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I'm proud to say that I was one of those Ohio voters who voted "NO" in the special election. Of course I voted by mail as I generally do AND I mailed my ballot in by mid -July!

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“It’s only Tuesday...” says it all! Someone must put a stop to Trump’s defamation, at his rallies and on Truth Social. He is blasting Judges, prosecutors, DA’s and their families in such an offensive manner. It’s ‘will be wild’ on a different level. I hope the Judge reins him in, quickly.

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Saw you on MSNBC & as I was about to head to bed, decided to take a quick peek. I agree that Judge Chutkan will have to nail trump Friday. Every day he's spouting lies and demeaning the Judges, the DA's, the DOJ, the juries, the witnesses and Jack Smith. He must be reigned in. First off, he's GUILTY! We're tired of his 3 yr old acting antics. Thanks, Joyce.

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NOHIO! I learned something tonight that I did not know about Amendment 1 on the Ohio ballot. The proposed amendment wasn’t just a 60% threshold for the state. It also required all counties in Ohio to individually meet that threshold as well. Every single county. You can’t make this shit up. My friends across the river in Cincinnati and throughout the state told the Ohio GOP where to shove it. Actually, many of them told the GOP to “F-bomb” off. I did too. Thanks for the recap and what’s ahead snapshot. Get some sleep, Joyce. You’re gonna need it. Cheers from Newport, KY!

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It’s only Tuesday and this little gem comes along in NYT...

A lawyer allied with President Donald J. Trump first laid out a plot to use false slates of electors to subvert the 2020 election in a previously unknown internal campaign memo that prosecutors are portraying as a crucial link in how the Trump team’s efforts evolved into a criminal conspiracy.

The existence of the Dec. 6, 2020, memo came to light in last week’s indictment of Mr. Trump, though its details remained unclear. But a copy obtained by The New York Times shows for the first time that the lawyer, Kenneth Chesebro, acknowledged from the start that he was proposing “a bold, controversial strategy” that the Supreme Court “likely” would reject in the end.

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I refuse to type his name...tfg isn't excercising his first amendment guaranteed freedom of speech. He's continuing his borderline, even blatant disregard for the spirit AND the substance of judicial rulings and the law. He's continuing his criminal behavior ala mob boss, but not even as strategic and untouchable. His own visage and voice are broadcast nationwide, providing increasing increments of evidence against him; he's literally taunting the justice system to finally lower the boom on him, knowing he'll only get ever increasingly frenzied allegience from his storm-troopers who follow him like Dead-Heads from venue to venue on his "campaign" trail. It's actually more like a "cult of personality" performance tour. I'm surprised he doesn't have a contract with Ticketmaster and a direct deposit to one of his PACs. He is absolutely getting preferential treatment as federal district courts have literally asked his attorneys if surrender of his passport is necessary. No one has impounded his plane. The judicial system is walking on eggshells to avoid even the slightest appearance of violating his right as a defendant to the presumption of innocence even as the litany of public misbehavior stacks up. Who in their right minds would disagree that the combination of seemingly endless financial resources, a national megaphone, threatening language and an "army" of unpredictable white supremacist militia members, not to mention utter crackpot loners with private arsenals doesn't add up to a massive form of witness intimidation, prospective juror disqualification/tampering? As stated over and over here and elsewhere, he continues to make a mockery of the judicial system. Someone needs to put the man-child in time out. He needs to be separated from his smart-phone, any other devices, personal access to his social media platform and potentially even public speaking events because the press is perfectly willing to broadcast his words verbatum across the country. If remanding the defendant to custody for violating the terms of his bond is common procedure for the little people, it should be equally applied to the silver spoon "politician" without fear of additional claims of victimization and politicization of the pursuit of justice. Call the bastard's bluff and slap some irons on him, then watch just how fast his attorneys will attempt to bring about a prompt trial date. When is our justice system going to stop being played for a patsy by this schoolyard bully?

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First to the loneliness of young white men: This screams the failure of our education system to say nothing of the failure of their parents. If we put in place - nationwide, an individualized education system, every student in the United States of America would feel valued. Every kid would receive education needed to give them a goal, a purpose for being. Maybe it wouldn't be the career their parents hoped for. but it would be an avocation that fulfilled the needs of the child.

Leaving young people with no sense of their own value is criminal neglect. And worse it leaves in a position of being preyed upon by con artists like Bannon and Trump.

Second, I am so glad Trump will be tried in Washington, DC. This is the site of his criminal behavior. These are no nonsense lawyers, judges, and juries used to dealing with this kind of criminal behavior. Trump is entitled to present his defense - no matter how untruthful. But the injured party is we, the law-abiding citizens of the United States of America and we are entitled to our day in court too.. And a speedy trial.

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saw a bit of trumps rally today in NH. He was sweating like he was in a hot tub. Perspiration visibly noticeable cascading down his face. Suggests he is really feeling the heat of his indictments

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“If Trump's lawyers think it's important to get the evidence in the case out to the people, let’s do it. Let’s have a trial without any more unnecessary delays.” WITH CAMERAS!! “You’re fired, Donald!”

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The point that if they want the evidence out in public we should have the trial as soon as possible can’t be repeated too often! Thanks for getting it out there, Joyce.

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I read on another substack where someone said to counter the “Lock her up” chant with “Shut Him Up”! I like that.

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What happens if he just defies the court by using the discovery information as he pleases? Like the prohibition against threats was promptly ignored. Seems his strategy is to get put in jail awaiting the trial... to fire up his followers.

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I would like to see the Senate begin approving the military promotions one by one. The Republicans will begin to lose patience with Tuberville if they have to go through endless votes and we will look like the only ones who care about our military. Just keep the Senate in session and keep voting. It would make it appear that we really do care and aren’t too lazy to begin voting to correct the issue.

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If we really want to defend Democracy in the United States, Donald Trump should be removed entirely from the equation..permanently..

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Totally agree with what you have written.

Somehow, it feels like the opening skirmish of the final battle.

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Yes, it is only Tuesday and.....

Thank you Joyce for turning us on to the Clinton article in the Atlantic. The millions of lost souls locked into gaming has frightened me for many years. I will read it tomorrow.

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