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  1. Right on the mark. He's got a health crisis to deal with. He's got a financial crisis to deal with. He's got a political crisis to deal with. Good luck, Joe.
  2. CTV's Evan Solomon had a twelve minute interview with Dr. Fauci today on his show "Question Period". I suspect some here will already be familiar with many of the answers provided but I found it interesting. https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2120545
  3. Not sure if this is the right place to post this but CBC Marketplace did a disturbing show on some Malaysian companies that produce some of the PPE that Canada imports and uses: **************************************************************************************************************************** "The investigation into the global PPE trade revealed that some of the life-saving equipment Canadian health-care workers are using appears to be made in sweatshop-like conditions — raising doubts about Canada's commitment to international human rights and its ability to prevent unethically sourced goods from entering the country." https://gem.cbc.ca/media/marketplace/season-48/episode-9/38e815a-013906be59b?cmp=GEM_cbc.ca_homepage_shelfnew
  4. Hmmm.....I seem to be getting censored! Any idea why those line-outs are occurring?
  5. From the article: US District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil agreed with Fox's premise, adding that the network "persuasively argues" that "given Mr. Carlson's reputation, any reasonable viewer 'arrive with an appropriate amount of skepticism' about the statements he makes." I agree with that. Thing is, I think viewers should arrive with skepticism to any of the opiniators on cable news.
  6. Watching Tucker Carlson is a guilty pleasure of mine. A lot of the times he says things that I disagree with. But, even then, I think it's useful to listen to people with different views from my own. And every now and then he surprises me, coming out with an unexpected comment that I agree with. I've heard him say things like the above once or twice before. Here, he sounds like Bernie Sanders. (And that's a good thing.)
  7. Fool me once, shame on you...... https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/01/14/national-guard-dc-presence-will-swell-to-26000-for-biden-inauguration/ Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has now authorized up to 21,000 National Guard troops from around the country to assist law enforcement with security surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, according to the National Guard Bureau. That’s an increase of 1,000 from the up to 20,000 previously authorized.
  8. Just noticed that Bill Maher is scheduled to interview Kellyanne Conway on his show tonight on HBO. This should be interesting.
  9. There's confusion about that, but to repeat a previous post of mine: I was previously under the impression that if the House impeached Trump twice (as seems quite possible) he would be ineligible to run again This seems to be wrong. From my (limited) reading on the subject, it's not enough that Trump is impeached twice by the House for him to be barred from running again. Rather, he has to be found guilty by the Senate (2/3 vote as we all recall from the last go-round). If he is found guilty, then a simple Senate majority can bar him from running again. ************************************************************************************************ https://www.newsweek.com/can-donald-trump-run-president-2024-if-hes-impeached-again-1560550 But being impeached by the House, even for a second time, is not enough to prevent Trump from seeking the White House or any other federal office in the future. That power rests in the U.S. Senate. Article I of the Constitution authorizes the Senate to impose two punishments for a public official found guilty of articles of impeachment: removal from office and a ban on future officeholding. According to the Senate's website, "The Constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate to convict, and the penalty for an impeached official upon conviction is removal from office. In some cases, the Senate has also disqualified such officials from holding public offices in the future." The second penalty—banning a public figure from running for office again—requires only a simple majority of 51 senators rather than the two-thirds majority needed for removal, according to The New York Times.
  10. To be fair, it would be useful to know how many of the rioters were using Twitter.
  11. Alabama wins the College Championship. Maybe things are getting back to normal.
  12. This may have already been posted but Melania Trump issued a statement today: https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/first-lady-melania-trump-path-forward/
  13. I was previously under the impression that if the House impeached Trump twice (as seems quite possible) he would be ineligible to run again This seems to be wrong. From my (limited) reading on the subject, it's not enough that Trump is impeached twice by the House for him to be barred from running again. Rather, he has to be found guilty by the Senate (2/3 vote as we all recall from the last go-round). If he is found guilty, then a simple Senate majority can bar him from running again. ************************************************************************************************ https://www.newsweek.com/can-donald-trump-run-president-2024-if-hes-impeached-again-1560550 But being impeached by the House, even for a second time, is not enough to prevent Trump from seeking the White House or any other federal office in the future. That power rests in the U.S. Senate. Article I of the Constitution authorizes the Senate to impose two punishments for a public official found guilty of articles of impeachment: removal from office and a ban on future officeholding. According to the Senate's website, "The Constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate to convict, and the penalty for an impeached official upon conviction is removal from office. In some cases, the Senate has also disqualified such officials from holding public offices in the future." The second penalty—banning a public figure from running for office again—requires only a simple majority of 51 senators rather than the two-thirds majority needed for removal, according to The New York Times.
  14. And they wonder why people talk to themselves. You know, I had never thought of that, but you're probably right!
  15. Is it that high now? At least the guy seems to be taking it in stride. For those who aren't sure what we're talking about: https://www.investopedia.com/news/bitcoin-pizza-day-celebrating-20-million-pizza-order/