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mrincredible
Discussion: The Trial Thread

sbenois said:

But he's LYING.   No plans to hear from any  witnesses?   Of course there were plans to hear from witnesses...but the President did not permit them to testify. 

  

There's a fundamental aspect to human nature which the Trump defense might be trying to exploit.

Sometimes in our lives we're faced with a situation which challenges our core belief system. Maybe it's a cheating spouse, or a well-respected manager who turns out to be harassing colleagues. Maybe a beloved teacher is exposed for having an affair with a student.  Logically there are certain courses of action we should take, but the facts conflict with our feelings.

Then someone sits us down and quietly, carefully explains that everything is okay and nothing really bad happened. They hook right into that human need for our world view to not be challenged.

I think a lot of Trump voters are happily listening to what his defense team is saying because it assuaged any feeling that maybe they made a mistake in voting for this crook. The bad people just don't like him, they're saying mean things and what he did isn't all that bad. I'm not a bad person that voted for a horrible human being.

It's my theory anyway. An authoritative person saying "don't worry, nothing is wrong" can do a lot of damage.

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ridski
Discussion: Gong hei fat choy

BTW, my appropriately titled trilogy of cyberpunk short stories is on sale from Amazon right now.

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nohero
Discussion: The Trial Thread

Should there be some "naming and shaming" of Senators who voted in favor of these marathon sessions, who then duck out?

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dave
Discussion: The Trial Thread
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ridski
Discussion: The Trial Thread

Democrats have wanted him out of office since 2016 because he's completely unfit for duty. He was grossly unfit to be President before you voted for him, he's done nothing but destroy the strength and reputation of this country for his own personal gain since you voted for him, and he will only get worse after you vote him again in November in spite of what a pitiful, crooked, drug-addled human being he is, mteirney.

And you will vote for him, because he will not be impeached thanks to judges. Not the ones that exist now, but the political appointees that going to **** our country from within that the Senate is packing the federal courts with now.

And maybe before his tenure is over, he'll give his evangelical followers what they dream of, and it won't matter anyway.

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mrincredible
Discussion: National Day Observance Convergence

According to nationaldaycalendar.com, today we observe two national days. The first is National Have Fun At Work Day. The other is National Kazoo Day.

Your orders are clear. Go forth and observe.

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jamie
Discussion: The Trial Thread

mtierney said:

 Long before the phone call with Ukraine‚Äôs President, impeachment of DJT was front and center on the Democratic agenda. This fact is undeniable.

 almost like McConnell vowing that Obama be a one term president?  Main difference is that he never put his personal ambitions above the country.  

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mrincredible
Discussion: National Chocolate Cake Day

drummerboy said:

Personally I'll wait for National Carrot Cake Day, coming up on Feb 3.

 I would never say no to a Carrot Cake, but if I was stranded in a natural disaster and FEMA asked me which kind of cake to airdrop me, I'm asking for chocolate.

I like devil's food with a plain buttercream icing.

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sbenois
Discussion: The Trial Thread

Adam Schiff for President.   

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Morganna
Discussion: Gong hei fat choy

And from St. Hubert's , our Animal Shelter, Chocolate and Chip are up for adoption.

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