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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 25th, 2021, 11:54 pm

I have many flags!! They come out on special occasions. My favourite is that of the Falklands Islands. 

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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 25th, 2021, 11:57 pm

Well obviously don't burn that one - nice sheep!

And if you think about it, you can even smell the haggis too.
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 1:45 am

@bearish "at most a couple of GOP senators will vote for that regardless of evidence presented," as opposed to Dems who would vote before any evidence is presented! I am keen to see who will vote against party lines. Personally I think the evidence (that I've seen) is weak, so it's the Dems I'll be watching.

@trackstar "an important nod to the world"! Who on Earth thinks that such a nod is necessary?!! The nods are needed by the US. And I'm sure that the stimulus checks will be highly appreciated. However we are talking about a country where they'd rather lose body parts than have a free health service, so who knows?
Personally, I think its important to remember that two thirds vote is required to convict in the Senate and right now it is 50-50 split with the Vice President as a tie breaker. A substantial number of Republicans would need to vote with the Democrats for there to even be a shot at a conviction, but over the last week Republican resolve on fighting impeachment has strengthened - at least from what I have been reading.

Mitch McConnel and Chuck Schumer are going to accept the articles of impeachment as they expressed in the past week, but that is on poor legal ground. The entire impeachment process is subject to judicial review, as always:
  • Alan Dershowitz believes that the House of Representatives violated the constitution at least 6 times while attempting to impeach the president: “They violated the free speech provision. They violated the impeachment criteria. They violated the bill of attainder. They violated due process, on and on and on.”
  • Not to mention their attempts to pressure Mike Pence into invoking the 25th Amendment, to which Mike Pence responded that would violate the constitution as the 25th Ammendment is not an alternative to impeachment.
  • In regards to the issue as to whether or not it is constitutionally sound to impeach a president after he leaves office, the strongest argument for that is that impeachment existed in Britain and there is contextual evidence as to how that should be interpreted. However, the counter argument is that no president in US history has been impeached after leaving office and the normal interpretation has no relationship to British Common law. The argument could easily by made that that if our founding fathers had wanted presidents to be impeachable after leaving office they would have written that in.

A convenient Dershowitz quote (although Trump evidently didn’t offer him enough money to join his team this time around): “The defendant wants to hide the truth because he’s generally guilty. The defense attorney’s job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth.”
 
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 2:14 am

Mitch F. McConnell and the rest of the FGOP have decided to destroy any shreds of Senate procedure because, well, he thinks they can get away with it. While pioneering, Trump’s terrorist insurrection and associated murders may not be the last in Congress.
 
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 3:10 am

I guess Mich folded as I was posting that. Good for him!
 
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 4:00 pm

Well obviously don't burn that one - nice sheep!

And if you think about it, you can even smell the haggis too.
Alpacas are nicer.
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 4:02 pm

I have many flags!! They come out on special occasions. My favourite is that of the Falklands Islands. 

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How many sheep are there on Islas Malvinas?
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 4:12 pm


How many sheep are there on Islas Malvinas?
A quick search reveals about 490,000 sheep and about 3,200 human inhabitants.  Meaning about 153 sheep per person.

Also interesting is the vast penguin population there and the sheep hang out with the penguins, seemingly harmoniously.
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 7:29 pm

A quick search reveals about 490,000 sheep and about 3,200 human inhabitants.  Meaning about 153 sheep per person.
Sounds about right.
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 8:54 pm

And over a thousand British soldiers protecting the people and sheep from Argentinos culios malos. Nice place, but a bit too crowded (I don't mean all the penguin species - including gentoo ;-)). I prefer Ascension Island.
 
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 9:18 pm

 Trump's trial is just a skirmish in the left's broader attempt to punish all their political enemies, repress free speech, and entrench their new power. One tactic is to try to make sure that anyone who served in his administration can never work again: Watchdog Group to Track Hiring of Top Ex-Trump Aides - Bloomberg. As for speech suppression, having killed Parler, next up are the The Absurd Calls to Shut Down Fox News.  

What's next: re-education camps? Oh wait, we already have that -- it's called college.  :D  
 
 
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January 26th, 2021, 10:32 pm

And over a thousand British soldiers protecting the people and sheep from Argentinos culios malos. Nice place,  but a bit too crowded (I don't mean all the penguin species - including gentoo ;-)). I prefer Ascension Island.
No, they are protecting the sheep.
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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 10:37 pm

College is fine, it's when you graduate ...

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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 11:28 pm

For those under the age of 40, look up the term "red baiting" and see how it has evolved in the 21st century! 

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Re: Biden and Harris - the first 100 days

January 26th, 2021, 11:39 pm

I like that -- although maybe the bull should be a bear. 

Just got back from a short trip to sign the Recall Gavin petition. I think he's getting worried: over one million signatures so far -- 1.8 million needed by mid-March to get on a fall ballot. Unlike the left, I have no problem with him working post-governorship. Maybe wine steward at the French Laundry? 
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