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by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 322
Views: 31507

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

Hopefully the long odds will shorten. The House odds are actually a little bit less dire than I expected.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 322
Views: 31507

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

The 538 Midterm forecast is here. The bottom line is that they forecast an 87% chance of the GOP taking the House, and a 54% chance of the GOP taking the Senate. So, with regard to the possibility of the Democrats retaining control of Congress, it's not quite in "so your saying there's a chance...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2958
Views: 262121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Does it make sense to you that the Trump movement deliberately tried to destroy itself, and that Trump led the effort? Trump wanted his mob to stop the certification of Joe Biden's election so that he could remain in power. That's so absurd, there's nothing I can say. I agree that it is so absurd t...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 3332
Views: 947382

Re: Nature Pics

That's a great shot!
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 3332
Views: 947382

Re: Nature Pics

Today's friend landed on this fence a couple of hundred feet away from me while I was talking on my phone and kindly waited there until I finished the call and could take her picture, then flew off. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220701/522c5932283fd6b83a9a4a9600161b2d.jpg Sent from my SM-G998U ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2958
Views: 262121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony was watched by more Americans (albeit on multiple stations) than watched any one game of this year's NBA finals except the last one. That's pretty remarkable given that it was a daytime hearing during the work week, and all the NBA finals games were in prime time. Do ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2958
Views: 262121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

The Washington Examiner is one of the most conservative newspapers in the country. So what did their editorial board think of Hutchinson's testimony? Trump proven unfit for power again Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s Tuesday testimony ought to ring the death knell for former President D...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Media previews
Replies: 91
Views: 3715

Re: Media previews

I also like the look of Gil-galad (and Aiglos), and I"m cautiously optimistic about the show overall. I still don't like the adolescent Elrond, but we'll see how it plays out.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2958
Views: 262121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

How wrong I was! I would like to know what is the basis of this statement: The Capitol was breached by anarchists and extremists from both political poles while Trump was still speaking to his supporters. To the best of my knowledge, there is no evidence that any of the people who breached the capit...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2958
Views: 262121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

I never expected the DOJ to indict Meadows for contempt of Congress. If anyone were to have a valid executive privilege claim it would be the White House Chief of Staff. Not that I think that he did have a valid privilege claim, but I didn't expect that Garland and his team would want to establish t...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 380
Views: 103473

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

I have seen people who are subject matter experts who have said much the same thing.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1050
Views: 301665

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

I believe that is the most unambiguous statement in favor of eliminating the filibuster for any legislative purpose that Biden has made. But it makes little sense to make an exception for the purposes of "codifying Roe v. Wade" (which is a convenient but not very accurate way of putting it...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2958
Views: 262121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

This video is very interesting, talking about how Hutchinson's testimony came to happen. It is well worth the couple of minutes that it takes to watch it. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ex-trump-official-describes-conversation-with-hutchinson-after-bombshell-testimony/vi-AAZ2juq?ocid=msedgn...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 380
Views: 103473

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

In the short term, no. What other term do we have? I don't really understand your question. The fact that there are immediate ramifications to things that happen does not mean that what happens over the course of a longer period of time does not also matter. Justice Jackson will have influence over...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 380
Views: 103473

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

Yes. How much remains to be seen, but yes. She will likely be on the court for decades. It will make a difference, even it doesn't seem like it right away.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2958
Views: 262121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Another person who's mind was changed by Cassidy Hutchinson is former Trump Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney (who himself was caught up in Trump's first impeachment scandal). As reported at Fox News: Mick Mulvaney won't defend Trump against charges he incited riot after Cassidy Hutchinson testimony Form...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2958
Views: 262121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Andrew McCarthy is one of the most conservative legal commentators in the country. He wrote a whole book condemning the Mueller probe. Here is what he has to say about Hutchinson's testimony. Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony against Trump Is Devastating And this is what he says about the dismissal of ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 380
Views: 103473

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

A couple of big cases went down today, one good, one very bad, but the real big news is that Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first female African-American justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.