Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


NoRoadUntravelled's Journal
NoRoadUntravelled's Journal
February 11, 2021

If Trump is acquitted, will the US ever regain its standing in the world?

He damaged our allied relationships so badly during the last 4 years and did his best to take down our government. How much confidence will the world have that this wouldn't happen again if he's acquitted now?
What will the ramifications be? An acquittal will certainly have consequences, wouldn't it? What might they be?

February 4, 2021

AZ Senate eyes hiring a Trump guy to do its election audit.

Opinion: One of the 'independent' auditors being considered by the Senate for its election audit is a guy who supplied error-laden information to Trump's lawyers. Sure, no bias there.
Laurie Roberts Arizona Republic

The Republican-controlled Arizona Senate is actually preparing to arrest the Republican-controlled Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. All 16 Republican senators have signed on to a resolution declaring the county officials in “contempt” and directing the Senate president to throw the book at them.

This, because the county won’t hand over ballots and election machinery for yet another audit to tell us yet again that Donald Trump lost Arizona.

This, as the county is conducting its own audit of the machinery – one that state Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward and the conspiracy crowd already have dismissed as a sham.


I'm really looking forward to moving out of here in a couple of months.
January 15, 2021

Top CEOs want Trump to be impeached after the deadly Capitol riot, according to a new survey by Yale

President Donald Trump should be impeached after inciting last week's deadly Capitol insurrection, the country's top chief executives say.

In a survey of roughly 40 CEOs of major US companies, 96% said Trump should be impeached and removed from office, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the founder of Yale's Chief Executive Leadership Institute, told Insider.

"We're at a point where an attack on our system requires our system to respond," one of the CEOs, said anonymously in the institute's survey. "Impeachment is an imperative."


Note: It's no surprise that the fossil fuel industry is silent on this matter.
January 15, 2021

Billionaires backed Republicans who sought to reverse US election results


An anti-tax group funded primarily by billionaires has emerged as one of the biggest backers of the Republican lawmakers who sought to overturn the US election results, according to an analysis by the Guardian.

The Club for Growth’s biggest beneficiaries include Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, the two Republican senators who led the effort to invalidate Joe Biden’s electoral victory, and the newly elected far-right gun-rights activist Lauren Boebert, a QAnon conspiracy theorist. Boebert was criticized last week for tweeting about the House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location during the attack on the Capitol, even after lawmakers were told not to do so by police.


January 15, 2021

Nearly 1.6 million Illinois Facebook users can expect to get about $350 each in a landmark privacy



The check is not yet in the mail, but nearly 1.6 million Illinois Facebook users can expect to get about $350 each in a landmark privacy lawsuit.

The totals were disclosed in a California federal court Thursday during the final approval hearing for a $650 million class-action settlement over alleged violations of Illinois’ biometric privacy law.


Failed attempt at editing to place blue background behind quote
January 14, 2021

"Senior Trump Official: We Were Wrong, He's a 'Fascist'"

Either your cognitive difficulties have been a life long issue or you're pretending you didn't support his fascist policies and rhetoric. Stop insulting us. Just stop.


January 14, 2021

I've posted about my Trump loving sister before. It's been quite some time since we've

had any conversations other than just a few brief words to check on each other during the pandemic. She stopped by the house and I donned a mask to meet her outside. We had our social distancing brief conversation.

Today she said she's thinking about leaving the country and then ranted about how she's not afraid of socialism but she knows we're going to become a Communist country with all the lawlessness.
I asked her if she was referring to the siege on the Capitol Building and the Republicans trying to overturn a free and fair election.

She went ballistic and shouted, "Trump supporters are good people! They would never do such a thing. It was Antifa and BLM. They're taking over our country with their lawlessness and turning us Communist."

By now I've had enough discussions with various Trump supporters since before the 2016 election and plenty of conversations with her to know that nothing I say, no logic I use, no evidence I provide will change her mind.
I turned around and walked away. As I walked into the house I could hear her shouting at the top of her lungs, "That's the problem with this country. No one will listen."

Damn, I'm tired.

January 13, 2021

The way things stand right now I would wager there's a very good chance that a lot more

Republicans will decide to vote in favor of Impeachment.
I say this because the corporations are weighing in now and members' campaign wallets are already whimpering.
Those who are on corporate leashes due to large donations are being brought up short and told to sit or lose the means to run for office.

A coup would cost Corporate America far more than the election funds they contribute to elected officials who are willing to do their bidding. They're being reigned in by the purse strings.
This is reason to push again for campaign finance reform.

Warning: Don't be fooled by the new demeanor. It's nothing more than a rebranding. Their moral code remains the same and with few exceptions their motives should be closely scrutinized in that regard.
BTW: Those who continued to insist the election was stolen even after the insurgency incited by their leader should be expelled. Every single one of them.

January 11, 2021

Trump inciting insurrection over fantasy ballots in 2020 is too much like

Bush going to war with Iraq over nonexistent weapons of mass destruction in 2003.
Too many lies believed by too many, too many lives lost and too high a price to pay for an exercise in futility.

January 11, 2021

Looking for the Insurrection Funding Source? Try this.

Trump's "Save America" leadership PAC was started days after Joe Biden was projected to with the Presidency. The PAC raised over $207Million since its inception.

The distribution of funds from this PAC should be thoroughly investigated to determine whether there is a connection between it and the insurgency incited by Trump and supported by the GOP.


Profile Information

Member since: Sat Mar 21, 2020, 12:01 PM
Number of posts: 2,626

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»NoRoadUntravelled's Journal