Just a guy.
Hey, Maurice! How did you spend your summer again?
I told you, I was with my grandad in Siberia hunting grizzly bears!!!!
Hunting with what?
With a friggin 7-seven ft. bear gun, what d’ya think? Gorsh!!!!!
1st Amendment doesn’t protect illegal acts. You can’t pass along state secrets or admit to obstructing a legal investigation to the detriment of our national interests, and then claim you were exercising you’re right to free speech.
The squinty-eyed one in the glasses at the top is clearly Sessions, the Attorney General. The one to the right of him (frowning) is probably Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House spokeswoman, while the one to the left with the vapid smile and vacant expression is clearly Betsy Devos, the current Sec. of Education. The light blue one in the middle that looks like he’s leering smugly at you is likely Vice President Pence, while the deeper blue one with the big nose and dopey expression is definitely Paul Ryan. The pink, wide-eyed, sort of turtlish looking gimp is McConnel. Squeezed between McConnel and the Orange Man himself is Ivanka and Trump’s dimwit of a son-in-law, Jared Kushner (he always did have those sort of big, effeminate eyebrows, like Michael Cera only not as endearing)
Not sure who the little, green scowling ball of snot is. Stephen Miller? Or White House Chief of Staff John Kelly?
Seems there’s a LOT the Founders didn’t anticipate. Equal rights for all races. Women having an opinion. Guns that can fire more than a round per minute. Maybe we should stop following the lead of a group of 18th century slave owners and start taking some of our own council for once.
“healthy eating gave way to fast-food and devil drink. Shock and awe following a great, profit-driven violence, resulting in many deaths. The people are become rodents, under the gun-rule of shitty leaders.”
“Healthy eating gave way to fast-food and devil drink. Shock and awe following a great, profit-driven violence, resulting in many deaths. The people are become hoarding rodents, under the gun-rule of shitty leaders.”
For the record: women will always find you.
As far as I’m concerned, even the most innocent explanation, that Trump did not actively collude with the Russians behind the scenes during the election, but nonetheless PUBLICLY goaded them to continue hacking the DNC and then very actively obstructed every law enforcement effort to discover the extent of that interference is, in and of itself, a clear example of the sort of high crimes and misdemeanors that should be an impeachable offense under any fair observation. In normal criminal law, helping another person cover up a crime that you were not before-hand involved in is still an accessory after the fact. It’s not technically collusion. But it’s still a felony.
The Romans actually had a pretty stable system in the Roman Republic, which lasted nearly 500 years without too many major hiccups (barring a few slave uprisings and a few short-lived dictatorships). The problem was they stopped following their own rules and started following strong men who promised them the moon in exchange for more powers, regardless of legality. Sulla’s military coup to protect his consulship and take away the veto power of the Tribunes pretty much opened the door to populist freebooters like Caesar who could now follow Sulla’s precedents and march on Rome without to much concern for how taboo an act might have been in the past.That’s a big problem for democracy in any era. It’s not just a matter of following rules but also following tradition. In order for a constitution to work, everyone has to agree to and follow the rules, even those rules that aren’t exactly written down. Unwritten rules like holding a confirmation hearing whenever the President appoints a new Justice. There’s no explicit law saying they have to, but for more than two centuries that has been the case, until Mitch McConnell came along and decided to throw two centuries of tradition out the window in order to get two conservative justices. Now we find ourselves in the position where a Justice can only be appointed when a Party controls BOTH Senate and White House. The Democrats will almost surely follow this new precedent to their own advantage, perhaps even taking it further by appointing more than 9 Justices. That means more instability, more gridlock, and more people (regardless of their political leanings) becoming disenchanted with the whole unwieldy democratic process.
It’s a large part of what makes the Trump presidency so dangerous: he doesn’t respect the norms that have guided the modern presidency for more than a century now. Even if he fails in establishing his own dictatorship, he has already laid the path for future strong-men through his actions.