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BTRTN: Uncorked... Rebublicans Count on a Coup Rather than the Constitution

Born To Run the Numbers on the implications of Bob Corker's comments -- that Congressional Republicans are knowingly allowing a man they view to be dangerously impulsive and foolishly provocative to keep his finger on the launch codes.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/uncorked-republicans-count-on-coup.html

Excerpt: "The overall implication of Bob Corker’s shocking candor is actually hard to miss: the leaders of the Republican Party are counting on generals to execute a de facto emergency military coup rather than following their conscience to the legal steps that are already built into the Constitution: an orderly process of impeachment, or Section 4 of the 25th Amendment...
We have commented repeatedly at the cowardice of Republican leadership. The cowardice to strip away healthcare coverage from millions of people to score political points. The cowardice to stand on the sidelines as their leader defends the violence of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and anti-Semites. The cowardice to pretend that global warming is not real. The cowardice to not explode in outrage when their leader arbitrarily bars transgender persons from serving in the military. The cowardice to enable their leader to spew endless lies. The cowardice to stigmatize and castigate people because of their faith. The cowardice to be intimidated into inaction by the gun lobby. The cowardice to stand behind a leader who is a brazen misogynist and a serial sexual assailant...And now, the cowardice to hope that a military coup will save them from needing to face the inconvenient reality that they, too, have already concluded that Donald Trump is unfit to be President of the United States."

BTRTN: Uncorked... Rebublicans Count on a Coup Rather than the Constitution

Born To Run the Numbers on the implications of Bob Corker's comments -- that Congressional Republicans are knowingly allowing a man they view to be dangerously impulsive and foolishly provocative to keep his finger on the launch codes.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/uncorked-republicans-count-on-coup.html

Excerpt: "The overall implication of Bob Corker’s shocking candor is actually hard to miss: the leaders of the Republican Party are counting on generals to execute a de facto emergency military coup rather than following their conscience to the legal steps that are already built into the Constitution: an orderly process of impeachment, or Section 4 of the 25th Amendment...
We have commented repeatedly at the cowardice of Republican leadership. The cowardice to strip away healthcare coverage from millions of people to score political points. The cowardice to stand on the sidelines as their leader defends the violence of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and anti-Semites. The cowardice to pretend that global warming is not real. The cowardice to not explode in outrage when their leader arbitrarily bars transgender persons from serving in the military. The cowardice to enable their leader to spew endless lies. The cowardice to stigmatize and castigate people because of their faith. The cowardice to be intimidated into inaction by the gun lobby. The cowardice to stand behind a leader who is a brazen misogynist and a serial sexual assailant...And now, the cowardice to hope that a military coup will save them from needing to face the inconvenient reality that they, too, have already concluded that Donald Trump is unfit to be President of the United States."

BTRTN: What Happened in Vegas Will Stay in Vegas

Born to Run the Numbers on why nothing -- absolutely nothing -- will change following the latest American mass gun violence.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/what-happened-in-vegas-will-stay-in.html

Excerpt: "It seems that if the carnage did not literally take place in our own backyard, we are able to compartmentalize, elude, hide, move on, do nothing, and ultimately, forget. Over time, Newtown becomes simply a word that is synonymous with horror, taking its place in a long lineage dating back to Columbine and Virginia Tech, and antecedent to the Pulse nightclub in Orlando...

We must accept that there is a particular chemistry in the United States that breeds mass violence. It is a unique combination of inattention to mental disorders, radical access to weapons of mass carnage, and the influence of big money in politics that prevents any attempt to study, to analyze, and to act. It is not just the killers who are psychotic. An unending epidemic of mass murder requires consenting adults. It is fueled by a society of enablers, co-conspirators, and a nation of bystanders who slow down just long enough to get a good, close look at the horrible collision in the other lane before they speed away.

If we think it is a problem for Las Vegas, Nevada, then yes… what happened in Vegas is going to stay in Vegas."
Posted by reggieandlee | Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:38 AM (1 replies)

BTRTN: What Happened in Vegas Will Stay in Vegas

Born to Run the Numbers on why nothing -- absolutely nothing -- will change following the latest American mass gun violence.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/10/what-happened-in-vegas-will-stay-in.html

Excerpt: "It seems that if the carnage did not literally take place in our own backyard, we are able to compartmentalize, elude, hide, move on, do nothing, and ultimately, forget. Over time, Newtown becomes simply a word that is synonymous with horror, taking its place in a long lineage dating back to Columbine and Virginia Tech, and antecedent to the Pulse nightclub in Orlando...

We must accept that there is a particular chemistry in the United States that breeds mass violence. It is a unique combination of inattention to mental disorders, radical access to weapons of mass carnage, and the influence of big money in politics that prevents any attempt to study, to analyze, and to act. It is not just the killers who are psychotic. An unending epidemic of mass murder requires consenting adults. It is fueled by a society of enablers, co-conspirators, and a nation of bystanders who slow down just long enough to get a good, close look at the horrible collision in the other lane before they speed away.

If we think it is a problem for Las Vegas, Nevada, then yes… what happened in Vegas is going to stay in Vegas."
Posted by reggieandlee | Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:37 AM (2 replies)
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