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Everyday Treasoning: We've Only Just Begun (The Treason Thread, Part 43)

Continued Discussion

We've only just begun to live White lace and promises A kiss for luck and we're on our way...

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by Anonymousreply 391August 4, 2021 5:55 AM

Link to previous thread for reference.

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by Anonymousreply 1July 1, 2021 7:02 PM

Thank you, OP! And let's call for another look-out for FCI...

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by Anonymousreply 2July 1, 2021 9:19 PM

I’m here. I’m not a subscriber so I couldn’t post on the other thread.

Thank you for making a new one, OP!

by Anonymousreply 3July 1, 2021 10:28 PM

So, FCI is a scab?

by Anonymousreply 4July 1, 2021 10:49 PM

I am weary of leaving behind my identify for various sites I visit. Using my credit card to become a subscriber is something I am weary of doing. I appreciate what Muriel does although he’s never put one of the Treason threads on subscribe.

by Anonymousreply 5July 1, 2021 11:05 PM

Guess what's going to be the topic of Donald's next self-pity rally.

by Anonymousreply 6July 1, 2021 11:15 PM

If you plan to run for office that’s probably a wise decision R5. Glad to hear that you are well.

by Anonymousreply 7July 1, 2021 11:34 PM

So what does everyone make of the charges? Are there more to come?

by Anonymousreply 8July 1, 2021 11:37 PM

Oh I hope so!!! I am so scared to jinx it though by being too optimistic.

by Anonymousreply 9July 1, 2021 11:40 PM

FCI, got any news?

by Anonymousreply 10July 1, 2021 11:47 PM

I could see one of the alt right loons whacking the guy to prevent him bringing down the diapered overlord, ala Capone’s accountant.

by Anonymousreply 11July 2, 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you, Elderlez!

There will be more charges. That’s my hunch. This is the tip of the iceberg. They have so much information already it is a matter of getting cooperation from key figures. I predict the money trail will lead to some mind blowing places and show deep, disgusting corruption.

Behind the scenes, Manchin and Sinema are feeling the heat. Name them when you are on social media. If you do a blanket statement about Dems not getting things done, it takes the heat off the few who are preventing progress. The Dem House caucus is remarkably united. You can thank Nancy for that. She is an extremely effective leader in holding such a big tent caucus together in such a unified way. I fear the day she is gone in leadership. If you’ve never been on the House side in politics you have no idea how effective she is. The other DC insider can back this up.

by Anonymousreply 12July 2, 2021 12:28 AM

Glad to see you back, FCI! I couldn't post in the other thread either, so I figured that's why you vanished too.

I'm hoping we get some support in the Senate or we'll never get anything done.

by Anonymousreply 13July 2, 2021 12:53 AM

It's long but good insights fr Eichenwald

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by Anonymousreply 14July 2, 2021 12:57 AM

Though Manchin, Sinema and a few other Dems have some major pressure from corporate donors, in the end, they will buckle under specific pressure aimed at them. Manchin has already said he is likely to support a separate infrastructure bill with all the things that were left out of the bipartisan bill. The bipartisan bill was brilliantly played and Pelosi saying she’ll withhold voting on the bipartisan bill until the other one is passed is a boss move. President Biden knows what he’s doing, too.

by Anonymousreply 15July 2, 2021 1:30 AM

I find it interesting that the indictments started with Weisselberg. Indictments usually start with the bottom fish to help bring out the big fish. It would seem to me that if they're starting with Weiselberg, they must have major, solid, stuff on someone bigger.

Who could be bigger in that organization?

by Anonymousreply 16July 2, 2021 1:41 AM

I think the real fun will come when they get Matthew Calamari on the stand!

I mean come ON! Calamari!! Will they call him "Mister Gala Mah" so he knows when to place his hand on the bible?

Look at this fucking mamaluke!

by Anonymousreply 17July 2, 2021 5:01 AM

Here's his picture.

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by Anonymousreply 18July 2, 2021 5:02 AM

The gang is back together.

I always knew they would eventually get justice but I had no idea it would be so rapid.

They finally got Nixon after all his years of scumbagery.

Along with the Mafia dons.

Nobody gets away forever.

by Anonymousreply 19July 2, 2021 5:19 AM

[quote]I am weary of leaving behind my identify for various sites I visit. Using my credit card to become a subscriber is something I am weary of doing.

I'm leery of your understanding of the word "weary".

by Anonymousreply 20July 2, 2021 8:28 AM

R19, Nixon wasn't punished. He was pardoned. He never paid a price. They're even trying to rehabilitate his image now. Ooh, China. Ooh, the environmnent. Ooh, he was practically a progressive.

I'll believe anything will happen to these assholes when something actually happens to these assholes. Look at Cosby. They always find a way to pay no price. Money makes everything go away. It's only when money comes up against money, you get an Epstein. And, fuck, as far as we know, he's just on some island raping little girls after getting some plastic surgery.

by Anonymousreply 21July 2, 2021 5:55 PM

Poor Madoff. He was the toast of the town. Until he wasn’t.

I’ve seen this play a thousand times if I’ve seen it once. They might not be hung from the rafters, but they all will pay a price.

by Anonymousreply 22July 2, 2021 6:17 PM

Forgive my skepticism, but the indictments and all the press that led up to their being unsealed seemed more theatrical and performative than substantive. The talking heads of MSNBC were awash in "will he/won't he" conjecture over the possibility of Weisselberg's flipping on Trump. If that were going to happen, it would have already. I think SDNY were cautious about casting a wider net because they are either a) saving some of the more sensational stuff for superseding indictments or b) the Teflon Don has once again insulated himself to the point that charges will be hard to make stick. The Former Guy has certainly done enough to support an "insanity defense." I pray I'm wrong and that I WILL live to see him (with DJr, Eric, Ivanka and Jared) in a perp walk.

by Anonymousreply 23July 2, 2021 6:19 PM

Nixon was Teflon too. For a while.

So was Bernie made off. Many people knew he was a crook and stated it publicly.

Same for the original Teflon Don.

They are all Teflon until they aren’t anymore.

by Anonymousreply 24July 2, 2021 6:24 PM

That Teflon coating isn't scratch-proof. Get those Chore Boys scrubbin'...stat!

by Anonymousreply 25July 2, 2021 6:26 PM

I don't think we'll ever see Trump doing the handcuffed perp walk a la Weisselberg, because I don't think this country has the political will to do that to a former president. But anyone who thinks that anything less than that is no big deal doesn't understand the situation that Trump's in. He's not a Nixon or a George W. Bush who can go sit on a pile of money in a secluded compound. For one thing, he doesn't have that much money; ever since he ran through his inheritance he's been living from grift to grift and the occasional loan from Russian oligarchs. For another, he's a malignant narcissist who doesn't have the self-discipline to be able to disappear when it's to his advantage. He's already grossly overexposed. People who aren't already sick of him are getting that way.

by Anonymousreply 26July 2, 2021 6:52 PM

If Trump were smart, he would have already left the country. I guess it's good he's not smart.

by Anonymousreply 27July 2, 2021 8:39 PM

Even seeing one or more of the Trump kids get convicted would be awesome.

by Anonymousreply 28July 2, 2021 9:31 PM

R20 I am thoroughly embarrassed but thank you for pointing out my misuse of weary. It sounded right-ish. Oh, dear myself. Ugh

by Anonymousreply 29July 2, 2021 10:54 PM

8 armed guys, on their way to DC? 6 on the loose. Why isn't this on CNN?

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by Anonymousreply 30July 3, 2021 12:10 PM

^ I tried to start a thread on this but it didn't take.

by Anonymousreply 31July 3, 2021 12:11 PM

Anyone want to guess what color they are? Anyone? Bueller?

by Anonymousreply 32July 3, 2021 12:40 PM

^The group says they are "Moorish American Arms", so they could be non-white, we'll see if the rest of them make it out alive. I tried posting thread twice, maybe I'm blocked for some reason. 2 hours later and I still don't see in on national news.

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by Anonymousreply 33July 3, 2021 1:21 PM

R33, if they’re non-white I’ll eat my hat.

by Anonymousreply 34July 3, 2021 1:38 PM

Somebody started a thread....

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by Anonymousreply 35July 3, 2021 2:21 PM

I thought of you all immediately! These latest allegations and indictments are certainly tantalizing, but I'd like them to be an amuse bouche, rather than the entree. Certainly NOT the just desserts, because I need Don Jr and Ivanka in cuffs at the least. I need my Season of the Witch thread, because I've been a very good boy, and so patient.

Hi FCI- your hair looks fabulous, as always!

by Anonymousreply 36July 3, 2021 2:28 PM

Yes, they're African Americans. White homicidal maniacs tend to hog the spotlight but the arena of American terrorism has a richly diverse history. Who remembers the D.C. snipers, who brought actual skill and daring to their reign of terror? *chef's kiss*

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by Anonymousreply 37July 3, 2021 2:35 PM
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by Anonymousreply 38July 4, 2021 12:53 AM

Matt Gaetz Says He'll Nominate Donald Trump to Be Next Speaker of the House

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by Anonymousreply 39July 4, 2021 12:57 AM

Please, please, please, please indict Gaetz for something. Please!

by Anonymousreply 40July 4, 2021 1:08 AM

[quote] The Constitution—which states that "the House of Representatives shall chuse (sic) their Speaker and other Officers"—does not expressly state that the House Speaker must be a member of the chamber. However, many legal experts who have examined the issue believe that the founders intended for the speaker to be chosen from a pool of elected representatives.

[quote] "It would have been unthinkable for the most populous house not to have its leader be part of the representatives who were elected by the people," said David Forte, a constitutional scholar at Cleveland State University, according to NBC News.

I read somewhere that there is a contingent of MAGAs who consider nominating 45 for Speaker their best course of action, R39. They believe the courts would be compelled to let him out of jail to accept the post--nd then, once Joe & Kamala are impeached, the Speaker becomes president.

by Anonymousreply 41July 4, 2021 1:15 AM

Independence Day

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by Anonymousreply 42July 4, 2021 5:07 PM

Supreme Court Protects Dark Money Donors From Being Revealed

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by Anonymousreply 43July 4, 2021 5:47 PM

Yes, the discussion of Speaker of the House being anyone the party in charge chooses, has been brought up before.

People talked about it, probably on these threads, back in 2016, when it was suggested the Dems make HRC Speaker of the House to piss Orange off.

by Anonymousreply 44July 5, 2021 9:00 AM

No discussion on Orange and his even stupider children essentially incriminating themselves this weekend?

All of them did interviews basically admitting that they committed the fraud.

Part of me thinks it had to be intentional, perhaps to get ahead of the story and claim ignorance of the law... but then I remember they really could just be that stupid.

Funny that Orange played the, "I don't know her," card in his speech when talking about Tax Codes.. but remember in 2016 he claimed that nobody knew tax laws better than him!

by Anonymousreply 45July 5, 2021 9:03 AM

Being ignorant of the law does not make one exempt from the law.

by Anonymousreply 46July 5, 2021 9:53 AM

They’re actively trying to normalize what they’ve done in the court of public opinion. Admitting their crimes, they believe, makes them no big deal.

by Anonymousreply 47July 5, 2021 11:08 AM

r39, I'm pretty sure that the entire strength of the Republican party is working hard to give Matt the Epstein treatment. Daddy Gaetz is/has been the most powerful man in FL, he has deep pockets and connections to every Republican in the state. They will not let Matt go to jail. Another way to own the libs.

It's a mandatory sentencing crime so they'll probably rule out the evidence or declare mistrial if it gets that far.

Admit the crime but deny there's nothing wrong with it. Get you fans to say "fake news" or "no collusion". Matt's friends will say, so what, he fucked a porn star 6 months early, she was already a whore when she met him.

by Anonymousreply 48July 5, 2021 11:25 AM

“"As I was reading the indictment, the one thing I kept thinking was: 'My God, this is some street-level mobster bulls--t,'" one former New York prosecutor told The Independent. "Two sets of books? That's like 'How to Commit Tax Fraud 101' at crime college." University of Chicago law professor Daniel Hemel added, "This is Leona Helmsley-level stuff”

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by Anonymousreply 49July 5, 2021 11:43 AM

Don Gaetz defrauded Medicare of about A BILLION dollars for billing for fake hospice patients up to 170k each. FAKE PEOPLE, not mistakes.

He denied it, sold the HOSPICE company for 400million or something to ROTO ROOTER. This is America where plumbers are in charge of your death.

The lawsuit is settled confidentially (!!!) in 2018 after admitting no wrong. Later, Don Gaetz had a bill passed to make himself in charge of a half billion dollar oil spill/ slush fund. So you rob a billion and pay back an undisclosed amount back to the state where you are the leader of the Senate, and everything is fine.

His kid's not going to jail for fucking a porn star. I'm sure he owns a lot of Fl. Democrats as well.

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by Anonymousreply 50July 5, 2021 11:45 AM

Didn’t Senator Rick Scott defraud Medicare too?

by Anonymousreply 51July 5, 2021 11:54 AM

^Rick Scott's FINES were 1.7 Billion dollars so how much do you think he stole to begin with? Stealing from the federal government is not a crime as long as you pay off your cronies in your home state.

For some reason these stories get buried after a day and a half, unlike people stealing shopping carts or stuff from Walgreens, those images are replayed hundreds of times a day.

Remember the time Trump pocketed a check for 17 million dollars from the ins. company for (no) hurricane damage? The ins agent, and MALago founding member, became Ambassador to Dominican Republic. "I had a great policy, I didn't have to pay it back". Trump's 17million dollar theft was one of 20 scandals that week.

How many shopping carts could you buy for 17 million?

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by Anonymousreply 52July 5, 2021 12:17 PM

R52, everything in our society is unequal, even evil. The rich have the ability to commit crimes ordinary people cannot even imagine.

by Anonymousreply 53July 5, 2021 3:04 PM

"Sovereign Citizens" groups, if identified, should be forbidden from using or invoking any Federal or other government entity, e g.:

Highways; USPS; US passport; State Driver's License or ID; Constitutional and other legal rights; access to courts as Plaintiffs; public water; etc.

IOW, treat them as utterly illegal squatters.

by Anonymousreply 54July 5, 2021 3:22 PM

Peter Doocy aka Douchebag being school by Jan Psaki. Way to eat it, Petie..

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by Anonymousreply 55July 5, 2021 5:54 PM

r53 Why the fuck do we STILL not know to whom Trump owes 900 million dollars? How can a secret this big not be leaked? It's as if they don't want to know.

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by Anonymousreply 56July 5, 2021 6:57 PM

At the speed our "justice" system moves, any white guy over 40, especially if he's rich, is pretty much free to do whatever he wants because he'll be dead before he faces any consequences.

by Anonymousreply 57July 5, 2021 9:24 PM

Gee, let's guess, r56!

by Anonymousreply 58July 5, 2021 11:43 PM

Margarine Three Names is having a meltdown!

[quote] 1. Most of the people that I talk to daily are regular Americans and I like it that way because I am one of them. This is everything people are saying that DC can't even come close to understanding because Washington can't relate.

[quote] Here is a message from America to the Swamp:

[quote] 2. People have stopped watching the news bc they are sick & tired of the fake news media, including Fox News. People feel like the mainstream media is the most destructive dividing force in our country. They know the media only reports what they want you to see. It's sad.

[quote] 3. Democrats are in major trouble going into '22 for putting America in peril and danger on 2 fronts: The border & attacking the police. And Americans don't buy Democrats lies about either issue. All voters want safe communities, not drug infested, gang controlled, violence.

[quote] 4. The 2020 election is still #1 to Republican voters. Many want it fixed before '22 & even democrat voters admit there was fraud with absentee ballots.

[quote] Rep voters are furious at elected Republicans that won't listen or do anything about it & they are most vulnerable in '22.

[quote] 5. Republicans are angry at the biggest Republican fundraising giants who are raising money to protect House members who voted to impeach Pres Trump and kick me off committees. Donors & voters want a fighting GOP, not spineless GOP, & they don't want their money going to RINOs.

[quote] 6. No one cares about the Delta Variant or any other variant.They are over covid & there is no amount of fear based screaming from the media that will ever force Americans to shut down again. Forced masks and vaccines will cause Dems to lose big. All voters are over covid.

[quote] 7. Americans don't care how many scoops of vanilla choc chip ice cream Biden can eat & see the media covering up his pathetic failures as POTUS. Everyone knows he's weak & puts America last. The media's kid gloves approach makes the media look corrupt, just like Hunter & Joe.

[quote] 8. No one likes Kamala. Not even the Democrats. She failed miserably as a Presidential candidate. Even people that work for her hate her. Big liability for Democrats in 2024.

[quote] 9. Dems embrace of the Progressive Squad aka Communists are going to be their downfall. People don't want the Green New Deal & don't want to be forced into dependency on Chinese batteries in their government mandated EV's. No matter how many lies AOC tells on Chinese tik tok.

[quote] 10. Everyone hates Ilhan Omar, both sides of the aisle.She is an anti-semitic, hate-America, ungrateful refugee, who married her brother and broke the law to get him in the country. Pelosi's protection of Omar is making her look BAD, and America should send Omar back.

[quote] 11. The non-stop dog whistle labeling everything racist is broken. We've had a black POTUS, VP woman of color, black members of Congress, and so many successful & wealthy black Americans. We don't care about color, we care about character.

[quote] MLK's dream came true, thank God!

[quote] 12. Your identity is not your sexual preference or what you like to do in the bedroom. Most Americans don't agree with the invasion of Trans biological men in girls/women's sports. Don't forget Dem voters have daughters too, and do NOT want biological men beating their girls.

[quote] 13. The persistent hate the American flag vomit coming from the radical left makes the Democrat party look really really bad. The Stars and Stripes stands for freedom all over the world and every U.S. soldier that died fell on a battlefield defending our flag and our freedoms.

[quote] 14. If you don't like America or our flag, then get the hell out of our GREAT country & go live in some other shithole Socialist or Communist country that shares your hate for America, our flag, & our God given freedoms. You don't deserve to be an American if you hate our flag.

[quote] 15. Signed,

[quote] The American People.

[quote] *who pay ALL the taxes that fund the federal government.

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by Anonymousreply 59July 6, 2021 1:42 AM

R47 and it's already worked. Thousands of people already shouting, "Who cares, every business does it!"

It's like they're too stupid to know that they're poor and protecting people who should be paying more in taxes so they don't have to.

by Anonymousreply 60July 6, 2021 2:27 AM

What are the odds Boebert

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by Anonymousreply 61July 6, 2021 12:17 PM

Oops! Sorry...posted accidentally before I finished the thought.

What are the odds Boebert had this thought in and of herself, let alone actually wrote anything? Raise your hand if you think she is mostly a puppet.

[quote] At present, the U.S. protects 26 percent of its coastal waters and 12 percent of its land. President Joe Biden has committed to increasing those numbers to 30 percent each by decade’s end, through his environmental initiative nicknamed “30 x 30.” It will be difficult to pull off, as the additional area required for conservation comprises twice the size of Texas.

[quote] Many Republicans criticize it as a massive federal intervention and land grab. (Although much, though not all, of the initiative is actually just lending federal support to existing local, state, private, and tribal conservation initiatives.)

[quote] The 30 x 30 Termination Act would overturn Biden’s Executive Order 14008, which created the 30 x 30 program.

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by Anonymousreply 62July 6, 2021 12:21 PM

You people are obsessed and delusional…

by Anonymousreply 63July 6, 2021 12:23 PM

R63 is pathetic and irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 64July 6, 2021 2:29 PM

Go die in a fire, R63. You fucking Republican piece of shit.

by Anonymousreply 65July 6, 2021 3:50 PM

I have r63 blocked so yeah… it’s a deplorable.

by Anonymousreply 66July 6, 2021 4:04 PM

Most deplorables stay away from this thread. They know DL’s smartest posters post here.

by Anonymousreply 67July 6, 2021 4:20 PM

We're not only smart, we're winners!

by Anonymousreply 68July 6, 2021 4:27 PM

Why the Trump Org Criminal Charges May Open the Indictment Flood Gates: A Matter of Precedent

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by Anonymousreply 69July 7, 2021 12:43 AM

It's always 'this might happen' or 'this might open the floodgates' or 'now they're going down'.

Something better actually happen to these fuckers soon.

by Anonymousreply 70July 7, 2021 5:23 AM

Casual admission of domestic terrorism

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by Anonymousreply 71July 7, 2021 1:11 PM

Trump Is Screwing Over Republicans Who Want To Run For President

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by Anonymousreply 72July 7, 2021 3:42 PM

Trump has been a loser and a failure all his life. He couldn't even manage a second term in the White House with all the resources of the Republican Party behind him. Now all he has to look forward to is life as a geriatric Covid long hauler while watching whatever future prospects he and his crime family had shrivel up and blow away.

by Anonymousreply 73July 7, 2021 3:54 PM

[quote]Certainly NOT the just desserts,

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 74July 7, 2021 4:59 PM

Trump friend and golfing partner charged with misdemeanor indecent assault

[quote] Albert Hazzouri Jr., a 65-year-old dentist from Scranton, Pa., is best known for a 2017 note he wrote Trump, using stationery from Trump’s own Mar-a-Lago Club, to push a proposal for an oversight committee on dental spending.

[quote] The note, which addressed Trump as “Dear King,” came to symbolize the way that Trump blended business with government, giving his customers and friends an audience to lobby for their private causes.

[quote] In charging documents filed last week, police said Hazzouri had groped a female patient after a dental procedure in May.

[quote] In an affidavit, Scranton Police Detective Dina Albanesi wrote that Hazzouri offered to walk the woman to her car. Then — when the two were in a stairwell — Hazzouri allegedly told the patient to “get on his back.” The woman told him no, police said.

[quote] “Hazzouri backed up into her, wrapped his hands around her and grabbed her buttocks and squeezed them,” Albanesi wrote. At the bottom of the stairs, she wrote, Hazzouri also grabbed the woman’s breasts and groin.

[quote] The woman went to police headquarters the same day, according to a police affidavit. Albanesi had the woman call Hazzouri on a recorded line.

[quote] “He stated it was a mistake and [he] didn’t realize he did it until after it was over,” the detective wrote. “He apologized and offered her free dental needs as long as she lives.”

[quote] The three misdemeanor charges against Hazzouri each carry a penalty of up to two years in prison, or up to a $5,000 fine. He was released on $75,000 bail, according to court records, and his next hearing is July 20. The charges against Hazzouri were first reported by the Times-Tribune newspaper in Scranton.

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by Anonymousreply 75July 7, 2021 6:25 PM

Kevin McCarthy nailing down GOP members for Capitol riot panel as Republicans' defense strategy comes into view

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by Anonymousreply 76July 7, 2021 6:36 PM

Whom will he choose?

Gomert, Gym, Matty, Boebert and Marj?

by Anonymousreply 77July 7, 2021 7:03 PM

Can they just put anyone they want onto the committee or does Nancy get veto power?

by Anonymousreply 78July 7, 2021 7:25 PM

Nancy has veto from what I’ve heard.

by Anonymousreply 79July 7, 2021 7:45 PM

R63, Republicans are the obsessed.

Obsessed with protecting lies, greed, racism, murderous cops, and the ultra-wealthy.

Republicans are the delusional ones.

Deluded in thinking that it is patriotic to attempt an overthrow of Congress; that it is Christian to cut social programs for the poor, the unemployed, the infirm; that it is democratic to restrict access to voting; that it is moral to support, fervently even, a man of obvious pride, gluttony, lust, avarice, wrath, sloth, and envy, forgiving him when he has not expressed remorse.

Someone should force-feed these morons, as with foie-gras geese, lessons on American history between the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria of 1492 and the Mayflower of 1620.

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by Anonymousreply 80July 7, 2021 7:47 PM

Is McCarthy even allowed to appointment (such as Boebert) that are suspected of being part of the insurrection?

by Anonymousreply 81July 7, 2021 10:03 PM


*allowed to APPOINT PEOPLE

by Anonymousreply 82July 7, 2021 10:12 PM

R77, I can see him appointing Jordan from that group, but not the others. There's only so much stupid you can put on a committee.

by Anonymousreply 83July 7, 2021 10:27 PM

Nowhere else to put this so I'll just leave it here:

I find it oddly sweet.

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by Anonymousreply 84July 8, 2021 10:13 AM

Thanks r84. Definitely sweet. Definitely not odd.

by Anonymousreply 85July 8, 2021 10:55 AM

BOENYC asked NYS AG @TishJames and feds to probe if City Council candidate Marko Kepi of Staten Island ran an illegal ballot-harvesting and forgery operation in the June GOP primary

[quote] The city’s Board of Elections has asked the US Department of Justice and the state Attorney General’s office to investigate whether a candidate for a City Council seat on Staten Island ran an illegal ballot-harvesting and forgery operation in last month’s primary – including registering dead people to vote for him


[quote] With many absentee ballots still in dispute, Kepi, a former aide to ex-state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn), trails David Carr by less than 200 votes for the Republican line in November’s general election to replace term-limited Councilman Steven Matteo.

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by Anonymousreply 86July 9, 2021 2:50 AM
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by Anonymousreply 87July 10, 2021 12:32 AM

R86, just more proof that whatever Repugs accuse others of doing, they are themselves guilty of...over and over and over.

by Anonymousreply 88July 10, 2021 2:18 AM

[quote] more proof that whatever Repugs accuse others of doing, they are themselves guilty of...over and over and over

...and over, and over, and over...

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by Anonymousreply 89July 10, 2021 3:23 AM

Texas Charges Man Who Waited Six Hours To Vote With Illegal Voting

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by Anonymousreply 90July 10, 2021 2:34 PM

R90, I saw that story on Rachel's show last night and it's utterly disgusting. That poor man.

by Anonymousreply 91July 10, 2021 2:37 PM

^^^Message to Texas minorities: Don't even THINK of voting!

by Anonymousreply 92July 10, 2021 7:04 PM

Mehdi Hasan On The Most Dangerous Republican In Congress

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by Anonymousreply 93July 10, 2021 7:24 PM

Why was Bobert hanging around that construction site?

What is the story there?

by Anonymousreply 94July 10, 2021 7:24 PM

Michigan AG To Probe 'Election Fraud' Grifters; Trump Lawyers May Face Reckoning

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by Anonymousreply 95July 10, 2021 8:05 PM

Acosta to Trump: Take your fake WH seal and play president elsewhere

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by Anonymousreply 96July 10, 2021 10:14 PM
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by Anonymousreply 97July 11, 2021 3:10 AM
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by Anonymousreply 98July 12, 2021 1:18 AM

R98, this is all performance to these people. They’re getting off on being offensive, but nothing actually means anything to them.

by Anonymousreply 99July 12, 2021 1:56 AM

r98, that is absolutely unreal and really frightening. To think she has supporters.

r98, you are so right. This is all just entertainment to them.

by Anonymousreply 100July 12, 2021 2:30 AM

This is all entertainment for many in his cult. They like being in a cult. They like sharing in the mockery, cruelty, and ignorance. They like having their white grievances aired and challenged. Trump himself is a sociopathic con and grifter, his adoring cult knows it at some level, but they focus on how they feel. The feeling of power openly hating gives them.

Think of the crowds of whites, attending lynchings like they were at a state fair. Bringing their families, posing for pictures. Shared hatred and the power to harm. Same thing.

by Anonymousreply 101July 12, 2021 2:15 PM

[quote]Think of the crowds of whites, attending lynchings like they were at a state fair.

No need to be there in person, these days it's usually recorded on audio and/or video so you can enjoy it over and over in the comfort of your own home!

by Anonymousreply 102July 12, 2021 2:43 PM

To the Deplorable base, it might be entertainment. It’s also justification and reassurance that it’s okay to indulge their worst instincts. But to the politicians hawking this crap, it’s all about money. This is how they get and keep power. Power = $$$

by Anonymousreply 103July 12, 2021 3:15 PM

[quote] Fox News aired a legal disclaimer when Trump started airing 2020 election conspiracy theories in his CPAC speech

[quote] The disclaimer, which ran for nearly 40 seconds, read: "The voting system companies have denied the various allegations made by President Trump and his counsel regarding the 2020 election."

Wouldn't it have been easier and more accurate for the chyron to say Trump is lying?

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by Anonymousreply 104July 12, 2021 3:24 PM

The He said/She said wording makes the disclaimer meaningless.

by Anonymousreply 105July 12, 2021 3:31 PM

[quote]Shared hatred and the power to harm.

To date, this is the defining motto of the twenty-first century.

by Anonymousreply 106July 12, 2021 4:00 PM

Trump just told 12 lies about January 6 on Fox News

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by Anonymousreply 107July 12, 2021 5:09 PM

[quote] Wouldn't it have been easier and more accurate for the chyron to say Trump is lying?


by Anonymousreply 108July 12, 2021 5:12 PM

There is an openness and joy to be seen with the cult and, as has been pointed out, their shared experiences. They’re a true team. Strength in numbers. This is all alarming, but there is hope. I truly think this is turning off or energizing groups of voters who may not have voted before or who may not have voted for Dems.

by Anonymousreply 109July 12, 2021 8:02 PM

Thanks, FCI. That just gave me a glimmer of hope!

I agree with you that this is all going to really backfire on them and will end up energizing Democrats and Independents to vote in large numbers for the midterms.

I think we will end up keeping both the House and pick up seats in the Senate.

by Anonymousreply 110July 12, 2021 8:20 PM

R110 Hey DCgay!

I wish I shared your optimism about the House. We can keep it but it will come down to some sort of Federal voting rights bill or redistricting blowing up in republicans’ faces. There is real uncertainty about how to draw some districts in the suburbs now that the suburbs are changing more Dem. I don’t have much information on the Senate side but there is a sense Dems will carve out the filibuster for voting rights. I do think we have a strong chance to pick up a seat or two in the Senate. I worry about Warnock in GA and Hassan in NH, though.

by Anonymousreply 111July 12, 2021 8:26 PM

7 Point Plan To Reinstate Trump Handed Out At CPAC

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by Anonymousreply 112July 12, 2021 9:28 PM

[quote] Just landed in Memphis on our way to DC. Thank y’all for your well wishes.

[quote] We left behind our families, our livelihoods, & our beloved Texas. But our sacrifice is nothing compared to the sacrifices brave Americans have made throughout history to protect the sacred right to vote.

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by Anonymousreply 113July 12, 2021 10:04 PM

[quote]Trumps attorneys are now arguing DeJoy was the reason. Seriously pointing to Postal Service Corruption. WOW.

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by Anonymousreply 114July 13, 2021 12:31 AM
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by Anonymousreply 115July 13, 2021 1:58 AM
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by Anonymousreply 116July 13, 2021 2:30 AM

I’ve met James Talarico. Very talented guy. Keep your eye on him. He’s going places in politics.

by Anonymousreply 117July 13, 2021 2:33 AM

Milquetoast cultist releases $13.97 launch ad for his quest to unseat Democrat Lucy McBath.

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by Anonymousreply 118July 13, 2021 11:20 AM

That Georgia scumbag Jake Evans looks like a Sean Cody pig bottom and his wife looks like she was eliminated in the first round of Ru Paul's Drag Race. It would surely be a terrible thing if folks down there start flinging mud back at them when they do campaign appearances.

by Anonymousreply 119July 13, 2021 1:10 PM

The gold digger wife is too much.

by Anonymousreply 120July 13, 2021 1:21 PM

FCI (or others) - Is there a way we can help the Texas Democrats fighting the GOP’s “New Jim Crow” laws.

They’ve been flown to Washington DC to deprive Trump’s supporters of a quorum and to try to energize Congress. Many of them are small town regular Joes and Josephines who probably can’t afford weeks away from home, and the expense of extra housing, food, and so forth.

Some in greater Washington DC area may offer to put a few of them up, if they’ve space (I hope).. But I suspect even modest contributions toward the cost of meals, local travel and other essentials would be welcome.

Any ideas on who we could contact?

by Anonymousreply 121July 13, 2021 7:11 PM

[quote] Is there a way we can help the Texas Democrats fighting the GOP’s “New Jim Crow” laws.

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by Anonymousreply 123July 13, 2021 7:50 PM

You're definitive guide to debunking Trump's big lie | John Avlon

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by Anonymousreply 124July 13, 2021 7:54 PM

R122 Thanks for posting that!

Did you hear about Abbott’s bounties on abortion?

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by Anonymousreply 125July 13, 2021 8:49 PM

I did, FCI @ R125.

And in other related wanna-be authoritarian news:

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by Anonymousreply 126July 13, 2021 10:25 PM

Can Abbott really have the Democratic members arrested for going to DC to prevent a quorum?

by Anonymousreply 127July 13, 2021 10:41 PM

[quote] Can Abbott really have the Democratic members arrested for going to DC to prevent a quorum?

From what I understand, yes.

The Democrats previously agreed to quorum rules after the GOP Reps fled the state to avoid voting on climate change legislation ('cuz, oil, I assume). I'm not sure, but it seems to me that while they went to DC because they could lobby the US Senate, they may have also gone there because it is literally under federal jurisdiction and there is no chance Texas Rangers can touch them with President Biden allowing it.

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by Anonymousreply 128July 13, 2021 11:02 PM

[quote] there is no chance Texas Rangers can touch them with President Biden allowing it.

Oh, I don’t think President Biden would have them at the White House. Unless they won the World Series that is.

by Anonymousreply 129July 13, 2021 11:05 PM

10 minutes of Gov. AssButt lying about how Democrats are evil.

Oh, and NOBODY (elected nor staff) in the TX legislative branch is getting paid or receiving healthcare because he line item vetoed it.

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by Anonymousreply 130July 13, 2021 11:41 PM

[quote] I’ve met James Talarico. Very talented guy. Keep your eye on him. He’s going places in politics.

Hey FCI @ R117,

Here's your boy doin' the DAMN THING!

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by Anonymousreply 131July 13, 2021 11:49 PM

R131 He’s phenomenal.

by Anonymousreply 132July 14, 2021 12:18 AM

r126- These people are sick. They are making laws in order to justify killing Democrats or anyone who doesn't fall in line.

If I'm a pedestrian in a crosswalk and a car runs a red light can I shoot the driver to stand my ground?

by Anonymousreply 133July 14, 2021 11:35 AM

Give it back to Mexico.

by Anonymousreply 134July 14, 2021 1:18 PM

More on R131.

(ps: isn’t Hegseth the guy who cheated on his mistress?)

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by Anonymousreply 135July 14, 2021 5:01 PM

[quote] Hegseth was divorced from his first wife, Meredith Schwarz, in 2009. He married his second wife, Samantha Deering, in 2010; they have three children. During his marriage to Deering, Hegseth had a daughter with Fox executive producer Jennifer Rauchet, with whom he was having an extramarital relationship, in August 2017. He and Deering divorced in August 2017. Hegseth and Rauchet, who has three young children from her first marriage, married in August 2019.

[quote] Hegseth identifies as a Christian.

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by Anonymousreply 136July 14, 2021 5:23 PM

Only the best people. = pond scum

by Anonymousreply 137July 14, 2021 6:03 PM

It's laughable to see Gov. Abbott threatening to arrest Democrats. If anyone should be marched off to jail, it's him and the rest of the insurrectionist Rethug trash in Texas and across this country. They're all traitors.

by Anonymousreply 138July 14, 2021 7:42 PM

It would be nice if Abbott's stupidity pushed Manchin and Sinema into removing the filibuster in order to pass voting rights. It's a longshot, I know. =(

by Anonymousreply 139July 14, 2021 7:56 PM

Guest challenges Fox News host to tell viewers Trump lost

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by Anonymousreply 140July 14, 2021 10:47 PM

No one wanted Rudy at Dump debate prep because of his big stinky farts!

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by Anonymousreply 141July 14, 2021 11:35 PM

^^^ You mean they're worse than the Orange Gasbag's?

by Anonymousreply 142July 14, 2021 11:49 PM
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by Anonymousreply 143July 15, 2021 12:38 AM

"Get away from me. You fucking caused this" should become the Democrats rallying cry.

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by Anonymousreply 144July 15, 2021 1:23 AM

Joint Chiefs chairman feared potential ‘Reichstag moment’ aimed at keeping Trump in power

[quote] In the waning weeks of Donald Trump’s term, the country’s top military leader repeatedly worried about what the president might do to maintain power after losing reelection, comparing his rhetoric to Adolf Hitler’s during the rise of Nazi Germany and asking confidants whether a coup was forthcoming, according to a new book by two Washington Post reporters.

[quote] As Trump ceaselessly pushed false claims about the 2020 presidential election, Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, grew more and more nervous, telling aides he feared that the president and his acolytes may attempt to use the military to stay in office, Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker report in “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year.”

[quote] Milley described “a stomach-churning” feeling as he listened to Trump’s untrue complaints of election fraud, drawing a comparison to the 1933 attack on Germany’s parliament building that Hitler used as a pretext to establish a Nazi dictatorship.


[quote] ...conversations put Milley on edge, and he began informally planning with other military leaders, strategizing how they would block Trump’s order to use the military in a way they deemed dangerous or illegal.

[quote] If someone wanted to seize control, Milley thought, they would need to gain sway over the FBI, the CIA and the Defense Department, where Trump had already installed staunch allies. “They may try, but they’re not going to f---ing succeed,” he told some of his closest deputies, the book reports.

[quote] In the weeks that followed, Milley played reassuring soothsayer to a string of concerned members of Congress and administration officials who shared his worries about Trump attempting to use the military to stay in office.

[quote] “Everything’s going to be okay,” he told them, according to the book. “We’re going to have a peaceful transfer of power. We’re going to land this plane safely. This is America. It’s strong. The institutions are bending, but it won’t break.”


[quote] After the failed insurrection on Jan. 6, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Milley to ask for his guarantee that Trump would not be able to launch a nuclear strike and start a war.

[quote] “This guy’s crazy,” Pelosi said of Trump in what the book reported was mostly a one-way phone call. “He’s dangerous. He’s a maniac.”


[quote] Less than a week later, as military and law enforcement leaders planned for President Biden’s inauguration, Milley said he was determined to avoid a repeat of the siege on the Capitol.

[quote] “Everyone in this room, whether you’re a cop, whether you’re a soldier, we’re going to stop these guys to make sure we have a peaceful transfer of power,” he told them. “We’re going to put a ring of steel around this city and the Nazis aren’t getting in.”

[quote] At Biden’s swearing-in on Jan. 20, Milley was seated behind former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, who asked the general how he was feeling.

[quote] “No one has a bigger smile today than I do,” Milley replied. “You can’t see it under my mask, but I do.”

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by Anonymousreply 145July 15, 2021 1:52 AM
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by Anonymousreply 146July 15, 2021 3:29 AM

DOJ Press Release: Insurrection Investigation Update. Here's How Prosecutors are Building the Case.

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by Anonymousreply 147July 15, 2021 3:35 AM

Sharing horizons that are new to us…. watching the signs along the way…

by Anonymousreply 148July 15, 2021 4:08 AM

Little Jimmy is a little hottie, r140!

by Anonymousreply 149July 15, 2021 5:11 PM


Carl Sagan Predicted The Mess 2021 Would Be 25 years Ago

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by Anonymousreply 150July 15, 2021 6:04 PM

A thread of about 60 candidates to follow:

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by Anonymousreply 151July 15, 2021 6:48 PM
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by Anonymousreply 152July 15, 2021 8:32 PM

R147 I don't know very much about the legal system, but isn't it a bad idea to publicly reveal how you're building a case against someone? Doesn't that just give the opposition the chance to build the perfect counter defense?

by Anonymousreply 153July 15, 2021 9:29 PM

“I feel like we’re being set up for a Liz Cheney presidency”- from a top Dem staffer.

by Anonymousreply 154July 15, 2021 10:17 PM

Oh FCI, gawd, NO!

And, to that end, how do we get Manchin to stop squawking about 800 pages and touch base with reality?

[quote] Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, has for weeks been at the center of the conversation on voting rights because of his opposition to eliminating the filibuster. Removing the legislative hurdle would allow Democrats to pass legislation with a simple majority.

[quote] After meeting with members of the Texas delegation, Manchin said the next step is to put together a pared-down bill that focuses solely on protecting the right to vote and the procedure of voting.

[quote] "We work with the Voting Rights Act that we had, started in 1965, and what we've evolved into, and basically make a piece of legislation, one piece of legislation that protects the rights of voting, the procedure of voting, democracy, the guardrails on democracy, that's all. And there shouldn't be a Republican or Democrat should oppose it," Manchin said.

[quote] Asked why he thinks Republicans would support a pared down bill, Manchin said: "You know why? Because they've had a bill that's 800 pages long, they've had everything thrown at them. Let's get back to the basic rights of voting, protecting voting rights."

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by Anonymousreply 155July 15, 2021 10:41 PM

Kompromat Trump did not want found...

(forgive me if this has been posted)

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by Anonymousreply 156July 16, 2021 2:56 AM

R156 Were they leaked? Nothing leaks from the Kremlin. I think there is some truth in this “leak” but I think the Kremlin is trying to create a legend or narrative.

by Anonymousreply 157July 16, 2021 3:13 AM

Yes it’s always easier to make people think you’ve done something rather than actually do it. Classic Russian move.

by Anonymousreply 158July 16, 2021 5:00 AM

To add to R157....what's the point of Putin making Trump the US President if nobody realizes he was the one responsible?

I believe Putin always wanted it known, eventually. It was his endgame, (which is still playing out in real time).

by Anonymousreply 159July 16, 2021 6:47 AM

Anything that comes out now points to them being done with Trump. Maybe he'll die soon, the Russian way.

by Anonymousreply 160July 16, 2021 6:56 AM

Manchin is the perfect fool to take the mantle of that other idiot from W.V. - Robert Byrd.

The best thing about C-Span and all the news shows is that people like that are exposed to the general public as the dumb asses they are instead of being venerated for years as a "statesman and patriot...."

But then of course.....some voters LIKE them.

by Anonymousreply 161July 16, 2021 1:41 PM

Sinema seems more concerning. WTF is up with her?

by Anonymousreply 162July 16, 2021 2:14 PM

Holy shit, r150. Carl nailed it.

by Anonymousreply 163July 16, 2021 2:26 PM

Rather amazing, r163, wasn't it?

by Anonymousreply 164July 16, 2021 3:44 PM

What is Justice Breyer thinking!

by Anonymousreply 165July 16, 2021 3:54 PM

I imagine he's thinking about what to have for lunch r165

by Anonymousreply 166July 16, 2021 5:18 PM

R166 Certainly not about the make up of the SC beyond this year.

by Anonymousreply 167July 16, 2021 5:33 PM

R157, but this isn’t the old Soviet Union, this is just Russia. It’s ruled by gangsters. They’re not the tidiest people in the world. Plus, we’re in a hacking war with them, so it could be legitimate.

by Anonymousreply 168July 16, 2021 6:49 PM
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by Anonymousreply 169July 17, 2021 12:55 PM

My understanding is that there's no evidence that Russia managed to successfully hack into U.S. voting systems and switch votes from Clinton to Trump, if that's your only criterion for Russia influencing the election. However it's well documented that they gave Trump, with his knowledge and consent, both funds and material support via psy ops, mostly on social media. And it's both illegal and immoral for an American candidate to accept help from a foreign power.

by Anonymousreply 170July 17, 2021 2:04 PM

R170, they hacked all 50 states voting systems. Did they just do that for funzies?

by Anonymousreply 171July 17, 2021 2:07 PM

r169, The Recons decided to throw him a party after they saw the tape of the lobbyist 2 weeks ago.

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by Anonymousreply 172July 17, 2021 2:16 PM

Will we get the voting act passed? Is democracy doomed? Why are the GOP not thrown out of office as enemies of the state?

by Anonymousreply 173July 17, 2021 2:22 PM

R173, because one of the biggest mistakes the Founders made was the Senate. It gives all the power to the smallest states through massive overrepresentation. Same with the electoral college. Both done to appease slave states. If counting black people as 3/5ths of a person is unconstitutional, how is counting Californians (and other residents of big blue states) as 1/10th, 1/25th, 1/50th a person not?

by Anonymousreply 174July 17, 2021 2:29 PM

The Founders hated parties and thought they'd created a system that avoided them. It was their biggest mistake.

by Anonymousreply 175July 17, 2021 2:39 PM

I'm a native Californian who deeply resents that my vote is worth less than someone in smaller state. CA is filled with people who left other states to come here, thus losing a percentage of their voting personhood by doing so. People move around in the US, they always have. Your vote in a national election should fully count whatever state you live in.

by Anonymousreply 176July 17, 2021 2:45 PM

If these things aren't corrected, democracy will fall. McConnell is an obscenely to all things fair and decent. I hate him as much I hate Trump and Tinydick Putin. There has to be an option to rid the government of such a dangerous blight on humanity and remove him from office.

by Anonymousreply 177July 17, 2021 3:15 PM

["there's no evidence that Russia managed to successfully hack into U.S. voting systems and switch votes from Clinton to Trump,"]

Because they did a bang-up job! There is plenty of circumstantial evidence, but it's never been fully investigated.

Seriously, I'm not trying to start a fight here; and I am aware I'm coming off as a left-wing conspiracy theorist, but in my heart I truly believe this.

by Anonymousreply 178July 17, 2021 5:38 PM

R178- As do I.

by Anonymousreply 179July 17, 2021 5:39 PM

As do I, r178 and r179.

by Anonymousreply 180July 17, 2021 5:41 PM

R178 here.

I want to add something else. "The Big Lie", Trump's insistence and all the Republican elected officials following him and continuing to perpetrate it. Why? I suspect it's mostly because they know the truth of the 2016 election; if they don't know the truth for certain, they know for certain they benefitted and will continue to benefit from it; and they're out-and-out complicit! The only way this country can truly stay a Democracy, (which it probably hasn't been for many years), is to investigate the crimes that put us in the situation we're in now. And that means destroying the wealth and power that people like Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, and upstarts like Ron DeSantis are currently enjoying. It could also mean prison sentences. It should!

But we know that's never gonna happen.

by Anonymousreply 181July 17, 2021 5:51 PM

Speaking of treason...


Castro: Joe Manchin Heading To Texas GOP Fundraiser Sends The Wrong Message

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by Anonymousreply 182July 17, 2021 6:16 PM

R178, I can't find the article now, but I posted it back in 2016 after Trump's "win". Some election official was arrested and removed from a polling place after someone found him while he was connecting his laptop to the voting machines. The story stuck with me for years, and I am still suspicious, even though we do have plenty of dumb voters in America.

But, you could definitely tell that the online trolls were allover the internet to sell Trump and shit on Hillary. It didn't even matter what website you were on, there were always pro Trump comments that didn't belong there.

by Anonymousreply 183July 17, 2021 6:30 PM

uh oh...Floriduh

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by Anonymousreply 184July 17, 2021 9:21 PM

Every level of security failed us. Why? The justice department, national security, law enforcement, CIA, FBI, ect. Massive failure at every level. Failed or complicit? We deserve answers.

by Anonymousreply 185July 17, 2021 9:57 PM

Stupid's gonna stupid, r184...

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by Anonymousreply 186July 17, 2021 10:17 PM

Acosta: When we have entered the realm of coups and Hitler, we have to pause

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by Anonymousreply 187July 17, 2021 10:42 PM

Trump Supporters Freak Out After Republican Leader Says Biden Actually Won The Election

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by Anonymousreply 188July 18, 2021 8:26 PM

It's like he's trying to make his base smaller. From paywalled Wapo opinion piece, but essentially this is the key takeaway: "People are refusing to take the Vaccine because they don’t trust his Administration,” the former president said in a statement Sunday, referring to President Biden. “They don’t trust the Election results, and they certainly don’t trust the Fake News. "Trump is telling his supporters that they are correct not to trust the federal government on vaccines, because this sentiment should flow naturally from their suspicion that the election was stolen from him. Expressing the former has been magically transformed into a way to show fealty to the latter."

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by Anonymousreply 189July 19, 2021 3:34 PM

Joe Manchin Is Taking Money From A Fox News Super PAC

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by Anonymousreply 190July 19, 2021 4:27 PM

R189, then someone should ask him, "Well, if they're untrustworthy, why did you take it?"

by Anonymousreply 191July 20, 2021 12:14 AM

It’s really shocking to me that Republicans are willfully contributing to lessening their numbers by not supporting vaccination.

by Anonymousreply 192July 20, 2021 1:57 AM

Defendant Hodgkins Receives Lenient Sentence. How Will It Impact Other Insurrection Prosecutions?

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by Anonymousreply 193July 20, 2021 3:55 AM

TPUSA advisor Rip McIntosh has resigned from the board of trustees of the Smithsonian-affiliated @centerofthewest after it was revealed he runs a racist newsletter.

[quote] News of McIntosh’s newsletter came out earlier this month in article from The Informant, a newsletter dedicated to original reporting on hate and extremism in the U.S. The Informant also reported that McIntosh is a member of Turning Point USA’s advisory council, a pro-Trump organization founded by conservative activist Charlie Kirk, that has had a number of racist scandals itself. Before his recent death, Foster Friess, Wyoming-based GOP megadonor, used to also be a member of Turning Point leadership.

[quote] “Constant Contact has felt the need to deplatform (cancel) me due to an article I published,” McIntosh said in an email to the Star-Tribune. “Consequently, I’m afraid I’ll be dark until I can engage another service that will facilitate my posting articles...that are so well received by my subscribers.”

[quote] The installment he is referring to in the email was an essay he ran in the newsletter titled, “On the Question of Systemic Racism in the United States,” written by someone under a pen name. The essay stated that Black people have “become socially incompatible with other races” and “American Black culture has evolved into an un-fixable and crime-ridden mess.” The essay also said that white people aren’t racist rather “just exhausted” with Black people.

[quote] “Speaking bluntly, it is an incontrovertible fact that through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture manifestly unsuited to them,” the essay continued. “Interestingly, blacks never seem to take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment and blame someone else.”

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by Anonymousreply 194July 20, 2021 5:24 AM

Swalwell tells what it's REALLY like working with Gaetz, Jordan, Cruz, etc..

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by Anonymousreply 195July 20, 2021 5:39 AM

Felons still can't vote. Also, he gets caught with another weapon and goes bye bye for long time!

Third, most places don't want to hire felons. Especially people who have shown poor judgement and a propensity to violence.

They're ALL fucked, no matter how you try to spin it.

by Anonymousreply 196July 20, 2021 6:25 AM

R196, I think you are overestimating the consequences in red state America.

by Anonymousreply 197July 20, 2021 6:27 AM

R197 I agree. They will be just fine. I’m not saying their lives will be wonderful but they’ll be heroes in many of their communities.

by Anonymousreply 198July 20, 2021 11:59 AM

The felon thing is real. Large and medium size businesses do background checks and unless they’re an organization that helps with rehabilitation, they won’t hire an ex felon. Even smaller businesses do background checks. A record is a big deal—these people might be heroes among their friends but a company is not going to risk the liability of hiring a felon.

by Anonymousreply 199July 20, 2021 12:24 PM

R199, do you live in a red state? You're talking about normal places.

by Anonymousreply 200July 20, 2021 12:40 PM
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by Anonymousreply 201July 20, 2021 12:47 PM

R200 I live in a blue state, but many large companies are relocating to red states because it’s cheaper. I think a felony conviction will nullify a lot of people from decent jobs.

by Anonymousreply 202July 20, 2021 2:39 PM

DOJ Refuses To Prosecute Trump Officials For Lying To Congress

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by Anonymousreply 203July 20, 2021 4:05 PM

R203 It was reported that the decision was not Biden’s DOJ but TFG’s DOJ. I think Matthew Miller reported it on Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 204July 20, 2021 6:22 PM

What's TFG?

Garland is heading the DOJ in a way that will encourage the end of democracy by allowing everyone to get away with everything. They'll do it all again next time because there were no consequences. Garland needs to grow some fucking balls. Fire him and get Sally Yates in there. She's got plenty of balls.

by Anonymousreply 205July 20, 2021 6:28 PM

R205 The Former Guy= TFG.

It was not Garland to declined to prosecute Ross it was Barr. The decision was made last year. This from Matthew Miller on Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 206July 20, 2021 6:30 PM

The Former Guy seems to nice a way to refer to that piece of shit.

Can't Garland go and prosecute them all now? He's not doing anything to anyone. He's been there long enough now to have started the prosecutions.

by Anonymousreply 207July 20, 2021 6:44 PM

IMHO the reason they didn't go after Wilber Ross for lying is that they are going to bag a few other people for bigger things and want to avoid the appearance of a political witch hunt

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by Anonymousreply 208July 20, 2021 6:54 PM

We don’t know what is going on behind the scenes or how fast charges could be brought on certain individuals. We have to understand there was and is a lot a TFG stooges still at DOJ. The real Deep State are republicans in positions of power in our institutions. Seeing how extreme the vast majority of republicans are now you can only imagine the damage being done in those institutions. I’m willing to give Garland some time seeing what he is up against.

by Anonymousreply 209July 20, 2021 7:00 PM

[quote] Thomas Joseph Barrack, 74, of Santa Monica, California; Matthew Grimes, 27, of Aspen, Colorado; and Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, aka Rashid Al Malik and Rashid Al‑Malik, 43, a UAE national, are accused of acting and conspiring to act as agents of the UAE between April 2016 and April 2018. The indictment also charges Barrack with obstruction of justice and making multiple false statements during a June 20, 2019, interview with federal law enforcement agents.


[quote] “As alleged, the defendants, using their positions of power and influence in a presidential election year, engaged in a conspiracy to illegally advance and promote the interests of the United Arab Emirates in this country, in flagrant violation of their obligation to notify the Attorney General of their activities and in derogation of the American people’s right to know when a foreign government seeks to influence the policies of our government and our public opinion,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Jacquelin M. Kasulis for the Eastern District of New York. “These arrests serve as a warning to those who act at the direction of foreign governments without disclosing their actions, as well as those who seek to mislead investigators about their actions, that they will be brought to justice and face the consequences.”

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by Anonymousreply 210July 20, 2021 7:06 PM

And as I posted on the “reinstatement” thread: CNBC reported;

Tom Barrack is 74 years old, five years divorced after SIX children, and has a [italic] “close personal relationship” [/italic] with his 27 year old co-defendant Grimes, who gives his address as Barrack’s $15 million Aspen, CO ski house.

by Anonymousreply 211July 20, 2021 8:53 PM

Trump ally arrested and charged with illegal foreign lobbying

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by Anonymousreply 212July 20, 2021 10:09 PM

Nothing leaks from Nancy’s office. My friend thinks she’ll leave McCarthy’s picks because he would just pick another equally repugnant republican to replace Gym or the other two who voted overturn the election.

Btw- Troy Nehls is from my area in Houston. Believe it or not, we could have gotten much worse. The person he beat for the GQP nomination, Kathleen Wall, has tons of money and is off her rocker. Hardcore Ter. The most grating personality you’ll find anywhere. Kathleen tries to move around to buy a seat. She has so far struck out because her personality is that loathsome for even the red parts of Suburban Houston. She’d win easily in a rural district.

by Anonymousreply 213July 20, 2021 10:16 PM

Jim Jordan doesn’t bring anywhere near that Jan 6th committee.

Come on Nancy, show some of those balls we know you have!

by Anonymousreply 214July 20, 2021 11:06 PM

[quote]The Former Guy seems to nice a way to refer to that piece of shit.

That Fuckwad Grifter?

by Anonymousreply 215July 20, 2021 11:10 PM

Trump Associate Tom Barrack Indicted for 7 Felony Crimes, Unlawfully Acted as Foreign Agent

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by Anonymousreply 216July 21, 2021 2:36 AM

$2.4 billion is a staggering amount of money for Donald Trump's company to have made during his presidency--with much of that coming from the clubs and golf courses that he made clear were prime, and encouraged, ways to buy influence and access.

[quote] In April 2017, Press Secretary Sean Spicer took the podium in the White House briefing room and announced that the president was donating his first-quarter salary to the National Park Service. With a serious look on his face, Spicer pulled out an oversize check with an oversize signature. It was the first of several checks that Donald Trump signed while in office, handing over his $400,000 salary in exchange for good publicity.

[quote] His real money came from the business he refused to divest, not from his government salary. An analysis of documents, some of which only became public in recent weeks, shows just how much Trump’s businesses raked in while he was in office. Dig through everything—including property records, ethics disclosures, debt documents and securities filings—and you’ll find about $2.4 billion of revenue from January 2017 to December 2020.

[quote] The biggest portion of Trump’s revenue flowed through his clubs and golf properties, which generated approximately $940 million over four years. Trump National Doral, the golf resort in Miami, contributed roughly $270 million to that total. Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s club in Palm Beach, brought in about $90 million. A New Jersey golf club, where the former president has been spending time this summer, took in $60 million or so. Those top-line figures didn’t all end up in Trump’s pocket, however. Golf clubs and resorts are expensive to manage, with operating profit margins running at 20% in good times. During the pandemic, Trump’s traditional courses fared reasonably well, but his golf resorts had to contend with long shutdowns, causing his overall golf and club revenues to drop 27% to an estimated $190 million in 2020.


[quote] Fortunately for Trump, he also had high-margin commercial real estate holdings to bolster his bottom line. That proved especially critical in 2020, as commercial tenants—many locked into long-term leases—continued to pay rent. At 555 California Street, a San Francisco office building in which Trump holds a 30% stake, his rent actually inched up last year, from $42 million to $43 million, according to an analysis of filings. The same thing happened at New York City’s 1290 Avenue of the Americas, where Trump’s haul increased from roughly $55 million to $58 million.

[quote] The hotel, licensing and management businesses, on the other hand, didn’t fare so well. Estimated revenues stayed well above $100 million from 2017 to 2019 but dropped closer to $50 million in 2020. No part of Trump’s portfolio was more poorly positioned to withstand such a blow, given the debt load against his hotels. Inside his Washington, D.C., hotel, revenues flatlined at about $52 million from 2017 to 2019. With the top line stalled out, the hotel didn’t seem to be producing enough profit before the pandemic to cover the interest on its $170 million loan from Deutsche Bank. Things only got worse when Covid-19 hit, and revenues plunged to less $20 million. It’s no wonder the Trump Organization tried to sell the place.

[quote] But the former president didn’t have much luck offloading that hotel or other assets last year. Trump ditched $32 million of real estate in 2017, an estimated $53 million in 2018, then $32 million in 2019. In 2020, however, he pocketed just $435,000, by selling condos in Vegas. The lack of deals was one reason revenues dropped about 25% to an estimated $450 million. A smaller sum, to be sure, but still more than 1,000 times the annual salary he gave away.

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by Anonymousreply 217July 21, 2021 11:31 AM

Secret Service protection for the 4 adult grifter children ends today, after Dump extended it for 6 months on Jan 21. Cost: $140,000 per month.

by Anonymousreply 218July 21, 2021 3:05 PM

Extent Of Trumpworld Legal Trouble Defies Precedent In U.S., Maybe Anywhere

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by Anonymousreply 219July 21, 2021 5:32 PM

Yet, R219, I still don't believe anything will really happen to any of these assholes.

by Anonymousreply 220July 21, 2021 6:23 PM

Nancy rejects Jim Jordan & Jim Banks from the Jan 6 insurrection investigation panel. Go Ms. Nancy!

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by Anonymousreply 221July 21, 2021 6:42 PM

Exactly, R220. The news about Barrack yesterday was nice but I'm frankly tired of getting news bulletins about someone close to Trump getting indicted but never Trump himself. It astounds me that one man can have an entire crooked enterprise all around him, yet miraculously appears to be completely untouchable.

by Anonymousreply 222July 21, 2021 6:43 PM

McCarthy To Pull All Republican Appointees To Jan. 6th Committee

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by Anonymousreply 223July 21, 2021 6:53 PM

[quote]McCarthy To Pull All Republican Appointees To Jan. 6th Committee

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 224July 21, 2021 7:05 PM

Nancy does it again! She’s the best. She was not going to let this turn into a circus. McCarthy is in meltdown mode. He’s going to try to turn this to be about bipartisanship but it won’t work. He’s out of moves.

by Anonymousreply 225July 21, 2021 9:22 PM

FCI, his next move will be to refuse to testify when called before a bi-partisan Committee of the House.

Of course, that’ll just make it clear, for all the world to see, that he’s a bigger coward than Hillary.

by Anonymousreply 226July 21, 2021 9:45 PM

Or R225 and R226:

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by Anonymousreply 227July 21, 2021 10:03 PM

R226 He really needs to tread lightly since he actually spoke to Former President Bone Spurs while the insurrection was happening. McCarthy likely told some people what was said. They could be called to testify. This is a Select Committee so refusing to testify isn’t quite as “easy.”

I predict jaw dropping findings that will even shock us vets of the Mueller/Treason threads. There is zero doubt republican members of Congress aided and abetted this insurrection wanting blood and it will come out.

by Anonymousreply 228July 21, 2021 10:04 PM

R227 I don’t think that dog will hunt this time. (Sorry, I just saw somebody use that saying so it is stuck in my head). The GQP is so extreme now and 1/6 changed a lot of the dynamics. Also, the branding of Dems as radicals and socialists was already starting to lose its power by 2018. In fact, that rhetoric was ramped up as high as I have ever seen it with our Former President using his bully pulpit to amplify it. Add in the Russians, Saudis, Chinese, UAE and others actively using social media with experts in propaganda yet Dems took power and stayed in power, gaining the Senate and WH.

by Anonymousreply 229July 21, 2021 10:13 PM

Point taken, FCI

[quote] It is also difficult not to appreciate this latest burst of resolve from late-stage, post-Jan. 6 Nancy Pelosi, who continues to spend what’s likely her final term in Congress simply going for it. She has wholly abandoned the thumb-twiddling anxiety that typically defines Democratic leadership. This Congress, she’s impeached a president for the second time, stripped a Republican member of their committee positions along near-partisan lines, and pledged to sit on a bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill for as long as she pleases. Now she’s actually played the “consultation” veto card on minority committee appointments because she thinks the appointees are scumbags. Part of this is a longtime party leader operating at the height of confidence. But it’s also an extension of a post-Jan. 6 attitude change among House Democrats: House Republicans can’t just abet Trump’s effort to overturn an election and expect to be afforded their traditional privileges.

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by Anonymousreply 230July 21, 2021 10:31 PM

R228, McCarthy’s half of the conversation was overheard by multiple witnesses, and McCarthy revealed some of Trump’s comments immediately after the call.

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by Anonymousreply 231July 21, 2021 10:34 PM

Pelosi has felt for the last three years that THIS is what she has been working toward. She feels she was born to This Moment in History and she is going to rise to the occasion.

She's all out of fucks, she's tired of dealing with these goddamned brats and it's time to bust some heads.

Just stand back and watch her school that punk ass bitch, McCarthy. She's gonna roll him using the House rules and procedures and he's gonna scream, cry and threaten but there's not a fucking thing he's going to be able to do to stop her.

I just hope she's got the stones to let these committee meetings be PUBLIC on CSPAN (as a poster on another thread suggested) so that there can be no traction for the lies.

Out there, every motherfucking DAY like the watergate hearings were. Let there be NO DOUBT who planned, aided, and executed and then covered up this coup attempt.

by Anonymousreply 232July 22, 2021 3:24 AM

Obviously the Trump clan would have been thrilled if the rioters had killed the vice-president, gloating in their power. They are insane. The “children” are completely out-of-touch with reality. Trump is like Caligula or Nero.

by Anonymousreply 233July 22, 2021 9:43 AM

[quote]Trump is like Caligula or Nero.

Considering his enormous bulkitude, I think he is more like Caligula AND Nero all smashed together into one big roly-poly pile of hate.

by Anonymousreply 234July 22, 2021 10:30 AM

[quote]The “children” are completely out-of-touch with reality.

Of whom do you speak? Moi? Surely, not.

by Anonymousreply 235July 22, 2021 12:21 PM

[quote] The FBI acknowledged receiving more than 4,500 tips during its background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, prompting a new wave of criticism from Senate Democrats who have long questioned the bureau's vetting process.

[quote]"The admissions in your letter corroborate and explain numerous credible accounts by individuals and firms that they had contacted the FBI with information highly relevant to ... allegations’ of sexual misconduct by Justice Kavanaugh, only to be ignored,” Whitehouse and Coons said in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray that was joined by five other Senate Democrats. “If the FBI was not authorized to or did not follow up on any of the tips that it received from the tip line, it is difficult to understand the point of having a tip line at all.”

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by Anonymousreply 236July 22, 2021 10:24 PM

FBI Admits Failing to Investigate 4,500 Citizen Tips About Kavanaugh's Suitability to join SCOTUS

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by Anonymousreply 237July 23, 2021 2:38 AM

[quote] Kyle Rittenhouse fired Pierce in February. And the Rittenhouse team has accused Pierce of stealing money meant for his ex-client.

[quote] Another ex-client said, “until the day he dies, [Pierce] should be in a penitentiary.”

[quote] And yet another ex-client accused Pierce of running a “Ponzi Scheme,” and a fourth ex-client recently posted harsh opinions about Pierce on twitter.

[quote] On top of this, Pierce basically pilfered $2.5 million from a lender in February 2020.

[quote] The massively indebted attorney also repeatedly pledged the same collateral in exchange for millions in loans. Several lenders sued. The collateral, purported future firm receivables, perhaps warrants scrutiny.

[quote] Pierce related entities have been sued about 15 times, with default judgments and money judgments totaling around $8 million.

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by Anonymousreply 238July 23, 2021 12:44 PM

r236/r237. It's okay because democrats wrote a "stern letter" and Susan Collins expressed concern.

by Anonymousreply 239July 23, 2021 1:37 PM

If all of that is true about Kavanaugh, is he allowed to stay on the bench?

by Anonymousreply 240July 23, 2021 5:21 PM

Because Dems have no balls and won't roast him alive like he should be roasted.

They'll be all "let's move past this" then fucking Beyer will kick the bucket after Dems lose the Senate and there will be MORE hand wringing but NOTHING will happen to FIX IT.

by Anonymousreply 241July 23, 2021 6:23 PM

Republicans Push Dangerous Conspiracies Over Trump Riot Probe

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by Anonymousreply 242July 23, 2021 6:57 PM

Boyj he and Thomas need to be impeached qnd removed.

by Anonymousreply 243July 23, 2021 7:45 PM

Is it the Senate or the House that would have to look into this?

by Anonymousreply 244July 23, 2021 8:08 PM

R244, it’s the same process as Presidential impeachments. The House investigates and votes on impeachment. If the House does vote to impeach, the case is then tried in the Senate.

by Anonymousreply 245July 23, 2021 8:58 PM

If Kavanaugh is still in the habit of getting drunk and trying to shove his dick into random unconsenting people's mouths, I doubt very much he'll be able to stick out his lifetime appointment on the Court.

by Anonymousreply 246July 23, 2021 9:18 PM

Delusional Biden Still Thinks Republicans Will Do The Right Thing

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by Anonymousreply 247July 23, 2021 10:12 PM

R247 I think he is playing a smart political game. Look, President Biden knows they won’t. As president, he is not going to say that. He has nothing to lose saying what he did.

by Anonymousreply 248July 23, 2021 10:15 PM

Thanks, FCI, I'm hoping that's the case. It's funny, I think I posted that hoping for your reassurance.

by Anonymousreply 249July 23, 2021 10:26 PM

R249 Not a problem. I have to talk my friends off ledges over President Biden’s bipartisan talk. He’s a changed man. He is under no illusion about what the GQP are now. He hopes for a breakthrough with them- who wouldn’t? When I say breakthrough I am speaking of their few sane members all the way down to mayors. For infrastructure, he has a lot of republican support from some Govs and especially from mayors/county officials.

by Anonymousreply 250July 23, 2021 10:39 PM

[quote]For infrastructure, he has a lot of republican support from some Govs and especially from mayors/county officials.

All of whom will take the money and then endlessly spew about the evil Democrats lead by the horrible Biden come time for the next election. Lying, grifting hypocrites, all of them. And the Democrats should stop being afraid of hurting their feelings by saying so.

by Anonymousreply 251July 23, 2021 10:50 PM

^ Not to mention the Repugs like Susan Collins who'll string Dems along in infrastructure negotiations, getting concession after concession, then when the rubber hits the road, they'll vote it down anyway.

by Anonymousreply 252July 23, 2021 11:16 PM

R252 We still have our separate bill already voted out of committee plus we can still vote for this bipartisan one in reconciliation if the republicans fuck around.

by Anonymousreply 253July 24, 2021 12:17 AM

Then why don't we go straight to voting on it through reconciliation and say that we have other important things to do while the country falls down around us and burns with a plague, so we're not going to play the Repug's stupid fucking games anymore.


Fuck them.

by Anonymousreply 254July 24, 2021 12:21 AM

R254 Manchin and Sinema

by Anonymousreply 255July 24, 2021 12:22 AM

If "wrong and strong" beats "right and weak", imagine what "right and strong" would do. I've never understood why Democrats can't seem to figure that out. It's what FDR did. He did what was right and it did it with passion and strength and the people followed him.

by Anonymousreply 256July 24, 2021 12:23 AM

FBI Give Citizen Tips About Kavanaugh to White House Rather Than Investigate Them. What Now?

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by Anonymousreply 257July 24, 2021 12:49 AM

[quote] Dr. Mercola, 67, an osteopathic physician in Cape Coral, Fla., has long been a subject of criticism and government regulatory actions for his promotion of unproven or unapproved treatments. But most recently, he has become the chief spreader of coronavirus

[quote] An internet-savvy entrepreneur who employs dozens, Dr. Mercola has published over 600 articles on Facebook that cast doubt on Covid-19 vaccines since the pandemic began, reaching a far larger audience than other vaccine skeptics, an analysis by The New York Times found. His claims have been widely echoed on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

[quote] The activity has earned Dr. Mercola, a natural health proponent with an Everyman demeanor, the dubious distinction of the top spot in the “Disinformation Dozen,” a list of 12 people responsible for sharing 65 percent of all anti-vaccine messaging on social media, said the nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate. Others on the list include Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a longtime anti-vaccine activist, and Erin Elizabeth, the founder of the website Health Nut News, who is also Dr. Mercola’s girlfriend.

[quote] “Mercola is the pioneer of the anti-vaccine movement,” said Kolina Koltai, a researcher at the University of Washington who studies online conspiracy theories. “He’s a master of capitalizing on periods of uncertainty, like the pandemic, to grow his movement.”


[quote] And rather than directly stating online that vaccines don’t work, Dr. Mercola’s posts often ask pointed questions about their safety and discuss studies that other doctors have refuted. Facebook and Twitter have allowed some of his posts to remain up with caution labels, and the companies have struggled to create rules to pull down posts that have nuance.

[quote] “He has been given new life by social media, which he exploits skillfully and ruthlessly to bring people into his thrall,” said Imran Ahmed, director of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which studies misinformation and hate speech. Its “Disinformation Dozen” report has been cited in congressional hearings and by the White House.

[quote] In an email, Dr. Mercola said it was “quite peculiar to me that I am named as the #1 superspreader of misinformation.” Some of his Facebook posts were only liked by hundreds of people, he said, so he didn’t understand “how the relatively small number of shares could possibly cause such calamity to Biden’s multibillion dollar vaccination campaign.”

[quote] The efforts against him are political, Dr. Mercola added, and he accused the White House of “illegal censorship by colluding with social media companies.”

[quote] He did not address whether his coronavirus claims were factual. “I am the lead author of a peer reviewed publication regarding vitamin D and the risk of Covid-19 and I have every right to inform the public by sharing my medical research,” he said. He did not identify the publication, and The Times was unable to verify his claim.

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by Anonymousreply 258July 24, 2021 2:29 PM

At what point does it become medical malpractice? They should take his fucking license away.

by Anonymousreply 259July 24, 2021 7:54 PM

R259 Yes they should.

If this thread get Muriel’d, please start another.

by Anonymousreply 260July 24, 2021 8:01 PM

Congress MUST Now Investigate FBI/Kavanaugh Tips to See What The White House May Have Covered Up

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by Anonymousreply 261July 25, 2021 1:42 AM

An osteopath's "research"! *SNORT!*

by Anonymousreply 262July 25, 2021 4:22 AM

Speaker Pelosi plans to name more Republicans to Jan. 6 commission | ABC News

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by Anonymousreply 263July 25, 2021 5:47 PM
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by Anonymousreply 264July 25, 2021 6:17 PM

When are the authorities going to start taking these lunatics seriously?

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by Anonymousreply 265July 25, 2021 6:57 PM

(This account, Will They Suspend MTG, is re-tweeting her *verbatim* to see if it gets suspended...when she doesn't because she's verified. When he did it for TFG he got suspended about four or five times before TFG was permanently banned)

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by Anonymousreply 266July 26, 2021 12:05 AM

You gotta love the projection whenever members of the Trump trash parade call other people traitors.

by Anonymousreply 267July 26, 2021 2:24 AM

[quote] The articles The Daily Wire publishes don't normally include falsehoods (with some exceptions), and the site said it is committed to "truthful, accurate and ethical reporting."

[quote] But as Settle explains, by only covering specific stories that bolster the conservative agenda (such as negative reports about socialist countries and polarizing ones about race and sexuality issues) and only including certain facts, readers still come away from The Daily Wire's content with the impression that Republican politicians can do little wrong and cancel culture is among the nation's greatest threats.

[quote] An NPR review of stories on The Daily Wire about the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two months found numerous stories about potential side effects from COVID-19 vaccines, but none that portrayed the scientifically demonstrated efficacy of the vaccines or that focused explicitly on the hesitancy that has slowed the U.S. rollout.

[quote] Often the site's headlines seem like a conglomeration of conservative buzzwords: "CNN Medical Expert Urges We Must Make Life 'Hard' For Unvaccinated, Test Them Twice-Weekly" and "DeSantis Team Offers 'Don't Fauci My Florida' T-Shirt, Triggers Leftists."

[quote] NewsGuard, a company started by journalists that rates the credibility of news sites based on a number of factors, scores The Daily Wire a 57/100.

[quote] "They tend to not provide very much context for the information that they are providing," Settle said. "If you've stripped enough context away, any piece of truth can become a piece of misinformation."


[quote] "For most people, they're doing it for some combination of entertainment purposes and wanting to display their knowledge to their social group."

[quote] That means people want to consume the news that other people in their group consume and trust, and trust in mainstream news has dwindled in recent years among conservatives.

[quote] A recent Pew Research Center study found that roughly 70% of Republicans said news organizations don't care about the people they report on, and 56% said they hurt democracy.

[quote] That opens the door for less-established conservative websites and personalities to siphon off an ideologically minded audience.

[quote] Monica Stephens, a social media expert at the University at Buffalo, said the shrinking number of local news sources nationwide also helps a site such as The Daily Wire.

[quote] People have shifted over the past two decades, she said, from getting information based on where they live to getting information tailored to their ideology.

[quote] "You're more likely to read the same news as somebody who lives a thousand miles away from you, but holds the same perspective, than share news and share information with your next-door neighbor," Stephens said.

[quote] In practice, that means a society with more division and conflict.

[quote] Stephens mentioned the battles going on in school boards and town halls across the country over critical race theory and how history is taught and represented.

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by Anonymousreply 268July 26, 2021 3:38 AM

More so on the Right, the grift machine is lucrative. There is so much money to be made on the Right with lying, gaslighting, whataboutism, than the Left. People on the Right are so easily grifted.

by Anonymousreply 269July 26, 2021 5:57 AM

[quote] Even before the latest blow-up, McCarthy and Pelosi weren't close and their contact was minimal, with most communication done at the staff level. During the coronavirus aide negotiations last year, for example, Pelosi worked directly with then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. And McCarthy often prefers to do business with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, especially when it comes to floor matters.

Not only did Qevin have Liz Cheney booted from her leadership role, when he has to deal with Democrats, he STILL bypasses the most powerful woman in American history to work with the number 2 white male...

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by Anonymousreply 270July 26, 2021 12:30 PM

Article is paywalled. Is it safe to assume the headline says enough?

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by Anonymousreply 271July 26, 2021 2:59 PM

Archived copy of R271's article:

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by Anonymousreply 272July 26, 2021 3:51 PM

File this one under "Are these bitches for real?"

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by Anonymousreply 273July 26, 2021 5:39 PM

Great T-shirt:

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by Anonymousreply 274July 26, 2021 5:51 PM

Trump's Friend Tom Barrack Is Arraigned in Court on 7 Felony Charges, Released on $250 Million Bail

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by Anonymousreply 275July 27, 2021 1:01 AM

Authorities say 87 people were indicted after single largest gang bust in Georgia’s history called Operation Kibosh.

[quote] Police say 77 of them are a part of the Ghostface Gangsters street gang. It’s one of the fastest growing gangs in the country and a group mostly made up of white supremacists. The crimes range from attempted murder, drug trafficking, to aggravated assault to an officer.

[quote] “This was happening in literally every corner of our state,” said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.

[quote] Sixty-six of those 87 have been arrested and police are still looking for 21 more.

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by Anonymousreply 276July 27, 2021 5:40 AM

Looks like there is a Hispanic guy and an Arab in that motley crew @r276


by Anonymousreply 277July 27, 2021 5:45 AM

R277 Depending on their ancestry, they could be classified as Caucasian but will NEVER be truly accepted though those others will gladly use them. Useful idiots.

by Anonymousreply 278July 27, 2021 5:50 AM

I am glad they are calling white supremacists for what they have always been- gang members. Look at those pics! The tats! These “whites” have so much privilege yet they turn to gangs and crime. Speaks volumes and is very illuminating.

by Anonymousreply 279July 27, 2021 5:54 AM

[quote] A confidential informant had infiltrated the group, and his recordings provide a rare, detailed look at the inner workings of a modern klan cell and a domestic terrorism probe.

[quote] That investigation would unearth another secret: An unknown number of klansmen were working inside the Florida Department of Corrections, with significant power over inmates, Black and white.

[quote] The very existence of a plot to murder a Black man by Ku Klux Klan members working in law enforcement evokes past tragedies like the 1964 ”Mississippi Burning″ case, where three civil rights workers were slain by klansmen. Sheriff’s deputy Cecil Price Sr. was implicated in the deaths and was convicted of violating the young men’s civil rights.

[quote] Today, researchers believe that tens of thousands of Americans belong to groups identified with white supremacist extremism, the klan being just one. These groups’ efforts to infiltrate law enforcement have been documented repeatedly in recent years and called an “epidemic” by legal scholars.

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by Anonymousreply 280July 27, 2021 1:33 PM

Wayne Berman

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by Anonymousreply 281July 27, 2021 4:09 PM

[quote]Republican says he wasn’t involved in fatal crash despite motorcycle stuck to the front of his car

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by Anonymousreply 282July 27, 2021 5:12 PM


by Anonymousreply 283July 27, 2021 5:23 PM

r282 is delighted that you have blocked him r283!

by Anonymousreply 284July 27, 2021 5:24 PM

Wow R195. Everything is fake....trump is a huge fake. FOX is fake. It's all a tacky, blood fest performance to satiate the blood thirsty, sick Q repub crowd. I'm not surprised. We knew it all along, but to hear it brings it to another light.

by Anonymousreply 285July 27, 2021 6:15 PM

Trump Tells McConnell To Be Even MORE Obstructive

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by Anonymousreply 286July 27, 2021 6:59 PM

Josh Hawley Introduces Insane ‘Love America Act’ To Pander To Idiots

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by Anonymousreply 287July 27, 2021 9:01 PM

R275, I knew that was Glenn and I thought you had misidentified him as Barrack, the indicted friend of Trump's. Phew!

by Anonymousreply 288July 28, 2021 1:01 AM

Democrats Fear Annihilation In Midterms From Republican Voter Suppression

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by Anonymousreply 289July 28, 2021 1:17 AM
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by Anonymousreply 290July 28, 2021 2:12 AM

“He could turn on the charm and be a very pleasant person. But writ large? Not a nice person.”

[quote] Miller, 32, is the poster child of Trump’s post-impeachment retribution tour. In his mounting efforts to punish Republican apostates in next year’s midterms and to bolster his political sway for a potential run of his own in 2024, Trump has endorsed an array of supportive candidates in House, Senate and state-level races—but there’s nobody on the list like Miller. He’s not merely a loyalist—he’s a loyalist who worked on both Trump campaigns as well as in the White House and used proximity to the president to foster by all accounts an actual affinity and rapport. He’s not just one of Trump’s “Complete and Total” House endorsements—he was the first. And he’s pitted against one of the impeachment voters who galls Trump the most—in a state he won twice. While the statement that accompanied Trump’s late February endorsement called Miller “a wonderful person,” this rally on a sweltering summer Saturday marked a yet more full-throated and visual showing of his backing.

[quote] ...according to police records, court records and interviews with more than 60 people. Ranging from people who grew up with Miller in the affluent Cleveland inner suburb of Shaker Heights to those he worked with and for in the White House and on Trump’s campaigns—some of whom were granted anonymity because they fear retaliation from Miller, Trump or both—these people told me Miller can be a cocky bully with a quick-trigger temper. He has a record of speeding, underage drinking and disorderly conduct—documented charges from multiple jurisdictions that include a previously unreported charge in 2011 for driving under the influence that he subsequently pleaded down to a more minor offense.

[quote] And barely more than a year ago, according to three people familiar with the incident, Miller’s romantic relationship with former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham ended when he pushed her against a wall and slapped her in the face in his Washington apartment after she accused him of cheating on her.


[quote] He was born an heir of two of the most important families and arguably the most important company in the modern history of Cleveland, the grandson of business kingpin and political power broker Sam Miller and Ruth Ratner Miller, the oldest of the two sons of Abe and Barb Miller and a namesake of Max and Leonard Ratner—the original president and chair, respectively, of Forest City Enterprises, the colossal real estate firm and a font of the clan’s riches, privilege and prestige. Miller lived on a lush corner lot in a large tan home with first-rate real-estate-listing features like a grand foyer and a greenhouse and a sauna and an indoor pool.

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by Anonymousreply 291July 28, 2021 12:43 PM

I thought that was about Stephen at first, R291.

by Anonymousreply 292July 28, 2021 4:37 PM

My favorite detail is the "soiled pants" that had to be replaced, in the college arrest record in the link at r291

by Anonymousreply 293July 28, 2021 4:39 PM

A Trump endorsed candidate lost in Texas last night

by Anonymousreply 294July 28, 2021 5:12 PM

DOJ Deals Devastating Blow To Donald Trump

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by Anonymousreply 295July 28, 2021 5:13 PM

[quote] A Trump endorsed candidate lost in Texas last night

Even more surprising as the loser Susan Wright was the widow of the incumbent who had died of Covid, and Dump poured in money to get her elected. Also, the guy who won, a Repug, has said he and Wright take identical positions on the issues. She lost by 6 percentage points.

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by Anonymousreply 296July 28, 2021 5:26 PM

[quote]Dump poured in money to get her elected.

I wonder whose money he used?

by Anonymousreply 297July 28, 2021 5:27 PM

Not his for sure, r297.

by Anonymousreply 298July 28, 2021 5:39 PM

Make it make sense: The Rep who is on the record as being in favor of lynching gives an impassioned (but factually suspect) floor speech, calls a vote to adjourn so he can take his toys and go home, and then demands an hourlong vote because Democrats are wasting time "playing footsie" with masks on the House floor.

Related: Margarine Three Names positions herself for peak clout chasing with a standing ovation.

[quote] House votes against Rep. Chip Roy’s (R-TX) motion to adjourn to protest mask requirement, 197-225. 7 Republicans joined all Democrats in voting against.

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by Anonymousreply 299July 28, 2021 7:42 PM

i hope Miss Delta Variant finds her way to MTG, Roy and that guy Clyde from GA.

by Anonymousreply 300July 28, 2021 7:59 PM

WE HAVE A CRISIS AT THE BORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They’ve overplayed that bullshit.

Yet, we’ve had 600,000 die of a virus that is now, ONCE AGAIN, spreading and killing. That’s not a crisis? I really fucking hate republicans.

by Anonymousreply 301July 28, 2021 9:11 PM

[quote] When Boebert came to the floor, she threw a mask back at a floor staffer when she was offered one while trying to walk onto the floor maskless, according to a witness account relayed to CNN.

[quote] Boebert’s office defended the Colorado freshman’s actions in a statement to CNN: “Rep. Boebert refuses to comply with Speaker Pelosi’s anti-science, totalitarian mask mandate. When offered a mask, she returned it with a quick slide across the table.”

[quote] Asked later by CNN if she plans to keep defying the rules and get fined, Boebert said, “If we cede our freedoms here, there is no chance for the people that I represent back home.”

[quote] Greene was defiant when asked by CNN if she plans to put a mask on. “Do you see a mask on my face?” she asked. “I think that’s the answer to your question.”

[quote] The resentment from Republicans over mask wearing also led to an exchange of insults between each party’s leadership. Pelosi called McCarthy a “moron” on Wednesday morning after being asked by a reporter about the California Republican’s criticism of the Capitol physician’s mask mandate in the House.

[quote] McCarthy responded by saying, “Well, if she’s so brilliant can she tell me where the science in the building changes between the House and the Senate?” – pointing out that masks are now required in the House but only recommended in the Senate.


[quote] Underlying the mask debate that is back to being front and center among members in the House is the question of how many members are still not vaccinated. CNN reported in May that 100% of House Democrats had been vaccinated but only 44.8% of House Republicans were known to have gotten the shots. Just last week, still nearly half of House Republicans would not share their vaccination status.


[quote] When Roy’s motion to adjourn failed, Democratic Rep. Joe Morelle of New York admonished his Republican colleagues for refusing to wear masks on the House floor.

[quote] “I note a great irony, Mr. Speaker,” Morelle said. “We face enormous challenges in our country and in our world, but the members who refuse to wear masks on the floor in the face of rising infections of a deadly Delta variant, particularly in states with low vaccination rates, respond to all of this by making a motion to adjourn, to go home, to quit, to stop working. How ironic.”

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by Anonymousreply 302July 28, 2021 9:46 PM

^^ these people are really mental.

by Anonymousreply 303July 28, 2021 9:51 PM
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by Anonymousreply 304July 28, 2021 9:52 PM

My GOD they are mental. Charles Darwin where are thee.

It’s really funny how they (republicans) are all for having a dress code in Congress but wearing a mask is ceding their freedom? They make no sense. Conor Lamb should start wearing only a jock strap in Congress and should scream MY FREEDOM if challenged. Not only would it make a great point, but it would also look hot asf.

by Anonymousreply 305July 28, 2021 9:57 PM

Good points, R305.

More good points here from (gawd willing) soon-to-be Senator Ryan

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by Anonymousreply 306July 28, 2021 10:05 PM

Adam Kinzinger should show his support by wearing a jockstrap too.

by Anonymousreply 307July 28, 2021 10:17 PM

Did any of you see the story about the Parkland shooting survivor being called a crisis actor by his own father? His own father now believes the shooting wasn’t real and all the students were paid by a shadowy group to lie about it. He just graduated and said he is moving out because his dad is too far gone down the Q hole.

I can’t link for some reason. It was in HuffPo.

by Anonymousreply 308July 28, 2021 10:21 PM

FCI, I saw the story earlier today on Crooks & Liars:

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by Anonymousreply 309July 28, 2021 10:33 PM

R309 It is horrifying.

by Anonymousreply 310July 28, 2021 10:34 PM

FCI, I agree -- horrifying and indicative of the crazy times we live in.

by Anonymousreply 311July 28, 2021 10:37 PM

Rep. Thomas Massie, who is suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the chamber’s mask penalties, said Clyde changed his tax withholding in a way that makes it nearly impossible for the House to collect the thousands of dollars in fines Clyde has racked up for refusing to mask up on the House floor.

Normally fines are taken out of a member’s congressional salary, but Massie says Clyde, who owns a firearms business, “went to payroll and had his federal withholding raised to $11,284 a month. So he only gets $1 of pay.”

The maneuver is designed to prevent the House from garnishing his wages.

Massie added, “Of course, it all goes to his mask fine. But he’ll have to be elected until 3,324 A.D. for Pelosi to collect $15,000 in fines. Then when he files his tax return, he gets all his money back.”

Clyde’s office did not respond to a request for comment. The House Ethics Committee declined to comment.

Based on the House rules, members first get a warning for evading mask rules, then a $500 fine for a second offense, and $2,500 for offenses after that.

Clyde’s elaborate effort to avoid paying fines is just the latest example of how Republicans have been lashing out over covid protocols: Dozens of Republicans refused to wear a mask on the House floor on Wednesday in defiance of the new rules, while the House GOP conference hauled in the Capitol physician for a tense meeting later that afternoon to press him about his decision to issue the new guidance.

The House Committee on Ethics has issued a considerable amount of fines and warnings since the mask rule was first instated. Members had been allowed to be on the House floor without masks since June 11, but the House attending physician reversed that guidance on Tuesday night as the Delta variant emerges as dominant strain of Covid across the country and in light of the new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.

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by Anonymousreply 312July 28, 2021 10:38 PM

^^ more mental people.

by Anonymousreply 313July 28, 2021 10:39 PM

Then let every GQP shitstain drop dead on the house floor so Miss Nancy can casket dance on their bloated corpses.

by Anonymousreply 314July 29, 2021 12:34 AM

We need some seriously harsh punishments for these people. They don't bother to do any actual work and prevent others from doing theirs.

by Anonymousreply 315July 29, 2021 12:42 AM

Wonder if Clyde and Miss Lindzebelle are well-aquainted? ☎️ ☎️

by Anonymousreply 316July 29, 2021 1:36 AM

Speaking of Miss Lindz, she's been relatively quiet since the hearings started. Why isn't she out there, on the barricades, defending the honor of her Big Daddy?

by Anonymousreply 317July 29, 2021 1:40 AM

Just a guess, r317...

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by Anonymousreply 318July 29, 2021 1:58 AM

If Lady G is subpoenaed to testify, will they bring a fainting couch into the Capitol?

by Anonymousreply 319July 29, 2021 2:06 AM

[quote] If Lady G is subpoenaed to testify, will they bring a fainting couch into the Capitol?

With Kinzinger's last boyfriend already on it...

by Anonymousreply 320July 29, 2021 2:09 AM

My guess is that Liz Cheney (and, maybe, Adam) has the receipts on a number of high profile GQPers. That's why the trolling against them is mostly the most basic, dumb one, coming from Roller Nazi, MTG, PaedoGaetz, and their ilk, i.e. the low hanging, retarded fruit.

by Anonymousreply 321July 29, 2021 2:18 AM

Love me some Carol Leonnig, and have actually developed a warm place in my heart for Phil Rucker...

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by Anonymousreply 322July 29, 2021 4:07 AM

r319, a ball washer.

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by Anonymousreply 324July 29, 2021 7:32 AM

Where are the fucking Trump family indictments? Where the fuck are the TrumpCo. arrests?

If the Repugs cheat their way into taking over the House next year, I can't even imagine the utter criminal chaos that will reign.

by Anonymousreply 325July 29, 2021 7:52 AM

Ooh, Clyde!

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by Anonymousreply 326July 29, 2021 12:42 PM

Another Andy that tickles my fancy!

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by Anonymousreply 327July 29, 2021 12:48 PM

And Jim & Jim, Ladybug?

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by Anonymousreply 328July 29, 2021 12:58 PM

Madison Cawthorn endorses Kinzinger's challenger.

That will boost Adam's already impressive fundraising.

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by Anonymousreply 329July 29, 2021 1:08 PM

^different story link

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by Anonymousreply 330July 29, 2021 1:11 PM

The Trump administration desperately wanted to cut government benefits, and it had outside help to do so. But very few of its new rules held up.

[quote] The Trump administration seems to have fundamentally underestimated the difficulty of changing U.S. government policy: As of April, out of the 259 regulations, guidance documents, and agency memoranda it issued that were challenged in court, 200, or 77 percent, were unsuccessful, according to a tracker from the Institute for Policy Integrity, a think tank at New York University that researches regulatory policy. A typical administration loses more like 30 percent of the time, the group says. (Though it is nonpartisan, the institute submitted critical comments and briefs on the Trump Department of Agriculture’s rules.)

[quote] Part of the reason so many of Trump’s changes were short-lived is simply that he was a one-term president. It’s easier for your successor to reverse your policies if they have only a few years to set in. But that doesn’t explain the huge number of times his regulations were struck down by courts. Trump’s team fell short because it often made mistakes in the nitty-gritty work of rule-making, experts told me. That might come as a relief to Democrats, but it’s actually a warning: All it will take is someone with the same priorities as Trump, but better discipline, to reshape the way the government works.

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by Anonymousreply 331July 29, 2021 1:16 PM

“Absent the passage of HR1,” says TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier, “the GOP is poised to gerrymander their way to a House majority.”

[quote] Republicans could pick up anywhere from six to 13 seats in the House of Representatives—enough to retake the House in 2022—through its control of the redistricting process in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas alone, according to a new analysis by the Democratic data firm TargetSmart that was shared exclusively with Mother Jones. Republicans need to gain just five seats to regain control of the House.

[quote] The Republican redistricting advantage goes far beyond those four states: They’ll be able to draw 187 congressional districts, compared to 75 for Democrats. (The rest will be drawn by independent commissions or divided state governments.) But those states are at the highest risk of extreme gerrymandering, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, and they have 94 seats, roughly a fifth of the House. Republicans could draw as many as five new GOP congressional districts in Florida alone, giving them control of the House by redrawing maps in just one state. They’re also likely to gain two to three seats through new maps in Texas, one to three in Georgia, and one to two in North Carolina, according to TargetSmart.

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by Anonymousreply 332July 29, 2021 4:59 PM

Dr. Faisal Khan, acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, spoke in favor of a mask mandate on Tuesday night during a county council meeting.

[quote] After completing my medical training, I chose to focus my work on public health. I have committed myself — over my entire 25-year career — to improving health status indicators for entire communities, particularly in the most vulnerable segments of society. I have worked to improve public health around the world, working in Australia, Vietnam, Pakistan, South Africa, the People's Republic of China, Zimbabwe, Botswana and the United States (West Virginia, Massachusetts and Missouri). I have been a proud citizen of the United States since 2013.

[quote] In all that time and in all those places, I have never been subjected to the racist, xenophobic, and threatening behavior that greeted me in the County Council meeting last night. My time before the Council began with a dog-whistle question from Councilman Tim Fitch, who said he wanted to emphasize for the assembled crowd that I was not from this country. As you know — and as Mr. Fitch surely knew since he was the crowd's leader — the great majority of the people in the raucous crowd appeared to be from the “MAGA” movement, as evidenced by their “Trump 2024” chants. The MAGA movement is well-known for xenophobia and discriminatory treatment of racial minorities and has engaged in violent acts against government institutions like in our nation's capital on January 6.

[quote] I later saw that around the time that Mr. Fitch asked his question, his friend Mark McCloskey — who was seated right behind me and situated near Mr. Fitch's position on the dais — posted on social media that mask mandates are “un-American.” One cannot help but see the connection between the efforts of Mr. McCloskey and Mr. Fitch to stoke xenophobia against me. I'm sure you are aware that Mr. McCloskey — like Mr. Fitch — is a well-known MAGA movement figure.

[quote] In line with Councilman Fitch's incendiary comments and Mr. McCloskey's social media post, several audience members then started mocking my accent while I was presenting to the Council. I heard people doing their impersonation of Apu, a caricature character from The Simpsons television show that mocks people from South Asia such as myself.

[quote] While I was presenting my analysis of COVID-19 to the Council, two politicians (Mr. McCloskey and Paul Berry) seated right behind me consistently berated me and tried to distract me from my presentation. When I asked you to intervene to prevent Mr. McCloskey and Mr. Berry from interfering with my presentation, you lectured me — not them. Such demeaning treatment was surprising to me, as I had heard that you were sensitive to issues of race and treating people equitably.

[quote] After my presentation was completed, I tried to leave the chamber but was confronted by several people who were in the aisle. On more than one occasion, I was shoulder-bumped and pushed. As I approached the exit and immediately outside the chambers, I became surrounded by the crowd in close quarters, where members of the crowd yelled at me, calling me a “fat brown cunt” and a “brown bastard.” After being physically assaulted, called racist slurs, and surrounded by an angry mob, I expressed my displeasure by using my middle finger toward an individual who had physically threatened me and called me racist slurs.

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by Anonymousreply 333July 29, 2021 6:11 PM

Oh, Kevin. Monkey do.

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by Anonymousreply 334July 29, 2021 7:28 PM
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by Anonymousreply 335July 29, 2021 9:30 PM

Why did they vote against the package?

by Anonymousreply 336July 29, 2021 10:06 PM

R336 Being assholes. I do get the progressive wing needs to flex their muscles like the conservative tea party wing has done forever. It works. But progressives don’t believe in incrementalism (neither does the conservative tea party wing). Gay rights and health care saw huge moves once you cracked the ceiling. ACA went from why Dems lost huge in ‘10 and ‘14 to why they won big in ‘18.

by Anonymousreply 337July 29, 2021 10:18 PM

If Bannon knew...

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by Anonymousreply 339July 30, 2021 12:56 AM

Those stupid fucking Democrats that voted against the Capital Security Package not only look like assholes, they also kneecapped the Democrats by taking away the message of the Democrats voting for it unanimously along with the ability to use the Repugs voting against it against them in the future. I wish these stupid, immature fuckers would grow up.

by Anonymousreply 340July 30, 2021 4:58 AM

A heated confrontation between Reps. Madison Cawthorn and David McKinley over cosponsorship of a bill has escalated to a McKinley staffer filing an ethics complaint against Cawthorn, according to two sources familiar with the move.

[quote] The spat began Thursday afternoon when the freshman Cawthorn (R-N.C.) went to find McKinley (R-W.Va.) in his office to discuss what Cawthorn said was his mistaken addition to a bill that he didn't want his name attached to. But when Cawthorn found McKinley out of the office, the youngest member of Congress instead got into a back-and-forth with the West Virginian’s staff.

[quote] The exchange was witnessed by multiple McKinley aides, who saw Cawthorn as raising his voice and dressing down their colleague — telling a legislative staffer to lower her voice because she was speaking to a member of Congress.

[quote] The exact allegation in the new ethics complaint that resulted is unclear, and it now falls on the House Ethics Committee to decide whether or not to investigate the complaint. The Cawthorn-McKinley dust-up, however, is only the latest evidence of fraught relations in the House that have begun causing intra-party as well as across-the-aisle friction, with one House conservative challenging Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday over the chamber's "bulls---" mask mandate.

[quote] Cawthorn and McKinley's melee continued beyond the latter Republican's office on Thursday. At one point, the conflict turned into a yelling match on the House floor filled with slights and suggestions of retaliation, according to four sources. One onlooker thought the two men's floor altercation would devolve into a fistfight at one point; it ended Thursday with Cawthorn taking a shot at McKinley as a career politician in an interview.

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by Anonymousreply 341July 30, 2021 7:43 PM

So Sinema says she doesn’t support the larger infrastructure bill and she will take her vacation regardless if the Senate stays in session during their scheduled summer recess. Who has what on her?

by Anonymousreply 342July 30, 2021 8:30 PM

I have a feeling Madison has some prison time in his future. Somebody that psychopathic tends to fck up big and often.

by Anonymousreply 343July 30, 2021 8:41 PM

Cawthorne better be careful around those big marble staircases they have in the Capitol. Just sayin'.

by Anonymousreply 344July 30, 2021 8:49 PM

Don't they carry guns, some of them? I know "Threes" (MTG) does, right? If so, there is every reason to be very concerned about innocent people being killed. The Russian Asset Party, never know as a bastion of sanity, is acting more psychotic than usual. I would love to know why. Where is their other overlord in all of this, Putin? Wouldn't Putin want his crew to not fall apart? It seems that would be in his interest for the GOP to continue to overthrow democracy.

by Anonymousreply 345July 30, 2021 8:55 PM

Pootie got dirt on Miss Lá Poosie.

by Anonymousreply 346July 30, 2021 9:03 PM

I know for a fact many of the House Dems feel a few republicans (the usual suspects) could and would resort to violence against them.

by Anonymousreply 347July 30, 2021 9:31 PM

R347-I truly pity them. Since when is this acceptable behavior? This lawlessness and unaccountability is something we had to tolerate with the previous admin, but why is it acceptable now? I am truly baffled. The entire GOP should be banned from office and all political positions. They should be on a watch list. I do not understand why we are forced to endure this dangerous mockery of our institutions and democracy, health while our money enables their salaries, perks, the best healthcare. All the while they price us out of a decent, healthy life. This is not the time in history to tolerate this. Get the media back into the hands of us, the people. That's isn't normal or acceptable behavior and it shouldn't be normalized as such. No complacency.

by Anonymousreply 348July 30, 2021 10:42 PM

[quote] I have a feeling Madison has some prison time in his future.

Ya think?

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by Anonymousreply 349July 30, 2021 10:51 PM

DOJ Releases Notes Showing Trump Asked To Declare The Election Corrupt

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by Anonymousreply 350July 30, 2021 11:04 PM

More on R349:

[quote] The Republican congressman representing Western North Carolina's 11th District was attempting to board a plane Feb. 13 when Transportation Security Administration workers found an unloaded gun in his carry-on bag, along with a loaded magazine, according to Asheville Regional Airport officials.

[quote] The weapon was described in a redacted incident report and police radio traffic recordings as a "Glock 9mm handgun."

[quote] Cawthorn, whose spokesman responded to questions July 30 saying he brought the gun by mistake, was not charged with any crime, according to reports and other information on the incident obtained this month through a public records request. That is a normal outcome, said spokeswoman Tina Kinsey. ...

[quote] In the recordings, an officer can be heard repeating several times to another officer that there was an elected official found with a gun.

[quote] "Elected official, Madison Cawthorn, with a firearm," he said.

[quote] Police then discuss what to do with the gun, at one point saying they might have Cawthorn take it out to his car. Later they say because his flight is in seven minutes, they will secure it.


[quote] TSA rules say guns can be transported unloaded in special checked bags with hard sides and cases. In almost every incident, people found with guns on their person or in checked bags say they brought the weapon by mistake, said Howell.

[quote] Cawthorn's spokesman Micah Bock said that happened with the congressman.

[quote] “Five months ago, while boarding a flight, Rep. Cawthorn erroneously stowed a firearm in his carry-on (that often doubles as a range bag) instead of his checked bag. The firearm was secured, and unchambered," Bock said July 30.

[quote] Cawthorn tries to always follow TSA guidelines, he said, and "quickly rectified this situation before boarding his flight."


[quote] Regardless of reasons people give, in almost all cases those found to be improperly transporting guns face federal civil fines, said Howell, noting an elected official would not be excluded from the potential punishment.

[quote] He declined to comment on Cawthorn's case but said the Feb. 13 incident was "still pending." The process can take months, Howell said.

[quote] Fines are typically $2,000 for an unloaded firearm and $4,000 for a loaded firearm for the first incident, he said, though Smith said they can be as big as $30,000 in more egregious cases.

[quote] It is not clear if this was Cawthorn's first violation.

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by Anonymousreply 351July 31, 2021 1:23 AM

Meanwhile with Miss Lindz,....

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by Anonymousreply 352July 31, 2021 1:28 AM

How the fuck do you pack a gun "by mistake"?

by Anonymousreply 353July 31, 2021 1:39 AM

Re: R341

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by Anonymousreply 354July 31, 2021 2:45 AM

^ Jesus Christ

by Anonymousreply 355July 31, 2021 2:55 AM

I really hate Cawthorn, but his bad handwriting has to do with his generation using computers rather than writing. I have a couple of nieces his age and their handwriting is just as atrocious. It’s like they never progressed past 7th grade. In fact my own handwriting has deteriorated with my work being done entirely on a computer.

by Anonymousreply 356July 31, 2021 3:48 AM

R356 That, and he's a fucking cunt idiot!

by Anonymousreply 357July 31, 2021 4:41 AM

Can’t argue with you r357.

by Anonymousreply 358July 31, 2021 4:55 AM

I can’t believe Asheville is in his district

by Anonymousreply 359July 31, 2021 1:16 PM

I agree, r359. What possessed them to vote him in? Did he not perhaps reveal his looniness until he was elected? I also attribute it to the notoriety factor--same as the congressman with the eye patch and Dump's former doctor. None of them are qualified, but they have notoriety that raises them among the dreck.

by Anonymousreply 360July 31, 2021 3:27 PM




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by Anonymousreply 361July 31, 2021 4:26 PM

Former AG Rosen Avoided Questions In Select Committee To Protect Trump

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by Anonymousreply 362July 31, 2021 5:58 PM

[361] Perhaps a subpoena will help job his failing memory!!

by Anonymousreply 363August 1, 2021 1:51 AM

Why haven't they subpoenaed anyone yet? Is it too early? Pelosi seems like the type to know how to trap people under Oath.

by Anonymousreply 364August 1, 2021 2:32 AM

Trump Viciously Smears Capitol Police Who Fought Capitol Insurrectionists

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by Anonymousreply 365August 1, 2021 6:58 PM

Checking in on Pastor Psychopath:

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by Anonymousreply 366August 2, 2021 1:21 AM

Why, oh why hasn’t the virus got him, r366? Oh yeah, he’s probably vaccinated.

by Anonymousreply 367August 2, 2021 1:34 AM

I'm an atheist but all this ridiculous pastor shit reminds me of a parable I heard once on an episode of West Wing. A man was in his house while flood waters came in. He had gotten weather warnings, a man in a boat who came by to save him, and, finally, a helicopter. He turned them all away saying that God would save him. He died. Got to heaven and was angry that God didn't save him. God said I sent you a warning, a man in a boat, and a helicopter...what the hell are you doing here?

Maybe some message from some other pastors along the lines of "God sent you scientific knowledge to create a vaccine, companies to make a vaccine, a country wealthy enough to get you the vaccine and you're choosing to die while spitting in the face of God's gifts?" would work with some of these people. If nothing else, they do seem to love a good parable.

by Anonymousreply 368August 2, 2021 1:40 AM

Lindsey has Covid.

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by Anonymousreply 369August 2, 2021 7:33 PM

He stated he's vaccinated...pity.

by Anonymousreply 370August 2, 2021 7:43 PM
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by Anonymousreply 371August 2, 2021 8:16 PM

Texas AG Backs Off Trump's Election Fraud Claims After Facing Punishment

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by Anonymousreply 372August 2, 2021 8:17 PM

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked Saturday night that it "will be hard not to hit" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the Speaker's gavel, if the GOP wins back the House

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by Anonymousreply 373August 2, 2021 9:17 PM

Giuliani Tells Interviewer He's "Willing to go to Jail". Even Rudy Knows Justice is Coming for Rudy

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by Anonymousreply 374August 2, 2021 10:23 PM

Imagine if a GOP governor appointed TFG to replace DiFi...

Also, why TF are we allowing these fossils to stay so long past their expiration date?

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by Anonymousreply 375August 2, 2021 11:21 PM

Re: R375--At least it probably won't be Governor Jenner.

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by Anonymousreply 376August 3, 2021 12:13 AM

McCarthy Joking ‘It Would Be Hard Not To Hit' Pelosi Meant To Incite Base Says Rep. Ryan

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by Anonymousreply 377August 3, 2021 1:57 AM

[quote] McCarthy Joking ‘It Would Be Hard Not To Hit' Pelosi Meant To Incite Base Says Rep. Ryan

Rep Dean echoing the same line of thought and going even further.

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by Anonymousreply 378August 3, 2021 1:59 AM

McCarthy shows his stupidity often. He needs to go back to running a sub shop in Fresno.

by Anonymousreply 379August 3, 2021 9:53 AM

[quote] JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parson has pardoned a pair of St. Louis attorneys who drew international fame and infamy for waving guns at protesters outside their Central West End home last year.

[quote] The pardons were issued on Friday, July 30, but announced Tuesday.

[quote] Mark and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanors for the June 2020 incident. Mark pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. His wife pleaded guilty to harassment. They were sentenced to pay the maximum fines: $750 for him, $2,000 for her. The weapons they brandished were destroyed as a condition of their pleas.

[quote] The McCloskeys emerged as celebrities in conservative circles and gave a pre-taped address during the 2020 Republican National Convention.

[quote] Mark McCloskey has since declared himself a Republican candidate for the US Senate from Missouri in the wake of the incident.

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by Anonymousreply 380August 3, 2021 10:32 PM

Even Fox doesn't want Sidney Powell & Mike Lindell on their network anymore.

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by Anonymousreply 381August 3, 2021 10:41 PM

"Huck", the Arkansas gubernatorial candidate, is spotted at a Phish Concert in Fayetteville.

There are very high Covid #s in Arkansas.

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by Anonymousreply 382August 3, 2021 10:48 PM

Paul Gosar's siblings call for him to resign.

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by Anonymousreply 383August 3, 2021 10:56 PM

Alabama Online commentary on body armored Mo Brooks on the day of insurrection.

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by Anonymousreply 384August 3, 2021 11:05 PM
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by Anonymousreply 385August 3, 2021 11:11 PM

Will fast yapping, "don't recall" Gym ever tell the truth about Jan. 6?

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by Anonymousreply 386August 3, 2021 11:12 PM

Run A-Rod run! Some thing wants you!

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by Anonymousreply 387August 4, 2021 12:13 AM

Gaetz, Greene, and Gohmert!

Good Grief!

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by Anonymousreply 388August 4, 2021 12:22 AM

Trump's Economic Growth Was Officially The Worst Since The Great Depression

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by Anonymousreply 389August 4, 2021 1:56 AM

I think I hate those bozos more than Dump, R388.

by Anonymousreply 390August 4, 2021 2:12 AM

Without a wrinkle......

Brad Parscale took her money and ran?

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