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I love Judge Chutkan: "He’s a criminal defendant. He is going to have restrictions like every single other defendant." (from the hearing that's going on right now. https://twitter.com/AWeissmann_/status/1690018450217857025 )

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Restrictions such as sitting on his fat orange ass in jail while he waits for trial? Wouldn't it be nice if he were treated like every other criminal in the states (not so united) and await his trial with three hots and a cot.

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And an ass kicking every day for just being ugly, and ORANGE!

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Sounds good.

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While blue and purple state houses vote to take his diapered ass out of the running.

Tee he he

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Wouldn't you just love to see Donny the crybaby getting his pale coffee in a tin cup and a baloney sandwich while in a holding cell?

That is the one I am waiting for.

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So very much! But why, for me? Because I know he is a coward. Sure, he is a narcissistic sociopath that wouldn't last 2 minutes in a holding cell after receiving " a baloney sandwich and pale coffee" in the cell with 30 other actual street arrested individuals.

Someone wrote this in a reply but I actually remember it as if it were yesterday in my youth, in Cook County jail. When I was underage but in adult holding. Your family life has to be some kind of bad to work your way through that rather than admit you were a minor.

So many people think this phoney is the tough guy to stand up for...them? Please, he is a coward .

Perhaps people who have never stood alone and were tested can realize what an imposter he is, but HE is just that.

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I am thinking Trump should be talking with Martha Steward to hear how she weathered prison. Of course, she does not have a secret service detail that is bound to protect her. I am waiting for someone to contest his right to have this service if he earns prison.

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Yes, and get him off the public pension WE are paying to him. I think Martha made friends with everyone in her three months in the can. She helped with the cooking, brightening up their cells and enjoying each day. Dump is incapable of relating to ANYONE, let alone prisoners. I just love it!

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In one fell swoop Judge Chutkan would change dark of night to the bright of day with that one decision!

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fucking A i wanna marry her!

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I love her but I wouldn’t marry her even if I was gay. I need someone who takes shit and she doesn’t 😂.

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Marry whom? Judge Chutkan, Martha Stewart or Linda Weide???

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I’m sort of hoping that members of the jury will get to hear Trump in 2017 swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States before deciding whether he’s guilty of conspiracy in the January 6th fuckageddon. Frankly, the GOP’s benefactors, Koch Industries, should add to their toilet paper line of Angel Soft and Quilted Northern with a new brand, called “Constitution” tissue, endorsed by an entire roomful of US Senators who couldn’t bring themselves to convict Trump for wiping his ass with it.

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"January 6th fuckageddon" !!!

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LOL 😂! You ate sooooo right!

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I LIKE IT!♥️👍🏻

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When I was a college student at a Big Ten school, there used to be toilet paper rolls before a game with the biggest rival team's coaches face on each sheet of toilet paper. I think you can get what I am suggesting.

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Sounds like either Ohio State or Michigan. (OSU Alum here)

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You got that right. Our team was your team's rival. I only knew soccer before attending a football game. I never got the rules down even though my students were later adopted by a Chicago Bears team member and I was invited to those games.

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The greatest rivalry in sports. There's also great mutual respect. Its a Big 10 thing.

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I’m so ready for the shit to hit the fan

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The Federalist Society lawyers are pushing back ONLY BECAUSE the light is being shone on their evilness and corruption. They are losing their power as the light shines brightly. As they scamper back under the rocks from which the fuckers arose, drop that rock hard so they cannot escape.

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I agree with you! The FS knows he won’t win. They want to back someone they think might beat Biden, but I do not think one exists at the moment.

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Perhaps Donny X-prez thinks he’s even more powerful than the Federalist Society. Let’s see if he dares turn his hate filled puppets on them through FOX or CNN or any of the social sites.

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That makes the most sense to me , also. But I’ll take it.

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Not with the likes of Leonard Leo and his $1.6B plus more where that came from.

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A ray of sunshine...the FUKKING FEDERALIST SOCIETY??? WOW! Yeah, I know we have a long way to go, but you have just made my day. ❤️

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I just don’t know about the enforcement of these amendments. “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump”, a compilation of essays from 37 psychiatrists, all of whom sized up Trump to be batshit crazy in one form or another, didn’t seem to motivate ANYONE to enforce the 25TH amendment while he was president. Even now, if Trump STILL maintains the ridiculous notion that he won the election, on those grounds alone, he shouldn’t be qualified to run because he clearly isn’t in touch with REALITY! When it comes to the Federalist society...I’ll believe it when I see it, - because most always, their agendas are nefarious and highly destructive to our Democracy. Fuck ‘em. I don’t trust ‘em.

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The 25th amendment requires the VP and a majority of the cabinet to vote against him. That wasn’t about to happen. First, most of his cabinet was ‘acting’, and they weren’t qualified to vote, so there weren’t enough cabinet members to do it.

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Indeed. They don't have the stones to even call him out much less DO something about him.

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Good point.

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Not even a little bit.

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I know you meant to say "parking garage" lawyers-- ugh... the rest of this is spot on accurate. Now ALL we need to do is get these states, and I would strongly we add California to the mix, to keep his lying ass off the ballot and it would (I have not done the Electoral College math) go far to making sure that under no farce nor mind blank should Trump ever again "win" the presidency-- even as he loses the popular vote again.

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The electoral college? Are you saying we can have an election where he is not on the ballot in all 50 states but somehow the electoral college votes will call it?

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I’m not exactly sure how that would work if Trump was not on the ballot in certain states, but I know one thing— the state could not assign their electoral votes to him if he wasn’t even on the ballot. That’s how I assume it to be.

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PA; Don’t Trump my ballot.

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You then, Jeff, would have been delighted had you heard Keith Olberman’s podcast this morning. Keith was beside himself with this same news. He just couldn’t believe that two such learned and accomplished men would spend an entire year studying each word in order to interpret the original meaning of this amendment; but they did.

The only question I have of those astute and learned Federalist Society founders and rabid supporters, 1. What took you so effing long and 2. Did The Defendant piss in your Scotch enough for you to finally figure out that your expensive drink tasted like piss instead of Scotch?

I mean, let’s get real here. He was your and everyone else’s useful idiot who fulfilled all your wet dreams you could ever hope to have, so now you want him gone before he can embarrass you further, right? You were hoping that DeSantis would perhaps stroll into The Defendant’s golf shoes maybe, but instead he soiled his diaper trying to out-do your chump. Right this second, from my common, non-elitist viewpoint it looks like you’ve overplayed your hand a bit. I’m not going to mention that self-loathing troll Clarence Thomas today. That would be piling on. He is making all your other ‘picks’ look like pikers. The Federalist Society is a total misnomer and I sincerely hope that all you all have succeeded in doing to this country turns around and bites you all in the ass!

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I imagine the serious repubs (not the magatard civilians) are ready to dispense with clown-boy and work on the next crop of potential power holders. They are probably looking 2 to 3 terms into the future.

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As with each new day, article after article, lots by those Republicans and conservatives, are bemoaning the end of the party. And their details of it are convincing. There is no real Republican party left.

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The party is in shambles; the gross DeSantis-esque people haven't gone anywhere.

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There was a great article (no, it was on Political Wire and it's Taegan Goddard's article with others including George Conway's comments and it is smart as hell.) around the last couple of days, might actually have been the Lincoln Project so more comment, that they were gobbling themselves up from within. They don't seem to have much more than internal fighting factions these days. I'm good with that. I think they've damaged that party beyond repair. What's there to save? What of the old guard would any longer tolerate being associated seriously with the likes of the current day ones, no matter that it's their decades of manipulation, messaging, propaganda and maneuvering that has brought us to this time and place. Death throes are supposed to be a final agony. Who knew it was going to be an agony for everybody. And I pray what we are watching is death throes.

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Uncle Jeff, you had me at FFFP. I’m down for a Federalist Society split any day. So, it sounds like LDFF could be barred from federal or state job but still be elected as dog catcher in Anytown, USA. But -- and that’s a big butt -- he could be a direct appointment, employee or contractor, or even hold a voluntary school board advisory position. Butt (again) that doesn’t sound like his style seeing that he has no sense of style, however, he does always find a way to turn a volunteer / charity opportunity as extremely griftable. Thanks as always, Uncle Jeff, for bringing hope to the hopeless on a punctual daily basis. I don’t know how you do it, and that’s why I subscribe at the risk of becoming dependent on your fucking fantastic take on reality, reliability.

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Too bad about that 2/3 of Congress requirement

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Unfortunate but like Jeff says, this could be done at the state level which would keep the tangerine turd off the ballot in swing states.

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I read it as Congress could overturn the ban on tfg by a 2/3 vote, which they’d never get, even with Manchin’s latest attention grab.

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Ya, it would take a 2/3rds vote to LET him off the hook.

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That’s how I understood it.

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2/3 of Congress must vote to ‘allow’ him to serve. It’s better than you think, I’ve read the amendment.

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Does that make it any more possible?

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He doesn’t need to be convicted and Congress doesn’t need to do anything. States need to sue to keep him off their ballots, if enough states do it, he’s gone. I’m sure there are enough blue states with AGs who prevent him from their ballots, citizens need to tell them about it.

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🙏🏻💙

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On another similar subject - it's overtime to chuck Aline 'No Nothing but Trump' Cannon off the bench. To put her, a compromised individual on this case is a guarantee of a MAGA bias- and death to Jack by a thousand cuts re: innuendo.

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"the Federalist Society should totally fucking love Donald Trump."

One thing I've learned in life... just bc you've done a favor(s) for someone or some place does not mean they will help you.

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I agree wholeheartedly! I have been saying this since 1/6 happened. I have a small book of THE CONSTITUTION.

The quote above indicates, as Jeff notes, that action and involvement is all that is needed. No references to legal actions, like " has been found guilty", or "has been jailed for" . So let's all press for the use of the Ammendment NOW, and apply it to any member of Congress and trump. Let's write to our Congressional reps and leaders!

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They probably don’t want another 4 years of D’s because people will get used to being treated like human beings and won’t want to go back. Their only hope is a viable R. We won’t know who that is for a few months.

PS. WTF is wrong with M Garland?

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