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Apr 23, 2019 19:41:59   #
proud republican wrote:
Where IS Obstruction?????
Where IS Obstruction????? img src="https://static... (show quote)

Merriam Webster Dictionary definition of 'obstruction of justice':

ob·​struc·​tion of justice | \ əb-ˈstrək-shən-\

Legal Definition of obstruction of justice : the crime or act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law especially by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process.
Apr 23, 2019 18:56:13   #
bahmer wrote:
Interesting thanks for the input.

Baylor, of course, is located in Waco, Texas. I not only grew up in Waco, but retired to Lake Whitney, just northwest of the city. It was big news locally, due to his role in his investigation of President Clinton.
Apr 23, 2019 18:50:40   #
bahmer wrote:
Yup so I must have come across oldroy sometime or the other through the years just don't remember him that will is all. Was he a conservative or a liberal in persuasion?

It's safe to say he is very conservative and an avid basketball fan, especially of his Kansas Jayhawks.
Apr 23, 2019 18:24:14   #
bahmer wrote:
How long has he been under the weather? I am trying to refresh what little memory I have as to who oldroy was and did I do any communications with him. When did oldroy come on OPP? The name does have a ring to it.

For several weeks, to my memory and understanding. Roy joined the forum in early March of 2013. The only one earlier than him to my memory is AuntiE, who joined in April of '13...again, to my memory. Your were up there in that time frame also, weren't you in March of '13
Apr 23, 2019 16:27:28   #
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Apr 23, 2019 16:13:52   #
no propaganda please wrote:
He will be in our prayers. Please keep us aprised of his condition.

Will do, NPP/SWMBO. But, my communications with Roy are via PMs, and lately somewhat erratic.
Apr 23, 2019 16:11:06   #
Smedley_buzkill wrote:
We don't care about his dietary habits. He's a grown man, and if he wants to eat octopus, let him.

At least he wasn't a Squid, but served instead in the Army.
Apr 23, 2019 14:50:32   #
Our good friend OldRoy, one of OPP's very first contributors, had been struggling with a bout of severe pneumonia. But, he is now appears on the road to recovery. All who would, please send your prayers, good wishes and best hopes for his total recuperation.

Roy is also one of OPP's several octogenarians.
Apr 23, 2019 14:21:13   #
bahmer wrote:
Independent Counsel Ken Starr Who Investigated Bill Clinton Chimes in on Trump Obstruction
By BarbWire - April 20, 2019

Ken Starr has served as a federal judge, Solicitor General of the US, President and Chancellor of Baylor University along with Independent Counsel for the Whitewater Controversy involving Bill Clinton.

His investigation of Bill Clinton led to Clinton’s impeachment by the House on the charge of perjury and the charge of obstruction of justice.

Clinton was acquitted by the Senate when 10 Republicans voted with the Democrats.

After the release of the Mueller report, Starr stated that President Donald Trump may have been on the edge of obstructing justice but did not cross that ‘red line’ to warrant formal charges.

Newsweek – KEN STARR SAYS DONALD TRUMP WENT TO THE ‘BRINK’ ON OBSTRUCTION ‘BUT HE DIDN’T WALK ACROSS THAT RED LINE’ – Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton, said that Robert Mueller’s Russia report showed that Donald Trump went to the “brink” on obstruction of justice but didn’t commit a crime.

Appearing on Fox News on Friday morning, Starr talked about why the president was not prosecuted on obstruction of justice despite evidence that he had tried to interfere several times with the special counsel’s probe into Russian election interference.

“The law cares about what is done, not what is thought or what is said,” Starr said. “The president’s instincts are very aggressive, he knows how to fire people and he fires people but guess what: He may have come to the brink but he didn’t walk across that red line.”

Starr added that Trump “showed wisdom in the end” but can sometimes be his “own worst enemy.” …

While Mueller did not charge Trump with any obstruction of justice charges, he did provide evidence that Trump may have tried to interfere with the investigation, leaving the issue of obstruction of justice issue up in the air.

Democrats are still salivating over the Mueller report despite Attorney General William Barr declaring Trump innocent.

Some Democrats have vowed to continue to investigate and pursue the obstruction of justice issues, in hopes of finally finding something they can legally use against him.
Independent Counsel Ken Starr Who Investigated Bil... (show quote)
Apr 23, 2019 13:37:26   #
archie bunker wrote:
So, who wrote all that stuff?

In a previous life, our old friend, Loki.

He was always precocious.
Apr 23, 2019 13:28:41   #
Sew_What wrote:
...except that it has been impossible to prove that he actually existed...or he existed in name only.

And yet, from History.Com: (pay attention to 6th & 7th paragraphs)

Considered the greatest English-speaking writer in history and known as England’s national poet, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) has had more theatrical works performed than any other playwright. To this day, countless theater festivals around the world honor his work, students memorize his eloquent poems and scholars reinterpret the million words of text he composed. They also hunt for clues about the life of the man who inspires such “bardolatry” (as George Bernard Shaw derisively called it), much of which remains shrouded in mystery. Born into a family of modest means in Elizabethan England, the “Bard of Avon” wrote at least 37 plays and a collection of sonnets, established the legendary Globe theater and helped transform the English language.

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, a bustling market town 100 miles northwest of London, and baptized there on April 26, 1564. His birthday is traditionally celebrated on April 23, which was the date of his death in 1616 and is the feast day of St. George, the patron saint of England. Shakespeare’s father, John, dabbled in farming, wood trading, tanning, leatherwork, money lending and other occupations; he also held a series of municipal positions before falling into debt in the late 1580s. The ambitious son of a tenant farmer, John boosted his social status by marrying Mary Arden, the daughter of an aristocratic landowner. Like John, she may have been a practicing Catholic at a time when those who rejected the newly established Church of England faced persecution.

Did you know? Sources from William Shakespeare's lifetime spell his last name in more than 80 different ways, ranging from “Shappere” to “Shaxberd.” In the handful of signatures that have survived, he himself never spelled his name “William Shakespeare,” using variations such as “Willm Shakspere” and “William Shakspeare” instead.

William was the third of eight Shakespeare children, of whom three died in childhood. Though no records of his education survive, it is likely that he attended the well-regarded local grammar school, where he would have studied Latin grammar and classics. It is unknown whether he completed his studies or abandoned them as an adolescent to apprentice with his father.

At 18 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway (1556-1616), a woman eight years his senior, in a ceremony thought to have been hastily arranged due to her pregnancy. A daughter, Susanna, was born less than seven months later in May 1583. Twins Hamnet and Judith followed in February 1585. Susanna and Judith would live to old age, while Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died at 11. As for William and Anne, it is believed that the couple lived apart for most of the year while the bard pursued his writing and theater career in London. It was not until the end of his life that Shakespeare moved back in with Anne in their Stratford home.

To the dismay of his biographers, Shakespeare disappears from the historical record between 1585, when his twins’ baptism was recorded, and 1592, when the playwright Robert Greene denounced him in a pamphlet as an “upstart crow” (evidence that he had already made a name for himself on the London stage). What did the newly married father and future literary icon do during those seven “lost” years? Historians have speculated that he worked as a schoolteacher, studied law, traveled across continental Europe or joined an acting troupe that was passing through Stratford. According to one 17th-century account, he fled his hometown after poaching deer from a local politician’s estate.

Whatever the answer, by 1592 Shakespeare had begun working as an actor, penned several plays and spent enough time in London to write about its geography, culture and diverse personalities with great authority. Even his earliest works evince knowledge of European affairs and foreign countries, familiarity with the royal court and general erudition that might seem unattainable to a young man raised in the provinces by parents who were probably illiterate. For this reason, some theorists have suggested that one or several authors wishing to conceal their true identity used the person of William Shakespeare as a front. (Most scholars and literary historians dismiss this hypothesis, although many suspect Shakespeare sometimes collaborated with other playwrights.)

Shakespeare’s first plays, believed to have been written before or around 1592, encompass all three of the main dramatic genres in the bard’s oeuvre: tragedy (“Titus Andronicus”); comedy (“The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “The Comedy of Errors” and “The Taming of the Shrew”); and history (the “Henry VI” trilogy and “Richard III”). Shakespeare was likely affiliated with several different theater companies when these early works debuted on the London stage. In 1594 he began writing and acting for a troupe known as the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (renamed the King’s Men when James I appointed himself its patron), ultimately becoming its house playwright and partnering with other members to establish the legendary Globe theater in 1599.

Between the mid-1590s and his retirement around 1612, Shakespeare penned the most famous of his 37-plus plays, including “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Hamlet,” “King Lear,” “Macbeth” and “The Tempest.” As a dramatist, he is known for his frequent use of iambic pentameter, meditative soliloquies (such as Hamlet’s ubiquitous “To be, or not to be” speech) and ingenious wordplay. His works weave together and reinvent theatrical conventions dating back to ancient Greece, featuring assorted casts of characters with complex psyches and profoundly human interpersonal conflicts. Some of his plays—notably “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “Measure for Measure” and “Troilus and Cressida”—are characterized by moral ambiguity and jarring shifts in tone, defying, much like life itself, classification as purely tragic or comic.

Also remembered for his non-dramatic contributions, Shakespeare published his first narrative poem—the erotic “Venus and Adonis,” intriguingly dedicated to his close friend Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton—while London theaters were closed due to a plague outbreak in 1593. The many reprints of this piece and a second poem, “The Rape of Lucrece,” hint that during his lifetime the bard was chiefly renowned for his poetry. Shakespeare’s famed collection of sonnets, which address themes ranging from love and sensuality to truth and beauty, was printed in 1609, possibly without its writer’s consent. (It has been suggested that he intended them for his intimate circle only, not the general public.) Perhaps because of their explicit sexual references or dark emotional character, the sonnets did not enjoy the same success as Shakespeare’s earlier lyrical works.

Shakespeare died at age 52 of unknown causes on April 23, 1616, leaving the bulk of his estate to his daughter Susanna. (Anne Hathaway, who outlived her husband by seven years, famously received his “second-best bed.”) The slabstone over Shakespeare’s tomb, located inside a Stratford church, bears an epitaph—written, some say, by the bard himself—warding off grave robbers with a curse: “Blessed be the man that spares these stones, / And cursed be he that moves my bones.” His remains have yet to be disturbed, despite requests by archaeologists keen to reveal what killed him.

In 1623, two of Shakespeare’s former colleagues published a collection of his plays, commonly known as the First Folio. In its preface, the dramatist Ben Jonson wrote of his late contemporary, “He was not of an age, but for all time.” Indeed, Shakespeare’s plays continue to grace stages and resonate with audiences around the world, and have yielded a vast array of film, television and theatrical adaptations. Furthermore, Shakespeare is believed to have influenced the English language more than any other writer in history, coining—or, at the very least, popularizing—terms and phrases that still regularly crop up in everyday conversation. Examples include the words “fashionable” (“Troilus and Cressida”), “sanctimonious” (“Measure for Measure”), “eyeball” (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) and “lackluster” (“As You Like It”); and the expressions “foregone conclusion” (“Othello”), “in a pickle” (“The Tempest”), “wild goose chase” (“Romeo and Juliet”) and “one fell swoop” (“Macbeth”).
Apr 23, 2019 12:54:34   #
Smedley_buzkill wrote:
Today in 1654, William Shakespeare was born. A little trivia; he died on his 52nd Birthday.

"Hell is empty and all the devils are here." [quote/william_shakespeare, The Tempest]
Apr 23, 2019 08:12:34   #
Apr 22, 2019 18:50:32   #
Fit2BTied wrote:
The Dean Martin celebrity roasts were classic. If you watch what passes for a celebrity roast today, be prepared to have your ears assaulted with extremely vulgar un-funniness. One of my favorite guys on those old roasts was Red Buttons...
Same Sinatra roast
Jimmy Stuart roast
Some other semi-regulars that deserve kudos were Charlie Callas and Foster Brooks

Yep, got'ta agree with you on those
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