• givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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    Or…

    The president can just order the DOJ to imprison him for actions against the US government and outright treason.

    And it would be totally legal

    But he won’t, because he doesn’t take the threat of fascism serious.

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      Joe Biden is acting like a complete pussy following milquetoast Merrick’s lead

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      Toss him in jail for one day and you’d see all this shit stop.

      Add the owner of fox in the same cell. You’d be amazed how quickly things would clean themselves up.

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        Took one bullet to stop 1/6.

        Fascists are usually cowards, but they’ll always keep pushing till there’s consequences.

        Biden will not fucking give them consequences. They gave him the power to, and dude immediately announced publicly that he’d never do it.

        Like, that alone should be disqualifying.

        Biden treats this personal, it’s him vs trump. But this is so much bigger and so much more important than either of those old rich men.

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          Yup. I keep drifting back to RGB and how much she screwed us. (obv it’s Republicans fault in the end, but she could have played that a bit different)

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      I don’t believe the recent court ruling would actually allow that because suspending court justices isn’t a regular part of the president’s duty.

      The best king example I’ve seen is that the president would be within the law if they shot the director of homeland security - the president is allowed to control who is in that position, they can remove them at will - the SC ruling means that the method they chose to remove that person is now unimpeachable… if they chose to suspend them by freeing them of their mortal coil they’re “acting within official duties”.

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        I don’t believe the recent court ruling would actually allow that because suspending court justices isn’t a regular part of the president’s duty.

        Directing the DOJ is

        So Biden can direct them to arrest someone, and throw them in gitmo.

        His motivations can’t be investigated. And directing the DOJ is within a presidents power

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          It might be illegal for the DOJ personnel to follow that order, but he can just tell them he’ll pardon them for any crimes they’re charged with for following his order and that he’ll murder them if they don’t follow his order, and all of that is totally legal

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            It might be illegal

            But we’ll never know, because looking into his motivations is literally forbidden.

            All he can be tried for is the action in a vacuum. And if it was explicitly within his powers. He’s good

            Literally anything that goes thru an agency is automatically cool.

            That’s why it’s so dangerous to half ass this election and for Biden to just ignore all the power he has.

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            The president can pardon people for unspecified things (proven by Trump). He can pardon anyone for “following orders”

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      If he cared about protecting the country from fascism, he wouldn’t be running.

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            Been a while since my Kerbal days when I read a bit about all this orbital mechanics crap and I remember that there was something counterintuitive about the delta-v required to hit the sun vs escape the solar system; I think compared to escaping, if you start from Earth you need almost 3x the delta-v to hit the sun, but I can’t remember why. Something to do with the huge gravity well, because it got worse the closer you are to the sun

            edit: lol I totally misread you, but also I found a video and duh yeah the reason was obvious: it’s because we’re moving around the sun at ~30km/s and to hit the sun you need to use that much delta-v to slow down to make your orbit tight enough to actually hit the sun instead of getting slingshotted / staying in orbit: https://youtu.be/LHvR1fRTW8g?si=1eIyeeqWR61wRu08. Escape velocity for the solar system is ~10km/s

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    We knew he was a garbage human being during the Anita Hill hearings.

    That he’s still a garbage human being now that he had even more power shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone with any understanding of how people work.

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      We knew he was a garbage human being during the Anita Hill hearings

      Man, if only the head of that committee was a real leader. One willing to stand up for what is right, defend the victim, keep decorum, and allow the multiple other woman with similar complaints to testify…

      Imagine if Clarance could have been kept off the court

      I guess it would be pointless to look up who that was, it was 30 years ago and the Senator would have already been pretty senior to head that committee…

      I’m sure he’s far a way from modern politics by now, hell, he’d have to be like 81 years old now!

      No reason to disturb his likely retirement enjoying his time with his family.

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      I vividly remember a newspaper clipping about the Anita Hill hearings being displayed at my school in 10th grade. If only I knew that POS would not only still be there 33 years later, but would be actively trying to destroy democracy.

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    How has nobody offered him a yacht holiday and then extracted the ship’s crew in the middle of nowhere in Pacific.
    That would be pretty hilarious

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    or what? the house is in complete chaos with people who dont know how (or care) to be congress critters, and what, theyre suppose to act on whatever the DOJ finds??

    waste of time and money

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      waste of time and money

      Yes and no. Regardless of what happens with the results, it’s important that we not let [blatant] corruption become the norm. Better to try to do the right thing than let that kind of corruption go completely unchallenged.

      And if the R-led House ignores it, that puts them on the record as saying that corruption is okay. If dems take the House, then an impeachment vote might at least make it to the floor. Ideally, we’d have the 60 votes in the Senate needed to do something with that, but I’m not holding my breath.

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          Remember shit like this? In hindsight they’re so tragically pathetic. “The walls are closing in on Trump!”

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          Oh, there’s plenty of Mueller Report toilet paper to go around, lol. And if we eventually run out, we’ll likely have the results from this probe to last us through the next 3 pandemics.