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Calls to Remove Trump

by Oui Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 06:26:16 PM EST

Indictment for impeachment in a Senate resolution ... Yer OUT ⁉️

DC Met Police

Republican joins Schumer, AOC and dozens of other lawmakers demanding 25th amendment for Trump's removal | The Independent |

Plans to storm Capitol circulated on social media ahead of Biden certification, reports say

Capitol Police complicit ❓

Governing Business-like “Quid pro-Quo” and the Swamp of Corruption

Seeing that noose and scaffold in view of the U.S. Capitol, and hearing of gun shots fired inside the halls of Congress took events out of the realm of bathos and into the realm of abject fear. In the few weeks before Rabin was murdered by a Judeo-fascist assassin, the far-right, led by Bibi Netanyahu held rallies picturing Rabin in an SS uniform. They paraded with coffins bearing Rabin’s name, and nooses whose purpose was clear. It was a perfect storm of hate for Rabin’s policies, endorsing the Oslo Accords and peace with the Palestinians. It only took a few settler rabbis in whom Yigal Amir confided, to issue a pulsa di nura which permitted the shedding of Jewish blood (Rabin’s) and the deed was done. But not before the climatic event, the Jerusalem rally in which 10,000 kippah-wearing settlers bayed for Rabin’s blood as Netanyahu incited them with a Hitlerian speech delivered from a hotel balcony to the mob assembled below.

The noose and the coffin. They were meant for Rabin. But in the end they murdered democracy in Israel. Not only did they kill the Left with Rabin’s murder, they killed liberal humanism. Now Judeo-fascists rule Israel, allies of the MAGA putschists who prowled the halls of Congress today.

US Fails World and Vetoes Settlement Resolution at UNSC | Feb. 2011 |

New Fascist Pariah States America and Israel Lashing Out | June 2018 |

Xenophobia, Israel, Alt-right and the Jewish Question

Trump's refusal to disavow QAnon is part of his pattern of encouraging hate for political gain | NBC News - Oct. 16, 2020 |

By normalizing, accepting and repeating a conspiracy theory's core, false tenet as a fact and reason to sympathize with them, the president of the United States legitimized domestic terrorism and hatred -- and it's not the first time. This QAnon exchange came shortly after Trump refused to denounce white supremacy when asked at the first presidential debate. And then, when pointedly asked to disavow the Proud Boys -- another right-wing extremist group aligned with white supremacists that promotes "Western chauvinism" -- Trump instead issued a call to arms by encouraging the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by."

My recent diary after Nashville act of domestic terror ...

Acts of Patriots Not Domestic Terror

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 10:26:55 PM EST

Nooses spotted as pro-Trump rioters spark chaos and lawlessness on Capitol Hill

Wherever Trump speaks, his beloved crowd ...

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 11:05:30 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 11:31:24 PM EST
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has pledged to resign

U.S. Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to stop pro-Trump rioters | CBC / AP |

Three days before supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump rioted at the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon asked the Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to a defence official and two people familiar with the matter.

Despite plenty of warnings of a possible insurrection and ample resources and time to prepare, the Capitol Police planned only for a free speech demonstration.

'Unfathomable': Capitol Police security breakdown prompts calls for chief's resignation | USA Today |

The Capitol police officer has died.

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 11:50:36 PM EST

Hoekstra on his introduction to Dutch press didn't quite meet his expectations ... 🤣🔥

The Return of Pete Hoekstra to Holland

Dutch Colonial Heritage Reaches Xenophobic Zenith

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 12:03:53 AM EST
Lead pipes? There hasn't been a lead pipe in a hardware store in the US for 100 years.
by asdf on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 12:05:16 AM EST
yes, they're all underground delivering "potable" water to municipal residents.
by Cat on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 01:03:36 PM EST
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Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder facing neglect charges over Flint water crisis

The crisis, which began in 2014, left the city of Flint's drinking water contaminated with lead and some have blamed it for a 2016 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed at least 12 people.


Donald Trump is a bully who lacks a moral compass. Joe Biden would bring back civility. [Source: Rick Snyder]

by Oui on Thu Jan 14th, 2021 at 09:40:53 AM EST
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Pelosi joins growing call for Trump to be immediately removed from office, may back impeachment | NBC News |

PS Simon & Schuster cancels Sen. Josh Hawley's book following Capitol violence
The publisher called the events "disturbing" and a "deadly insurrection."

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 12:30:33 AM EST
by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 12:43:15 AM EST
Clearly when stores and merchanising of the brand Trump shut down 😄

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 08:53:48 AM EST
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš changes social media profile after US Capitol storming | EuroNews |

Prime Minister Babiš had previously featured a red cap saying "Silné Česko" ("Strong Czechia") on his social media accounts, reminiscent of the US President's "Make America Great Again" red cap.

On a visit to the White House in March 2019, Babiš had professed his support for President Trump and stated that he had a similar plan "to make the Czech Republic great again".

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 11:10:18 AM EST
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It started with a lie about BIG crowds ... it ended with many more lies about American elections, insurrection and mob violence trespassing into the heart of democracy on Capitol Hill ... you were a disgrace and will die in infamy as a Benedict Arnold.

Without the discovery of his treason in the fall of 1780, the American people might never have been forced to realize that the real threat to their liberties came not from without, but from within.

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 09:35:29 AM EST
Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Resigns

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 10:25:19 AM EST
Rightwing Conservative and Tory Brexiteer Boris  Johnson ...

Trump was `completely wrong' to encourage supporters to storm Capitol, Boris Johnson says

Netanyahu on Trump: All One Family - 2017

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel-US relationship is `stronger than ever' as he tweets pic of himself with Donald Trump and their wives

Trump's Israel First!

Zuckerberg's Facebook Conduit to Impose Israeli Censorship

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 01:24:27 PM EST

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 01:26:29 PM EST
That joke goes back at least to Chavez, and he may well have been quoting a well-known sayng.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 01:57:17 PM EST
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4th ever and 1st since 1869

In the first election of the Reconstruction Era, Republican nominee Ulysses S. Grant defeated Horatio Seymour of the Democratic Party. It was the first presidential election to take place after the conclusion of the American Civil War and the abolition of slavery. It was the first election in which African Americans could vote in the reconstructed Southern states, in accordance with the First Reconstruction Act.

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 04:00:45 PM EST
by Bernard on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 06:31:55 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 03:21:02 PM EST
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews joined with racists, misogynists, anti-semites and White Supremacists ... Trump the Emperor of domestic terror.

Son of Jewish judge who led a national synagogue group was among mob that entered the Capitol | JTA |

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 05:06:58 PM EST

Jewish groups respond to DC violence with `disgust,' criticism of Trump | JPost |

"We share the anger of our fellow Americans over the attack at the Capitol and condemn the assault on our democratic values and process."

AIPAC hardly ever pronounces on any issue that does not relate to Israel. It's also loath to criticize a sitting president.

But the preeminent pro-Israel lobby did both on Wednesday after rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol to stop the count of electoral votes that would formalize Joe Biden's win.

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 11:10:44 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 11:14:11 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 01:39:20 PM EST
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What happened in Washington can happen in Israel too | Ynet News |

The violent mob and its attack on the United States Congress  was the direct result of a union between a populist president suffering from a sever personality disorder and tens of thousands of angry followers who like him believe their country was stolen from them.

But what made this union so explosive was the use of social media, spreading incitement, fake news and conspiracy theories at the speed of light.

These platforms allowed the inciter-in-chief to mobilize the mob, calling them to descend on Washington, to then rile them up and point them, with impeccable timing towards the Capitol so they would stop the certification of the votes for President-elect Joe Biden.

This digital monster, which does not differentiate good from evil and truth from lies, has risen up against its creators.

Other than outgoing President Donald Trump and the violent thugs who rioted in his name, the blame must be directed at the leaders of the Republican Party.

They could read the writing on the wall that showed Trump was losing his grip on reality. They knew how dangerous he was, but did nothing to stop him.

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 06:13:14 PM EST
The internet is broken. "I don't have permission to access video on this server".

How I will miss not seeing Ted Cruz justify the unjustifiable...

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 06:54:26 PM EST
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Donald Trump's Twitter account has been permanently suspended "due to the risk of further incitement of violence".

All tweets are erased and his 87.5 million followers are left in limbo.

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 11:46:06 PM EST
by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 02:58:11 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 11:49:37 PM EST
Man pictured with foot on desk in Pelosi's office is arrested | NBC News |

Also charged Friday in connection with the rioting at the Capitol was a state lawmaker from West Virginia, Republican Del. Derrick Evans, who had recorded and then deleted a video of himself joining the throng. A petition has been started for him to step down.

by Oui on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 11:54:53 PM EST
All attempts by Donald Trump to reach his mob have successively been blocked by Twitter ... the campaign account and de manager's account who changed the name to Donald Trump ...
Perhaps China's Xi Jinping will make a sweet offer to open a TikTok account. 😄
by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 06:47:06 AM EST
by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 07:54:14 AM EST
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And no one has the right to campaign against the draft if the President won with the slogan "he kept us out of war". Don't people realize that quoting Holmes' statement may make some of us actually sympathize with Trump?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 08:12:26 AM EST
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by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 02:28:33 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 08:00:36 AM EST

Hawaii Proud Boy leader Nick Ochs arrested after Capitol siege | SF Gate |

Nick Ochs, the leader of the Proud Boys Hawaii chapter, was arrested by federal authorities Friday in connection with Trump supporters' deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol to halt Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

Ochs, a failed Hawaii state legislature candidate, snapped a photo of himself inside the building smoking a cigarette. "Hello from the Capital lol," Ochs wrote in his post. He was also widely featured in photographs of the unruly mob storming the building.

The FBI told KHON-TV in Honolulu that Ochs was arrested at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu by agents on Thursday.

(His Attorney) Breiner asserted Ochs does not support the Capitol riot. "I don't approve of what happened. I want to be clear about that," he said. Breiner blames President Donald Trump for fueling his supporters to act inappropriately. "Trump created this environment and people like my client, Mr. Ochs, is paying the price."

I claim journalistic freedom 🤣🤣🤣 what a 🤡

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 08:19:26 AM EST
by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 09:09:16 AM EST
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1868)

Notable among the 19 senators who voted to acquit were seven "Republican Recusants" who defied their party to save the impeached president. "I cannot agree to destroy the harmonious working of the Constitution," concluded recusant senator James Grimes of Iowa, "for the sake of getting rid of an Unacceptable President."

Ain't easy to dismiss a dangerous president ... just 10 days!

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 10:20:32 AM EST
The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority

A decade of revolt

In 2014, a book called The Revolt of the Public was published without much fanfare. The author was Martin Gurri, a former CIA analyst who spent most of his career studying politics and the global information landscape. The book has since become a favorite of Silicon Valley types as well as people interested in technology and politics (an updated edition was republished last year).

From our perch at the end of the decade, Gurri's book reads like prophecy. He argued that the digital revolution would transform the information space and empower the public to participate more and more in politics. That empowerment would create an impulse to revolt against the dominant institutions of society -- government, media, the academy, etc. -- and the elites who run them.

He concluded that that would leave us in a state of perpetual rebellion in which an unhappy public would continually scream for the destruction of the established order without any sense of what comes next. The danger is political nihilism, where everyone knows what they're against and no one knows what they're for.

Trump and Brexit proved this book prophetic -- what calamity will bevall us next?

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 11:31:31 AM EST
by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 01:58:51 PM EST
State Department's "dissent channel," diplomats sent letter to Pompeo

US State Department - These Are Epochal Times 😊 Jan. 5, 2021

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Goodness.  That's a complicated question.  You go back all the way to Tiananmen Square.  We've known the nature of this regime.  And frankly freedom loving people across the world have known the nature of authoritarian regimes throughout history and yet we ignored it.  We ignored it in part because we had a foreign policy establishment that believed deeply that if we traded enough stuff with them, if we engaged with them, that the - some of the CCP would engage at least externally in the world on a fair and reciprocal basis.  And that was - that was patently false all the way through.

And yet the resistance from lots of quarters was enormous for a host of reasons, some of the economic; some of them just - truly people who thought they could get to a better place.  It's clear not true.  President Trump recognized that when he began his campaign and then when he took office.  We've now changed fundamentally how I think the West looks at China, not just the United States.  Even when you look at Europe, Australia, and South East Asia, they know too.  They know that the CCP is up to no good.

... I think they saw the nature of the regime up close all across the world.  And I've seen it.  I've seen it in polling data, but more importantly as I have traveled the world and spoken with people.  I think they understand the nature of this regime in ways that they didn't three, four, or five years ago.  I think we are in part responsible for that.  But no one's going back.  No human being who can see - whether they're in Saudi Arabia or Brazil or Philppines, no one's going to go ever acknowledge again that the Grand Old Party isn't up to no good.  They see it.  They see it plainly ...

😄 hmmm ... wonder what nation Pompeo is talking about!

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 02:44:09 PM EST
Lehigh University rescinds Trump's honorary degree after Capitol assault | CBS News |

According to the university's student newspaper, there have been several recent petitions to rescind Mr. Trump's honorary degree, the latest of which was created on November 5.

One professor, Dr. Jeremy Littau, tweeted that the Board of Trustees has been facing pressure from faculty, staff, students and alumni to revoke the degree for five years.

While the university did not elaborate on its decision to rescind the honor, President John D. Simon said on Thursday that "we have much work to do" to unify the country.

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 06:40:50 PM EST
What about Liberty University?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 06:51:25 PM EST
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The administrators of Liberty University are checking with their pool boys even as we speak.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 04:02:42 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 07:44:13 PM EST
You have been warned and didn't heed the bitter lessons of history ... 100 years redux.

"There is this delusional confidence in this idea that America is better than anywhere else, that America is an exceptional country, that the rules and the institutions and the Constitution and the checks and balances in America are unlike anywhere else in the world. And even on the day when we saw all of those things falling apart, even on this day, Joe Biden gets up there and says they're better than this -- no, you are not."

Risks under Democratic leadership ... different but more of the same. Revolutions in Ukraine, Georgia, Libya, Syria and on the bipartisan agenda Iran, and not the Saudi Monarchy or Emirates. Drone strikes under Obama from Yemen to the AfPak region ... collateral damage ... losing minds and souls.

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 07:54:14 PM EST
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 12:03:33 AM EST
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Response to Joe Biden ...

CNN's Anderson Cooper report: mob sought Pelosi and VP Pence ... inside the Capitol, officers directed the mob to Offices of Senate and House leaders ... they came for the election fraudeurs and traitors.

What to do with 75 million delusional citizens watching Fox News, Hannity, and drowned in fake "Fake News" reports, social media and politics of manipulation.

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 07:56:19 PM EST
What to do with 75 million delusional citizens watching Fox News...
According to statistics Fox News had this year 5.32 million viewers, down 30% from the 6.9 million in 2019.

That's under 10% of the delusional citizens. The rest have to get their delusions from elsewhere.

I personally know one trumpista, who a couple of days ago was certain that with Biden a reign of "thought police" will begin. Apparently Twitter, Facebook et al are proving her right. At least in her mind.

Only thing that would even partly resolve the internal conflict in USA would be if the government provided actual material benefits to the people quickly. Things like public healthcare, free education, living wages, affordable housing, working infrastructure, police that  makes you feel secure and civil service that helps you. Unfortunately there's a bipartisan decision to not do any of those.

by pelgus on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 08:47:47 PM EST
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Our man in Washington ...

will you be hired soon to write policy for a Democratic representative in US Congress? Setting priorities and cutting the bull. 😄

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 08:53:04 PM EST
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'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli charged over pro-Trump riots | BBC News |

Is the 'QAnon Shaman' From the MAGA Capitol Riot Covered in Neo-Nazi Imagery? | RollingStone |

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 09:20:06 PM EST
Just like General Custer, what followed was a massacre.

From my diary late December ...

Acts of Patriots Not Domestic Terror

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 09:24:34 PM EST
by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 09:45:08 PM EST
Dream Team to defend insanity of Donald Trump by Impeachment procedure could be Rudy Giuliani and Alan Dershowitz. One's dream, another's nightmare ...

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 10:41:50 PM EST
In his dad's footsteps ... last throes!

by Oui on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 10:51:31 PM EST
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 12:09:06 AM EST
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 07:35:18 AM EST
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by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 12:09:47 AM EST
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 12:33:50 AM EST
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 12:36:40 AM EST

Article 25 will not be initiated. The House will vote to impeach, it will pass, just like last time. The bill will be sent to the Senate, which will not take it up. The new Senate will take it up, the conviction vote will fail to get a 2/3 majority. The subsequent item, which declares that Trump is no longer allowed to hold office, will pass with a 51-49 majority.

Blocking a 2024 comeback is the goal.

by asdf on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 02:02:50 AM EST
True ... unfortunately ... wreckage of appeasement 😖
by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 06:51:45 AM EST
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Republican Senators will not vote for impeachment.  It would end their political career.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 04:05:44 PM EST
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It's time to secure America again ...

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 09:34:18 AM EST
Most important to confront a bully ... has no anger management and he will expose all his flaws. Stay steady and hold firm ... keep pressure on him from all angles ... the mistakes will come.

After the election loss he got into a mode of self-destruction while supporters kept feeding oxygen to his ego and fantasy of grandeur. Made the Republicans lose both Senate seats in Georgia. Thank you.

Stand up to a bully, otherwise he'll run you over. Stand your ground. No appeasement, nor attitude of forgiving.

by Oui on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 09:55:25 AM EST
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by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 09:51:43 AM EST
What a surprise.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 04:06:25 PM EST
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The "War President" set to lose more citizens than US soldiers died in WWII battling from the Pacific to Europe for Our Freedom: 405,400 lives lost.

Research finds that inadequate US pandemic response cost more American lives than World War I

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 03:29:14 PM EST
Expect that number to skyrocket as the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant starts making its way through the population.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 04:07:27 PM EST
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by Oui on Wed Jan 13th, 2021 at 11:10:50 AM EST

Just like Texas governor George W. Bush and his AG Alberti Gonzales ... an indelible legacy.

by Oui on Sat Jan 16th, 2021 at 05:15:55 PM EST
by Oui on Sat Jan 16th, 2021 at 05:59:07 PM EST
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