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November 29, 2019

Looking for entertainment in Oakland today?

This sounds like a fun-filled event.

You can go to a non-descript intersection in Oakland and play with sidewalk chalk.


Basta Chalking Event for Chelsea and Julian @ Weekly 4pm Friday Tabling

Date Friday November 29
Time 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/Author orion edmonson
Location Details
Fruitvale and MacArthur oakland 94602

Saving Chelsea and Julian is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!! To the Working
class and it’s Allies.They told us the truth about the wars! And all the NEW
McArthyism (phony Russia Gate conspiracy led by the New York Times) is
blaming Julian for being a puppet of Russia. So much of all our issues stem from
the honesty of Chelsea and Julian!! That’s why the RULING CLASS imprisoned
them and want’s them DEAD.
November 28, 2019

60,000 evacuated in Texas in chemical plant explosion

Tens of thousands of people in Port Neches and surrounding areas have been forced from their homes by an explosion and toxic gas.


60,000 people forced to evacuate after explosions at Texas chemical plant

Also, Randy Weber, their elected Congressional representative, has this to say:

November 26, 2019

The Supreme Court procedural ruling in one of the Trump tax cases - What you should know

On November 14, 2019, the US DC Court of Appeals affirmed the district court decision that Trump's tax returns must be turned over to the House Ways and Means Committee. As is obvious in a case like this, the appellate court had stayed the district court decision while they considered the case. To do otherwise - i.e. to require the release of the documents while the court decided whether to compel release of the documents - would make no sense (unless one is a determined idiot).

Under Rule 13 of Supreme Court procedure, Trump would normally have 90 days to file a writ of certiori, which is a fancy name for "an argument as to why the Supreme Court should hear the case". It is not the case brief or argument, but simply a petition that states reasons why it should be taken up.


Rule13. Review on Certiorari : Time for Petitioning

1. Unless otherwise provided by law, a petition for a writ of certiorari to review a judgment in any case, civil or criminal, entered by a state court of last resort or a United States court of appeals (including the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces) is timely when it is fled with the Clerk of this Court within 90 days after entry of the judgment. A petition for a writ of certiorari seeking review of a judgment of a lower state court that is subject to discre-tionary review by the state court of last resort is timely when it is fled with the Clerk within 90 days after entry of the order denying discretionary review.


So, under the normal rule, that petition would not be due until February 12, 2020 - 90 days from November 14, 2019.

Normally, in a direct conflict between two Constitutional actors - in this instance Congress and the President - a controversy will merit review by the Supreme Court. They don't have to do so, and we actually won't know until the Supreme Court considers the writ of certiori. And, again, since the case revolves around whether to compel disclosure of certain documents, it is a no-brainer that the Court would stay the decision until they see at least a writ of certiori.

What this means is that under the normal rules, Trump would not even have to file the writ of certiori until well into next year.

HOWEVER, what the Supreme Court did yesterday, as is in their power to do, was to accelerate the schedule for this case.

Instead of allowing Trump until February to file the writ, the Court has required Trump to file it next week, on December 5, 2019.

That's a good thing. The Court has put this case on an extremely fast track, and is not going to drag this thing out.

I can't for the life of me figure out why that pisses off a contingent at DU who seem single-mindedly focused on attacking the way the US court system works. What might be motivating that kind of thing is left to your imagination.

November 26, 2019

Two things to consider in the various subpoena cases

1. Kavanaugh cut his teeth working for Ken Starr. It would be entertaining for him, of all people, to support a blanket presidential immunity against investigatory mechanisms.

2. Have a look at the first sentence of today’s decision on the McGahn subpoena:


The first sentence refers to a dispute involving a congressional subpoena of Harriet Meiers.

Do you remember Harriet Meiers? W’s personal attorney whom he appointed to a staff position and then embarrassingly nominated to the Supreme Court?

That Harriet Meiers.

When she left the White House, do you know who got her job next?

That’s right. Justice Beer Bong Weenie Waver.
November 25, 2019

Worst. White House Turkey Pardon. Ever.

Well, the turkey pardon got a little weird this year....

November 22, 2019

Did something awful happen to Tesla today?

Dang.... company lost a good chunk of its value. Was there some bad news?

November 16, 2019

If Trump wants to find corruption in Ukraine, he should pardon Manafort and set him loose...

...because that boy is certainly good at finding it there.
November 15, 2019

What's worse than being an answer on Jeopardy?

Being one nobody can remember:


The best part is that Avenatti then attacked one of the participants:

November 14, 2019

AZ GOP US Rep. Pushing "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" On Twitter


Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) left a hidden message in his tweets Wednesday, spelling out “Epstein didn’t kill himself.”

The first letters in 23 tweets in a row from Gosar's account read “E-P-S-T-E-I-N-D-I-D-N-T-K-I-L-L-H-I-M-S-E-L-F.”

The tweets, which were posted over the course of several hours, comment on the impeachment inquiry, as the first public testimony took place Wednesday. Throughout the tweets, Gosar condemns the House Democrats and their witnesses while defending the president.


Gosar’s tweets come a week after conservative site Project Veritas released a video showing anchor Amy Robach on hot mic complaining that ABC would not allow her to air her reporting on Epstein three years prior.

The loony right seems to be heavily invested in pushing this theme.

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