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by River
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation
Replies: 85
Views: 443

Re: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation

A part of me thinks Trump believed the presidency would be restored to him at any moment and that he was entitled to everything (no matter that such documents don't belong to him personally but to the American people/the institution of the presidency). I don't buy that highly sensitive material jus...
by River
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation
Replies: 85
Views: 443

Re: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation

Yes, that does punch a hole in the theory that Trump could simply use his authority as POTUS to wish a material into being declassified. Under that theory, Biden, as the current POTUS, could wish the classification back into being and that whole defense of Trump's actions crumbles to the dust it cam...
by River
Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation
Replies: 85
Views: 443

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Yes, well, it's pretty clear that Trump doesn't believe laws actually apply to him in addition to everyone else. It's part of his appeal to his fans, even. They identify with the sentiment and admire that he seems to get away with it. The fact that Trump's power and privilege obviously has some limi...
by River
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation
Replies: 85
Views: 443

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

elengil wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:54 am Did he lose his clearance?
Not sure he had one. Even if he did, he's still not allowed to keep classified documents in his home.
by River
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation
Replies: 85
Views: 443

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

There's speculation brewing that the info was going up for sale. Though let's put that aside for the moment. Trump's just an ordinary citizen now. No security clearance, no title, no Oval Office. An ordinary citizen with a pile of classified material he has no right to have and he's been refusing to...
by River
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump Espionage and Obstruction Investigation
Replies: 85
Views: 443

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Good lord. Is this because asking nicely wasn't working or did they determine there was something rather important/sellable in the stash he ran off with?

Apparently the White House was caught completely off guard by this. Which is actually how it should be.
by River
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1179
Views: 129024

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

That worries me, actually, because this bill hasn't been enacted and if the measures have any impact at all on inflation the effects won't be seen for months. In other words, if people are actually expecting an overnight improvement, they're going to be disappointed.
by River
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1179
Views: 129024

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

It passed.
by River
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: World News Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 132079

Re: World News Thread

RoseMorninStar wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:35 am
River wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:38 pm I have no idea. I've been fighting metaphorical fires on the homefront.
I hope Rosie is doing OK. Or is it still the workplace issue? Not to be nosy.
Both, with a soupcon of other nonsense. I should probably post in the Kvetching thread. I've got a couple juicy ones.
by River
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 1191
Views: 302512

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

To lend support to that theory, apparently the plaintiff's attorneys contacted Jones's legal team after receiving the phone contents and Jones's attorneys did not exert any privilege over the material. I haven't been following this anywhere nearly as closely as some, but I'm getting the feeling that...
by River
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Sad, Sad Day for Star Trek Fans
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Sad, Sad Day for Star Trek Fans

I'm not even a fan and I'm shook up that Uhura's dead. I watched the movies as a kid and was too young to fully grasp the big deal of her being a Black woman in that role. I just liked her because she was a woman, she was obviously doing something important, and she was just...cool.
by River
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: World News Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 132079

Re: World News Thread

I have no idea. I've been fighting metaphorical fires on the homefront.

ETA: Okay, I did some reading. Don't have time to post now but I can summarize very succinctly: :bang:
by River
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1179
Views: 129024

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

The more you think about it, the more confusing it gets. The GOP in the Senate is having a snit because a rather conservative Democrat came to agreement with his own party on passing a piece of legislation the Democrats were planning to move without GOP support. They're complaining they were played ...
by River
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1179
Views: 129024

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I am a lot younger than Biden and you could hear it in my voice for several days when I had COVID. Even after my symptoms had dried up, I didn't quite sound like myself. You'd have to know what I am supposed to sound like to notice, though. Unlike earlier in the infection, when I just sounded like c...
by River
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1123
Views: 308611

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

Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, today said this about the overturning of Roe v. Wade : "Why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions? Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb." Stay...
by River
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 3101
Views: 277250

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

The jury has convicted Bannon on both charges. They deliberated about 3 hours. Really, that was too long. They had to select a fore-person and have lunch. Or so I've heard. I was wondering if there wasn't some mundane procedural stuff, plus chit-chat, ice-breakers, and making sure everyone understa...
by River
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 3101
Views: 277250

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Not sure it's criminal for Trump to make the ask or to be a bully. I don't think it's possible for Vos to grant the request, though.
by River
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 360
Views: 81011

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

Unless there is absolutely no other option to stop the person from actively threatening physical harm, it is never OK for the police to kill. There was a police shooting in my area a few years ago that fit this situation. A domestic dispute two towns and two counties away turned into a kidnapping. ...
by River
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1123
Views: 308611

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

Actually, that Texas case I was referring to was even worse than I stated: Munoz said he faced an awful predicament with a recent patient who had started to miscarry and developed a dangerous womb infection. The fetus still had signs of a heartbeat, so an immediate abortion — the usual standard of c...
by River
Sun Jul 17, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1123
Views: 308611

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

What I'm seeing a lot from conservatives in the past few weeks is the argument that if it saves the mother's life, it's not actually an abortion. They could have found this off-ramp decades ago. I wonder why they're suddenly interested. Is it because of that woman who almost bled to death during an...