NoCalMike

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  1. Oh you better believe Trump is going to throw everything he can to make the short term stuff look great around election time. Can't wait for the "yuuuugest middle class tax break" talk to warm up soon.
  2. NoCalMike

    The Impeachment Thread

    The more I think about life after Trump, it is a situation where all the lap dogs who blindly supported Trump are going to have to be voted out too, otherwise they are basically being rewarded for their act(s) and the next "Trump" that comes along will likely be more savvy and smart about the way he goes about things, yet behind the scenes probably be even worse. I think even a lot of Trump supporters deep down have reservations about the guy, but the truth is Trump could not be Trump without the shielding that the GOP has done.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    At this point I think the Dems know the rub, but their strategy is to force the GOP to behave this way as much as possible before they ultimately acquit Trump in order to have it all on display for the American people as it plays out in real time in hopes that it will sway some fence-riders but more importantly energize the people who sat out in 2016 because they didn't like Hillary, but also didn't view Trump as the horrible human being he showed everyone he is. Outside of the 25-30% hardcore Trumpers who's support will never waiver no matter what, there is little chance this entire process hasn't painted Trump in a bad light. The GOP are showing in real time they have no interest in seeing available and relevant evidence in this trial. Even for those that somehow think Trump is innocent, it can't be a good look to any logically thinking person that Trump & The GOP are coordinating together to prevent everything possible from being submitted for the record. On an aside, It's kind of funny that Trump would attempt to block Bolton due to "national security interests" when Trump has already been caught on tape freely speaking about policy and national security issues with a Ukrainian gangster.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Interesting how the GOP has seemed to have lost interest in the whistle blower testifying all of a sudden when they demanded daily during the Impeachment inquiry that it should happen. It's almost as if they were being.........disingenuous.
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    Anything MMA, except thumb wrestling

    Mark me down as someone still interested in Cyborg vs. Nunes 2. I would give Nunes the edge still probably after seeing that first fight, but I felt it was a case of Cyborg getting cracked with that first big punch and was never able to recover, instead she went immediately into "stand and trade my way out of this" mode. Part of me thinks she didn't take Nunes's power seriously enough. She has been in a lot of fights with 135lb fighters who move up to 145lbs and rarely can they perform just as well at the higher weight division. Cyborg probably figured, "here comes another one, I can just walk right through on the feet" It's too bad Valentina is smaller than Nunes because not only do I think she won the 2nd fight between them, but if she was naturally just 10-15lbs bigger, I think she would work Nunes over pretty well.
  6. Yes because Ivanka surely mixes in the "Real Americans" at her dinner parties I'm sure. The "mocking of half the country" goes both ways. Truth is most people don't have any avtual ill will towards anyone else regardless of what state they are living in, but it makes for good ratings and a good entry way into bizarro land to build your case on the false narrative of "because they hate you!"
  7. NoCalMike

    The Impeachment Thread

    Dershowitz: There is nothing you can impeach a President for...........except lying under oath about an extra-marital affair.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I am probably late to this news because I had a very busy weekend, but Bolton states in his book that he went directly to Barr concerned that Trump was doing favors for "autocrats" (polite word for dictators) around the world. So naturally, Barr.............did nothing.
  9. NoCalMike

    The Impeachment Thread

    Trump's defense team always make arguments in his defense as if they have not seen & heard the past few months worth of information that has since been released. They repeatedly argue things that are not up for debate any longer.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Good lawd what is Ken Starr hoping to accomplish by this monologue besides perhaps making the world forget there is a senate trial going on all together? And what exactly is Team Trump's strategy by using Ken Starr & Dershowitz considering they basically are going to be delivering a thesis of "Wow, we were terribly wrong and being purely political in the 90's, so definitely trust us with what we say about this process in 2020" Yeah.....I don't think so.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I am still not sure exactly what the GOP argument against witnesses/more documents & information is? The House impeachment inquiry and Senate trial are two separate parts of the process. The house portion of the process is more or less a grand jury who's job it is, is to gather evidence and information in order to justify the trial portion. Once the trial in the senate starts, gathering additional information in support of and/or against the charges should be damn near required since removing the President from office is a much bigger and lasting move than impeachment alone.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    LOL let them call Obama, please. Any time the GOP tries to confront Obama about anything, they are the ones who end up looking like fools.
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    Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

    While I am old enough to have still seen Michael Jordan's 2nd half of his prime during the 90's championship runs, Kobe Bryant was the assassin I "grew up with." He is 1 year older than me, was drafted my junior of high school. There were so many "the next Michael Jordan" players that came and went during that time, Kobe Bryant was the closest thing that generation came to seeing it happen. As a Sacramento Kings fan he broke my heart on multiple occasions but I respected how good of a player and competitor he was. Yes, he has imperfections as a person in his past, but it wasn't just Kobe that perished in the crash. His daughter was with him, also there is a piece of his wife and other children that will be permanently damaged by this as well. RIP
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Yep because what makes you look serious about this process right now is voting based on political retribution. Really.............WTH?
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I know the GOP defense starts tomorrow. Any chance they come up with logical reason that if Trump felt there was legitimate corruption to investigate why he didn't go to his justice department, congress, intelligence community, law enforcement etc etc......? Does the GOP really plan to go full HAM and say his own appointees were "deep state" officials that he couldn't trust?
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Or....the very real possibility they were full of **** but knew Trump wouldn't push back on it?
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    The Impeachment Thread

    The best/worst part about the Yavonovtich firing is they knew exactly what to say to Trump that get his blood boiling. Nothing about her job performance, nope....."she is saying bad things about you" was all the reasoning they knew they would need to give to Trump, because he is the type of thin-skinned moron.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I can't even remember who it was on Fox, maybe Elise "Please call me conservative squad member, please.....can I be famous too?" Stefanik said something along the lines of Schiff bringing up the 2020 election not being undermined is proof that this impeachment and trial is not about Trump's actions. I don't know how dense some of these people are, or if they are just saying words to say them, but excuse me this entire trial is about Trump...........attempting to undermine the 2020 election.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Didn't Trump tell Soland not to show up to the House inquiry, and he told Trump to kick rocks and went anyway? Even if Bolton showed up and could not give a play by play of the call, he could most definitely say that in his professional opinion it was a quid pro quo, illegal, etc etc....then if they try to question him further, executive privilege can be asserted. If I was Bolton, I would just give my opinion and if the the GOP try to say "well without details how can we....." then I turn around and say, if you want details, go tell Trump to say it is okay, he is the one stopping it. Who cares about Joe or Hunter? Hunter being the most corrupt person to walk the earth is actually irrelevant to Trump's actions. I know that you know this.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    A subpoena for Bolton who flat out said he would show up if subpoena'd? Doesn't sound like much of a fight. Now if his testimony leads to Mulvaney and/or McGahn being subpoena'd we will see.
  21. NoCalMike

    The Impeachment Thread

    From what I remember, they did go to court, multiple courts, and every single time Trump would appeal to the higher court, he'd get laughed out of court once again because every judge immediately would see through his "I can do this because....I want to" defense. When it finally came time for the supreme court to take the matter up, they showed no indication that they would jettison the case on their priority list, so if the Dems were to wait for them to finally decide to see the case, the process likely would stall for months, but make no mistake about it, the courts were in fact involved.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I know we don't get a ton of conservatives posting in this thread, but I assume there are plenty lurking. I am also going to assume they watch Fox News (at least as part of their rotation). Every time I would flip to Fox News out of curiosity they are pretty much always just talking over the Senate Hearing. I guess they feel it is more newsworthy for Tucker Carlson to be talking about Hillary vs Bernie, or for Laura Ingrahm to.....I don't even know honestly. However, for Fox News viewers themselves, does this bother them at all? Fox is definitely betting that their viewers are never going to veer off that channel, that they will refuse to spend even 10 minutes watching the "lol liberal media" however I am curious if their viewers are even the least bit curious about what is actually being said during the senate trial. Do they deem the content of the trial itself to be more newsworthy than listening to Sean Hannity talk over it? Nah?
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    The Impeachment Thread

    So I'll say up front I haven't been following the Senate trial as close as I did the House inquiry, because until we hear from witnesses and/or newly submitted documents (I guess it is more IF than WHEN,yeah?) it seems to be more just repeating information we already know. I do have a question though for those following closely. Have any of the GOP or Trump's counsel said any of the following in their arguments 1. Trump didn't do it 2. What he did was perfectly fine Has either of those things been said? I have seen highlights of the Trump's counsel and all I have heard over and over is "secret bunkers" "Shifty Schiff" "Not fair" but I have yet to have heard any of them, or any GOP at all for that matter just try to come out and say Trump didn't do this. It would seem, to anyone trying to be fair about this, that Trump having done this was a foregone conclusion a long time ago. Are there really people out there that are sticking to the "Trump didn't do it" narrative, because whenever I hear the GOP try to defend him, it is never addressing Trump's actual actions and/or trying to explain that what he did was just fine.
  24. NoCalMike

    The Impeachment Thread

    When Adam Schiff said "We aren't afraid of the notes" all I could think of was Ray Parker Jr, "We ain't afraid of no ghosts"