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It is a figure of speech - "Toast" - a metaphor..no one is suggesting he should be

disbarred...considering the time, effort, and considerable amount of money it takes to actually get to the bar exam..if I were his mother or father I would wash his mouth out with soap...

Me thinks he has shot himself in the foot , metaphorically speaking, of course...what FIRM would hire him now..let alone a client walking into his store - Trump, maybe or his ilk...

oh, that's right, the building where he rents an office - they want nothing to do with him...just one question to this miscreant, "have you no decency"

I often ask, is it nature, or nurture....

The young fellow in the video demonstrated more civility than this jerk..

Be well, Jim Lane, congrats on passing the bar..and not evah having a complaint registered against you..
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Thu May 17, 2018, 08:00 PM (1 replies)

That Russia-Trump Thing..Shugerblog, Masterful Timeline w/links

Russia’s sale of Rosneft Gas is the key event in the Steele Dossier’s quid pro quo allegation. On June 2016, Russians allegedly offer Trump associates a massive payout derived from the commissions on Russia’s sale of 19.5% of state energy giant Rosneft ($11 billion), in return for lifting sanctions.

Weeks after the election, Flynn and Kushner are in contact with Russian officials. Then Russia sells a 19.5% stake in Rosneft in a concealed deal, eventually revealed to be with Qatar. Immediately after the deal, a Qatari diplomat allegedly met with Cohen and Flynn at Trump Tower.

Jed Shugerman - at shugerblog.com - was on with Rachel tonight..and just blew me away with his investigative reporting on this Russia/trump thingy..he also writes for Slate...Professor at Fordham and a true American Patriot..if you have any questions about this subject, I implore you to read his blog..


My gift to all my DU friends...

Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Tue May 15, 2018, 10:54 PM (8 replies)

Live Updates - Jerusalem Embassy/Gaza - safe to say - troubled -


Turkey calling for emergency meeting - 2200 Palestinians injured..55 killed..

and we should be talking about Melania....help me understand -
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Mon May 14, 2018, 04:12 PM (8 replies)

What is an OLC opinion vs a Judiciary Opinion

Chris should have had this RWNJ debate others who understand that the OLC opinion is

an Executive opinion..NOT a judiciary opinion....I bet the RWNJ would not have appeared if that was the format...like invite Bob Bauer WH counsel for our President Obama..here is just a how he sizes up the Nixon Long Shadow and the judiciary...

a special counsel should not consider himself bound by an opinion of executive branch lawyers that turns on its head, and to the executive’s advantage, what the courts have made plain about their role in adjudicating the scope of presidential immunities from legal process. The special counsel is charged under the regulations with investigating and prosecuting federal crimes. If the special counsel has cause to believe that the president committed such, he should pursue the testimony that he needs and bring charges if the evidence supports them.


I had to read the legal analysis several times to understand what Bob Bauer was getting at...thus the excerpt - have at it...

Be well all, we will get through this...

This is the conclusion of the article

The president has the option, of course, of invoking his Fifth Amendment rights.

Or, as appears increasingly possible, Mr. Trump and his lawyers can turn for inspiration to the Nixon presidency and the Watergate era and make his case for the president’s immunity from criminal investigation and prosecution. There is little reason to believe that the results will be any different 44 years later.
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Thu May 3, 2018, 09:10 PM (0 replies)

Kasey Hunt is so wrong for this most important debate -

I just want the excellent guests not be interrupted and finish their thought..this is no laughing matter - she is just not in the league of these of these fine legal minds...IMHO
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Thu May 3, 2018, 01:51 PM (30 replies)

BS is right...remove assault weapons from the public domain - they are trying

to shut us up..throw us a bone...register ALL weapons purchased...with that registry, limit the number of weapons one person can purchase..this goes along with the ammunition..unable to build a cache of ammo or weapons....As we register our autos, so be it with gun registration..every two years..

What the FL legislature did to those teens yesterday is deplorable..."you can't have porn, but you can have weapons of mass destruction"...who the hell do they think they are...every one of them needs to be voted out - the students emotions are raw - they were there, they heard the shots fired, they saw the carnage, they saw their friends bleeding to death...and died..

Have we come this far, just to have come this far? - We have to have hope, this is the time..time for change - the students of today, are the future...I'm with them!!!!
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Wed Feb 21, 2018, 04:59 PM (0 replies)

The Charging Mystery in the Russian Indictments....a great read....

Great analysis by Bob Bauer - WH counsel for President Obama - gives his opinion on what comes next..in the Mueller Investigation - charges may have been different, if not for the agency's (FEC) decline...


Mueller and his team may have concluded that straight statutory campaign finance allegations rest on too much untested ground and would complicate what may well be the next phase of their investigation. 

The Mueller indictment is conceivably one way to solve this problem. It alleges a conspiracy to prevent the FEC from taking up and addressing the regulatory issues, and American co-conspirators may be brought in on any overt act in furtherance of this illegal scheme. Any U.S. citizen who intentionally supported the Russian electoral intervention could be liable.


I commented last evening and it was suggested this was almost missed, and should have it's own OP - I'm sure that top notch legal teams are slicing and dicing the information - which makes me think more is coming....
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Mon Feb 19, 2018, 02:53 PM (5 replies)

How Scared Should Trump Be - if history is any guide -

An article from Vanity Fair Dec 2017...how Mueller operates from the "bottom up" is his MO...and don't think for a moment trump doesn't know this story...

Remember when he said "where is my Roy Cohn" - when sessions recused..well, Roy Cohn represented Gotti...then -

Mueller got Gotti..and from article...as one person in the administration observed "a classic Gambino style roll-up"


Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Feb 17, 2018, 03:42 PM (7 replies)

Gun Laws in the United States by State

State gun laws vary considerably by state..the chart in this link contains common subjects by state..I believe each state should examine and tighten the laws....I am going to assume most of you agree..

Even if we start removing assault weapons, can we all just declare them not available to the general public?

Make permit required for purchase in ALL states..
Make firearm registration required in ALL states....
Make Owner license required in ALL states?
Make mental health evaluation for purchase required I ALL states....(oh, that's right..the POS just made it easier for the crazies..)


We should be chipping away at the State laws..if our Federal Govt., who feed at the NRA pig trough can't ..make this an issue when your state reps start their mouths running...why wait for the FEDs..

Our US Constitution - 2nd amendment needs to ban assault weapons...

The teens at this school are future voters - up close and personal...they will not forget this day...
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Thu Feb 15, 2018, 01:49 PM (0 replies)

Why the White House Security System is an Intelligence Emergency

Source - Just Security

There is an intelligence emergency emanating from the White House. The news that Rob Porter worked as Staff Secretary for over a year without a permanent clearance is synonymous with saying that there was a giant invitation to foreign intelligence services hanging on the steps of the White House.

But Porter was not the only one in this position, and it is important to understand how these unusual White House practices place United States security at risk.


- FBI could NOT conclude Porter, and many others, were eligible for a security clearance...intelligence emergency - I say National security emergency..
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:36 PM (4 replies)
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