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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Macunaima » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:32 pm

My vote was verified today.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:39 pm

Oops oops, make that 53 million.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:32 pm

Oops, make that 52 million.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by kyotebue2 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:46 pm

Biden is still leading in the 6 swing states. 51 million have already voted.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Bronshtein » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:40 pm

I was sort of hinting that with the Al Capone comment.

The rule of law should apply to everyone regardless of status.

Don't worry we're joining the Plantain Proletariat - de Pfeffel told an outright lie the other day - blaming Sadiq Khan for de Pfeffel's bankrupting London and Sadiq called him on it in public, without Parliamentary privilege.
Someone should be under investigation by the Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege, or receiving 16" writs for defamation.

Upshot?

A couple of headlines and everybody shrugs.

Someone should be resigning at least.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Macunaima » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:07 pm

Ssanemax wrote:
McKinstry wrote:he could get hoisted on that petard.


By. not on. Just one of my many bugbears

McKinstry wrote:The specter of jailing your predecessor reeks of banana republic behavior.


That was rather the point I was getting at - trust Macunaima to miss the point - but in fairness he lives in a Banana Republic.


Speaking as a citizen of a so-called banana republic, the thing the U.S. could do that would make them most like Brazil is allow Presidential privilege to continue for an entire lifetime, even in the face of heaps of evidence of wrong-doing.

It’s well known that no politician ever goes to jail in Brazil for very long. Want to act like a democracy? Hold ex-presidents to the same standards as any other citizen.

There’s a reason all our corrupt politicians end up in Miami, you know, and it’s not because the U.S. has a fair, open, and just legal system.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Ssanemax » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:36 am

Bronshtein wrote:So Al Capone's mistake was not becoming President?


true that. as I say, 30 years of fairly rectitudilinear men washed away the memory of about 150 years of seriously dodgy men holding the Office of president of the US, so Nixon's impeachment was more of a shock. Really, he was more a reversion to the mean than a blip.

But if you are going to say to people like Donald 'don't you dare lose office now, or we will destroy you' then Julius Caesar will have been merely a footnote in History when ex-president Hiram T Mandiblaster or whoever crosses the Potomac with his army beholden only to him and starts proscribing.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Bronshtein » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:26 am

So Al Capone's mistake was not becoming President?

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Ssanemax » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:14 am

McKinstry wrote:he could get hoisted on that petard.


By. not on. Just one of my many bugbears

McKinstry wrote:The specter of jailing your predecessor reeks of banana republic behavior.


That was rather the point I was getting at - trust Macunaima to miss the point - but in fairness he lives in a Banana Republic.

Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Post by Voice From Limbo » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:21 am

Wow -- I'd better buy donate for more Jim Bakker Buckets o' Slop.

https://youtu.be/rOH37W0jPpA

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