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  #3172926 18-Dec-2023 09:59
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Frankie Boyle on Donald Trump's Presidency (2016)

Frankie Boyle's American Autopsy 2016

In the wake of the Presidential election, the show features Frankie at his brilliant best doing stand-up, review, discussion and audience interaction - all in an attempt to make sense of America today.

Prepare to embark on a journey through the hilarious, the absurd, and the side-splitting as you step into the world of Audio Antics, your one-stop destination for comedy audiobooks and podcasts that will tickle your funny bone and leave you in stitches. We're your virtual ticket to a world of humour, and we're thrilled to have you join us!


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  #3173131 18-Dec-2023 16:57
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And you just GOTTA watch this Lincoln Project video. No reading, no thinking necessary. Even MAGA Muppets'll love it...until they get to the end, LOL :-)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TogbPPyQQM&ab_channel=TheLincolnProject





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  #3173200 18-Dec-2023 18:35
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Slate: Trump’s Gag Order Was Upheld. That Gives the Supreme Court a Huge Opportunity.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court upheld a narrowed version of District Judge Tanya Chutkan’s gag order curtailing Donald Trump’s ability to lie, threaten, and coerce potential prosecution witnesses and public officials involved in the D.C. 2020 election interference prosecution. To those who have been paying attention, that ruling comes as no surprise. Equally predictable is the glaring spotlight now focused on the Supreme Court, as Trump’s lawyers move the high court to reverse Friday’s opinion.

While the Supreme Court is normally averse to getting involved in political matters, the Trump appeal should be viewed by at least some, if not all of the justices, not only as a mandate to preserve the rule of law, but as a gift—a vehicle to counter the court’s damaged image as a political body and to reclaim at least some of the crucial public support it has lost over recent decades. First, some context.

As the Supreme Court awaits defendant Trump’s motion for a writ of certiorari seeking review of the circuit court gag order opinion, it is burdened by a historically low level of public trust. Only 41 percent of Americans now have a favorable view of the court—one percentage point above the public’s lowest level of trust since polling began in 1972. Confidence levels fell some 20 points between 2020 and 2022 alone.

Making matters worse, there has never been a period when the Supreme Court had so many individual members carrying varying degrees of negative personal baggage. ...

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  #3173203 18-Dec-2023 18:52
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3HrsUZq9vM&t=352s

 

 

 

Wait for the advert he is talking about...


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  #3173292 19-Dec-2023 10:10
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kingdragonfly:   ...  former President Trump is selling pieces of the suit he wore during his mugshot. You know, like billionaires do. ...

 





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  #3173302 19-Dec-2023 10:43
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He lives in a bubble.

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  #3173305 19-Dec-2023 10:52
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Regarding Giuliani' spectacular loss, I think it's really damaging Trump's reputation around supporters.

One of the under-reported aspects is the location, Georgia. It may be obvious, but Georgia is not New York or Washington DC.

Cases in Washington DC and New York make it easy for Trump to declare a witch hunt, and call the traitors victims and hostages, because those locations. In the minds of middle America they might as well be renamed Sodom And Gomorrah, two biblical cities destroyed by the Abrahamic God for their wickedness..

However Georgia is a deep in the Bible belt, and extremely conservative.

Too bad Arizona lack the political will to do the same as Georgia.

Giuliani being crushed could be the death knell, the tolling of a bell to mark someone's death, of Trump's aspirations.

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  #3173324 19-Dec-2023 11:59
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The Guardian - Trump seeks to dismiss Georgia election case, contending indictment violates his first amendment rights

 

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Donald Trump’s lawyer asked a judge on Monday to throw out the Georgia criminal case over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state, contending the indictment violated the former president’s first amendment rights by charging him for so-called core political speech.

 

The motion to dismiss the election interference case brought by the Fulton county district attorney, Fani Willis, was similar in scope and theory to Trump’s request to throw out the federal indictment in Washington DC that was rejected this month.

 

Trump’s filing, submitted after a court hearing on the issue, directly attacked the charges that he and his allies violated Georgia’s racketeering statute in trying to reverse his 2020 election defeat, including his 2 January 2021 call pressuring the Georgia secretary of state to “find” 11,780 votes.

 

The 19-page motion sought to reframe the indictment as an attempt to criminalize Trump’s political speech, arguing that the former president’s repeated lies that widespread fraud corrupted the vote count were supposedly aimed at prompting investigations by state legislatures.

 

 

Attack, attack, attack, delay, delay, delay ....   🙄





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  #3173325 19-Dec-2023 12:15
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gzt: He lives in a bubble.

 

I know he probably does, I just hope what he's saying is actually right. 4 more years of America under Trump would be horrible.

 

Also - the No Labels crowd may (perversely) end up handing the election to Trump: https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2023/12/18/third-party-2024-no-labels-00132066

 

 


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  #3173436 19-Dec-2023 15:26
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quickymart:

 

https://twitter.com/adammocklerr/status/1736507425824383082?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

 

I hope this young lad is right 🤞

 

 

Remarkable young man. He talks sense, and the comment about Taylor Swift's support was especially interesting. I'm optimistic about the future. Trump will not, cannot succeed.

 

No, I don't have a crystal ball, I just watch the news, read articles and comments from political experts, and follow my hunches.





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  #3173525 19-Dec-2023 22:02
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CBS News: Trump blasted for saying immigrants are "poisoning the blood of our country"

At campaign stops over the weekend, former President Donald Trump, the Republican primary frontrunner, renewed attacks on immigrants with rhetoric that has prompted opponents to compare his rhetoric to that of Nazi leader Adolph Hitler.
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On Saturday, at a rally attended by thousands in Durham, New Hampshire, Trump said of undocumented migrants, "They're poisoning the blood of our country. They're coming into our country from Africa, from Asia, all over the world."
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Hitler used the term "blood poisoning" in his manifesto "Mein Kampf" to criticize the mixing of races, specifically, German blood being "poisoned" by Jews.

The anti-immigrant rhetoric was not in the prepared excerpts of the speech that Trump's team sent to reporters ahead of the Durham event, but it is not the first time the former president has labeled the influx of migrants into the U.S. as "poisoning the blood of our country."

"Nobody has any idea where these people are coming from," Trump said of migrants crossing the southern border in a September interview with The National Pulse, a right-wing website. "And we know they come from prisons. We know they come from mental institutions and centers, islands we know they're terrorists. Nobody has ever seen anything like we're witnessing right now. It is a very sad thing for our country. It's poisoning the blood of our country."
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  #3173528 19-Dec-2023 22:20
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kingdragonfly: CBS News: Trump blasted for saying immigrants are "poisoning the blood of our country" 

 

Following on from this: ironically (or these days, maybe not) one of his biggest and most vocal defenders is absolutely silent on his comments: 

 

https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2023/12/18/congress/stefanik-silent-on-trump-remarks-about-migrants-poisoning-the-blood-00132316

 

Funny how before she became his friend she would have immediately jumped down his throat for saying such crap. Now it's like she's scared of getting on his bad side 🙄


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  #3173535 19-Dec-2023 23:02
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geekIT:

 

No, I don't have a crystal ball, I just watch the news, read articles and comments from political experts, and follow my hunches.

 

 

I'm just waiting for Allan Litchman's prediction for 2024. That guy totally knows his stuff.


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  #3173644 20-Dec-2023 12:50
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The plot thickens ...

 

The NY Times - Trump Is Disqualified From the 2024 Ballot, Colorado Supreme Court Rules

 

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It’s the first court to find that the disqualification clause of the 14th Amendment applies to Mr. Trump, in addition to affirming that he engaged in insurrection.

 


Former President Donald J. Trump is ineligible to hold office again, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, accepting the argument that the 14th Amendment disqualifies him in an explosive decision that could upend the 2024 election.

 

In a lengthy ruling ordering the Colorado secretary of state to exclude Mr. Trump from the state’s Republican primary ballot, the justices reversed a Denver district judge’s finding last month that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment - which disqualifies people who have engaged in insurrection against the Constitution after having taken an oath to support it from holding office - did not apply to the presidency. ...

 

A majority of the court holds that President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of president under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution,” the court wrote in a 4-to-3 ruling.Because he is disqualified, it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Colorado Secretary of State to list him as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot.”

 

 


and ...

 

Raw Story - Appeals court just signaled the 'end to Trump's dirty game of delay'

 

19 Dec 2023

 


The federal Court of Appeals is blowing the whistle on Trump's legal slow-walking strategy to buy time until election day in November 2024.

 

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner marveled at the pace that the D.C. Court of Appeals, which he said is moving to essentially expedite Trump's federal election subversion case to keep to its March 4 start date.

 

"So the appellate courts are now signaling that they will no longer indulge Donald Trump's crooked little game of delay, delay, delay," he said on his daily YouTube video show, "Justice Matters." On social media, Kirschner said Trump's delay tactics were "dirty."

 

Already, an appeals court denied Trump's former Chief of Staff Mark Meadow's try to take his Georgia election interference case from state to federal court in one business day and oral arguments were heard days later.

 

Likewise, the D.C. Court of Appeals on Monday set a Jan. 9 deadline for arguments on Trump's immunity appeal, and scheduled the hearings on the former president's motion to dismiss the federal election interference case ahead of an action expected to come from the Supreme Court. 

 

Such swift decisions are extremely rare. ...

 





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