Monday, November 1, 2021

'Step it up or step out': Dem lawmaker gives Merrick Garland ultimatum on prosecuting Trump officials

Mod: Biden's woes in recent polling stem from the forbidding sense many have that his administration will allow Trump and his criminals to get off. America wants these traitors brought to justice, and soon.

'Step it up or step out': Dem lawmaker gives Merrick Garland ultimatum on prosecuting Trump officials (Raw Story link): Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) on Sunday issued an ultimatum to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

While appearing on CNN, Gallego demanded that the attorney general do more to prosecute Trump officials who tried to pressure Vice President Mike Pence and election officials across the country to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

"Look, either Merrick Garland steps it up or needs to step out," he said. "The attorney general of the United States, the most important thing is to protect the Constitution of the United States. He's failing now because he wants to stick to some norms. There is no norms when there's an almost-coup of this country!"

Gallego
criticized Garland not just for failing to go after former Trump officials but also going easy on the Capitol rioters who stormed the building on January 6th.

"There are people out there that should be prosecuted and Merrick Garland needs to be leading the team that does it," he said. "Right now the sentences they're trying to hand out to people that were caught on January 6th in the Capitol are slaps on the wrist. I don't know what Merrick Garland is thinking he's able to accomplish this, but he's showing true weakness in a moment when we need actually true strength."

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46 comments:

  1. Moscow Mitch and the GOP put up very little fuss when Garland was nominated for Attorney General. They knew what they were getting.

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    1. I don’t know if you’re aware but Merrick Garland is a Republican. Just because Moscow Mitch blocked him for the Supreme Court doesn’t necessarily mean he is going to defend the Constitution.

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    2. Biden should have picked Hillary. Trump would be hanging by his balls by now.

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    3. You mean to say the American people are more interested in bringing Trump to justice than green jobs?

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    4. Gerald Ford let Nixon off the hook. Obviously Joe Biden wants to honor that tradition.

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    5. History said Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon. But Nixon was never impeached because he resigned from office. So what was the purpose of the pardon? Anyone wants to explain it?

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    6. Playing a key role in the Watergate burglary for one.

      Is this Stupid Question Monday or something?

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  2. Nearly 5 million people have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic

    Nearly a quarter billion cases of the coronavirus have been reported. Despite the rollout of vaccines, global health experts warn that the pandemic is set to continue.

    “With almost 50,000 deaths a week, the pandemic is far from over — and that’s just the reported deaths,” World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the World Health Summit in Berlin on Oct. 24.

    Vaccines have blunted the worst impact of the pandemic in many countries, though their distribution has been marked by inequities that has meant they have not stopped the virus’s spread.

    China leads the world in the number of vaccine doses administered, though some other nations have vaccinated a greater share of their population. A number of vaccines were developed and rolled out at record speed, and studies show most have impressive efficacy.

    https://www.stripes.com/covid/2021-10-31/nearly-5-million-deaths-covid-19-pandemic-3442858.html

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  3. Why republicans are sure big fat, lying hoes.
    Marjorie Taylor Greene supports letter from a 'non-violent' Capitol rioter who was filmed attacking an officer and saying he punched his head five times.

    Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene retweeted a letter on Saturday from a Capitol rioter, who wrote that he was a "non-violent" participant on Jan. 6 despite footage showing him assaulting an officer that day.

    The letter's author, Nathaniel DeGrave, wrote that he "never assaulted anyone" and that his goal at the Capitol was to film a documentary with his camera crew, per a Twitter thread posted by criminal defense lawyer Brad Geyer.

    https://news.yahoo.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-supports-letter-032244743.html

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  4. All you Canadians have to return to Canada, now. You're a danger to the USA.
    A Canadian neo-Nazi was sentenced to 9 years in prison for trying to start a civil war in the US.

    Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Mathews and US Army veteran Brian Lemley Jr. were sentenced on Thursday.

    NBC News reported that FBI agents arrested Mathews, Lemley, and William Bilbrough, members of a fringe neo-Nazi group called The Base, a few days before a January 2020 pro-gun rally in Virginia.

    The FBI at the time said they were under surveillance for months, NBC reported.

    Surveillance equipment that was installed in their apartment in Delaware recorded Mathews and Lemley discussing an attack on the Virginia State Capitol, the AP reported.

    https://news.yahoo.com/canadian-neo-nazi-sentenced-9-024255543.html

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  5. A gun church that glorifies the AR-15 and is led by the son of the 'Moonies' church founder has been making alliances with far-right figures.

    Wearing his signature crown of gleaming bullets and with a gold AR-15 often strapped to his chest, the 42-year-old Pastor Sean Moon is a bizarre religious leader.

    He is the son of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah who founded the controversial Unification Church, widely described as a cult. (Its followers are the so-called Moonies.)
    During his keynote speech, Moon warned the crowd, in a video seen by Insider, that a coalition of far-right bogeymen, including big tech companies, George Soros and Bill Gates, aimed to "utterly kill America and eradicate freedom from the face of the earth."

    "If the torch of liberty is snuffed out in America, the world will enter a kingdom of hell on earth," he said.
    The speeches primarily revolved around popular right-wing talking points; false claims about the 2020 election was rigged, anti-vaxx commentary, fervent warnings about a nefarious deep state plotting to take away American liberties.
    https://news.yahoo.com/gun-church-glorifies-ar-15-120722492.html

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  6. Biden still checking on his notes that prom him to speak.

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    1. Prom.

      Did you have a stroke of something?

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    2. He has speech writers in case you don't know.

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  7. NETZERO: Climate Activist angry that Trojan Hourse of moving from one country's emissions to another just wont work!
    Activists also angry that due to not being vaccinated they are not allowed aattendance at the summit!

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    1. No big loss. They just want to be there for the free drinks.

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    2. The US, which has less than 5% of global population, is the biggest exporter of trash to other countries for processing.

      https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/blog/2020/4/6/why-is-the-us-still-offshoring-post-consumer-plastic-waste-around-the-world

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  8. ‘Go back to L.A.’: Urban transplants threaten to price out locals in Southern California desert

    Once a hamlet for cowboys and homesteaders, the Morongo Basin is undergoing rapid change amid an influx of urbanites seeking to escape city life during the pandemic. They come to the sun-drenched desert in hopes of finding fresh air, cheap homes and Instagram-worthy backdrops.

    But what is considered affordable for residents from Los Angeles, Silicon Valley or New York is out of reach for many longtime residents, who say transplants are pricing out locals and disrupting the fragile ecosystem.
    But the influx of outside money has also contributed to rising home prices in one of the last affordable parts of California. Now, luxury cars drive alongside vehicles brandishing stickers that read, “Go back to L.A.”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/go-back-l-urban-transplants-threaten-price-locals-southern-california-rcna4153

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    1. Those 2 hour commutes on the 10 should be punishment enough.

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    2. How about gentrifying Slab City in CA?

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    3. I was out in Morongo Valley earlier this morning buying some cactus for the yard. Nice place. A lot of road construction. They're widening them.

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    4. Did you have lunch in SM to support your local restaurants?

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    5. Which restaurants are worthy of eating at in SM??

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  9. A real republican tu_d hopper in KS, 2021
    ‘Nobody can really stop me,’ KS Rep. Aaron Coleman said. And they haven’t even tried.

    You are not going to believe this, but it did not. Earlier this month, he was banned from the Kansas Department of Labor after a tirade there.

    This last Saturday, the same day he was arrested, he was tweeting all manner of sad and scary stuff, and reached out by phone and text to one current and one former female lawmaker. One said he wasn’t really making sense, and both said he made them uncomfortable.

    https://news.yahoo.com/nobody-really-stop-ks-rep-100000016.html

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    1. Mental health is a huge problem especially among the homeless population.

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  10. 8:20am the word you are searching for is gentrification; it happens.

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  11. Now they want to play games with the promised SALT repeal...
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/01/business/reconciliation-package-taxes-salt/index.html

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    1. Too much salt can harden the arteries.

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    2. Too much salt is just plain too salty!

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  12. NYPD Union claimed NYC vaccine mandate would force ‘10,000’ officers off the streets -- in reality it’s just 34

    https://www.rawstory.com/nypd-union-claimed-nyc-vaccine-mandate-would-force-10000-officers-off-the-streets-in-reality-its-just-34/

    Fire them. Not for the vaccine, but because they're idiots.

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  13. She is white as a snow flake.
    Florida ‘Teacher of the Year’ arrested for hitting pupil who criticized award

    A Florida educator was busted for child abuse two days after being named Teacher of the Year — for allegedly hitting a student who criticized her getting the award, according to police.

    High school English teacher Caroline Melanie Lee, 60, was proudly hailed for her achievement by the Duval County Public Schools last Wednesday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

    She was arrested Friday, accused of hitting a female pupil in the face and leaving her with a bloody nose, the arrest report said.

    Lee allegedly demanded the pupil come to her office after she read a comment thread on the Instagram post that challenged her new award, accusing her of using the N-word in classes.

    https://nypost.com/2021/11/01/florida-teacher-of-the-year-arrested-for-hitting-pupil-who-criticized-award/

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    1. Teachers should not hit students or anyone out of anger especially to law-abiding straight A students.

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  14. I am trying to figure out what is going on with this. I know they have to take things slowly to make sure that they have all their i's dotted and t's crossed to make sure that the charges stick. That said, the people they have prosecuted so far have gotten off lightly.

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    1. https://hbr.org/2016/11/understanding-white-collar-crime

      Our attitude toward white-collar crime is a little different. On the one hand, it fascinates us: Why do well-paid professionals commit it—on their own, with colleagues, or as part of an organization-wide collaboration? On the other hand, it bores us: Complicated financial schemes are difficult to understand, and the perpetrators and victims are often unclear. Who suffers when a company shifts numbers around on a spreadsheet? Who’s to blame when it has thousands of employees and layers of bureaucracy? And even if we can identify those responsible, how should we punish them? Two new books shed light on these and other questions.

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  15. I agree. Garland needs to prove to us that the Justice Department isn't a joke. So far, it appears meaningless. We've gone from Barr using the DOJ as his and Trump's personal law office to Garland, who seems to do nothing with the power he has to prosecute and send a message that tyranny, anarchy and sedition will not go unpunished.

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  16. Eric Trump in Tears After Dad Eats All His Candy

    PALM BEACH (The Borowitz Report)—Eric Trump burst into tears after his father ate all his Halloween candy, witnesses have confirmed.

    The younger Trump had reportedly collected a large assortment of candies while trick-or-treating in a yellow Power Rangers costume.

    The morning after he had left his plastic jack-o’-lantern pail unattended on Mar-a-Lago’s kitchen counter, Eric found, to his horror, nothing but a jumble of candy wrappers.

    “It looked like a wild animal had broken in,” one witness said.

    Donald Trump, Jr., said he had “no idea” why his brother was so upset about the incident. “Dad does this every year,” he added.

    https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/eric-trump-in-tears-after-dad-eats-all-his-candy

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    1. Maybe the kid is diabetic

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    2. Then he would be just like his dad.

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    3. Could be. It's up to him if he wants to disclose his private medical records to the public.

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    4. All presidents disclosed their health records. Except Trump. Probably because he doesn't want anyone to know his weight.

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    5. Somehow I don't think he's a girlie man that cares about his weight.

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    6. But trump had that heavy-set long-haired wild doctor who said trump was the most perfect physical specimen he'd ever seen! Why wouldnt trump want to release those records. He is about as manly as Putin with his shirt off, riding a horse!

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    7. 5:20 - How come he asked Stormy to spank him with a magazine that had his wife and kids on the cover?

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    8. Perhaps someday Stormy will answer your curious mind with her memoir.

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    9. It's already been published, and yes Spanky's night of instruction is in there.

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