DeSantis raises $8.2m in first 24 hours after his WH2024 declaration – politicalbetting.com
The big development in the 2024 White House race has been the expected announcement by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that he was in fact standing for the presidency. This was hardly a surprise that has had almost exactly no impact on the betting.
'Boris Johnson the man that broke Britain'
It’s fair to say that they need some serious work on the Spaces infrastructure, and it failed in the most high-profile way possible that managed to embarrass the boss.
Would that be the case? I realise it's never been tested but in those circumstances could the EC instead elect the Vice President?
Because after all, he couldn't be inaugurated...
So the most powerful man in the world could in theory be making decisions and have the nuclear button in his prison cell lying in a bunk under a man with big tattoos. Would get a big confusing between Secret Service and Prison Guards though. First time White House State Dinners are prison food too!
If he were in prison in either of those states, wouldn't he therefore technically be ineligible?
(The point is moot because the American legal system is so slow, but it's an interesting point.)
LBJ became president as soon as JFK died. He had a series of increasingly terse phone calls with Bobby Kennedy with regards to when he became president and the need to administer the oath. The attorney general, his department and pretty much everybody agreed that LBJ was the president regardless of oath or inauguration.
I think ydoethur has it right, the bigger problem for Trump would be that he would surely be ineligible for election in at least a number of states.
But in essence woke is no more than " a list of things you don't like". It is a wholly confected construct.
Gun control is woke, school shooters are not.
Black lives matter is woke, vigilante executions of unarmed black teenagers is not.
LGBT plus is woke, a redneck impregnating his daughter is not.
Pulling down Confederate statues is woke, banning liberal literature in Florida schools is not.
What does it all.mean? Who are the woke blob? It is all nonsense.
But obviously he can carry no blame.
As with Jeb! it's the absence of personality - thus far not available, even for ready money.
Trump in 2016 is the obvious exception to that, but he had his showbiz glamour to sell, and of course he lost the popular vote.
Fwiw I am in the US now, amongst friends of both parties who are more than averagely political, and none of them have mentioned the Presidential election or nomination race. Few are focusing on it yet I think.
‘NOTHING HAS CHANGED, MR. RHODES, NOTHING HAS CHANGED’: Seditious Oath Keeper Elmer Rhodes sentenced to 18 years
...Rhodes offered no surprises at the Prettyman courthouse in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
He was unrepentant, just as he was at trial when he testified on his own behalf for a little over a day. Even then, as a jury actively held his fate in their hands, he publicly smeared proceedings in jailhouse interviews while comparing himself to Nelson Mandela. And just four days ago, in yet another interview from jail, Rhodes kept up The Big Lie.
The 2020 election was fraudulent, he argued, and the U.S. government had launched a “terror campaign” on Jan. 6 defendants. Four days ago he called for “regime change” and in words that could haunt any appeal of his conviction in the future, he added: “We’re going to have to stop it, the American people” and “It’s not going to stop until it’s stopped.” ..
If you want to do a stint I can put in a good word for you
Doesn't show up in the covid or any other stats, that said.
He seems quite small, in every sense.
A majority of the Justices would crawl over broken glass to confirm a Republican. And they're the ones who get to decide what the Constitution says, however implausibly.
As well as referring claims against Johnson to two police forces last week, the Cabinet Office passed the allegations to the privileges committee. The committee is in the final stages of its investigation into whether the former prime minister misled parliament over lockdown-breaking parties.....
....The committee, chaired by Harriet Harman, the former Labour deputy leader, is still determined to have completed its work by the time MPs leave parliament for their summer recess on July 20. Their draft report is likely to be complete by the end of June. Johnson will be sent any extracts that criticise him and be given a two-week period to submit a written response.
I dont think he'll end up having a problem with it.
I do wish some of one dragging on like Georgia would make a decision already. I know we're in no position to criticise on speed but given the reported stage they're at it seems like a call should have been possible by now.
The DeSantis campaign launch was an embarrassment though, both to the platform and the candidate. The platform simply couldn’t scale sufficiently, for what wasn’t a particularly large following. It crashed at just over 500k.
If you tell YouTube you’re expecting a couple of million watchers, they’ll give you capacity, I think their record is still the 10m who were watching live as Felix Baumgartner jumped from space.
Chancellor comfortable with recession if it brings down inflation
Jeremy Hunt says he feels an obligation to support the Bank of England in its decisions, as a way of ensuring prosperity and economic growth.
So no, it was nowhere close to bankrupt.
Trump and the House of Mouse is not the quite combo I had in mind but hey ho.
Russia sentences veteran Crimean Tatar activist 'to death' for somebody else’s voice on a tape
The optics of wealthy men like Hunt and Sunak happy for struggling families to get an even worse financial position will not play well.
Edit - Add in Green Card Rishi and his non dom wife....
Irritation and pushing back against blatant nonsense the public is on board with. Trying to whip up snowflakes (in both sides) into a frenzy just plays into it
all. A simple ' that's really dumb, I'm not playing along' might have worked.
Boris Johnson was planning to release a photograph of a family lunch in No 10 garden to show it was compliant with 'rule of six'
Photo was never released. The Times told image shows them standing closely together
Johnson says no rules broken
Rachel is holding the baby, Charlotte is holding the baby's foot, Johnson is standing directly next to his sister
At the time the rule of six was in place. There were 5 people in the No 10 garden at the time, making it compliant with the regulations
But social distancing guidance at the time stated that people from different households should stand 2 metres apart
Boris Johnson spokesman:
'All these events were completely lawful based on advice from lawyers. No restrictions were broken on this occasion or others'
Boris Johnson told a No 10 press conference on May 28:
'As we take this small step forward, it is critical that those from different households continue to stay 2 metres apart.'
Mr. kinabalu, the best time to kick a man is when he's down.
Perdiccas didn't have Meleager's followers trampled to death by elephants for no reason.
A worrisome article arguing that Putin will probably resort to tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
This isn't particularly impressive. There are those on the Left who are capable of expressing interesting and nuanced views on this, @LostPassword and @gardenwalker being two examples, and even Jonathan and Southam do so, but that's clearly not true of everyone.
More's the pity.
a) on the blockquote management in your response to @Casino_Royale; and
b) using "uteri" in any kind of post.
As to the substance of your post. To explain woke is very easy, just substitute "political correctness gone mad" whenever anyone uses it and all becomes clear.
But I'm quite happy to see Johnson hung out to dry for being a pillock.
And it is, after all, he who is responsible for setting up the costly and delayed enquiry into the Covid response. Hoist and petard.
But it's the key point. No one cares about GDP. They care about having a job and they care about inflation.
Oh and a reminder, you haven't given me an off topic or a flag for a while, shape up!
Seven ways to walk past a homeless person without being consumed by middle-class guilt
It's a matter of fact that Putin, Xi and Iran use cyber attacks and money to try and split and divide Western societies and fund both sides of this debate- their objective is discord - and this is well captured by the security services.
It's perfectly possible - in fact I think it's true - that we haven't seen just how different black people's experiences, in particular, are until very recently and change there is a good thing. It's perfectly possible to have an inclusive society that treats people without racial discrimination that's also patriotic, builds people into its heritage, treats them as individuals and is colour-blind and fair.
However, I don't see Woke (for definition see above) as the methods to do this and the problem is you confuse the goal - possibly deliberately - and conflate it with the method.
I don't expect a constructive response here because I don't think you're particularly interested in one - what you want is to be seen to dismiss the concern as illegitimate and shut down the line of argument - but you'd do well to reflect on it since liberal overreach is contributing to the polarisation here and if you are entirely unable to check yourself then that isn't going to go away.
Me I would tell them they should have voted for Jezza and give them 7p
Trump actually followed in the footsteps of Obama and all his predecessors in being optimistic in his campaigning - its just that the things he was optimistic over were not good things for those of us who aren't crazy.
"Make America Great Again" is much more optimistic than "you're destroying America with your woke attitudes".
"Build That Wall" is an optimistic expression of what you want to achieve, even if what you want to achieve is repellent.
Voters tend to like politicians who pledge to get done what they want doing, rather than pure negativity. Trump is awful and negative, but he phrased himself in a positive way to those who liked him.
While Hillary managed to make herself be turned into the negative one with mis-steps like "basket of deplorables" etc - I still think she would have won had she campaign more positively, especially in the swing states like Pennsylvania which she lost but Biden won.
I'm not interested enough to flag or off topic your posts unless you say something libellous or personally insulting, and there isn't a button for boring.
Occasionally you can be interesting. When you are again you can be sure I'll pick up.
In both opposition and advocacy, it was used to label people as Bad Thinkers. And if you have a Bad Mind, you need to be Cancelled.
It is interesting how people need so very very much an ideology to comfort them, by doing their thinking for them.
EDIT: Just to be clear, this goes for both sides in the debate.
Guidelines are not the law - the law is the law. @TOPPING was right on this one throughout.
Why would new groups that argue they advocate for social justice but actually act more in the spirit of the KKK when it comes to group identity be a good thing?
All of which is fair enough - except that it's also what you complain of in your interlocutors.