"the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

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OC Connect's crack investigative team has discovered that Michael Cohen will have a special guest on his podcast tonight -- Stormy Daniels! The fun starts at 9PM tonight Pacific Time.

In the meantime, here's a sneak preview. Emphasis on the "eeew."

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Here we go...

Tomorrow, House prosecutors and trump's defense team will have up to four hours to debate the constitutionality of whether a former president can be tried by the Senate. Senators will then hold a vote on whether to proceed with the trial.

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So far it looks like ‘if I can’t make Trump look innocent, at least use the time to campaign for the next election’.

On another note.. he’s got a unique method of drinking water :eh?:
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Ok, so apparently it's a religious thing. Orthodox Jews wear something on their heads when drinking, and they place their hands on their heads when there is nothing else. They also do a recitation of a blessing and it is an expression of religiosity.

Learned something new..
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56-44, trial is a go...

Senate Republicans voting for:
Susan Collins ME
Bill Cassidy LA
Lisa Murkowski AK
Mitt Romney UT
Ben Sasse NE
Pat Toomey PA
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It was hard to tell from the camera angle, but when Raskin was speaking this morning it looked like he was either wearing a black leather yarmulke or it was a bald spot that he put some of Rudy's shoe polish on. Hoping it was the former.
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An anonymous trump adviser's charitable assessment:

The adviser said the former President could be in serious jeopardy if he finds himself charged in criminal court, given his inability to attract a high-powered legal team for the impeachment trial.

"Trump is f--ked if anyone ever charges him. No one wants to work with him," the adviser said.


https://us.cnn.com/2021/02/09/politics/ ... index.html

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If it comes to that I think it's 50-50 he represents himself...
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Something I hadn't heard before today .. that the riot resulted in 138 police officrs being sent to the hospital.
For the life of me I cannot wrap my head around the complete lack of decency and integrity in the Republican party. It's thoroughly disgusting.
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They're definitely going through some changes- the next couple years will be verrrrry interesting
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ShiftyMutt wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:15 pm Something I hadn't heard before today .. that the riot resulted in 138 police officrs being sent to the hospital.
And the Blue Lives Matter crowd says nothing.
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(Wabash) - "And the Blue Lives Matter crowd says nothing"

Why do you think that is? Just saying - do you think a police type organization
like LAPD, LASD, NYPD would have let the Trump crowd rush the Capital building and
get inside the area? Are Capital police, real police with police powers, are mainly a
security force? Just asking, I don't know...
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They are a real police force. They have all the same powers and much of the same equipment as every local PD.

The last time I was there they had officers foot patrolling the grounds. Many were either carrying or had assault type rifles on their person or in their cars.
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Ok, just saying again, do you think a LAPD/LASD/NYPD type police organization
would have let the crowd storm the Capital building? Apparently the Capital
Police officers requested more resources for the upcoming event and were
denied. Thoughts? Just getting an opinion, nothing more or less.

It is interesting that national police organizations have not spoken on
the incident about the injuries to their brothers and sisters.
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I imagine local PD's are better equipped and better trained to handle such an event. Whether they - individual officers or the organization as a whole - would have taken the threat seriously or not is anybody's guess. I doubt the Capitol Police ever planned for an insurrection. That's more the National Guard's job. But they were never called until it was over.

I'm sure there will be inquiries done - and maybe I missed that part - but I have to wonder why they set the line of defense at the doors rather than at the top of the steps. It's a much stronger position to defend. City cops and the National Guard would have known that.
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There is a protest in DC practically every day. This was the preparation for a BLM protest in DC in 2020.

Yet this was not the case for 1/6.
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Exactly, you made my point. Why wasn't more security deployed, who was in charge of the event, why so poorly managed? It almost appears that a source(s) wanted the protesters
to be able to storm the capital with the minimal resistance. My opinion only.
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Do the protestors bear no responsibility?

This is like saying it was okay for me to steal the money out of the teller's drawer because they left it open and walked away.
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I never said the protesters bear no responsibility just stating an opinion
regarding the facts of the event. Take it as you may as I'm sure others
have - nothing more or less.
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cruiser wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:39 pm Why wasn't more security deployed, who was in charge of the event, why so poorly managed? It almost appears that a source(s) wanted the protesters
to be able to storm the capital with the minimal resistance.
It does, doesn't it?

In DC's case, the NG answers to the Department of the Army. It was (eventually) called out by (acting) Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, who two days before banned them from touching, arresting or searching demonstrators or carrying weapons or wearing body armor or helmets. I believe they were assembled but on standby until they were deployed two hours after having been requested.

They were deployed in advance and in full riot gear for the (peaceful) BLM protest.

I think the Trump campaign or people affiliated with it held the permit for the "demonstration."
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Good info, hard to believe the NG solders were told just to stand there like statues
and not be able to defend themselves. Wondering if the capital police were told the same thing? Just feels strange to me how the overall security was handled compared to other protests. The capital police are charged with the protection of persons and property in and about the capital grounds, if you talk to a "street" police offical, he/she will tell you the protest was incompetently
managed regarding the overall security.
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