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by The Romulan Republic
2020-08-03 09:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1997
Views: 317358

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

New court documents indicate that the Trump Organization is under investigation not only for campaign finance violations (the Cohen hush money payments) but for insurance and bank fraud: https://nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-org-under-investigation-insurance-bank-fraud-filing-suggests-n1235...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-08-03 03:41am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1923
Views: 225933

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Some good news: Joe has gutted Trump's lead among Rust Belt white voters (the ones who put him over the top in 2016), with polling averages showing him narrowly winning whites in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania:

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/02/poli ... index.html
by The Romulan Republic
2020-08-03 03:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1923
Views: 225933

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

In other news, Karen Bass might have dropped a bit in the VP race, after a story about her praising the Church of Scientology surfaced: https://politico.com/news/2020/08/01/karen-bass-scientology-390077 Rep. Karen Bass, a top-tier contender to be Joe Biden’s running mate, on Saturday sought to clari...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-08-03 03:18am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1923
Views: 225933

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

A group of Academic experts and former officials held "war games" exercises simulating possible catastrophic or chaotic outcomes to the election. Obviously this is somewhat speculative, and as the article notes, is specifically playing out worst-case scenarios. But the results are... bad. https://th...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-08-02 01:20pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?
Replies: 98
Views: 3960

Re: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?

Interesting parallel to the US Civil War- early, a lot of the existing military forces defected to the South, which helped them early on. But as the war continued, the Union's superior industrial strength and population allowed it to wear the South down.
by The Romulan Republic
2020-08-02 01:14pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Obama opens door for abolishing the filibuster, calls it a "Jim Crow relic".
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Obama opens door for abolishing the filibuster, calls it a "Jim Crow relic".

Obama had a couple of problems, I think. One was that he genuinely gave Republicans more credit for being decent people open to compromise than they deserved. The other is that he always had to be careful to avoid being too confrontational and seen as the "scary black man", which is American racism'...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-08-01 11:50pm
Forum: History
Topic: The first republic in the Western Hemisphere was not the United States...
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: The first republic in the Western Hemisphere was not the United States...

*coughs loudly in Iroquois languages* Yeah, that's another. I checked the dates for the Iroquois Confederacy, and yes, it most definitely predates the pirates' republic (the date I read for their origin wasn't very precise, I got "between 1450 and 1660", but even the latter has them predating the N...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 11:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
Replies: 93
Views: 4621

Re: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

I'm not saying it's okay when we do it. I'm saying that the only thing I can think of that might deter them from doing it is the threat of retaliation in kind. Yeah, I know. But I don't think it would deter them. I don't think anything would deter the true crazies and fanatics. They'd just be twice...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 10:30pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
Replies: 93
Views: 4621

Re: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

Isn't the more likely interpretation of that tweet that it's about holding masked government agents accountable? Sarah Palin probably didn't intend for someone to take "Don't retreat, reload!" literally either, and look how that ended. Although if anyone here believes that pledging to abstain from ...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 09:03pm
Forum: History
Topic: The first republic in the Western Hemisphere was not the United States...
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: The first republic in the Western Hemisphere was not the United States...

Honestly depending how you define "republic" there's plenty of republics in Europe that predate either of those. I did say "Western Hemisphere". :wink: Most of Europe is technically in the East. I guess you could maybe count some small bits of the Roman Republic and Cromwell's Britain? Though this ...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 07:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1923
Views: 225933

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

As you yourself noted, this one is directly relevant to the election thread. As to the other, I don't know what you're talking about. I certainly didn't intentionally post something already posted. I'm sorry if it annoyed you, but to be frank, I'm not the only person here who's ever posted something...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 06:47pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1923
Views: 225933

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Its possible that Der Fuhrer might have finally crossed the line, if there still is a line, by floating the postponement of elections. Steven Calabresi, the co-Founder of the far Right Federalist Society who denounced the Mueller probe as unconstitutional, just wrote an op-ed in the New York Times d...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 06:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1923
Views: 225933

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Republicans are getting desperate, and starting to turn on each other. Moscow Mitch has given Senate Republicans the go-ahead to distance themselves from Trump if necessary to save their seats: https://cnn.com/2020/07/31/politics/senate-mcconnell-trump-firewall/index.html Washington (CNN)Sen. Mitch ...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 05:31pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Canadians Are Getting Unsolicited Packets Of Unidentified Seeds In The Mail
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Canadians Are Getting Unsolicited Packets Of Unidentified Seeds In The Mail

London Free Press (the one in Ontario) Mysterious packages of unmarked seeds from China are showing up in the mailboxes of area residents, prompting warnings from officials not to plant the contents if you receive one. The Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said they are looking into reports of r...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 05:15pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
Replies: 93
Views: 4621

Re: Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

While I have no problem with rioters torching secret police vans, I do have a really big problem with that last post. Families should not be targeted for the crimes of their relations, and the poster makes it VERY clear what the true purpose of doxing is, and what they are inciting- vigilante attack...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 04:56pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Democratic Party HQ in Arizona destroyed by arson, critical documents and computer systems destroyed.
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Democratic Party HQ in Arizona destroyed by arson, critical documents and computer systems destroyed.

Just to be clear and state what I'd hope would be obvious, if a Republican were arrested ,they'd still be entitled to a fair trial. I still want TRUMP to get a fair trial, if only to reassert the legal norms he tried to destroy, and to make a public example of him rather than a martyr.
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 04:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1997
Views: 317358

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

On the contrary, it is an exceedingly complex question, for anyone who isn't an utter moron or a shameless liar. As anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows, there are multiple possible directions things could develop over the next several months. We could see Trump appearing to "legitimat...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 04:53pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1997
Views: 317358

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

If the entire election were cancelled (extremely unlikely, but theoretically), then under the Constitution, there would BE NO House in the New Year, as every House term (and a third of the Senate) would have expired their terms. In that event, succession would pass to the President Pro Tempore of th...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 09:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1997
Views: 317358

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

On the contrary, it is an exceedingly complex question, for anyone who isn't an utter moron or a shameless liar. As anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows, there are multiple possible directions things could develop over the next several months. We could see Trump appearing to "legitimate...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 09:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Democratic Party HQ in Arizona destroyed by arson, critical documents and computer systems destroyed.
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Democratic Party HQ in Arizona destroyed by arson, critical documents and computer systems destroyed.

Note first that I said "probably" terrorism. And that unlike Shep, I did not accuse a specific individual by name. But I'm sure such factual distinctions are of no concern here. If a conservative suspect had been arrested, you would have instantly started crowing about the capture of the unquestion...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 04:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1997
Views: 317358

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

I will add that the above is probably more response than your post deserves, given that your "question" was clearly a rhetorical one, not meant to engage with my ideas or clarify what they are, but to put your existing dismissive interpretation of me and my views in my mouth, to put me on the defens...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 04:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1997
Views: 317358

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

Question: Would it be accurate to describe your idea of what this revolution would look like as something along the lines of "Hold lots of protests, riots and strikes and hope that most of the military decides to side with us?" Because that doesn't sound like a revolution. It sounds like doing disr...
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 04:25am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 356
Views: 30284

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Since Cain likely got it attending Trump's thinly-veiled Nazi rally at Tulsa, my sympathy is very limited. This seems rather karmic, to be honest.
by The Romulan Republic
2020-07-31 04:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1997
Views: 317358

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

I'm not sure how that post is significantly different from my previously stated positions on revolution. I believe in democracy, and I oppose the needless loss of life. Without these views, resisting would seem almost pointless to me, because what would we be fighting for? My view, therefore, is tha...