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12:03 AM
@GnomeSlice Shit shit shit
 
@TimStone Yuuuuuup.
So even if Trump loses this is one last way for him to completely fuck over the country for years and decades to come.
 
12:18 AM
fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
 
Such a bad, broken country
 
Fuuuuuuuck
Wanna bet they suddenly decide that it's okay to appoint a new justice in an election year?
 
Of course they will
 
Will he do it before or after the election?
 
12:40 AM
tomorrow
 
Yeah, I'd expect as soon as possible
 
Oh fuck. I just heard. Oh God no.
I can barely breath.
 
Even if Trump waits and loses he can still do it after the election.
I suspect he will wait for two reasons 1. Dangling an open seat will drive Republican turnout since Rs typically care more about the supreme court. 2. It looks better.
 
I don't think they can convincingly claim that the election will impact filling the seat. It's not like they're going to let the next president do it. And I haven't seen any evidence recently that the GOP cares at all about even the appearance of propriety.
They'll probably throw out some platitude about how leaving the seat unfilled makes it harder for the court to do its job in "these difficult times" and my guess is that they'll imply that since Trump is an incumbent candidate, they can just operate under the assumption that he'll win so it's not really the same as with Garland.
No, McConnell just said it outright: twitter.com/AndrewDesiderio/status/1307119229750173696
 
12:59 AM
Rat bastard
 
Calling a president a "lame duck" 8 months before the election is such a fucking joke.
 
@GnomeSlice Winter is going to continue for a long time if Trump gets to appoint a new justice. We better brace ourselves.
 
I am oscillating between grief and rage.
 
@murgatroid99 "Recently"? You mean the last two decades?
 
@EddieKal I haven't seen any evidence ever that the GOP cares about propriety. I also haven't seen any recently
 
1:34 AM
It's telling that no one, even for a second, thought the GOP wouldn't weasel their way out of their stance from four years ago
 
1:57 AM
Well, yeah, they don't have principles beyond "we should be in charge", and principles are what inform consistent policy stances
 
2:21 AM
The big concern I'm seeing is the majority that Trump is going to have when he sues to contest the election results
 
trump v biden would have been at least a 5-4 anyway same as bush v gore
 
 
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6:04 AM
fuck
 
6:27 AM
It's just frustrating, like. If you're a lifetime appointee older than 70 and there's a chance to get a good replacement, and a chance that said good replacement will go away via you lose the presidency, why would you not (looking at you too, stephen breyer).
 
 
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7:47 AM
fuck
 
 
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9:29 AM
It is not going to happen, but I guess that the fact that Trump tweeted that he would be interested might earn him some points (at least, among some voters).
I remember rather harsh comments by Rogan on Biden - I am not really sure how they would get along if they met personally. According to Wikipedia, Biden was interested to be on Joe Rogan's podcast, but he was never invited.
 
 
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11:49 AM
@SaintWacko Holy shit. He's going to be president forever.
 
 
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12:51 PM
I just saw the news this morning. Fuck
 
 
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5:04 PM
Critics condemn Trump’s rewrite of America’s legacy of racism in DC speech theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/17/…
> Donald Trump on Thursday launched an extraordinary attack on American education at a history conference in Washington, downplaying America’s historic legacy of slavery and claiming children have been subjected to “decades of leftwing indoctrination”.
> The president specifically attacked the New York Times’ 1619 Project, a Pulitzer prize-winning endeavor that was published last year to cast a spotlight on the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship arriving in America.
> The 1619 Project “warped” the American story, Trump said. The president said the project claimed the US was “founded on the principle of oppression, not freedom”. Trump said children should know “they are citizens of the most exceptional nation in the history of the world”.
But again, GOP and it's supporters aren't racist.
> He also used the appearance to announce plans to establish a commission to promote patriotic education, dubbed the 1776 Commission, that would be tasked with encouraging educators to teach students “about the miracle of American history”.
> Critics were swift to condemn Trump’s new “patriotic education” plan and his attacks on the 1619 Project, something he said the teaching of which was akin to “child abuse”, with journalists quickly asserting his claims as blatantly false.
> The president, who called curriculum on race “toxic propaganda, an ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds”, continued his administration’s efforts to restrict the telling of American history in schools to erase a legacy of racism, genocide and imperialism. The president recently threatened to cut funding to California schools that teach the 1619 Project. Trump has already cracked down on anti-racism training sessions in federal agencies.
It re didn't mean to copy paste almost the entire article, but everything he says is absurd and racist holy shit
> He also argued that America’s founding “set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolished slavery, secured civil rights, defeated communism and fascism and built the most fair, equal and prosperous nation in human history”
Just holy shit
I can't believe we're going to have at least 4 more years of this before Kushner takes over
 
He really loves touting about how good someone or something is for stopping a bad thing, while conveniently leaving out that they started the bad thing in the first place
 
5:23 PM
by kidnapping you I have set forth an unstoppable chain of events that leads to you being free
 
6:10 PM
@Unionhawk Our hero!
 
 
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8:45 PM
ok so Murkowski said on Friday morning she was a no (and her only hope for reelection at this point is a write-in campaign for independents and Democrats with her abysmal Republican approval rating); Collins said no unless Trump wins
no commitment from Romney yet
4 need to vote no currently
 
There's some joke about shooting the current treasury secretary in here but I don't want to get extradited to the united states so I'm not going to make it
 
if Kelly wins he's sworn in on November 30 so if they don't do it within 76 days likely only Romney would have to vote no along with the other two
Also the Lincoln Project has been suspiciously quiet I wonder why 🤔🤔
 
It might be because it's a group of republicans hedging their bets on the presidency which only lasts 4 years but more research is required
Or because they haven't found a good post to steal that originally said like "me -> the abolition of the invalid institution known as the supreme court" that they edited to say "me -> joe biden nominating a sensible moderate like mitt romney"
 
9:18 PM
> If u lost ur pet pidgin /it’s dead in front yard my Iowa farm JUST DISCOVERED here r identifiers Right leg Blue 2020/3089/AU2020/SHE ///LEFT LEG GREEN BAND NO PRINTED INFO. Sorry for bad news
 
9:48 PM
chuck,,, thank's
 
 
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11:36 PM
@Stormblessed Is this....what?!?!
 

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