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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
I admit it would be somewhat entertaining, but at the same time, it would be ominous. The last time they got to trying to kill each other, the entire nation shortly devolved into Civil War.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
On a somewhat humorous and satirical note...if there were ever an armed conflict between Senators and Congress persons, I would definitely pay to watch that on pay-per-view!!!
Thinning some of that herd of feral dogs, regardless of red or blue, by their own hands, would probably not be a bad thing!
Only thing I'm trying to figure out is if it would be a comedy show, or a drama show. Maybe like Law & Order on mind altering substances in a South Park kinda' way.
Make no mistake, this was a thinly-veiled threat... perhaps an impotent threat, perhaps an empty threat, but a threat nonetheless.
originally posted by: TheRedneckYou do realize this is just an explanation of why the courts are used, and not a threat, right? No one is going to send the Sergeant-at-Arms over to the DoJ with guns blazing. That's why we do things here through courts, and that is precisely what the lawyer is explaining to make his point.Then I listened to the exchange.
This was not just an explanation. It came across to me as someone making an argumentative threat: "Please take our side so we don't have to do this terrible thing." I base that on the lawyer's word choice and voice inflection. As a lawyer, his forte is using words and voice inflection to make a point; that's what lawyers do! We call it "arguing for a living," but it is more than just arguing... it is presenting a compelling case through word choice and voice inflection. It's what a lawyer does.
This lawyer knows what he just said. He presented exactly the impression he wanted to present. That is his forte.
The fact that this was an attorney saying this makes it more troubling. Make no mistake, this was a thinly-veiled threat... perhaps an impotent threat, perhaps an empty threat, but a threat nonetheless. It is actually reminiscent of discussions I have had with TDS-infected people... so assured that they must be allowed to somehow remove the evil orange one that law and order become just first-choice actions instead of only-choice actions. The end justifies any means necessary.
originally posted by: 727Sky
Well I for one hope you are wrong. Some of the big boys are saying the Iranian Sleeper cells in the USA are just waiting for their orders to strike..
originally posted by: ganjoa
If ever there was a call for martial law, this event sounds it loud and clear.
The House in open rebellion threatening to do violence in the other branches of government to achieve their ends.
Effectively, the JUDICIARY has been threatened with use of DEADLY FORCE against the EXECUTIVE BRANCH if they (Judges) don't decide in favor of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
It is time to put down this insurrection in an expedient manner using whatever means necessary. IMO