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3/29/19 5:01 P

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I like it! It looks so fresh!

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3/27/19 12:28 A

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New pic is from Longwood Gardens, several years ago. I just needed something that said springtime!

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3/27/19 12:14 A

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Theoretically, Pence does not need a "following" if, as they say, he's in the Koch brothers' back pocket. They will engineer to make it so, if and when the time comes.

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3/27/19 12:11 A

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Also true.

(Nice new pic.)

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3/26/19 8:34 P

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We also need to deal with education, before Betsy DeVos totally plows that dept underground!

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3/26/19 8:29 P

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The way the 2016 election played out left me, as well as many people, absolutely stunned. It is incredible how much that core group of Trump supporters, at the time (and I understand now it is much less and not as powerful) could shape destiny so much because of their hatred of the status quo.

I think Pelosi is indeed correct to now turn their primary attention to issues that have much greater impact on the common person's personal life, namely the economy and healthcare. That truly is enough to keep them occupied, while they are still demanding the full Mueller transcript.

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3/26/19 8:23 P

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My current thinking is that Trump has his following - but Pence doesn't. So if Trump ends up in jail for his NY crimes, the Republicans will need to come up with another candidate - and no one candidate seems to have much of a following. So with Trump gone, they wouldn't have a chance of getting someone in the White House. (And that was the only way they got him in, because he's a showman and has conned his followers.)

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3/26/19 8:15 P

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Discuss this in the past, I believe. Impeachme discuss this in the past, I believe. Impeachment would allow Pence to ascend, and many have voiced that that eventuality could actually be worse, as hard to believe as that sounds. Right now, the safest course, seemingly, is to ride it out till the 2020 election.

But how galling is Mitch McConnell's stance today blocking the Dems request for the complete Mueller report, and not just accept the "Cliff Notes" version, especially when he just stated that all should be "open and transparent"?

Edited by: NUMD97 at: 3/26/2019 (20:16)
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3/26/19 7:47 P

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DEFINITELY need to get rid of he who shall not be named, in 2020 if not sooner. I'm at the point where I don't care how, as long as he's gone!

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3/26/19 5:44 A

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You're welcome.

Trump has forced me to review so much in terms of the law: What is and what is not allowed.

My eyes are on Speaker Pelosi and her next moves. I think she's spot on, and is very measured in her responses. Totally agree with her that impeachment is not the way to go.

Here's to hoping we get rid of the monster come 2020.

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3/23/19 2:57 P

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Thanks for the clarification.

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Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe.--Latin Proverb
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3/19/19 6:31 P

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Only the president is empowered to declare martial law, not the Congress:

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law_
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3/19/19 12:27 P

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I thought the law was that the standing President had to have approval from at least the Senate to declare war, the same goes for martial law? I thought Republicans just disapproved the funding for the wall that Trump was requesting.

Edited by: SUNNYCALIGIRL at: 3/19/2019 (12:36)
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3/18/19 11:15 P

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This is my biggest nightmare. It will hinge on whether the Republicans override his veto or not. Trump is betting that they won't.

We need to watch that scenario very closely.

Edited by: NUMD97 at: 3/19/2019 (00:31)
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3/18/19 9:57 P

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Scary!!! I can't imagine him declaring martial law, but then again, with his threats of violence from "his" police, biker gangs, etc, who knows???

One can only hope that our Congress will keep him in line and prevent anything this insane!

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3/18/19 10:48 A

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Interesting op / ed piece in, of all places, Fox News (even they see the possibility). This was my biggest fear 45 years ago with Nixon. Yet Nixon was smart enough to see the handwriting on the wall, and threw in the towel and resigned rather than face the likelihood of a criminal trial, and jail, once he left office. Trump, as the piece points out, makes all his threats in plain sight. A worthwhile read:

www.foxnews.com/opinion/republicans-
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y-of-reckoning-on-trump-is-coming


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