Thur. Sept. 26, 2019 -daughter seems fine, so busy day

Mid 70s and saturated, probably a good guess. [71F and 99%RH at 6am]

Older child was shivery, headache-y, and had a slight fever at bed time.  I hope she’s feeling better this morning, but if not, I’m home all day.   I have stuff to do here, but I was finally getting some momentum going at the secondary location…  which is pretty much what always happens.

I did get to my rent house.  Fixed the plumbing problem, checked on the AC (cleaned the condenser coil, changed the air filter), and confirmed the opening in the cabinets for a new range.  Sears Outlet had a bunch of nice ranges for around $500.  The scratches or dents were mostly on the sides, where they’d be hidden by cabinets anyway.  I’ll see what is there today or Friday, depending on child care and buy something.  I really hate shopping for appliances.

The cooler temps have been great for doing outdoor work.   I’m still sweating gallons, but the breeze feels awesome.  It’s definitely Fall.

Missed my ham radio lunch yesterday, but I was getting stuff done and couldn’t take the time.  I’m not doing training with the PD tomorrow night either.  I need to cover the homefront tonight and tomorrow.  I hope I’m not missing something fun like hostage rescue.

I’m watching the current mania with the young girl screeching about how the world has stolen her childhood with global warmening coming to kill us all.  Occurs to me that even if true, it would be her ADULTHOOD that got stolen, as she is having no trouble living through her childhood.  I guess expecting it to make sense is a personality disorder on my part.

And how is it that the VP’s son getting a fat check for work he’s manifestly unqualified to do, isn’t a crime, but asking a government to investigate that is?  Oh right.  In both cases it’s because of who his daddy is.  I thought we weren’t supposed to have royal families here.

Anyone planning their fall garden?  Anyone who bought RBT’s seed bank?  I’d like to hear about it…

I’ll update after checking on the child.

[no fever, so child is headed to school, don’t know what was going on last night]

n

67 thoughts on “Thur. Sept. 26, 2019 -daughter seems fine, so busy day”

  1. This woman has a point:

    “Mother of sickened vaper, 18, slams US government for failing to ban e-cigs: ‘If this was romaine, the shelves would be empty’“”

    –on the other hand, this is an 18 yo, are we to believe that her usage was all legal?

    “She said her daughter had vaped THC – the main psychoactive compound in marijuana – but was mainly using nicotine e-cigarettes such as Juul in the weeks before she became sick. ”

    –TANSTAAFL. “get the nic without the smoke” does not mean it’s safe

    n

    (where’s dad in all this?)

  2. Yet there is no public outcry for people that smoke cigarettes, with thousands dying each year from lung diseases. Same with drunk drivers who kill hundreds each year, including themselves.

    The problem is that the vaping industry has failed to bribe not donated enough to political campaigns, or paid huge taxes on their product. Had the vaping industry got on the taxation bandwagon, embellished a few political campaigns, none of this would have been reported in the news.

  3. FWIW it seems that the Ukraine thing is just a marvelous technique to watch how different people read different meanings into the exact same words.

    – Trump supporters clearly see “sure, pick up that prosecution that the previous, corrupt administration quashed”. Biden did put pressure on the Ukraine to get the prosecutor fired.

    – Anti-Trumpers clearly see Trump encouraging another country to get the dirt on one of his political opponents. The prosecutor Biden got fired was no gem, and richly deserved it.

    There’s really no reasoning with either group. Either you see it one way, or you see it the other, all based on where you’re coming from.

    It doesn’t really matter: it’s been clear for a while now that Warren is likely to be the Democratic candidate. The others are just foils, and maybe reserves in case Warren steps in something smelly.
    I really have no idea what the election is going to look like. Each side is utterly convinced that it will win. Both sides are totally inside their own, isolated bubbles. Personally, I’m rooting for Trump, and hoping he gets moving with draining the Swamp. Another four years still wouldn’t be very much time.

    Oh, I also wish he would pardon Snowden…

  4. Was Biden a candidate when the call took place? He said he wouldn’t even run for a long time.

    If he wasn’t even a candidate, how could this possibly even be relevant?

    n

  5. I wonder how banning e-cigs will affect the weed shops? A big part of their biz is vaping. You go into a shop and a personal shopper shows you all the devices, vape carts, fluids, etc. They still sell joints, blunts and open grass, but that’s so messy. Peeps just want their THC cart in a concentration they like and start puffing.

  6. I just read the whistle blower complaint. I guess overtime tRump picks up the phone, Obola left-overs will go running to the IG. The President can classify anything he wants. It is going to be interesting to see what happens. I hope the Dumbo’s impeach, the Redumbo’s won’t convict, and tRump is reelected. Throw it in the Swamp’s face. It would mean at least another four years of kicking the can down the road. Maybe even get some more tax reductions.

    On another note, the future of law enforcement:

    Fremont Police Tesla Near-Dead Battery Forces Officer Off Pursuit

  7. Business as usual, chasing the $$$$$. $750 million donation to Caltech for climate change research.

    Donations for climate science deniers: $0,000,000,000.00

  8. On another note, the future of law enforcement:

    Fremont Police Tesla Near-Dead Battery Forces Officer Off Pursuit

    I know it is Fremont — home of the once and future Toyota plant where Tesla currently manufactures their cars — but Tesla cop cars?

    Musk must have shared his good weed with the people making that decision.

  9. Was Biden a candidate when the call took place? He said he wouldn’t even run for a long time.

    Biden was VP of the USA when he forced Ukraine to fire the prosecutor.

    Trump made the call in July ? Biden jumped in the race six months ago ?

  10. Biden announced in April of this year, per Wikipedia.

    I expect Trump to be impeached. Removed from office is 50-50.


  11. I expect Trump to be impeached.

    That will lead to a metaphorical massacre of Democrats.

    Removed from office is 50-50.

    That will lead to a literal massacre of Democrats and their fellow travelers.

  12. I expect Trump to be impeached. Removed from office is 50-50.

    The Dems would need 20 Republican Senators. Mittens is a foregone conclusion, but the math gets a lot tougher beyond him. Maybe 3-4 more.

    I don’t believe Impeachment is a lock. That’s a roll call vote, putting a lot of Congresscritters on record, a lot of whom aren’t bringing home the pork right now with a recession looming.

    And, ultimately, Impeachment for Clinton cost Newt Gingrich the Speaker’s chair even though his party still held the majority after the ’98 election. Stretch Pelosi doesn’t truly care about anything or anyone beyond keeping that office.

    Trump being removed from office would be a catalyst for a lot of ugly in this country.

  13. Removed from office is 50-50.

    That will lead to a literal massacre of Democrats and their fellow travelers.

    Would it start a civil war between the large cities and the heartland ?

  14. “Bodycam video played at Amber Guyger trial shows chaos, attempt to revive Botham Jean”
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bodycam-video-played-amber-guyger-trial-shows-chaos-attempt-revive-n1058541

    “”I thought it was my apartment,” Guyger is heard repeating in the dramatic bodycam video, which was shown at her murder trial in Dallas.”

    Oh yeah, those apartments look very much alike. Not.

    “Prosecutors said it smelled of marijuana, which he used for his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.”

    Yup, he (the victim) is guilty.

  15. Would it start a civil war between the large cities and the heartland ?

    Try large cities and their suburbs.

    I’ve now lived in two big Liberal metros, and the common theme I’ve noticed in Austin and Portland is that the Progs eventually want good schools, Republican Congressional representation, and Mormon neighbors, usually when the kids come along.


  16. I know it is Fremont — home of the once and future Toyota plant where Tesla currently manufactures their cars — but Tesla cop cars?

    Well, LAPD has battery cars, but not used for patrols. Lieutenants and captains use them for errands and going to lunch.

  17. “Interview With the Podfather: Tim Nufire on the Origins of the Pod”
    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/origins-of-the-pod/

    “Tim led the effort to build what we at Backblaze call the Storage Pod: The physical hardware our company has relied on for data storage for more than a decade. On the occasion of the decade anniversary of the open sourcing of our Storage Pod 1.0 design, we sat down with Tim to relive the twists and turns that led from a crew of backup enthusiasts in an apartment in Palo Alto to a company with four data centers spread across the world holding 2100 storage pods and closing in on an exabyte of storage.”

    Having 60 hard drives in a single enclosure just blows me away. Using 60 twelve TB drives is 720 TB. I don’t even understand how the file system works across 60 hard drives. I do know that they perform mirroring and archival across those hard drives though.


  18. I don’t believe Impeachment is a lock. That’s a roll call vote, putting a lot of Congresscritters on record, a lot of whom aren’t bringing home the pork right now with a recession looming.

    Supposedly, 215 of the 218 votes needed in the House are there. I expect it to be a clusterfarg of incredible dimensions.

    As to the Republicans, it will depend on if a Nixon-level smoking gun is found. If there is, he’s toast.

  19. Just think, in a few weeks the onslaught of Black Friday sale ads start.

    I don’t need a thing. The PCs had their drives replaced with SSDs last year. Someone thinks we need a bigger TV. I like the one I have.

    I might waste some time shopping for an 80″ with tuner unit. I don’t need “smart”, I have a Roku. I need antenna in, HDMI for the Roku and BluRay, RCA in for the LaserDisc, and optical out to feed sound to the stereo.

    Then what do I do with the 55″ monster?

    Edit: That didn’t take long. 82″ “class” Samsung for $5000 at WalMart.
    No RCA inputs. There is a box for that?

  20. Then what do I do with the 55″ monster?

    I have no idea. My Dad has three old 50+ inch TVs that he is trying to get rid of.

  21. Supposedly, 215 of the 218 votes needed in the House are there. I expect it to be a clusterfarg of incredible dimensions.

    As to the Republicans, it will depend on if a Nixon-level smoking gun is found. If there is, he’s toast.

    I still see a civil war if Trump is outed.

  22. @paul, there are cheap converters to go from composite (your yellow rca plug) to HDMI. I use one on my original xbox so I can play Munch’s Oddysee (r).

    It was $10 at Office Depot, in the clearance area, iirc.

    It works, but as you can imagine, the resulting image isn’t awesome. It makes the game playable though….
    n

    added- had to convert externally because the composite in on my AV receiver didn’t actually work.

  23. @ech, I suppose they can start the proceedings, which is different from starting the investigation, and different from starting the impeachment process, if I understand it all (with 5 minutes of careful parsing their statements.)

    It will further harden the growing void between both sides, radicalizing the extremes on both, and might be enough to kick off the right response to the current shooting war. So far the right has been pretty restrained.

    Rule of law is dead for anyone connected, but still seems to be working for Joe Sixpack. As that continues to erode (vis the guy in Seattle who was mobbed in his car, and the antifa terrorists who keep getting slaps on the wrist) more people will take their own justice.

    One way or another, this current period of mania will result in bloodshed. Whose, and how much is yet to be seen.

    I know I carry everywhere and every day and I will not be beaten by a gang of youths. Nor will I be carjacked or beaten by rioters.

    n

  24. Then what do I do with the 55″ monster?

    A recycling place out in Bee Cave takes the big plasma/LCD TVs. Or, at least they used to.

    I found the company when I needed to dispose of the 30×60 piece of glass I used to keep on my computer desk. The glass cracked moving from WA State.

    I was the only person in line with plain glass. Everyone else either had a TV or, in one case, a big mirror.

  25. I still see a civil war if Trump is outed.

    I’m already at the point where the West Coast Chinese relations aren’t welcome in the house.

    They were annoying enough during the 2012 election. In retrospect, we were way too polite, and, to the Chinese, that’s weakness.

    And even before Trump, I told my wife that I would stock up on firearms if one of the family moved to Austin. Honestly, threat of being shot by “The Hillbilly” would be the only thing that would make them think twice about forcing the issue of where my mother-in-law would live after they steal her real estate in WA and FL.

    I want the “Joe Biden” Mossberg. The one that the pump action noise lets them know that you are serious.

    I don’t remember the exact quote. It was probably plagiarized anyway. 🙂

  26. The daughter’s iron infusion went well so the hematologist wants to do it again next week. Did I mention that the hematologist is located in Sugar Land Oncology Associates ? The daughter is freaked out by going for treatments in a cancer center. Two ladies were sitting next to her in the waiting room discussing their chemo treatments so that was unnerving. The daughter’s hemoglobin was 9.0 before this latest treatment. The doc wants her up to 11.0 so they can perform a endoscopy and a colonoscopy on her to look for a blood leak.

    And my mother is getting out of the hospital rehab tomorrow. They are going home to Port Lavaca (110 miles down the coast). Dad is home installing a ramp at the front of the house. This nightmare started last April 2. The up side is that Mom does not have any more pain from that broken hip which was killing her before. And Mom can walk 200 steps with her walker.

    Yes, I am living the sandwich generation. This is not funny anymore.

  27. “Gun Confiscation Plan in New Zealand Falls Flat”
    https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2019/7/14/gun-confiscation-plan-in-new-zealand-falls-flat/

    “You remember how New Zealand’s anti-gun leaders received high praise after their knee-jerk reaction in the wake of a mosque shooting that left dozens dead? Well, nearly four months after the attack in Christchurch, the Kiwi gun-control folks are finding out just how hard confiscation is to enforce. The amnesty period for selling guns to the government runs from June 20 to Dec. 20. But it seems gun owners didn’t just roll over and cede to the government’s call for people to turn in all so-called “assault-style rifles”—something officials defined broadly enough to include all center-fire semi-automatic rifles—and even some semi-automatic or pump-action shotguns if they are capable of holding more than five rounds.”

    “Against such a backdrop, it should come as no surprise that three weeks into the buyback, only 700 guns – of the estimated 1.2 to 1.5 million firearms in the country – have been voluntarily surrendered. Of course, maybe that speaks to the fact that gun owners aren’t afraid to stand up for their rights. As for fiduciary responsibility, some project that it would cost New Zealand about twice as much as the government budgeted if every now-prohibited gun were turned in.”

    New Zealand is confiscating all magazine fed weapons. Or are they ?

    And from my latest “Guns and Ammo” magazine, is this the plan for the USA ?

  28. I happen to like the 55″ Vizio I have. I paid a tiny bit over $2000 with tax and a Sony BluRay player, almost 10 years ago. The picture is still stunning.

    Now you see 65″ at WalMart for about $600. Which seems crazy cheap to me.

    Someone wanting a bigger TV will just have to wait.
    The property tax bill is expected to arrive soon. Then there is house insurance in January. For a special whipped topping, the A/C in the truck seems to have a leak under the dash…. there’s another thousand.
    Or blow all that off and buy a TV. Hmm, decisions decisions.

    When I wall mounted the TV a couple of years ago, I allowed for a larger screen. It will be a matter of taking the brackets off of the current TV, attaching to the new, and then a bit of scrunching the receiver and LD player toward the center of the stand … laying the speakers on their side and THEN finding rubber feet for the speakers. The sides are curved, they rock. But being classy here, I’ll end up laying the speakers on a folded up dishrag.

    The Samsung at WalMart has some kind of box for power and all inputs. Just one little wire from box to screen. I read what seemed to be the directions and nothing was really mentioned about the box or various inputs. Plenty about something called “Bixby”. Voice command… like I would want a Martian listening to me.

    The 80″ or so screens will come down in price. I’m not in a hurry.

  29. “5 Atomic War Films That Are Fun for the Whole Family” by James Davis Nicoll

    “Dr. Strangelove” holds up surprisingly well even though it was made over 50 years ago and shot in black-and-white.

    The only aspect that dates it is that I don’t think anyone has been able to pull off true satire on that level in nearly 30 years.

  30. Still messing with my new phone and “stuff that constantly wants to update”. I have a thing called “Google”. It pretty much looks like Google News.

    Which I quit using a few years ago when it seemed to me they flopped way left and Orange Man Bad. I just looked and what was there looked ok but do I really give a rat’s behind about Demi Moore cheating on her husband the day before their wedding? Deactivate that app.


  31. No RCA inputs. There is a box for that?

    Yes, there is.

    This will convert your composite video and audio to HDMI.

    At my church I convert SD composite to SDI, then upscale the SDI to HD. If I needed I could then convert the SDI to HDMI. Three boxes can get pricey. So this one box will do it for you. In my case the SDI is needed as the signal has to travel about 250 feet. Only SDI is able to cleanly send the signal that far.

  32. “Greta Thunberg & Allies File Climate Complaint Against 5 Countries (Not China)”
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/09/24/greta-thunberg-allies-file-climate-complaint-against-5-countries-not-china/

    Yup, she is a patsy. Somebody behind the scenes (Soros ?) is moving her about like a puppet.

    And of course, Hitler youth Greta Somebody can see CO2 with her naked eyes, “Quote of the Week: Greta Thunberg claims to be able to “see” carbon dioxide in the air”
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/05/02/quote-of-the-week-greta-thunberg-claims-to-be-able-to-see-carbon-dioxide-in-the-air/


  33. “Dr. Strangelove” holds up surprisingly well

    It’s probably as good today as when it was when first released. It’s a Kubric film, so “as good as the day it was made” means “barely tolerable and probably not intended for human use”.

    Yah, I realize I’m bucking the majority opinion here, but I’m comfortable with that. As with a lot of badly conceived and badly executed art — or “art” — the majority of critics and others seeing it don’t know what to make of it but they’re afraid of being called out if they say that, so they pull on their chins and say “it’s very deep” or “it’s a primal scream of rage” or “this has layers of meaning that will elude the less sophisticated audience”. Well, just call me the little boy who proclaimed that not only does the emperor have no clothes, his willy is really small, too.


  34. Greta Thunberg claims to be able to “see” carbon dioxide in the air”

    I believe what she is seeing from power plants and landfills are called “heat waves” that distort the atmosphere.

    The fact that she thinks she is seeing CO2 just shows how deranged she is and how limited her education. More astounding is that people actually believe her. When she farts the CO2 must almost obscure her vision.

  35. This will convert your composite video and audio to HDMI.

    Thank you Ray. That’s not an insanely priced gizmo.

  36. Anti-Defamation League Declares OK Sign a ‘Hate Symbol’:

    I want to try a little experiment, Dear Reader, and it requires your participation. No, no, don’t worry, it’s nothing weird. I just need you to follow these instructions: Hold your dominant hand in front of you with your palm outward, like you’re about to wave. Then, curl your thumb up and your forefinger down until the fingertips touch each other, without curling the other three fingers.

    Congratulations. You’re now a racist!

  37. Well, just call me the little boy who proclaimed that not only does the emperor have no clothes, his willy is really small, too.

    Well, some folks say Woody Allen is funny. I’m not some folks.


  38. Well, some folks say Woody Allen is funny. I’m not some folks.

    Count me in. Never did like his movies. Generally dull, slow moving nonsense. Anytime I found out Woody Allen was in a movie I knew to not waste my money.

  39. Well, some folks say Woody Allen is funny. I’m not some folks.

    Well, he did give us “gubs”. 😉

  40. re: hero pilot, now deceased. I’ve had two pilots (one of whom used to fly that bird for a name brand Air Force based in Washington DC, the other of whom flies for an airline named for a Greek letter) tell me that no one has ever come closer to landing that plane safely in a simulator than the actual pilot did in real life.

    re: vaping. No form of smoking is safe. Anyone who does not understand that should be institutionalized. Anyone who does understand, but smokes anyway, is dangerously Libertarian for accepting responsibility for their own actions

    re: Trump / Biden. A person less cynical that I am would like to know why the mainstream media didn’t have anything to say about the VP’s son raking in the cash. As others have said, other than access to the highest levels of the US Government, what exactly did young Mr. Biden bring to the table?

    re: electric police cars Were I a Tesla exec, giving 20 cars to a mid sized police department would be a great way to acid test the design. Cop cars live hard lives, and flaw will quickly be found out. The PR from all this would be a bonus.


  41. Spoiler: Their behavior improved.

    I wish this district would do the same. Little cretins try to sneak using phones. Some go to the bathroom and sit and their phones. I have told some girls, leave your phone when asking to go to the bathroom. Suddenly they don’t need to use the bathroom. The need to text is stronger than the need to pee. I have had a couple of girls that needed to be retrieved by the vice principal because they were in the bathroom for an excessive time.

    The females are the worst, always. That need to gossip about others is strong. Stupid conversations usually about someone else. Making fun of somebody where if the same were done to them they would be a livid blubbering mass. The little darlings are vicious.

  42. ” is dangerously Libertarian for accepting responsibility for their own actions”

    –that’s only true if they actually DO accept responsibility. The two guys who did, might be libertarian. All the rest are liars.

    n


  43. The females are the worst, always.

    Driving, too. Around 7/8 of the people I see using phones while driving are women. I only recently started tracking numbers on people I see picking up their phone as soon as they’re stopped at a light, but the vast majority of them are women, as well. Nothing, not even personal safety, is as important as keeping up with their Facebook or WeChat.

  44. Driving, too. Around 7/8 of the people I see using phones while driving are women.

    I see a 50-50 mix of stupid on my commute. Austin is equal opportunity stupid.

    The ultimate was the [gender indeterminate] individual in front of us at a light one Saturday evening, screening what looked like “Game of Thrones” on their phone mounted on the navigation bracket. Video didn’t stop when the light turned green.

  45. [snip] –that’s only true if they actually DO accept responsibility. The two guys who did, might be libertarian. All the rest are liars. [snip]

    But the first instinct of the party that starts with D is to ruthlessly suppress / extinguish such ideas.


  46. And of course, Hitler youth Greta Somebody can see CO2 with her naked eyes, “Quote of the Week: Greta Thunberg claims to be able to “see” carbon dioxide in the air”

    YUUUP, me too. With a molecular weight of 44, quite easy. It’s the H2 and He that I have trouble seeing. until I have 6 swipes with vap and CBD.

  47. It occurs to me that the only reason Burrito Beto is a candidate is because of his daddy. Has he done anything noteworthy with his life? Besides bad poetry about cows? Has anyone ever talked about it or is that the third rail of Dem debates, never bring up the fact that none of them have accomplished much…

    n

  48. I read this as “Marxist poll” – not sure I didn’t get it right.

    “A new NPR / Marist poll has support for impeachment at 49 per cent, with 46 per cent against, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi got behind the effort. ”

    n


  49. support for impeachment at 49 per cent

    Let’s see the sampling data. Was the poll conducted entirely within the offices of federal agencies which have been under Presidential pressure? Entirely within the city limits of San Francisco?

    If that was allegedly a sampling of American citizens or of American citizens likely to vote in 2020, allow me to express some doubts about the honesty of the pollsters.

  50. It occurs to me that the only reason Burrito Beto is a candidate is because of his daddy. Has he done anything noteworthy with his life? Besides bad poetry about cows? Has anyone ever talked about it or is that the third rail of Dem debates, never bring up the fact that none of them have accomplished much…

    Robert Francis was actually a huge disappointment to Daddy, who was a judge in El Paso.

    (An *administrative* judge, but a member of the court none the less.)

    Mommy is old money with Kennedy connections — her adopted father was JFK’s Secretary of the Navy — but Robert Francis never did much with his life … typical 90s New York Au Pair gig … until he got engaged to the daughter of William Sanders, a billionare/millionare (depending on who you want to trust with the estimate) real estate developer who actually leans Republican.

    Robert Francis and his father-in-law have a quid pro quo — to borrow a phrase from today’s news — professional relationship despite their political differences. Sanders supports his son-in-law’s political ambitions, and, in return, gets help smoothing things over for his business interests in San Antonio.

    When he isn’t running for office, together with his wife, Robert Francis owns an “Internet” company of some kind, but that can mean just about anything these days.

    And, yes, the Furry rumors are rampant.

  51. So if the dumbocrats successfully impeach the Trumper, AND remove him from office, can he run again in 2020 ? And if he wins the 2020 election ???

  52. Having hunted with a pump, enough, I can’t understand the need to work
    the action before the first shot.

    Biden is insane. He was making some point about gun control, talking about buying his wife the Mossberg for home defense, and, with that noise, the shotgun was more than enough deterrent.

    I’ll bet that even before the Secret Service entered his life that Joe had a lot more weapons out at that farmhouse, including … gasp … assault rifles.

  53. @lynn,

    According to Divemedic:

    “The answer to this question is found in Article I, Section 3:

    The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.
    Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States: but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.”

  54. So if the dumbocrats successfully impeach the Trumper, AND remove him from office, can he run again in 2020 ? And if he wins the 2020 election ???

    The Republicans won’t vote to convict, but the deals which get cut for “no” votes will haunt us for decades. Trump needs 24 to stay in office, and, at this point, only Rick Scott is guaranteed without a deal.

    Scott has his own skeletons which he needs to keep buried, and the Dems are mad about Bill Nelson losing so narrowly in Florida. Currently, the only state-wide office holding Dem in FL is the Ag Commissioner, and all three branches of state government will remain in Republican hands through redistricting.

    Any other suggestions about who would be an automatic “no” vote?

  55. Let’s see the sampling data. Was the poll conducted entirely within the offices of federal agencies which have been under Presidential pressure? Entirely within the city limits of San Francisco?

    If that was allegedly a sampling of American citizens or of American citizens likely to vote in 2020, allow me to express some doubts about the honesty of the pollsters.

    I’ve got an even better poll for you, “Poll: Most Republicans support assault weapons ban, despite Trump saying ‘no appetite'”
    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/07/poll-most-voters-support-assault-weapons-ban-1452586

    “Most Republicans would support legislation banning assault-style weapons, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found Wednesday — a finding that contradicts President Donald Trump’s claim earlier the same day that there’s “no political appetite” for such restrictions.”

    “The poll found that nearly 70 percent of all voters would back such a ban. Support for an assault-weapons ban was higher, at 86 percent, among Democrats, who have been pushing for new restrictions on the firearms in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend.”

    I don’t believe this poll either despite “The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll surveyed 1,960 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.”.

    It may be time to bury your gubs.

  56. Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States: but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.”

    I am not sure what that means. Disqualification for life or just the present office ? Sounds like the present office but I am not a lawyer.

  57. I am not sure what that means. Disqualification for life or just the present office ? Sounds like the present office but I am not a lawyer.

    Sounds like disqualification, but I’m not a lawyer.

    I have no doubt that Trump would immediately get to work with Mark Burnett to create some kind of media outlet for his rage.

    Nixon resigned rather than face impeachment and conviction. Unlike Clinton, he even managed to keep his CA law license.

  58. on a completely unrelated note, check out this guy’s channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYJzMUFeE20

    He’s an aussie ‘scale modeler’ and he’s really good. This particular vid shows a whole bunch of his techniques but especially features a desktop resin based 3d printer. The tech available cheaply is stunning.

    n


  59. Disqualification for life or just the present office ? Sounds like the present office but I am not a lawyer.

    It is disqualification from life from any elected or appointed position with the US government is what I have read. It is optional, and would be a separate vote if removed from office.

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