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(The New York Times)   Our branches of government are now in an open fight. Have fun, everybody - Increasingly Drunkmitter   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2019-10-10 1:33:21 PM  
Send the Sergeant at  Arms to start arresting folks that refuse under orders from the White House.

If an acting secretary is arrested in his or her bed at night the rest will cave quickly I imagine.
 
2019-10-10 6:04:56 PM  
500 quatloos on the judicial branch.
 
2019-10-10 6:43:29 PM  

EvilEgg: Send the Sergeant at  Arms to start arresting folks that refuse under orders from the White House.

If an acting secretary is arrested in his or her bed at night the rest will cave quickly I imagine.


That requires force. Have you seen the Sargent at Arms?  The House needs to flex its power of the purse, Defund the White House and the DOJ. No power. No water. No internet. No phone.
 
2019-10-10 6:53:08 PM  

DeaH: EvilEgg: Send the Sergeant at  Arms to start arresting folks that refuse under orders from the White House.

If an acting secretary is arrested in his or her bed at night the rest will cave quickly I imagine.

That requires force. Have you seen the Sargent at Arms?  The House needs to flex its power of the purse, Defund the White House and the DOJ. No power. No water. No internet. No phone.


Maybe "posse comitatus"? In theory, the Sargent at Arms could deputize... Oh, I don't know, some sort of group of private contractors like from Blackwater (Academi... whatever. There are several contractors... you could even have an open bidding process. Televise it.) ...

Instant force multiplier. That could be fun.

But I love the idea of cutting off the White House. You forgot one of the most important things to cut off, however...

Their cable service.
 
2019-10-10 7:09:18 PM  

Destructor: DeaH: EvilEgg: Send the Sergeant at  Arms to start arresting folks that refuse under orders from the White House.

If an acting secretary is arrested in his or her bed at night the rest will cave quickly I imagine.

That requires force. Have you seen the Sargent at Arms?  The House needs to flex its power of the purse, Defund the White House and the DOJ. No power. No water. No internet. No phone.

Maybe "posse comitatus"? In theory, the Sargent at Arms could deputize... Oh, I don't know, some sort of group of private contractors like from Blackwater (Academi... whatever. There are several contractors... you could even have an open bidding process. Televise it.) ...

Instant force multiplier. That could be fun.

But I love the idea of cutting off the White House. You forgot one of the most important things to cut off, however...

Their cable service.


You're right. That's the killing blow.
 
2019-10-10 8:04:41 PM  
I think we should keep an open mind. This may just be a temporary problem, and Donald Trump may pivot to help unite the country.
 
2019-10-10 8:07:53 PM  
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
 
2019-10-10 8:09:48 PM  
This is political parties in an open fight, not branches of government.

We'd all be much better off if it were branches of government in a state of open hostility. That's how the government was designed to work.
 
2019-10-10 8:10:20 PM  
Yup - just gotta hold on to the election, then *aallllll* this gets solved. Uh-huh, digging that plan and totally on board with it.
 
2019-10-10 8:10:51 PM  
This is all Pelosi's fault! If she had any balls she'd, be raising a militia to invade the capital.
 
Ant
2019-10-10 8:11:04 PM  
Congress can demand that the president comply, but it can't very well send its sergeant-at-arms to the White House to enforce its subpoenas.

Why the fark not? Jesus farking Christ! This is stupid. The President should not be able to do whatever the fark they want without consequences.

If we ever get rid of this asshole, this shiat needs to be addressed first thing!
 
2019-10-10 8:12:24 PM  
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2019-10-10 8:16:19 PM  
Bummer. I'm sure the content here is really interesting.
 
2019-10-10 8:30:01 PM  

Ant: Congress can demand that the president comply, but it can't very well send its sergeant-at-arms to the White House to enforce its subpoenas.

Why the fark not? Jesus farking Christ! This is stupid. The President should not be able to do whatever the fark they want without consequences.

If we ever get rid of this asshole, this shiat needs to be addressed first thing!


Yeah, real sure grandpa over here will be kicking down doors and storming the ramparts ANY MINUTE NOW...

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2019-10-10 8:30:35 PM  
1000 bucks that the system doesnt work, trump wins again and the republicans get a bigger majority in the senate... because we live in the worst timeline, Putin is backing the evil side and NATO aint doing shiat to help the good side.
 
2019-10-10 8:32:10 PM  

VanillaEnvelope: This is all Pelosi's fault! If she had any balls she'd, be raising a militia to invade the capital.


She could pass some resolutions in the House outlining the consequences for obstructing the inquiry. A fine, an arrest, denial of services... any of the other lovely suggestions we're going to get in the thread. She's supposed to be good at that. And it wouldn't even have to pass the Senate - the House controls the inquiry.

Or has she already reverted to being totally helpless and needing brave people like you to defend her on the internet?
 
Ant
2019-10-10 8:36:34 PM  

orezona: Ant: Congress can demand that the president comply, but it can't very well send its sergeant-at-arms to the White House to enforce its subpoenas.

Why the fark not? Jesus farking Christ! This is stupid. The President should not be able to do whatever the fark they want without consequences.

If we ever get rid of this asshole, this shiat needs to be addressed first thing!

Yeah, real sure grandpa over here will be kicking down doors and storming the ramparts ANY MINUTE NOW...

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Meh, give him a taser and he'll do fine.
 
2019-10-10 8:40:39 PM  
That's a lot of stupid wharrgarbl in that article.

I can't imagine any of those SCOTUS judges - however partisan they may feel - actually trying to argue that the Constitution says that impeachment is run by the executive, given that in plain words, it says the opposite. They aren't that stupid. Even Kavanaugh, who may feel beholden to this president and have a hard-on against stare decisis, has to admit that Congress can run an impeachment investigation however they want.
 
2019-10-10 8:49:21 PM  

DoBeDoBeLurk: VanillaEnvelope: This is all Pelosi's fault! If she had any balls she'd, be raising a militia to invade the capital.

She could pass some resolutions in the House outlining the consequences for obstructing the inquiry. A fine, an arrest, denial of services... any of the other lovely suggestions we're going to get in the thread. She's supposed to be good at that. And it wouldn't even have to pass the Senate - the House controls the inquiry.

Or has she already reverted to being totally helpless and needing brave people like you to defend her on the internet?


Yeah, yeah, you also assured me thst Pelosi would never impeach.
 
2019-10-10 8:52:04 PM  

lolmao500: 1000 bucks that the system doesnt work, trump wins again and the republicans get a bigger majority in the senate... because we live in the worst timeline, Putin is backing the evil side and NATO aint doing shiat to help the good side.


I'll take that bet. I mean it. The only person who says the GOP is going to win more Senate sears hasn't looked at what seats are up for grabs.
 
2019-10-10 8:52:52 PM  

Fireproof: lolmao500: 1000 bucks that the system doesnt work, trump wins again and the republicans get a bigger majority in the senate... because we live in the worst timeline, Putin is backing the evil side and NATO aint doing shiat to help the good side.

I'll take that bet. I mean it. The only person who says the GOP is going to win more Senate sears hasn't looked at what seats are up for grabs.


Uh, SEATS, I should say. Hopefully no one thinks the GOP is going to win more Senate...dying retail store locations.
 
2019-10-10 8:54:41 PM  

Fireproof: lolmao500: 1000 bucks that the system doesnt work, trump wins again and the republicans get a bigger majority in the senate... because we live in the worst timeline, Putin is backing the evil side and NATO aint doing shiat to help the good side.

I'll take that bet. I mean it. The only person who says the GOP is going to win more Senate sears hasn't looked at what seats are up for grabs.


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* especially with hackable electronic voting machines
 
2019-10-10 9:00:34 PM  

Ant: Congress can demand that the president comply, but it can't very well send its sergeant-at-arms to the White House to enforce its subpoenas.

Why the fark not? Jesus farking Christ! This is stupid. The President should not be able to do whatever the fark they want without consequences.

If we ever get rid of this asshole, this shiat needs to be addressed first thing!


First thing that needs to be addressed is the Justice Department policy that says a sitting president can't be indicted, much less prosecuted.
 
2019-10-10 10:23:21 PM  

DeaH: Defund the White House and the DOJ. No power. No water. No internet. No phone.


No lights, no motor cars, primitive as can be.
 
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