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Here's how to stop Trump's election fraud lawyers dead in their tracks: Rule 11

Raw Story
December 13, 2020
By Tom Boggioni

In an opinion piece for Politico, an exasperated Kimberly Wehl — a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law — said it is time for judges who are being forced to rule on accusations of voter fraud by Donald Trump’s lawyers to lay down the law and penalize them for wasting the court’s time.

Following the ultimate smackdown on Friday by the Supreme Court, which refused to even consider a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Wehl said now is the time for judges to put a halt to the Republican election fraud charade.
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“In federal court (where 11 of the cases have been brought) it’s called Rule 11. And courts have used it many times to discourage the very kinds of legally insufficient and bad faith claims that have been advanced by Rudy Giuliani and his so-called elite strike force of attorneys,” she wrote before pointing out that the president’s lawsuits have been dismissed with astonishing speed which is an indication of how specious they are.
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“Rule 11 sanctions are normally triggered when the offended party files a motion. The alleged wrongdoer gets 21 days to fix the problem, else the court gets involved. Courts can also prompt sanctions on their own—or ‘sua sponte.’ If it’s a party that brings up sanctions, courts can order monetary fines to be paid to the court under Rule 11 (not to the other party, for fear of creating incentives to seek sanctions as a moneymaking enterprise),” she explained before adding, “Moreover, courts can sanction parties and lawyers in ways that do not involve money. At the federal level, nonmonetary sanctions have included public reprimands, orders to undergo legal education, referrals to the bar for disciplinary proceedings, warnings, suspension or even disbarment, forced admission of the facts alleged by the other side, and bans on a party or attorney (e.g., Powell or Giuliani) from bringing similar suits without advance permission from the court.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/heres-how-to-stop-trumps-election-fraud-lawyers-in-their-tracks/

I'm almost ready to put on Ignore those who post links with no context

especially Tweets.

And links to videos with no context.

Please, folks.

The past 39 days feel like a compressed version of all of 2020

Since the election, after which we enjoyed a single day of celebration, I've felt worse and worse, haven't you?

The year 2020 has been described as a dumpster fire of a year. But November and December, so far, feel like a whole year of shit firestorms.

The non-stop skulduggery of the Orange Traitor and his cult has replaced elation with anxiety and fear. It seems like nothing is too evil and illegal and violent for them.

Plotting to kidnap, torture and execute the governor of Michigan? Imagine if this had happened five years ago. It would be in the headlines for weeks. Instead it's been swallowed up amid all the other outrages encouraged by the Traitor and enthusiastically carried out by his lawyers and followers.

Armed terrorists surrounding the homes of elected officials.
Insane lawsuits seeking to disenfranchise millions of voters and overturn the election.
Plans to destroy the Constitution and apparently our entire system of government.
Calls to destroy even the Republican Party from which they slithered. (If this was their only goal, I'd say be my guest).

And the Covid-19 situation getting worse and worse, with zero leadership from the Orange Traitor.

Is America going to make it to Inauguration Day safe and sound?
Dear Goddess, I hope so.






Mysterious monolith pops up in Savonlinna, eastern Finland

Yle

10.12.2020 20:25 | updated 10.12.2020 20:25

As home to an opera festival, the southeastern Finnish town of Savonlinna is no stranger to melodrama.

Still, locals seemed taken aback when a mysterious metal monolith suddenly appeared on a rocky hillside above Lake Saimaa on Thursday.

Similar gleaming columns have appeared and disappeared since November 13 in the US states of Utah, California and Texas as well as in France, Romania and on England’s Isle of Wight.

The latest monolith was first noticed on Thursday morning at a former campsite near a sports field in Savonlinna’s Kyrönniemi neighbourhood.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/mysterious_monolith_pops_up_in_savonlinna_eastern_finland/11691927

GOP candidate who pushed QAnon conspiracy theory gets arrested for child pornography

Raw Story
December 11, 2020
By Sky Palma
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/gop-candidate-who-pushed-qanon-conspiracy-theory-gets-arrested-for-child/

Ben Gibson, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in November, was arrested in Louisiana this Wednesday and booked on four counts of child pornography, WGNO reports.

Gibson, who was an active Airman at Barksdale Air Force Base, was a challenger in a four-way race for the U.S. House Dist. 4 Congressional seat and lost to Rep. Mike Johnson, who won re-election. Jared Kutz, 30, of Bossier City was also arrested as a result of the investigation and charged with two counts of pornography.

As Media Matters pointed out in January, Gibson has endorsed the “QAnon” conspiracy theory, using its hashtag multiple times on his Facebook campaign page and other social media accounts. The QAnon cult believes that there’s an underground network of Satanic pedophiles who are being covertly pursued by President Trump.


Columnist explains why Trump needs to be treated like a child

Raw Story
December 9, 2020
By Alex Henderson, AlterNet
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/columnist-explains-why-trump-needs-to-be-treated-like-a-child/

Countless pundits have compared President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the 2020 presidential elections to the temper tantrums of a spoiled child. Washington Post opinion columnist Kate Cohen, however, believes that comparing Trump’s post-election behavior to a child’s temper tantrums “underestimates the damage he has done and could still do.” But Cohen goes on to say that if a Trump/spoiled brat analogy is going to be used, it is important that Trump’s childish behavior not be rewarded.

“Thinking of this problem in terms of parenting might be useful as we struggle to solve it,” Cohen writes. “The first thing, of course, is not to give in. As a parent, you simply cannot reward your child when he whines for an extra cookie, a later bedtime, another Georgia ballot recount.”

According to Cohen, indulging Trump’s temper tantrums “would teach him that sort of behavior works.” And she is glad to see that some people aren’t indulging him.

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“As every good parent eventually learns, it’s not enough to ignore the misbehavior — and it’s not enough to refuse to reward it,” Cohen explains. “You have to punish it. Or it will never stop. In our house, that meant putting whichever child was trying to overturn a free and fair election into a room by himself. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) has called for disbarment of Rudolph W. Giuliani and 22 other members of Trump’s legal enablers team. But what to do with the 74-year-old child himself? Clearly, someone’s got to take away his phone. The only question is, which parent has to play the heavy while the other pretends to be deeply absorbed in washing the dishes?”

(my boldface)

ICE Is Trying To Force BuzzFeed News To Divulge Its Sources

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-subpoena-buzzfeed-immigration-sources

Hamed Aleaziz
BuzzFeed News Reporter
December 4, 2020, at 8:29 p.m. ET

Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators issued a subpoena this week demanding BuzzFeed News identify its sources — an extraordinary attempt by the government to interfere with a news outlet acting under the protections of the First Amendment, and a move that the agency’s former chief lambasted as “embarrassing.”

The effort to pressure BuzzFeed News into revealing sources comes after relentless efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to undermine the free press. The outgoing president has for years lied about news outlets that publish true but critical stories about him and his administration, calling them “fake news,” which has opened reporters up to threats and violence.

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The subpoena appears to be an escalation of the Trump administration’s efforts to track down the identities of people who provide information to news outlets. It comes just months after the Washington Post reported that DHS investigators had created “intelligence reports” about media members who had reported on leaked documents.

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The subpoena, issued on Dec. 1 by an agent with the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility, concerns emails sent to ICE attorneys on a fast-track deportation program and plans to fine certain undocumented immigrants. It demands that BuzzFeed News “provide all documentation including, but not limited to: (1) date of receipt, (2) method of receipt, (3) source of document, and (4) contact information for the source of the document.”

45 days until TREXIT!

Can we hang on to our sanity until that blessed day?

46 days until TREXIT

Trump Exit 11:59AM January 20, 2021

47 more days until TREXIT

I put together and printed out a little Trexit (trump exit) calendar to count the number of days until this reign of horror is finally over. I stick pins in it every day. It's quite therapeutic.

If you have paper December and January calendar pages, make your own by numbering the days backward from Inauguration / Trexit Day, Jan. 20, and tacking the pages on a corkboard. Maybe add a picture of the Orange Treasonweasel, if you can stomach looking at it.

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