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  • #76
    Well this ought to cause some consternation in some quarters...



    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/polit...ral/index.html


    Biden to nominate Merrick Garland as attorney general


    By Jeff Zeleny and Kate Sullivan, CNN


    Updated 12:37 PM ET, Wed January 6, 2021
    Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court, during a meeting with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) May 10, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)(CNN)President-elect Joe Biden has decided to nominate Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general, people familiar with the matter tell CNN, a long-awaited decision that moved toward completion Wednesday as it became apparent that Democrats were on the brink of winning control of the Senate.

    The announcement of the attorney general, along with other senior leaders of the Justice Department, is expected to be made as soon as Thursday as Biden moves closer to filling the remaining seats in his Cabinet before assuming power on January 20.



    While Garland has been a top contender for weeks, concerns about the vacancy his selection would create on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia raised alarm bells among Biden and many advisers who believed Senate Republicans would block any nomination to that seat. But with Democrats poised to control the Senate after two Georgia runoff races, those concerns were allayed.
    "Judge Garland will be viewed in a whole new light now," a top Biden ally tells CNN.Politico first reported the pick.
    President Barack Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court after a vacancy was created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. But Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, refused for months to hold confirmation hearings or the required vote in the chamber.


    When Trump took office, Garland's nomination expired and he returned to his position as chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The court is charged with reviewing challenges to administrative agencies. He stepped down from the position as chief judge in February 2020, but still serves on the court. President Bill Clinton appointed him to the court in 1997.
    Garland was chosen by Biden for attorney general over former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and former acting attorney general Sally Yates, the two other finalists for the position.
    Defenders of Garland argued he would be a particularly strong choice to lead the Justice Department in the post-Trump era because he is seen as above reproach of partisan politics. Some allies describe him as a "Boy Scout," which is intended to suggest he would be seen as a non-political figure.
    His reputation could aide him as he navigates some politically tricky decisions, particularly with an ongoing federal investigation into the business dealings of Hunter Biden, the President-elect's son. Garland could be faced with pressure on whether to name a special prosecutor in the case.
    Prior to his appointment as a US circuit judge, Garland served as principal associate deputy attorney general. He supervised the investigation of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed more than 160 people and injured several hundred more. Garland also led the investigations of the 1996 Olympics bombing in Atlanta, in which two people died and more than 100 others were injured.
    Garland led the investigation into Ted Kaczynski, also known as "The Unabomber," who is currently serving eight life sentences for murder. He killed three people and injured more than 20 others with a string of mail bombings.
    The judge served as an assistant US attorney for the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1992, and as deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Justice Department from 1993 to 1994.
    Garland's nomination will disappoint those who had pressured Biden to nominate a person of color as attorney general.
    Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris met last month with civil rights leaders and members of the NAACP, who have been pressuring Biden to diversify his Cabinet and create a position within the White House for a civil rights czar. The Rev. Al Sharpton said at a news conference after the meeting that Biden should choose an attorney general with a civil rights background and said his preference would be a Black nominee.
    Sharpton said mentioned as potential picks former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Tony West, the senior vice president and chief legal officer at Uber who was previously the associate attorney general of the United States under the Obama administration.Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said at the same news conference that whoever is selected as attorney general "must have a clear and bold record when it comes to civil rights and racial justice."
    This story is breaking and will be updated.
    “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
    Mark Twain

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    • #77
      Well this ought to cause some consternation in some quarters...



      https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/polit...ral/index.html


      Biden to nominate Merrick Garland as attorney general


      By Jeff Zeleny and Kate Sullivan, CNN


      Updated 12:37 PM ET, Wed January 6, 2021
      Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court, during a meeting with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) May 10, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)(CNN)President-elect Joe Biden has decided to nominate Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general, people familiar with the matter tell CNN, a long-awaited decision that moved toward completion Wednesday as it became apparent that Democrats were on the brink of winning control of the Senate.

      The announcement of the attorney general, along with other senior leaders of the Justice Department, is expected to be made as soon as Thursday as Biden moves closer to filling the remaining seats in his Cabinet before assuming power on January 20.



      While Garland has been a top contender for weeks, concerns about the vacancy his selection would create on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia raised alarm bells among Biden and many advisers who believed Senate Republicans would block any nomination to that seat. But with Democrats poised to control the Senate after two Georgia runoff races, those concerns were allayed.
      "Judge Garland will be viewed in a whole new light now," a top Biden ally tells CNN.Politico first reported the pick.
      President Barack Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court after a vacancy was created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. But Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, refused for months to hold confirmation hearings or the required vote in the chamber.


      When Trump took office, Garland's nomination expired and he returned to his position as chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The court is charged with reviewing challenges to administrative agencies. He stepped down from the position as chief judge in February 2020, but still serves on the court. President Bill Clinton appointed him to the court in 1997.
      Garland was chosen by Biden for attorney general over former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and former acting attorney general Sally Yates, the two other finalists for the position.
      Defenders of Garland argued he would be a particularly strong choice to lead the Justice Department in the post-Trump era because he is seen as above reproach of partisan politics. Some allies describe him as a "Boy Scout," which is intended to suggest he would be seen as a non-political figure.
      His reputation could aide him as he navigates some politically tricky decisions, particularly with an ongoing federal investigation into the business dealings of Hunter Biden, the President-elect's son. Garland could be faced with pressure on whether to name a special prosecutor in the case.
      Prior to his appointment as a US circuit judge, Garland served as principal associate deputy attorney general. He supervised the investigation of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed more than 160 people and injured several hundred more. Garland also led the investigations of the 1996 Olympics bombing in Atlanta, in which two people died and more than 100 others were injured.
      Garland led the investigation into Ted Kaczynski, also known as "The Unabomber," who is currently serving eight life sentences for murder. He killed three people and injured more than 20 others with a string of mail bombings.
      The judge served as an assistant US attorney for the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1992, and as deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Justice Department from 1993 to 1994.
      Garland's nomination will disappoint those who had pressured Biden to nominate a person of color as attorney general.
      Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris met last month with civil rights leaders and members of the NAACP, who have been pressuring Biden to diversify his Cabinet and create a position within the White House for a civil rights czar. The Rev. Al Sharpton said at a news conference after the meeting that Biden should choose an attorney general with a civil rights background and said his preference would be a Black nominee.
      Sharpton said mentioned as potential picks former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Tony West, the senior vice president and chief legal officer at Uber who was previously the associate attorney general of the United States under the Obama administration.Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said at the same news conference that whoever is selected as attorney general "must have a clear and bold record when it comes to civil rights and racial justice."
      This story is breaking and will be updated.
      “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
      Mark Twain

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        Originally posted by CNN

        How Trump will hand off the 'nuclear football' to Biden

        by Zachary Cohen
        19 January 2021

        Washington(CNN) - President Donald Trump will not be in attendance Wednesday to watch as his successor Joe Biden is sworn into office, but his absence will have little impact on what may be one of the most important moments of Inauguration Day, the handing off of the "nuclear football."

        The "football," which contains the equipment that Trump would use to authenticate his orders and launch a nuclear strike, is carried by a military aide who accompanies the President at all times -- up to the second he officially leaves office on January 20.

        Typically, the football would be handed off to another military aide standing on or nearby the inauguration viewing stand as Biden takes his oath of office.

        But on Wednesday, that exchange will happen a bit differently as Trump is currently expected to depart Washington, DC, for Florida before Biden's inauguration ceremony.

        The nuclear football will likely travel with him, experts say, meaning there will be at least two briefcases in different locations, presenting a unique challenge of ensuring the transfer of authority goes smoothly.

        While that process may play out slightly differently than it has in years past, there are safeguards in place to ensure a seamless transition of nuclear control from one president to the next, regardless of circumstance, according to Stephen Schwartz, a nonresident senior fellow at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

        Handing off the 'football'

        Contrary to popular belief, the nuclear football does not contain a button or codes that can automatically launch a nuclear weapon but instead has the equipment and authorities that Trump would use to order a strike.

        "There are at least three to four identical 'footballs': one follows the president, one follows the vice president, and one traditionally is set aside for the designated survivor at events like inaugurations and State of the Union addresses," according to Schwartz..

        "On January 20, [the extra footballs] will be out of town somewhere with their designees, leaving just [Vice President Mike] Pence's briefcase unless the White House Military Office has prepared (or already has on hand) another backup for Biden," he told CNN.

        Army Secretary says National Guard's riot response was hampered by archaic system
        Army Secretary says National Guard's riot response was hampered by archaic system
        Additionally, the President is required to carry a plastic card known as the "biscuit" with them at all times. The biscuit contains alphanumeric codes that are used to positively identify the president, who maintains the sole, legal authority to authorize a nuclear launch.

        The reason is explicitly laid out in the Constitution, which gives Trump complete authority over the US nuclear arsenal up to the very second Biden is sworn in at noon on Wednesday.

        "Under the 20th Amendment -- and absent any invocation of the 25th Amendment that would make Mike Pence the acting president -- Donald Trump is president through 11:59:59 am on January 20. Up to that point in time, he has the sole, legal authority to authorize the use of any or all of the US nuclear arsenal," Schwartz said.

        "If an aide with the football accompanies Trump on Air Force One to Florida, that aide will remove himself or herself from Trump's presence at noon and return to Washington, DC, with the briefcase," he added.

        Transfer of authority

        After that point, Trump will no longer have such authority and the nuclear codes he carries will automatically be deactivated, he added. Meanwhile, Biden will automatically inherit the power to launch a nuclear strike at exactly the same time.

        That means if Trump attempted to order a strike at 12:01 pm on Wednesday, the order would be considered illegal and military commanders tasked with carrying out the launch are obligated to refuse.

        The transition of that authority is ensured by the fact that the codes Trump would use to authenticate his identity as President will become invalid at that time. Meanwhile, Biden will likely receive his "biscuit" on Wednesday morning when he, and likely Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, are briefed on the process of initiating a nuclear strike.

        But their codes will not become active until noon on Wednesday.

        "The easiest way to think about it is there is a seamless cutover as to which 'biscuit' is valid at noon Wednesday," according to Vipin Narang, a nuclear policy expert and professor at MIT. "Biden's biscuit would not be valid at 11:59 am, and Trump's would not be valid at 12:01 pm."

        Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats in a letter that she spoke with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to discuss Trump's access to the nuclear codes amid calls for the President to be removed from office after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol.

        "This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike," Pelosi wrote in a letter. "The situation of this unhinged President could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy."

        After speaking with Milley, Pelosi told her caucus that she has gotten assurances there are safeguards in place in the event Trump wants to launch a nuclear weapon, according to multiple sources on a caucus call.

        Senior military officials say while the President has sole authority to launch nuclear weapons he cannot do it alone.

        If an adversary were to launch a missile at the US, the president would immediately be on a classified communication network, receiving minute-by-minute intelligence and recommendations on how to proceed.

        There are safeguards against illegal attack orders whether its nuclear or conventional. To be legal, orders must have a legitimate target, a clear military objective and use proportional forces.

        The general who recently commanded strategic weapons and is now number two at the Pentagon is adamant the military will not follow illegal orders from any president.

        "If it's illegal, guess what's going to happen? I'm going to say, 'Mr. President, that's illegal.' And guess what he's going to do? He's going to say, 'What would be legal?' And we'll come up with options, with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that's the way it works. It's not that complicated," Gen. John Hyten, the former commander of US Strategic Command, said in 2017.

        If a president persists in pushing illegal orders, a military commander would have no option but to resign.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by The_Washington_Post

          QAnon adherents discussed posing as National Guard to try to infiltrate inauguration, according to FBI intelligence briefing

          by Carol D. Leonnig and Matt Zapotosky
          18 January 2021

          The FBI privately warned law enforcement agencies Monday that far-right extremists have discussed posing as National Guard members in Washington and others have reviewed maps of vulnerable spots in the city — signs of potential efforts to disrupt Wednesday’s inauguration, according to an intelligence report obtained by The Washington Post.

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          • #80
            Two National Guard Members Removed From Inauguration Security Team

            Two U.S. Army National Guard members are being removed from the security mission to secure Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. A U.S. Army official and a senior U.S. intelligence official say the two National Guard members have been found to have ties to fringe right group militias.

            No plot against Biden was found.

            The Army official and the intelligence official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity due to Defense Department media regulations. They did not say what fringe group the Guard members belonged to or what unit they served in.

            Contacted by the AP on Tuesday, the National Guard Bureau referred questions to the U.S. Secret Service and said, “Due to operational security, we do not discuss the process nor the outcome of the vetting process for military members supporting the inauguration.”

            The Secret Service told the AP on Monday it would not comment on if any National Guard members had been pulled from securing the inauguration for operational security reasons.
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            Doesn't look like QAnon has to bother with disguising themselves. The Trumpist filth is already inside the Guard.
            Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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            • #81
              Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
              Doesn't look like QAnon has to bother with disguising themselves. The Trumpist filth is already inside the Guard.
              75 million people voted for Trump. There's bound to be right wing supporters inside the military. The sad point, however, that without 6 January, these people would not even be on the radar. And consider to be nothing more than a group bitching shit around a fire getting drunk.
              Chimo

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              • #82
                And we have a new President & Vice President
                “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                Mark Twain

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post
                  And we have a new President & Vice President
                  ...and they are not Trump and Pence.

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                  • #84

                    Biden team fears rocky transition may have revealed only ‘tip of the iceberg’
                    His staff are worried they don't know the full scope of the executive branch's problems — and that situation is far worse than they had thought.

                    Joe Biden’s transition team had no illusions about the chaos they were inheriting from President Donald Trump. They expected a disorganized government and mismanaged agencies, many of them hollowed out and ignored over the past four years.

                    Hours before they assume office, however, there is a fear among Biden’s team that the roadblocks they encountered during the chaotic transition shielded them from understanding the full scope of the problems at various agencies, and that the state of the executive branch is far worse than they understood — “the tip of the iceberg” as one senior transition aide put it.

                    At the National Security Council, Trump officials were reluctant to share information about who was even on the staff, and at the Department of Defense, requests for information were either ignored or only partially answered. At the Office of Management and Budget, the practice of making career officials available for the incoming administration to craft their budget was disregarded, leaving Biden officials frustrated that their budget will likely be delayed. And at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the lack of interest in assisting the Biden transition was stated plainly.
                    “Transition is not a priority for USTR,” Robert Lighthizer’s chief of staff told a Biden official, according to a person briefed on the conversation.

                    A spokesperson for USTR did not respond to a request for comment. Officials at the Defense Department and OMB, meanwhile, have vocally defended their transition cooperation. “Our DOD political and career officials have been working with the utmost professionalism to support transition activities in a compressed time schedule,” Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said in a Dec. 28. statement.

                    Complicating matters even more was the massive SolarWinds hack discovered late last year, which left open the possibility that suspected Russian operatives are still lurking inside federal computers, impacting virtually everything that Biden's team tries to do.

                    The obstacles to the Biden transition’s work spanned across the government and ranged in severity. Some Trump staffers tried to be helpful, Biden officials said, but President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede to Biden stymied the handoff from the top. The feeling on Biden’s team, as they turn to governing after the exhilaration of victory and the frenzy of transition planning, is something akin to peering into a dark abyss: They don’t yet know what lurks out of view.

                    Andas Biden and his staff move into the White House and agencies on Wednesday, administration officials recognize that some of their prioritieswill inevitably be sidelined by the need to fix messes from the outgoing administration that they aren’t even aware of yet.

                    Biden’s team has already prepared a flurry of executive action that will kick off immediately after he is sworn in, much of it aimed at undoing Trump’s signature policies on climate change, immigration and the coronavirus response. But without full visibility into the processes and procedures of the Trump administration, one senior transition official warned about delays and hiccups.

                    The overall lack of cooperation from a significant number of Trump administration officials was “laughable,” the senior aide said, adding that some officials tried to slow down information sharing while others were completely unresponsive.

                    One person close to Biden's transition told POLITICO that even in the transition’s final days, Trump administration political appointees were limiting the landing teams’ access to data and sitting in on all of their meetings with career staff.

                    “Even as late as now, they’re not conveying information,” the person said. “Data about where vaccines are, their distributional analyses, data they haven’t released publicly about Covid cases. It’s shocking. I don’t remember this happening from Clinton to Bush, from Bush to Obama, or from Obama to Trump.”

                    Biden’s team was completelyblindsided, for instance, by the Trump administration’s acknowledgment last week that, despite announcing that they planned to release all reserve doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, those reserves were already empty.

                    At the Office of Management and Budget, which will drive his fiscal and regulatory agenda for the next four years, Biden is set to inherit an agency that former officials say has reached its lowest point in terms of morale.

                    The Trump administration has moved to strip OMB’s career civil servants of some of their decision-making authority and worker protections, making them more easily fireable.

                    Amid the chaos, career staffers have fled the agency. Rebuilding the staff, expertise and trust will be key to moving forward, said Shaun Donovan, who served as OMB director under President Barack Obama and is now running for New York City mayor.

                    “The number of really remarkable public servants who’ve left the government means that even before we can solve the worst budget deficit in our lifetimes, even before we can solve the worst pandemic of our lifetimes, even before we can undo the deep damage to our climate, to our schools, to our economy ... the Biden administration will have to rebuild OMB to get the talent and trust that’s needed to move the country forward,” Donovan said.

                    “I’ve never seen a more toxic atmosphere in my lifetime within the federal government more broadly and within OMB,” he added.

                    OMB Director Russell Vought has disputed the Biden administration and Democrats’ criticism. In a Dec. 30 letter to Biden’s transition team, Vought wrote that, “As the record shows, OMB has fully participated in appropriate transition efforts. What we have not done and will not do is use current OMB staff to write the (Biden Transition Team's) legislative policy proposals to dismantle this Administration's work. OMB staff are working on this Administration's policies and will do so until this Administration's final day in office.”

                    Biden’s team will also have to grapple with a flood of “midnight” regulations Trump agency heads are pushing through in their final days in power. Among them, new guidance from the Labor Department released the day before the inauguration telling owners of local news outlets that their reporters are not subject to federal minimum wage and overtime laws because their work is primarily “creative” in nature.

                    Other agencies have been pumping out last-minute rules, as well. The Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday moved to strip the FDA’s oversight of genetically-modified animals, prompting outgoing FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn to publicly denounce the policy change on Twitter as a threat to the agency’s goal of “protecting public health based on good science.”

                    This follows a blitz of other rules by the department seeking to ban researchers from using fetal tissue from abortions to develop new drugs and treatments, as well as rules to make it harder for Biden to reverse conservative changes to the Medicaid program, and exempt religious groups from bans on discrimination against LGBT people.

                    The Biden administration will also have to track down the Trump administration political appointees who have burrowed into career federal positions across the government, many of whom have partisan and advocacy backgrounds that have lawmakers and watchdog groups worried they will attempt to thwart Biden’s policy agenda from the inside.

                    Weak disclosure laws have made it so that Biden will be taking office without knowing exactly how many of these “conversions” have happened in the final months of the Trump administration or where in the bureaucracy the burrowed workers are. Biden's team is worried they’ll have to spend scarce time and resources finding and then reassigning the individuals so they don’t have access to sensitive information.

                    Jason Briefel, the director of policy and outreach at the Senior Executives Association, which represents thousands of career employees, said he’s concerned there’s been far more “installations of loyalists with dubious qualifications” than during past transitions.

                    The administration’s day-to-day operations will also be complicated by the security issues created by the SolarWinds breach, which intelligence agencies have attributed to Russia.

                    It is unclear how much agencies know about what the hackers targeted and what they were able to access. While there is no evidence that the breach compromised classified information, some agencies may decide to abandon ongoing plans that were discussed on unclassified systems. Ongoing digital decontamination efforts could also slow down Biden's agenda, as political appointees and career staffers wait for their agencies' networks to be scrubbed clean.

                    At agencies that still have not ruled out ongoing compromises stemming from the initial breaches, it is difficult to imagine how staffers could be conducting any sensitive work.

                    The FBI is investigating the SolarWinds breaches, turning any affected networks into digital crime scenes. Just as police investigators must dust furniture for fingerprints and haul it away to be stored in evidence lockers, the need to preserve evidence of the SolarWinds intruders' activities may force agencies to replace hundreds of computers and other networking equipment.

                    That, in turn, would require time and planning that federal officials could otherwise dedicate to implementing Biden's sweeping policy agenda.
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                    Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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                    • #85
                      I'd like to point out that not only did the National Guard protect the presidential transition, but the former President didn't get to use the nuclear football.

                      All in all, a good day.
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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by DOR View Post
                        but the former President didn't get to use the nuclear football.
                        That's the last thing I was worried about with Trump. The man is a moral and physical coward. He would almost certainly have never attempted such a monstrous act.

                        And furthermore, his trying to initiate an unprovoked and/or unproportional nuclear strike would have constituted an illegal order and not been followed.
                        Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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                        • #87
                          Fiesty sendoff

                          Originally posted by Bloomberg_Quicktake

                          Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Tells Trump 'Cheerio' and 'Don't Haste Ye Back'
                          Published on 20 January 2021



                          (Edinburgh) Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said “cheerio” and “don’t haste ye back” to Donald Trump as she congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their historic inauguration as president and vice president of the United States.

                          She made the remarks while attending First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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                          • #88
                            Meanwhile in Albany....

                            https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/ce...aceful-protest
                            “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                            Mark Twain

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post
                              Political views/idiocy aside, good for him to get out and make his voice heard even with no one else there. Protesting at its core does not and should not require a minimum requirement of voices.
                              "Draft beer, not people."

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                              • #90
                                The new conspiracy theory making the rounds is that The Donald was a far left plant ... you can't make this stuff up.
                                Trust me?
                                I'm an economist!

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