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izzythepush
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 02:44 pm
@hingehead,
It’s not available online but the current issue of Viz has a really funny strip on Inspector David Icke investigating the strange case of the grunting ghost.

I don’t know how easy it is to get over there.
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snood
 
  2  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 02:52 pm
Serious question...
What is the purpose of the “debate”that has been going on all day? The best I can figure, it’s like an opportunity for each representative to appear for a few minutes on tv - like they’re waving to their constituents and going “see, I really am in DC being a congressman!” It certainly isn’t to try to persuade anyone - they clearly all know how they’re going to vote long before they’re on camera.

They waste so much time, and barely ever get anything accomplished. In this case, they could have this vote over with in 30 minutes.

What is the purpose for this?

izzythepush
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 02:54 pm
@snood,
They’re playing to the crowd, in many cases saying what they think their supporters will want to hear.

I suspect many of the conservative voices have presidential ambitions.
blatham
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 03:09 pm
Impeachment vote underway...
Quote:
Greg Mitchell
@GregMitch
14m
Dominion already switching no votes to yes, no doubt.
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blatham
 
  3  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 03:13 pm
@izzythepush,
Yes, playing to the crowd but also, in the case of the Republicans, this is the standard strategy of continuing the propaganda talking points. They understand that repetition is the effective means that has convinced their base of the lies they wish believed.
Region Philbis
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 03:22 pm
@blatham,

Gaetz speech was particularly nauseating.

he's quite the Junior Nazi...
Region Philbis
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 03:24 pm

the second impeachment is now official --

https://iili.io/KDsoI2.jpg
blatham
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 03:28 pm
@blatham,
Evidence of this repetition working
Quote:
PollingReport.com
@pollreport
·
18m
icymi

Do you think that President Trump is undermining democracy or protecting democracy?

REP
Undermining 20%
Protecting 73%

DEM
Undermining 95%
Protecting 4%

IND
Undermining 64%
Protecting 28%

(Quinnipiac U. Poll, RV, 1/7-10/21)
more: https://pollingreport.com/2020wh.htm
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BillW
 
  2  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 03:37 pm
Been gaveled in - Impeached twice! Greatest LOSER of all time!
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vikorr
 
  3  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 03:41 pm
@oralloy,
Quote:
Progressives are not capable of understanding how to treat people with respect if they disagree with them.
This type of behaviour can be found in people of all persuasions.
blatham
 
  4  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 03:42 pm
@Region Philbis,
Yes, he is. Gaetz really is one of the worst.
Quote:

The cofounder of the Federalist Society called for President Donald Trump to be impeached Wednesday following years of ardent support for the President from the conservative establishment.

The Federalist Society is a right-wing organization of lawyers and scholars that has become particularly well known in the Trump era for aiding the President and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) successful efforts to stock the judiciary with ultra-conservative judges.

Together with Brookings fellow Norm Eisen, chairman Steven Calabresi wrote in the New York Times that Trump should be impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate to keep him from ever again seeking office.
TPM

This is interesting. These are the boys who have been stacking courts with conservative ideologues for decades. But like most on the SC presently (who did not support Trump's efforts recently) they recognize that even a limited democracy has to be run by people who aren't sociopaths.
farmerman
 
  2  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 03:51 pm
@blatham,
hes slipped into psychopathy
Region Philbis
 
  3  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 04:02 pm

kudos to the ten R's who voted to impeach --

https://iili.io/KDLNcu.jpg
hingehead
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 04:03 pm
@hingehead,
Damn, ‘Australia doesn’t exist’.
izzythepush
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 04:07 pm
According to the BBC a simple majority is all that’s needed in the Senate to stop Trump running for office again. With 50 dems and the VP’s casting vote it should be in the bag.

I bet that’s what a lot of the republicans want, there’ll be a scramble to be his successor.
farmerman
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 04:09 pm
@izzythepush,
Et tu Tedius??
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hingehead
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 04:14 pm
@izzythepush,
But the new Georgia senators haven’t been sworn in yet, have they?
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izzythepush
 
  1  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 04:18 pm
@hingehead,
Not yet, but it will stretch into Biden’s term, there’s talk of delaying it until all his appointments have been ratified.
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BillW
 
  2  
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 04:21 pm
@izzythepush,
Gotta convict 1st, and that takes 2/3 of the Senate!
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