Will 2024 Make 2020 Look Like 2016?

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Last week I caught four stories that were all bad news on their own, but when combined they made for a toxic big picture. Over the weekend, Biden* marked the anniversary of the 1/6 Reichstag Fire by travelling to Valley Forge and giving what Chris Plante perfectly called on his radio show, “Biden’s* Hate Speech”. Of course, this was the perfect sequel to Biden’s* infamous 2022 Pedo Hitler speech in Philly. On the same day I’m reading the analysis of President Unity* declaring anyone who voted against him to be enemies of the state, I learn that the DOJ has expanded it’s Reichstag Fire persecution to Americans who didn’t even enter the building. I had also recently watched Sound of Freedom (streaming on Amazon Prime), and as I watched I was curious about Lefty’s hatred of this movie. What kind of soulless monster does one have to be to not condemn child trafficking and condemning them to sex slavery? Then I got to the closing credits, and it had a few updates as to how the story ended in real life with some follow up. Then I saw why Lefties would hate this movie (aside from the fact that so many Normals love it):

Human trafficking is a 150 billion-dollar-a-year business. The Unites States is one of the top destinations for human trafficking and is among the largest consumers of child sex.

There are more humans trapped in slavery today than any other time in history – including when slavery was legal.

Millions of these slaves are children.

Ah, that ties things up – can’t have a movie that puts a human face on the misery brought on by our Human Trafficker in Chief*. Like I said, all of these are bad but on their own unsurprising given how radicalized the Democrats have become. The article I read that pulled everything together was Kurt Schlichter’s prediction that the Biden* regime is actively inviting a terrorist attack in the US that will be at least on the scale of Israel’s 10/7. If you don’t have time for any of the other links I’ve posted read this one. To tie the four pieces together in order:

  • Biden* has declared between 1/3 – 1/2 of the country to be enemies of the state.
  • His Stasi have not only failed to reign in as their narrative around the 1/6 Reichstag Fire even while the narrative is falling apart, but they decided to ratchet it up.
  • Democrats have gone so far off the deep end that they can’t even condemn child sex slavery because it would damage the regime.
  • Allowing in millions of military aged single men across our border is no accident. Remember Brother Bob’s Razor: “Never attribute to stupidity or political incompetence that which can be explained by pure malevolence.”

The combination of these stories really shined a light in my eyes. We’re beyond the point of a question of if something major is going to happen, only of when. Add to the two new developments – the DHS is treating us Normals as terrorists, and now the Feds are asking the banks to conduct warrantless searches through their customer records. What is the regime’s endgame? Damned if I know, but if I had to guess it’s that the regime is gearing up for some terror event to impose martial law and round up political enemies. For those of you saying , “Come and get it”, trust me, as I wrote back in 2022,  it won’t be that simple. But in that same post I point out the Democrats forget one important rule of war: the enemy gets a vote. And they won’t like what happens next after their nationwide Pearl Harbor.

Don’t worry; I’m not allowing myself to go to some dark place. I’ve got my faith and good family and friends in my life. But I also realize that we’re running out of time. If something horrible were to go down and my family got hurt and it would have been preventable had I better prepared I could never forgive myself. I’m not going hardcore like some Shaolin monk training to be an assassin, but I have become far more mindful of how I spend the free time I have. I have a lot more commitments than I did a few years ago and have to be more disciplined to not waste time.

Hopefully I’m being paranoid, and if I’m wrong I’ll be a healthier, better prepared person. No loss there, and if I’m right, hopefully I have enough time. Hopefully so do we all.

Brother Bob is no longer on Facebook (although you can see his archives there), and is back on Twitter again, but is ramping up on Minds and Gab, and has his biggest presence on MeWe.

Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog

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Maine a Judge and put a stay on blocking Trump

All t hose supporting this Invasion should all get Life in Prison

Thats what they are afraid of, why they are working so hard to keep anyone pro-America out of DC or any position of power.

The only thing you can absolutely count on is that this regime, with the Obama regime behind and within it, is bound and determined to make the United States of America weaker. Whether they intend for an adversarial nation to take over or they blissfully think the US can exist among aggressive nations as a weak entity is immaterial; the result will be the same: the destruction of our country.

I wish it were the Obama regime. The slander wouldn’t stick, and Obama would take out the trash.

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02/24/24 – House investigators scrutinize Rep. Matt Gaetz’s defunct federal criminal sex trafficking probe

Investigators with the House Ethics Committee appear to be taking a deeper look at the now closed federal probe into the conduct of Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, and have in recent weeks reached out to witnesses and the Justice Department for information, according to multiple sources familiar with the recent developments. At least one witness has sat for an interview, one of the sources said.

Gaetz, who is being investigated by the House committee over allegations that include sexual misconduct, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. The Justice Department last year declined to charge Gaetz in its sex trafficking investigation.

An individual was contacted by congressional investigators two weeks ago with a request for records tied to the now defunct federal investigation into whether the congressman violated sex trafficking laws, one of the sources said Wednesday.

It is unclear how or if the Justice Department will respond to the request for information, as its probe into Gaetz’s conduct is closed following its decision not to charge the congressman. 

The Justice Department declined to comment. A staffer with the House Ethics Committee also had no comment… 

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Boy, when you clowns get desperate, you really get degenerate. Totally and irrefutably dispelled long ago.

02/27/24 – Nikki Haley: America Is Committing “Suicide” by Voting for Trump

“You have to see the hole in the ship. And if you don’t see the hole in the ship, we’re all going to go down.”

To use political jargon, Nikki Haley—who has lost primary contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and her home state of South Carolina—does not have a snow ball’s chance in hell of winning the GOP nomination for president. Still, she is apparently intent on not going down without a fight, and to that end, the former governor has a message for voters: Anyone who votes for Donald Trump has a death wish for America.

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Haley said that while her opponent may be running for reelection “to pay his legal fees and get out of some sort of legal peril,” the idea of making him the party’s nominee “is like suicide for our country.” Seemingly making a Titanic reference, in which America is the boat and Trump is the iceberg, she also told the outlet: “You have to see the hole in the ship. And if you don’t see the hole in the ship, we’re all going to go down.”

Asked point-blank why she is still running, Haley told the Journal, “I’m doing what I think is right. I’m doing what I believe 70% of Americans want me to do.” (Seven in 10 Americans have said they want an alternative to a rematch of the 2020 election, the Journal noted.) On the campaign, she has repeatedly noted that despite easily beating his Republican opponents, Trump has failed to win approximately 40% of the vote in some early states, which seems to indicate he’ll have a tough time beating Joe Biden in the fall. Speaking of, the former South Carolina governor told the Journal (despite Trump’s status as an accused criminal* and certified sexual abuser), “I have serious concerns about Donald Trump. I have more serious concerns about Joe Biden.”

In Michigan, where the fifth Republican primary is being held Tuesday, Trump leads Haley by nearly 57 points, according to FiveThirtyEight.

*Here’s where we have to tell you he’s pleaded not guilty to all 91 felony counts.

Fox News is extremely angry Joe Biden got laughs

“So That’s a Wow!” – CNN Reacts After Joe Biden Loses to “Uncommitted” in Dearborn Michigan Democrat Primary (VIDEO)

America does not support nimrata nikki

Meanwhile, Big Fanny’s goose is cooked.

NBC Hacks Say Nathan Wade Divorce Attorney was “Clearly an Adverse Witness” in Fani Willis Disqualification Hearing – Greg Bluestein from Atlanta Journal-Constitution Says Disqualification Will be a “DEATH SENTENCE for This Case” (VIDEO)

WATCH: Nathan Wade had Garage Door Opener to Fani Willis’ Home, Had Sex With Fani Willis at Her Law Office BEFORE She Was DA According to Trump Co-Defendant’s Attorney – Attorney Says Terrence Bradley Previously Gave Her This Information

This case will be dismissed

Why will the case be dismissed, rather than a different prosecutor being appointed?

Because the case is shit.

I do not have knowledge of it starting or when it started,” Terrence Bradley said of Willis’ relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade during a Tuesday hearing. “I never witnessed anything. So, you know, it was speculation.”

So, why did attorney/client privilege prevent him from saying that last week? Sounds like he is afraid of retaliation.

Landmark Victory for Texas AG Ken Paxton as Court Strikes Down Biden’s $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill – Unconstitutional

Hey, scooter; Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden gets laughs every time he speaks. What is absurd is that this babbling idiot will not face real questions by real journalists. He won’t even take questions unless he has the questions first, printed on a card with the name and picture of the person asking the question. But, he is more than happy to make his gigantic carbon boot print (you DO care about the climate, don’t you?) to go and take wiffleball questions and quips and automatically be deemed sharp and nimble.

joey should boot khlamydia off the ticket and replace her with “uncommitted”.

02/28/24 – Hackers threaten to release Trump documents from Georgia case if they don’t get a ransom by Thursday

The hacking group responsible for taking down Fulton County’s websites in Georgia is threatening to publish documents from the government’s court system — including ones related to the criminal case against Donald Trump — unless it gets paid a ransom.

In a message posted online Saturday, in both English and Russian, the hacking group called LockBit 3.0 said the stolen documents “contain a lot of interesting things and Donald Trump’s court cases that could affect the upcoming US election.”

Initially, LockBit 3.0 set a Saturday, March 2 deadline for payment, according to the cybersecurity reporter Christopher Krebs.

It has since moved up that deadline to 8:49 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, February 29, LockBit’s 3.0’s restored website shows.

It’s not clear how much money the group is demanding. The hacking group’s demands are often negotiated in private, according to Dan Schiappa, the chief product officer at the cybersecurity firm Arctic Wolf.

The group — led by a hacker using the pseudonym LockBitSupp — appeared to become operational again over the weekend after a February 20 law enforcement raid. A group of agencies, including the FBI and the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency, took down 34 of its servers and changed its website to a series of messages bragging about the law enforcement operation. The same day, the US Department of Justice unsealed an indictment accusing two Russian nationals of being involved in the group’s hacking operations.

By Saturday, LockBit 3.0 was back.

On a new website, the group posted a new message claiming that it had backup copies of documents taken from the Fulton County government’s website, and renewing ransom demands.

The post claimed that the FBI acted so quickly because the leak of documents in Trump’s criminal case would affect the 2024 presidential election — although court documents show that the FBI’s investigation into LockBit 3.0 and coordination with international law enforcement agencies has been ongoing for years. It characterized its relationship with the FBI as a sort of romantic rivalry, promising to hack more government websites in the future.

The right wing echo chamber will propagate anything the Russians feed them.

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Well, we’ll know tomorrow, won’t we?

02/28/24 – Supreme Court, moving quickly, will decide if Trump can be prosecuted in election interference case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted on charges he interfered with the 2020 election and set a course for a quick resolution.

The justices’ order maintains a hold on preparations for a trial focused on Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss. The court will hear arguments in late April, with a decision likely no later than the end of June.

The court said in an unsigned statement that it will consider “whether and if so to what extent does a former President enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office.”

The Supreme Court has previously held that presidents are immune from civil liability for official acts, and Trump’s lawyers have for months argued that that protection should be extended to criminal prosecution as well…

Trump never fares well in a courtroom where logic and the orderly presentation of actual evidence tends to prevail. His legal strategy has been to avoid any direct confrontation with truth, while ceaselessly pitching a line of bullshit to his supporters.

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Seems the people in the gym would like that creepy predator to go somewhere else.

 Court denies Donald Trump’s bid to pause $454m penalty

So the court decided to just ignore the 8th Amendment. Must be a left wing court.

Oh, look, Comrade Greggie, who fancies himself a legal eagle, is at it again. Nothing like using the far left Business Insider to try to pad his arguments.

Democrats are stupid and because of that, they think Americans are stupid.

Nothing like using the far left Business Insider to try to pad his arguments.

Try addressing the facts, rather than the source.

How lamed brained are you, groomer. Comrade Greggie is using the source for his “facts.”

If they’re not facts, prove it rather than simply dismissing the source.

Are you claiming that Business Insider is not a left wing source, groomer?

If Greg’s facts are correct, it doesn’t matter what the source is, and if his facts are incorrect, you should be able to demonstrate that by citing facts to the contrary.

Last edited 1 month ago by Michael

Sorry, groomer, but:

a) I never said anything about “facts” in my comment to Comrade Greggie

b) I criticized his use of the Business Insider as a source to pad his arguments and

c) the onus for proving a “fact” is on the one making a claim

d) you’re trying to make an argument when you have no case. Stop showing what a dunce you are

This is your whole argumentative arsenal:

•Some form of “You’re stupid.”

•Some name-calling.

•Some form of “Oh yeah? Show me the verbatim quote where I said that!”

•Pretending that you know more about every conceivable topic or endeavor than the person with whom you’re disagreeing (without then demonstrating any command of the subject, it should be noted).

•Willfully (?) misunderstanding the simplest sentences and responding with some form of “Are you saying…” and then concocting something that nobody said or intended.

I understand that these tactics keep you from having to put forward any facts or analysis of your own, but it’s all old hat by now. The world won’t come to an end if you bring actual information to bear on a subject and then get slapped down with better facts.

Last edited 1 month ago by Michael

It’s neither my fault nor my problem that you cannot make an apple into an orange.

Learn to diagram a sentence and you will then comprehend what I said to Comrade Greggie.

Lil Mikey still commenting on comments, sheesh maybe he can have an opinion if the school directors give him one.

Just as you’re commenting on my comment.

I think he is laying out the rules he operates by so you can understand why when we ask him and Greg a question, they simply pretend it never happened.

Notice Trump got over 100K more votes in Michigan than Biden?
756,636 to 618,115

Last edited 1 month ago by kitt

He himself got more votes that ALL votes cast on the Democrat side.

Ya blue state. (sarc)

 charges he interfered with the 2020 election interfered with the election how does that make sense?
How the hell did he interfere with an election, he was a candidate.
This is election interference.
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How does being a candidate preclude interfering with an election? Please explain.

First let them explain how he interfered with the election.
He questioned the results many questioned the election that broke so many laws.

That’s simply an evasion of the question.

No, without some actual election interference by the candidate, there IS no question.

Wrong again. If you can’t keep up, don’t try to elbow your way into the discussion.

Why can’t you use facts to keep up? The only election interference we’ve seen in 2020 and now has been conducted by Democrats. So, how is anyone keeping Trump off any ballot for election interference?

Well, first, of course, you would need some sort of interference with an election. You know, like bringing false prosecutions against the leading opposition candidate, trying to keep that candidate off the ballot, using government agencies to censor reports negative to the party in power, etc.

Remember when Trump was impeached because he was accused of investigating an opposition candidate?

Well, first, of course, you would need some sort of interference with an election. 

Again, not the question. kitt suggests that a candidate, regardless of whether or not it’s Trump, can’t interfere with an election simply by dint of being a candidate. I’m just asking her why she believes that. If you want to jump into our exchange, go ahead and do so, but at least answer the question I actually asked.

Last edited 1 month ago by Michael

OK, how about this one: Does government agencies spreading the lie that Hunter’s laptop is Russian disinformation when it obviously is not constitute election interference? Does bringing bogus criminal cases against the leading opposition candidate constitute election interference? Does unilaterally and without evidence declaring the leading opposition candidate committed some unproven crime and kicking him/her off a ballot constitute election interference?

Those are all interesting and valid questions, but they don’t constitute an answer to the question I asked: in what way does being a candidate preclude conducting election interference?

Are you unable to understand the question, or are you simply unwilling to address it honestly? Whichever it is, perhaps you should take your leave and allow kitt to try to answer, since she’s the one to whom I initially addressed the question?

Trying? 02/28/24 – Trump is disqualified from Illinois ballot, judge rules

An Illinois state judge on Wednesday barred Donald Trump from appearing on the Illinois’ Republican presidential primary ballot because of his role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but she delayed her ruling from taking effect in light of an expected appeal by the former U.S. president…

He’s off, unless the Supreme Court bars states from making such determinations.

I’m guessing they’ll do so. The big question is whether they’ll grant presidents permanent immunity from prosecution for criminal acts done while in office. If they do, democracy in America is over.

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 she delayed her ruling from taking effect in light of an expected appeal by the former U.S. president…

IOW, she knows her ruling isn’t worth the paper it is written on.

She’s leaving that up to the Supreme Court. If they don’t diminish the states’ constitutional authority over the election process, her ruling would stand.

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She isnt the legislature of the state. She needs to stay in her lane.
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

Last edited 1 month ago by kitt

She’s a judge. Judges interpret the law. That’s why the final arbiter is the Supreme Court, not a legislative body.

Last edited 1 month ago by Greg

Not according to the constitution. Who made the rules or laws that State election officials supposedly follow, Greg you need to think a little more before you post .
What do you think I was posting? Its the constitution.
Article I  Legislative BranchSection 4 CongressClause 1 Elections ClauseThe Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.Wow nothing on State Election officials, not a word zip nada nothing.

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Why, then, do you think these issues are all winding before the Supreme Court for final settlement? Is everybody clueless about how this works except for Trump supporters?

Is everybody clueless about how this works except for Trump supporters?

That is exactly what MAGAs think—that, and that everyone in every branch of government (except other MAGAs) has been sworn into some mind-blowingly vast conspiracy against Trump.

Well, the facts pretty much confirm the fascist conspiracy to keep Trump off ballots and from campaigning.

the fascist conspiracy to keep Trump off ballots and from campaigning

Or, and hear me out on this, Trump has been charged in several venues with committing crimes because prosecutors feel they have evidence that he has committed crimes.

Looked at one way, this seems to be a vast, evil conspiracy to destroy the life and reputation of an innocent real estate developer. Looked at in what some might call the light of reason, however, it seems to be the story of a lifelong criminal who is finally getting ensnared in the web of consequences woven by his own evil deeds.

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OK, do your best to hear ME out. First, we had a conviction for a sexual assault for which there is no evidence an assault ever occurred, no witnesses and the “victim” herself (of dubious character and prone to make things up) cannot even remember what year it happened. For this, Trump is hit with $83 million to restore the “reputation” of someone who’s reputation is one of a flakey, demented sex addict that makes unfounded accusations.

Then there is the NYC “fraud” case where, search as you might, no fraud can be found. No harm, no losses, no victims, no complaints and the supposed “victims” all testified that they LOVE doing business with Trump because he is such a good risk. But, according to Letitia, that was all AFTER Engoron made his decision, which was made, again according to her, before the trial even began.

We have Bragg’s NYC case on something that the statute of limitations has expired and he and the FEC previously determined was a non-issue.

Now to Georgia where there are RICO cases against people who didn’t even work together and is based on an accusation made by Raffensperger that he has since renounced.

And then Smith’s cases, brought by a special prosecutor that may be determined to have been illegally and improperly assigned.

None of the accusations just suddenly happened; they could have all been charged years ago. But, it was somehow important to wait until the year before the election to drop them all, one after another, usually when really bad news for Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden happened. (so, when legal procedures delay the trials until it is too late to affect the election, as was the plan, blame those who waited to pull the trigger)

In addition, there are numerous accounts of these prosecutors visiting and coordinating with the White House, not to mention Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden telling Herr Obergruppenfuhrer Garland that Trump should be prevented from running. We also see the same words coming out of all these mouths at the same time in vastly different locations.

Gosh… maybe you’re right. Who could see anything conspiratorial here?

Why do you think this piece of fascist shit waited until three weeks before the primary to pull the trigger on her biased prejudice and commit such a stupid and unconstitutional act? Notice how doing something blatantly anti-American, unconstitutional, fascist and undemocratic is how Democrats draw praise.

OK weasel you said it was up to the elections officials they are not judges , the elections board ruled against taking him off the ballot. What state statute is this judge acting on or the Judges in Colorado is there something in their State elections laws that they are ruling on?
Attention whores shouldnt get robes.

Now, lay off Greg. He just gets too excited whenever he sees fascism in action. He can’t resist praising and celebrating it.

Facists in robes who deem themselves all mighty and in a very democratic way make a ruling from on high for all the little peasants beneath them, cause they dont know any better.
Question it or point out that it just may be against the Highest Law in the Country, you are a MAGA a Russian stooge, racist. Yet those calling the names cant quite explain the reason the Judgement was sprinkled on the sniveling masses.
What insurrection? Who was charged with insurrection? Exactly there was no insurrection, no one has been charged, the FBI said there was zero evidence of it.
Jan 20 an asshole was installed complete with fencing, razorwire and troops to keep his 80 million adoring voters from being able to celebrate his victory with him.
The coffers of the DNC drained to prevent audits or examinations of the machines, legal subpoenas ignored, evidence intentionally destroyed.
If the 26 states that stood behind Texas decide by fiat that Biden is to mentally unfit to be President and remove him from the Ballot, it only takes 1 traffic Judge in each state to do that. Just screw all the Biden voters they are just little people.

Early voting has already begun. So, after the fact, she wants to disenfranchise millions of voters. Let me guess… that’s “saving democracy”?

What insurrection? Who was charged with insurrection? Such shameful pathetic desperation. Trump kicks Democrat ass in Michigan and they try to kick him off the ballot in Illinois. Are you afraid of losing Illinois, too? Gutless chickenshit fascist cowards.

By all accounts, Smith is constructing a case that reveals a widespread and multifaceted set of plans to enable Trump to illegally retain power. MAGA lawfare is aimed at stalling that effort until Trump is possibly re-elected, at which point he would be able to immorally end the case against himself. If, despite all the MAGA lawfare attacks and machinations, that case comes to trial, it seems likely that your question will be answered at that point.

By ALL accounts? No, most accounts (all those that take things like actual evidence into account) show there was no insurrection, no attempt to change the election (only to make it reflect the non-fraudulent part of the election) and no riot at the Capital until the Capital Police opened fire on a peaceful crowd. MAGA “lawfare” is aimed at countering and defending against fascist leftist lawfare.

Without a conviction for insurrection (or even a charge) no one should be punished for an insurrection, especially considering no insurrection ever happened, other than the coups the Democrats attempted against Trump, the duly elected President of the United States.

Well, if MAGA lawfare is not successful, we’ll be able to see what evidence Smith has gathered.

You think he has evidence of an insurrection that never happened? Why do you reckon he hasn’t CHARGED anyone with insurrection?

Why did they get Capone on tax evasion?

I think it was because he evaded taxes. Why won’t they get the Biden’s for tax evasion when they have been evading taxes?

Why did they get Capone on tax evasion instead of the other crimes which we know he committed?

Because the police and government in Chicago were corrupt and on the take and wouldn’t prosecute him. Gee… kinda sound familiar, doesn’t it?

Anything else you want to step in?

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You put your finger on why a MAGA-compromised Aileen Cannon and Supreme Court is such a problem.

1 1st St NE

Last edited 1 month ago by Michael

Why do you view Aileen Cannon and the USSC a “problem?”

Because they aren’t on the DNC payroll like Jerk Smith, Fani, Letitia, Bragg, Engoron and Chutkan are.

Cannon and a majority of the justices on the Supreme Court appear to be doing their best to facilitate a second Trump term.

Facillitate in what way?

Right now it takes the form of slow-walking the scheduling of events in a fashion that seems aimed at pushing off the trials until after the election, if possible, at which point Trump would be able to end the Federal legal actions against him. Legal, but ethically questionable.

So, was the expectation that Trump would just sit back and allow trials of obviously false and politically driven accusations to move forward in obviously leftist, prejudiced and biased districts and courts without exercising every legal right he has left? Maybe the lawfare fascists should have brought their cases sooner.

If you’ll take the time to actually read what I wrote, you’ll see that it has nothing to to do with whether or not the Trump legal team is permitted to file motions.

So you think the lawfare fascists are slow walking their own cases? Gosh, that sounds kind of stupid.

Gosh, that sounds kind of stupid.

I suppose it might to you, though I suspect it really doesn’t.

Well, I’ll just leave your position at that, then. Glad you confirmed my point.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but you seem to be saying that the lawfare fascists Cannon and the six MAGA judges are stupid to slow-walk the Trump cases until their preferred candidate is in a position to shut down the legal actions against himself.

OK. Yeah, you’re wrong. Real wrong. You are “I just got here, I haven’t read anything, haven’t heard anything and don’t know anything but my own bias and desires, but here’s MY opinion” wrong.

OK. Yeah, you’re wrong. Real wrong. You are “I just got here, I haven’t read anything, haven’t heard anything and don’t know anything but my own bias and desires, but here’s MY opinion” wrong.

Oh, shit. That’s your whole thing. My bad.

Right now it takes the form of slow-walking the scheduling of events in a fashion that seems aimed at pushing off the trials until after the election

And the USSC allows cert how? Determines date of oral arguments how?

Do you have a point to make? If so, make it.

You have already made your point by not answering my questions. You know little of the operations of the USSC and are grasping at straws only to show your ignorance.

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You always accuse people of being ignorant, yet you never seem to display any knowledge of your own. Please: dispel my ignorance. Tell me what facts I’m missing.

You always accuse people of being ignorant, 

Only those who display ignorance.

Tell me what facts I’m missing.

Why? Can you not find the answers to my questions on your own?

Why? Can you not find the answers to my questions on your own?

Let’s stipulate, for the sake of discussion, that I can’t. Please edify me.

Is that how you test your students on a subject? If they don’t know the answer to the test question, you give them the answer?

No wonder California schools are in the toilet.

Wow. You really demonstrated your knowledge there. Someone who didn’t know better would think that you were unable to answer your own question.

Last edited 1 month ago by Michael

Someone who didn’t know better would think that you were unable to answer your own question.

My questions were asked of you. You are simply proving that you have delved into a subject that you are illiterate on. Hell, man, you don’t even have the intellect to search for the answers online.

Again: Is that how you test your students on a subject? If they don’t know the answer to the test question, you give them the answer?

What a clown you are.

Wow liberal lawfare needs the Supreme Court to dance to their tune, they could have brought this case earlier but thought it would kill Trumps campaign, holy smokes he is winning all the primaries now the Docket is set, there are other cases to decide, Smith cant rule the SC whaaaaaa.

By making Constitutional rulings on matters of fascist lawfare? Instead, the IRS, FBI and DoJ are doing all they can, unconstitutionally, to facilitate another disastrous and fascist Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden term, just as fraudulent as the first one.

How so?

“How so” what?

Cannon and a majority of the justices on the Supreme Court appear to be doing their best to facilitate a second Trump term.

How so?

By allowing Trump to actually campaign against the most failed, incompetent, disastrous regime the US has ever seen.

I answered that already in this thread. I’ll bet that if you scroll around you’ll be able to find it.

No, actually, in answering your question, I put my finger on the damage the weaponized IRS, FBI and DoJ has done to this country by refusing to pursue real crimes while they do the DNC’s bidding.

Explain any decisions Cannon or the SCOTUS have made that are not strictly Constitutional.

Who said anything about unconstitutionality? Not I. It’s clearly possible to put a thumb on the scale for Trump without going so far as to violate the Constitution.

You guys are the ones who scream “Unconstitutional!” about every governmental decision you don’t like.

It’s actually unconstitutional to impose excessive fines and penalties. It’s unconstitutional to violate attorney/client privilege. It’s unconstitutional for the federal government to interfere in elections.

Everything the left is doing is unconstitutional, so arguing Constitutionality is the core of the issue. Too f**king bad if the Constitution gets in the way of your regime’s goals.

DNC lawfare did not allow the election fraud to be presented, the laws that were broken, except in Wisconsin that ruling went in favor of the the dropboxes being illegal.

The voters in Illinois want deportations something must be done quickly to prevent that.

Trump never fares well in a courtroom where logic and the orderly presentation of actual evidence tends to prevail.

Oh, really. Well, according to Letitia, Engoron decided his case before it was even presented. Yeah… she said that out loud. So tell me, what evidence of $455 million worth of fraud was presented? In the E. Jean Carroll case, what evidence a sexual assault ever occurred was presented? The nation doesn’t fare well when leftist politics takes the place of judicial due process and THAT is what is happening in our biased, prejudiced, fascist courts, thanks to Democrats.

A Second Trump Term Will Bring an End to the American Century – Another four years of Trump’s “America first” diplomacy will destroy the country’s already declining global power.

With recent polls giving Donald Trump a reasonable chance of defeating President Biden in the November elections, commentators have begun predicting what his second presidency might mean for domestic politics. In a dismally detailed Washington Post analysis, historian Robert Kagan argued that a second Trump term would feature his “deep thirst for vengeance” against what the ex-president has called the “radical Left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our Country,” thereby launching what Kagan calls “a regime of political persecution” leading to “an irreversible descent into dictatorship.”

So let me take the plunge by starting with a prediction I made in a December 2010 TomDispatch piece that “the demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.” I added then that a “realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could be all over except for the shouting.”

I also offered a scenario hinged on—yes!—next November’s elections. “Riding a political tide of disillusionment and despair,” I wrote then, “a far-right patriot captures the presidency with thundering rhetoric, demanding respect for American authority and threatening military retaliation or economic reprisal. The world pays next to no attention as the American Century ends in silence.”

Back then, of course, 2025 was so far off that any prediction should have been a safe bet. After all, 15 years ago, I was already in my mid-60s, which should have given me a “get-out-of-jail-free” card—that is, a reasonable chance of dying before I could be held accountable. But with 2025 now less than a year away, I’m still here (unlike all too many of my old friends) and still responsible for that prediction.

So, let’s imagine that “a far-right patriot,” one Donald Trump, does indeed “capture the presidency with thundering rhetoric” next November. Let me then don the seven-league boots of the historical imagination and, drawing on Trump’s previous presidential record, offer some thoughts about how his second shot at an America-first foreign policy—one based on “demanding respect for American authority”—might affect this country’s global power, already distinctly on the decline.

As our Lonely Planet Guide to a country called the future, let’s take along a classic study former national security sdviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in retirement in 1997. Drawing on his view that Eurasia remained the “central basis for global primacy,” he argued that Washington had to do just three things to maintain world leadership: First, preserve its position in Western Europe through the NATO alliance; second, maintain its military bases along the Pacific littoral to check China; and finally, prevent any “assertive single entity” like China or Russia from controlling the critical “middle space” of Central Asia and the Middle East. Given his past record and current statements, it seems all too likely that Trump will indeed badly damage, if not destroy, those very pillars of American global power.

Wrecking the NATO Alliance

rump’s hostility to alliances in general and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in particular is a matter of historical record. His hostility to NATO’s crucial mutual-defense clause (Article 5)—requiring all signatories to respond if one were attacked—could prove fatal. Just days after his 2018 sycophantic summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Trump, “Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?”

Weighing his words with uncharacteristic care, Trump replied: “I understand what you’re saying. I’ve asked the same question.” He then offered what could, in a second term, prove a virtual death sentence for NATO. “Montenegro,” he said, “is a tiny country with very strong people.… They’re very aggressive people. They may get aggressive, and congratulations, you’re in World War Three.”

Since then, of course, Putin has invaded Ukraine and the Biden White House has rallied NATO to

defend that frontline European state. Although Congress approved a massive $111 billion in aid (including $67 billion in military aid) for Ukraine in the war’s first 18 months, the Republican-led House has recently stalled President Biden’s request for an additional $67 billion critical to Kyiv’s continued resistance. As the campaign for his party’s nomination gathers momentum, Trump’s pro-Putin sentiments have helped persuade Republican legislators to break with our NATO allies on this critical issue.

Keep in mind that, right after Russia invaded in February 2022, Trump labeled Putin’s move “genius,” adding, “I mean, he’s taking over a country for $2 worth of sanctions. I’d say that’s pretty smart.” Last September, after Putin thanked him for claiming that, were he still president, he could end the war in 24 hours, Trump assured Meet the Press: “I would get him into a room. I’d get Zelensky into a room. Then I’d bring them together. And I’d have a deal worked out.”

In reality, a reelected Trump would undoubtedly simply abandon Ukraine, at best forcing it into negotiations that would be tantamount to surrender. As formerly neutral nations Finland and Sweden have rallied to NATO and alliance stalwarts like Britain and Germany make major arms deliveries to Ukraine, Europe has clearly labeled Russia’s invasion and war an existential threat. Under such circumstances, a future Trump tilt toward Putin could swing a wrecking ball through the NATO alliance, which, for the past 75 years, has served as a singular pillar in the architecture of US global power.

Alienating Allies on the Pacific Littoral

Just as NATO has long served as a strategic pillar at the western end of the vast Eurasian land mass, so four bilateral alliances along the Pacific littoral from Japan to the Philippines have proven a geopolitical fulcrum for dominance over the eastern end of Eurasia and the defense of North America. Here, the record of the first Trump administration was, at best, mixed. On the credit side of history’s ledger, he did revive “the Quad,” a loose alliance with Australia, India, and Japan, which has gained greater coherence under President Biden.

But only time spared Trump’s overall Asian diplomacy from utter disaster. His obsessive personal courtship of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, marked by two meaningless meetings and the exchange of 27 mash notes, failed to produce any sign of Pyongyang’s (nuclear) disarmament, while weakening America’s alliance with long-standing ally South Korea. Although Japan’s prime minister obsequiously paid court to Trump, he battered that classic bilateral alliance with constant complaints about its cost, even slapping a punitive 25 percent duty on Japanese steel imports.

Ignoring the pleas of close Asian allies, Trump also canceled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving the door open for China to conclude its own Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership with 15 Asia-Pacific countries that now account for nearly a third of Beijing’s foreign trade. Another four years of Trump’s “America first” diplomacy in the Pacific could do irreparable damage to those key strategic alliances.

Further south, by using Taiwan to both confront and court Chinese President Xi Jinping, while letting the Philippines drift toward Beijing’s orbit and launching a misbegotten trade war with China, Trump’s version of Asian “diplomacy” allowed Beijing to make some real diplomatic, economic, and military gains, while distinctly weakening the American position in the region. Biden, by contrast, has at least partially restored it, a strengthening reflected in a surprisingly amicable San Francisco summit last November with President Xi.

In South Asia, where the bitter rivalry between India and Pakistan dominates all diplomacy, President Trump trashed a 70-year military alliance with Pakistan with a single New Year’s Day message. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years,” Trump tweeted, “and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools.… No more!” Since then, Pakistan has shifted decisively into Beijing’s orbit, while India now plays Moscow and Washington off against each other to its economic advantage.

Just as Trump’s posture toward Europe could swing a wrecking ball through the NATO alliance in a second term, so his mix of economic nationalism and strategic myopia could destabilize the array of alliances along the Pacific littoral, toppling that second of Brzezinski’s three pillars for American global power.

That “Assertive Single Entity” in Central Asia

And when it comes to that third pillar of US global power—preventing any “assertive single entity” from controlling the “middle space” of Eurasia—President Trump failed woefully (as, in fact, had his predecessors). After announcing China’s trillion-dollar Belt & Road Initiative in 2013, President Xi has spent billions building a steel grid of roads, rails, and pipelines that crisscross the middle space of that vast Eurasian landmass, an enormous new infrastructure that has led to a chain of alliances stretching across central Asia.

The power of China’s position was manifested in 2021 when Beijing helped push the US military out of Afghanistan in a deft geopolitical squeeze-play. More recently, Beijing also brokered a breathtaking diplomatic entente between Shi’a Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia, stunning Washington and many Western diplomats.

Trump’s Middle East policy during his first term in office was focused solely on backing Israel’s right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, canceling a nuclear agreement with Iran, seconding his marginalization of the Palestinians, and promoting Arab recognition of Israel. Since the Hamas terrorist attack of October 7 and Netanyahu’s devastating assault on Gaza’s civilian population, President Biden’s reaction was skewed in an almost Trumpian fashion toward Israel, with a consequent loss of influence in the wider region. And count on one thing: An incoming Trump administration would only compound the damage.

In short, Beijing is already toppling the third pillar of American global power in that critical “middle space” of Eurasia. In a second Trump term, an unchecked Chinese diplomatic and economic juggernaut could arguably grind that pillar into rubble.

Africa in the “World Island”

In fact, however, no matter what Brzezinski might have thought, there are other pillars of world power beyond Eurasia—above all, Africa. Indeed, Sir Halford Mackinder, the author of the global geopolitical analysis that deeply influenced the former national security adviser, argued over a century ago that the locus of global power lay in a tri-continental combination of Europe, Asia, and Africa that he dubbed “the world island.”

In the age of high imperialism, Europe found Africa a fertile field for colonial exploitation and, during the Cold War, Washington added to that continent’s suffering by making it a superpower surrogate battleground. But Beijing grasped the human potential of Africa and, in the 1970s, began building lasting economic alliances with its emerging nations. By 2015, its trade with Africa had climbed to $222 billion, three times America’s. Its investments there were then projected to reach a trillion dollars by 2025.

Recognizing the strategic threat, President Barack Obama convened a 2014 summit with 51 African leaders at the White House. Trump, however, dismissed the entire continent, during a 2018 Oval Office meeting, as so many “shithole countries.” The Trump administration tried to repair the damage by sending first lady Melania off on a solo trip to Africa, but her bizarre colonial outfits and ill-timed administration cuts in foreign aid to the continent only added to the damage.

In addition to a storehouse of natural resources, Africa’s chief asset is its growing pool of human talent. Africa’s median age is 19 (compared to 38 for both China and the United States), meaning that, by 2050, that continent will be home to a full one-third of the world’s young. Given his fraught record with the region, Trump’s second term would likely do little more than hand the whole continent to China on a gold-plated platter.

South of the Border

Even in Latin America, the situation has been changing in a complex fashion. As a region informally incorporated into the American imperium for more than a century and suffering all the slights of an asymmetric alliance, its increasingly nationalist leaders welcomed China’s interest in this century. By 2017, in fact, Chinese trade with Latin America had hit a substantial $244 billion, making it—yes!—the region’s largest trading partner. Simultaneously, Beijing’s loans to Caribbean countries had reached a hefty $62 billion by the end of the Trump administration.

Except for drug interdiction and economic sanctions against leftist regimes in Cuba and Venezuela, the Trump White House generally ignored Latin America, doing nothing to slow China’s commercial juggernaut. Although the Biden administration made some diplomatic gestures toward the region, China’s trade rose relentlessly to $450 billion by 2022.

Reflecting a bipartisan indifference in this century, a reelected President Trump would likely do little to check China’s growing commercial hegemony over Latin America. And the region would undoubtedly welcome such indifference, since the alternative—along with draconian moves at the US-Mexican border—might involve plans to fire missiles at or send troops to knock out drug labs in Mexico. The backlash to such unilateral intervention amid panic over immigration could cripple US relations with the region for decades to come.

Fading American Hegemony

In the world that a second Trump term might face in 2025, American global power will probably be far less imposing than it was when he came into office in 2016. The problem won’t be that this time around he’s already appointing advisers determined to let Trump be Trump or, as The New York Times put it recently, who are “forging plans for an even more extreme agenda than his first term.” By every significant metric—economic, diplomatic, and even military—US power has been on a downward slide for at least a decade. In the more unipolar world of 2016, Trump’s impulsive, individualized version of diplomacy was often deeply damaging, but on at least a small number of occasions modestly successful. In the more multipolar world he would have to manage nearly a decade later, his version of a unilateral approach could prove deeply disastrous.

After taking his second oath of office in January of 2025, President Trump’s “thundering rhetoric, demanding respect for American authority and threatening military retaliation or economic reprisal,” might indeed fulfill the prediction I made some 15 years ago: “The world pays next to no attention as the American Century ends in silence.”

But what if the whiny, crybaby, sore loser fascist leftists decide the defendant HAS no rights under due process?