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I think I know how Trump will cause chaos if he loses

He's already suggested that he, rather than the governors, will be the one to "open up the states."

I believe it is very possible that Trump will issue an EO after he loses that opens the whole country and outlaws mandatory mask orders. He can't actually do such a thing - we do still have a 10th Amendment - but who the hell is going to stop him?

Does 18 USC 2383 apply to Trump?

18 U.S. Code § 2383. Rebellion or insurrection

Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Received my ballot today and hand-delivered it to the elections office

So I go out to the mailbox today to find...

The paper copy of the water bill I already paid online
A postcard from a realtor who claims he sold a house in my subdivision...
Something from the lawyer who's probating my parents' estate
And my Official Idaho Ballot. Oh goody.

Whip that sucker open. Vote for the Biden-Harris ticket. Vote for the handful of Democrats that are on the ballot. Ignore all the races that only have a Republican, or a Republican-Libertarian contest. Vote "no" on the proposal to up our license plate fees by $50 per year to pay to expand the roads...we need the roads here expanded, but they gave a list of the roads they want to expand and none of the ones that need it are on there. So, no. And voted for Joe Dunlap to become a new trustee of the local community college...Mr. Dunlap was president of the college for many years and is a good guy, so he gets my vote.

And after it was voted, I put it in the envelope, drove it to the elections office and dropped it the ballot box. There is no need to let Trump try to steal my ballot by fucking with the postal service.

I started laying the kitchen tile today

The whole house is porcelain tile...most of it is wood look, the bathrooms will be marble look, and the kitchen looks like an old barn floor. Two bedrooms and the hall are already down.

Helpful hint: if you’re laying tile, invest in a floor leveling system. The one I have is these little hard plastic flaps you shove a plastic wedge into. It makes getting the edges even extremely easy.

I have a strange and possibly inappropriate hypothetical

We know Trump has the Coronavirus.

There's a good chance Pence also has it. It would be a bit strange if he didn't have it, since it seems like the entire Trump Administration either has it or is fixin' to get it.

Let's say the worst possible thing happens and it kills both Trump and Pence. Does the GOP get to select new candidates, or does the FEC tell the Republicans, "sorry guys, you missed the deadlines for making changes to your candidates"?

What could be entertaining...

Wait until enough Republican senators come up positive to put the Democratic Senate caucus into the majority, then bring all Trump’s remaining judicial nominees to a vote.

“No...no...are you high? Hell no...not on our watch...nope...fuck this shit...nada...nyet...nein...”

They will keep Trump inflated at least until Amy Barrett is seated on the Supreme Court

His death will cause all his unconfirmed nominations to be nullified, and Pence might want a different christofascist on the Court.

Interesting Trump quote about guns

According to https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/right-wing-facebook-pages-are-spreading-a-fake-kamala-harris-quote-that-actually-came-from-trump/?utm_source=push_notifications, the hard right is spreading a meme with Senator Harris' photo along with this quote: “Take the guns first, go through due process second — I like taking the guns early.”

Turns out the quote is from Trump, and it's really bad for his supporters:

“Take the firearms first and then go to court,” Trump said in the wake of the shooting. “Because that’s another system, because a lot of times, by the time you go to court, it takes so long to go to court, to get the due process procedures. I like taking the guns early. Like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida, he had a lot of firearms — they saw everything — to go to court would have taken a long time, so you could do exactly what you’re saying, but take the guns first, go through due process second.”

So...when Putin finally tells Trump, "it's time to take the guns away from the American people," Trump will do it.

It is critical to impeach Trump the day after he loses

The Constitution says a president’s pardon power is unlimited except in cases of impeachment..

Trump’s plan if he loses will be to either attempt a self-pardon (which is arguably illegal, in that you can’t be your own judge) or to resign so Pence can pardon him. If he’s under impeachment for tax evasion, money laundering, fomenting insurrection, 250,000 cases of negligent homicide, campaign finance violations, and whatever else we can hit him with, he can’t be pardoned for those things.

Did Trump call Joe Biden "Jim"?

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