gflore34 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:16 pm

You'd think, Trump, so obsessed with how people look at him, think of him and how history will judge him. Would realize his current actions of selfishness, pettiness, childishness will not paint a rosy picture of him in the history books, I know it's probably a ploy to keep his base of supporters. But, at what cost? Yes, he's worst President in our history and that won't change but, he keeps making that picture needlessly darker and darker. Would calling him the Jonas Salk of the 21st century please him and make him get out of the way?
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Postby CubinNY » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:24 pm

gflore34 wrote:You'd think, Trump, so obsessed with how people look at him, think of him and how history will judge him. Would realize his current actions of selfishness, pettiness, childishness will not paint a rosy picture of him in the history books, I know it's probably a ploy to keep his base of supporters. But, at what cost? Yes, he's worst President in our history and that won't change but, he keeps making that picture needlessly darker and darker. Would calling him the Jonas Salk of the 21st century please him and make him get out of the way?

He's worried about what is going to happen to him after he's out of office and there is more money to grab from the rubes.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:58 pm

CubinNY wrote:
gflore34 wrote:You'd think, Trump, so obsessed with how people look at him, think of him and how history will judge him. Would realize his current actions of selfishness, pettiness, childishness will not paint a rosy picture of him in the history books, I know it's probably a ploy to keep his base of supporters. But, at what cost? Yes, he's worst President in our history and that won't change but, he keeps making that picture needlessly darker and darker. Would calling him the Jonas Salk of the 21st century please him and make him get out of the way?

He's worried about what is going to happen to him after he's out of office and there is more money to grab from the rubes.



I don't think he's worried about no longer having the legal protections the office brings him, I'm certain he believes he's impervious to legal harm. He's also ignorant enough to believe a pardon is going to insulate him from State crimes or those elsewhere, such as Scotland. Must be about keeping up the hustle.
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Postby UK » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:09 pm

gflore34 wrote:You'd think, Trump, so obsessed with how people look at him, think of him and how history will judge him. Would realize his current actions of selfishness, pettiness, childishness will not paint a rosy picture of him in the history books, I know it's probably a ploy to keep his base of supporters. But, at what cost? Yes, he's worst President in our history and that won't change but, he keeps making that picture needlessly darker and darker. Would calling him the Jonas Salk of the 21st century please him and make him get out of the way?


He's pretty insulated, he's surrounded by enablers both in person and on tv. Also, I doubt he's going to look at history books at all and thinks Jonas Salk is the actor from Superbad.

He's going for as many short-term gains as poss. and not worry beyond 1/20/21.

He wants Biden to fail and if it costs lives to make Biden's transition more difficult... "horsefeathers them, they didn't vote for me anyways".
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Postby gflore34 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:22 pm

UK wrote:
gflore34 wrote:You'd think, Trump, so obsessed with how people look at him, think of him and how history will judge him. Would realize his current actions of selfishness, pettiness, childishness will not paint a rosy picture of him in the history books, I know it's probably a ploy to keep his base of supporters. But, at what cost? Yes, he's worst President in our history and that won't change but, he keeps making that picture needlessly darker and darker. Would calling him the Jonas Salk of the 21st century please him and make him get out of the way?


He's pretty insulated, he's surrounded by enablers both in person and on tv. Also, I doubt he's going to look at history books at all and thinks Jonas Salk is the actor from Superbad.

He's going for as many short-term gains as poss. and not worry beyond 1/20/21.

He wants Biden to fail and if it costs lives to make Biden's transition more difficult... "horsefeathers them, they didn't vote for me anyways".


Unfortunately, a good number of them did.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:32 pm

We all knew he was a scumbag, but...

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Postby The Logan » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:35 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:We all knew he was a scumbag, but...



This would be a major ordeal if a Dem did this and would force anyone who did this in the past out of office, but ho hum, another day another GOP scumbag trying to openly thwart our democracy and getting away with it
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:49 pm

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Postby gflore34 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:33 pm

The Logan wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:We all knew he was a scumbag, but...



This would be a major ordeal if a Dem did this and would force anyone who did this in the past out of office, but ho hum, another day another GOP scumbag trying to openly thwart our democracy and getting away with it



Certainly, wish these SOS's would tell him to go horsefeathers himself.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:16 pm

In unsurprising news:
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Postby NOLA » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:18 pm

gflore34 wrote:
The Logan wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:We all knew he was a scumbag, but...



This would be a major ordeal if a Dem did this and would force anyone who did this in the past out of office, but ho hum, another day another GOP scumbag trying to openly thwart our democracy and getting away with it



Certainly, wish these SOS's would tell him to go horsefeathers himself.

The Republican SOS in Georgia basically has.
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Postby Brian » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:19 pm

Here's a thread updating the currently ongoing hearing in Pennsylvania where Giuliani is appearing
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:24 pm

I have never really had an urge to go to law school, never a desire to become a judge. But if I had one wish right now, it would be to be the judge that listens to today's Rudy argue any case.
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Postby UK » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:28 pm

Some potential good news in more ways than one.



I'm sure some will think about and change their votes..
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