I absolutely respect this decision. If we want to hold one side accountable for their actions we have to do the same for ourselves. I just hope he continues serving the public in some way.
Edit: holy shit, the_dotard is leaking.
But will it though? The other party has clearly shown it just does not give a shit about morals, ethics, what have you.
Let's not pretend that political expediency doesn't have a lot to do with it. It's easy for Dems to call on Franken to resign because they know he'll be replaced with another Democrat. In terms of legislative power, turning on Franken comes at little cost.
In Moore's case, the GOP turning on him at this point would result in them losing a Senate seat. I have a feeling that if the Democrats were at risk of losing the seat to a Republican, they'd probably be doubling down on Franken a bit more.
There are big names on the right that want Moore to step down. There are people on the left who want Franken to stay. It's not so black and white.
As much as the Democrats are going to hurt over this one (Love him or hate him, Franken is a big character in Washington) the Democrats would have never maintained their legitimacy in criticizing the Republican sexual assaults if they gave Al Franken a pass.
He's a loss for their party but he granted them some legitimacy in this discussion.
It has to be done, but the Democrats are Ned Stark-ing themselves.
Edit: thank you, kind Lannister
He's saying he's resigning, not because he's guilty, but because he can't be an effective senator for the people of Minnesota while also dealing with the ethics investigation.
E: new livestream link
Quote from his speech on the Senate Floor:
"I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party. But this decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota," Franken said.
It's a big ol' bubble.
People think they will be worth more tomorrow than today, and it becomes increasingly more difficult to make new ones, so there is a effectively a finite source.
I trade cryptocurrency and Bitcoin is going bonkers right now. It's only skyrocketing because CME futures are launching in 11 days and this created a short-squeeze where:people on the sidelines got major fear-of-missing-out disease (FOMO) short-sellers got squeezed and then squeezed again when 12,500, 15,000, and 17,500 got broken through
This will fall back down to more reasonable levels soon enough and I'd say it will lose half its value in the next week or so but still close the year above $10k.
They said this at $500
Note what I said and didn't say. I said it would fall back down to more reasonable levels. I didn't say it was going to collapse and stay there.
Bitcoin has had plenty of corrections, even this year with 40% corrections.
You can't go from $10k to $20k at multi-billion dollar levels - and stay there without ever correcting even if temporarily. Assets do not continue going hyperbolic without falling back prior to their next climb.
I live in Farmington, and was driving to Aztec on my way up North for work when this happened.
Found out about it from my son's School in Farmington going on lockdown.
The amount of people driving at high speed from Farmington to Aztec, assumably parent's trying to pick up kids... It was quite heartbreaking.
Hey guys, I'm a local. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. 3 confirmed dead, 14 wounded. One shooter dead.
I'm in Aztec. I graduated last year so a lot of the people are my friends. We are a very small town. Everyone kind of knows each other. Can't go anywhere without running into someone you know. Casey Jordan and Paco Fernandez. I didn't personally know any of them but Casey's mom is a close family friend. We gave her our graduation decorations for Casey so she could save some money. My moms co-workers were all at the police station or wherever when a police man came to her and took her away into a room. Everyone heard her screaming when they told her that her daughter wasnt okay. The locked down all the schools in the area and bussed all the AHS kids to McGee park to reunite with parents. Caseys mom didn't get go go to the park to pick up her kid today. My sister said she knew her. My sister had to go take a psychology final right after finding out she died at the college. All my friends are devastated. They recently confirmed that it was another student who was the shooter. One of us. Its nice to see everyone come together though. I've never seen our school united so quickly. Once a Tiger, always a Tiger. Stay strong people. We are trying our best. Sorry if my grammar or spelling is off. I'm talking to so many different people right now. Dont really have time to make sure everything is 100% right. Thanks for the support. Love you all
Please remember: most info in the first hour is likely off and will be revised.
When this bizarre effort was unsuccessfully attempted, Abbott then obtained a second warrant authorizing police to escort Sims to a hospital for an "erection-inducing injection." This injection ultimately never took place after massive public outcry.
Abbott committed suicide in December 2015 when officers came to arrest him on separate charges relating to pedophilia.
After all of that, the cop was a pedophile. That's fucking insane.
What the fuck is with those judiciary decisions to grant those warrants??? Jesus Christ those judges need to be removed.
I feel like that point should have been self evident DURING all that, not after.
If you want to be really outraged, read King's dissenting opinion on this case.
To Judge King all police officers have a moral duty to uphold the sanctity of every court order without hesitation, and there's nothing unconstitutional about forcing a 17 year old to jack off under duress in front of a bunch of grown, armed men.
Our justice system, ladies and gentlemen. That was the opinion of 1/3rd of the judges who decided this case.
Edit: Victim was 17 y/o, not 15.
Nothing like cracking open a cold one after a long day of work.
Without the internet, I couldn't hear about stuff like this while I take shits at work.
What a glorious invention
Ahh, Willirico on the front page. Refreshing.
Just another day in paradise/Heroin Town USA.
Aaron stated he knew the victim hated having sex with him so he figured that the victim might wake up if he had sex with her.
You don’t say...
Edit: oh, he has a go fund me for her funeral/drug money. Lovely. No money raised yet though.
Probably one the darkest jokes I’ve ever laughed at. Good one
As a US citizen, I'm really puzzled as to why you would want legitimate terrorists to be accepted back into your country. These people go commit jihad, kill innocent people, and they were somehow welcomed back with open arms?
He means they can only return if they're very well-hung
The two subjects aren't nearly related.
We already have laws in Australia stripping ISIS members of citizenship, which means their passports are cancelled and they can't return to Australia.
Not gonna lie, I always check air bnb bathrooms and bedrooms because of this.
You should the same in motels and hotels. Happens there too.
I mean of course they are. You’ve got to think that there are tons of people out there that only do airbnb to get footage like this
I once had a friend find a camera in the bathroom of the apartment he and his wife leased. It ain't just Airbnb folks.
So I live in Maine. I can buy any handgun that's legal in Maine and CC in even the strictest places like NYC?
You would still need to abide by other restrictions such as magazine limits, etc. (as I read it) So your gun or configuration can't be illegal in that state, even if it's legal in yours.
EDIT: The two most common things that might accidentally get someone in trouble, would be magazine capacity limits and threaded barrels.
Is there a connection between gay marriage and concealed carry that I'm not seeing, or do you just think tit for tat revenge politics is the best way to run the country?
Florida's is a joke. You take a small course, they then tell you the exact answers for the test about 5 minutes before administering the most basic true false test you've ever met. One person in my class was told "You might want to look at number 4" when turning it in.
Next step is you go to a run range and fire precisely one shot and demonstrate "proficiency". In this case proficiency means not picking your teeth with the gun, shooting the ceiling, the instructor, yourself... If you can hit the target that's 3 feet away then that's great, but completely optional.
Then you mail your paperwork in with a check and your photo. That's it.
Welcome to Florida.
No, regulatory and insurance bodies are the devil and have never done anything but hold people back.
Are they FDIC insured
Because it's not like they can get away with it. I mean, there must be some sort of government regulatory body overseeing.... Oh wait.
Why would we need to associate with governments when they'll all crumble anyway?