Tag Archive: Politics

Feb 13 2021

Impeachment 2° Day 5: Final Arguments – Maybe

Yesterday the lawyers for private citizen Trump began and rested their case in a quarter of the time allotted. The Senators then submitted a round of written questions to the House managers and defense attorneys. It seems that the defense lawyers don’t understand how impeachment works, it’s not a criminal or even a civil case, …

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Feb 12 2021

Impeachment 2° Day 4: The Defense Begins

Yesterday, House Impeachment managers rested their case after just slightly more than four hours of very methodical closing remarks. Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD), lead manager, was the last to speak closing his statement with a quote from Thomas Paine offering Republicans a chance to be “Winter Soldiers”: Tom Paine wasn’t an American, but he came …

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Feb 11 2021

Impeachment 2° Day 3: House Managers Finale

Yesterday the House Impeachment managers laid out the links to the consequences of private citizen Donald Trump’s fiery incitement on January 6 and it was devastating. Impeachment prosecutors took senators on a wrenching journey inside the horror of the US Capitol insurrection, making a devastating case that Donald Trump had plotted, incited and celebrated a …

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Feb 10 2021

Impeachment 2°

Yesterday was the opening day of the second impeachment trial of now former President Donald J. Trump.The only topic that was on the table for discussion was whether the trial itself was constitutional. After presentations from the House managers and Trump’s defense lawyers, the vote was a bipartisan 56 – 44 – six Republicans voting …

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Feb 02 2021

Fool Me Once

In 2009, when the new Obama administration decided to make heath care reform its first goal, President Obama was under the misguided notion that he could work with Republicans. Not that he wasn’t warned. Then Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his gang of obstructionists made it very clear the day after Obama won the …

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Jan 07 2021

It’s Done

At 3:32 AM ET on January 7, 2021 with the verification of the 3 electoral votes of Vermont, a joint session of Congress confirmed 271 electoral votes for Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris to be the next President and Vice President of the United States At 3:41, Vice President Mike Pence confirmed the vote …

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Jan 06 2021

Electoral College Vote Count

Up Date 8:15 PM ET: After the events of the day, Congress will resume the certification of the Electoral College votes and certify the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States and his Vice Presidential choice, Kamala Harris. WATCH LIVE: Congress holds joint session to count Electoral College vote On …

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Jan 06 2021

And The Winners In Georgia Are: Warnock and Ossoff

As of 3 AM ET, Jon Ossoff was leading David Perdue by 12,806 votes with 98% of the votes counted. The outstanding votes are mail-ins that more often than not lean heavily Democratic. There are currently about 40 thousand outstanding votes. Ossoff’s win should be confirmed by noon tomorrow. The race between the Reverend Raphael …

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Jan 04 2021

Anatomy of Sedition in 62 Minutes

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organisation, that tends toward rebellion against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent toward, or rebellion against, established authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are …

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Dec 31 2020

Objectivity

Posted by ek hornbeck on 12.31.2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek hornbeck. (A) philosophical concept of being true independently from individual subjectivity caused by perception, emotions, or imagination. A proposition is considered to have objective truth when its truth conditions are met without bias caused by a sentient subject. Scientific objectivity refers to the ability …

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