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Everyday Treasoning: Money Changes Everything (The Treason Thread, Part 38)

Continued Discussion

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Previous thread for reference:

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by Anonymousreply 109/13/2020

[quote]“Honey, I’m talking to Bob Woodward,” Trump said, according to “Rage,” Woodward’s new book about Trump’s presidency in the months of the COVID-19 pandemic. This moment in “Rage,” due for release next week, is shared by the New York Times, CNN and the Daily Mail.

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by Anonymousreply 209/13/2020

Amicus Podcast: "Bill Barr's American Carnage".

[quote]What is Bill Barr doing, and why is he doing it? Donald Ayer, former U.S. attorney and principal deputy solicitor general in the Reagan administration and deputy attorney general under George H.W. Bush, on the attorney general’s ideology, how it predates Trumpism, and why it’s so dangerous. In the Slate Plus segment, Mark Joseph Stern breaks down the latest voting breakdown in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, the latest Census case dead end, and the stupidity of Trump’s latest SCOTUS list.

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by Anonymousreply 309/13/2020

'Melania Trumps former advisor says relationship with Trump is transactional'

Like we all knew that anyway. No news story.

by Anonymousreply 409/13/2020

What?!? No! They seem so in love...

by Anonymousreply 509/13/2020

[quote]Honey, I’m talking to Bob Woodward

You cannot even imagine how my skin crawls.

by Anonymousreply 609/13/2020

Tweety's whirlwind Vegas weekend. He must be exhausted. At least they're all $taying at the Trump hotel.

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by Anonymousreply 709/13/2020

Who says the Republican Party isn't woke and diverse?

Transgender anarchist wins GOP nomination for sheriff in Cheshire County:

[quote]Keene’s Aria DiMezzo is the first transgender person to win the GOP’s nomination for Cheshire County sheriff after running unopposed in Tuesday’s primary. DiMezzo, associated with the Free Keene movement of libertarian activists, said Friday she is looking forward to debating incumbent Sheriff Eli Rivera, the popular Democrat who is running for his fifth term.

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by Anonymousreply 809/13/2020

From The Lincoln Project:

These folks know how to do campaign ads.

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by Anonymousreply 909/13/2020

Transiction is called? Is good, no problem. I leev in vite house vit old husband and loving money. Also the man dat vant to be vomans is good for husband make the gay likes him. Dis vy transiction is Best.

by Anonymousreply 1009/13/2020

What lengths Dear Leader went to keep us all calm about COVID.

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by Anonymousreply 1109/13/2020

The guy who wants to "keep us calm" is now saying the election of Joe Biden will lead to mass suicides......LOL

by Anonymousreply 1209/13/2020

CNN:

Mike Bloomberg plans to spend at least $100 million in Florida to support Biden

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by Anonymousreply 1309/13/2020

NBC:

Pompeo bringing back 'Madison Dinners' mid-pandemic

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by Anonymousreply 1409/13/2020

Trump aides insist Woodward tapes reveal strong leadership on Covid

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Bloomberg:

Trump Vote-Rigging Claims Fit Russia’s Plan, Former Top Spy Says

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by Anonymousreply 1609/13/2020

Those two are very afraid. Once they're out, they won't be able to walk into a restaurant without being booed and heckled. I mean in between indictments.

by Anonymousreply 1709/13/2020

Those two are very afraid. Once they're out, they won't be able to walk into a restaurant without being booed and heckled. I mean in between indictments.

by Anonymousreply 1809/13/2020

If I was a retail worker, I would lock the door if I saw them coming. But, I doubt they will be a couple after he loses the election.

"Those two are very afraid. Once they're out, they won't be able to walk into a restaurant without being booed and heckled. I mean in between indictments."

by Anonymousreply 1909/13/2020

[quote]Trump aides insist Woodward tapes reveal strong leadership on Covid

It's called "if you say it long enough, stupid people will believe it."

by Anonymousreply 2009/13/2020

Please remain calm, but ANTIFA! will attack your homes if Joe is elected.

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At r21...

Uncle Mark @mroller17u 7h

Ewww & Silk comes with that level, too. Yeah, I’d rather meet ANTIFA at Applebee’s. They’re always a more interesting & entertaining group, anyway.

by Anonymousreply 2209/13/2020

Is there anything these people won't try to blame on antifa?

by Anonymousreply 2309/13/2020

I mean, really, we're *supposed* to be profa???

by Anonymousreply 2409/13/2020

The American carnage trump talked about in his horrible inauguration speech has come true and he is the cause of it.

by Anonymousreply 2509/13/2020

The Economist went to Ohio to talk to blue-collar Trump supporters ... and discovered a jaw-dropping level of stupidity:

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^Oh, for Christ sakes.

by Anonymousreply 2709/13/2020

R26. If you say you’ve done it, there are people who’ll just believe you....that is truly scary.

by Anonymousreply 2809/13/2020

R26, Trump’s followers have his sadistic trolling tendencies. They embrace the stupidity, and enjoy offending the reporters interviewing them.

by Anonymousreply 2909/13/2020

I'm 60. I've lived through some craziness, but I never expected to see craziness like this:

[quote]The Left Is Setting The Stage For A Coup If Trump Wins

[quote]Under the guise of planning for right-wing violence if Trump loses, Democrats are gaming out how to steal the election if Trump wins.

story at link

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Yeah, I'm not clicking that r30.

by Anonymousreply 3109/13/2020

R30 I have also posted that article. It's scary. Did you see the list of contributors to The Federalist? Over 50 bios with pics are listed, and not a single non-white person! Many are Fox contributors. And the Publisher is Ben Domenech, a/k/a Mr. Meghan McCain.

It can't be ignored because there are too many people who read it, and believe it! This is the crap Fox News and OANN are pushing.

by Anonymousreply 3209/13/2020

Scary level of dipshittery R26. This analysis rings pretty true about the goddamn Cheetoheads. (PLUS: The doctor/writer is cute, so it must be true.)

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But, but r32, Meghan lives/breathes/eats the Constitution! How can that possibly be???

by Anonymousreply 3409/13/2020

I hope fucking Dolly Madison haunts that fat disgusting Pompeo until he goes ass dragging across the carpet, howling at the moon bay shit crazy.

by Anonymousreply 3509/13/2020

R30, it's funny that they're trying to pin this shit on "the left" when Roger Stone is telling Trump to seize "total power" if he loses

by Anonymousreply 3609/13/2020

bump

by Anonymousreply 3709/13/2020

It's what Rethugs have always done... project.

by Anonymousreply 3809/13/2020

Natasha Bertrand:

[quote]Breaking: The Iranian government is considering assassinating the US ambassador to South Africa in response to the killing earlier this year of Qassem Soleimani, according to highly classified intel reports. The threat intel has ramped up in recent weeks.

Well, I guess this would give Trump the war he’d love to launch before the election.

by Anonymousreply 3909/13/2020

The projection is off the charts. Always listen to it- they reveal their plans every time.

by Anonymousreply 4009/13/2020

Link for R39

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Seems more like Iranian mind games, R41.

by Anonymousreply 4209/13/2020

You know what I keep thinking? Just a bizarre, random thought crossed my mind - wouldn't it be interesting (a hoot) if Joe made Big Al Franken Press Secretary?

I can totally see that.

by Anonymousreply 4309/13/2020

Why aren’t these fuckers dying?!! Why are we not hearing of deplorable deaths in connection with these mask-less rallies the Asshole has been conducting since the Tulsa rally back in August.

And tonight, the motherfucker is in Henderson Nevada, conducting an indoor rally. I want to hear of dead corpses! Herman Cain is not enough to satisfy my appetite for seeing deplorables pay the price for their defiance and irresponsibility.

by Anonymousreply 4409/13/2020

They have been dying, R44. You've seen the numbers in those states, right? You saw the numbers after Sturgis, right? Just imagine all the numbers out of those states are Trumptards, because most of them are.

by Anonymousreply 4509/13/2020

I think most have had it by now.

by Anonymousreply 4609/13/2020

Trump is paying people to pretend to be suporters

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[quote]And tonight, the motherfucker is in Henderson Nevada, conducting an indoor rally. I want to hear of dead corpses!

LOLOLOL so What ?? wel'l never have to live in a post-Trump World so once agin were ownning the libs!!!! LOLOLOL!!! no bidden Administerasion for us!!! LOLOLOLOL!!

#WINNING! #OWNED!!!

by Anonymousreply 4809/13/2020

Tonight's superspreader event has just started it and, once again, no Fox coverage. Sad!

by Anonymousreply 4909/13/2020

Glenn Kirschner:

The Upcoming Durham Report, Election Interference and Other Bill Barr Abuses

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R50, you know that game where you add 'in bed' to the end of sentences to make them funny or whatever? Well, I'm beginning to start automatically adding 'and nothing will ever be done about it.' to the end of all the headlines written about the crimes of this administration. Only, it's not funny.

by Anonymousreply 5109/13/2020

From the 1992 tv show Eerie, Indiana...

Zombies in Pajamas: a salesman called "The Donald" who comes to Eerie and turns everyone into consumer zombies who unknowingly sell him their souls. In the end, The Donald -- revealed to be the devil -- is caught by the IRS and goes to hell.

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I think his campaign is out of cash at this point, or the cash is all tied up, so he's using these superspreader events the same way he held rallies in 2016, in order to gain all that free media exposure.

by Anonymousreply 5309/14/2020

Didn't he also say he was going to put 100 million of his own money into his campaign? Since we all know he doesn't actually have any money, I assume that will all be coming in the form of rubles.

by Anonymousreply 5409/14/2020

I’m grateful we’ve gotten more confirmation russians actually hacked voting machines.

by Anonymousreply 5509/14/2020

Ha R54 as if that cheap bastard would lend his campaign money. He is hoping for free coverage that's why he is doing so many press conferences.

Okay I thought Megan McCain is on the record voting for Biden?

by Anonymousreply 5609/14/2020

You send us Gollywopper Barr. Yum-Yum.

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r55, FCI, gotta link? I have been saying this for over a year.

by Anonymousreply 5809/14/2020

R49, no Fox coverage of Trump rallies? The only people that like them watch Fox. Why did they pull them? Trump cult members love everything he does no matter how horrible. People watching MSNBC and CNN aren’t voting for him. Where’s his audience?

by Anonymousreply 5909/14/2020

FCI any dish or announcements we should watch out for in the next weeks?

BTW are your brother & family doing ok?

by Anonymousreply 6009/14/2020

Fox was part of the group of media/reporters that viewed it was too risky to be inside the facility for the Trump rally. Fox didn't want the PR criticism from being the lone network inside. Plus, Fox reporters and technicians didn't want to violate state Covid guidelines which the campaign organizers clearly did.

by Anonymousreply 6109/14/2020

I mean, WHO would willingly -- without pay -- SLEEP with that sweaty, smelly, farty, balogna-looking heap of BLUBBER!?

by Anonymousreply 6209/14/2020

[quote]WHO would willingly -- without pay -- SLEEP with that sweaty, smelly, farty, balogna-looking heap of BLUBBER!?

Since we are discussing the Trump "administration" r62, your question lacks necessary specificity.

Which sweaty, smelly, farty, balogna-looking heap of BLUBBER is the subject of your question?

by Anonymousreply 6309/14/2020

Seen on CNN: more Bob Woodward tapes coming at noon EST

by Anonymousreply 6409/14/2020

Trump lickspittle Lindsey Graham had the temerity to tweet this over the weekend:

It’s been 72 hours since I released 11 years of state and federal tax returns and challenged @HarrisonJaime to do the same. Crickets. What is he hiding?

by Anonymousreply 6509/14/2020

Alexander Vindman, interviewed in The Atlantic after "the president destroyed my Army career," says Trump is Putin's "useful idiot."

"In the Army, we call this ‘free chicken,’ something you don’t have to work for—it just comes to you. This is what the Russians have in Trump: free chicken.”

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[quote]Seen on CNN: more Bob Woodward tapes coming at noon EST

Trump told Woodward on Aug. 14 that "nothing more could have been done" re: the coronavirus..

by Anonymousreply 6709/14/2020

Trump tells Woodward in August:

"We've done better than most countries with Covid. You're starting to see that ... You know the market's coming back very strong, you do know that."

"I acted early. I acted early. So we'll see ... So you think the virus totally supersedes the economy?"

by Anonymousreply 6809/14/2020

"I acted early. I acted early."

I acted by calling it a hoax and not doing anything!

by Anonymousreply 6909/14/2020

What, is Trump only letting One America Network cover his rallies now?

by Anonymousreply 7009/14/2020

Paul Christopher of the Wells Fargo Investment Institute told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that he expects a “full Democratic sweep” of the Senate, House of Representatives and White House in November.

“We think the House stays with the Democrats and the Senate goes whichever way the White House goes,” Christopher said. “At this point, that looks to be for the Democrats. It would be a single party government, which we’ve had in the past and markets have done pretty well under that scenario, whether Republican or Democrat.”

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Dump Truck > Trump Truck

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If you burn the flag, you should go to jail for a year!

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I'm not FCI, R58, but in his book Woodward says least one county in Florida was targeted by the Russians.

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R44 - cuz evil never dies and the good ones go first. Just had a liberal, lovely former colleague die of it despite masking and distancing. At my company (6000K employees), a nice guy I only met a few times when I was in the state's at business dinners who'd moved his family to our Austin office from SF and that was an absolute gem and IT specialist also died. So go figure...these were people who believed in the virus and definitely not Trumptards.

by Anonymousreply 7509/14/2020

[quote] If you burn the flag, you should go to jail for a year!

What's the penalty for raping a flag?

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R63 Tiffany

by Anonymousreply 7709/14/2020

The goon hired to take over the CDC sounds cray-cray!

[quote] “You understand that they’re going to have to kill me, and unfortunately, I think that’s where this is going,” Mr. Caputo, a Trump loyalist installed by the White House in April, told followers in a video he hosted live on his personal Facebook page. Mr. Caputo has 5,000 Facebook friends, and the video has been viewed more than 850 times. It has been shared by 44 followers.

[quote] “I don’t like being alone in Washington,” he said, describing “shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long.” He then ran through a series of conspiracy theories, culminating in a prediction that Mr. Trump will win re-election but his Democratic opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will refuse to concede.

[quote] “And when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin,” he said. “The drills that you’ve seen are nothing.” He added: “If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s going to be hard to get.”

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Christ

by Anonymousreply 7909/14/2020

A call to impeach Bill Barr:It's time to do something far-reaching about Attorney General Bill Barr.

#ImpeachBarr and #DisBarr climbed the social-media charts over the past week after Barr's Justice Department moved to intervene on President Donald Trump's behalf in a defamation lawsuit. In a stunning move, Barr stepped in from the president's personal lawyers to take over the defense of the case against the commander-in-chief. The suit stems from Trump's response to a sexual-assault claim. That's right: At taxpayer expense, the attorney general is marshaling the resources of the Justice Department to defend Trump on a personal matter — not a governance matter. It's just the latest in a long list of actions by Barr to protect the president's politics at the expense of the rule of law that nourishes our democracy.

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MAGA headliner, Kid Rock, will defy Michigan Governor's Covid orders and will appear at Trump's rally in Michigan.

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Why won't the Dems impeach Barr?

What are they afraid of?

by Anonymousreply 8209/14/2020

Sen. Ron Johnson is going after Joe Biden, indicating his Homeland Security committee will release a report within a week on Hunter Biden's ties to Ukraine: "We're going to learn about Vice President Biden's unfitness for office."

Presumably, the one-week delay is due to the fact the report has to be translated from the original Russian.

by Anonymousreply 8309/14/2020

AARP poll in Iowa.

Right now, it looks as if Ernst & Trump have slight edges in Iowa. That state has been trending red for awhile.

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[quote] Mr. Caputo on Sunday complained on Facebook that he was under siege by the media and said that his physical health was in question [bold] and his “mental health has definitely failed.”[/bold]

It sure had. But way earlier than when the media siege started.

by Anonymousreply 8509/14/2020

Ron Johnson is getting his info from a Russian stooge who was just cited for election interference

How did Wisconsin elect out lesbian Tammy Baldwin and also this tea party clown?

by Anonymousreply 8609/14/2020

Bill Barr should be sentenced to mandatory gastric sleeve surgery.

by Anonymousreply 8709/14/2020

Emails show Pompeos knew their requests of State Dept. staff were personal tasks

[quote] Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s wife wanted senior State Department staff to work during the week of Christmas to complete their personal holiday cards, requesting they keep the circle small because of the private nature of the assignment, emails obtained by McClatchy show. Susan Pompeo wrote to Toni Porter, a longtime confidante and aide to the secretary from his days as a Kansas congressman, asking who would be in the office that week to help with the cards.

[quote] In Porter’s testimony to the House, which published a transcript of the hearing on Friday, she described discomfort at being asked to handle the holiday cards for the Pompeos. She named Joe Semrad, assistant to the secretary, as an official who filled in for her when she was unavailable to complete the Pompeos’ personal requests. Porter described her job at the State Department as handling projects of special importance to the secretary. In addition to Pompeo, Porter said she receives orders from the secretary’s wife through a private email address.

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Mike Pompeo Plans to Push His Anti-LGBTQ Commission at the UN

[quote] Two months after a controversial State Department commission elevated religious freedom at the expense of LGBTQ equality and reproductive rights, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to promote its findings at the United Nations, Mother Jones has learned.

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[quote]Why won't the Dems impeach Barr? What are they afraid of?

They're not afraid of anything. They are in the middle of an important election season. Perhaps they feel that if they can eliminate the cancer in the oval office, the rest will follow.

by Anonymousreply 9009/14/2020

R60 He has possible heart issues. He’s waiting to see a cardiologist. He needs a full body scan. Did he learn his lesson? No. Thank you for asking.

I see someone provided the link to Woodward’s book. Thank you. R58, Yes, you’ve been on it for a long time. Keep it up. It was more than Florida but you know that.

This is just my opinion *ahem* but I think the Russian disinformation campaign has settled on driving up Biden’s negatives and sowing division on the left.

Also, the polls are wonky right now. It seems it’s tightening but Pres Bone Spurs is pulling spending out of OH. There *could* be many reasons but internal polls have never looked better for Dems. Biden is spending more in TX. Bloomberg has FL covered. It’s all about driving down enthusiasm on our side. Notice the media is playing up the supposed “lack of enthusiasm” on our side. Bullshit. I’ve never seen more motivation on our side.

Stay vigilant, Treason thread friends!

by Anonymousreply 9109/14/2020

"Bloomberg has FL covered."

Does that include checking the actual voting machines?? I'd bet my life that Florida would have gone both to Gore in 2000 if not for rigging, and 2016 to Clinton if not for hacking. Despite what Comey and others have said, many of us know in our hearts the machines can and will be hacked by Russia. Florida is at the top of their list!

by Anonymousreply 9209/14/2020

Justice Department internal watchdog is investigating Roger Stone's sentencing, say sources:

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R92. No doubt.

by Anonymousreply 9409/14/2020

I've been saying they changed votes since the election, and we'd find out one day. There were several of us on the single digit Treason threads who knew this from the beginning. No comfort, not even cold, to be correct. He was not legally elected, and all of this could have been avoided, or at least handled by an adult who cared about others, even if it was only for appearances.

by Anonymousreply 9509/14/2020

r69, if I recall correctly, he actually called it a "Democrat hoax."

Fuck him and his revisionism. The crazy thing is, his cult members will believe him even if their own memories say otherwise.

Fuckin' nuts.

by Anonymousreply 9609/14/2020

‘This is a travesty’: Climate denier who has argued in favor of fossil fuel emissions named to leadership role at NOAA

[quote] Climate scientists were aghast Monday at the news that David Legates, a University of Delaware professor who has repeatedly questioned the scientific consensus that human activity is causing the climate crisis and has claimed that carbon dioxide emissions are beneficial, has been named by the Trump administration to a top leadership role at the federal government’s climate research agency.

[quote] In his new role, Lubchenco warned, Legates will “be in a position to squelch the free flow of accurate scientific information to the public, to distort or manipulate scientific findings, curtail monitoring and research, and create an overall chilling atmosphere for the high-quality science and scientists that the nation needs.”

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More on Caputo from R78

[quote] Caputo, who lived in Russia for six years, was an adviser to Boris Yeltsin from 1995 to 1999 and helped him get elected as president. He also served as an adviser to a subsidiary of the state-owned energy company Gazprom, and reportedly helped shore up Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reputation.

[quote] Caputo’s Kremlin ties were so concerning that he became a target of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He was questioned but was not charged with any offenses. He also testified before the House Intelligence Committee that he had no contact with Russians while serving on the Trump campaign.

[quote] Before he was appointed to his current role, Caputo also scrubbed nearly his entire Twitter history, which was riddled with graphic, offensive attacks, outlandish conspiracy theories, and racist comments about the Chinese.

[quote] But Caputo’s efforts to manipulate scientific information have been roundly slammed. Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, called it a “new low for science in the U.S.” Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale University Medical School, characterized it as “thuggery, suitable for some tinpot dictatorship.”

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There were stories about Russian cyber attacks on schools and why they would be targeting schools. A test run for the election? Are the schools polling locations?

by Anonymousreply 9909/14/2020

R99 Yes, most schools are polling places.

by Anonymousreply 10009/14/2020

The Obese Gestapo is after Bolton.

Justice Dept. reportedly opens criminal investigation into John Bolton’s memoir

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BROKE

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Trump NO Nos Quiere YouTube

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Bolton will not be taken down quietly.

by Anonymousreply 10409/15/2020

Barr uses the entire DoJ as Trump's private law firm. and the agency to politically prosecute Trump's adversaries. Taxpayers are footing the bill. Congress could have de-funded much of DoJ.

by Anonymousreply 10509/15/2020

[quote] Michael Caputo, a former member of the 2016 Trump Campaign and the Acting Head of the Department of Health and Human Services, is apparently stepping down from his position to focus on his mental health, according to several of his staffers.

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A reporter in the WH press core is all in on Pres Bone Spurs’ re-election. It’s a surprise and this person might be outed. My friend knows who it is but won’t say until they are about to be outed.

This is about as gossipy as I will get.

by Anonymousreply 10709/15/2020

R107 i may be dense (likely) but I don’t understand, what do you mean by “all in on”?

by Anonymousreply 10809/15/2020

Good news about Caputo. I trust Louis De Joy will soon be stepping down to spend more time with his family.

by Anonymousreply 10909/15/2020

FCI? You do know that's spelled press "corps," right?

An apple has a core. The Marines have a Corps, i.e., the Marine Corps.

You're welcome.

by Anonymousreply 11009/15/2020

R108 Secretly supports him and will help him but acts impartial.

by Anonymousreply 11109/15/2020

R110 Well, I do. My speech to text and my lack of proofreading doesn’t.

by Anonymousreply 11209/15/2020

CNN:

Wait, Lindsey Graham wants someone to release tax returns?

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Btw- my money is on Jonathan Karl.

by Anonymousreply 11409/15/2020

R114 Jeremy Diamond was part of the CNN press corp that followed Trump since he began his run in 2015. But Trump personally attacked him at a news conference a couple of months ago. So I dont think it is him.

by Anonymousreply 11509/15/2020

R115 Personally attacking would make a good ruse.

by Anonymousreply 11609/15/2020

Question: Is this board being spammed by old Hillary articles to distract from the dumpster fire happening as Philadelphia residents hand 45 his ass on a cheesesteak right now?

by Anonymousreply 11709/15/2020

Trump tries to explain why he only views himself as president of red states and not all the states and it does not go well

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[quote] Seriously, Trump could’ve done just as well in this #Pennsylvania town hall meeting by just coming out, standing there, turning to the people in the room and saying “go f*** yourselves“ and then leaving.

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R117, yes.

by Anonymousreply 12009/15/2020

He's just so monumentally stupid. He really can't stop and consider a new question. It's just a few memorized things and if anyone interrupts and asks him to consider something else, he just barrels through. He's so fucking stupid.

by Anonymousreply 12109/15/2020

And always, always, always that stupid hucksterish fall back: soon, a couple of weeks, you'll see it, it will be amazing. Oh just shut the fuck up you stupid ridiculous fraud.

by Anonymousreply 12209/15/2020

He's in Philly? I hope they throw batteries at him

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[quote] Fox News is calling the ABC Town Hall an “ambush”

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[quote] To be clear: I am not currently president. But if you chip in now, we can change that in November:

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I’m with you R114 FCI.

This guy is giving me mucho Dick Cheney vibe. He looks like a snake I don’t trust him.

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Fact check

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This is just a preview of the debates. Wait until trained journalists ask him questions.

by Anonymousreply 12809/15/2020

I get annoyed when people attack Bob Woodward for not speaking out after he learned that Trump was fully briefed on the danger of the Covid virus in January. He said on Colbert last night he wasn't even sure Trump was being honest at that point.

But Trump wasn't the only one advised about the virus on an official level at that time. Kushner, Ivanka, Steven Miller, and other close advisers learned about it, too. Why didn't they come forward with their knowledge? They knew the truth but they sat back and looked the other way while Trump lied, over and over again, to the vulnerable American public. Meanwhile, public health officials did speak out and they were sidelined and dominated by Trump. Many of us didn't believe Trump, we never do, but some who did paid with their lives. RIP Herman Cain.

The president is a liar. We all know that. He continues to lie about Covid, putting his base at risk while he desperately hangs onto his fake presidency.

by Anonymousreply 12909/15/2020

The buck stops with trump, not Woodward. Holding Woodward to the same accountability as trump is bullshit. It's deflecting. It's noise.

by Anonymousreply 13009/15/2020

Exactly r130.

by Anonymousreply 13109/15/2020

He is guilty of betraying our country...can nothing be dead?

by Anonymousreply 13209/15/2020

I thought Trump would show up at the first debate, do poorly, and then bail on the rest of the debates. After his practice run at the ABC town hall, I'm wondering now if he'll show up for the first one.

by Anonymousreply 13309/16/2020

[quote] He is guilty of betraying our country...can nothing be dead?

Best. Typo. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 13409/16/2020

Trump smearing Biden as a pedophile now.

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by Anonymousreply 13509/16/2020

Trump projection again.

by Anonymousreply 13609/16/2020

r133, does trump know he bombed?

by Anonymousreply 13709/16/2020

The Daily Beast's Sam Brodey, commenting on the antics of Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Russia):

Wow—Mitt Romney on the Biden/Burisma investigation just now:

"It is not the legitimate role of government, for Congress or for taxpayer expense, to be used as an effort to damage political opponents"

by Anonymousreply 13809/16/2020

^^ Should be, The Daily Beast's Sam Brodey quotes Mitt Romney, commenting on the antics of Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Russia):

by Anonymousreply 13909/16/2020

I'm sure he thinks he was perfect and amazing r137, or did until some brave soul told him, yeah, no.

by Anonymousreply 14009/16/2020

FCI @ r114 My money is on Major Garrett.

by Anonymousreply 14109/16/2020

A bunch of freepers started a group called "Democrat Voters For Joe Biden"

It doesn't seem to contain any actual Democrats

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by Anonymousreply 14209/16/2020

^^^The dead giveaway is saying “Democrat voters”

by Anonymousreply 14309/16/2020

Republicans & Fox never say "Democratic Party"; they say "Democrat" in all references. It is intended to demean.

by Anonymousreply 14409/16/2020

I remain undemeaned.

by Anonymousreply 14509/16/2020

R141 Great guess!

by Anonymousreply 14609/16/2020

this is everything we know, about Trump and his useless whores and grifters, especially the "concerned" whores and grifters who worry about his tweets. It's still sort of fun to read some old conservative bash another.

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by Anonymousreply 14709/16/2020

Trump told staff to play "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses at his rallies.

Axel Rose has been critical of Trump.

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by Anonymousreply 14809/16/2020

Russian media is rooting for another American Civil War

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by Anonymousreply 14909/16/2020

Melania Trump statue in Slovenia is now bronze. It replaces the wooden one that was vandalized.

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by Anonymousreply 15009/16/2020

Is migrant Ivana, describing other migrants in an inhumane way?

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by Anonymousreply 15109/16/2020

The new Melania looks like an iron maiden.

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by Anonymousreply 15209/16/2020

"Now do President Trump", Lindsey. Oh, wait....

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by Anonymousreply 15309/16/2020

[post redacted because independent.co.uk thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]

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by Anonymousreply 15409/16/2020

What is Nikki Haley running for right now? Maybe Fox is paying her big money for regular appearances?

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by Anonymousreply 15509/16/2020

Reading comprehension failure, and fat slob, Donald J Trump, told an MSNBC reporter today that Bob Woodward‘s book was “boring”. Cunt. Is it November 3 yet? Time to take the mental patient out.

by Anonymousreply 15609/16/2020

I saw an interesting speculation earlier today, R155, that 45 and Pence hate each other at this point and each is plotting to move forward without the other. Without much in the way of evidence, the writer seemed to think that Dump is keeping him around for possibly for a pardon but more the Fundie vote on the assumption that he can seize power in November and then do whatever he wants...including installing her as VP.

I don't know what is in it for Pence. Maybe he feels like he has to atone (as Michael Cohen is attempting) or maybe he thinks he is going to actually become president...

by Anonymousreply 15709/16/2020

Shut up R110. Just shut the fuck up.

by Anonymousreply 15809/16/2020

If Pence accedes to the presidency at some point in the near future, he’s is f-ing out of luck to get Nikki Haley as VP. Both houses of Congress need to approve a new VP each with a majority. That sycophant is out of luck. She’ll have to run for something in 2024 and by then we’ll know all of her warts.

by Anonymousreply 15909/16/2020

R141 R146

Yes! This guy. The major... He has severe trump/ repug face syndrome.

Other notables about this bird: Was scolded by Obama several times over the years during press conferences. Studied journalism in Missouri.... Could we name a more racist state? He’s tainted.

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by Anonymousreply 16009/16/2020

Nimrod thinks she's going to be president one day.

by Anonymousreply 16109/16/2020

[quote]I saw an interesting speculation earlier today, [R155], that 45 and Pence hate each other at this point and each is plotting to move forward without the other. Without much in the way of evidence, the writer seemed to think that Dump is keeping him around for possibly for a pardon but more the Fundie vote on the assumption that he can seize power in November and then do whatever he wants...including installing her as VP.

Actually, based on this scenario, Pence holds more power than he thinks -- hell, Trump needs him, not the other way around: Trump needs him for the fundie vote. Trump also needs him to pardon him if shit goes south after the election in order to keep from getting federally prosecuted. If Pence had any sense, he'd use this leverage to his advantage.

by Anonymousreply 16209/16/2020

Every Trump is under the same delusion: that they are awesome and wonderful and pretty much everyone loves them. Let's disabuse them in November.

by Anonymousreply 16309/16/2020

R141/r146/r161 Could definitely be Major Garrett or ... Nancy Cordes. Both of them carry the Rethugs water on CBS.

by Anonymousreply 164Last Thursday at 2:46 AM

Glenn Kirschner:

Trump's Town Hall Fail, Woodward's Book and Mattis' Devastating Assessment, "Trump Dangerous/Unfit"

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by Anonymousreply 165Last Thursday at 4:27 AM

Billy Bully Belly Bitch Bolus Bloated Bowels Bigot Bad

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by Anonymousreply 166Last Thursday at 8:02 AM

"LINDSEY MUST GO" anti-Graham super pac is launching TV ads tonight.

The lovely belle damsel is fraught with peril. Trump, Pence, and 'Mother' too, must come to SC and lift her from despair.

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by Anonymousreply 167Last Thursday at 8:20 AM

WaPo: Trump's properties have charged the Secret Service more than $1.1 million in private transactions since Trump took office — including for room rentals at Bedminster this spring while it was closed for the pandemic.

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by Anonymousreply 168Last Thursday at 8:49 AM

[quote] Senate Republicans have to defend 23 seats up for reelection while Democrats only have to protect 12 seats. Giving their vulnerable incumbents more time on the campaign trail could make a crucial difference down the homestretch.

[quote] “It would be advantageous for our exceptional candidates to be able to go out there, make their case to their respective constituents,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Todd Young (Ind.).

[quote] Young said more time at home would also give Republican incumbents more time “to highlight just how radical the Democratic Party has become nationally and how radical the individual candidates [Senate Democratic Leader] Chuck Schumer [D-N.Y.] recruited are.”

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by Anonymousreply 169Last Thursday at 9:00 AM

CNN: Acting Homeland Secretary Chad Wolf defies subpoena and skips House hearing.

by Anonymousreply 170Last Thursday at 10:52 AM

Vanity Fair: “ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN AMERICAN HISTORY”: HOW EVERYONE FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS TO FEDERAL CONTRACTORS IS QUIETLY LINING TRUMP’S POCKETS

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by Anonymousreply 171Last Thursday at 10:55 AM

Guys, be prepared for Billy Barr to produce indictments against people called Biden in October.

[quote]Comey to testify before Senate panel weeks before election

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30, appearing just a month before the presidential election as Republicans have tried to make the case that he and his agency conspired against Donald Trump in 2016.

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by Anonymousreply 172Last Thursday at 10:59 AM

"is"

by Anonymousreply 173Last Thursday at 11:04 AM

That's going to blow up in Barr's flapping jowls, r172 and I'm going to laugh.

They're desperate and growing more desperate by the hour as their trumptanic takes on more and more water.

by Anonymousreply 174Last Thursday at 12:19 PM

How interesting the Trump campaign has started calling Biden a pedo. Because I just saw this yesterday

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by Anonymousreply 175Last Thursday at 12:28 PM

R175, it's the "I'm not the puppet, you're the puppet" strategy.

by Anonymousreply 176Last Thursday at 12:46 PM

[quote] Josh Venable, the former chief of staff to Education Secretary Betsy Devos, has joined another former Trump administration official's group opposing the president.

[quote] Venable is lending his name as an adviser to the Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform, a group former Department of Homeland Security official Miles Taylor launched on Thursday of current and former Trump administration officials and other Republican leaders who want to see President Donald Trump defeated in November. Taylor, who was chief of staff at DHS, and Elizabeth Neumann, another former senior Trump DHS official, started the group, which includes 26 Republicans, including Anthony Scaramucci, who served briefly as White House communications director

[quote] Olivia Troye joined the group too, after serving as special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence for homeland security, as well as career roles at the Department of Energy and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in the Bush and Trump administrations.

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by Anonymousreply 177Last Thursday at 1:29 PM

[quote] "Olivia Troye, Pence's former lead staffer on COVID task force (resigned two months ago), reports Trump's biggest concern about COVID was re-election and he said it's good COVID happened because he won't 'have to shake hands with these disgusting people.'"

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by Anonymousreply 178Last Thursday at 1:39 PM

OANN is busy scrubbing stories about Derkach (guy who was busted for being a Russian agent)

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by Anonymousreply 179Last Thursday at 2:57 PM

So am I the only one here who thinks melanoma is a mela-man?

That’s not a woman. I may as well through that into the pot, since most of this shit is repetitive, and they did it Michelle O.

by Anonymousreply 180Last Thursday at 3:16 PM

Let the Aggie Professor speak!

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by Anonymousreply 181Last Thursday at 4:35 PM

Love listening Mary Trump right now on MSNBC as she shreds her uncle Donny’s cabbage head into coleslaw.

Go Mary go!

by Anonymousreply 182Last Thursday at 6:33 PM

'Scientific American' Breaks 175 Years Of Tradition, Endorses A Presidential Nominee

Take a guess as to which one they endorsed.

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by Anonymousreply 183Last Thursday at 9:49 PM

Melania is not human, not really. The Stepford Wives robots have improved over the decades.

by Anonymousreply 184Last Friday at 12:14 AM

Bill Barr looks like he has added another 75 lbs. In the last few months. He had a seafood platter after he first presented a grossly distorted version of the Mueller report. What's he eating for after anti-mail-in planning sessions and coup d'etat roundtables?

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by Anonymousreply 185Last Friday at 1:35 AM

U.S. Admits That Congressman Offered Pardon to Assange If He Covered Up Russia Links.

Lawyers representing the United States at Julian Assange’s extradition trial in Britain have accepted the claim that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a presidential pardon by a Congressman on the condition that he would help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee.

Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer, told the court that she had attended a meeting between Assange, then Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, and pro-Trump troll Charles Johnson at Assange’s hide-out, the Ecuadorian embassy in London, on August 15, 2017.

Robinson said the two Americans claimed to be emissaries from Washington and “wanted us to believe they were acting on behalf of the president.” The pair allegedly told Assange that they could help grant him a pardon in exchange for him revealing information about the source of the WikiLeaks information that proved it was not the Russians who hacked Democratic emails.

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by Anonymousreply 186Last Friday at 5:25 AM

Good ol' Rohrabacher!

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by Anonymousreply 187Last Friday at 5:41 AM

Chris Hayes:

It was an *enormous* story when Robert Gates wrote a book about his policy disagreements with Obama and now you've got multiple former staffers coming out saying "PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HE'S A MONSTER.

by Anonymousreply 188Last Friday at 7:18 AM

Thank you, Mr. Colbert, for somehow managing to make me laugh through all this shit.

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by Anonymousreply 189Last Friday at 8:51 AM

Just how confident IS Trump? He’s suing NJ to try to fuck up its vote count and have perfectly valid ballots completely disqualified.

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by Anonymousreply 190Last Friday at 9:29 AM

Russian malware that can erase every tenth voter:

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by Anonymousreply 191Last Friday at 9:36 AM

Can I choose the tenth voters?

by Anonymousreply 192Last Friday at 9:39 AM

R192

by Anonymousreply 193Last Friday at 10:05 AM

Trump super-sychophant and Russian enabler, Ron Johnson, is called-out on his devilment by Mitt Romney.

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by Anonymousreply 194Last Friday at 10:15 AM

r192, they were trying to "erase" black voters

by Anonymousreply 195Last Friday at 11:16 AM

Oh, look, more forced hysterectomies

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by Anonymousreply 196Last Friday at 11:43 AM

Plan

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by Anonymousreply 197Last Friday at 11:46 AM

Weird that QAnon doesn't care about immigrants being molested

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by Anonymousreply 198Last Friday at 1:03 PM

The White House and the pharmaceutical industry were nearing a major deal to lower drug prices. Then the administration demanded that $100 "Trump Cards" be sent to millions of seniors before the election — and the industry balked.

Some of the drugmakers bridled at being party to what they feared would be seen as an 11th-hour political boost for Mr. Trump. One drug company executive said they worried about the optics of having the chief executives of the country’s leading pharmaceutical makers stand with the president in the Rose Garden as he hoisted an oversized card and gloated about helping a crucial bloc of voters.

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by Anonymousreply 199Last Friday at 1:31 PM

When the heads of pharmaceutical companies are the higher moral actors, you're in fucking trouble.

by Anonymousreply 200Last Friday at 1:35 PM
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by Anonymousreply 201Last Friday at 3:43 PM

So this is how it goes.

Fuck fuck will nominate another fucking sycophant and when the election goes to the Supreme Court they'll of course back him.

FUCK this shit.

by Anonymousreply 202Last Friday at 3:50 PM

I would love to know what options there are for gumming up the works in the Senate. Pull every trick possible. Do not go along with any nomination, block any nomination if at all possible. Not sure what the options are, but I suspect there are some.

by Anonymousreply 203Last Friday at 4:15 PM

There's nothing Dems can do. There is no way to block any nomination.

by Anonymousreply 204Last Friday at 4:18 PM

Republicans control the Senate. There is no way to stop it unless a near handful of Republicans decide to not go along in railroading through a Trump nominee. That's unlikely.

by Anonymousreply 205Last Friday at 5:33 PM

R205, a number are in very close races. All they care about is their own power, so that will be a factor.

by Anonymousreply 206Last Friday at 6:01 PM

We are fucked!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 207Last Friday at 11:18 PM

I don't think we're fucked, from a voting standpoint. Trump's base still isn't large enough to win him the election, even if his cult are now super-motivated to vote. I don't think Ginsberg's death will be enough to motivate independents - those who would be motivated by such a thing are already entrenched in their vote.

by Anonymousreply 208Last Saturday at 2:39 AM

R208 We're not fucked from a voting standpoint, but we are fucked from a "voting " standpoint. We have way more than enough LEGITIMATE votes. We did in 2016. But have you been paying attention to all that's been going on behind the scenes? And I'm talking just the stuff we know about? (and, respectfully, please don't feel attacked by me, it's not my intent).

Many of us still all accept that 2016 was a legitimate, free and fair election. Yet so much evidence continues to be revealed that it was anything but!

I'm not just talking about the misinformation campaign and Comey's October surprise (just to mention two), I'm talking about evidence that voting machines in EVERY STATE were hacked. Not just the 21 first revealed by IG sources in 2017. It is why Trump has waged his campaign against the Post Office/mail-in voting, and is insistent that people HAVE to go to the polls. He knows Putin has the button to change the tallies, (it has to do with the touch screens, as well as other vulnerable technological areas). And because of the irreparable damage that has already been done, and the GOP representatives in certain areas that are deliberately still allowing, they are making it practically impossible for the mail voting system to work. People will be forced to literally risk their lives if they want to leave their houses and vote.

It also conveniently ties in to Trump still deliberately lying about the Covid number of deaths, brutality of the disease, and chances of getting it. Despite taped evidence of his own voice confirming he knew the risks and dangers, he continues to blatantly lie at his rallies. He lies about the number of deaths, the harshness of the disease, the long-term nasty effects, and each person's possibility of getting it. If supporters continue to think it's all "Fake", they'll go in person to the polls.

SEE how it's all connected?

No repairs have been implemented to our voting system. NONE! ..... quite the opposite....The Russians have improved their methods of infiltration. There is no way the results will be accurate. Not even close. Not with the people in charge.

Trump has already stated he will contest, 100%, when he loses because his losing is proof that our voting system is rigged! And we all know it is exactly the opposite. 180 degrees!! His "winning" is absolute proof that hacking successfully took place. Just like in 2016.

The Democrats have to come right out and say this. "IF DONALD TRUMP WINS, THAT IS 100% PROOF POSITIVE VOTING WAS RIGGED!"

The election should just be canceled. Trump should be disqualified and Biden automatically made President. Yes, of course I know this is impossible. I'm not delusional. But violence and death is a certainty come November. WTF can we do to prevent this?

by Anonymousreply 209Last Saturday at 12:12 PM

President Trump on Thursday announced a federal “1776 Commission” to promote “patriotic education” and accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the New York Times of warping history.

Trump said Democrats and the Times’ “1619 Project” promote an inaccurate version of US history by over-emphasizing race and the legacy of slavery.

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by Anonymousreply 210Last Saturday at 12:51 PM

There's already a 1776 Commission and it's called home schooling.

by Anonymousreply 211Last Saturday at 1:12 PM

Collins has announced she will supposedly not vote until January. I take it she was one of the ones they gifted the opportunity for cover.

by Anonymousreply 212Last Saturday at 1:25 PM

[quote]The House Foreign Affairs Committee has dropped a threat of contempt against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the State Department turned over 16,000 pages of records related to a Senate investigation of Democrat Joe Biden’s son. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., had subpoenaed Pompeo and threatened to hold him in contempt of Congress after months of requesting the records, which had already been turned over to the Republican-led Senate.

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by Anonymousreply 213Last Saturday at 1:27 PM

Correction, she says she opposes it, in her statement released within the past hour or so. She didn't say she wouldn't.

by Anonymousreply 214Last Saturday at 1:29 PM

Foot Locker is turning its stores into voter registration hubs.

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by Anonymousreply 215Last Saturday at 1:53 PM

Dear Miss Lindsey may have to sashay away.

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by Anonymousreply 216Last Saturday at 2:01 PM

[quote]"I WANT YOU TO USE MY WORDS AGAINST ME. If there’s a Republican President in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of his term, you can say, ‘Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.’l......Lindsey Graham

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by Anonymousreply 217Last Saturday at 2:11 PM

I’m gutted about RBG. This is bad. We need 4 GOP senators to actually vote no on any nominee until after either Presidential Bone Spurs is re-elected or Biden is sworn in.

by Anonymousreply 218Last Saturday at 2:30 PM

which is unlikely FCI. The Senate used to famously be a place where bills and everything go to die. Is there no way to gum up the works there for a month or so?

by Anonymousreply 219Last Saturday at 2:33 PM

Tucker Carlson ran a segment the other night with a woman in PA, who complained to her local school board about her child's textbook that touted that police were bad. When the school board ignored her, she went public on Facebook, got lots of threats and then she got support from people who thanked her for speaking up. (I didn't see the segment, this is what my elderly Fox-watching relative told me.) So Trump's announcement about "patriotic education" is aimed specifically at Fox watchers - Trump and that demographic group are essentially having a back-and-forth conversation that the mainstream media isn't picking up on - the silo effect.

by Anonymousreply 220Last Saturday at 3:08 PM

We need to raise our kids with traditional American values!

by Anonymousreply 221Last Saturday at 3:30 PM

Hmmm, r220, I have this very weird feeling that the textbook doesn't actually say "police are bad." It's almost like a thoroughly corrupt and dishonest Christian decided to call into a show and spew nonsense for the Trump Cult.

by Anonymousreply 222Last Saturday at 3:31 PM

Again, is there no one who will take one for the team?

by Anonymousreply 223Last Saturday at 4:13 PM

R222 Yes, that seems unlikely.

I’m getting incredibly drunk this weekend. Then, I’m going to fight like hell.

Treason thread posters- there is a mobilization forming. Replacing RBG in such a callous and disgusting way will not go unanswered.

Pres Bone Spurs can go fuck himself. As can any senate republican supporting her replacement.

Please fight even harder. Do not give up.

by Anonymousreply 224Last Saturday at 10:18 PM

We ain't giving up, FCI. Fear not, my brother.

You saw the massive influx of cash to various Senate campaigns yesterday and today, I'm sure. That should let you know where we stand.

Nope. We're going to double down and fight like hell.

You keep us posted if there's anything we need to do or someone we need to squeeze extra hard for a no vote. We'll do it.

by Anonymousreply 225Last Saturday at 11:35 PM

[quote]Again, is there no one who will take one for the team?

Someone.

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by Anonymousreply 226Last Sunday at 12:48 AM

r209 While I agree that touch screen computers are vulnerable, and especially the ones (like Georgia had until recently), which don't print out receipts for the votes cast that the voters can look at to verify, there are many states (such as my own) that use bubble sheets. Those are much harder to hack. Of course, I live in a blue state, and one which has had mail voting only for the past decade. It's vitally important that people vote this year. Huge numbers always benefit Democrats. That's why the Republicans focus on voter suppression. Also, while voting machines might get hacked in some areas, election day voter polling is generally accurate. So if 85% of the people responding say they voted for Joe Biden, and the voting totals in that district show Donald Trump winning by 85%, that's going to get attention. Voting hacks (if done cleverly) try to work on the margins - changing just enough votes in close elections to swing the election without drawing attention. It's vital that Trump lose by huge margins in every state, particularly in so-called "swing" states, to overcome the cheating that is almost certain to take place. This was always Obama's strategy, and it was a successful one.

by Anonymousreply 227Last Sunday at 1:02 AM

If...

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by Anonymousreply 228Last Sunday at 3:36 AM

FCI/R224 my completely apolitical, crowd-hating wife who has never marched for anything in her life, last night announced she’ll be in the streets protesting if Mango Mussolini replaces RBG.

by Anonymousreply 229Last Sunday at 3:37 AM

Here's my issue with CNN and company: the single topic focus. as a supplant to Trump rallies, is the 24 hour dwelling on RBG that is so repetitive. Note her impressive accomplishments and tell her story, but cover other matters, I. e. Covid, elections security, postal updates,, western fires, storms recovery, economy, stimulus, unemployment, foreign matters, weather, sports, travel, House & Senate campaigns etc. ,

by Anonymousreply 230Last Sunday at 4:55 AM

^supplement, not supplant

by Anonymousreply 231Last Sunday at 4:57 AM

Glenn Kirschner:

Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Exposing the Constitutional Abuses of Mitch McConnell.

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by Anonymousreply 232Last Sunday at 6:29 AM

Actress announces her endorsement of Trump:

Samarie Armstrong? Whose that?

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by Anonymousreply 233Last Sunday at 6:43 AM

^Samaire, whatever

by Anonymousreply 234Last Sunday at 6:47 AM

Wasn't she in The OC?

by Anonymousreply 235Last Sunday at 6:48 AM

Thoughts and prayers for Samaire Armstrong's career.

by Anonymousreply 236Last Sunday at 6:49 AM

And I was ever so looking forward to her Hedda.

by Anonymousreply 237Last Sunday at 7:16 AM

Surprise, surprise... “Armstrong’s mother designs spas for resorts and her father teaches soldiers close combat training.”

by Anonymousreply 238Last Sunday at 7:19 AM

What kind of..."soldiers"?

by Anonymousreply 239Last Sunday at 7:26 AM

R141, you may have nailed it.

Major Garrett & CBS hosting SHS and hocking her new book:

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by Anonymousreply 240Last Sunday at 7:34 AM

A friend of mine saw this piece on "CBS Sunday Morning" last month and is now convinced that Trump is going to use this secret Constitutional instrument called a PEAD to make himself autocratic ruler of the U.S. and there's nothing anybody can do about it. I tried to say that that's not how government takeovers happen, he would have to have the Pentagon solidly behind him for one thing, but no, it was on this fucking Sunday morning TV show so it's infallible truth. I can really see how things like QAnon happen.

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by Anonymousreply 241Last Sunday at 7:58 AM

Trump and deplorable Barr do not have the authority to delay or cancel an election.

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by Anonymousreply 242Last Sunday at 9:26 AM

For anyone still interested, this is the story that was about to break on Friday, just as the RBG story interrupted. I was watching Joy Reid on MSNBC. She had David Corn on deck, said 3 words of introduction - then all hell broke loose. I think it's a pretty important story that, of course, got totally lost....

(I swear, Trump is the luckiest motherfucker on the face of the earth)

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by Anonymousreply 243Last Sunday at 9:29 AM

A story about a "sucker", using Trump's term and criteria.

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by Anonymousreply 244Last Sunday at 9:33 AM

R241, good she shared that link.

More awareness about this is needed, followed-up by voting.

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by Anonymousreply 245Last Sunday at 9:40 AM

^good "you", auto-spell made it "she". Oops.

by Anonymousreply 246Last Sunday at 9:42 AM

Too bad the ricin letter didn't make it in.

by Anonymousreply 247Last Sunday at 9:45 AM

Sitting in my apartment in Miami watching television a few minutes ago and heard honking. Looked outside and there was a parade going south on Biscayne Blvd. in support of Biden/Harris.

My favorite sign: ByeDon 2020

by Anonymousreply 248Last Sunday at 11:58 AM

Seen these signs in SC.

Signs need to say 'Miss' L....

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by Anonymousreply 249Last Sunday at 12:20 PM

She's wearing a mask campaigning. It has stars!

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by Anonymousreply 250Last Sunday at 12:29 PM

I just finished reading Michael Cohen's book. I found it very interesting and enlightening in spite of already being well aware of trumps criminality and lies.

Near the end it got chilling, and that's in part from the description of his final dinner with trump before his home was raided by the FBI and subsequent troubles. The two of them had dinner with one of the richest men on the planet, talking business with trump having the ability to grant influence and favors to others from the middle east like the guest.

Cohen described trump as being always surrounded by billionaires and sycophants. They are at his hotels and clubs, lavishing him with praise, enriching his coffers through frequenting his properties, and generally sucking up to trump for the tax breaks and deregulation that creates even more wealth for them. Trump and cohorts are in a feeding frenzy at the trough that is our crumbling democracy.

The deplorable cult is nothing more than legions of zombies who somehow think there is something in this for them, as told in lies by trump for their votes. Yes, they feel validated in their racism, sexism, greed, and hate, but the dollars flow upward to the top.

trump is in this for the personal wealth and glory for himself, supported by and for the greedy rich. He cares nothing for regular Americans.

We all know this of course, those who pay attention, but Cohen's and other's remarks about not giving up power ring true, in large part because he knows he'll be indicted when he leaves office. November looms ominously and we must steel ourselves for the fight. He must not be allowed to cheat and lie to remain in office.

by Anonymousreply 251Last Sunday at 5:14 PM

[quote] In a wide-ranging speech at a campaign rally Saturday night, President Donald Trump ramped up attacks against his opponent, Joe Biden, calling Biden the "dumbest of all candidates," and went so far as to declare, "maybe I'll sign an executive order that you cannot have him as your president."

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by Anonymousreply 252Last Monday at 6:19 AM

Assistance to help Florida residents pay off poll tax fines and register to vote!

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by Anonymousreply 253Last Monday at 6:44 AM

Granny learned her lesson...

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by Anonymousreply 254Last Monday at 7:25 AM

I thought poll taxes were illegal. Leave it to FLA to find the ugliest way.

by Anonymousreply 255Last Monday at 7:36 AM

In a new book, Muelller prosecutor Andrew Weissman confirms that: Special Counsel team members where frustrated by Mueller's "mealymouthed" conclusion. And more: Mueller weakened his probe largely to avoid an explosive confrontation with the White House.

“Had we given it our all—had we used all available tools to uncover the truth, undeterred by the onslaught of the president’s unique powers to undermine our efforts?” Weissmann writes in the introduction. “I know the hard answer to that simple question: We could have done more.” Elsewhere, he admits that, “like Congress, we were guilty of not pressing as hard as we could” for evidence. He calls a crucial passage of the Mueller report “mealymouthed”—an easy mark for Barr’s treachery. “Part of the reason the president and his enablers were able to spin the report was that we had left the playing field open for them to do so.”

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by Anonymousreply 256Last Monday at 8:34 AM

Trump is calling Biden dumb? Pot paging kettle

by Anonymousreply 257Last Monday at 9:26 AM

In my long, long life r257 I have never once met a republican't who was not a master at projection.

I have come to the belief that it is an ability magically bestowed upon them when their lips are removed.

by Anonymousreply 258Last Monday at 9:34 AM

Perhaps between a platter of lobster tails, and then a filet mignon.....

Bill Barr undertakes another sinister election. maneuver:

[quote]The US Department of Justice on Monday designated three cities as “anarchist jurisdictions”, where it says elected officials have allowed property destruction and violence during protests over racism and police brutality. The move is an explicitly political gambit, part of the Trump administration’s “law and order” re-election push. In seeking to withdraw federal funding from the three cities, the DoJ is likely to be stymied in the courts.

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by Anonymousreply 259Last Monday at 10:14 AM

🐞 🐞 🐞 🐞

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by Anonymousreply 260Last Monday at 10:26 AM

^They don't look like Miss Lindz's typical, early morning gentleman callers.

by Anonymousreply 261Last Monday at 10:31 AM

Poor Miz Lindsey. She needs her beauty rest.

by Anonymousreply 262Last Monday at 10:32 AM

R261, please, please, please let them catch some half naked man falling out Graham's back window on camera.

by Anonymousreply 263Last Monday at 10:33 AM

Statement from Gov DeathSantis

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by Anonymousreply 264Last Monday at 10:33 AM

Dumb fucker DeSantis might want to read the Constitution...or have it read to him.

by Anonymousreply 265Last Monday at 10:36 AM

Perhaps an interpretive dance r265.

by Anonymousreply 266Last Monday at 10:45 AM

On March 17, 2020, the day of the Florida Presidential primary, Riddle rose at 6 a.m. and put on a T-shirt with an inscription that she’d devised: “First in Line, First Time Voting.” At the Robert L. Taylor Community Center, she signed her name to the voting roll and, at the age of sixty-two, cast her first ballot. “Like a gift from Heaven,” she said.

But, after voting in the primary, Riddle may not be able to vote in the upcoming general election. Six months after Amendment Four passed, the Republican-dominated legislature approved a law dictating that ex-felons could vote only if they first paid all the fines, restitution, and fees imposed at their sentencing. The law may affect as many as seven hundred and seventy thousand Florida residents, about half of whom are Black. In many cases, the totals came to thousands of dollars. The burden was not just large but uncertain: state officials testified that they had no way of knowing how much money felons owe, or whether they have paid; those calculations would take six years or so to complete.

The legislation gutted Amendment Four, but DeSantis claimed that he was merely enforcing the language that voters had approved. “The amendment does not apply to a felon who has failed to complete all the terms of his sentence,” he maintained.

Riddle and sixteen other former felons sued DeSantis, arguing that the requirement amounted to a poll tax, which is prohibited by the Constitution.

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by Anonymousreply 267Last Monday at 10:52 AM

This is not a choice between trump and Biden, it's a choice between evil and good, honesty vs lies, integrity vs corruption, and oligarchy vs democracy.

Biden represents a functioning democracy, trump is corruption incarnate.

I'm praying (and I'm not even religious) for an overwhelming blue wave to wash away the trumpian cesspool.

Republicans cheat, and Democrats play fair to ensure prosperity and equality for all. Democrats are continually trying to level the playing field while repukes create mountains where only a very few can reach the top.

by Anonymousreply 268Last Monday at 10:54 AM

R259 - the administration tried the same thing with "sanctuary cities". They were sued and lost.

Cuomo of NY said they would lose again if the state sued them. It's unconstitutional. Not that Trump cares but an Attorney General should know this. Barr is either fucking dumb or just paying lip service to Trump's requests.

by Anonymousreply 269Last Monday at 11:02 AM

This Lady gives a lame excuse.

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by Anonymousreply 270Last Monday at 3:00 PM

Barr is desperate to distract from the rising death toll from covid, the epic failures of fat Donnie and the fact that he thinks he can impose his will on the DOJ and help install this jackass for his precious Gilead.

Someone needs to throat punch that fat fucker.

by Anonymousreply 271Last Monday at 3:00 PM

Joni Ernst falling behind.

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by Anonymousreply 272Last Monday at 3:03 PM

Ya'll was mean to my drunken crush, so I get to do whatever I want!

by Anonymousreply 273Last Monday at 3:03 PM

Another bad & fishy Senatrice. She ain't up for re-election. ths year; never forget, though.

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by Anonymousreply 274Last Monday at 3:07 PM

r274, and she has shown how far you can go on a Home Economics BA.

Marsha is dumber than a box of hair.

by Anonymousreply 275Last Monday at 3:10 PM

r275, but meaner than a junkyard dog.

by Anonymousreply 276Last Monday at 3:46 PM

She's a fetid cunt.

by Anonymousreply 277Last Monday at 3:48 PM

r277, truer words were never spoken

by Anonymousreply 278Last Monday at 3:48 PM

Putrid cunt Trump actually suggested that Democrats might have faked RBG's last message instead of it being the authentic last words from a dying woman.

Every time I think he can't go any lower, he proves me wrong.

Hell is too GOOD for this piece of trash.

by Anonymousreply 279Last Monday at 4:51 PM

Glenn Kirschner:

Barr/DOJ Designate NY/Seattle/Portland "Anarchist" Cities. Barr Will Lose in Court in a NY Minute

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by Anonymousreply 280Last Monday at 6:28 PM

Love this!

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by Anonymousreply 281Yesterday at 12:18 PM

Bloomberg is paying the fines and fees of Florida felons so that they can vote.

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by Anonymousreply 282Yesterday at 12:46 PM

But, if as was said in r267:

[quote]The burden was not just large but uncertain: state officials testified that they had no way of knowing how much money felons owe, or whether they have paid; those calculations would take six years or so to complete.

What good will Bloomberg's donation do for this election? Do we need to wait six years to see an actual benefit?

by Anonymousreply 283Yesterday at 1:10 PM

So really? They're going to say, you can't vote until you've paid your fine, but we can't tell you what the fine is? Fuck that noise. Storm the polls.

by Anonymousreply 284Yesterday at 1:21 PM

We are in an Orwelian world, R284. No more doubt about it.

by Anonymousreply 285Yesterday at 1:55 PM

Poor Lindz looks beat down in that pic at R270.

by Anonymousreply 286Yesterday at 2:06 PM

Nice of Dems to legally buy votes. Trump is way ahead in the game, paying off the farmers in the Midwest.

Hopefully this works out more in the Dems favor, who knows how the felons will actually vote.

by Anonymousreply 287Yesterday at 2:06 PM

Pelosi's killed that shit, r287.

SHE controls the $$ and fat Donnie isn't getting any until she decides to give it to him.

by Anonymousreply 288Yesterday at 2:12 PM

Kayleigh just stands up there and lies.

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by Anonymousreply 289Yesterday at 2:58 PM

She's a whore, darling.

by Anonymousreply 290Yesterday at 3:01 PM

R287, how are Dems buying votes? They're restoring the right to vote to ex-felons without any say in how they'll actually vote.

by Anonymousreply 291Yesterday at 3:02 PM

[quote]Kayleigh just stands up there and lies.

To be fair, it is her job.

And it's not like they could find anyone who would tell the truth.

by Anonymousreply 292Yesterday at 3:02 PM

Where's Melania?

She aint at the rallies, is she?

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by Anonymousreply 293Yesterday at 3:03 PM

Melania is trying to emulate Jackie Kennedy. But according to a source, she's failing at it.

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by Anonymousreply 294Yesterday at 3:08 PM

Didn't Melania say she would do the convention and then she was done?

by Anonymousreply 295Yesterday at 3:13 PM
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by Anonymousreply 296Yesterday at 3:13 PM

What's new with Matt & Nestor?

Maybe Nestor escaped?

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by Anonymousreply 297Yesterday at 3:18 PM

I was half kidding, R291. But honestly, would Bloomberg be fundraising for the ex-felons if their votes weren't in play for the Dems a swing state?

by Anonymousreply 298Yesterday at 3:39 PM

R298, of course, but nothing's guaranteed. Lots of male ex-felons will probably admire Cheeto's arrogance, seeing it as swag.

by Anonymousreply 299Yesterday at 3:41 PM

I'm so conflicted

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by Anonymousreply 300Yesterday at 5:51 PM

I'm fairly confident that non-white felons in Florida will vote for Biden if they go to vote. But the white deplorables in MY neighborhood will trip over each other RUNNING to the polls to vote for Trump. He's their hero!!

Mr. Bloomberg, I'm not so sure what you're doing is such a hot idea. Just sayin'.

by Anonymousreply 301Yesterday at 6:01 PM

I'm sorry -- I meant the white convicted felons, of which there are many in my neck of the woods.

by Anonymousreply 302Yesterday at 6:02 PM

US ambassador under fire for hosting Dutch far-right bash

U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra | Patrick Van Katwijk/AFP via Getty Images

US ambassador under fire for hosting Dutch far-right bash Embassy and MP Thierry Baudet deny claims that event was a fundraiser.

By ELINE SCHAART 9/22/20, 6:31 PM CET The U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands has been accused of interfering in national politics after hosting an event for the far-right Forum for Democracy party.

The event, held at the American Embassy in Wassenaar on September 10, featured between 30 and 40 "party officials and wealthy entrepreneurs," according to Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra spoke at the event. Hoekstra, who was born in the Netherlands but raised in Michigan, was appointed by Donald Trump in 2017.

Other political parties, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte's VVD, have raised questions about the event and whether it should have been allowed. "Of course this should not have happened," MP Bram van Ojik from the Greens told broadcaster NOS. "This is interference in our elections."

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by Anonymousreply 303Yesterday at 6:06 PM

[quote]I meant the white convicted felons, of which there are many in my neck of the woods.

Given that people of color get convicted of felonies at a disproportionate rate, the impact of the white ex-cons may be somewhat limited.

by Anonymousreply 304Yesterday at 7:00 PM

Trump on Ilhan Omar:

[quote] She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from?

Ilhan Omar @IlhanMN

[quote] Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you.

[quote] Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you run our country like one.

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by Anonymousreply 305Yesterday at 7:16 PM

Somalia has unfettered capitalism. That’s something we’re about to try if he gets re-elected. Somalia is a hellhole. We’re heading there.

by Anonymousreply 306Yesterday at 7:21 PM

How do you heal a divided country when the republicans have never been good on their word? They blatantly cheat and steal. You can’t nor shouldn’t work with them. They can’t try to appeal to voters who are more fiscally moderate/liberal than they’ll ever be.

by Anonymousreply 307Yesterday at 7:25 PM

[quote] Fun fact: a blue whale’s anus can stretch to approximately 3 and a half feet, making it the second largest asshole on the planet, just behind Mitch McConnell.

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by Anonymousreply 308a day ago

R304? Of course that's the case, but proportions don't vote -- people do. Here is the data from 2010, which shows that, while a disproportionate number of Blacks compared to their total in the population are incarcerated in Florida, the actual number of persons in jails/prisons is not that different. In other words, there are more Blacks in prisons (47% of the prison population vs. 41% white), but not by much.

And as I said, the white ones, at least in my neighborhood, are champing at the bit to vote for Trump.

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by Anonymousreply 30915 hours ago

Ooops -- Blacks are 46%, not 47%.

by Anonymousreply 31015 hours ago

Trump aides argue that he can't be racist because he also hates women. From today's WaPo:

"Several officials said that Trump is not a disciplined enough thinker to grasp the full dimensions of the white nationalist agenda, let alone embrace it. Others pointed out that they have observed him making far more offensive comments about women, insisting that his scorn is all-encompassing and therefore shouldn’t be construed as racist.”

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by Anonymousreply 31111 hours ago

Ivanka Trump wasn't asked a single question about Russia.

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by Anonymousreply 31210 hours ago

That's what you get when you have a Republican investigating Republicans. - a tacit collaborator.

Or a pussy, if we want to be generous.

by Anonymousreply 31310 hours ago

Like I kept saying over and over and people didn't want to hear...

There was no way a Republican (Mueller) was ever going to indict a Republican POTUS.

by Anonymousreply 3149 hours ago
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