Give me a story where one of Bruce’s children has a kid (it doesn’t matter who, but Jason would be so sweet as a father) and Bruce is blown away by the fact that he is a grandfather. Where he’s standing there holding this tiny baby in his arms and he’s completely lost for words. He’s never been good with words, but now he can’t even begin to form them.
Because this is something he never expected. Not in a million years did he imagine himself as a grandfather. He had seen his life going down a very specific path when he was young. A very specific, very lonely path. Long term attachments had been outlawed to him by his choice of lifestyle, and children were even more out of the question.
He’d always known what the cape and cowl meant: an end to the Wayne family line. He had no siblings, and no close relatives. No one to continue the historical name, and he’d been ok with it. Or at least he thought he had. So when Dick, then Jason, Cass, Tim, and Damian had come they’d each been a surprise. A happy surprise, a surprise that was to Bruce always fleeting. Especially when he lost them, especially when he got them back.
So no, he hadn’t expected a grandchild. Not when everyone of his own kids had followed his footsteps. They’d all done it in their own unique way, but Bruce still saw what they did as a road with one outcome. That outcome was never settling down, never finding ‘the one’, and never starting their own family.
Yet. Here he stood, holding, not just the next generation, but the third generation of the Wayne name after his parents. Bright and bubbly, in his arms there was life, and with life hope for the future. Not just the future of his family, but the future in general. Because if a man like him could be so lucky to have made it to becoming a grandfather, then the world was better than he’d thought it was.
It won’t be easy to impeach Donald Trump. No president in American history has ever been
convicted on articles of impeachment.
Only two presidents so far have been
impeached by the House and had that impeachment go to the Senate for trial. The first was
Andrew Johnson, in 1868, when the Senate came one vote short of convicting him.
The next was 131 years later, in 1999, when Bill Clinton’s impeachment went to
the Senate. 50 Senators voted to convict Clinton, 17 votes short of what was
What about Richard Nixon? He resigned early in this process, before the House
had even voted on articles of impeachment. And then his successor, who had been
his vice president, Gerald Ford, gave Nixon a full and unconditional pardon for
any crimes he might have committed against the United States while president.
This isn’t to say Trump couldn’t or won’t be impeached. Only that it’s a long and drawn-out process.
It all revolves around
Article I Sections 2 and 3 of the Constitution, and rules in the House and the
Senate implementing those provisions.
Step 1. It starts in the House Judiciary Committee, when a
majority of the member vote in favor of what’s called an “inquiry of
Step 2. That resolution goes to the full House of
Representatives where a majority has to vote in favor. And then votes to
authorize and fund a full investigation by the Judiciary Committee into whether
sufficient grounds exist for impeachment.
Step 3. The House Judiciary Committee investigates. That
investigation doesn’t have to be from scratch. It can rely on data and
conclusions of other investigations undertaken by, say, the FBI.
Step 4: A majority of the Judiciary Committee members decides
there are sufficient grounds for impeachment, and the Committee issues a
“Resolution of Impeachment,” setting forth specific allegations of
misconduct in one or more articles of impeachment.
Step 5: The full House then considers that Resolution and votes
in favor of it – as a whole or on each article separately. The full House
isn’t bound by the Committee’s work. The House may vote to impeach even if the
Committee doesn’t recommend impeachment.
Step 6: The matter then goes to the Senate for a trial. The
House’s Resolution of Impeachment becomes in effect the charges in this trial.
Step 7: The Senate issues a summons to the president, who is now
effectively the defendant, informing him of the charges and the date by which
he has to answer them. If the president chooses not to answer or appear, it’s
as if he entered a “not guilty” plea.
Step 8 is the trial in the Senate. In that trial, those who are
representing the House – that is, the prosecution – and counsel for the
president, both make opening arguments. They then introduce evidence and put on
witnesses as in any trial. Witnesses are subject to examination and
cross-examination. The trial is presided over by the chief justice of the
Supreme Court – who has the authority to rule on evidentiary questions or may
put such questions to a vote of the Senate. The House managers and counsel for
the president then make closing arguments.
Step 9: The Senate meets in closed session to deliberate.
Step 10: The Senate returns in open session to vote on whether
to convict the president on the articles of impeachment. Conviction requires a
two-thirds vote by the Senate. Conviction on one or more articles of
impeachment results in removal from office. Such a conviction also disqualifies
the now former president from holding any other public office. And it doesn’t
bar additional legal proceedings against that former president, and punishment.
there you have it–the 10 steps that must all take place to impeach the
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Finally finished this design, after a quarter of a year of indecisiveness. Can you spot all the references?
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The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
17 years old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at a summer aeronautical show. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds the only person that truly encourages her to fly.
middle-earth meme: eight characters (8/8) ➝ gandalf the grey, later gandalf the white
“End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.”
Their teams must be so relieved that it only takes literally just standing next to someone to convince fans of something. To convince them of something SERIOUS all it takes is a person standing. Just standing.