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Monitoring Biden and other Contemporary Events

 
 
georgeob1
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 09:49 am
@blatham,
blatham wrote:

Really? Are you suggesting that in the thread that preceded this on (monitoring Trump and other contemporary events) you restricted your commentary to the Trump administration? That wouldn't be true, would it? Nor would I or others have insisted you do so. There's no way to make sensible statements regarding the qualities of a presidency without comparisons to others.


I'll grant you such things are admissible, however as the only constituent of your argument they are rather feeble. I don't recall ever doing that. However if you want some comparisons....

The current chaos on our southern border was a good deal less under President Trump, and the many dangers to the country attendant to it well under control. Energy prices in this country were much lower and we were not vulnerable to the arbitrary actions of OPEC to enrich themselves by simply cutting production to raise the world price - we would simply export more and stabilize the price - and they knew it. Our economy was in much better shape (despite the epidemic). Inflation and unemployment were a good deal lower, and our supply/transportation pipelines were functioning normally (now we have more unfilled jobs than unemployed as truck drivers and others are paid not to work. Trump did not attempt to usurp powers reserved by our constitution to the states as Biden is now, rather systematically, doing, nor did he foolishly scold the people of our country for wanting to control their own lives as the current, rather pathetic, and feeble would-be tyrant in the White House is doing.

Trump was bitterly opposed by the established elites in our increasingly bureaucratic government establishment, who correctly saw him as a populist threat to their privilege and control. Now a groundswell of opposition is rising from among the people who are rejecting the socialist controls of our lives the current administration, and that elite, is attempting to impose on us. The immediate adverse effects of these policies and the stunning ineptitude of the establishment appointees to the current Administration are accelerating this movement.
neptuneblue
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 10:40 am
Just stay home...

Trump Says Republicans Won't Vote If The GOP Doesn't Repeat His Election Lies

The former president's strategy of questioning the integrity of the 2020 election didn't work out so well for Republicans in Georgia and in the U.S. Senate.

Igor Bobic 10/13/2021 07:52pm EDT | Updated 5 hours ago

Donald Trump warned that Republican voters will stay home in the 2022 midterm election and the 2024 presidential election unless the GOP fully embraces the lie that Trump beat President Joe Biden in 2020.

“If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020...Republicans will not be voting in ’22 or ’24,” Trump said in a statement on Wednesday. “It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.”

The twice-impeached former president has routinely spouted debunked claims of election fraud in the months since leaving office, even after the violent Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Most elected Republicans have simply chosen to ignore him, dodging questions about the chaos Trump incited on Capitol Hill.

But Trump’s attempts to steer the entire party apparatus into questioning the integrity of U.S. election systems could cost Republicans at the ballot box. In Georgia, for example, Trump’s lies about fraud suppressed voter turnout among Republican voters and helped cost his party Georga’s two U.S. Senate seats, as well as GOP control of the Senate, according to Georgia’s Republican secretary of state.

Trump has already made substantial headway in endorsing candidates across the country who are willing to embrace his rhetoric about election fraud. A Trump-imposed litmus test on the validity of the 2020 election would solidify his grip on the party as he toys with the idea of running for president again. It would also create headaches for Republicans seeking to keep media attention on the Biden administration.

Already, some top Republican lawmakers are bending the knee. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House GOP leader, for example, refused over the weekend to say the 2020 election result was legitimate.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who is helping lead the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection, criticized Scalise afterward. The Wyoming lawmaker is one of the last few remaining elected Republicans willing to speak out against Trump.

“Millions of Americans have been sold a fraud that the election was stolen. Republicans have a duty to tell the American people that this is not true,” Cheney tweeted. “Perpetuating the Big Lie is an attack on the core of our constitutional republic.”

The Democratic National Committee similarly called on GOP leaders in the House and Senate ― including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to rebut Trump’s lies about the election.

“[T]his is what happens when Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy bend over backwards to indulge his dangerous lies, failed leadership, and complete incompetence,” DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa said in a statement. “Republicans can’t have it both ways — they can’t kiss Donald Trump’s ring and then also refuse to answer for his most egregious lies that led to the violent January 6 assault on the Capitol and continue to undermine our democracy.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-election-2020-biden_n_61674e95e4b028316c91016d
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 12:06 pm
@blatham,
blatham wrote:

Really? Are you suggesting that in the thread that preceded this on (monitoring Trump and other contemporary events) you restricted your commentary to the Trump administration? That wouldn't be true, would it? Nor would I or others have insisted you do so. There's no way to make sensible statements regarding the qualities of a presidency without comparisons to others.


Our nation is doomed, Bernie. If people as intelligent and accomplished as George can view things the way he is regarding Trump and Trump's machinations...we are doomed. The experiment is concluded. It may well be that a democratic republic cannot endure.

Help protect your nation from what we have allowed to happen to ours.
hightor
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 02:54 pm
Kamala Harris Might Have to Stop the Steal

Constitutional scholars are already worrying about another January 6 crisis, and they warn that the next election might be harder to save.

Quote:
For a few hours inside the ransacked Capitol on January 6, then–Vice President Mike Pence helped to preserve the democratic order by insisting that he was powerless to change the outcome of the election. On January 6, 2025, that responsibility could fall to Vice President Kamala Harris, but the task of preventing a stolen presidential election won’t be that simple.

The nightmare scenarios that most frighten election observers heading toward 2024 all culminate in a quadrennial Joint Session of Congress—the same formal meeting that rioters interrupted in their failed bid to keep Donald Trump in the White House earlier this year. What scares them, however, is not necessarily a reprise of that violent day. They fear a bloodless coup that begins in state capitals, wins the blessing of conservatives atop the courts, and then secures the decisive votes of Trump-supporting Republicans in Congress. The risk of an even worse crisis is greater in 2024, these election experts say, because Trump supporters are likely to be far better positioned than they were in 2020. “Our democracy is in great peril today,” Norm Eisen, a prominent Democratic lawyer who co-founded the nonpartisan States United Democracy Center, told me. “We’re in a Weimar moment in America.”

Should Trump or his acolytes try to subvert the 2024 election, the last Democrat with any power to stop the steal—or at least try to—would be Harris. “She’s certainly going to have quite a job on her hands on January 6, 2025,” Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor and liberal constitutional scholar, told me. Nine months ago, Tribe and other Democrats praised Pence for interpreting his authority narrowly, but the next time around, they might ask Harris to wield the same gavel more forcefully.

Whether the vice president has any substantive role in certifying the electoral vote for president is a matter of some dispute. Leading up to January 6, most legal authorities—Democrat and Republican—argued that Pence’s power in presiding over the Joint Session of Congress amounted to little more than what the Constitution gives to the vice president on any other day, which is to say: virtually none. His responsibility, as the president of the Senate, was to oversee the tallying of the electoral votes, recognize members of Congress who wished to speak, and otherwise leave the decision making to lawmakers. “The presiding officer’s role is ministerial,” attorneys for the nonpartisan Voter Protection Program wrote in a 30-page guide to the January 6 session late last year.

Trump saw it differently. He wanted Pence to reject certificates of Joe Biden’s victory from the pivotal states (Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Arizona) and “send it back” so that GOP-controlled state legislatures could declare Trump the winner instead. “If Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election,” the president told a rally of his supporters near the White House, shortly before the crowd marched up Pennsylvania Avenue and overran the Capitol. Trump, it is now clear, wasn’t concocting his own legal theory out of thin air. He was relying on the advice of John Eastman, a conservative law professor and attorney who in a “privileged and confidential” memo asserted that Pence could in fact hand Trump the election.

“There is very solid legal authority, and historical precedent, for the view that the President of the Senate does the counting, including the resolution of disputed electoral votes ... and all the Members of Congress can do is watch,” Eastman wrote in the memo, which the journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa first published in their recent book, Peril. Eastman outlined several scenarios that would lead to Trump’s reelection and twice cited as validation the work of Tribe, who has argued dozens of cases before the Supreme Court and was part of then–Vice President Al Gore’s legal team after the contested 2000 election.

Tribe told me that Eastman’s argument was “ludicrous,” but they did agree on one point: Every four years on January 6, the vice president is not powerless. “I don’t think we can argue that Kamala Harris has absolute authority,” Tribe said. “On the other hand, she is not simply a figurehead.” Harris’s principal role during the Joint Session, he said, could be to reject “ungrounded challenges” to state certifications. She may have other powers, he said, but he refused to discuss them with me. “I don’t want to lay out a complete road map for the other side, because I think sometimes they’re not as smart as they think they are,” he said.

Last year, Republican officials in key states refused to do the president’s bidding, and the Democratic majority in the House served as an extra backstop. When Trump backers in Congress formally objected to the certifications of Arizona and Pennsylvania—two states that Biden won—the House voted down the objections even though a majority of Republicans supported them. Since the election, however, GOP state legislatures in each of the tipping-points states have introduced or enacted laws that could make it easier to subvert elections, and Trump allies have moved to purge Republicans who bucked him in 2020. In Georgia, for example, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger faces a primary challenge from a conservative member of Congress, Representative Jody Hice, who backed Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.

Next year’s midterm elections, often a challenge for the party in power, pose an even greater threat to the future of American democracy. The GOP could regain majorities in Congress and oust Democratic governors seeking reelection in three states that narrowly voted for Biden—Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Republicans already control the state legislatures in those states, and winning the governorship could allow them to enact more laws to restrict voting and shift authority over elections away from courts and nonpartisan election administrators. To consolidate power even further, conservatives want the Supreme Court to accept a legal theory that would allow state legislatures to pass election laws that are not subject to review by state courts and possibly not even to a veto by their governor.

Victories by Trump-aligned Republicans over the next year in state races and in the courts could open the door to a worst-case scenario for 2024 that, if the election is as tight as the past two presidential races, is both dangerous and entirely plausible, says Ben Berwick, a counsel for Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan group founded in late 2016 to fight authoritarianism in the U.S. First, Berwick told me, Trump backers in the closest tipping-point states would “manufacture doubt about the results, and then use that doubt to allow state legislatures to step in and say, ‘Well, we can’t really be sure of the winner, so we’re just going to decide which slate of electors to choose.’” As my colleague Barton Gellman reported before last year’s election, ambiguities in the Electoral Count Act of 1887, which provides instructions to Congress for resolving disputes, could lead to chaos when lawmakers meet to tally the results.

Presiding over the assembly will be Harris, who, as Pence, Biden, and Gore did in previous elections, will likely appear on the ballot herself. What will she do—what can she do—if Republicans empowered with congressional majorities refuse to accept the certification of a Democratic win in one or more key states? How would she handle a certification from a Republican governor or secretary of state that appeared to subvert the popular vote in that state? What if, in other words, it were up to her to stop the steal? I asked Harris’s office how she viewed her role and whether she had, more than three years in advance, received briefings on her authority in those scenarios. “Vice President Harris will always fulfill the constitutional duties of the office,” Sabrina Singh, a spokesperson for Harris, replied. “We learned in 2020 that the most important principle in our democracy is that voters, not partisan politicians, choose the president.”

Worries about a constitutional crisis have led to a push in Congress to revise the Electoral Count Act to head off disputes about how it should be interpreted and who should have final say in a contested election. Multiple lawyers I spoke with said that Harris’s role would likely be moot if Republicans wield majorities in 2025 because they could simply overrule any decision she tried to make. “The principal responsibility will always lie with the members of the two houses,” Eisen said. “If they chose to, they could fight the actions of the vice president.” Tribe, however, suggested that the law wasn’t that clear.

Advocates have begun quiet talks on Capitol Hill with members of both parties, hoping to keep the issue separate from the more polarizing discussions over voting laws. But it may be too late. Republicans have unanimously opposed all Democratic election-related proposals since 2020, though a few conservatives outside Congress have invoked the possibility of Harris’s starring role in tallying electoral votes to prod the GOP to support a fix for the Electoral Count Act. “Common sense dictates that we act to ensure that no vice president ever steals an election,” Kevin Kosar, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, wrote earlier this year. So far, however, elected Republicans have been silent.

Without new legislation clarifying the Electoral Count Act, advocates worry, the January 6 session could devolve into a messy battle of parliamentary maneuvers. “The current language of the statute leaves too much room for uncertainty regarding the vice president’s responsibilities,” wrote members of the National Task Force on Election Crises, a bipartisan coalition formed ahead of the 2020 election. Members of Congress could call for votes to overrule any decisions that Harris makes, or, as Eastman suggested in his memo, the vice president could try to declare a winner without any vote at all. Either way, the legitimate outcome of the presidential election would remain disputed, and the losing party would be left to take their fight to the Supreme Court or, worse, out into the streets.

Talking through the doomsday scenarios of a particular session of Congress more than three years away elicits a bracing sense of urgency from the lawyers and advocates for whom the shock of January 6 remains fresh. They acknowledge that nothing is inevitable in politics, that the system held in 2020 (if barely), and that for it to crumble in 2024, dozens of elections will have to go a certain way, as would nearly as many legal challenges. “If people pay attention in this moment, there’s lots of different ways that the American people can push back,” Joanna Lydgate, the CEO of the States United Democracy Center, told me.

Yet what pushes that urgency into something close to panic is a recognition that the public is not paying enough attention, that Congress is not acting, that the moment of crisis is the present rather than the future. “The failure to modernize federal law will allow this cancer to continue to creep through the system. We all know how it turned out for Weimar,” Eisen said. “And we may face the hypothetical, the worst-case scenario, where it’s only the vice president standing between totalitarianism and us, between a bloodless coup and democracy.”

theatlantic/berman
georgeob1
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 03:54 pm
@hightor,
Where would you all be without the Trump goblin ? Still trying to direct the conversation away from ole hapless Joe?
blatham
 
  -1  
Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 05:45 pm
@georgeob1,
Quote:
The current chaos on our southern border was a good deal less under President Trump, and the many dangers to the country attendant to it well under control.

You aren't there so you are depending on other people's reporting or opinions. Whose would those be?
georgeob1
 
  2  
Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 05:56 pm
@blatham,
But have been there several times in the last few years; at the California border near Tijuana; in Yuma AZ; and El Paso. Several of the trips were associated with construction project work we were overseeing. One gets little reporting of the reality of it from the MSM. What is your source of information on the subject?
blatham
 
  0  
Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 06:03 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Quote:
It may well be that a democratic republic cannot endure.
That's very possible, Frank. And that is because of what the GOP has become even prior to Trump. If one were to list the names of prominent conservatives/Republicans who have come to the same conclusion as you and I, it would be a very long list.

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Help protect your nation from what we have allowed to happen to ours.

I got back on Facebook a year ago (mainly to follow a fellow who has done an incredible job of documenting my home town). But one phenomenon I've noted is how misinformation/disinformation originating within the American right is being distributed on FB and gobbled up by poorly educated Canadians. Likewise the same rhetorical moves (to argue against an opinion is to "cancel" the originator) and many of the same political gambits (aggressive and confrontational protests) are turning up here at levels I've not seen before. One lady from Vancouver told me that the recent Canadian election was "stolen".

I should add that all of what I'm describing is probably worse in Alberta than any other province. But Alberta is an oil producer and has high level ties to the US oil people (Koch brothers big investors). Lots of anti-vax insanity and the province is doing very poorly with covid.
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blatham
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 06:12 pm
@georgeob1,
Quote:
One gets little reporting of the reality of it from the MSM. What is your source of information on the subject?

I didn't say anything about the border. I don't think I've ever written anything about the border. You made the claims but provided nothing to support those claims. So I asked you who you've been attending to and getting your ideas from.
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ManOfTruth
 
  2  
Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 07:25 pm
Biden wants to snoop in nearly every American's bank account

To help pay for Democratic spending priorities and cut down on unpaid taxes, the Biden administration is proposing to empower the Internal Revenue Service to collect information from banks about accounts "with total annual deposits or withdrawals worth more than $600," according to The New York Times. The proposal has already begun to inspire criticism among banks and their customers — and for good reason.

Banks already report information to the IRS about cash deposits of $10,000 and higher — and that sometimes results in hassles (audits, investigations, and even civil asset forfeiture) for individuals and small business owners. But what the Biden administration is proposing now is far more onerous. It would drop the threshold for scrutiny of deposits all the way down to $600 and include all withdrawals above that level as well.

It's hard to imagine the IRS effectively processing the tsunami of data this rule would require banks to send their way. But it's even harder to believe banking customers will be content to go along. As the Times reports, a backlash has already begun, and it's bound to get worse. This is a country with very low trust in government — so low that persuading people to take advantage of life-saving vaccines promoted by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration has been a challenge. Now the IRS will be closely monitoring every bank account in the country with a modest level of annual activity to determine if an audit or investigation is in order?

With this plan, the administration is running the significant risk of generating a whole new groundswell of opposition to government. Biden should back off — all the way back, at least, to the $10,000 level. An unnamed official at the Department of Treasury quoted in the Times indicates that this is being considered, along with the creation of an exemption for people paid through payroll processing companies, so Americans who withdraw cash from accounts containing income from paycheck deposits can avoid scrutiny.

That seems perfectly reasonable, even if it results in the continued loss of a certain amount of revenue every year. Such losses may well be an unavoidable cost of living in a free society.

https://news.yahoo.com/biden-wants-snoop-nearly-every-161337131.html
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ManOfTruth
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 07:27 pm
‘Miss me yet?’ Trump trolls Biden with round-up of dire US news

Former President Donald Trump has called out his successor Joe Biden, pointing to the supply chain issues, inflation, foreign policy, and even the coronavirus pandemic to ask if Americans miss his tenure in the White House.

“[Covid] is raging out of control, our supply chains are crashing with little product in our stores, we were humiliated in Afghanistan, our Border is a complete disaster, gas prices and inflation are zooming upward—how’s Biden doing? Do you miss me yet?” Trump said in a statement on Wednesday.

It was posted on Twitter by his spokeswoman Liz Harrington.

Though the tone of the statement resembled his trademark tweets, Trump was banned from the platform in January – while still the sitting president – after Twitter said his words could be interpreted by some as inciting violence following the riot at the US Capitol.

He has since needled Biden – whom he refuses to accept as the legitimate president – in a series of statements.

Wednesday’s mini-rant comes on the heels of reports that annual inflation in the US has reached 5.4%, the highest increase since the 2008 financial crisis.

US consumer prices make biggest year-to-year jump in 13 years
Consumer prices rose 0.4% in September, even more than in August. Groceries, gasoline – which reached its highest average price in years – heating fuel, rent, furniture, and new cars were the most affected.

Labor shortages at major ports have also caused supply chain disruptions and empty shelves at stores across the US. Meanwhile, over a million migrants have crossed the US border illegally since Biden’s inauguration; while a small number were deported, most were released into the country and allowed to claim asylum.

Biden called the US exit from Afghanistan an “extraordinary success,” even though the Taliban took over the country weeks before the last American troops were able to withdraw. Millions of dollars’ worth of weapons and equipment given to the Afghan Army also ended up in Taliban hands.

While over 100,000 Afghans were airlifted out of Kabul, some – including the very interpreter that helped rescue Biden when he visited the country as a senator – were left behind to be saved by private charities.

https://www.rt.com/usa/537388-trump-biden-miss-me/
BillW
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 08:09 pm
This just in, Andrew McCabe has won his court case and everything theRump did to him has been reversed! To remind people, he was fired by the asshole with only a few days left before his retirement went into effect. He lost his retirement pay plus a lot of other things.

Everything has been restored to Andrew! HURRAY HURRAY HURRAY!!!!!!! Dipshit looses another!
blatham
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 09:00 pm
@BillW,
Good news.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 09:30 pm
@ManOfTruth,
No, we do not miss trump yet, or ever. Pretty ,uch all those [rpoblems can be traced back to his fuckups coming due in one way or another. No mpore years, (except in the slammer).
Builder
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2021 10:50 pm
@MontereyJack,
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Pretty ,uch all those [rpoblems can be traced back to his fuckups coming due in one way or another.


You'd have all the details to back up that rather disjointed claim, MJ?

Or more piss in the wind from you?
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ManOfTruth
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2021 03:14 am
BLACK PRIVLEDGE.

This man confessed to murder, but hasn't been arrested and is being lauded by the media as "brave". All because he's black.

Nike boss says he murdered 18-year-old while in teen gang

Former Portland Trail Blazers president and current Nike executive Larry Miller has admitted that he killed a teen when he was in a gang more than 50 years ago.

Miller, now 72, revealed the long-guarded secret in an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated published Wednesday. He described his decision to come clean about his past as "really difficult."

"Because for years, I ran from this," Miller said. "I tried to hide this and hope that people didn’t find out about it."

Jordan Brand's president Larry Miller at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on Sept. 13, 2018 during the presentation of PSG's UEFA Champions League. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Miller even kept the secret from powerful friends like Michael Jordan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver. He said he decided to go public ahead of his forthcoming book, "Jump: My Secret Journey From the Streets to the Boardroom," set for release next year.

Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Miller said he grew up in a stable family, but things began to spiral when he turned 13, and he joined the Cedar Avenue gang in West Philadelphia. He said he was a "straight-up gangbanger" by 16.

On Sept. 30, 1965, Miller said he shot 18-year-old Edward White. The shooting was in retaliation for one of Miller’s fellow gang members getting killed by a rival gang. Yet Miller admitted he wasn’t even sure whether White was affiliated with the rival gang – or any gang for that matter. Miller said he merely shot the first person he saw and only learned of White’s name after hearing of his death on news reports.

"We were all drunk," Miller told Sports Illustrated. "I was in a haze. Once it kind of set in, I was like, ‘Oh, sh-t, what have I done?’ It took years for me to understand the real impact of what I had done."

Miller was in and out of prison up until he was 30. But he continued his education while behind bars and received an accounting degree from Temple University around the time he was released.

Miller nearly landed a job with the prestigious accounting firm Arthur Andersen, but the offer was rescinded when he revealed his criminal past. He vowed to keep it a secret going forward.

"I’m never sharing this again," he recalled telling himself.

From there, Miller worked his way to become vice president of Nike Basketball in 1997, president of the Jordan Brand in 1999 and president of the Trail Blazers in 2006, before returning as president of the Jordan Brand in 2012.

Miller said he was nervous about coming forward. But Jordan, Nike and Silver have all been supportive, he said.

"It’s freed me," Miller told Sports Illustrated of the relief he’s felt. "I feel freedom now to be me."

Fox Business has reached out to the NBA and Nike for comment and will update this story accordingly.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/nike-boss-murdered-18-year-old-teen-gang
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izzythepush
 
  -1  
Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2021 03:48 am
@MontereyJack,
If you miss trump, just reload and fire again.
izzythepush
 
  -1  
Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2021 03:49 am
@izzythepush,
Miss Trump sounds like an inappropriate fart, then again that sums up the last idiot in the Whitehouse.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2021 04:06 am
@georgeob1,
georgeob1 wrote:

Where would you all be without the Trump goblin ? Still trying to direct the conversation away from ole hapless Joe?


More of Trump was the ONLY alternative to Joe Biden...so it has to be done.

Anyone who wanted more of Trump...or who wants to steer the conversation away from discussing what "more of Trump" would have meant (would mean) to our Republic, is being civically negligent.

YOU are being civically negligent right now, George...something that surprises me greatly. Wake the hell up...get back to being the patriot you once were.
Frank Apisa
 
  0  
Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2021 04:10 am
@ManOfTruth,
ManOfTruth wrote:


‘Miss me yet?’ Trump trolls Biden with round-up of dire US news

Former President Donald Trump has called out his successor Joe Biden, pointing to the supply chain issues, inflation, foreign policy, and even the coronavirus pandemic to ask if Americans miss his tenure in the White House.

“[Covid] is raging out of control, our supply chains are crashing with little product in our stores, we were humiliated in Afghanistan, our Border is a complete disaster, gas prices and inflation are zooming upward—how’s Biden doing? Do you miss me yet?” Trump said in a statement on Wednesday.

It was posted on Twitter by his spokeswoman Liz Harrington.

Though the tone of the statement resembled his trademark tweets, Trump was banned from the platform in January – while still the sitting president – after Twitter said his words could be interpreted by some as inciting violence following the riot at the US Capitol.

He has since needled Biden – whom he refuses to accept as the legitimate president – in a series of statements.

Wednesday’s mini-rant comes on the heels of reports that annual inflation in the US has reached 5.4%, the highest increase since the 2008 financial crisis.

US consumer prices make biggest year-to-year jump in 13 years
Consumer prices rose 0.4% in September, even more than in August. Groceries, gasoline – which reached its highest average price in years – heating fuel, rent, furniture, and new cars were the most affected.

Labor shortages at major ports have also caused supply chain disruptions and empty shelves at stores across the US. Meanwhile, over a million migrants have crossed the US border illegally since Biden’s inauguration; while a small number were deported, most were released into the country and allowed to claim asylum.

Biden called the US exit from Afghanistan an “extraordinary success,” even though the Taliban took over the country weeks before the last American troops were able to withdraw. Millions of dollars’ worth of weapons and equipment given to the Afghan Army also ended up in Taliban hands.

While over 100,000 Afghans were airlifted out of Kabul, some – including the very interpreter that helped rescue Biden when he visited the country as a senator – were left behind to be saved by private charities.

https://www.rt.com/usa/537388-trump-biden-miss-me/


Trump, the asshole, borrowed that phrase from George W. Bush.

George W. Bush!

What a pathetic human Trump is!

And, NO, I most assuredly do not miss him at all. I am thankful every day that Joe Biden is president rather than Trump.
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