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by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2950
Views: 261513

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

How wrong I was! I would like to know what is the basis of this statement: The Capitol was breached by anarchists and extremists from both political poles while Trump was still speaking to his supporters. To the best of my knowledge, there is no evidence that any of the people who breached the capit...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2950
Views: 261513

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

I never expected the DOJ to indict Meadows for contempt of Congress. If anyone were to have a valid executive privilege claim it would be the White House Chief of Staff. Not that I think that he did have a valid privilege claim, but I didn't expect that Garland and his team would want to establish t...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 380
Views: 103304

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

I have seen people who are subject matter experts who have said much the same thing.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1045
Views: 301235

Re: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?

I believe that is the most unambiguous statement in favor of eliminating the filibuster for any legislative purpose that Biden has made. But it makes little sense to make an exception for the purposes of "codifying Roe v. Wade" (which is a convenient but not very accurate way of putting it...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2950
Views: 261513

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

This video is very interesting, talking about how Hutchinson's testimony came to happen. It is well worth the couple of minutes that it takes to watch it. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ex-trump-official-describes-conversation-with-hutchinson-after-bombshell-testimony/vi-AAZ2juq?ocid=msedgn...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 380
Views: 103304

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

In the short term, no. What other term do we have? I don't really understand your question. The fact that there are immediate ramifications to things that happen does not mean that what happens over the course of a longer period of time does not also matter. Justice Jackson will have influence over...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 380
Views: 103304

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

Yes. How much remains to be seen, but yes. She will likely be on the court for decades. It will make a difference, even it doesn't seem like it right away.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2950
Views: 261513

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Another person who's mind was changed by Cassidy Hutchinson is former Trump Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney (who himself was caught up in Trump's first impeachment scandal). As reported at Fox News: Mick Mulvaney won't defend Trump against charges he incited riot after Cassidy Hutchinson testimony Form...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2950
Views: 261513

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Andrew McCarthy is one of the most conservative legal commentators in the country. He wrote a whole book condemning the Mueller probe. Here is what he has to say about Hutchinson's testimony. Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony against Trump Is Devastating And this is what he says about the dismissal of ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: US Supreme Court Discussions
Replies: 380
Views: 103304

Re: US Supreme Court Discussions

A couple of big cases went down today, one good, one very bad, but the real big news is that Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first female African-American justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2950
Views: 261513

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

I found her to be extremely credible, and much of her testimony corroborated by other sources. I'm appalled at the way that she has been dismissed and degraded and I find very much of it to be extremely sexist in nature. Of course, your mileage may vary. ETA: Here is one person who apparently sees i...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Media previews
Replies: 89
Views: 3515

Re: Media previews

In the Second Age, one of Gil-galad’s strongest working relationships is with Elrond. He knows the half-elf needs to prove himself. Elrond is thousands of years old, but he has some adolescent qualities. Elrond is trying to find his place in Middle-earth. And in that, Gil-galad mentors him. “Gil-ga...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2950
Views: 261513

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Thanks Frelga. That is consistent with what I said before. Meanwhile, the committee has subpoenaed Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who featured prominently in Hutchinson's testimony. January 6 committee subpoenas Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone for testimony I will be very surprised...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2950
Views: 261513

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Both Engel and Ornato have already testified, under oath, but they were not asked specifically about the assault story.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2950
Views: 261513

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

No one has contested that Trump demanded to be brought to the Capital and that the Secret Service refused and brought him back to the White House instead. The only part that has been contested is that Trump grabbed the steering wheel and assaulted Engel.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 319
Views: 31258

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

I could be wrong, and would be happy to be corrected if I am, but I'm not sure that Cerin would describe herself as a Republican. That having been said, while I value having facts backed up by specific citations (and try to provide them wherever possible), I think your point has merit.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 319
Views: 31258

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

I'd like the sauce for the 37K figure, please? Here's an AP article that cites that number (you can also find it at NewsMax and a number of other right-wing sites). Some Democrats voting in GOP primaries to block Trump picks An Associated Press analysis of early voting records from data firm L2 fou...