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Whatever ::)  IMO, this is much ado about nothing. The law professor said nothing negative about Barron Trump. She just made a bad pun.

The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit came in the ongoing legal battle Trump has waged to shield his private business records from disclosure — including in two cases that have already reached the Supreme Court.

The New York-based appeals court upheld Congress’s broad investigative authority and ordered Deutsche Bank and Capital One to comply with the House subpoenas for the president’s financial information. The court gave the president seven days to seek review by the Supreme Court in the case, which predates the public impeachment proceedings in the House.

In a 106-page ruling, the court said the House committees’ “interests in pursuing their constitutional legislative function is a far more significant public interest than whatever public interest inheres in avoiding the risk of a Chief Executive’s distraction arising from disclosure of documents reflecting his private financial transactions."

“The Committees have already been delayed in the receipt of the subpoenaed material since April 11 when the subpoenas were issued. They need the remaining time to analyze the material, hold hearings, and draft bills for possible enactment,” according to the ruling written by Judge Jon O. Newman, who was joined by Judge Peter W. Hall.

Started while Michael Vick dog fighting case was pending. That was around 2007.

Politics / Re: Question for Vets
« on: November 28, 2019, 09:22:31 PM »
y94185, how do you feel about President Trump referring to senior Pentagon officials as the deep state?

Politics / Re: Question for Vets
« on: November 28, 2019, 07:27:34 PM »
President Donald Trump touted his move to intervene in the cases of three service members accused of war crimes at a campaign rally on Tuesday, framing the objections he faced from senior Pentagon officials as coming from the "deep state."

"Just this week I stuck up for three great warriors against the deep state. You know what I'm talking about," Trump said. "And so many people said, 'Sir, I don't think you should do that.' "

General Discussion Forum / Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
« on: November 28, 2019, 11:22:42 AM »

Politics / Trump distances himself from Giuliani's Ukraine efforts
« on: November 27, 2019, 11:29:05 AM »

President Trump tried to distance himself from his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani's efforts related to Ukraine on Tuesday in an interview with radio host Bill O'Reilly. In the interview for, O'Reilly asked the president what Giuliani was "doing in Ukraine on your behalf."

"Well, you have to ask that to Rudy, but Rudy, I don't, I don't even know," said Mr. Trump. "I know he was going to go to Ukraine, and I think he canceled a trip," the president continued. "But, you know, Rudy has other clients, other than me. I'm one person."

Mr. Trump then denied that he had ever directed Giuliani to go to Ukraine on his behalf. However, in May the New York Times reported that Giuliani had planned to go to Ukraine that month, to urge the government there to open several investigations that could aid the president.

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin introduces plan to pardon misdemeanor marijuana convictions

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin wants to pardon people convicted of a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in the city’s municipal court.

He’s calling the initiative “Pardons for Progress.” He says he hopes the pardon can help those who cannot find employment because of a single marijuana possession charge. A related drug paraphernalia charge connected to the marijuana possession charge will also be considered in the pardon.

The initiative could impact up to 6,000 people, Woodfin said.

“It is my firm belief that many men and women who have been convicted deserve a second chance in order to secure a job that may be blocked to due a one-time possession conviction,” Woodfin said. “In the spirit of reconciliation, the Pardons for Progress initiative will establish a process for individuals convicted of one marijuana possession charge to receive a pardon if the individual meets certain requirements.”

The pardons are only available for those convicted through the Birmingham Municipal Court.

Woodfin says Code of Alabama Section 12-14-15 gives him power to grant such pardons. That section of the law says “The mayor may remit fines and such costs as are payable to the municipality and commute sentences imposed by a municipal court or the court to which an appeal was taken for violations of municipal ordinances and may grant pardons, after conviction, for violation of such ordinances, and he shall report his action to the council or other governing body at the first regular meeting thereof in the succeeding month with his reasons therefor in writing.”

Politics / Re: Your President, Donald John Trump, Does More Racist Stuff
« on: November 27, 2019, 06:28:24 AM »
I'm glad to see the Trump administration addressing this issue.

Attorney General William Barr will announce a nationwide plan on Friday to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr will announce the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, during a visit with tribal leaders and law enforcement officials on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Native American women experience some of the nation's highest rates of murder, sexual violence and domestic abuse.


Some in Congress are also attempting to address the issue with bipartisan legislation. A bipartisan group of senators is sponsoring Savanna’s Act, which would increase coordination between federal and tribal agencies, improving tribal access to law enforcement databases and mandating that the attorney general and interior secretary consult with tribes on further developing these databases.

The bill would also require the Justice Department to create standardized guidelines for responding to cases of missing and murdered Native American women, and would mandate that statistics on missing and murdered Native American women are sent to Congress in a report each year.

The bill was approved in the Indian Affairs Committee this week and now goes to the Senate floor for a full vote.

Still waiting on y04185 to answer these questions:

Was it racist for Trump to jump on the birther band wagon.

Was it racist for Trump to say that Congresswoman Maxine Waters had a low I.Q.?

Was it racist for Trump to call Black NFL players sons of bitches.

Was it racist for Trump to tell Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan to go back to their countries.

Was it racist for Bill O'Reilly to say the slaves who built the Whitehouse were well fed and had decent lodgings?

Maybe you should stand up to your handler. Whatever, the hell that means.  ::)

Politics / Re: Michael Bloomberg Joins 2020 Democratic Field for President
« on: November 25, 2019, 03:41:38 PM »
:lol:@what jag just stated.

There are MILLIONS of voters who are similarly unimpressed with the Dem field as is Cap. But at the end of day, ONE will be the nominee, and we’re compelled to vote for that nominee. This dude Trump is too odious and dangerous to do otherwise.

And, btw, spare this grandfather with all the STUPID talk about staying home or voting for one of these fringe 3rd party candidates.

Any presidential election vote NOT cast for the Dem nominee is a vote FOR this dude Trump. Spin it anyway you desire, but that’s the bottom line.

End of discussion!!

True that. However, to beat Trump, we need a candidate that can attract the independents or we need a massive turnout by Democratic voters.

Politics / Re: Biden’s senior Latina adviser quits in frustration
« on: November 25, 2019, 01:43:11 PM »
:no:........guys, please don’t throw “tomatoes” at a brutha, but your humble poster is feeling LESS confident about Joe being the party nominee with each passing day. For a TON of reasons, dude is simply NOT the presidential standard bearer the Dems need going into 2020.

I just wonder if President Obama actually tried to talk dude out of running.  :(

Not throwing tomatoes but I ain't feeling Bernie Sanders, and I don't think Buttigieg, Warren, Harris, Booker would beat Trump. However, I would support Warren if she got the nomination.

Politics / Re: NOVEMBER 22, 1963
« on: November 24, 2019, 07:37:17 PM »
Neymar, why would you be amazed that some of the posters here are over sixty years old.  :shrug:

Because I have family members in their 60's and NONE are proficient enough with technology to use computers outside of the odd facebook picture.


Politics / Re: NOVEMBER 22, 1963
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:40:36 PM »
Neymar, why would you be amazed that some of the posters here are over sixty years old.  :shrug:

Nothing about North Carolina.  You posted deflection.

CU1994 an EB were talking about vouchers in general. I posted how the government had wasted money on vouchers nationwide. I don't think it was a deflection, especially since the protest against Warren referenced in the lead post happened in Georgia and not North Carolina 

In any event, I guess you responded before you had a chance to read the addition to my previous post:

A new story of school segregation in North Carolina: A private white-flight academy is turning charter

 The article is about a private school in North Carolina becoming a charter school so that it's White students would no longer have to pay tuition. The point of the article is that Charter Schools are being used to subsidize White flight from Public Schools in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Legislature is passing legislation that permits private white schools to become charter schools. That certainly has something to do with North Carolina.

You should ask Larry Elder about Maxine Waters. He has been riding her for years.

I tell you what. I'd like you, Bison 4 Life, or anybody else for that matter to list 5 members of Congress, Black or White, that are more effective than Maxine Waters. That way we can have some standard by which to measure her Congressional service.  :shrug:

Again, I reiterate:

Does 5 [enacted bills] not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

With that said, she is 81 years old. She might want to give someone else a chance. Dayum.  :(

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