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by N.E. Brigand
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 1017
Views: 161065

Re: Impeachment

Lev Parnas was sentenced to 20 months in prison today.
by N.E. Brigand
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

I'm trying to imagine what it would have been like if the Secret Service hadn't stopped President Trump from traveling to the Capitol.

If he were right there with the mob trying to storm the building, would there have been a battle between the Capitol Police and the Secret Service?
by N.E. Brigand
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 317
Views: 31178

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

According to a new report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , the former football player Herschel Walker, who is the Republican candidate challenging Sen. Raphael Warnock in Georgia, claimed in speeches in 2017-2019 that he had been an "FBI agent" and "worked in law enforcement, so...
by N.E. Brigand
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 317
Views: 31178

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

Is Cerin going to be expected top provide citations for everything she says? I don't see any other posters here being held to that standard, and I know I haven't been. If we want to hear opinions other than our own, shouting "prove it!" every time someone says something you disagree with ...
by N.E. Brigand
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

The purpose of the select committee is not to prosecute anyone; it is to get to the truth of what happened. I think they are doing an admirable job. Particularly Liz Cheney, who is certainly not someone that I ever thought I would admire. A key moment late in the (fictional but generally fact-based...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1040
Views: 301087

Re: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?

For reference, here's a HOF post about Todd Akin's loss in 2012.
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

So, speaking only for my self, it doesn't bother me because it is not true. If two of McCarthy's choices were disallowed, then what I said is true -- he wasn't allowed to choose the Republicans for the panel. The fact that you approve of the denial of two of his choices is a separate matter. Is it ...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1040
Views: 301087

Re: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?

I looked up what would be needed to get a new state law or a state constitutional amendment protecting the right to abortion in Ohio on the November ballot. There isn't time, unfortunately. You first need to submit 1,000 signatures and the proposed text of the Amendment to the Secretary of State, wh...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 317
Views: 31178

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

A new NPR-Marist poll finds that Democrats hold a 48%-41% lead nationally on House races this fall. Even if the poll is correct, it doesn't mean Democrats are likely to hold the House, because the national figure is offset by Republican structural advantages in districting (rather like Al Gore and ...
by N.E. Brigand
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

NBC reporter: https://twitter.com/PeterAlexander/status/1541910389289635841 However, (1) that doesn't exactly contradict what Hutchinson said today, and (2) it was reported today that Engel already testified to the Committee. Her testimony was that after they all returned to the White House, Tony Or...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

From some video played in today's hearing: Rep. Liz Cheney: "General Flynn, do you believe the violence on January 6th was justified?" A one minute 36 second delay followed in which Flynn consulted with his attorney. Flynn's attorney: "Is that a moral question or a legal question?&quo...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

I pretty much consider things said at MSNBC to be roughly as reliable as things said at NewsMax. Interesting. From the few snippets I've seen of Newmax, I don't think the two networks are much alike, but tastes differ. MSNBC is heavy on opinion, but not more so than Fox News and not much more than ...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

You mean because his attempt to strangle his secret service agent in "the Beast". I hadn't even gotten that far yet when I posted! (I just thought the bombshell testimony about weapons meant that Trump really did want to kill Mike Pence. ) Not that it means much, but an MSNBC anchor seems...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1040
Views: 301087

Re: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?

A report in the Dayton Daily News about challenges women are facing here now that Ohio has banned all abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy includes this quote: "Today we saw a patient in Dayton who has cancer. Her doctors told her she would have to terminate before she received chemothe...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120212

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Maybe we should set some definitions, because I'm not sure what, in any practical way, a closed border would look like. No one that I know of is talking about a 'closed' border. This discussion started with Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, saying that dozens of illegal immigrants died in a truck...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

A law professor who testified on Donald Trump's behalf in the first House impeachment hearings thinks he's identified the real problem:

by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

You mean because his attempt to strangle his secret service agent in "the Beast". I hadn't even gotten that far yet when I posted! (I just thought the bombshell testimony about weapons meant that Trump really did want to kill Mike Pence.) So he grabbed the steering wheel to try to get his...
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 376
Views: 103208

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

Texas's Attorney General, Ken Paxton, today called for the Supreme Court to overturn Lawrence v. Texas, the 1993 decision that struck down laws banning gay sex.

Clarence Thomas had urged the Court to reconsider that decision in his concurrence last week striking down Roe.
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:34 pm Holy fucking shit.

And it still won't matter.
Or maybe Donald Trump will be charged with attempted murder.

It's weird that it could go either way!
by N.E. Brigand
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2932
Views: 261193

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

The Proud Boys apparently made a video they could use later to claim the January 6th attack wasn't pre-planned. At least, that's how I read this Times artice: Proud Boys Ignored Orders Given at Pre-Jan. 6 Meeting "'We’re never going to be the ones to cross the police barrier or cross something...