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  • Commented on What happens now?
    Greg Tingey @ 1742 asked: Any responses to my 1725 & 1728, please? I'll have a go at it, but any insight I have into Trumpists and other RWNJs is from far outside, yr. humble servant being a foreign-raised, Ivy...
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    Bill Arnold @ 1741: I know full well that the Seagull has rather worn out her welcome in these parts, but, seriously, from whom else are you going to get citations in 2021 to Freie Arbeiter Stimme? That tabloid was...
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    My cite for the Nixon case had the wrong year, my having foolishly typed it in rather than copied it. It was of course 1973, not 1993. Sorry....
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    mdive @ 1705: After all, one of the points of the Supreme Court is to overturn Congress when they go against the Constitution - and with the Constitution being unclear an interpretation by Congress can be overturned. (another job of...
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    Further to my point in response to mdive @ 1699: But at the moment it is looking irrelevant given that 44 Republican Senators joined Rand Paul in supporting his motion that the impeachment of former President Trump was unconstitutional in...
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    mdive @ 1699 wrote: I wasn't saying that the Senate's judgment would be appealed, but rather the question of whether the Senate can impeach an ex-President. The Constitution apparently doesn't clarify this issue, so at some point if an ex-whatever...
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    JBS @ 1690 wrote: My concern is how this might be used to create another poisonous stab-in-the-back myth. Surely, that ship has -- by this point in our convoluted narrative -- not only sailed but gone on to found a...
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    JBS @ 1689 wrote: 18 USC Ch. 113B: TERRORISM - (1) defines "international terrorism" and (5) defines "domestic terrorism". As I was saying to Allen Thomson, the definitions you are both referencing in 18 U.S.C. § 2331 (1) and...
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    Allen Thomson @ 1676: The US Code does have a definition of domestic terrorism, 18 U.S.C. § 2331(5), but AFAIK you're correct that it's actually prosecuted using a variety of different laws. You might be surprised to hear that this...
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    Erwin @ 1668: The extremists are staying in the GOP. I'm hopeful that US politics is similar to California a bit before 2000. (Remember the anti-Hispanic proposition?) Of course I remember 1994's Prop. 187 extremely well. (I hear its sequelae...
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    JBS @1656 asked: Could it be possible, in the absence of the boycotting Senators, for the Senate to convict without a single GOP vote? My understanding from reading relatively well informed analyses suggests the correct answer is "yes - almost"....
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    Adrian Smith @ 1580: OT but do you happen to know what's become of ESR? He hasn't updated his blog since September, though he tweeted something on December 29th so he's not the deid. According to a comment about a...
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    JBS: As a Golden State native son (albeit raised among Brits), I can report that 'youens' has no currency in California's vernacular. However, you might pass as a native by using 'hella many'. Or, more specifically, as subspecies Santa Cruz...
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    mdive @ 473 about Giuliani: Just note that it is a trade organization, and it is no way involved in his ability to practise law - his law license is administered by the New York State Board of Law Examiners...
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    JBS @ 183: According to Moscow Mitch it cannot be called back into session before that date without Unanimous Consent. This is an accurate representation by JBS from a lying liar who lies, and I thank (once again) JBS for...
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    Queens, I mean. Apologies to the good citizens of the Bronx, who certainly didn't deserve that....
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    Bill Arnold @ 243: Certainly I'm aware that the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is empowered to order nuclear strikes a la Brig. Get. Jack D. Ripper. My point is that the office also gives him a massive number of...
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    Robert van der Heide @ 216: Ouch. Leo Ryan was my Congressman and personal acquaintance, and I occasionally visit his grave in Millbrae, CA when I go visit my grandfather's. (Oddly enough, Dan White is also buried in that...
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    JBS @ 183: The only reason The Turtle says he "cannot" reconvene the US Senate without unanimous consent is that he doesn't wish to take action to reconvene into full session from the current pro-forma one. It's always within the...
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    Heteromeles @175, yes, a President sidelined via the 25th can indeed countermand that advisory immediately, and I apologise for mis-summarising Section 4's details slightly. And since posting my earlier remarks, I've caught up enough on reading to infer that Pence...
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    Last night it occurred to me that the President-Eject's latest actions and lacks thereof might be most easily explainable in one of these two ways: 1. He might have been already 25ed by the VP and an 8-vote majority of...
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    JBS @ 1748: Yes, of course I'm aware that the entire point of the 25th Amendment was to formalise the succession, and provide an orderly alternative to what happened with President Wilson in '17. My point was merely that interested...
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    It's entirely possible that VP Pence and sundry Cabinet members and other officials have already, as with the National Guard deployment, simply started acting as if Pence were Acting President, that involving a great deal less commotion than would be...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    paws4thot @1188: Also, still waiting for anyone to explain the difference between Rounders and Baseball (other than possibly the softness of the ball). Rounders uses a much smaller bat than baseball, often swung one-handed, and the batter carries the bat...
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    _Moz_ @1069: Precisely. Remember the brief upset when people discovered a complete computer running linux 'hidden' inside Intel CPUs? This seems to be a hideously garbled attempt to refer to discovery of a string from Andrew Tannenbaum's (now-BSD-licensed) Minix3 (not...
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    David L. @1108: pfSense can do simple NAT or deep packet inspection or whatever level of paranoia you want to operate at. But you have full control over what goes in and out of your location. For those who care,...
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    Greg Tingey @1085: I wonder ... is it possible to get a new "appliance" in this general class that DOES NOT use connected electronics? Seriously, I am having a very difficult time believing that any commodity appliance (excluding ones specifically...
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    Certainly, security threats (or at least complications) to one's household computing from the Internet of Pwned Things are worth pondering and deciding how to contain and defang the undesired behaviour. In the short term, I've managed so far to avoid...
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    JBS @1004: I think you got the wrong guy. Rick Moen @ 956: wrote that about the big, prominent tumors. Let me back up just a little, because I was probably a little unclear, and my main point may be...
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    JBS @931: As it happens, I know rather a lot more about prostate cancer than I'd really like to. 1. Official recommendations about when to get first PSA screenings continue to be disputed, the bone of contention being one I...
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