THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

WHY AND HOW TO IMPEACH NOW — MIDTERMS

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on May 23, 2017

THE ABSURD TIMES

SECTION 1

In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

SECTION 2

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

SECTION 3

Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

SECTION 4

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

DECISION FOR IMPEACHMENT

EDITORIAL MEETING

We had an editorial meeting of the entire staff to discuss the future, or lack of it. Editors and contributors such as Czar Donic, Bernard Shaw, Arthur Schopenhauer, Papa Yaga, Honest Charlie, Ellis Dea, Tsar Donic, and others sat at the table. In the center was the most beautiful chocolate cake you’ve ever seen in your entire life. That cake was really wonderful, believe you me.

First discussed was the farce of religion and what is done in its name. Arguments flew back and forth until Shaw said:

Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.

That pretty much ended the discussion, especially since Arthur began to show signs of irritation and nobody wanted to let him go on about the subject.

Eventually, things led to the talk of impeachment. It is pretty clear that such a step would have to be started by congress, with a majority of Republicans, and that was considered unlikely so long as Trump was likely to sign anything they finally sent them. He likes signing things anyway, no matter what they mean. If something happened, abruptly, we would get Pence, the Ryan, then Hatch, then Tillerson, and so on down the way until perhaps things would wind up with Betsy De Voss as President. So, something had to be done.

This led to the 25th Amendment. For some reason, actually for obvious reasons, there has been a tremendous upsurge of searches of the 25th Amendment. It seems that until LBJ, after the Kennedy assassination, recognized the need to have things clearly outlined and the amendment was passed. So we looked it up, several places, along with discussions, and here it is:

Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.[3]

Additionally, after the Vice President, comes the Speaker of the House (Paul Ryan), then the President pro temp of the Senate (Orrin Hatch of Utahahah), and then the Secretary of state and so on dawn the cabinet. However, section 4 has never been invoked, although the other sections have been needed. Mike Pence could conspire with other member of the cabinet, and then send a letter to Ryan and Hatch. After that, things get hairy, but they are spelled out and all you need to do is read and imagine. It could happen.

The decision was made to talk about impeachment, obviously, with a slight objection from Papa Yaga, and we promised to put an explanation of Russsia at the end. He agreed, and thus the discussion.

We need to review the election. Bernie Sanders was very popular and had great enthusiastic support, both from regular Democrats and from independents. Many who were Obama voters, and some who later voted for Trump, were amongst his supporters. However, the party was seen as having been bought by corporate interests, and Hillary’s ties to Wall Street were well known. Her long association with corporate interests represented everything that had turned off many voters, anger some, and led many others simply not to participate. It is still clear that the party is unwilling to be the party of the lower and middle classes, the unions, teachers, and workers, and instead does what it can to support the corporate world.

The only worse force is the Republican Party. As it stands today, it is not only highly influenced by corporate interests, but those very corporate interests have been appointed to Presidential Cabinet positions. In other words, Democrats may have served corporate interests, Republican are corporate interests. This is what we call a two party system. Trump fooled enough people by not sounding corporate, that is the only difference.

He wants to provide Tax reform. More precisely, he wishes to take 800 billion dollars away from Medicaid and give it to corporations in the form of tax cuts. He will try to undermine and remove any and all of the “New Deal” and any legislation passed since that helped the lower and middle classes. There is no doubt.

So what does this have to do with impeachment? Simply this: it is necessary to keep the Republican Party, the majority party in the House, preoccupied with this and other issues until a midterm election can allow enough opposition party members to be elected to stop some of this attack on people.

Blame the Russians for interfering? Haven’t we gone over this enough? First, we know there is no direct evidence that they did the hack. Beyond that, who knows? We do know that we constantly interfere in other people’s elections and governments, even overturning them. There is no reason to doubt that they adopted our practice. It is the job of our own center-intelligence folks to look out for that.

Trump said “I love Wikileaks!” He encouraged them to look for Hilary’s e-mails. And we don’t care about them anyway. If Donald can share intelligence openly with the Russians, why can’t she have her own e-mail system? And who cares? She is over with and the only thing that is now disturbing about he is that she wants to be considered part of the “resistance”. That is worthy or resistance right there.

Ok, so we know all the typical B.S., but we do need to occupy Congress with something distracting to keep them from screwing us. The most obvious is Impeachment, using every Chauvinistic and Jingoistic (look the words up) cliché we can, even though we know it is erroneous. It is the only sort of thing that would get our media and Trump types to start impeachment. So, here are some points to make:

  • The Russians have hacked into our “Democracy” (forget the real definition of “Democracy”
  • Trump and his team worked with them on this.
  • Lots of money went to Russia and then much gets kicked back to Trump.
  • Flynn told the Russians that they were going to life sanctions when Trump becomes President.
  • Flynn got paid by Turkey (his guys in suits attacks peaceful demonstrations in D.C. and Erdogan is now attacking the D.C. Police force for defending the demonstrators).
  • Russian TV hired Flynn.
  • Kushner gets payoffs from Russia (remember, Russia = Bad Guys).
  • Trump fired Comey, head of FBI, because he investigated all this.
  • People involved with Trump and Russia are all taking the 5th which means they are guilty – Trump says so.

There are even some true points to make, although they might be less effective:

  • All republicans seem to want people to die of existing conditions.
  • People will loose their disability payments.
  • Food Stamps will be cut in half or more.
  • They will soon go after Medicare, Social Security, and anything else that helps people.

Well, that’s about it. It has been very tiring to watch this happening. We have had it.

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