GOP – Impeach Trump Or Die

“You can’t really look at tonight’s results and conclude that Democrats are anything other than the current favorites to pick up the U.S. House in 2018”
 
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I think the writing is on the wall. Democrats and Independents are so outraged by Trump himself and what he tried to do with ObamaCare that a wave of voters ran to the polls last night in Virginia and elsewhere to express their displeasure with what the GOP are doing.

There are two solutions for the GOP:

  • Oppose Trump openly and bring forth legislation that many Democrats can support, and/or,
  • Impeach Trump to remove him from the picture completely. He’s not a Republican. He’s not a conservative. He’s just a negative force in politics. Impeach him for the weight of his misdemeanours or encouraging Russian intrigues.

Otherwise, Ds will gain in a big way in 2018 and may well gain control of the whole government. The only thing Trump can do to stop this wave would be to restart war with North Korea. The GOP needs to impeach Trump ASAP, before that can happen. How about next Tuesday? That should give every member of the GOP ample time to reflect. Oh, and about Pence? Let him know he’s supposed to carry out the will of Congress, not impose despotic rule.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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32 Responses to GOP – Impeach Trump Or Die

  1. Grece says:

    Peter, you really should practice on your writing, grammar and punctuation.

  2. oiaohm says:

    Grece really its been funny people back in the 2008-2010 time frame picked in wikipedia and the like a lot. Until people started reviewing other documents only to find most documents have biases.

    https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/is-wikipedia-more-biased-than-encyclopdia-britannica
    Newer studies get a lot more interesting where they did not just look at Wikipedia bias but bias of other sources as well.

    Grece just referenced a 2008 bias document against the wikipedia to talk about why not to use the wikipedia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliability_of_Wikipedia
    Turns out the wikipedia have be collecting these reviews.

    Grece compared to lot of USA news networks Wikipedia is more reliable but not without it problems.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlFjk8rKQnQ
    Also Grece that photo you had could have been themed Linux and there are a few different linux office suites that presentation equal looks a lot like powerpoint. So not enough details in the picture to presume anything. Windows appearance is not unique. Linux interface is way up in the reconfigure department.

  3. Grece says:

    An Egyptian and two Sudanese walk into a bar, stop me if you heard this one. One built a cell-phone monopoly, is connected to the Clinton foundation. You do not like monopolies Robert, as you state this hurts the economy in some strange way.

    Another founded the English Facebook page “we are all Khaled Said”, while the other is prominent member of Egypt’s Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution and one of the leaders of the Egyptian revolution.

    Well, ahem, none of these people GLOBALLY affected technology on the planet. In fact, no one has even heard of these people. Namely, as they are Arabic nationalists and are Muslims.

    Isn’t Wikipedia nice Robert? Due try harder in your sources.

    The user who visits Wikipedia to learn about some subject, to
    confirm some matter of fact, is rather in the position of a visitor
    to a public restroom. It may be obviously dirty, so that he knows
    to exercise great care, or it may seem fairly clean, so that he may
    be lulled into a false sense of security. What he certainly does not
    know is who has used the facilities before him

    http://business.uni.edu/economics/Themes/Meier.pdf

  4. Grece wrote, “what computer expert has rising from Africa and has proportionally affected the world as a whole”.

    Mark Shuttleworth. Mo Ibrahim, Asmaa Mahfouz, Mohamed Ibrahim Mostafa, …

  5. Grece says:

    Facts not in evidence, except bigotry in Grece.

    Seriously Robert, leaving out Mark Shuttleworth and Elon Musk, both white guys mind you, what computer expert has rising from Africa and has proportionally affected the world as a whole.

    See they teach Powerpoint and Windows XP in African schools Robert.

    http://oi63.tinypic.com/245hpx0.jpg

  6. Grece says:

    Actually Robert, you are the only one outraged by Trump, and for reasons unknown.

  7. Deaf Spy says:

    Robert, I am afraid your idea of enterprise applications is stuck somewhere in 80s…

    The PentiumG I mentioned has two good features:
    1) Impressive single-threaded performance with its 3.3GHz and 3MB cache.
    2) Pretty good integrated graphics card.

    One of the things modern apps employ is pretty visualization. Only an idiot architect would want to have the server render all the graphics of all clients, and have them sent over the network as bitmaps. Even today admins are forced to disable many visual improvements to make the app usable over a network in a Citrix / Terminal Services environment.

    Modern apps are deliberately distributed. A very simplified approach. Heavy computations are done on servers. Light, final-touch computations (like sum all the numbers from a column) maybe done on the clients to release some of the load from the servers. Visualization is always done at the client, where it can enjoy the hardware acceleration and deliver all fancy animations, transition effects and all such things dashboard users enjoy. Network is relieved to transfer only data packets and not bitmaps.
    (I’ve seen it in action; a very pretty WPF application caused CPU and GPU usage pikes on the terminal server that caused all clients to experience “stuttering”. The reason was some users loved to scroll though 20K records in a grid, with colored lines, glyphs and all, and a bug; removing the bug improved the situation, but still far worse than local execution).

    A, and btw, data storage is always centralized for variety of reasons. Only idiot would rely on local storage for data on clients. Clients need only the OS and executables.

  8. Deaf Spy wrote, “No savings here.”

    Of course there’s a savings. One gets the performance of the terminal server for the user of the terminal. So, it’s not valid to compare a low-end mobo to a thin client terminal. Suppose N is the number of seats in the system. To get the power of the terminal server at each seat with thick clients is NX (cost of a thick client). With thin clients, it’s NX (cost of a thin clients) + cost of a terminal server. It’s much less expensive to have one powerful machine than N powerful machines getting the job done. That’s what the web is about. We don’t all need a server farm in our basements when they are out there on the network. Same for CPU and storage. Why is it that haters of GNU/Linux on ARMed thin clients love GNU/Linux on the cloud? That’s silly.

  9. Deaf Spy says:

    Do the maths.

    Sorry for the double post, but this deserves some tender attention.

    The cost of a CPU and motherboard and memory is perhaps $300 and an armed motherboard loaded with a CPU and memory cost 100 so you save $200 a seat. If you have 500 seats that’s a lot of money.

    In fact, you can get a CPU (dual core PentiumG @ 3,3GHz) for 55 EUR and a motherboard for 35 EUR (Asrock, not some obscure Chinese garage). This is waaay below your fabled $300, and blow ARM out of the water performance wise.
    No savings here.

    Also, loading applications is really fast from a terminal server as they are already in RAM often.

    Normal people, Robert, actually use applications instead of opening and closing them all the time. Then, loading an app locally from any cheap SSD is fast enough, and the price of RAM (8GB is common these days) will also cache the app. You metric is irrelevant.

    So there are many plusses for thin clients.

    Both your examples are invalid. I really doubt you can state a real plus.

    On top of it Greece is pretty correct that clouds render thin-clients, as your envision them, irrelevant. While some cloud-based implementations still fall in the category of thin-clients, this is mostly to keep compatibility until full integration with devices happens (see MS Graph for more details). With the power of current devices, going for thin-clients is a waste of resources.

  10. Deaf Spy says:

    There’s huge usage of ARMed systems running */Linux

    Eh, you mean routers running on some Linux-based OS?
    Not exactly desktops, I would say. 🙂

  11. Grece wrote, “A school Africans, that will not use anything they are taught, except how move to Nigeria to scam people out of their money.”

    Facts not in evidence, except bigotry in Grece.

    On the other hand, “Africa was the world’s fastest-growing continent at 5.6% a year, and GDP is expected to rise by an average of over 6% a year between 2013 and 2023.”

    The Chinese are investing heavily in Africa while USA is trying to play catch-up.

  12. Grece says:

    A school Africans, that will not use anything they are taught, except how move to Nigeria to scam people out of their money. Which is a VERY lucrative business, and I am VERY sure they, meaning the scammers, use Microsoft Windows for such activities.

  13. Grece wrote, “No one is deploying Linux on the desktop”.

    False. See, for example, African Institute For Mathematical Sciences ANNUAL REPORT

    “In the period under review the AIMS South Africa IT department’s focus was on continued server virtualisation using LXC and KVM; upgrading the wireless infrastructure on campus; network renumbering to cater for more devices; SSL certificate updates;
    upgrading the access tag server; additional sagemath buildslaves; and migrating AIMS Desktop from Ubuntu to Debian to allow free redistribution. Backup servers both on- and offsite were rebuilt from scratch.”

  14. Grece says:

    YAWN.

    Robert is stuck in the old way of doing things.

    He talks of savings using terminal servers, but then compares it to stand-alone personal computers. As if, *rolls-eyes*, Robert, all enterprises use Microsoft terminal services and/or business level SAAS using Azure these days.

    No one is deploying Linux on the desktop and you cannot compare your classroom of Eskimo’s to today’s business IT.

  15. Someone wrote,“the actual PC is so cheap nowadays, that you cannot posibly hope to save any money by fiddling with esoteric setups, as the monitor, and other peripherals will be the main cost driver.”

    Do the maths. The cost of a CPU and motherboard and memory is perhaps $300 and an armed motherboard loaded with a CPU and memory cost 100 so you save $200 a seat. If you have 500 seats that’s a lot of money. Also, loading applications is really fast from a terminal server as they are already in RAM often. So there are many plusses for thin clients.

  16. An Out Of Phase Transistor says:

    It’s clear that thin clients on average reduce capital cost and operating costs

    Well of course not, the added complexity of the thin-client-linked-to-the-mainframe model is what generates the costs, not the initial price of the device.

    But it gets even worse, the actual PC is so cheap nowadays, that you cannot posibly hope to save any money by fiddling with esoteric setups, as the monitor, and other peripherals will be the main cost driver.

    The over-complicated setup that Linux fanatics pushed for in the past (I’m afraid Robert doesn’t know he’s parroting completely out-dated points of view) has no price-advantage, not even initially, not even if you ignore the added cost-of-ownership of Linux and its ilk.

  17. An Out Of Phase Transistor says:

    – “Small, cheap computers”, plugged to monitors and keyboards at every household.

    Robert was actually semi-right on this, but not in the way he imagined and completely different in consequence than his wildest dreams:

    Consider the following prices:

    Monitor (that I would accept as perfectly OK): 160 EUR
    Keyboard (see above): 60 EUR
    Mouse (…): 40 EUR (yeah, it’s difficult to get a proper IE 3.0 clone)
    Computer: 120 EUR

    Note that the peripherals (limited as they are, no Wacom tablets, no printers, scanners, etc.) completely outweigh the actual PC, which could easily been cheaper (going as low as 50 EUR) if I didn’t, for the purpose of this demonstration, insist on minimum 1 year warranty.

    Unbeknownst to Robert, cheap PC revolution is upon us, has been for the whole decade; except these PC’s aren’t small, they are perfectly ordinary sized and come with an intel CPU and MS Windows, oh I’m sorry, TOOS, license.

  18. An Out Of Phase Transistor says:

    Yeah, the Democrats aren’t going to win squat until they stop defending Clinton and drop identity politics.

    Or, more correctly: the crazy “neoliberal pretense-left” replaced by a “lunatic-right” cycle will continue and intesify, as it has over the decades; with Clinton and Obama, possibly also Carter, but some historian ought to check this – being the pretense-left, and Reagan, Bush Jr. and now Trump playing the “lunatic-right” role.

    It should be noted that the right wing swings are generated by voter dissapointment with yet another supposed leftist president turning out to be a hard-right wing candidate – both Clinton and Obama ruled mostly if not completely in the interest of wealthy elites and banksters (strangely, in effect, Bush Jr. and Trump are to the left of the pretense-left “democratic” side of the political spectrum).

  19. Deaf Spy wrote, “still around 2-3% on the World radar”.

    Nope. There’s huge usage of ARMed systems running */Linux and lots of people running GNU/Linux. Think millions not percentages. It really doesn’t matter to those who use GNU/Linux that others do not. That’s a secondary issue like caring about human trafficking. One does it from time to time but there are more urgent issues like making a living or caring for the plantation.

  20. Deaf Spy says:

    Your “doing well” means “still around 2-3% on the World radar”.

  21. Deaf Spy wrote, “full, not just a single thin-client somewhere”.

    It’s clear that thin clients on average reduce capital cost and operating costs but they are not optimal for every computing purpose and I’ve never advocated that. The other items on the list are all doing well, except the Solo, which was forecast for spring, 2018, not 2017. Now it seems fall 2018 will be the gem.

  22. Deaf Spy says:

    Don’t know, Robert. You rely only on CNN and sporadic Google searches, which is a rather limited way to collect information. On the other hand, I am totally impartial when it comes to GOP and Dems, but it seems to me even I read a slightly wider range of sources.

    So far your all predictions have always been terribly wrong. The list so far (not exhausting):
    – Linux on Desktop replacing Windows.
    – LO vs MSO, people flocking to replace MSO with LO.
    – ARM on desktop.
    – “Small, cheap computers”, plugged to monitors and keyboards at every household.
    – Thin clients taking over the world.
    – Replacing the Beast with an ARM server.
    – Full thin-client environment at your home (full, not just a single thin-client somewhere).
    – Getting your Solo in 2017.
    – Solo scaling up and producing dozens of vehicles per month in 2017.
    – Migrating a certain C++ software to Pascal.

    I see no reason why that would change, except for the sheer game of chance.

  23. Ivan wrote, “Bob, you’re a hypocrite with zero moral authority.”

    You mean I’m just pretending to be a cranky old man just waiting to check out? You mean I’m really a sweet young man in the prime setting new goals every day? Aw, shucks. You’ve uncovered my secret.

  24. Deaf Spy wrote, “if GOP loses in Texas, that would be news. Where common people owning guns chase and shoot down mass murders without waiting for the police.”

    Yep, sounds just like Trump… Oh, wait. He’s all talk and no cattle. I suspect Texans will catch onto Trump sooner or later and chase him over a cliff.

    July: “Donald Trump won Texas by a decisive nine points in the November election, but now the president’s approval rating is underwater. According to a new Gallup poll measuring the average job approval rating over his first six months in office, only 42 percent of Texans approve of his performance. Texas is among 31 states across the country where the majority of poll respondents disapprove of the job Trump has done since the election, according to CNN. And the Lone Star State is one of ten other states where Trump’s approval rating has flipped after voting for him in November, joined by Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina. The only states with a larger net loss than Texas are Michigan and North Carolina, and Texas is tied with Indiana for the biggest gap between Trump’s margin of victory in November and his net job approval—a difference of eighteen points.”

    Now he’s under water in TX.

    “The great state of Texas is “purpling” — demographic shifts are turning it more Democratic with time. But it’s still a deeply conservative state, despite some portions that are deep blue, such as Austin and Houston. Trump won Texas by a 9-point margin in 2016, which is closer than many expected. But now, his net approvals are -9, representing an 18-point swing. It’ll be interesting to see what happens in Texas in 2020 when the state is as “purple” as ever.”

    50% of Texans disapprove of Trump’s performance. Only 45% approve. You can fool some of the people all of the time but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Texans don’t appreciate fake leadership.

  25. Deaf Spy says:

    Ivan seems to have missed the part where the Ds won in a big way last night.

    Yawn. Losing NYC to GOP would be catastrophic, no cataclysmic for Dems. Come on, NYC is the Bastion of Dems. Even children know that NYC is infested with celebrities, smart, beautiful, democratic, tolerant, etc. people. I mean, that’s the city that put the statue of a little girl before a raging bull. City of people who were swearing by the “presidential-looking” Hillary in swarms! NYC common people who, when assaulted, would sit tight, afraid not to hurt the feelings of the attacker.

    Now, if GOP loses in Texas, that would be news. Where common people owning guns chase and shoot down mass murders without waiting for the police.

  26. Ivan says:

    Hey, Petey, Russia Today reports on chemtrails… find a real news source if you want to argue.

    Bob, you’re a hypocrite with zero moral authority.

  27. Ivan wrote, “how do you sleep at night knowing your country is still committing genocidal acts?”

    The rule of law keeps the wheels of society turning smoothly. From time to time terrible things happen but we learn/correct and carry on. I sleep pretty well although getting to sleep is sometimes a problem because my nose is plugged often. In fact, a bigger problem is staying awake…

  28. oiaohm says:

    https://www.rt.com/usa/167660-california-illegal-sterilization-women/
    Ivan I can find cases in the USA, Canada, Japan… Shocking reality illegal sterilization happens quite a bit. In Canada by the court record it way more likely to happen to non indigenous being those with doctor believed mental issues.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_sterilization
    Fairly much every country that at some point in the last 100 years had Compulsory Sterilization that has been repealed has doctors keeping up the practice after the laws have been changed. Issue in those countries fairly much match to how their Compulsory Sterilization laws were written.

    Ivan I am not saying this is right. But singling out Canada as the only one with problem is wrong. Also thinking the issue in Canada is genocidal ignores all the other ones from other races being harmed as the court documents in Canada show have been going on. Even the USA cases are fairly much not genocidal but just the old repealed laws still being done illegal by doctors.

    So that particular case the doctor could have a genocidal problem but other doctors caught for the same kinds of issue in Canada have not been basing on what can be classed as genocidal. Finding doctors having genocidal causing bias is not uncommon.

    Lot of drugs prescribed have only been tested in white Caucasian. So adverse effects in other generic backgrounds have not been studied. So genocide by prescription does in fact happen. So there is multi levels of genocide in the medical system.

  29. Ivan says:

    That’s rich, Bob.

    By the way, how do you sleep at night knowing your country is still committing genocidal acts? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/27/canada-indigenous-women-sterilisation-lawsuit

  30. Ivan wrote, “the Democrats aren’t going to win squat until they stop defending Clinton and drop identity politics”.

    Ivan seems to have missed the part where the Ds won in a big way last night. They worked hard everywhere, turned out the vote and they didn’t have the weight of Trump hanging around their necks.

  31. Ivan says:

    Yeah, the Democrats aren’t going to win squat until they stop defending Clinton and drop identity politics.

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