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4 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

No time for trivial things like securities fraud (or Covid relief).....

 

The Democrats are cancelling the Cat in the Hat! :frantic:

 
 
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I know a lot of smart people are out there saying the GOP was so focused on Dr. Seuss that they couldn't mount effective opposition to the COVID plan. I think they need to learn what I've started learning — more voters will remember Seuss when they vote than the COVID plan.
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1 minute ago, 4petesake said:
I know a lot of smart people are out there saying the GOP was so focused on Dr. Seuss that they couldn't mount effective opposition to the COVID plan. I think they need to learn what I've started learning — more voters will remember Seuss when they vote than the COVID plan.

He's entitled to his opinion (such as it is) but I think he's incorrect.....

 

In fact, I expect the Dems to campaign heavily on the Covid bill and I expect them to make it abundantly clear that not a single Republican voted for it.....

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5 minutes ago, 4petesake said:
 
 
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I know a lot of smart people are out there saying the GOP was so focused on Dr. Seuss that they couldn't mount effective opposition to the COVID plan. I think they need to learn what I've started learning — more voters will remember Seuss when they vote than the COVID plan.

Maybe the boomers. How many here even remember reading a Dr. Seuss book?

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3 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

He's entitled to his opinion (such as it is) but I think he's incorrect.....

 

In fact, I expect the Dems to campaign heavily on the Covid bill and I expect them to make it abundantly clear that not a single Republican voted for it.....

I think so too but the question is how many republican voters will think of the Covid bill before Suess. Lots is our hope but the GOP is banking on the “intelligence” of their base.

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30 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Well.....not out loud, anyway.....:unsure:

 

It's funny how Republicans keep coming back to this BS "fraud" angle, as if there's anything to it. Sure, Democrats are okay with something that study after study has shown to occur in a small fraction of a percentage point.

 

In fact, statistically, it's about 5X less likely than being struck by lightning:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_impersonation_(United_States)

Ironically, it's often GOP operatives that get caught with voter fraud.

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2 minutes ago, 4petesake said:

I think so too but the question is how many republican voters will think of the Covid bill before Suess. Lots is our hope but the GOP is banking on the “intelligence” of their base.

I think so too, but as I said many times during the election campaign, the "base" isn't enough. Republicans have to earn the support of a significant chunk of moderates as well, if they ever hope to form a government again.

 

I don't think those folks are going to forget about Covid. Nor do I think they particularly care if they can buy "If I Ran the Zoo".....

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1 hour ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

 

 

 

https://apnews.com/article/merrick-garland-confirmed-us-attorney-general-47319bb0337f4d7344d0cffaead37374

 

Senate confirms Merrick Garland to be US attorney general

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Merrick Garland on Wednesday to be the next U.S. attorney general with a strong bipartisan vote, placing the widely-respected, veteran judge in the post as President Joe Biden has vowed to restore the Justice Department’s reputation for independence.

Democrats have praised Garland, a federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, as a highly qualified and honorable jurist who is uniquely qualified to lead the department after a tumultuous four years under former President Donald Trump. Many Republicans praised him as well, saying he has the right record and temperament for the moment. He was confirmed 70-30.

 

Garland will now inherit a Justice Department embattled by a turbulent era under Trump, who insisted that the attorney general and the department must be loyal to him personally, battering the department’s reputation. In the last month of Trump’s presidency, Attorney General William Barr resigned after refuting Trump’s false claims that widespread electoral fraud had led to his defeat.

Trump’s pressure on officials, particularly on Barr and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the department’s probe into his campaign’s ties to Russia, prompted abundant criticism from Democrats over what they saw as the politicizing of the nation’s top law enforcement agencies.

“After Donald Trump spent four years — four long years — subverting the powers of the Justice Department for his own political benefit, treating the attorney general like his own personal defense lawyer, America can breathe a sigh of relief that we’re going to have someone like Merrick Garland leading the Justice Department,” said Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., ahead of the vote. “Someone with integrity, independence, respect for the rule of law and credibility on both sides of the aisle.”

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell — who prevented Garland from becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 2016 when he blocked his nomination — said he was voting to confirm Garland because of “his long reputation as a straight shooter and a legal expert” and that his “left-of-center perspective” was still within the legal mainstream.

 

“Let’s hope our incoming attorney general applies that no-nonsense approach to the serious challenges facing the Department of Justice and our nation,” McConnell said.

Garland’s nomination was widely seen as a redemption after McConnell had blocked his Supreme Court nomination, taking a huge political gamble after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia by saying that the next president should get the pick, not outgoing President Barack Obama. Trump was then down in the polls, but McConnell’s bet paid off when the Republican won the presidency. Garland’s nomination floundered for nine months, and he never got a hearing.

“We can never erase the sad memory of what happened to Judge Merrick Garland five years ago in the United States Senate, but we can give this remarkable man an opportunity to write a new chapter of public service in his life,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., just before the vote.

As he finally sat before the Judiciary panel in February, Garland sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. He said his first priority would be to combat extremist violence with an initial focus on the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, promising lawmakers that he would provide prosecutors with whatever resources they need to bring charges over the attack.

Garland will also inherit immediate political challenges, including an ongoing criminal tax investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter, and a federal probe into the overseas and business dealings of the former New York City mayor and Trump ally Rudy Giuliani, which stalled last year over a dispute about investigative tactics as Trump unsuccessfully sought reelection.

His confirmation also comes amid calls from many Democrats to pursue inquiries into Trump.

Separately, Garland will also be responsible for overseeing a special counsel investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, which shadowed Trump’s presidency for more than two years. Garland will have to decide how to handle it and what to make public.

An experienced judge, Garland held senior positions at the Justice Department decades ago, including as a supervisor in the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which led to the execution of Timothy McVeigh. His experience prosecuting domestic terrorism cases could prove exceptionally valuable as investigations into the Capitol insurrection progress.

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The department’s priorities and messaging are expected to shift drastically in the Biden administration, with a focus more on civil rights issues, criminal justice overhauls and policing policies in the wake of nationwide protests over the death of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

That expected shift prompted some Republicans to oppose Garland’s nomination, including Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who said he believed the judge would be too soft on criminals and immigrants and “empower left wing radicals embedded inside the department.”

At his confirmation hearing, Garland emphasized his commitment to combating racial discrimination in policing, telling senators that said America doesn’t “yet have equal justice.” He also said he’d prioritize confronting the rise in extremist violence and domestic terror threats.

At one point in the hearing, he held back tears when speaking about his grandparents, who fled Russia for the U.S. amid antisemitism and persecution.

“The country took us in, and protected us, and I feel an obligation to the country to pay back, and this is the highest, best use of my own set of skills to pay back,” Garland said. “So I very much want to be the kind of attorney general that you’re saying I could become, and I’ll do my best to become that kind of attorney general.”

If only the turtle had shown some professionalism when it was time to put Garland in the SCOTUS instead of the subhuman dirtbags pushed through by Agent Orange and his neo-Nazi friends.  Would be a different country if even one of the three most recent appointees was fit to hold office.

15 minutes ago, 24K PureCool said:

Maybe the boomers. How many here even remember reading a Dr. Seuss book?

How many Trump supporters can read a Dr. Seuss book?

 

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41 minutes ago, 24K PureCool said:

Maybe the boomers. How many here even remember reading a Dr. Seuss book?

I remember reading them to my kids....

 

My daughter was a big fan of Tweedle Beetles.....(fun fact: She turns 26 today!)

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29 minutes ago, King Heffy said:

How many Trump supporters can read a Dr. Seuss book?

Fffft....they have pictures for the Trump supporters....

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Also, I think some of the Faux News crowd are conveniently forgetting some of the lesser known Seuss titles that were "cancelled" by the Right....

 

....like "Yertle the Turtle Wears a Skirtle"...and "Horton Hammers a Ho".....

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55 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

He's entitled to his opinion (such as it is) but I think he's incorrect.....

 

In fact, I expect the Dems to campaign heavily on the Covid bill and I expect them to make it abundantly clear that not a single Republican voted for it.....

The sad part is how misleading the Dr. Seuss accusations are to begin with. They really focus on providing "simple English" that ignores the fine details. Unfortunately, as a result, it's propaganda that's not much different than you see in places like China.

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Just read that Matthew McConaughey is seriously considering a run for Governor of Texas ....

 

...personally, I think that would be alright, alright alright.....B)

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4 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Just read that Matthew McConaughey is seriously considering a run for Governor of Texas ....

 

...personally, I think that would be alright, alright alright.....B)

He definitely doesn't have to run but it would be a lot cooler if he did

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1 minute ago, Ronaldoescobar said:

He definitely doesn't have to run but it would be a lot cooler if he did

As an Oklahoma Sooners fan I am predisposed to dislike former (and current) Texas Longhorns....

 

...but for MM, I make an exception.....

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1 hour ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Also, I think some of the Faux News crowd are conveniently forgetting some of the lesser known Seuss titles that were "cancelled" by the Right....

 

....like "Yertle the Turtle Wears a Skirtle"...and "Horton Hammers a Ho".....

Happy birthday to your daughter.

I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating it.

 

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3 minutes ago, Ronaldoescobar said:

And yes that girl definitely needed to ditch the geeks she was in the car with ;P

that's a good colour for him

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