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Trump projects so much... he needs an IMAX screen.

The significance of March 4, from Michael BeschIoss...

Xcremented on X:

Michael BeschIoss
Trump's federal trial for efforts to overturn 2020 election has just been scheduled for March 4, 2024.
March 4 is the day on which American Presidents were inaugurated from 1797 to 1933.

Does RICO mean Really Incompetent Criminal Organization?

When I look at the Fulton 19, that's what comes to mind.

Incidentally, it would be fun to record some joke songs as a country band named Fulton 19. A quick lyrical idea for a verse:

I was drivin to the crossroads when the indictments came down,
18 filthy traitors plus a former POTUS clown,
Every one a criminal deserving of a cell,
And after they pass, an eternity in hell.

Unfortunately I have hundreds of songs to finish & precious little time to spend in my studio, so if anyone wants to use those lyrics, go ahead!

Test post: A screencap I put on postimage.

I've been trying to find a good image hosting service that won't reveal personal info & will give me a "clean display" of the images I link to here. I've given up on Flickr & Imgur, & I'm trying postimage because I noticed some DUers use it.

This is a test, a Cyclocane screencap. Let me know if you can see the image, & if you can search around & determine any of my personal info (like any postimage account info) from the link.

Pasting the URL:


Using the DU "link /link" function:



Can Trump still run in 2024 after his indictment - and can he pardon himself?

From The Guardian:

The US constitution does not bar those convicted of a crime from running for president.

There could be a pathway to blocking him, however, through the constitution’s 14th amendment. That provision says that someone cannot hold office if they’ve taken an oath to the United States, as Trump did when he was inaugurated, and engages in “insurrection or rebellion” against the country. There’s likely to be a flurry of separate civil lawsuits in state courts seeking to disqualify Trump on that basis. Some activists have already begun a push to disqualify Trump in Georgia, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, and California.

If he has already been convicted, Trump could theoretically pardon himself, an untested legal idea.

A Trump win would also throw the justice department into uncharted legal territory. While the department has long held that a sitting president can’t be prosecuted, it’s unclear how that would impact a prosecution of a former president that began when he was out of office.

Much more at link...


It turns out Trump wanted to wipe the server...

...the server at Mar-a-Largo holding video surveillance recordings.

I'm so old I can remember when Republicans said wiping a server was really, really, really bad.

What do they say now?

If Twitter becomes X, do Tweets become Xcrement?

I'd like to recognize all 15 American colonies on this Independence Day.

15? Yes, 13 British, plus the 2 Spanish colonies of East Florida & West Florida, which seem to be almost always forgotten in American history, at least in the US.

This is a map of the Spanish territory of La Florida, made in 1584, when the entire southeast US was claimed by Spain, 36 years before the British arrived & 192 years (yes 192 years) before 1776. I'm not sure about y'all, but as an American, I wasn't taught about this in school. Incidentally, Spain established the town of St Augustine in what became the colony of East Florida in 1565, 55 years before the British pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. The Spanish settlement of St Augustine is the oldest continuously-occupied settlement in the US. I encourage a visit there if you can, it is rich with history. And believe it or not, back in that era Florida was friendly to former slaves, & protected them. There's a LOT of history there to be learned.


This second map shows details of the Spanish colonies of East Florida & West Florida, & how they evolved from 1763 to 1784. East Florida & West Florida were the 14th & 15th American colonies that seem to have been largely forgotten in American history.


303 Creative SCOTUS decision: An interesting point

I saw an interesting exchange about the 303 Creative same sex marriage case on Twitter today, so I'm sharing it here. It's a point that I didnt know about until now & I have no legal expertise on the matter, but it does (if correct) address one of the causes of anger & questions about the case. FWIW I trust Greg Doucette on legal matters.

Tristan Snell:
Rules 59 and 60 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allow for the reopening of litigation based on newly discovered facts — or the fraud or misrepresentation of a litigant.

The 303 case MUST be reopened for further review — until the truth is 100% revealed.

T Greg Doucette:
Not here

The facts in the 303 case were stipulated, meaning both sides agreed to them and the Court is required to take them as true for purposes of making its decision

You can have a judgment set aside under Rule 60(b)(2) for "newly discovered evidence that, with reasonable diligence, could not have been discovered"

But – as the media coverage shows – that evidence *could* have been discovered with reasonable diligence

Posted by CaptainTruth | Sun Jul 2, 2023, 09:08 PM (2 replies)

DeSantis's stalling campaign: how to lose friends and alienate people

DeSantis’s stalling campaign: how to lose friends and alienate people

Florida governor launched his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential pick as Trump’s main challenger but finds himself sinking in the polls

Among the books still available in Florida despite Ron DeSantis’s ongoing purge of “unsuitable” material is one the Republican governor might want to peruse.

Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People would appear to be the antithesis of DeSantis’s stuttering push for his party’s 2024 presidential nomination, as Donald Trump’s closest challenger traverses the country turning off voters to his dull personality and extremist policies.

By almost every measure, the rightwinger has had another lackluster week on the campaign trail, with “clumsy” missteps in New Hampshire, Texas, California and New York. Now, barely one month after his glitch-ridden launch on Twitter, DeSantis finds himself sinking in the polls, closer to the large field of optimists below him than the twice-indicted, twice-impeached former president who retains a stranglehold over the Republican party.

Posted by CaptainTruth | Sun Jul 2, 2023, 10:55 AM (7 replies)
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