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    The Impeachment Show

    Or, as I like to call it, The Sins Against Capitalism (Rabid Capitalism, as is customarily referred to as, The Moderate Middle.)

    Ladies and Gentlemen, in the blue corner, we have the rabid capitalists who identify as Democrats, and in the red corner, we have the rabid capitalists who identify as Republicans. Together they identify as neoliberals, or favored politicians by most Americans.

    What we are featuring is a sideshow (or circus, as some like to say) of whether or not the current president of the US is fit to be leading this capitalist movement we so earnestly, though unwittingly, support. The questions are as follows;
    1 - Has the President been fair to the economist elites as a whole or just in part?
    2 - Has He played by the rules of capitalism as outlined by convention?
    3 - Will Trump eventually learn to support capitalism to the extent of promoting and engaging in new wars?
    4 - Will Trump learn to submit to the US intelligence agencies, or will he continue to circumvent that process by communicating directly with Israel and Saudi Arabia for his orders? The middlemen are justifiably angry at being shut out. They put a lot of effort in being the snobs they've become.
    Those are some questions I believe need to be answered in order for Trump to not be impeached.

    We can discuss them perhaps?
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    Oddly enough I'm forbidden by British law from watching these live impeachment broadcasts, on pain of a £1,000 fine plus the prosecution and court cost (which can easily run to ten times that). "This applies to any device or provider you use, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/Blu-Ray/VHS recorder".

    I still think the only team looking to benefit from a successful outcome is that of the vice-President.
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    What would a "successful outcome" look like? Would Pence favor the exoneration of a President that has given the religious right everything it wants via his willingness to fight dirty? Or would Pence prefer to get into the mix himself as just another neutered occupant?
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    What would a "successful outcome" look like? Would Pence favor the exoneration of a President that has given the religious right everything it wants via his willingness to fight dirty? Or would Pence prefer to get into the mix himself as just another neutered occupant?
    I guarantee Mr Pence is absolutely gagging for a shot at the top job.

    The only way a candidate for the Presidency can avoid being plotted against by his running mate is to demand, before pairing up, cast-iron evidence of imprisonable wrong-doing from his selected partner. Nothing short of that is going to result in loyalty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I guarantee Mr Pence is absolutely gagging for a shot at the top job.
    No question about that. I'm wondering how practical that is considering the neutering that would absolutely take place. Unlike tRump, Pence is a conventional politician subject to all the restraints and demands the intelligence agencies and war department would place on him. IOW, he's a lackey, whereas tRump is capable of skirting that label.
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    What you need in this thread is someone who disapproves of the Trump Presidency and has a preference for one of the existing feasible alternatives. Lord knows why anyone would want that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Oddly enough I'm forbidden by British law from watching these live impeachment broadcasts
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    Britain is North Korea? Astonishing. Sorry you're not free...
    It's the inadequacy of half of the US news websites, that they can't be bothered to comply with the European privacy regulations so they just put up a block on all European access with a message that says Sorry Europeans We're Working On It.

    What they really mean is that they won't just let you see their pages without gathering your personal data, that gathering personal data is embedded in their every page, and that the European regulations say they can't gather your personal data without active prior consent, otherwise they can be fined by the European courts. Their decision to block European access to their news site is driven by corporate greed, who would have ever thought any American website could be so shallow.

    The Washington Post, for instance, has actually bothered. It puts up an agreement tick-box labelled " The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website:

    We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights. You also agree to our Terms of Service.
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    Others are merely uninformative, like "Access Denied
    You don't have permission to access "http://www.wfaa.com/article/news/crime/3-men-indicted-capital-murder-charge-death-of-joshua-brown/287-629f495d-8197-4056-935c-80e190ec94c3" on this server.
    "

    Or "Sorry, this content is not available in your region."

    Or "Our European visitors are important to us. This site is currently unavailable to visitors from the European Economic Area while we work to ensure your data is protected in accordance with applicable EU laws."

    The North Korea is yours, dear boy, not mine. There's a sample with just one wording here on the Google search engine. The tendency of comments is that Americans are incapable of organizing a pleasant evening in a distillery.
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    Re: The Impeachment Show

    I've often said America is a place where being born-again into the Living Arms of Christ the Saviour is a requirement for public office.

    Hence Republican Barry Loudermilk: "Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president". And, no doubt, a thousand other such observations.

    For the record, Pontius Pilate actually gave judgement with due legal process that Jesus was to be put to death by his own guard ("the governor's soldiers") after ordering a preparatory judicial flogging, though I agree with Representative Loudermilk if he's suggesting none of Jesus' rights were thereby infringed. Rome was not strong on rights for non-citizens[1], a position adopted with enthusiasm by America itself from the moment it declared Independence.

    Facing impeachment charges will do President Trump no electoral harm whatever, it is a blunder on the part of his detractors. Though on a more positive note we can definitely refer to Pontius Pelosi[2] and her Pharisaic supporters from now on.


    [1]: As demonstrated, for example, by Paul's complaint that “They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens". Public beatings were an early form of waterboarding employed throughout the Empire when controlling subject peoples.

    [2]: 18 Google hits and counting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Bringing impeachment charges against the President will do him no electoral harm whatever, it was a blunder. On a more positive note though, we can definitely refer to Pontius Pelosi from now on.
    It looks to me like they don't care. If Jonathan Turley can't convince grandma Nance, then there's something else to it. I think that something else is a distraction of news away from Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and medicare for all, while the insurance and medical industries flood the airways with ads intended to sabotage the idea.
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