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Rep. Jayapal

is saying on MSNBC that if she'd died, or if multiple members of congress had died, it would probably not make a difference to the repugs entrenched in drump's camp. Chris Cuomo made this point several times on CNN last night. He asked Don Lemon how many of them would have had to die to move repug votes. Lemon said it wouldn't matter how many died. Cuomo also said that this was the fulfillment of dump's boast that he could shoot somebody on 5th Ave., and it wouldn't matter to his followers. We'll have to see how the trial progresses, but I fear Jayapal, Cuomo, and Lemon are right. And if that's not a textbook example of a cult, I haven't seen one. "We believe in our guy so deeply that we'll overlook it if he commits murder." There's an exception, though. If Pelosi, Schiff, AOC, and Jayapal had died, they would have said they deserved it. If Hawley, Cruz, and McConnell had died--even Pence--maybe not so much.

Five hearts!

For a short-timer, I'm not just surprised; I'm touched. Thank you, fellow DUers!

dump and his minions must be making thousands of calls

to repug Senators, making promises, demands, and threats. If there ever was a time to deluge your Senators with pleas, demands, or threats--especially if your Senators are repugs--now is that time. As a group of like-minded citizens and voters, we should sit idly by and watch this without trying to intervene. We could make this thread--or someone could start another one--a place to tally your calls to Senators. I just called both my Senators, both repugs. I got aides and left messages. I asked that my Senators listen to the evidence with open minds and not hide behind the legal fiction that a president can't be tried and convicted when no longer in office. I asked them to do what's right for their state and country since this man fomented violence against congress, and lives were lost. I promise to make the same calls tomorrow and every day the trial is in progress.

More repuQs have now voted to kick Greene to the curb

than voted to impeach dump. Do I dare hope that this is a sign of better days ahead? Or is it just that eleven repuQs, as of now, can't keep their lunch down and go on record as supporting this bozo.

Georgia militias forming alliances. Some are MTG-related.

The linked article details who these people are and how they are coalescing. They liken themselves to an “IRA/ Sinn Féin type scenario.” I can't help thinking that these are semi grown-up boys playing at war, in search of a cause. I imagine secret meetings and passwords. I don't think they have a prayer against the FBI and related law enforcement, as well as the military. But that holds only if law enforcement and the military don't actually abet them, and we've already seen some of that. The other problem is that more people might die. The Atlanta Journal/Constitution gives us fair warning.

[link:https://epaper.ajc.com/popovers/dynamic_article_popover.aspx?guid=064718a0-d666-4096-985a-356890fceeba&pbid=8e0858ee-1443-484d-9e94-f8b8a1eaaaff&utm_source=app.pagesuite&utm_medium=app-interaction&utm_campaign=pagesuite-epaper-html5_share-article|

Read letter from Lincoln Project's law firm to Giuliani.

It may be signed by a lawyer, but it has Steve Schmidt's and/or Rick Wilson's fingerprints all over it.
[link:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/30/2012995/-The-Lincoln-Project-s-Letter-to-Rudy-Giuliani|

Trump mulls preemptive pardons for up to 20 allies, even as Republicans balk

Source: Politico

"President Donald Trump is considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 aides and associates before leaving office, frustrating Republicans who believe offering legal reprieves to his friends and family members could backfire."

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/03/trump-considers-more-pardons-442727



The usual process is to consult the Justice Department. dump isn't doing that. Repugs are waffling. They don't want to buck him and lose Georgia; yet their protests are mealy-mouthed, as usual.

I'm speechless

Source: Fox "news"

Hair and nails?????

Read more: https://twitter.com/revrrlewis/status/1243162967555870721

Weinstein convicted

on two counts of rape. He might get 5-25 years and can still be tried in LA. Over and under on how soon dump pardons him, calls him a good man, and maybe gives him a prize?

A fried sent this video.

The Founding Fathers singing about dump to the tune of American Pie. Enjoy!

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