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Editorial: The menace in the White House

Original post made on Jan 17, 2021

Hopes were high among many going into the new year, buoyed by the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. But the pandemic has become a backdrop in the aftermath of an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, January 17, 2021, 7:44 AM

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Posted by gps
a resident of Las Lomitas School
on Jan 17, 2021 at 9:16 am

gps is a registered user.

20% of your local reading audience supports these terrorists.


Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jan 17, 2021 at 9:51 pm

Brian is a registered user.

"The president should be impeached and removed from office"

The impeachment won't remove him from office as the trial will not even begin until after he leaves office. I think the goal would be to ban him from ever holding office again. That said it is unlikely the Senate will find him guilty. For that to happen 17 Republican Senators would need to find him guilty and that is very unlikely to happen. The reasons for this is that several senators have very close ties to Trump and do not want to be on his bad side, after all there are still millions of people that he has sway over. There are also a minority of people who would likely attempt physical harm to any senator, or their family, that votes to convict Trump. So the best I think we can expect is that a few Republican Senators will side with all the Democrats to convict but Trump will not be convicted.


Posted by Just the facts
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 18, 2021 at 12:44 pm

Just the facts is a registered user.

"20% of your local reading audience supports these terrorists." What is the basis for such an inane comment? Anyone voting for Trump must support the MAGA hat wearing miscreants who stormed the Capitol? [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


Posted by where's the facts?
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Jan 18, 2021 at 2:45 pm

where's the facts? is a registered user.

@Justthefacts bemoans the lack of facts, and attacks the poster for same, all the while posting without any facts.

Uh, okay.

Let's take a look:

"The survey released by YouGov on Thursday morning found that 45 percent of Republican voters backed the attack on the Capitol building, while 43 percent said they "strongly or somewhat" opposed the protesters' behavior.

Six percent of Republicans were unsure while a further 6 percent said they were unaware of the events."

Web Link


Posted by Just the facts
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 18, 2021 at 6:58 pm

Just the facts is a registered user.

Uh, when did survey results become facts? This vilification of people we do not agree with based on affiliation, or worse appearance must stop. Failure to do so will be our collective undoing.


Posted by where's the facts?
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 18, 2021 at 7:24 pm

where's the facts? is a registered user.

Again, all you offer is opinion.

A poll is indeed factual, as opposed to your opinion: "Uh, when did survey results become facts? This vilification of people..."

The fact is, polls are questions answered by folks and tabulated. There are good ones and bad ones, accurate and inaccurate ones.

Your posts, while labeled "just the facts" contain only your opinion, bemoaning others' so-called lack of facts, are amusing.


Posted by where's the facts?
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 20, 2021 at 10:16 am

where's the facts? is a registered user.

What a lovely morning....


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