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Open mike 07/01/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 7th, 2021 - 13 comments
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13 comments on “Open mike 07/01/2021 ”

  1. Stephen D 1

    Isn’t what’s happening in Washington DC an attempted coup?

    • Andre 1.1

      Nah. Just coup-coup cosplay.

    • Treetop 1.2

      Not sure what to call the unfolding situation.

      President out of control.

      See how Pence is managing the situation (officials responsible for counting of votes) compared to Trump and Pence has to manage Trump as well.

      Is Trump using the emotional effects of Covid – 19 to incite violence?

      In the coming weeks there is going to be a lot more sadness in the US due to Covid – 19. The situation is grim in the UK and hopefully the lockdown and vaccinations will help to reverse the impact.

    • Sabine 1.3

      nah that is just a bunch of white working class men getting rid of some of that economic anxiety.

  2. Treetop 2

    Can Trump fire Pence?

    • Andre 2.1

      No.

      Pence was independently elected in a separate election to the one that elected Jabba the Drumpf.

      I know that statement looks like complete fiction, but in electoral and constitutional law, that's what happened in the Electoral College votes.

  3. Treetop 3

    That would be reassuring for Pence. He might even need to take the reins for the next 2 weeks due to Trump's unconstitutional behaviour.

    Hurry up January 20th I just want it over with.

    As for the wager you set Trump will not show at the inauguration. He will be too burnt out by then with heart palpitations.

    • Andre 3.1

      It's now close enough to Jan 20th that just the overboiled cauliflower and half the cabinet could keep Tyrannosaurus Arse out until Biden's inauguration.

      If Pence and a majority of Cabinet send a letter to Congress that CovidCamacho is unfit, that starts a four-day period when Pence becomes Acting President. Then, if within that four days, they send another letter saying the Barbecued Bloviator is still unfit, that starts a twenty-one day period for Congress to consider the matter, where 2/3 of both the House and Senate would have to vote to permanently remove him.

      So prior to Christmas, using the 25th would be very dangerous, since Don of the Deadbrains would get handed back the levers of power at a time he would be in a craptacularly vengeful mood. But now, Congress could just run out the clock with Pence as Acting Prez until Biden is inaugurated.

      Or course, finding a majority of Cabinet to go along with that might be difficult. That's Pompeo (State), Munchkin (Treasury), Miller, (Acting Defense, so maybe ineligible), Rosen (Acting Attorney General, so maybe ineligible), Bernhardt (Interior), Sonny Perdue (Agriculture), The Grinch Ross (Commerce), Scalia (Labor), Azar (Health and Human Services), Carson (Housing and Urban Development), Mrs McTurtle Chao (Transportation), Brouillette (Energy), DeVos (Education), Wilkie (Veteran's Affairs), and Wolf (Acting Homeland Security, so maybe ineligible)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Section_4:_Declaration_by_vice_president_and_principal_officers

  4. Grafton Gully 4

    “What is happening is wrong,'' Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a statement. “Democracy – the right of people to exercise a vote, have their voice heard and then have that decision upheld peacefully- should never be undone by a mob.''

    It won't be undone and the mob is a mob of people with motives that are probably not much different from the "people who have their voice heard" by voting.

    Stable employment with a living wage, and supporting one another in an affordable house in a community rooted in the living earth, so their children may be raised wisely and in peace and the elderly honoured and protected,

    Nice divide and rule talk rhetoric from whoever feeds you the lines, Ardern.

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/300199705/live-us-congress-closes-in-on-affirming-joe-biden-win-after-capitol-riot

  5. sumsuch 5

    Look up my replies to Lprent. He says this isn't necessarily a 'Left' site. The chap with computer skills and politicisation by the suppressive economic environment of Muldoon. He's honest at least.

    The storming of the American Congress shows us the end of the trend of letting the Rich diddle their cocks as they like.

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