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Old 11-20-2019, 16:27   #436
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https://www.armyt*imes.com/news/your...icly-on-trump/

From the article quoted above:

“I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen,
and I was worried about the implications to the U.S. Government’s support of Ukraine,”
Vindman said in his deposition.

My first reaction, as one Lieutenant Colonel talking about another Lieutenant Colonel:
Who the fuck are you to testify in a hearing in the House of representatives as to what YOU feel is improper of the president?
Report all the facts you want, and just the facts, in response to questions, but save your opinion
to the time after you have turned in your uniform and moved into retirement.

Would we allow a LTC to testify "Well, in my opinion, General Hopscotch had his head up his ass
when he cancelled the C-17 assembly line."

(An aside: Don't know if there is any reason why he would wear a uniform the first time he testified,
but a business suit the second time. Curious.)

Perhaps LTC Vindman should read the oath of office that President Trump took upon his assuming the office of President:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,
and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

And what are the duties of the Office of the President?
Again, let us look to the Constitution:

Article II, Section 3: “… he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed …”.

Imagine that! A President who actually takes care that the laws be faithfully executed. He is, on the federal level,
the “Top Cop” with a constitutional duty to root out crime and corruption where ever he may find it, both domestic and foreign
(to the extent it violated United States laws).

Crimes such as failure to report foreign income, the same crime that put Paul Manafort in jail;
or being an unregistered foreign agent, the same offense that former General Michael Flynn was convicted of.
The Democrats had no problem with those investigations,
and when crimes were discovered, the defendant’s being prosecuted.

Did Obama “take care that the laws be faithfully executed?”

Hell no, in fact, his DACA program was nothing short of a presidential declaration that he would NOT enforce the laws as written.
Don’t get me started on the ATF “walking” guns into Mexico in violation of federal law.

Did President Trump demand that Hunter Biden be arrested?

Did he request that Joe and/or Hunter Biden be jailed?

NO.

President Trump had the audacity to request that there be an investigation — that’s all, just an investigation —
of what took place under the Obama/Biden administration to see if laws were broken, because you damn well know for sure
that a coverup and whitewash was all that would take place when Obama/Biden held office.

But the Democrats absolutely will not stand for an investigation,
they know too well what might emerge if those rocks are turned over.
I would like to subscribe to your news letter sir.
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Old 11-20-2019, 17:41   #437
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I don't have a blog, but I post regularly here and at "This Ain't Hell."

Here is a followup on my thought processes when I wrote the above:

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Joe Biden’s confession: “I withheld one billion dollars in guaranteed U.S. Government aid until that prosecutor was fired!”

Joe Biden’s explanation: “And I did it because he wasn’t a very good prosecutor. And I, Pure of Heart with an equally Pure of Heart son making $50,000 a month working for a foreign natural gas company while I’m the sitting Vice President, wanted a really good investigator. So I had the old prosecutor fired in the hope we would get a hard charging zealous replacement who would conduct a legitimate investigation.”

So what are the Democrats complaining about?

Donald Trump should say: “I agree with you 100% Joe… I’m sure you and your son were as pure as the newly fallen snow. That’s why, like you, I wanted a full and fair investigation of any corruption during your term of office. You can thank me later when the investigation discloses that you did nothing wrong. I can’t have such an honorable man as yourself be sidetracked with baseless claims that your son’s job was a political payoff: ‘pay my son or no U.S. aid.’

So I’m sure you will be as happy as me, Joe, to have Hunter’s brilliant memoranda and position papers published, the successful marketing plans he developed, his email messages that steered the company so well, the minutes of the Board Meetings with his input and sage advice, all released and inspected, all proving Hunter had a real job with real responsibilities. Isn’t that right, Joe?”

“Joe?”

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AN ASIDE: Um, by the way Joe, that “energy company." That was fossil fuel, wasn’t it? You know, natural gas that produces greenhouse gases when burned, leading to global warning. You should be grateful we asked for an investigation by the Ukraine government, and not by Al Gore and Greta Thunberg.
“How dare you!”
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Old 11-20-2019, 18:01   #438
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I don't have a blog, but I post regularly here and at "This Ain't Hell."

Here is a followup on my thought processes when I wrote the above:
Deserves full spell-out.
For.The.Win.
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:46   #439
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My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.
https://law.justia.com/cases/federal...28/567/500155/
(Circuit Judge Kozinski dissenting from denial of rehearing en banc before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.)

Some copy/paste here but it's spot on. The flip of the GA in Virginia & the hard push the dems are doing to restrict 2A rights in that state may likely cause a backlash of unintended consequences.
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