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Hometown: Denver Colo.
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Current location: Louisville Ky
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I'm sorry but I think Joes wrong on this....

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden has privately told advisers that he doesn't want his presidency to be consumed by investigations of his predecessor, according to five people familiar with the discussions, despite pressure from some Democrats who want inquiries into President Donald Trump, his policies and members of his administration.

Biden has raised concerns that investigations would further divide a country he is trying to unite and risk making every day of his presidency about Trump, said the sources, who spoke on background to offer details of private conversations.

They said he has specifically told advisers that he is wary of federal tax investigations of Trump or of challenging any orders Trump may issue granting immunity to members of his staff before he leaves office. One adviser said Biden has made it clear that he "just wants to move on."

[link:https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/president-elect-biden-wary-trump-focused-investigations-sources-say-n1247959|

Short article, worth reading.

Anyway..... I think this is wrong. But then, I never agree 100% with ...well.... lol, just about anyone. Pay particular attention to the sentence "Biden has raised concerns that investigations would further divide a country he is trying to unite ..." Well, in my opinion trying to "unite" us is a lost cause. The republican leadership has shown absolutely NO inclination for unity. On the contrary they seem to respect nothing but raw power. Their "base" is lost to us period. WE as a Nation face a grave threat in the rwnj's. Do you really think Joe can talk the Proud Boys and their ilk into unity? How about even just the rank and file republican voters? THEY just elected Qanon supporters for christs sake! Indeed, we'll have 2 minimum of these people making our laws! Can YOU unite with people like that? Can YOU unite with Proud Boys? Can YOU unite with Boogaloo supporters? The time for rose colored glasses is gone. We're fighting for the very idea of Democracy now. We're fighting for the Constitution now. Do we have the courage? The ones who want to do away with democracy and the Constitution sure do.

At what point does it become Sedition?

This is the question I've been asking myself for a long time now so figured I'd ask if this thought had been entertained by anyone else. This is a two part question/discussion and I would really like to hear from others their thoughts on this.

Yes, I understand the first amendment. At what point does "free speech" become sedition though?
Sedition: conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

18 U.S. Code  2384.Seditious conspiracy : If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

We as a nation have almost always had certain limits on free speech, no yelling fire in a theater etc. and it can be argued that organizations (fox, oan, newsmax) and people (Alex Jones, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson) are acting in much the same spirit. Not just now but for years. Those examples are iffy constitutionally but the case can be made in my opinion.

Now , part 2 of my thoughts.

How do these militias like the Proud Boys etc. NOT fall under the Seditious Conspiracy statute? They have taken up arms against lawful elected governments. Those "protesters" in Michigan who wanted to kidnap and kill the Governor? How about that Ammon Bundy crap from a few years ago? To ME at least those were textbook examples of seditious conspiracy. Why were they not charged and convicted as such?

Ok... that was my "discussion" part of this post now a thought from me. Hmmmm how to say this? I don't post much so bear with me if I my thoughts are a bit vague. Our bodies kind of have free speech in a form, as it lets in just about anything. But when a cancer or infection starts our white blood cells rush to contain and try to kill the thing that is trying to kill the body. Can we not do the same for the things/acts that are killing our political body? Hate radio is poisoning the minds of countless Americans. Can we do nothing to combat this? Fox pundits and others are attacking the very core of our Republic, are we just supposed to call off our allegorical white blood cells and let the poison/cancer run freely?

I don't do social media but for any of you that do, please

I don't do social media period. Many years since I've had a Twitter account and many MORE since I've been on facebook but for any of you that do and know any active duty military family/friends or just want to get this out there....

[link:https://girightshotline.org/|

The GI Rights Network is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that answers thousands of calls from military personnel and their families.

If they think they have received an illegal order these people can help. Hell, they may want to call BEFORE that tbh. While JAG lawyers are top notch some feel more relaxed talking to civilians about certain topics.

As I've mentioned in a couple of other threads now , I truly believe any illegal orders from the new trump sycophants being installed in the DoD will be ignored by the vast majority of upper level command, the sickness that is trumpism runs deep and you cannot be too prepared.

Greta Thunberg Trolled Donald Trump's Post-Election Meltdown With His Own Words

Greta Thunberg is using Donald Trump's own words against him.

Nearly a year after the president attacked her after she was named Time's Person of the Year (tweeting, "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!", Thunberg saw an opportunity for a clapback and took it.

[link:https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/donald-trump/greta-thunberg-drags-donald-trump-using-his-tweet|


Love this young woman! Fearless and smart, a deadly combination.

After these last 4 years

After these last 4 years I will never be able to look at my fellow Americans the same. Even now when I ride the bus or see people at the store I think 4 of the next 10 people I see are either racist or just plain crazy. Probably both but at least one of the two. I'm extremely sorry to say that my Sister falls into the racist category and I have very strong suspicions that my Brother is a Qanon believer as well as racist. I also STRONGLY suspect he's a member of a militia there in Arizona. We don't communicate much but from our last conversation ,in person anyway as our e-mails are few and far between, the things he alluded to while not quite saying really gave me pause. They both are well aware of my political leaning and so we keep well away from those topics the few times we meet or converse.

Anyway..... I don't know why I am writing this except maybe to express my almost total disillusionment with both my blood family and my national family, for want to a better way to put it. The only thing that keeps me going sometimes is this site and the polls tbh.

There is something deeply wrong with our country if so many of us can be so hateful and so gullible.

Yep, another racist Karen, THROWING her dog at man smh

"In a truly bizarre video that was first posted on Instagram, a white woman goes on a racist rant toward a Black man before throwing a puppy at him."

[link:https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-karen-throws-dog-black-man-racist-rant-video-glomula-20201012-k5jtuk5rbnbvjiuklymslditkq-story.html|

Yeah, the Daily News but still. Sorry I don't know how to embed videos. That should be animal abuse and battery imo.

Warning this is a disturbing video.

7 to 3

Make that 8 to 3. That's the count on Moscow mitchs to Amy McGraths ads I've seen here in Louisville in the last few hours. EIGHT to THREE. I've read that Ms. McGrath has stopped fund raising because she has "enough" money. If that is the case..... I can only hope she's spending it in other parts of the state because she's getting slaughtered ad-wise here. This race is getable but damn, I'd sure like to know what's going on inside her campaign as far as strategy is concerned.

Sorry if I sound frustrated but DAMN!

10,800 assault weapon seized in Louisville

Source: WHAS Louisville Ky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville seized more than 10,000 assault weapons that were being smuggled into the country.

On May 22, officers inspected a shipment heading for Melbourne, Florida manifested as containing 100 steel pin samples. Instead, they found 10,800 assault weapons appraised at $129,600.

Thomas Mahn, CBP's Louisville port director, said the weapons were knowingly mislabeled in hopes of avoiding any inspection.

Read more: https://www.whas11.com/article/news/crime/louisville-border-patrol-seize-assault-weapons/417-4d117d10-7fe6-4de0-887b-71c25f6926a4



Heading to Florida. Gearing up for the election or its aftermath?

Ok. This is only my second or third time starting a thread though I have been here a long time. I followed the guidelines from DU in posting it. I copy/pasted the exact headline as it appeared. I will also admit that I did not watch the attached news video as I rarely if ever watch "moving media" as I prefer text articles. As pointed out in some comments the written headline is misleading as it is parts that was confiscated. WHAS is one of the oldest, and around here anyway, most trusted of the local news media so I was confident in reporting it here in DU. I'm sorry for any confusion. Everything from "Ok" on is an edit after reading the comments posted so far and being a real noob at posting new things here I am leery of changing anything in front of that "Ok".

Some Tennessee lawmakers stop amendment to hide statue of former KKK leader

Source: Fox17 Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Some members of the Tennessee General Assembly moved to table an amendment to the state budget which would have blocked a statue of former KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forest from the view of drivers on I-65.

Sponsored by Rep. Jason Powell (D-Nashville), Amendment 8 to HB2922 would have appropriated funds to the Tennessee Department of Transportation to plant donated trees and natural landscaping to block the statue of Nathan Bedford Forest.

Forrest was the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and Confederate general during the Civil War. The statue has been defaced with paint in the past and a subject of debate in recent years. Speaking on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Powell said blocking the statue from view would send "a clear message to people in the state of Tennessee" and called it an "important step."

Read more: https://fox17.com/news/local/some-tennessee-lawmakers-stop-amendment-to-block-statue-of-former-kkk-leader



Just saw this on MSN, its a local Fox affiliate but I still feel kind of soiled going there. This made me smh.

What kind of people want to get people killed?

Just read something that has shaken me pretty bad.

"Just across the street, hundreds of their mostly white neighbors were there for decidedly different reasons. They leaned in front of local businesses The Daily Bagel and Rick's Smoke Shop wearing military fatigues and bulletproof vests, with blue bands tied around their arms. Most everyone seemed to be carrying something: flags, baseball bats, hammers and axes. But mostly, they carried guns.

They said they came with shotguns, rifles and pistols to protect their downtown businesses from outsiders. They had heard that antifa, paid by billionaire philanthropist George Soros, were being bused in from neighboring cities, hellbent on razing their idyllic town."

[link:https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/klamath-falls-oregon-victory-declared-over-antifa-which-never-showed-n1226681|

That article chilled me to the bone. It's worth a read if you haven't yet. Chilled me for multiple reasons. First, that anyone could believe the tripe that brought these people out. Secondly, that this tripe was passed on and abetted by Police departments AND by a COLONEL of the National Guard. The main bozo in that town pushing this I can almost understand. He just wanted to sell more guns and ammo. Imagine that...... putting peoples lives in danger so he could make a few extra bucks.

Fox and AM rightwing hate radio AND facebook bear the blame for this kind of shit. What has happened to our country when people will knowingly and willfully stir up the low information yahoos among us to the point of this kind of crap? People will DIE because some of the scummier of us want to make a few bucks?!? Its hard for me to believe that Fox, facebook etc don't know this stuff to be false and tbh I suspect their "ideological purity" too. Hannity, Rush and their ilk has to KNOW what they are doing is wrong but make too much doing it to care. I..... I could go on and on but will cease my rant.
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