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Pelosi has threatened impeachment if the 25th amendment isn’t invoked.

An issue with the 25th is that four departments currently don’t have an official Senate approved heads (Chao just quit) so I know if acting Secretaries could vote.

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Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:49 pm
I agree but I fear invoking the 25th amendment would only make him more of a martyr and make his followers even crazier. I follow several mainstream news pages (and one far right one) in the heart of Trump country and they are already pretty bad.
Yeah, I've got to agree. We're two weeks out from having a new President. I'm really hoping at this point the shenanigans are done with.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:25 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:49 pm
I agree but I fear invoking the 25th amendment would only make him more of a martyr and make his followers even crazier. I follow several mainstream news pages (and one far right one) in the heart of Trump country and they are already pretty bad.
Yeah, I've got to agree. We're two weeks out from having a new President. I'm really hoping at this point the shenanigans are done with.
In life, only three things are certain: death, taxes, and Trump not being done with his shenanigans.

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I think Trumpism will control the GOP for years to come, even after he dies. I honestly believe the Democrats don’t win those two Senate seats if he had gracefully conceded after the election.

I just wonder how a Congressional district that is home to actual rocket scientists is represented by Mo Brooks.

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:38 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:25 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:49 pm
I agree but I fear invoking the 25th amendment would only make him more of a martyr and make his followers even crazier. I follow several mainstream news pages (and one far right one) in the heart of Trump country and they are already pretty bad.
Yeah, I've got to agree. We're two weeks out from having a new President. I'm really hoping at this point the shenanigans are done with.
In life, only three things are certain: death, taxes, and Trump not being done with his shenanigans.
Point taken. I just don't really think there's time to remove Trump using either the 25th Amendment or impeachment.

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:38 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:25 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:49 pm
I agree but I fear invoking the 25th amendment would only make him more of a martyr and make his followers even crazier. I follow several mainstream news pages (and one far right one) in the heart of Trump country and they are already pretty bad.
Yeah, I've got to agree. We're two weeks out from having a new President. I'm really hoping at this point the shenanigans are done with.
In life, only three things are certain: death, taxes, and Trump not being done with his shenanigans.
Maybe if I rush production I can make a quick profit on I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO SHENANIGAN t-shirts. Get your pre-orders in now.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:49 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:38 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:25 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:49 pm
I agree but I fear invoking the 25th amendment would only make him more of a martyr and make his followers even crazier. I follow several mainstream news pages (and one far right one) in the heart of Trump country and they are already pretty bad.
Yeah, I've got to agree. We're two weeks out from having a new President. I'm really hoping at this point the shenanigans are done with.
In life, only three things are certain: death, taxes, and Trump not being done with his shenanigans.
Point taken. I just don't really think there's time to remove Trump using either the 25th Amendment or impeachment.
I think I speak for everyone when I say I hope nothing happens tomorrow. Pelosi is probably a Jeopardy fan, so we may be in luck.

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At Candlestick Park there was no entrance to the visitors locker room from the visitors dugout. Instead it was a long walk along the first base line. The kind of greeting that Lasorda received during the stroll was always a highlight of a Dodgers game as it could be like a star wrestler popping the crowd.

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:11 pm
Tommy Lasorda, longtime manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 93.
I ran into Lasorda about 25 years ago, he looked old then. Good for him for making it to 93.

And of course nice call on the PH in game 1 of the 1988 WS.

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Lasorda was one of a kind. From a Braves fan, RIP Tommy.

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alietr wrote:
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President Trump was impeached for a record 2nd time.
Impeachments per year served:

Trump 0.5
A. Johnson 0.26
Clinton 0.125
All others 0

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I realize this may be more for Reretaken Down than the current events discussion thread, but what are some other uncommon things that several people have done once, but only one has done twice? Robert Lopez's double EGOT is the only thing I can think of.

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FDR was elected to two terms twice.

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Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl with his current team twice.
There are zero decent, moral people who support the death penalty.

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Rod Laver twice completed the Grand Slam in singles play.
Jim Lovell traveled to the Moon twice without landing there.
Ron Hassey was the catcher for two different MLB perfect games.
Eddie Arcaro won the Triple Crown on both Whirlaway and Citation.

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Roger Clemens twice struck out 20 batters in a game. Kerry Wood and Max Scherzer each did it once.

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econgator wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:21 am
Siegfried Fischbacher, of Siegfried & Roy, dies at age 81 of pancreatic cancer.
You're lion!

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Richard Burton married Elizabeth Taylor twice.

Recommend moving this thread to a new thread.
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A Newsweek poll on January 6th showed that 45% of Republicans supported the assault on the Capitol. Another Newsweek poll today shows that 69% of Republicans believe that antifa was involved or responsible for the incident.

I’m used to inconsistency and double talk but this level of gold medal mental gymnastics is something else.
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I think that obviously political posts should be in Reretaken Down instead of this thread. Not a criticism of you, Matt, I just think it will work better that way.

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