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Jury nullification

None of these threads on what bernie and biden said in the 80s is convincing anyone.

I hope the more recent threads that both want to cut social security are not convincing any one either. The republicans want to divide us and then screw us further.

It is self defeating.

Don’t know if it’s legal to say so but I don’t care at this point. I will vote to hide any threads like that.

Point out current differences and faults all day, but I’m tired of threads fighting past primaries, elections and that downgrade democratic candidates.

I love the deep state

The American government with its deep experience values, and traditions.

That is what gives us these patriots who came forth to tell the truth about trump’s corruption

“Deep” is just another term like “elite” that republicans turn into derision.

I don’t want a shallow state. I don’t want second rate.

Give me elite and deep all the time

Impeachment hearing dynamics

One thing the private meetings did was help Schiff understand the republican arguments. They also gave an overall view of what happened.

They must have scheduled the public hearings to best tell the overall story.

Owning the first 45 minutes of the public hearings lets Schiff get the witnesses to tell their story completely and anticipate what the republican strategy will be.

At the same time, they are handling surprises very well. Exposing trump’s intimidation tweet in real time turned it from a distraction to a devastating piece of evidence. Deposing Holmes on friday was fast. Holmes had to travel a day from Ukraine.

The 45 minute session exposes the banality of the republican argument. For one thing it pits Schiff against Nunes. Schiff is obviously smart and speaks well. Nunes loses arguments with imaginary cows.

The lawyers are also unequally matched, Goldman seems relatable while Castor has a locked in who farted sneer.

No wonder they were so frantic to mix up the batting order Friday morning. Shut down hard.

Schiff and Castor get to let the witnesses tell their story. Stories are compelling. Everyone likes a story and it makes the case clear and believable.

45 minutes later the republicans get their turn, but there is nothing to fill 45 minutes. They get to examine the few remaining crumbs, but the feast is over. Most of them can fill 5 minutes with thunder. Get a few of them in a formation and they can keep it going indefinitely.

Keep it to two and it is boring and obvious they have nothing.

Let's be enemies

By Janice May Udry. Pictures by Maurice Sendak.

Just found this book. Or found it again.

No spoilers but here are the first two lines

James used to be my friend

But today he is my enemy.

Very nice book
Posted by Midnightwalk | Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:18 PM (0 replies)

Republicans call Ukraine extortion a nothing burger

Republicans called the impeachment hearings a nothing burger saying that there is nothing unusual about working with foreign countries to influence elections.

A senator who spoke anonymously said “Look this has happened many times before. Nixon aids met with north Vietnam. Reagan aids met with Iranians. Trump aids met with Russia. And they were just candidates. Surely the president has more power than a candidate.”

Asked for comment, Democratic leaders couldn’t get past saying “what the f***”.

For the sarcastically impaired there is a fair amount in the above.

Outrages of the day so far Oct 16

Referring to the growing disaster in Syria, compared the situation to playing in the sand, trivializing the strategic, military and humanitarian disasters.

Talked about the 1000s of year old relationship between Italy and the US.

Called Pelosi a third rate politician during a briefing on the situation in Syria causing the democratic leaders to walk out.

Sent a weak sniveling letter to the Erdogan that will be remembered throughout history. It will be discussed for longer than the relationship between Italy and America.

Sorry for whatever l didn’t remember.

Well I'm out of here

Down to the store to get some wine and barrio blonde. I’ll be walking around later.

Order!' Why Europeans are turning to John Bercow for light relief in Brexit chaos - video

Posted by Midnightwalk | Mon Sep 9, 2019, 09:19 PM (3 replies)

Pacifiers for the POUTUS

Donny has been under a lot of stress. Those mean Democratic representatives keep trying to investigate and he was already totally exonerated. And that meanie Nancy Pelosi has said some awful things.

We need to support him in this stessful time. It would be a wonderful gesture if the country united in sending him pacifiers to help calm his nerves so he can get back to important work.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

To contact the White house with a package, use the same address as written above on the top of the package. Sending gifts to the White House is allowed;

Got that address from

The art of the bluff

These two paragraphs summarize trump’s negotiating style.

As losses from his core enterprises mounted, Mr. Trump took on a new public role, trading on his business-titan brand to present himself as a corporate raider. He would acquire shares in a company with borrowed money, suggest publicly that he was contemplating buying enough to become a majority owner, then quietly sell on the resulting rise in the stock price.

The tactic worked for a brief period — earning Mr. Trump millions of dollars in gains — until investors realized that he would not follow through. That much has been known for years. But the tax information obtained by The Times shows that he ultimately lost the bulk of the gains from his four-year trading spree.

Bluff and bluster and take whatever he can get. Whichever side runs out of options first loses.

The problem now is he has recourse to executive orders domestically and that and more internationally. Still, China, North Korea and Iran have all called his bluff in the past week.

I’d say we’re winning the same way trump was winning when he lost the billion dollars.
Posted by Midnightwalk | Wed May 8, 2019, 03:29 PM (0 replies)
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