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by Cerin
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2930
Views: 261121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Upon further thought, I think this hearsay witness might be the panel's 'jump the shark' moment. I think it will dawn even on those who are not particularly deep thinkers that any legitimate investigative body would have gone immediately to the first hand witnesses for corroboration before grandstan...
by Cerin
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2930
Views: 261121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

They can't very well go on record (under oath) if the panel doesn't call them, can they? I'm in no doubt that Cheney has already scheduled their appearance, as she is so fervently seeking the truth.
by Cerin
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2930
Views: 261121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

No one has contested that Trump demanded to be brought to the Capital and that the Secret Service refused and brought him back to the White House instead. The only part that has been contested is that Trump grabbed the steering wheel and assaulted Engel. Yes, that's the part (the assault) that will...
by Cerin
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 317
Views: 31170

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

That 37,000 was apparently from early voting only, according to this Vice article. The actual estimated number of Democratic cross-overs was 77,000. A Washington Post analysis conducted in the immediate wake of the election estimated that 77,000 Democrats voted in the GOP primary last Tuesday. They ...
by Cerin
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2930
Views: 261121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

So you're apparently unimpressed with the fact that the people who were actually there said this didn't happen? When will the panel be hearing their testimony? Of course, that testimony wouldn't matter. This story will now become part of the anti-Trump legendarium, and no amount of truth would be en...
by Cerin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 317
Views: 31170

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

I wonder whether the Democrats switching to Republican are doing so in order to vote against Trump-supported candidates in the Republican primaries. Cheney is openly appealing by mail to Democrats in Wyoming to switch parties and vote for her in that primary. I believe it was 37,000 Democrats who vo...
by Cerin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120175

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

So you are willing to make bold claims without providing supporting data. Noted. I'm happy to withdraw the comment, and I actually question whether I should be discussing this at all since I have no citations to back up my claims. But I believe it's true that most Americans have no idea what's happ...
by Cerin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1040
Views: 301075

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

I had forgotten he said 'legitimate rape.' Yikes.
by Cerin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2930
Views: 261121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

What you're suggesting is akin to the idea that O.J. Simpson should have been allowed to serve on the jury in his murder trial. No, I'm not suggesting that at all. If you're referring to the disallowed Republicans, I believe defendants are allowed to represent themselves at trial. I do not see the ...
by Cerin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1040
Views: 301075

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

A recording has surfaced of Supervisor Vega saying that it's more difficult for a women to be impregnated during rape than during consensual sex because "it’s not something that’s happening organically: you're forcing it." Vega also agreed with an audience member who said that pregnancy u...
by Cerin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2930
Views: 261121

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 Cerin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2930
Views: 261121

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Does it bother no one that the ranking member wasn't allowed to choose the Republican members of the panel? Do any of you believe that this is an unbiased attempt to get to the truth of what happened on Jan. 6, rather than a one-sided effort to find something on Trump that can be used to prevent him...
by Cerin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120175

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

So which nations are emptying out into Mexico? And why would someone with the means to cross an ocean come to the Mexican border when the Canadian one is longer and even easier to cross? Back up your claims with some names and numbers because >110 million is A LOT. 1.1x10^8 in scientific notation. ...
by Cerin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120175

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

So far, there are 70 countries represented by the people coming in. People from all over the world are traveling to South America to gain access to the open U.S. border.
by Cerin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120175

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Eldy, I have no citation for you. I heard the proposition on TV, from a research group that I doubt would be regarded as legitimate here in any case. I believe the 11-12 million number is the same one that was being put forward in the Obama era. No doubt the real number has risen considerably since ...
by Cerin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120175

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. What people are talking about is enforcing the country's immigration laws, which this admin. is not doing. Mayorkas has e...
by Cerin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120175

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Alatar wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:17 pm I have to say Cerin, its great to hear someone sensibly and clearly arguing the republican stance here.
Was that meant to be snark?

If not, thank you. :)
by Cerin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120175

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

N.E. Brigand wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:38 am Question: if the border is open, why were these migrants hiding inside a truck?
If you don't want or aren't able to walk the hundreds of miles on your own, you pay the cartels to traffic you in. If you can get 100 miles into the U.S., you can avoid Title 42 scrutiny.
by Cerin
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1040
Views: 301075

Re: Will Roe v Wade be overturned? How do you feel about that?

Searching 'difference between Women's Health Protection Act and Roe v. Wade' yielded this quote from Susan Collins: "My goal is to codify what is essentially existing law. That means Roe v. Wade, it means Casey versus Planned Parenthood, which established the undue burden test. And it means kee...
by Cerin
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1040
Views: 301075

Re: Will Roe v Wade be overturned? How do you feel about that?

Whoa! Where did those goalposts go? The claim was that Joe Manchin would have voted for a bill that (a) permitted abortions with limitations like those imposed in France or (b) codified Roe . The bill whose text that I provided, which Joe Manchin voted against, codifies Roe . This article agrees wi...