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  1. Meanwhile, in bat soup crazy-land... https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/09/22/asia/china-ren-zhiqiang-xi-jinping-intl-hnk/index.html?__twitter_impression=true Beijing(CNN Business)A Chinese billionaire who criticized President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been jailed for 18 years on corruption charges, a court said Tuesday. Ren Zhiqiang, a retired real-estate tycoon with close ties to senior Chinese officials, disappeared in March after he allegedly penned a scathing essay that month criticizing Xi's response to the coronavirus epidemic. He was later charged
  2. There’s no hiding. I actually believe in it. Agreed. 100% with you for years. I’m well aware. That’s why I didn’t do it. I do believe in it. History is awesome. More people should read it so that they don’t think OMG BLOW UP EVERYTHING!!! Yep! The POSP has certainly not covered itself in glory. But if they don’t win the Senate, it won’t have a damn thing to do because Trump is President. It’ll be because the Dems treat someone who is entirely unlike Trump as if they were Trump, because it doesn’t matter to them. Not even Trump matters, ju
  3. Oh I bloviate because it amuses me, to be sure. I make no claim to think of the rest of anyone as that stupid, recognizing my own propensity for it and seeing it in others. You're right, there is a reason Trump confirmed more court nominations than his predecessor. You’re missing that point though (it wasn’t blue slips).
  4. Well, it’s not the POSP that is talking about killing the filibuster, again, and using it to pack the Supreme Court, again, to add a bunch of senators so they never have to live...checks notes...with a President exercising their constitutional powers, whom they are threatening to impeach, again, for doing just that. We agree that the dems are going to act like dumbasses, but that’s happening a lot sooner than an election they tell themselves is in the bag. The country didn’t give the Presidency back to the Democrats after Carter until the Cold War was over. I’d wager it won’t give the Sen
  5. https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/article/article-i The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present. That means it’s completely up to them whether or not to do it. The President can’t make them do it, the Supreme Court can’t make them do it, and though they can’t hold a trial without articles from the Hous
  6. Umm, you realize they already killed the filibuster for most of the things you would try to filibuster, so comparing the time periods as if they’re remotely the same is laughable. All the nominations and appointments where they could have used it they had to sit there impotent cuz thanks Harry, lulz. That chart is like wondering why the use of quaaludes declines. Because they stopped making them.
  7. Yes it can. The Senate doesn’t have to do a damn thing if it doesn’t want to. It certainly doesn’t have to take up articles of impeachment if it thinks they are complete bs. Whoever is saying this is extremely constitutionally ignorant, or a lunatic wishcasting a fantasy. Here’s a secret, the senate doesn’t even have to hold hearings, they could hold a vote five minutes after the President sends them a name if they want.
  8. They used it not ten days ago. They used it to sink Tim Scott’s police reform bill in June. If the house could stop legislation so easily they wouldn’t need to do that, but they did. They did it because it would be politically advantageous to deny Republicans those bills and because it would be politically treacherous for the house to ignore them. That’s the way the game is played, but you didn’t see a tantrum blowing the whole thing up.
  9. Why would they need to impeach him if that’s the case? Biden would just replace him anyway. And the senate could just vote to confirm in the lame duck. Impeaching the AG isn’t stopping anything.
  10. Not heroes, but they stand in stark contrast to the opposition.
  11. Impeaching Barr does nothing but look terrible. The threat of court packing doesn’t hold sway because they already shot the hostage, this was an issue in the Dem primary.
  12. Because it’s obviously different as they didn’t race to the bottom. They allowed the minority to share power. It wasn’t an abuse for Democrats to say these bills don’t work for us, and the Republicans said alright we’ll try again next time. They didn’t get punitive because things didn’t go exactly as they wanted. Which is a marked difference from racing to the bottom. Ignoring that reality is the justification being done by partisans.
  13. Nor did the guy completely come out of nowhere. The Vuelta is the red headed step child of the grand tours, but it’s still 3 weeks of pro racing. It’s damn hard and every big name in the sport wants to win it. He was 20 last year when it was held, and he won three mountain stages in the last 10 days of the race, ultimately finishing in 3rd behind the winner Roglic. I’m a pretty jaded cycling fan when it comes to doping, but nobody can say this kid transformed from a donkey to a thoroughbred overnight. He’s damn good and Jumbo Visma will be ruing not taking him more seriously in the first two
  14. Ah stage 17. I’ll agree that the wow factor in the moment for the time trial was similar. But I think that mostly came from the shocking nature of the upset. Pogacar was so young, such an unknown quantity, and Roglic so damn good at the discipline that his destruction was astonishing. Had the roles been reversed, had Roglic been down and clawed back two minutes nobody would have batted an eye. It would have still been a great all time ride, akin to Cadel Evans stomping Andy Schleck to win the tour on ground that favored him. But it wouldn’t be earth shattering like it was. Stage 17...ther
  15. The frogs are fed up with getting their asses kicked and if the UCI won’t act their prosecutors will. https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/french-police-open-doping-investigation-after-arkea-samsic-hotel-search-at-tour-de-france/ French police have opened a preliminary investigation with a suspicion of doping in a “small part” of the Arkéa-Samsic team at this year’s Tour de France, according to the French AFP news agency. The Marseille prosecutor's office confirmed the formal opening of the investigation to AFP on Monday, as riders and team travelled home from the three-week race,
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