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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2175 on: November 08, 2018, 06:12:24 pm »
Compromise: they're only making some of the fricking frogs gay, and only some children deserve to be locked up in desert prison camps

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2177 on: November 08, 2018, 10:08:22 pm »
There seems to be a solid legal argument for this:

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If you don’t believe us, then take it from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whom President Trump once called his “favorite” sitting justice. Last year, the Supreme Court examined the question of whether the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board had been lawfully appointed to his job without Senate confirmation. The Supreme Court held the appointment invalid on a statutory ground.

Justice Thomas agreed with the judgment, but wrote separately to emphasize that even if the statute had allowed the appointment, the Constitution’s Appointments Clause would not have. The officer in question was a principal officer, he concluded. And the public interest protected by the Appointments Clause was a critical one: The Constitution’s drafters, Justice Thomas argued, “recognized the serious risk for abuse and corruption posed by permitting one person to fill every office in the government.” Which is why, he pointed out, the framers provided for advice and consent of the Senate.

What goes for a mere lawyer at the N.L.R.B. goes in spades for the attorney general of the United States, the head of the Justice Department and one of the most important people in the federal government. It is one thing to appoint an acting underling, like an acting solicitor general, a post one of us held. But those officials are always supervised by higher-ups; in the case of the solicitor general, by the attorney general and deputy attorney general, both confirmed by the Senate.

Mr. Whitaker has not been named to some junior post one or two levels below the Justice Department’s top job. He has now been vested with the law enforcement authority of the entire United States government, including the power to supervise Senate-confirmed officials like the deputy attorney general, the solicitor general and all United States attorneys.

We cannot tolerate such an evasion of the Constitution’s very explicit, textually precise design. Senate confirmation exists for a simple, and good, reason. Constitutionally, Matthew Whitaker is a nobody. His job as Mr. Sessions’s chief of staff did not require Senate confirmation. (Yes, he was confirmed as a federal prosecutor in Iowa, in 2004, but President Trump can’t cut and paste that old, lapsed confirmation to today.) For the president to install Mr. Whitaker as our chief law enforcement officer is to betray the entire structure of our charter document.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2178 on: November 08, 2018, 10:41:47 pm »
There seems to be a solid legal argument for this:

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If you don’t believe us, then take it from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whom President Trump once called his “favorite” sitting justice. Last year, the Supreme Court examined the question of whether the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board had been lawfully appointed to his job without Senate confirmation. The Supreme Court held the appointment invalid on a statutory ground.

Justice Thomas agreed with the judgment, but wrote separately to emphasize that even if the statute had allowed the appointment, the Constitution’s Appointments Clause would not have. The officer in question was a principal officer, he concluded. And the public interest protected by the Appointments Clause was a critical one: The Constitution’s drafters, Justice Thomas argued, “recognized the serious risk for abuse and corruption posed by permitting one person to fill every office in the government.” Which is why, he pointed out, the framers provided for advice and consent of the Senate.

What goes for a mere lawyer at the N.L.R.B. goes in spades for the attorney general of the United States, the head of the Justice Department and one of the most important people in the federal government. It is one thing to appoint an acting underling, like an acting solicitor general, a post one of us held. But those officials are always supervised by higher-ups; in the case of the solicitor general, by the attorney general and deputy attorney general, both confirmed by the Senate.

Mr. Whitaker has not been named to some junior post one or two levels below the Justice Department’s top job. He has now been vested with the law enforcement authority of the entire United States government, including the power to supervise Senate-confirmed officials like the deputy attorney general, the solicitor general and all United States attorneys.

We cannot tolerate such an evasion of the Constitution’s very explicit, textually precise design. Senate confirmation exists for a simple, and good, reason. Constitutionally, Matthew Whitaker is a nobody. His job as Mr. Sessions’s chief of staff did not require Senate confirmation. (Yes, he was confirmed as a federal prosecutor in Iowa, in 2004, but President Trump can’t cut and paste that old, lapsed confirmation to today.) For the president to install Mr. Whitaker as our chief law enforcement officer is to betray the entire structure of our charter document.

Well, yeah.  This is a mobster-move.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/matthew-whitaker-mueller’s-new-boss-said-there-was-‘no-collusion’-with-russia/ar-BBPuE7C?ocid=spartanntp
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2179 on: November 09, 2018, 12:47:33 pm »
There is gonna be some amazingly weird case law that law students will by studying in a few years because of all this, if SCOTUS rules against the NLRB but ruling for Whitaker.


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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2180 on: November 11, 2018, 05:41:19 pm »
Trump Whines About Veterans Getting Shelter As He Gets Wet In France

As per the article:

'Speaking in France to recognize the fallen heroes of World War I at the Suresnes cemetery a day after he skipped – because of the rain- a commemorative event attended by other world leaders, Trump complained that the veterans, who sat underneath a tent to stay dry, looked comfortable while we are “drenched.”'

And, the article goes further to say:

'Trump’s 2018 budget proposal called for cuts in benefits to veterans with 60 percent disability ratings who lived alone, but this has been abandoned, which Snopes noted meant, “(D)isabled veterans could have seen their annual disability benefits fall from around $35,000 to around $13,000 under Donald Trump’s budget proposal to cut “individual unemployability” for disabled veterans who were old enough to receive Social Security payments.”'

Here's the link: https://www.politicususa.com/2018/11/11/trump-whines-about-veterans-getting-shelter-as-he-gets-wet-in-france.html

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2181 on: November 12, 2018, 03:21:13 am »
Maybe he could have gone if he didn't just throw his umbrella on the ground before getting on Air Force 1 the other week.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2182 on: November 12, 2018, 07:09:35 am »
Hey, so now we've got an actual comic book villain, Wilson Fisk, as our acting Attorney General!

How cool is that?

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2183 on: November 12, 2018, 09:24:13 am »
Hey now, Wilson Fisk was a man of culture with good intentions.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2184 on: November 12, 2018, 01:14:36 pm »
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2185 on: November 12, 2018, 05:52:02 pm »
Ever know a guy that lays awake at night trying to think of ways to hurt folks for being brown?

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2186 on: November 12, 2018, 08:54:45 pm »
White House confirms Trump will not visit Arlington cemetery on Veterans Day as rain is expected

Here's the link: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/white-house-confirms-trump-will-not-visit-arlington-cemetery-veterans-day-rain-expected/


I think I know why.

https://youtu.be/aopdD9Cu-So

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2188 on: Yesterday at 05:13:36 pm »
So, there might be something going on.

FOX News' Twitter account has been silent the last two days.  This silence has coincided with tamping down on the MAGA crazy and a visit from Murdoch to McConnell.  Giuliani has been quiet for the same period of time.  Wikileaks, Drudge and National Enquirer have also gone quiet, not tweeting in several days or, in the case of Drudge, completely scrubbing their account.

This is all happening the same time period that Trump is having his weird "can't be bothered to do Veterans Day" thing.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #2189 on: Yesterday at 05:16:19 pm »