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by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2246
Views: 127806

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in New York, based on his pushing of the Big Lie. The risk that respondent will continue to engage in future misconduct while this disciplinary proceeding is pending is further borne out by his past, persistent and pervasive dissemination of these...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5421
Views: 1014532

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

I guess she must be pretty slippery. ;)
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 678
Views: 54607

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

There is a lot of different levels to what was going on. Part of it was very much violence generated by right wing extremist groups like the Boogaloo Bois who were taking advantage of the protests to advance their own agenda. Some of it was the police, as N.E.B. says, and some it really was, as he a...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 232
Views: 78782

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

I haven't looked at the decision yet, but I thought the same when I saw the headline. Pm the other hand my tentative response to the first amendment decision that was announced today was positive.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 678
Views: 54607

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I've been restraining myself from saying anything about the equating of the events in June 2020 to the events of January 2021. Frankly, I doubt my ability to do so without having to ban myself.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2246
Views: 127806

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

I think the motion has merit. Whether it will be granted is another matter, particularly since it is being heard by a magistrate judge. I initially was surprised to see it was being heard because in the Northern District of California where I do almost all federal case work (which I avoid whenever p...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5421
Views: 1014532

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

Or Irika's. ;)
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 894
Views: 234361

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

There are aspect of this that could go in either the 2020 Election thread, or the Challenges Ahead thread, but really, this is the only thread that this can go in.

Video shows Osama bin Laden's niece waving a flag saying 'Trump won' on a lake outside the Biden-Putin summit
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 232
Views: 78782

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

I have stopped paying attention to anything the right wing says and very close attention to what they do. I try to pay attention to everyone, whether I agree with them or not. We are still part of the same human family, whether we want to admit or not. I honestly don't even know what that means. I ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 232
Views: 78782

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

I honestly don't even know what that means.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 232
Views: 78782

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

Listening to the oral arguments in the Texas v. U.S. case (the ACA case). Justice Breyer is seriously pissed off. From what I have heard so far, I am fairly sure that Chief Justice Roberts is not going to vote to overturn the full law. I'm not sure where the fifth vote against overturning the law w...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Gimli's Stunt Double and why he got the Tattoo
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Gimli's Stunt Double and why he got the Tattoo

Interesting. I had not heard that before either. I assume, however, that all of the voice work for Gimli was done by John Rhys-Davies.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 678
Views: 54607

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Earlier this week, the publishers and top editors at several major media outlets met with the Dept. of Justice to push for better treatment of the press, in response to recent revelations about how DOJ had obtained subpoenas for reporters' records in the course of leak investigations (investigation...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1163
Views: 315458

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

The New York Times is reporting that the Manhattan D.A.'s office has obtained the personal tax returns of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg and that he might face charges for failing to pay taxes on benefits given to him by Trump as soon as this summer. Or he might not face any charges. Of co...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: News from Bree and other random discussions
Replies: 86
Views: 37487

Re: News from Bree and other random discussions

That's pretty much what I was thinking, too. I can't think of who else it could be, off the top of my head, but I'll keep thinking.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 678
Views: 54607

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I don't see why they could not issue such a subpoena. Whether they would, and whether it would be enforceable, are two different questions.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings

As a renown Tolkien scholar once said to me, "There is a school of thought that thinks because Tolkien and Lewis were friends and Lewis was a Christian apologist, Tolkien must therefore be one too. A popular fallacy, but mistaken."
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 678
Views: 54607

Re: The challenges ahead

So, with Bill Barr out, and Jeffrey Rosen elevated to Acting Attorney General (despite having no previous prosecutorial experience at all), will we see a spate of special counsels appointed to cause more chaos for the Biden administration? I must say, I was wrong about Jeffrey Rosen. He is emerging...