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by N.E. Brigand
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1229
Views: 347580

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Donald Trump tells Yahoo News that he never called for Assange's assassination.

Given that most of what Trump says is a lie, that suggests the story is true.
by N.E. Brigand
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1229
Views: 347580

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Yahoo has published a story about how the Trump administration devised plots against Julian Assange that apparently went nowhere, including the claim the CIA in 2017-18 sketched out some plans to kidnap or kill Assange, possibly in response to President Trump specifically asking in a meeting for fo...
by N.E. Brigand
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2364
Views: 178755

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

At a rally last night, Donald Trump said that as president, he called Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp, and asked him to call a special election, apprently to overturn the November election (it wasn't clear when exactly this happened). A president pressuring a governor to hold an election could be a c...
by N.E. Brigand
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1229
Views: 347580

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Yahoo has published a story about how the Trump administration devised plots against Julian Assange that apparently went nowhere, including the claim the CIA in 2017-18 sketched out some plans to kidnap or kill Assange, possibly in response to President Trump specifically asking in a meeting for for...
by N.E. Brigand
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 803
Views: 76468

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

From today's New York Times : "Ms. Sinema of Arizona has privately told colleagues she will not accept any corporate or income tax rate increases." If that were true, I would take it as evidence suggesting that Senator Sinema was being bribed. Because in 2017, she voted against the Trump t...
by N.E. Brigand
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections
Replies: 127
Views: 13084

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections

At a rally in Georgia last night, former president Donald Trump told a crowd of about 9,000 Georgians that they might be better off with Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, as their governor than with their current Republican governor Brian Kemp. (He was doing this to encourage the crowd to support his choic...
by N.E. Brigand
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2364
Views: 178755

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

In response to certain claims made today by the Cyber Ninjas, Maricopa Co. posted some useful information about common election misunderstandings.
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1229
Views: 347580

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

A New York state judge has ordered the Trump Organization to produce documents that were subpoenaed by the N.Y. Attorney General's office, and says that if the Trump Org. doesn't comply in a timely manner, arrangements will be made to give an outside firm access to Trump Org. files to find those doc...
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 803
Views: 76468

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I think it's worth noting because it shows that Republicans have no actual objection to changing the size of the Supreme Court.
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 803
Views: 76468

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Mitch McConnell today suggested that if Republicans retake the Senate in 2022 and there is subsequently a vacancy in the Supreme Court, they will leave the seat vacant rather than vote on Joe Biden's nominee to fill it.
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2364
Views: 178755

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

I would add that there's no reason we should trust these results, because there's no way to be sure this was ever a real audit in the first place. (And even while conceding that Arizona's count was correct, the auditors are apparently still trying to undermine confidence in U.S. elections by claimin...
by N.E. Brigand
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2364
Views: 178755

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Five months ago, the Republican legislature in Arizona authorized a so-called "audit" of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County, conducted by a firm with no election audit experience called Cyber Ninjas, which is owned by a Q-Anon conspiracy theorist. Because of tampering by the Cybe...
by N.E. Brigand
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 803
Views: 76468

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Ambassador Daniel Foote, the U.S. Special Envoy to Haiti, has resigned, effectively immediately, to protest what he describes in his resignation letter as the Biden administration's "inhumane, counterproductive" policy of deporting thousands of Haitian refugees back to that country. ... W...
by N.E. Brigand
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 803
Views: 76468

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Business Insider reports on emails from Hunter Biden (and not from the infamous laptop of disputed provenance) indicating that in 2015, while his father was Vice President, he claimed that for an annual retainer of $2 million, he could get the U.S. government to release frozen money belonging to th...
by N.E. Brigand
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 803
Views: 76468

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Ambassador Daniel Foote, the U.S. Special Envoy to Haiti, has resigned, effectively immediately, to protest what he describes in his resignation letter as the Biden administration's "inhumane, counterproductive" policy of deporting thousands of Haitian refugees back to that country. Foote ...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2364
Views: 178755

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

There have been two major stories this week about the 2020 election: 1. The December memo in which one of Donald Trump's lawyers, John Eastman, a well-respected conservative, laid out plans for Trump to overturn the election. It all hinged on Mike Pence declaring that certain states' electors were i...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2892
Views: 855929

Re: Nature Pics

The last time we were up in Rocky Mountain National Park, we took a walk around a small lake way up at about 9000 feet, and it was such a surreal experience. Something was going wrong in my brain at that altitude, and as we walked around on the small hiking trail, everything felt a bit wobbly and u...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 803
Views: 76468

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I like this analogy about how Republicans and Democrats generally respond to the debt ceiling.
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 803
Views: 76468

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

If the filibuster is gone, it will be easier for Democrats to pass laws preventing gerrymandering.

And I'm OK with the filibuster being gone, because right now, both parties use it as an excuse to do as little as possible.
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 803
Views: 76468

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Alternately, Bill Clinton has argued that the debt ceiling violates the 14th amendment and that a President can unilaterally suspend it on those grounds. Or bring back the "Gephardt Rule," which was in place from 1979 to 1995 and "deemed the debt ceiling raised when a budget was passe...