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    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    unless they went in there with 'burner' phones, many were bagged. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/01/parlers-amateur-coding-could-come-back-to-haunt-capitol-hill-rioters/?fbclid=IwAR1kudcLW5PhZ9O-dA5oNEdNmdfBF8pmZHCBbVx1CtqO4ldVJnUDNFHH5OM
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Teddy Kennedy since the early 70s had a staff of 100 clever souls. They got bills thru Congress for him, he spent 3 decades of his life getting almost totally drunk on a daily basis. Biden will have a bright young staff around him.
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    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Biden could live until he is 90. He might last for 2 terms if she totally runs the country after about June of 2o22. I think she thinks if she metaphorically plays her cards right, she gets HER two full terms AFTER Joe Biden's two.
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    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    Tacitly, BIDEN's day brings to mind the naps POTUS CALVIN COOLIDGE took...even if his views on life are like those of AL SMITH or FDR.
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    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    AFTER December of 2023.... hence i had to opt for the last option on the list. At that point in time, Kamela is doing 99% of the POTUS 'grunt work' in a very alert 'Girl Friday' manner, all Joe has to do is chitchat and do his JRB on memos etc. for she will be running things.
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    maybe the NEW rule book has Senators being more short winded, but in the course of the TRIAL, i presume things are done in a manner akin to 1868 and 1999, and that lawyers can talk until the cows come home in the evening, if they both began to speak at the crack of dawn!!! tis damn close to being like a classic filibuster.... Say Whot! :) ;) :) :) :) :)
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    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    LUV..... Northern Ireland had its Plantation system, too. The SERFs, SLAVes, Bond-Servants who didst labor on the same, well long before the LABOUR PARTY comes into being, those humble souls....were Catholics. I am Northern Irish, i have O'Neill blood, an ancestor who was a great leader prior to the year 1600 has a granddaughter a male ancestor of mine married. My family in the north, in the area they lived in, were some of the heirs of the last great O'Neill HIGH KINGs. I am kin to the late Tip O'Neill. I am 1/4th Scots Irish, 1/4th Southern Irish. I have close Protestant and Catholic Irish cousins. I framed Trump's pure hapless idiocy in HIGH WHIG and AULD 1700s TORY terms, as if Edmund Burke can debate Thomas Paine. I may go REFORM Party if i try for a public office.. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    AF ---- You do have a point. BILL WELD is more Libertarian than is Donald Trump, who is just a Libertine. As you may have seen, i put the full text of the 1715 Riot Act on here, to explain Trump's failures. I do admit Doctor Ron Paul and maybe even DOCTOR RAND PAUL are more LIBERTARIAN than is BILL WELD. I know this full well, your take on 1776. It has more backbone than this musical. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwjI1N-GUqA
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    THADDEUS STEVENS was a much better lawyer than most of his contemporaries. I actually have an ancestor who was a British Barrister in the early 1800s who did argue at the Old Bailey. YES and NO. THADDEUS STEVENs and POTUS ANDREW JOHNSON are of a near to equal level of awareness concerning our Constitution. I admit i'm giving one a take on things that has its echoes of the 1715 Riot Act. Poor A.J was 100 blamed for the riot that broke out in New Orleans, even though it was as bad as the riot in NYC after Gettysburg. Hence my C+ on a paper that normally is an A- if you factor in that he was an adult back then who had to be taught in order to read. WHEN THE RADICAL REPUBLICANs take him to task over New Orleans, they don't jump all over HONEST ABE for the chaos. HAD LINCOLN LIVED, had he made the same basic
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    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    My point about semi-racist and often very ignorant or bigoted sounding Number 17..... IMOHO were i to grade PRESIDENTIAL RECONSTRUCTION a letter grade for what it did, as if its a FINAL exam essay, knowing what i know of AM HIST 101... then CONGRESSIONAL RECONSTRUCTION might hypothetically be a B- or B+ rather than a totally great and vast improvement. Andrew Johnson did have his managerial skills. So did the U.S Congress.
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    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    LUV.... you and Mayor Rudy do have enuff LEGAL EAGLE brain cells between the two of you whereby you can pull off the legal equivalent of a Senate fillibuster for several months, which would let TRUMP hire a third good lawyer, who'd then take over the case and cut the diamond in the rough to a glittering perfection. Trump motormouths. Someone who can motormouth in a legal manner can create a case that is akin to watching paint dry. Add lil factoids into the mix and both Donnie Trump Senior and Wily OLE Mitch will be very happy. Trump plans to POTUS run.
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    I really don't know if Donald Trump is innocent or guilty. Sen. Mitch McConnell himself is unsure as to the ultimate outcome. He said this recently. I usually don't agree with the senior Senator from KENTUCKY, so i'm rather surprised i arrived at something he knows by heart. I'm trying to go by a literal 1800s take on all this, not something more 20th Century. I don't want to revisit Monica L's dress at all... Bill Clinton's impeachment is the OTHER impeachment. POTUS level impeachment.
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    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    From the very bottom of ARTICLE 11 ----------- "And also to prevent the execution of an act entitled “An act to provide for the more efficient government of the Rebel States,” passed March 2, 1867. Whereby the said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then, to wit, on the 21st day of February, 1868, at the city of Washington, commit and was guilty of a high misdemeanor in office." THE FIRING OF EDWIN STANTON WAS A "HIGH MISDEMEANOR" ... i.e the TENURE of OFFICE ACT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBNwqbBR-_M
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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    Originally Posted by Invisible Man "I don't think the standard for impeachment and conviction of a president, so as to remove him from holding office (which is only the loss of a privilege and not a right) should be limited to actual crimes with their legal definitions. The Constitution refers to high crimes and misdemeanors, which is a much broader standard of anything unbefitting of the office, whether against a law or not."
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    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
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    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    he let the riot happen. that is simply it. he perhaps had no idea someone in the crowd was actually its leader. he obviously didn't control this crowd of MAGA supporters. at nearly all his other rallies, he has the crowd eating out of his hands. he is in a gray area, or perhaps he's innocent and guilty at the same time. he didn't care that they were going to vent or act out. i think he was glued to his TV set after the rally because this is the first time a large group of his people pulled something like this. as i said, its the first time i've seen Mike Pence with the fear of God in him, knowing he'd have been one of the first real victims of a classic lynch mob from the 1800s, had they gotten to him. as it is they all then ran rampant & were a mobocracy.
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    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    not directly. nothing said at the rally. none of the quotes normally would be enough to send total strangers into action in unison. which then suggests the rioters were not total strangers to each other. it does look like he provided a way for them to meet up, and stood back as they gathered up the resolve to do what they did. i think he could have quieted them all down, or maybe been honest with them. as it stands now, they could have been talked to, and the situation might have been defused. i think he knew what they possibly might do, but he let them do it. he didn't talk them out of it. he let the situation fester. he vented, they took everything literally, and felt he was backing them up to the 100 percentile. he wasn't. he simply played games with their emotions.
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    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    the poll needed 5 to 7 options. i had to go with "C" due to how absurd the Parler game was allowed to get. the rioters believed the stuff on the net to a 100 percentile, rather than half believing & making a mental note of things. in terms of 'big money' and modern elections, both the GOP + the Democrats are dominated by it.
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    if you weigh the federal, state and local levels of gov't together, gov't tends to be rather honest an' it often does what it is supposed to. if you focus on the special interests, we are more corrupt than the Roaring Twenties but we are not as corrupt as the late 1800s. yes, we all have more regulations than we did a century ago, but the amount of money spent to buy each high public official is obscene.
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    Yesterday, 04:47 PM
    He's going to have to flipflop 180 degrees, backtrack on the issue...and pay the poor man. even though Giuiliani looks like an emotional wreck on the verge of a nervous breakdown. At the new Impeachment Trial, if Mayor Rudy simply pads each step out, introduces into the transcript a veritable "ton" of trivia and detail, it can be made boring as f#ck, they'd all then quiet down. Each hour spent on impeachment is a full hour not spent on the debate for each bill the Democrats will want to get thru. They can vent until the cows come home i feel.
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    being competent or incompetent also is a factor.
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    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
    I like Mike
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    Yesterday, 12:13 AM
    He's now made it easier for Mayor Rudy to defend him at the Senate Trial that wily ole Mitch wants to micro-manage.
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    Yesterday, 12:06 AM
    i did.... i placed the full text of the Riot Act of 1715 online here.... twice. i know what i said about A.J's 1868 impeachment trial, the farce ole Newtie G whipped up in 1999 on Bill Clinton and why Donald John Trump was unwise to question the deeds wily ole Mitch has done for him over the past 4 to 5 years. Luv... Trump went swamp. Mitch wants him as a distraction. Joe Biden has young Democrats who are sore torn! They can either get bills passed. Or they can all crucify Donald John Trump on a Cross of Gold on public TV. ............................................................................................................................................................
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    01-13-2021, 11:58 PM
    Admittedly they placed two next to Trump's ...... *impeached **impeached again
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    01-13-2021, 11:45 PM
    Youthful young Kevin McCarthy sought to do damage control, by mitigating the punishment Congress has yet to dish out. Problem is, there is a means of CENSURE via the 14th Amendment that can hobble any future POTUS run Trump can do. I think Mitch McConnell wants the impeachment hearings to drag on...until they are 99.9% boring, so that Trump owes him bigly when they all vote. It cuts into the time the Senate has for pieces of legislation. McConnell wants to dangle 2o24 in front of the Big Trumpster and indicate how much Mr. Trump owes him for the stuff done over the past 4 to 5 years.
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    01-13-2021, 11:38 PM
    neat map.borrowed.
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    01-13-2021, 11:33 PM
    Had they listened to the complete speech, yes. Which suggests they met online, were a flash mob who utilized the ELIPSE as public area to connect up, and then got the idea to do that mile and a half walk OLE ANDY JOHNSON would have been very familiar with. Let alone most of our other presidents. This suggests the core group of plotters had a gameplan at the ready, as they all traveled to D.C given that they did not live there. Were they followers of Leon Trotsky? Tea Party people? Nazis? Antifa??? Neo*Nazis? Stalinists? KKK people? Weather Underground? Or does the tidy label matter? It all got Trump impeached again. The seat of our federal gov't has troops aplenty...now. Duckies, please don't go there. Lets just hope for the best. D.C = Zoo. It may eventually settle down, SLEEPY JOE gets sleepy.
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    01-13-2021, 11:22 PM
    The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Riot Act, by British Parliament This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org. If you are not located in the United States, you'll have to check the laws of the country where you are located before using this ebook. Title: The Riot Act
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    01-13-2021, 11:20 PM
    https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/electionsvoting/newport-rising/1839-newp-ris/riot-act-1714/ 1714 Riot Act The early 1700s was a time of unrest in Britain with riots occurring in 1710, 1714 and 1715. The preamble of the Riot Act refers to these ‘rebellious riots and tumults' and states that the existing laws were insufficient. The Act allowed local officials to read a proclamation ordering illegally assembled groups of more than twelve people to disperse. Refusal to disperse was a felony offence which carried the death penalty. It is from this we get the phrase ‘reading the Riot Act'. Contemporary accounts disagree as to whether the Riot Act was successfully read at the 1839 Newport Rising. Some claim that the mayor read the full proclamation, others claim that he was shot and injured while trying to read the Act from the window of the Westgate Hotel. Interestingly, the leaders of the Newport Rising were charged with treason rather than being charged under the Riot Act. The Riot Act was repealed in 1973. https://search.proquest.com/openview/e5a13ffaff6a43ab0bba671333b6d0d9/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=45034 LOCKE is namedropped. FULL TEXT RIOT ACT
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