Trump Pardons Dinesh D'Souza; Media, Get This, Freaks Out

The ignorant shrieking of the media baboons. I can't take it anymore.

"Mr. D'Souza was, in the President's opinion, a victim of selective prosecution for violations of campaign finance laws. Mr. D'Souza accepted responsibility for his actions, and also completed community service by teaching English to citizens and immigrants seeking citizenship," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, adding "in light of these facts, the President has determined that Mr. D'Souza is fully worthy of this pardon."

Prosecution was brought by Chuck Schumer's former aid Preet Bharara. As Ed Morrissey notes, this sort of strawman donation is a very common crime which is very rarely -- if ever -- prosecuted as a crime. Usually it's punished by a civil suit and fine. But Preet Bharara was looking for a scalp. Even a fan of Bharara's, Alan Derschowitz, said this smacked of "selective prosecution."

He quotes from the Wall Street Journal:

"The idea of charging him with a felony for this doesn't sound like a proper exercise of prosecutorial discretion," Mr. Dershowitz said. "I canít help but think that [D'Souza's] politics have something to do with it. . . . It smacks of selective prosecution." ...

Mr. Dershowitz said the world of politics is rife with the sort of campaign abuses alleged. They're so common, in fact, he said he himself been called upon to participate in similar arrangements. Mr. Dershowitz said heís spoken with Mr. D'Souza since the indictment was announced.

No word yet on any prosecutions of Rosie O'Donnell for repeatedly evading federal donation limits by using alternate forms of her name and alternate addresses, which just so happened to have the consequence of not being picked up on by software designed to reject donations that exceed the legal limit.



The media is shrieking about this -- because of course they are -- and claiming that Obama and Bill Clinton never gave out such dubious pardons.

They conveniently forget that Obama pardoned the traitor Bradley Manning -- despite Manning never showing remorse for his actions, which is generally a requirement for a pardon (absent actual innocence) -- and also pardoned the terrorist bomber Oscar Lopez Rivera, just because Hispanics are an important part of his political coalition. (Lopez Rivera also shows no remorse, and is proud of his terrorism and bombing.)

They also, of course, forget about Bill Clinton pardoning Marc Rich, the fugitive tax evader, whose wife just happened to donate shitloads of money to Clinton.




Posted by: Ace of Spades at 01:27 PM




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1 I won't claim first

Posted by: LGoPs at May 31, 2018 01:20 PM (DK0L4)

2 Ok I will.

Posted by: LGoPs at May 31, 2018 01:22 PM (DK0L4)

3 I hear POTUS might pardon Martha Stewart next.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 31, 2018 01:22 PM (hMwEB)

4 Wait until Thanksgiving when he pardons the turkey.

Posted by: josephistan at May 31, 2018 01:22 PM (7HtZB)

5 rd

Posted by: Surfperch at May 31, 2018 01:22 PM (Arlb8)

6 If it weren't for double standards, they wouldn't have any standards at all.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 31, 2018 01:23 PM (myjNJ)

7 OK.

Now throw Bradley Manning's ass back in Solitary Confinement.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 31, 2018 01:23 PM (WDCYi)

8 Old Hotness: Pardon people for Democrat payoffs.

New Hotness: Pardon people to club the Democrats.

Posted by: Zombie Patton at May 31, 2018 01:23 PM (sX1BW)

9 It really would be hilarious to then turn around and prosecute Rosie.

Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:23 PM (uc45P)

10 Zombie Sock Off

Posted by: SH at May 31, 2018 01:23 PM (sX1BW)

11 I know what you mean, Chris Hayes. Makes ya sick!

Posted by: ChelseaBradley Manning at May 31, 2018 01:23 PM (O5Q3r)

12 I'll wait for our new one name posters to tell me what to think about this.

Posted by: steevy at May 31, 2018 01:23 PM (LiyEm)

13 D'Souza is just an appetizer. What will they do when Trump starts pardoning the likes of General Flynn?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 31, 2018 01:24 PM (7uYFy)

14 Trump thought, Hmmmm, slow news week. What can I do to liven things up?"

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 31, 2018 01:24 PM (LISuA)

15 Dinesh is no Marc Rich.

And that sure as hell is a compliment.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 31, 2018 01:24 PM (IjxMe)

16 Trump is also considering commuting Blogovich's sentence and pardoning Martha Stewart.

"I'll tell you another one ... there's another one that I'm thinking about. Rod Blagojevich. 18 years in jail for being stupid and saying things that every other politician, you know that many other politicians say.

"And If you look at what he said he said something to the effect like what do I get ... stupid thing to say. But he's sort of saying .. he's gonna make a US senator which is a very big deal. And it was foolish ... 18 years now. I don't know him other than that he was on The Apprentice for a short period of time."

"18 years is I think really unfair. It's a Democrat. You know D'Souza's a Republican. And I'm seriously thinking about it.

"I am seriously thinking about - not pardoning - but I am seriously thinking of a curtailment of Blagojevich"

Reporter provides the word commutation.

"Because what he did does not justify 18 years in a jail. If you read his statement it was a foolish statement there was a lot of bravado ... but it does not .. plenty of other politicians have said a lot worse. And it doesn't, he shouldn't have been put in jail.

And he's a Democrat. He's not my party. But I thought that he was treated unfairly."

Trump said he spoke to D'Souza "for three minutes last night...he almost had a heart attack."

"And there are others. I think to a certain extent Martha Stewart was harshly and unfairly treated. And she used to be my biggest fan in the world ... before I became a politician. But that's ok I don't view it that way."


https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-considering-
commutation-for-rob-blagojevich-pardon-for-martha-stewart

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 31, 2018 01:24 PM (pvjTE)

17 Preet wasn't just looking for a scalp - this was likely to punish D'Souza for his Obama movie/book.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2018 01:24 PM (W+vEI)

18 That response by Davis to Hayes is priceless.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 31, 2018 01:24 PM (qC1Sy)

19 I hear POTUS might pardon Martha Stewart next.
Posted by: votermom

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Just to troll Comey since that was his "huge" bust.

I'll say this though, I don't think Martha Stewart should have gone to prison for lying to the FBI, but that bitch knew she was engaging in illegal insider trading, so I don't feel she was some innocent victim.

Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:24 PM (uc45P)

20 Very selective prosecution!

Posted by: Charlie Tree at May 31, 2018 01:25 PM (z/uHY)

21 Overruled!

Posted by: Random Hawaiian Judge #7 at May 31, 2018 01:25 PM (7HtZB)

22 I keep saying it, but I am really amazed at how Trump is publicly wielding the pardon power - one of the most powerful and absolute powers granted in the Constitution.

Posted by: SH at May 31, 2018 01:25 PM (sX1BW)

23 Huh, Trump was right. I never do get tired of winning! Or crushing my enemies, seeing them driven before me, and listening to the lamentations of leftists.

Posted by: Grimaldi at May 31, 2018 01:25 PM (3MG/9)

24 Do u think they might be worried about Blago because he has the goods on Obama?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 31, 2018 01:25 PM (7uYFy)

25 So glad Trump did this. Richly deserved. The man was a political prisoner, simple as that.

Posted by: maddogg at May 31, 2018 01:25 PM (o2MD2)

26 Pardon Blago if only to bring back the Flaming Hairpiece!

To be fair, Madigan's the one who demolished the state.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 31, 2018 01:25 PM (hqZPQ)

27 Trump is starting to slice like a hammer. Good times ahead.
*Paul Anka reference*

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:25 PM (md3fh)

28 I'm ok with pardoning Martha Stewart. Don't pardon Blago.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 31, 2018 01:26 PM (mk7Bj)

29 Chris Hayes is such a feckless cunt.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 31, 2018 01:26 PM (CPk08)

30 Willowed:

Posted by: Mojo Nixon at May 31, 2018 01:18 PM (pKcpS)


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Is this THE Mojo Nixon, or is someone just using the name? Because that's one of my all time favorite performers, and I would love to have him blasting out his uniform truth to the Horde.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 31, 2018 01:26 PM (VgKNm)

31 Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 31, 2018 01:26 PM (hqZPQ)

32 IIRC, Stewart wasn't nailed for insider trading but for deleting an email to cover it up. Process crime.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:27 PM (md3fh)

33 >>The president is sending an extremely clear signal to his confederates and associates with his pardons of politically connected convicts that they will get their reward if they stay strong.




"confederates"

That's about as subtle as a sledgehammer.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2018 01:27 PM (W+vEI)

34 Commutation is not a pardon.

Posted by: steevy at May 31, 2018 01:27 PM (LiyEm)

35 The president is sending an extremely clear signal to his confederates and associates with his pardons of politically connected convicts that they will get their reward if they stay strong.

We can only hope so.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 31, 2018 01:27 PM (yQpMk)

36 30 Willowed:

Posted by: Mojo Nixon at May 31, 2018 01:18 PM (pKcpS)


---

Is this THE Mojo Nixon, or is someone just using the name? Because that's one of my all time favorite performers, and I would love to have him blasting out his uniform truth to the Horde.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 31, 2018 01:26 PM (VgKNm)

If you don't know Mojo Nixon then your blog could use some fixin'

Posted by: Dead Milkmen at May 31, 2018 01:27 PM (7HtZB)

37 Good comeback by Sean Davis. Chrissy Hayes is biting his pillow over that one.

Posted by: TR at May 31, 2018 01:27 PM (jOSqt)

38 I'll say this though, I don't think Martha Stewart should have gone to prison for lying to the FBI, but that bitch knew she was engaging in illegal insider trading, so I don't feel she was some innocent victim.

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Pardoning would show two things about her conviction:

1. It was a process conviction.
2. She was persecuted, but none of the financial people who did insider trading and brought the economy down were prosecuted. (Note - I'm not sure I care about this in the legal sense but it is a very populist message for Trump to bring up).

Posted by: SH at May 31, 2018 01:27 PM (sX1BW)

39 I love me some Sean Davis.

Posted by: Cheri at May 31, 2018 01:28 PM (oiNtH)

40 This Trump fellow, he seems to be willing to fight for his people and his fellow ideological supporters.


He certainly will never be welcomed aboard the SS Sea Cuck.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whiten Your Sepulchre With Virtue Bleach! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at May 31, 2018 01:28 PM (hLRSq)

41 "confederates"

That's about as subtle as a sledgehammer.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 31, 2018 01:27 PM (W+vEI)

Yeah, that jumps right out.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 31, 2018 01:28 PM (7uYFy)

42 I think this might be a harbinger for Flynn and others. Mueller's monkey circus has no teeth

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at May 31, 2018 01:28 PM (FOPyv)

43 Sometimes I get this image of PDT as a guy with a stick teasing his dogs by pretending to throw it one way and then throwing it another.
Unlike dogs, the media falls for it every damn time.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 31, 2018 01:28 PM (oLa9K)

44 IIRC, Stewart wasn't nailed for insider trading but for deleting an email to cover it up. Process crime.


Didn't she also undelete it after thinking about it?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 31, 2018 01:28 PM (yQpMk)

45 I hope D'Sousa goes right out and gets his CC permit. Leftards will love that.

Posted by: maddogg at May 31, 2018 01:28 PM (o2MD2)

46 11
I know what you mean, Chris Hayes. Makes ya sick!


Posted by: ChelseaBradley Manning at May 31, 2018 01:23 PM (O5Q3r)


Chris Hayes thinks his magic twatter words change the reality of a political prosecution of an effective voice against the Clinton machine, while also foprgetting that a legit tax cheat was pardoned by BJC who then donated buttloads of cash to his "foundation" or "wife".

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 31, 2018 01:28 PM (ymnmz)

47 " that b#tch knew she was engaging in illegal insider trading, so I don't feel she was some innocent victim."

Exactly. Just who did this cow think she was, a duly elected member of our legislative branch or something?

Posted by: CCDD, pointin' and laughin' at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (QGNGb)

48 Members of Congress can do all the insider trading they want, but since they are never in touch with anything that might affect stock prices it doesn't matter. /sarc

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (md3fh)

49

EM PARDON FOADDY-FI!!!

NO,, WAIT.?.?!!!??


Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (mPeei)

50 Commutation is not a pardon.
Posted by: steevy


How is that relevant, Mr. 1L?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (zfrbv)

51 Martha Stewart vs John Corzine.
Now that's a double standard.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (hMwEB)

52 Sean Davis nails it. Of course D'Souza didn't make half-million dollar donations to Trump, and D'Souza wasn't on the FBI Wanted List.

I suppose D'Souza could have dodged the original problem if he had done those things, and had Eric Holder make the arrangements.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (cp1if)

53 Triump should pardon Rosie for the same thing and point that out

Posted by: capn at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (HzhOL)

54 OT:Without further evidence I do not believe the Southwest masturbator story.

If only because the person with the complaint is the only one who saw it, and she claims to be in 'public relations.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (oVJmc)

55 I got no problem with Trump commuting Blogo. Blogo, though a scumbag, was targeted because he didn't give Obama a say in who replaced him. Thing is, Obama wasn't supposed to have a say. Obama siccing the DOJ/FBI on Blogo was an abuse of power.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (pvjTE)

56 "Preet wasn't just looking for a scalp - this was likely to punish D'Souza for his Obama movie/book."

Absolutely correct.

Posted by: CCDD, pointin' and laughin' at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (QGNGb)

57 Presidents usually wait until they are leaving office to issue pardons ---because they are cowards.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2018 01:30 PM (0jtPF)

58 Blago has the goods on Jarrett, he must. SHe wanted somene in that seat, and he wanted someone else - ended up in jail. That's why he stayed silent all these years.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:30 PM (bUjCl)

59 It's not like D'Souza turned off the credit card verification feature on his donation website or anything....

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 31, 2018 01:30 PM (z/uHY)

60 I'm very happy for Mr. D'Souza.

Posted by: grammie winger - at May 31, 2018 01:30 PM (lwiT4)

61 I question the timing.

Posted by: a while passel tea party organizations at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (84QUd)

62 Love the comment about Marc Rich pardon being 17 years ago.

Apparently there is a statute of limitations on bringing up democrat malfeasance.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (7ZVPa)

63 The real Mojo Nixon

https://youtu.be/jMkdvY2Z2Xk

Posted by: SMOD at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (WQCXR)

64 There is no legitimate reason to refer to Bradley Manning as "Chelsea." He is a mutilated, mentally ill traitor to his country. He should probably be called Asshat Manning, but I guess Bradley will do.

His mother should be so proud.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (7UW64)

65 Boy are the next six years going to be interesting. Wowzer.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (md3fh)

66 55 I got no problem with Trump commuting Blogo. Blogo, though a scumbag, was targeted because he didn't give Obama a say in who replaced him. Thing is, Obama wasn't supposed to have a say.


Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (pvjTE)


Would someone tell that to John McCain.

Posted by: WisRich at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (G0vdT)

67 Trump just wakes up and keeps fighting. For you and me. Like it's natural.

Imagine if we even had even 20 political people with such a spine on our side.

Instead it's snakes and jellyfish all the way down.

Posted by: Mega at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (iB20E)

68 Sometimes I get this image of PDT as a guy with a stick teasing his dogs by pretending to throw it one way and then throwing it another.
Unlike dogs, the media falls for it every damn time.


Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 31, 2018 01:28 PM (oLa9K)


Trump is Lucy.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whiten Your Sepulchre With Virtue Bleach! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (hLRSq)

69 62 Love the comment about Marc Rich pardon being 17 years ago.

Apparently there is a statute of limitations on bringing up democrat malfeasance.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (7ZVPa)

And yet, they will gladly dredge up the nonsense that he parties changed sides sometime before WWII....

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (7UW64)

70 Jarrett removed Rahm from the oval office too. No love lost there me thinks.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (bUjCl)

71 Possibly related:

I just discovered that Amazon Prime Video has the original BBC series of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

Binge-watching now.

Don't Panic!

Posted by: filbert at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (953wK)

72 If Hillary isn't going time, why should anybody?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (oVJmc)

73 I also question my speling abelitiez.

Posted by: a whole passel of tea party organizations at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (84QUd)

74 And the pardon of *Chelsea Manning?

Posted by: True the Note at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (HLTe8)

75 The ignorant shrieking of the media baboons

Some members of the media are black. Therefore, that's racist.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (xjiRE)

76 I think it is a pointless thing and D'Souza was actually guilty but whatever. Its meaningless.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (39g3+)

77 Troll them on the beaches, troll them in the cities, troll them on Twitter and on the cable shows.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (RD7QR)

78 From what I can recall, Blago was convicted and sentenced for some Tony Rezko real estate stuff -- not the appointment of a senator for BHO's previous seat. Even as a good (R), I thought the sentence was harsh, but I am accustomed to IL Govs being imprisoned and it seems to work alternating parties. The previous (R), George Ryan, was also sentenced disproportionately.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (MIKMs)

79 2. She was persecuted, but none of the financial people who did insider trading and brought the economy down were prosecuted. (Note - I'm not sure I care about this in the legal sense but it is a very populist message for Trump to bring up).
Posted by: SH

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I just don't see the connection, Martha Stewart is on tape engaging in insider trading and even had a broker's license to trade securities. She knew what she was doing and this was years and years before the financial crisis.

I honestly don't really care, but considering Martha Stewart is a left-winger that has given huge sums of money to Democrats and co-hosts a show with Snoop Dog that tells people to assasinate Trump, pardoning her would not be on my "to do" list.

Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (uc45P)

80 Technically, I believe Obama commuted Manning's sentence rather than pardoning him. Obama felt he had "served long enough" (something like 5 years).

Manning should still be in jail, for life, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (oMtOd)

81 Trump's comfort animal is a rabid honey badger. Cute. Cuddly.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (md3fh)

82 He should pardon the mighty mo video guy.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (OOUHd)

83 66 What is going on in Arizona is disgusting and the governor better not allow that fuck to choose his successor.No titles of nobility here.

Posted by: steevy at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (LiyEm)

84 26 Pardon Blago if only to bring back the Flaming Hairpiece!

To be fair, Madigan's the one who demolished the state.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 31, 2018 01:25 PM (hqZPQ)


I think Blago has actually gone bald, by now.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (WDCYi)

85 Love the comment about Marc Rich pardon being 17 years ago.
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Brought to you by the people who never shut up about Nixon.

Posted by: Mega at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (iB20E)

86 51 Martha Stewart vs John Corzine.
Now that's a double standard.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (hMwEB)

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Forgot about that one.

Of course, with all the scandals from the previous scandal free administration, it's hard to keep track.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (qC1Sy)

87 Trump will be invincible as long as he keeps slaying dragons that need slaying.

Posted by: maddogg at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (o2MD2)

88 Trump loves to keep them stirred up, doesn't he?

I would call this stray lightening, but somehow that doesn't seem accurate. This is more like some kind of MAGA-Storm, with Trump being the wizard like Lightning King.

Posted by: Max Power at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (q177U)

89 I'm glad for Dinesh.
And proud of how POTUS is using pardons strategically.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (hMwEB)

90 This is the kind of wonderfulness you get when you have a president who doesn't give a rat's butt about what the superliberals in the media think and say.
Trump does what he thinks is best regardless of what the media people think.
I am sooo glad I voted for him.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (+lVUW)

91 84 I think Blago has actually gone bald, by now.
Posted by: Hikaru at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (WDCYi)

Apparently not. Just grey.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (WDCYi)

92 I also question my speling abelitiez.

Loox fign tew meegh.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (oVJmc)

93 "while also foprgetting that a legit tax cheat was pardoned by BJC who then donated buttloads of cash to his "foundation" or "wife"...."

Wasn't there a group of unrepentant terror bombers "pardoned" by billy the creep in NYC just prior to the googly eyed bollard hugger's run for Senator as well?

Posted by: CCDD, pointin' and laughin' at May 31, 2018 01:34 PM (QGNGb)

94 Someone tell Trump that at some point you've pardoned enough Democrats.

Posted by: Mega at May 31, 2018 01:34 PM (iB20E)

95 66
55 I got no problem with Trump commuting Blogo. Blogo, though a scumbag,
was targeted because he didn't give Obama a say in who replaced him.
Thing is, Obama wasn't supposed to have a say.





Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 31, 2018 01:29 PM (pvjTE)





Would someone tell that to John McCain.

Posted by: WisRich at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (G0vdT)

Talk to the hand (tumor).

Posted by: John McCain at May 31, 2018 01:34 PM (jxbfJ)

96 I think it is a pointless thing and D'Souza was actually guilty but whatever. Its meaningless.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (39g3+)

he got an exaggerated, unfair sentence. he was politically persecuted for his view.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:35 PM (bUjCl)

97 Trump thought, Hmmmm, slow news week. What can I do to liven things up?"
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at May 31, 2018 01:24 PM (LISuA)

Ha ha, yes!

Posted by: Max Power at May 31, 2018 01:35 PM (q177U)

98 The idea that government should treat everyone fairly is so retro. I love it.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 31, 2018 01:35 PM (hMwEB)

99 Trump isn't just erasing Obama's Legacy, he is also going to erase the legacies of all of Obama's supporters and followers.

This Trump fellow seems to play rough.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whiten Your Sepulchre With Virtue Bleach! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (hLRSq)

100 Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich was 17 years ago. Why bring it up now?

Lessee ...

1. No one brought it up back then.

2. We're talking about Presidential pardons, and neither Clinton nor Obama is pardoning anyone now, so we're necessarily having to go back in time.

3. Trump's pardon was 17 minutes ago, so it's old news. Why bring it up now? Move on. /I love playing at leftist

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (YuRun)

101 Manning should still be in jail, for life, as far as I'm concerned.

Manning should have swung at the end of a rope.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (O5Q3r)

102 D'SOuza wrote a book about obama - he became dangerous and needed to be silenced. his sentence is bullshit.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (bUjCl)

103 74 And the pardon of *Chelsea Manning?

Posted by: True the Note at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (HLTe




What interests me about Manning is that the crime he went to jail for is what has Jullian Assange wanted by the US government. Manning's stolen secrets is what Wikileaks released. Yet Obama pardoned Manning but Assange is still wanted. I always got the feeling that if Obama and his handlers weren't all upset and blaming Assange for helping Trump win that they would have dropped the case against him as well after the election.

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (cAnNx)

104 Instead it's snakes and jellyfish all the way down.
Posted by: Mega at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM


What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: M. "Turtle" McConnell at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (ctuyM)

105 The media's problem is that they have been so blatantly partisan and anti Trump, that people like myself have simply stopped listening to them.
Other than my cheering when Trump calls them fake news, I don't pay any attention to them at all.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (+lVUW)

106 If D'Sousa is guilty, and deserving of punishment, every bundler for the DNC needs to be prosecuted.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (7ZVPa)

107 So McCain can name is successor as Cindy McCain? How does that work?

Posted by: Cheri at May 31, 2018 01:37 PM (oiNtH)

108 101 Manning should still be in jail, for life, as far as I'm concerned.

Manning should have swung at the end of a rope.
Posted by: tu3031

that's harsh

Posted by: Bowe Bergdahl at May 31, 2018 01:37 PM (FZYNt)

109 103 What interests me about Manning is that the crime he went to jail for is what has Jullian Assange wanted by the US government. Manning's stolen secrets is what Wikileaks released. Yet Obama pardoned Manning but Assange is still wanted. I always got the feeling that if Obama and his handlers weren't all upset and blaming Assange for helping Trump win that they would have dropped the case against him as well after the election.
Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (cAnNx)

Brad MANning wouldn't have got pardoned if he didn't decide to be a Tranny.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 31, 2018 01:37 PM (WDCYi)

110 Trump should pardon Joe the Plumber and that rodeo clown, except that they weren't actually jailed but only hounded mercilessly by the Obama crowd. The clown, as I recall, was banned from performing. He lost his career over a little joke. Kind of like Roseanne. This stuff is straight out of the Gulag Archipelago.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:37 PM (md3fh)

111

This is such justice in my eyes. Good for Trump. Happy for Dinesh.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 31, 2018 01:37 PM (fceHP)

112 Unless every elected official, appointed or senior employee of fedgov is required to place all their investment money into blind trusts, no one should ever be prosecuted for insider trading.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (Vzqe+)

113 What interests me about Manning is that the crime he went to jail for is what has Jullian Assange wanted by the US government. Manning's stolen secrets is what Wikileaks released. Yet Obama pardoned Manning but Assange is still wanted. I always got the feeling that if Obama and his handlers weren't all upset and blaming Assange for helping Trump win that they would have dropped the case against him as well after the election.
Posted by: buzzion

_________

Manning got pardoned because he was a tranny, simple as that.

If the guy was a straight white male, he'd still be rotting away.

Just about every Democrat pardon is some sop to their coalition.

Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (uc45P)

114 The real Mojo Nixon



https://youtu.be/jMkdvY2Z2Xk

Posted by: SMOD at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (WQCXR)


---

Ha. That's a shame. Worse is that I was told he was through touring. I guess California or wherever finally got to him.

Oh well. He had some great stuff back in the 90s and early 2000s when I would see him at the Brewery every few months:

You Can't Kill Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auFz6AYB0h4

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (VgKNm)

115 Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich was 17 years ago. Why bring it up now?
Dayum, his wife was smoking hot! And she had skills!

Posted by: Bill From Chappaqua at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (O5Q3r)

116 Bradley Manning only got pardoned because he thinks he's a girl.

Posted by: dagny at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (nRWPy)

117 >>>and also completed community service by teaching English to citizens and immigrants seeking citizenship,"

Ugh. It would have been better if D'Souza had taught civics or the Constitution to immigrants seeking citizenship, rather than ESL. But the left would probably be horrified by that so it wouldn't count.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (/qEW2)

118 Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (uc45P)

But they didn't get her for insider trading. They got her for allegedly not being truthful to the FBI.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (y1gYQ)

119 30 Willowed:

Posted by: Mojo Nixon at May 31, 2018 01:18 PM (pKcpS)


---

Is this THE Mojo Nixon, or is someone just using the name? Because that's one of my all time favorite performers, and I would love to have him blasting out his uniform truth to the Horde.

-----------------

Mojo Nixon is a booger eating Moron?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (1/3Ez)

120 I would call this stray lightening, but somehow that doesn't seem accurate. This is more like some kind of MAGA-Storm, with Trump being the wizard like Lightning King.
Posted by: Max Power


One of Obama's wunderkind popularized the term 'stray voltage.'

Trump skinned it, turned it inside out, and wears it as a cape.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (zfrbv)

121 I think it is a pointless thing and D'Souza was actually guilty but whatever. Its meaningless.

Preet Bharara is like if you made Matthew Yglesias a federal prosecutor. Anything he's done is automatically suspect, and self-beclowning while doing it is guaranteed.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (ZGrMX)

122 The previous (R), George Ryan, was also sentenced disproportionately.
Posted by: mustbequantum

That SOB should have been shot.

He whored out his previous office, selling driver licenses. Including commercial licenses. Some illegal crushed a mini van while driving a truck. Murdered a family of five.

While this was catching up to him, he, as governor, put families of murder victims through Hell by ordering a review of every death penalty case. When someone finally pointed out that they were suffering, he dismissed it, saying that that was what lawyers were for.

And then commuted every sentence anyway, in front of TV cameras, law students at Northwestern and Hollywood actors. The families found out by hearing it on the news. He put them through that for nothing.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (OOUHd)

123 "Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (YuRun)"
I think you missed the joke.

Posted by: Chris M at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (eAZVt)

124 They don't have a leg to stand on. They are now championing the prosecution of a crime that no prosecutor would prosecute--while saying that that standard is what made Hillary Clinton presidential material.

Good thing they're losing footing right now.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (vDqXW)

125 106 If D'Sousa is guilty, and deserving of punishment, every bundler for the DNC needs to be prosecuted.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (7ZVPa)


Exactly.

Posted by: maddogg at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (o2MD2)

126 Elvis is Everywhere

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (oMtOd)

127 65--- Boy are the next six years going to be interesting. Wowzer.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:31 PM (md3fh)
-----------------------------
Two years.
We may HOPE it's 6 but ......

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (0jtPF)

128 Leftards do NOT get to comment on this Pardon . . . ever.

*cough* Marc Rich *cough* bl*wjob *cough*

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (Fb9aZ)

129 96
I think it is a pointless thing and D'Souza was actually guilty but whatever. Its meaningless.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (39g3+)



he got an exaggerated, unfair sentence. he was politically persecuted for his view.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:35 PM (bUjCl)


THIS. They treated him like he was the only one who ever did this and then threw the book at him only because he was effective in denouncing Largepockets Von Pantsuit.
Meanwhile, Largepockets had a secret server with classified info on it leaking everywhere; turning up on the pron computer of the husband of the muslim brotherhood staffer of hers. No charges.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (ymnmz)

130 So McCain can name is successor as Cindy McCain? How does that work?
Posted by: Cheri

++++++++


No, the governor names the replacement.

But McCain can "guilt" him into it and the current Governor is a total squish.

Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (uc45P)

131 Good move Mr. President. As a sage once said, "They're going to hate playing by the new rules."


Especially all of the feckless cunts on the left.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (Y9uH4)

132 Mojo Nixon -- Don Henley Must Die

Saw him open for Faith No More...or was it Dread Zeppelin

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (hqZPQ)

133
90 This is the kind of wonderfulness you get when you have a president who doesn't give a rat's butt about what the superliberals in the media think and say.
Trump does what he thinks is best regardless of what the media people think.
I am sooo glad I voted for him.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (+lVUW)



Also that he doesn't care about what the political conventional wisdom says you should do. He does seem more on the "This is right, this is wrong. We're going to do this thing which is right immediately."

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (cAnNx)

134 78 From what I can recall, Blago was convicted and sentenced for some Tony Rezko real estate stuff -- not the appointment of a senator for BHO's previous seat.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (MIKMs)

++++

Nope.

Blagojevich was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2009. Most of the charges related to attempts to sell the Senate seat vacated by then-President-elect Barack Obama.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Blagojevich

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (pvjTE)

135

This was all about taking out very influential voices.

Again, thank goodness Trump beat Hillary.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (fceHP)

136 I really hope Trump pardons Martha just for the perverse pleasure of it being a metaphorical shiv through Comey's skull.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (+dsLj)

137 >>>Presidents usually wait until they are leaving office to issue pardons ---because they are cowards.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2018 01:30 PM (0jtPF)

Perfectly stated, and an important point.

Posted by: Max Power at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (q177U)

138 Yeah, I'm all for the Blago commutation. It's not right, what he did, and he deserved prosecution,but if it hadn't been the holy Obama, he probably would have never been prosecuted, and he sure as hell wouldn't still be in gaol.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (9chmE)

139 Unless every elected official, appointed or senior employee of fedgov is required to place all their investment money into blind trusts, no one should ever be prosecuted for insider trading.

--

Congress rescinded that temporary law for themselves, they are now legally good to go with insider trading.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (7ZVPa)

140 I think the typical sentence for what DSouza did is a fine, if it even gets to court.
Judge threw the book at him.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (hMwEB)

141 Brad MANning wouldn't have got pardoned if he didn't decide to be a Tranny.
Posted by: Hikaru at May 31, 2018 01:37 PM (WDCYi)

I wonder if he became a tranny just to get a pardon.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (Arlb8)

142 "Resistance is useless!" - Vogon guard, taking Ford and Arthur to the airlock to throw them out.

Posted by: filbert at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (953wK)

143 If D'Souza should remain guilty there are a lot of networks that should be prosecuted for an undisclosed donation in kind.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (vDqXW)

144
No, the governor names the replacement.

But McCain can "guilt" him into it and the current Governor is a total squish.
Posted by: Jackso

He likely said the Gov can have 5 minutes privately with Meggy Mac's bewbs

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (FZYNt)

145 That link to the anthem to America and independence and eternity and freedom is probably NSFW, btw.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (VgKNm)

146

"Show me the man and i'll find you the crime."
I am perplexed how people are so clear and righteously indignant when it comes to Soviet tactics, and at the same time somehow think that that type of persecution of innocent people is geographically contained and disregard it when it is happening right in front of them.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (bUjCl)

147 Two years.
We may HOPE it's 6 but ......
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (0jtPF)
------------

Think positive, Margarita!!!!

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (oMtOd)

148 The previous (R), George Ryan, was also sentenced disproportionately.

Posted by: mustbequantum



That SOB should have been shot.
======================


He was on my dad's HS football team. His brother was our pharmacist.

Posted by: grammie winger - at May 31, 2018 01:41 PM (lwiT4)

149 Trump does what he thinks is best regardless of what the media people think. I am sooo glad I voted for him.

*************************

Voting for Trump is the only reason why I haven't doused myself in napalm for having voted for McCain (well Palin) and Romney.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at May 31, 2018 01:41 PM (+dsLj)

150 Dinesh had TWO movies come out that the left hated and one specific to Obama. It does a great job explaining Obama and what "anti-colonialism" is. It had an epic interview of Obama's brother who lives in a tin makshift shack.

Posted by: dagny at May 31, 2018 01:41 PM (nRWPy)

151 As someone upthread said, it would be magnificent if trump pardoned Rosie O'Donnell.

But only if he called her a fat pig while he did it. (In a literary nod to the first R primary debate)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 31, 2018 01:41 PM (d3oPV)

152 Still waiting on Jabba The Crystol to "weigh" in.

Posted by: maddogg at May 31, 2018 01:41 PM (o2MD2)

153 I have read that due to the proliferation of laws and regulations, every American is guilty of an average of three felonies every day. If they want to punish you, they can dig up something. That is especially true today when everything we say or do is recorded by the NSA, Google, and various other evil entities. If "they" want to, they can put every single one of us in FYITA prison toot sweet.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:41 PM (md3fh)

154 123 "Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 31, 2018 01:36 PM (YuRun)"
I think you missed the joke.
Posted by: Chris M at May 31, 2018 01:38 PM (eAZVt)


Probably!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 31, 2018 01:42 PM (YuRun)

155 I may be wrong, but didn't the judge in the D'Souza case make him go to a shrink? The bias was pretty obvious.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 31, 2018 01:42 PM (5HBd1)

156 152 Still waiting on Jabba The Crystol to "weigh" in.
Posted by: maddogg

yes sir, yes sir, three cocks full

Posted by: Bill Kristol at May 31, 2018 01:42 PM (FZYNt)

157 Blago's sentence should be commuted at the very most, not pardoned.

Selling Senate seats(he actually accepted cash) should not be excused.

Stewart....for a very concise detailed rundown of what Stewart did, see the following business article.
http://coveringbusiness.com/2012/05/15/what-martha-stewart-did-wrong/

what the article doesn't say is that not only was Stewart friends with Waskal, but he was dating her daughter at one point, one of her cookbooks has a photo in it of Waskal and Alexis Stewart kissing on a couch.

She spent five months at Alderson and additional months of home confinement at her estate. I remember when she was released from Alderson, there was a private jet waiting at the Lewisburg WV airport to pick her up.
Not much sympathy from me and I was one of her fans, having not only all her books, but attended two of her in person lectures.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 31, 2018 01:42 PM (3+YcP)

158 132 Mojo Nixon -- Don Henley Must Die

Saw him open for Faith No More...or was it Dread Zeppelin

-------------

Mojo has a great show on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country Channel

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at May 31, 2018 01:42 PM (1/3Ez)

159 To do list:

Take care of the Rich people:

Pardon Marc Rich

Whack Seth Rich

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 31, 2018 01:42 PM (bCO6F)

160 141 I wonder if he became a tranny just to get a pardon.
Posted by: Surfperch at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (Arlb

I think it probably started before he was imprisoned. He probably started thinking about it when he became disenchanted with his military Enlistment, thinking maybe it could get him out,.

Getting thrown in jail just sped up the thought process for him.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (WDCYi)

161 Jarrett removed Rahm from the oval office too. No love lost there me thinks.
Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM

First she had to remove him from Obama.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (2NqXo)

162 I am against the Death penalty now after seeing what happened in Wisconsin and the John Doe investigations and the FBI and Trump, I don't trust them anymore.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (NcPy5)

163 Also that he doesn't care about what the political conventional wisdom
says you should do. He does seem more on the "This is right, this is
wrong. We're going to do this thing which is right immediately."

I think he's figured out that they can't "hate" him more, so why not do what's right. It's not like if he didn't pardon Dinesh they'd like him.

Posted by: dagny at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (nRWPy)

164 >>Elvis is Everywhere

No he's not. He's right here on the couch next to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (/tuJf)

165 138 Yeah, I'm all for the Blago commutation. It's not right, what he did, and he deserved prosecution,but if it hadn't been the holy Obama, he probably would have never been prosecuted, and he sure as hell wouldn't still be in gaol.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2018 01:40 PM (9chmE)

He did what every pol does.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (d3oPV)

166 He was on my dad's HS football team. His brother was our pharmacist.
Posted by: grammie winger - at May 31, 2018 01:41 PM (lwiT4)

you are almost related !

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (bUjCl)

167 My name is Ozymandias, king of Kings;
Avoid Samantha Bee's wrinkled face - lest it destroy your kingdom like mine...Despair!

Posted by: Ozymandias at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (zggNJ)

168 Martha Stewart charging documents:

http://bit.ly/2kAUhRY

The webz is great.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (yQpMk)

169 There's a skeeter on my peter, whack it off

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (FZYNt)

170 Fun Fact: The S.S. Minnow that Mary Ann Summers (PBUH) rode to Horde fame was named for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman in 1961, Newton Minow.

Mr. Minow is now most remembered for a comment in a speech wherein he called American television "a vast wasteland".

Posted by: Moron News YOU can use! at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (ctuyM)

171 The sad thing is that Chris Hayes probably still believes in his heart that he's right. And if he can find away, he will explain how the same thing doesn't apply to Clinton.

Because that's what leftists do.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (vDqXW)

172 Didn't Bharara get all butthurt when Trump didn't keep him as a US attorney?

If so, then master trolling from Donny Two Scoops.

I approve of this message.

Posted by: Furious George at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (9vQJW)

173 Speaking of Prez pardons, I saw a documentary about shaken baby syndrome.
Hey howdy hey, do people know this whole thing is bullshit? In fact, some of the very same freaks who were behind the whole satanic daycare centers hoaxes, are the ones who pushed this shaken baby syndrome idea.
Essentially, the science seems to indicate that shaken baby syndrome does NOT exist! It's damn near impossible to shake a baby that way, to cause that kind of injury, and the list of medical conditions that cause the damage that is supposed to be the telltale sign of shaken babies, is enormous.

The zealots, including many prosecutors, are losing case after case these days, but there are still dozens of people in prison, parents and daycare workers, who didn't do ANYTHING to those babies.

Prez Donald, it's time to get out the pardon pen.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (9chmE)

174 130 So McCain can name is successor as Cindy McCain? How does that work?
Posted by: Cheri

++++++++


No, the governor names the replacement.

But McCain can "guilt" him into it and the current Governor is a total squish.

Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (uc45P)




Didn't the Arizona representatives all have a little pow wow to decide which of them was "It's my turn now," on who gets McCain's seat?


Will of the people? What's that?

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (cAnNx)

175 No he's not. He's right here on the couch next to me.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (/tuJf)
------------

Tell him he's still the king.

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (oMtOd)

176 I am against the Death penalty now after seeing what happened in Wisconsin and the John Doe investigations and the FBI and Trump, I don't trust them anymore.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (NcPy5)



It's certainly something to think about.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (yQpMk)

177 Chris Hayes should go cry on the shoulder of his c**t friend, Samantha Bee...

Posted by: the Butcher at May 31, 2018 01:45 PM (DIosY)

178 "Because that's what leftists do."
They are fundamentally dishonest.

Posted by: Chris M at May 31, 2018 01:45 PM (eAZVt)

179 I am against the Death penalty now after seeing what happened in Wisconsin and the John Doe investigations and the FBI and Trump, I don't trust them anymore.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio

___________


That's a slippery slope

Might as well start getting soft on crime because every prosecution may be bogus.

People aren't being put to death for political crimes, at least not yet.

But anyone famous or political that gets prosecuted is very suspect.

Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:45 PM (uc45P)

180 Prosecution was brought by Chuck Schumer's former aid Preet Bharara.

You just gotta know that this was also a backhanded slap to Schumer, as well as doing the right thing. Trump has found out just how evil and dirty Schumer is.

Bonus round.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 31, 2018 01:45 PM (fceHP)

181 I think it is a pointless thing and D'Souza was actually guilty but whatever. Its meaningless.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (39g3+)

he got an exaggerated, unfair sentence. he was politically persecuted for his view.
Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:35 PM (bUjCl)

D"Souza was convicted of a felony. He is not permitted to possess any firearms. He cannot vote in most states. He is barred from employment in certain sectors.

When he is pardoned, those restrictions are lifted. So it's not "pointless".

Posted by: Jen the original at May 31, 2018 01:45 PM (3+YcP)

182 I wonder if I can receive a pardon, ummm...for the thing that hasn't, ummm happened yet?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 31, 2018 01:46 PM (Y9uH4)

183 Glad to hear that Dinesh got pardoned.

Posting from my Linux drive. The native version of Firefox in this drive sees all the ads I miss when using Brave. Ads really mork up the page loading.

Gleaned a bunch more files off my dead Win7 drive by reading it from this Linux environment. Having Linux on hand is worthwhile for this ability alone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2018 01:46 PM (WFV7d)

184 you are almost related !

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:43 PM (bUjCl)
===============

True. His cousin gave me a penicillin shot in the butt once. That almost got me an invite to Thanksgiving.

Posted by: grammie winger - at May 31, 2018 01:46 PM (lwiT4)

185 " clear signal to his confederates and associates with his pardons "

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Nice white-supremacy subliminal messaging, champ.

Posted by: reason at May 31, 2018 01:46 PM (XiVKO)

186 >>Tell him he's still the king.

He reminds me daily.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 31, 2018 01:46 PM (/tuJf)

187 I think he's figured out that they can't "hate" him more, so why not do what's right. It's not like if he didn't pardon Dinesh they'd like him.

Yeah, it's something I'm liking about him.

I was telling my father once that the GoP needed to get off it's ass and vote for some issue (I can't remember what exactly) and he said, "but if they do that, they'll get slammed in the news and people will think they're horrible." And my response was exactly this, "they ALREADY get slammed in the news. They might as well do what's right."

Posted by: GMan at May 31, 2018 01:46 PM (sxq57)

188 True. His cousin gave me a penicillin shot in the butt once. That almost got me an invite to Thanksgiving.


Posted by: grammie winger - at May 31, 2018 01:46 PM (lwiT4)

-----------

...aaaaand, we're back to butt stuff...

Posted by: reason at May 31, 2018 01:47 PM (XiVKO)

189 >>>171 The sad thing is that Chris Hayes probably still believes in his heart that he's right. And if he can find away, he will explain how the same thing doesn't apply to Clinton.

Because that's what leftists do.
Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (vDqXW)
________
I do believe I'm right...here with the best damn hot dogs in DC!

Would you like some kraut on your weiner?

Posted by: Chris Hayes Hot Dog Stand at May 31, 2018 01:48 PM (zggNJ)

190 "Mojo has a great show on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country Channel"

Hayl yeah he does.

Posted by: CCDD, pointin' and laughin' at May 31, 2018 01:48 PM (QGNGb)

191 Didn't the Arizona representatives all have a little pow wow to decide which of them was "It's my turn now," on who gets McCain's seat?


Will of the people? What's that?
Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (cAnNx)
---------

The governor gets to appoint someone who stays in the position until the next election. Then, if that person wants to stay in office, he/she has to mount a campaign just like anyone else.

At least I'm pretty sure that's how it works. I could just be babbling.

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:48 PM (oMtOd)

192 Tell him he's still the king.

He reminds me daily.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 31, 2018 01:46 PM (/tuJf)


By shooting at your tv?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 31, 2018 01:48 PM (fceHP)

193 Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (9chmE)


Egad, I hate the formatting here.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2018 01:48 PM (9chmE)

194 Anthony Weiner is German? I did not know that.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:48 PM (md3fh)

195 That's a slippery slope

Might as well start getting soft on crime because every prosecution may be bogus.

People aren't being put to death for political crimes, at least not yet.

But anyone famous or political that gets prosecuted is very suspect.
Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:45 PM (uc45P)

Life Without Parole is fine

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 31, 2018 01:49 PM (NcPy5)

196 How about a white house petition to pardon Rosie for "same crimes as Dinesh D'Souza" or grossly obese donations or something

Posted by: capn at May 31, 2018 01:49 PM (HzhOL)

197 While this was catching up to him, he, as governor, put families of
murder victims through Hell by ordering a review of every death penalty
case. When someone finally pointed out that they were suffering, he
dismissed it, saying that that was what lawyers were for.
=====

Disagree. As sympathetic as we all are to victims and families, there is no excuse in the rule of law to prosecute random people, gin up fake evidence, and execute someone in the name of the State and the People. See Nicarico.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 31, 2018 01:49 PM (MIKMs)

198 D"Souza was convicted of a felony. He is not permitted to possess any firearms. He cannot vote in most states. He is barred from employment in certain sectors.

When he is pardoned, those restrictions are lifted. So it's not "pointless".
Posted by: Jen the original at May 31, 2018 01:45 PM (3+YcP)

true. very true

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:49 PM (bUjCl)

199 Trump should pardon Joe the Plumber and that rodeo clown, except that they weren't actually jailed but only hounded mercilessly by the Obama crowd. The clown, as I recall, was banned from performing. He lost his career over a little joke. Kind of like Roseanne. This stuff is straight out of the Gulag Archipelago.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:37 PM (md3fh)



So, Medal of Freedom for them. That is also Trump's to bestow.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 31, 2018 01:49 PM (yQpMk)

200 By shooting at your tv?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 31, 2018 01:48 PM (fceHP)
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I figured he meant by demanding peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:49 PM (oMtOd)

201
Mr. Minow is now most remembered for a comment in a speech wherein he called American television "a vast wasteland".


Posted by: Moron News YOU can use! at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (ctuyM)



Turn on the TV. He was right.

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:50 PM (cAnNx)

202
...aaaaand, we're back to butt stuff...

Posted by: reason at May 31, 2018 01:47 PM (XiVKO)

**
Oh thank goodness - I was getting bored!

Posted by: It's Shep! at May 31, 2018 01:50 PM (Fb9aZ)

203
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Pendergast

'Nuff sed!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 31, 2018 01:50 PM (BWL+E)

204 My prehensile tail fur is much more full and luxurious than Dinesh's, because I'm a Breck girl.
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

Posted by: Monkey-face Jarrett at May 31, 2018 01:50 PM (klXR1)

205 Also that he doesn't care about what the political conventional wisdom says you should do. He does seem more on the "This is right, this is wrong. We're going to do this thing which is right immediately."

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:39 PM (cAnNx)


Donald Trump also understands how quickly most of these squalls blow over. (Stormy who?) The Left, which is perpetually outraged, ups their volume for a couple of days and then moves on to the next hit of outrage. Trump's supporters are happy and are kept in close to him.

He can give masters level classes in this stuff, or you can just watch him in action.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whiten Your Sepulchre With Virtue Bleach! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at May 31, 2018 01:51 PM (hLRSq)

206 >>>...aaaaand, we're back to butt stuff...
Posted by: reason at May 31, 2018 01:47 PM (XiVKO)
__________
There once was a Chris named Hayes,
His baby face begged for my glaze;
So I said with a grin,
As he wiped off his chin;
"I didn't realize you were gays"

Posted by: Anthony Weiner - Sexual Poet at May 31, 2018 01:51 PM (zggNJ)

207 182
I wonder if I can receive a pardon, ummm...for the thing that hasn't, ummm happened yet?



Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 31, 2018 01:46 PM (Y9uH4)

**I can arrange that for you . . for a small fee

Posted by: Blago in Prison at May 31, 2018 01:51 PM (Fb9aZ)

208 I think it is a pointless thing and D'Souza was actually guilty but whatever. Its meaningless.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 31, 2018 01:32 PM (39g3+)



he got an exaggerated, unfair sentence. he was politically persecuted for his view.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 01:35 PM (bUjCl)



D"Souza was convicted of a felony. He is not permitted to possess
any firearms. He cannot vote in most states. He is barred from
employment in certain sectors.



When he is pardoned, those restrictions are lifted. So it's not "pointless".

Posted by: Jen the original at May 31, 2018 01:45 PM (3+YcP)


Yep. One of those things that tell you you're living in a fascist state, is when you see the law being selectively applied to enemies of the people in power, when others who are in the state's favor, are allowed to get away with the exact same "crimes."


So Trump is putting the spotlight on that as well.


Not pointless.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 31, 2018 01:51 PM (9chmE)

209 Bob at the NSA must be busy today, noting down all the stuff we're saying. Hi Bob!

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:51 PM (md3fh)

210 [i\]I figured he meant by demanding peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:49 PM (oMtOd)

ha, you forgot the bacon!
must never forget the bacon

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 31, 2018 01:52 PM (fceHP)

211 Trump should pardon Joe the Plumber and that rodeo clown, except that they weren't actually jailed but only hounded mercilessly by the Obama crowd. The clown, as I recall, was banned from performing. He lost his career over a little joke.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:37 PM (md3fh)
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It would also be classy--and I believe pretty Trump--for him to hand the guy a Trump mask, and say "I have a thicker skin".

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 01:52 PM (vDqXW)

212 So, Medal of Freedom for them. That is also Trump's to bestow.
Posted by: Grump928(C)



If I was Trump Dinesh D'Souza would get one just to make heads explode

Posted by: wrg500 at May 31, 2018 01:52 PM (Bdeb0)

213 155 I may be wrong, but didn't the judge in the D'Souza case make him go to a shrink? The bias was pretty obvious.
Posted by: notsothoreau at May 31, 2018 01:42 PM (5HBd1)


Yes, I remember that. How very Soviet.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2018 01:52 PM (xjiRE)

214 I hope Blagojevich has some secreto spill.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 31, 2018 01:52 PM (hMwEB)

215 Pardon Conrad Black - that would piss off the Canadian and British Elite Ruling Class like nothing else. A Three-Fer.

Posted by: mrp at May 31, 2018 01:52 PM (Pqytn)

216 I saw the left is going after a female soccer player for refusing to were the LBTQ++OG Jersey

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 31, 2018 01:53 PM (NcPy5)

217 191 Didn't the Arizona representatives all have a little pow wow to decide which of them was "It's my turn now," on who gets McCain's seat?


Will of the people? What's that?
Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (cAnNx)
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The governor gets to appoint someone who stays in the position until the next election. Then, if that person wants to stay in office, he/she has to mount a campaign just like anyone else.

At least I'm pretty sure that's how it works. I could just be babbling.


Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:48 PM (oMtOd)



Well yes that's how it's supposed to work. But I'm still pretty sure they had their little powwow. And have either agreed that "this guy/girl" is the one that is going to be the one running in the election or that they've told the governor they want them appointed so they get the leg up on any other contenders in the next election by being the incumbent.

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:53 PM (cAnNx)

218

Hope Ace is feeling better today and got some sleep.

Time to get some actual work done.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 31, 2018 01:53 PM (fceHP)

219 172
Didn't Bharara get all butthurt when Trump didn't keep him as a US attorney?



If so, then master trolling from Donny Two Scoops.



I approve of this message.



Posted by: Furious George at May 31, 2018 01:44 PM (9vQJW)


That's my name!

Posted by: President Richard Punch at May 31, 2018 01:53 PM (ymnmz)

220 Some members of the media are black. Therefore, that's racist.
Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2018 01:32 P

Fortunately for you, pointing out that that they*re members of the media isn*t racist. Just mean.

Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness at May 31, 2018 01:53 PM (4Utw1)

221 211 Trump should pardon Joe the Plumber and that rodeo clown, except that they weren't actually jailed but only hounded mercilessly by the Obama crowd. The clown, as I recall, was banned from performing. He lost his career over a little joke.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:37 PM (md3fh)
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It would also be classy--and I believe pretty Trump--for him to hand the guy a Trump mask, and say "I have a thicker skin".
Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 01:52 PM (vDqXW)


Oh, yes. This needs to happen.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2018 01:54 PM (xjiRE)

222 ha, you forgot the bacon!
must never forget the bacon
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 31, 2018 01:52 PM (fceHP)
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Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:54 PM (oMtOd)

223 Didn't the Arizona representatives all have a little pow wow"

Ah, that's rayciss.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 31, 2018 01:54 PM (7LY+6)

224 >>By shooting at your tv?

By pretty much running my life.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 31, 2018 01:54 PM (/tuJf)

225 I may be wrong, but didn't the judge in the D'Souza case make him go to a shrink? The bias was pretty obvious.
Posted by: notsothoreau at May 31, 2018 01:42 PM (5HBd1)

Yes, I remember that. How very Soviet.
Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2018 01:52 PM (xjiRE)
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Yup. And it was just because of his conservative views.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 01:54 PM (vDqXW)

226 Somebody needs to ban this tiresome (klXR1), who seems to think he's clever.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 31, 2018 01:55 PM (RD7QR)

227
Manning wasn't pardoned. Sentence commuted IIRC.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 31, 2018 01:55 PM (LilNs)

228 *checks own hash* Whew! Not me.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:55 PM (md3fh)

229 Life Without Parole is fine
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio

__________


Okay Dukakis.

Many eventually eventually get out. The Lockerbie bomber got out early for poor health.

How many times did Charles Manson go before a parole board?

All it takes is some bleeding heart bureaucrat or some left-wing advocacy group and they get released.

Also, prisoners sign confessions and cut deals to get the death penalty off the table, it's a very effective tool at putting people away.

Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:55 PM (uc45P)

230 Trump knows everything Mueller knows.

That's what this is, that's why he's not declassifying anything.

Mueller is still too stupid to know Trump has his own source on Muellers staff.

He's telling Mueller if he keeps going, he's going to embarrass him further.
He's saying, "I know all you've got are process and small-fry 'crimes.' Keep going and ill pardon every person you try to smear."

How many pardons now has he given for politically motivated prosecutions? Laying the groundwork.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 31, 2018 01:55 PM (TN1P5)

231 Posted by: Anthony Weiner - Sexual Poet at May 31, 2018 01:51 PM (zggNJ)

He's so DREEAAAAMMMY!

Posted by: teenage girls with daddy issues on the internet at May 31, 2018 01:56 PM (XiVKO)

232 By pretty much running my life."

I have shih tzus for that...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 31, 2018 01:56 PM (7LY+6)

233 While this was catching up to him, he, as governor, put families of
murder victims through Hell by ordering a review of every death penalty
case. When someone finally pointed out that they were suffering, he
dismissed it, saying that that was what lawyers were for.
=====

Disagree. As sympathetic as we all are to victims and families, there is no excuse in the rule of law to prosecute random people, gin up fake evidence, and execute someone in the name of the State and the People. See Nicarico.

Posted by: mustbequantum

First, not all are sympathetic. Second, he ordered a blanket review of ALL cases, not just ones where there was evidence of mistakes or impropriety. Cases where there was physical evidence and witnesses.


And then he issued the blanket dismissal of all death penalty convictions, thus reversing every jury trial. He could have just done that, and spared them the farce and pain of the reviews. he didn't because the majority would have been upheld. So he subverted the review that he started.

And he never bothered to inform the families. He was too busy preening for the cameras.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 31, 2018 01:56 PM (OOUHd)

234 So, Medal of Freedom for them. That is also Trump's to bestow.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 31, 2018 01:49 PM (yQpMk)

I would be in favor of Joe The Plumber getting that because they put that man thru hell for asking a question, a question. And if would be a nice F U to Obama.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 31, 2018 01:57 PM (NcPy5)

235 I think it is a pointless thing and D'Souza was actually guilty but whatever. Its meaningless.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

he got an exaggerated, unfair sentence. he was politically persecuted for his view.
Posted by: runner

D"Souza was convicted of a felony. He is not permitted to possess
any firearms. He cannot vote in most states. He is barred from
employment in certain sectors.

When he is pardoned, those restrictions are lifted. So it's not "pointless".
Posted by: Jen the original

Yep. One of those things that tell you you're living in a fascist state, is when you see the law being selectively applied to enemies of the people in power, when others who are in the state's favor, are allowed to get away with the exact same "crimes."

So Trump is putting the spotlight on that as well.

Not pointless.
Posted by: BurtTC


may be wrong, but didn't the judge in the D'Souza case make him go to a shrink? The bias was pretty obvious.
Posted by: notsothoreau

Put me down for 'not pointless,' as well.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 31, 2018 01:57 PM (zfrbv)

236 Lots of soy based leftists deuschebags getting really worked up about this pardon.

LOVE it!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2018 01:57 PM (UfMVm)

237 I think it probably started before he was imprisoned. He probably started thinking about it when he became disenchanted with his military Enlistment, thinking maybe it could get him out,.

Getting thrown in jail just sped up the thought process for him.
--------------
The old "Clinger Gambit"

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at May 31, 2018 01:57 PM (1/3Ez)

238
Pardoned by Bill Clinton:

16 members of the FALN terror group
Mel Reynolds
Dan Rostenkowski
Marc Rich
Henry Cisneros
Roger Clinton

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (BWL+E)

239 Win the White House and you can pardon people, Gomers. Hopefully starting with Comey.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (Boy/L)

240 Chris Hayes just ooooozes testosterone. What a stud!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (ptqGC)

241 Mueller is still too stupid to know Trump has his own source on Muellers staff. "

Shhhhhh. Don't tell them...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (7LY+6)

242 They also, of course, forget about Bill Clinton pardoning Marc Rich, the fugitive tax evader, whose wife just happened to donate shitloads of money to Clinton.

Clinton also pardoned the Puerto Rican terrorists who shot up the Capitol .. so that SHrillary could get some more Hispanic votes for her carpetbagging campaign for the New York Senate.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (WUY4z)

243 Trump is running on all sixteen cylinders now. He's sticking something in somebody's eye every day, and it is beautiful to see. And, he is obviously having a very good time.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (md3fh)

244 Hey Chris Hayes, you blow your father with that mouth?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (SeyTv)

245 Well yes that's how it's supposed to work. But I'm still pretty sure they had their little powwow. And have either agreed that "this guy/girl" is the one that is going to be the one running in the election or that they've told the governor they want them appointed so they get the leg up on any other contenders in the next election by being the incumbent.
Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2018 01:53 PM (cAnNx)
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Oh, I'm sure you're right about that. I thought you were talking about the immediate replacement and listening to the will of the people with regard to that. Don't mind me. I'm still over here marveling that grammie winger got a shot in her rear end from her former governor's cousin. You people lead much more exciting lives than I do.

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (oMtOd)

246 That fucker McCabe lied to his superiors.. i.e. lied to the FIB.

If he doesn't do jailed time, Trump should pardon everyone accused of the same!

.....

Waiting for my wife to be discharged. Thanks to all for the prayers and thoughts last night.!

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at May 31, 2018 01:59 PM (IkFNR)

247 236 Lots of soy based leftists deuschebags getting really worked up about this pardon.

LOVE it!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2018 01:57 PM (UfMVm)


------------

We should start a rumor that D'Souza's pardon is the direct result of Trump meeting with Kardashian yesterday.

Posted by: reason at May 31, 2018 01:59 PM (XiVKO)

248 I'm waiting for the Blago and Martha Stewart pardons. Epic trolling!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2018 01:59 PM (ptqGC)

249 They also, of course, forget about Bill Clinton pardoning Marc Rich, the fugitive tax evader, whose wife just happened to donate shitloads of money to Clinton.

Clinton also pardoned the Puerto Rican terrorists who shot up the Capitol .. so that SHrillary could get some more Hispanic votes for her carpetbagging campaign for the New York Senate.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair



They didn't forget.
They just conveniently mis-remembered.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2018 02:00 PM (KpEyG)

250 Did Al Sharpton ever pay the IRS the $4+ mil. he owed in back taxes?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2018 02:00 PM (ptqGC)

251 Prez Donald, it's time to get out the pardon pen.

Not federal convictions. PDT can't pardon.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 31, 2018 02:00 PM (Vzqe+)

252 Chi-town Jerry, how is she?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 31, 2018 02:00 PM (hMwEB)

253 "The ignorant shrieking of media baboons".

Like someone gave them all a wet willie. Winning.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 31, 2018 02:00 PM (AU2TY)

254 Trump is running on all sixteen cylinders now. He's sticking something in somebody's eye every day, and it is beautiful to see. And, he is obviously having a very good time.


Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (md3fh)


I love the delicious outrage. I makes me happy.

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at May 31, 2018 02:00 PM (M+Lyo)

255 By pretty much running my life.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 31, 2018 01:54 PM (/tuJf)
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Well, someone's got to do it. Teach him how to use a Swiffer and you'll be in tall cotton.

Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 02:00 PM (oMtOd)

256 Ace, you have to bring back the Blago-hair gif. It would be epic!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 31, 2018 02:01 PM (RD7QR)

257 . I'm still over here marveling that grammie winger got a shot in her rear end from her former governor's cousin. You people lead much more exciting lives than I do. "

*volunteers to discuss bluebell's...rear*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 31, 2018 02:01 PM (7LY+6)

258 We should start a rumor that D'Souza's pardon is the direct result of Trump meeting with Kardashian yesterday.
Posted by: reason


Trump met with Kim Kardashian in his private jet on the tarmac?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2018 02:01 PM (KpEyG)

259 Mueller is still too stupid to know Trump has his own source on Muellers staff. "

Shhhhhh. Don't tell them...


=

it is ...Herr Mueller himself! somone switched Muellers Regular Coffee with Ambien and he didn't notice !

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2018 02:01 PM (bUjCl)

260 We should start a rumor that D'Souza's pardon is the direct result of Trump meeting with Kardashian yesterday.
Posted by: reason

It'll be like the football coach that pretended to have a meeting with Trump at Trump tower.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 31, 2018 02:01 PM (OOUHd)

261 250 Did Al Sharpton ever pay the IRS the $4+ mil. he owed in back taxes?
Posted by: Jane D'oh

Of course not. His tax record were destroyed in a tragic fire.

Posted by: wrg500 at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (Bdeb0)

262 Funny how the media makes this an extraordinary event, then when you point out how in the context of previous presidents and the actually abnormality of the prosecution, it's not, it's suddenly an "unfair" or "irrelevant" comparison. Weird, huh?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (SeyTv)

263 Samantha Bee is unattractive, wrinkled and loathsome.

However if you held a gun to my head and a caverject in my dong I'd bang her before Valerie Jarret. Yuck.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (zggNJ)

264 >>Well, someone's got to do it. Teach him how to use a Swiffer and you'll be in tall cotton

Why do you think I need the Swiffer?

His job is to shed. My job is to clean up after him.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (/tuJf)

265 I used to be in an exhibition drill team, and we used a command, "To the rear, march!" Now it has a different connotation. Butt stuff....

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (md3fh)

266 Trump knows everything Mueller knows.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 31, 2018 01:55 PM (TN1P5)
--
And he SHOULD know everything Mueller knows.
---
[H]e may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices -- Article II Section 2.
---
Watch the left hyperventilate about jeopardizing the independence of a sub-branch of the executive!

Since Sessions is off in a corner, enjoying his good-boy halo, he would *require* it of Rosenstein, and you'd better fucking tell the single holder of executive power (read the Federalists) what the fuck is going on!

But the Pubs don't feel that strongly about Constitutional checks these days, they'd probably try to impeach if he didn't ask nicely enough. Grand Old Spineless Party.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (vDqXW)

267 So the experiment of combining Cafe Bustello Expresso Coffee and Archer Farms Mocha Chocolate coffee has been an unmitigated disaster.

Back to the drawing board.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (UfMVm)

268 Obama pardoned Oscar Rivera Lopez, the murderous FALN terrorist.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 31, 2018 02:03 PM (vw6r3)

269 Trump met with Kim Kardashian in his private jet on the tarmac?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2018 02:01 PM (KpEyG)

And they discussed golf and grandkids.

Posted by: reason at May 31, 2018 02:03 PM (XiVKO)

270 Okay Dukakis.

Many eventually eventually get out. The Lockerbie bomber got out early for poor health.

How many times did Charles Manson go before a parole board?

All it takes is some bleeding heart bureaucrat or some left-wing advocacy group and they get released.

Also, prisoners sign confessions and cut deals to get the death penalty off the table, it's a very effective tool at putting people away.
Posted by: Jackso at May 31, 2018 01:55 PM (uc45P)

How about 1 Thousand year sentences, yes Manson was before the parole board because they banned the death penalty and the states are getting a harder time getting the drugs for Lethal injection.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 31, 2018 02:03 PM (NcPy5)

271 We should start a rumor that D'Souza's pardon is the direct result of Trump meeting with Kardashian yesterday.
Posted by: reason

Hey baby, want to ride in the beast?

Posted by: Trumpie trump at May 31, 2018 02:03 PM (Bdeb0)

272 OMG!! THE ORANGE CHEETOS PRESIDENT IS GOING TO PARDON HIMSELF!!

Posted by: Marcus T at May 31, 2018 02:03 PM (SeyTv)

273 Well, someone's got to do it. Teach him how to use a Swiffer and you'll be in tall cotton.





Posted by: bluebell at May 31, 2018 02:00 PM (oMtOd)

================================
That has me thinking... A harness for the dog for dragging a Swiffer or other sort dust mop. Then throw treats across the room. Might work!

Posted by: mrp at May 31, 2018 02:04 PM (Pqytn)

274 265 I used to be in an exhibition drill team, and we used a command, "To the rear, march!" Now it has a different connotation. Butt stuff....


Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (md3fh)


....my favorite "awareness month" of them all...

Posted by: Shep! at May 31, 2018 02:04 PM (XiVKO)

275 Hey baby, want to ride in the beast?

Is that what ms Kardashian calls her rear?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 31, 2018 02:05 PM (7LY+6)

276 258 We should start a rumor that D'Souza's pardon is the direct result of Trump meeting with Kardashian yesterday.
Posted by: reason


Trump met with Kim Kardashian in his private jet on the tarmac?
Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2018 02:01 PM (KpEyG)

Kanye sent her along to thank The Donald for his support.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 31, 2018 02:05 PM (RD7QR)

277 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNXCJt7K3Q&feature=youtu.be

Posted by: goon at May 31, 2018 02:05 PM (PEcU2)

278 That has me thinking... A harness for the dog for dragging a Swiffer or other sort dust mop. Then throw treats across the room. Might work!


Posted by: mrp at May 31, 2018 02:04 PM (Pqytn)


Google "baby mops" for ideas.

Posted by: Shep! at May 31, 2018 02:05 PM (XiVKO)

279 261
250 Did Al Sharpton ever pay the IRS the $4+ mil. he owed in back taxes?

Posted by: Jane D'oh



Of course not. His tax record were destroyed in a tragic fire.

Posted by: wrg500 at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (Bdeb0)


I strike again! Ole!

Posted by: Pedo Island Fire at May 31, 2018 02:05 PM (ymnmz)

280 And then he issued the blanket dismissal of all death penalty convictions, thus reversing every jury trial.
=====

He commuted death penalty cases to life. If there was a question of prosecutorial impropriety, they could be eligible for commutation, new trial, or other sentencing options. I have no patience for mobs baying for the death penalty because 'victims'. This is the land of Speck and Gacy and no questions about their prosecutions and sentences. Nicarico's murderer also got life, even with two other murder convictions, because the State ginned up the mobs baying for death, and ginned up the evidence for the icky mopes they wanted.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 31, 2018 02:05 PM (MIKMs)

281 270 The Lockerbie bomber got out early for poor health.
---------------------------

And his "poor health" turned out to be a big fat lie. He lived for years afterwards, celebrated as a hero.


Posted by: Boots at May 31, 2018 02:06 PM (EBwPV)

282 272 OMG!! THE ORANGE CHEETOS PRESIDENT IS GOING TO PARDON HIMSELF!!
Posted by: Marcus T at May 31, 2018 02:03 PM (SeyTv)

What happens when an irresistible scalp weasel meets an immovable Trump?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 31, 2018 02:06 PM (RD7QR)

283 242---Clinton also pardoned the Puerto Rican terrorists who shot up the Capitol .. so that SHrillary could get some more Hispanic votes for her carpetbagging campaign for the New York Senate.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (WUY4z)
-----------------------------------
(By "Hispanic" I assume you mean Puerto Rican.)

No.
In the first place,no Democrat needs to do anything but put a D after their name to get Nuyorican votes.
Second, there are far more Nuyoricans who oppose the FALN than support it.

He pardoned Oscar Lopez Rivera and the other unrepentant terrorist killers to get MONEY from the Cuban pipeline. (At least 4 of the terrorists pardoned, including Lopez himself, are known Castro agents.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2018 02:06 PM (0jtPF)

284 >>>244 Hey Chris Hayes, you blow your father with that mouth?
Posted by: Marcus T at May 31, 2018 01:58 PM (SeyTv)
________
Yes! I blow him over with these two for one deal on Hot Dogs!

Posted by: Chris Hayes Hot Dog Stand at May 31, 2018 02:07 PM (zggNJ)

285 There are myriad ways to execute felons. Some are quick and others are slow and painful. I generally advocate the latter, but only in sure cases. But to really torment someone, give them life without parole in solitary. Six by eight concrete box, one hour solitary exercise, meals pushed under the door three times a day. Now THAT's punishment.
But to make it effective as an example to others, they should also be live streamed 24/7 on CNN. Oh, wait, no one watches that anymore. Should I say, BET? No, that would be racist and all. Sorry.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 02:07 PM (md3fh)

286 ... when others who are in the state's favor, are allowed to get away with the exact same "crimes."
Posted by: BurtTC


As a professional journalist, and all-around soy stud, I rate this statement False.

Posted by: David Gregory at May 31, 2018 02:07 PM (ctuyM)

287
There are several reasons (tongue in cheek) why I am opposed to the death penalty.

1) It creates unnecessary martyrs. Has anyone heard from Mumia or Ira Einhorn since they got their life sentences?

2) Not just getting it wrong but railroading people. There are three and only three reasons people go into government service: a) power, b) lack of accountability, c) security of tenure. Not hard to see an ambitious prosecutor suppressing exculpatory evidence to obtain a conviction.

3) Unequal application. Women all too often walk for crimes that men would be sent to Old Sparky for. Mary Winkler shot her minister husband in the back. After she was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, the judge gave her credit for time served awaiting trial and let her spend the remaining 60 days (!) of her sentence in a mental-health facility.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 31, 2018 02:07 PM (BWL+E)

288 Next he should pardon Nakoula Nakoula.

Posted by: MikeN at May 31, 2018 02:08 PM (o/eHL)

289 Funny how the media makes this an extraordinary event, then when you point out how in the context of previous presidents and the actually abnormality of the prosecution, it's not, it's suddenly an "unfair" or "irrelevant" comparison. Weird, huh?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 31, 2018 02:02 PM (SeyTv)
---
It's like I wrote last night. Two things you must know about current internet political conversations.

1. It is never right to bring up comparative instances. That's "Whatabouttism", its a deceptive tactic to divert the focus from of the matter at hand to arguable relative cases.

2. It doesn't matter where or not Hillary specifically violated actual laws by actual actions, it's just that in the range of *other* prosecutions you can compare her offense to, a wide swath of *other* prosecutors would not prosecute it, because unlike *other* cases, she lacked criminal intent.

And if you can silence a Dem, most of the time, you've simply squelched the outer flame and their smoldering inside knowing that if only they had the right facts--which inevitably speak to their point--they would prove you wrong.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 02:08 PM (vDqXW)

290 We've replaced Ace's weiner with this carrot. Let's see if he notices.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 02:09 PM (md3fh)

291 I went as that for Halloween last year.

Vla! I am Count Nakula!

Posted by: Shep! at May 31, 2018 02:09 PM (XiVKO)

292 288 Next he should pardon Nakoula Nakoula.
Posted by: MikeN at May 31, 2018 02:08 PM (o/eHL)

Da! Is fault of moose and squirrel!

Posted by: Natasha Nogoodnik, which sounds roughly similar at May 31, 2018 02:09 PM (RD7QR)

293
Hey, lefties! Elections matter!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 31, 2018 02:09 PM (BWL+E)

294 Some TBS Advertisers:

XFINITY, PlayStation Vue, Sling, Hulu, Apple, Food Network, Pepsi, Patron, DirecTV, Bleacher Report

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 31, 2018 02:09 PM (UiRxW)

295 Votermom... doing well.. Heart rhythm resolved itself.. She just needs rest at home.

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at May 31, 2018 02:10 PM (IkFNR)

296 There are myriad ways to execute felons. Some are quick and others are slow and painful.

Posted by: Ruthless

I like Thunderdome with the winner receiving buffet dinner. 3 days with no food then Thunderdome.

Posted by: wrg500 at May 31, 2018 02:10 PM (Bdeb0)

297 I used to be in an exhibition drill team, and we used a command, "To the rear, march!" Now it has a different connotation. Butt stuff....
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Ha! When I was in boot camp and someone would get set back, we would say, "To the rear! March!"

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (vg8iE)

298 Obama pardoned Oscar Rivera Lopez, the murderous FALN terrorist.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 31, 2018 02:03 PM (vw6r3)
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That's not as bad as D'Souza who contributed more to the enemy campaign!!

Posted by: The Left at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (vDqXW)

299
XFINITY, PlayStation Vue, Sling, Hulu, Apple, Food Network, Pepsi, Patron, DirecTV, Bleacher Report


=======

Dang. I already don't use any of these. Always the case whenever a boycott opportunity arises.

Posted by: reason at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (XiVKO)

300
Trump to media: "I won."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (BWL+E)

301 Three days without food? Sounds like Ace's gainzz diet.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (md3fh)

302 Has anyone ever seen Chris Hayes and the cashew in the same room?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (Vzqe+)

303 Does the law D'souza was convicted of breaking fall under McCain-Feingold? Just curious if that was a free thumb in the eye to McCain among all the other thumbs-to-eyes given by this pardon.

Posted by: Oedipus at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (CXLVd)

304 Didn't Slick also pardon Susan "Joan of Arkansas" McDougal for not giving him up on the Whitewater scam?

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (y7DUB)

305 Donald Trump also understands how quickly most of these squalls blow over. (Stormy who?) The Left, which is perpetually outraged, ups their volume for a couple of days and then moves on to the next hit of outrage. Trump's supporters are happy and are kept in close to him.

He can give masters level classes in this stuff, or you can just watch him in action.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whiten Your Sepulchre With Virtue Bleach! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at May 31, 2018 01:51 PM (hLRSq)

Funny. I was about to remark earlier that Stormy's 15 minutes are up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2018 02:12 PM (WFV7d)

306 Patrick in Ohio @270
Having a hard time getting the lethal injection drugs? WTF? You can buy draino and bleach at any grocery store. Get used needles and tubing from bio hazardous waste disposing service and bingo bango everbody tango, dead criminal on the cheap. Or just go back to hanging. Even cheaper!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 31, 2018 02:12 PM (myjNJ)

307 OT - ISIS sympathizer in UK pleads guilty to plotting attack against Prince George. I wonder if Charles will speak in defense of him.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 31, 2018 02:12 PM (/qEW2)

308 Unequal application. Women all too often walk for crimes that men would be sent to Old Sparky for.
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Don't I wish!

Posted by: Aileen Wuornos at May 31, 2018 02:12 PM (vg8iE)

309 Obama pardoned Oscar Rivera Lopez, the murderous FALN terrorist.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 31, 2018 02:03 PM (vw6r3)
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That's not as bad as D'Souza who contributed more to the enemy campaign!!
Posted by: The Left at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (vDqXW)



and Lopez murdered the right people, so to speak.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (QQ+il)

310 Wasn't McCain-Feingold declared unconstitutional?

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (y7DUB)

311 Breaking News!

We have reports that there is now A NON-ZERO CHANCE that Trump and Kim Kardashian have had sex and recorded it!
How does the white House and respond to the rumors of a love child? Does Trump expect continued support from Kanye after providing his patented "best sex I ever had" to Kanye's wife? And is the presidents alleged cucking of Kanye, a black man, rooted in white supremacy? Will CNN denounce our still standing endorsement of cuckoldry?

Tune in Tonight and find out!

Posted by: Serious CNN Reporter at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (zggNJ)

312 There are myriad ways to execute felons. Some are quick and others are slow and painful.

Posted by: Ruthless

I like Thunderdome with the winner receiving buffet dinner. 3 days with no food then Thunderdome.
Posted by: wrg500



Ooooooh. Canibalism. Kinky. .

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (KpEyG)

313
I'm glad for Dinesh.
And proud of how POTUS is using pardons strategically.
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 31, 2018 01:33 PM (hMwEB)








Today's Thursday.

Somehow I get the feeling the Magic Scalp Weasel has something spectacular planned for tomorrow.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (eXA4G)

314 302 Has anyone ever seen Chris Hayes and the cashew in the same room?
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 31, 2018 02:11 PM (Vzqe+)

They could be brothers, right?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (RD7QR)

315 And then he issued the blanket dismissal of all death penalty convictions, thus reversing every jury trial.
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He commuted death penalty cases to life. If there was a question of prosecutorial impropriety, they could be eligible for commutation, new trial, or other sentencing options. I have no patience for mobs baying for the death penalty because 'victims'. This is the land of Speck and Gacy and no questions about their prosecutions and sentences. Nicarico's murderer also got life, even with two other murder convictions, because the State ginned up the mobs baying for death, and ginned up the evidence for the icky mopes they wanted.
Posted by: mustbequantum

He commuted ALL of them. There were no grounds for it.

And he could have done just that, and spared the families the farcical reviews. Ryan and his allies were hoping for dramatic fireworks and misconduct, and got none but the one case that he seized upon (there was a very real case involving coerced confessions). But the reviews showed the opposite.

So he stopped them and issued the blanket edict.

And screwed over the victims and families a second time. He didn't even bother to notify them.

Which you obviously don't care about.

I care neither for mobs or for elites who pander and sell their office. Ryan did that on a grand scale.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (OOUHd)

316 He can give masters level classes in this stuff, or you can just watch him in action.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whiten Your Sepulchre With Virtue Bleach! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at May 31, 2018 01:51 PM (hLRSq)
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He's an R, who nevertheless understands that people can be impressed when you show that you have spine and don't buckle your knees whenever the media glowers at you.

Posted by: Axeman at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (vDqXW)

317 I didn't even know there was a Prince George.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 31, 2018 02:14 PM (QQ+il)

318 Unequal application. Women all too often walk for crimes that men would be sent to Old Sparky for.
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Don't I wish!

Posted by: Aileen Wuornos at May 31, 2018 02:12 PM (vg8iE)
---------------------------------

NOT TRUE AT ALL!!!

Posted by: DR. AMY BISHOP! at May 31, 2018 02:14 PM (EBwPV)

319 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 31, 2018 02:09 PM (UiRxW)

Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 31, 2018 02:14 PM (vw6r3)

320 312 There are myriad ways to execute felons. Some are quick and others are slow and painful.

Posted by: Ruthless

I like Thunderdome with the winner receiving buffet dinner. 3 days with no food then Thunderdome.
Posted by: wrg500



Ooooooh. Canibalism. Kinky. .
Posted by: rickb223

Plus!!! Online betting!!

Posted by: wrg500 at May 31, 2018 02:14 PM (Bdeb0)

321 Does the law D'souza was convicted of breaking fall under McCain-Feingold? Just curious if that was a free thumb in the eye to McCain among all the other thumbs-to-eyes given by this pardon.
Posted by: Oedipus


i think McStain-Faingold got defanged by SCOTUS.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 31, 2018 02:14 PM (zfrbv)

322 Has Ben Shapiro or Glenn Beck weighed in on this yet?

Posted by: Under Fire at May 31, 2018 02:15 PM (r9UYA)

323 He should pardon Frank Lee Morris next. To blow their minds he should state the criminal justice system was unfair and it's his first gesture for "prison reform".

Posted by: Marcus T at May 31, 2018 02:15 PM (SeyTv)

324 It wasn't just Iran trader Marc Rich who bought a pardon. The Rodham Bros. were selling pardons to all comers. They were let off by some US ATTY.

Some guy named "Comey".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 31, 2018 02:15 PM (m6qV1)

325
There are myriad ways to execute felons. Some are quick and others are slow and painful.

Posted by: Ruthless








Bunga Bunga is cheap, and plentiful.

I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 31, 2018 02:15 PM (eXA4G)

326 Tune in Tonight and find out!

Posted by: Serious CNN Reporter at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (zggNJ)

While he has yet to admit it happened, Donald Trump has yet to Tweet out a DENIAL, either...

*extreme eyebrow raise*

Posted by: CNN Argument Panel Voice #4 at May 31, 2018 02:15 PM (XiVKO)

327 311 Breaking News!

We have reports that there is now A NON-ZERO CHANCE that Trump and Kim Kardashian have had sex and recorded it!
How does the white House and respond to the rumors of a love child? Does Trump expect continued support from Kanye after providing his patented "best sex I ever had" to Kanye's wife? And is the presidents alleged cucking of Kanye, a black man, rooted in white supremacy? Will CNN denounce our still standing endorsement of cuckoldry?

Tune in Tonight and find out!
Posted by: Serious CNN Reporter at May 31, 2018 02:13 PM (zggNJ)

Imma let you finish, but Donald Trump gave Kim the best orgasm ever! The BEST!

Posted by: Kanye at May 31, 2018 02:15 PM (RD7QR)

328 He commuted ALL of them. There were no grounds for it.


I remember that at the time, some wag suggested that he was currying favor with his future constituency.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 31, 2018 02:15 PM (QQ+il)

329
Forced to listen to the complete works of Hillary Rodham Clinton on audiobooks. They'll beg to die.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 31, 2018 02:16 PM (BWL+E)

330 If you want strange ways of execution, look no further than to Whoa, Fat! There's a guy with a truly evil heart. Could have a future as a CNN commentator.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 02:17 PM (md3fh)

331 states are getting a harder time getting the drugs for Lethal injection.

They should do what Texas does. Don't use some stupid cocktail, OD them on barbiturates.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 31, 2018 02:17 PM (Vzqe+)

332 Has National Review fired Dinesh D'Souza yet? Has Frenchy Cuck written a column blasting injudicious pardons?

The United States started to have political prisoners under President Clinton and that continued until Comrade Obama left office. POTUS has a lot of pardons to issue, and maybe he should declassify some of the files detailing more recent federal massacres like Waco and Ruby Ridge while at it.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 31, 2018 02:18 PM (6a36J)

333 If the felons are Muzzies, make them eat a fatal overdose of bacon. Bacon, baby! What can't it do?

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 02:19 PM (md3fh)

334 Re Clinton pardons:

The funniest part was where Roger Clinton got pissed when he wasn't allowed to peddle pardons like Hillary's brother. True story.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 31, 2018 02:20 PM (6a36J)

335 Or just go back to hanging. Even cheaper!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 31, 2018 02:12 PM (myjNJ)


*hmmmm*

Amongst preppers there is often discussion of how to make a living after the Burning Times come. Some people talk about setting up something like Barter Town. Some people talk about growing weed or making moonshine.
No reason I can't become a traveling hangman for hire.

Posted by: Bert G at May 31, 2018 02:20 PM (uiwCw)

336 Thees are the same people who supported Bil Ayers, The Weather Underground, The Nanuet Brinks Robbers and the FALN.

They had nothing to say about any of that.

Do they really believe I give a fuck about what they say after they showed the support for terrorism and cop killers?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 31, 2018 02:20 PM (SeyTv)

337 If you want strange ways of execution, look no further than to Whoa, Fat! There's a guy with a truly evil heart. Could have a future as a CNN commentator.
Posted by: Ruthless


Playing catch with a mortar is a bitch.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2018 02:20 PM (KpEyG)

338 Have noose, will travel.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 02:20 PM (md3fh)

339 1) It creates unnecessary martyrs. Has anyone heard from Mumia or Ira Einhorn since they got their life sentences?


All the fucking time for Mumia.

There's all the "free mumia" assholes out there.

Posted by: GMan at May 31, 2018 02:21 PM (sxq57)

340 From the AoS front page:

"McCabe Reportedly Drafted Memo on Comey Firing."

"How an Eric Holder Memo from 2012 Will Guide Mueller Through the Midterms."

This, is addition to multiple previous news cycles concerning "memos."

What is it with the sudden supremacy of memos? What makes a "memo" more powerful and significant than a mere "note to oneself" or a shopping list?

Why do "memos" now possess such immense political power? From whence do they gain their legal significance?

Because it seems to me that we now live in a memocracy.

Posted by: zombie at May 31, 2018 02:21 PM (c+2jX)

341 states are getting a harder time getting the drugs for Lethal injection.

fentanyl. Half the police departments have it

Posted by: wrg500 at May 31, 2018 02:21 PM (Bdeb0)

342 states are getting a harder time getting the drugs for Lethal injection.

Some drano should work.

Posted by: GMan at May 31, 2018 02:22 PM (sxq57)

343 Ryan was right re. Death sentences.. Chicago cops & prosecutors literally tortured confessions out of people.

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at May 31, 2018 02:22 PM (IkFNR)

344 Hi Zombie! Good to see you.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 31, 2018 02:22 PM (md3fh)

345 >Playing catch with a mortar is a bitch.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2018 02:20 PM (KpEyG)


Gotta have really soft hands.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 31, 2018 02:22 PM (sjdRT)

346 I missed some of the earlier comments about Illinois and former Gov. George Ryan changing every death sentence in the state to life in prison...But...George Ryan had been selling drivers' licenses in Illinois to illegals back when he was Secretary of State (it's Illinois' version of the DMV).

One of those illegals with an illegal drivers' license ended up killing a family of six children along the interstate highway outside of Milwaukee, a piece of his truck fell off, and a minivan carrying the Willis family, with 2 adults & 6 children ran over it and burst into flames. Adults escaped, children all burned to death.

Ryan was trying anything to stay out of prison, including sucking up to the death penalty foes by eliminating the death penalty in Illinois. He went to prison anyway, although not for the deaths of those children, there was plenty of corruption surrounding him that brought him down.




Posted by: Boots at May 31, 2018 02:22 PM (EBwPV)

347 I didn't even know there was a Prince George.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 31, 2018 02:14 PM (QQ+il)

It's a city in British Columbia, and a fair sized one, too. But hardly anyone in B.C. has heard of it either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 31, 2018 02:23 PM (WFV7d)

348 NOOD

Posted by: zombie at May 31, 2018 02:23 PM (c+2jX)

349 These crybabies in the media are really tiresome. It's time for a timeout!

Posted by: Fritz at May 31, 2018 02:23 PM (2Mnv1)

350 Amongst preppers there is often discussion of how to make a living after the Burning Times come. Some people talk about setting up something like Barter Town. Some people talk about growing weed or making moonshine.
No reason I can't become a traveling hangman for hire.
Posted by: Bert G


Travel with with the circuit judge.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 31, 2018 02:24 PM (KpEyG)

351 1) It creates unnecessary martyrs.

Who cares? As long as they're dead - which they deserve - it's fine with me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 31, 2018 02:24 PM (WUY4z)

352 344 Hi Zombie! Good to see you.
Posted by: Ruthless


Same back atcha. But what did you do with Ruth?

Posted by: zombie at May 31, 2018 02:24 PM (c+2jX)

353 Why do "memos" now possess such immense political power? From whence do they gain their legal significance?

Memos are for important things. A memo can bring people together. A memo can be a call to arms, a manifesto, a poem. A memo... can change the world.

Posted by: GMan at May 31, 2018 02:24 PM (sxq57)

354 340---Because it seems to me that we now live in a memocracy.
Posted by: zombie at May 31, 2018 02:21 PM (c+2jX)
-----------------------------
Perhaps.
But remember, a memo can always be overturned by a......(drum roll!)......dossier!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2018 02:25 PM (0jtPF)

355 Mmmm...Danish!

Posted by: Homer Simpson at May 31, 2018 02:25 PM (8TdcF)

356 Posted by: zombie at May 31, 2018 02:21 PM (c+2jX)

It is only a matter of time until memos routinely make their way into USSC opinion footnotes.

Posted by: Boots at May 31, 2018 02:22 PM (EBwPV)

Like Obama, Gov. Ryan was ten or 20 years ahead of his time. Selling illegals driver's licenses now is fully legal in Illinois.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 31, 2018 02:26 PM (6a36J)

357 And screwed over the victims and families a second time. He didn't even bother to notify them.
=====

The State is supported by taxpayers and prosecutes in the name of the people. If individual victims and families want their own pound of flesh (which is actually popular in IL now), they are free to bring civil suit against anyone. IL crime labs were in bad shape, replicated by FBI labs recently.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 31, 2018 02:26 PM (MIKMs)

358
Because it seems to me that we now live in a memocracy.
Posted by: zombie at May 31, 2018 02:21 PM (c+2jX)

Memeocracy.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 31, 2018 02:26 PM (e1mEI)

359 Just another day that ends in "Y", Trump owns the news cycle again.
For being so stupid, Trump sure does make the monkeys of leftist media (birm) dance to his tune. This tune is, alienate the general American voter base.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 31, 2018 02:26 PM (pw+jk)

360 I have to go back to work. After work I will compile a larger list of TBS advertisers, and share on the ONT. See y'all later.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 31, 2018 02:27 PM (UiRxW)

361 radio news on my commute had that Blagovitch is getting the sentence commutation.

I love that Trump's reaction to being attacked is to be fearless and do things like the D'Souza pardon, Blagovitch commutation etc. Apart from flipping off the MFM/DNC it probably sends the right message to the rest of the globe. Punch us with me in charge and we are not going to pretzel ourselves wondering what we did to offend you, we are going to punch back.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 31, 2018 02:27 PM (eASYU)

362 331
They should do what Texas does. Don't use some stupid cocktail, OD them on barbiturates.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 31, 2018 02:17 PM (Vzqe+)


A face mask and a tank of nitrogen. Easy peasy.

Posted by: rickl at May 31, 2018 02:28 PM (xjiRE)

363 340
From the AoS front page:



"McCabe Reportedly Drafted Memo on Comey Firing."



"How an Eric Holder Memo from 2012 Will Guide Mueller Through the Midterms."



This, is addition to multiple previous news cycles concerning "memos."



What is it with the sudden supremacy of memos? What makes a "memo"
more powerful and significant than a mere "note to oneself" or a
shopping list?



Why do "memos" now possess such immense political power? From whence do they gain their legal significance?



Because it seems to me that we now live in a memocracy.

Posted by: zombie at May 31, 2018 02:21 PM (c+2jX)

Here lets have this guy "not a lawyer" take a stab at it.

Generally speaking a big cheese like Rosenstein or McCabe would read all the various legal documents and advices from various cognizant authorities that pertain to a "potential action under review". This big cheese would be the person who would give his informed advice on the legal and proper way to take an action or say an action is unhallowed due to XYZ.


Its part of the job to issue memos

So if these guys are giving bad advice unintentionally or maliciously and then trying to hide that from public view so as to hang someone up the ladder, then we got problems.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 31, 2018 02:29 PM (ymnmz)

364 There are at least 800 people in prison now for homicide that were previously in prison for homicide before being released.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at May 31, 2018 02:29 PM (y1gYQ)

365 Speaking of Marc Rich, there are a lot of ties to the current situation including Comey, Podesta and Peter Kadzik.

It's a very small circle in DC power players.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 31, 2018 02:31 PM (/tuJf)

366 Because it seems to me that we now live in a memocracy.
Posted by: zombie at May 31, 2018 02:21 PM


Fortunately, the AoSHQ is an island in this sea.

Posted by: Mary Ann and Ginger at May 31, 2018 02:31 PM (ctuyM)

367 And screwed over the victims and families a second time. He didn't even bother to notify them.
=====

The State is supported by taxpayers and prosecutes in the name of the people. If individual victims and families want their own pound of flesh (which is actually popular in IL now), they are free to bring civil suit against anyone. IL crime labs were in bad shape, replicated by FBI labs recently.
Posted by: mustbequantum


I think that they didn't want to pay taxes to be abused and lied to, but it's painfully obvious that this means nothing to you.

As for civil suits, when taxpayers do that, they are suing themselves, not the ones who were in office.

This will come as news to you that victims of crime and their survivors have rights too; not just politicians who are trying to cover up other misdeeds.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 31, 2018 02:33 PM (OOUHd)

368 Bitching about a politically motivated pardon when in fact the conviction itself was politically motivated -- makes you an idiot.

Worthy of a show on MSNBC.

Or selling loosies at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Posted by: Maxine Waters Hair at May 31, 2018 02:33 PM (MnkFD)

369 @365:

Yep. One more named intimately involved: Robert Mueller, who in '05 shut down the grand jury investigating the Marc Rich pardon. Same trash, same games.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 31, 2018 02:35 PM (6a36J)

370 OMG, did you read the crap that Allahpundit posted over at Hotair?

Hotair is the new littlegreenfootballs.

Posted by: thesgm at May 31, 2018 02:36 PM (1gjtF)

371 You know who you don't hear much from anymore: Ted Bundy.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 31, 2018 02:37 PM (QQ+il)

372 341 states are getting a harder time getting the drugs for Lethal injection.

fentanyl. Half the police departments have it
Posted by: wrg500 at May 31, 2018 02:21 PM (Bdeb0)


Nitrogen asphyxiation, FTW.

No muss, no fuss, you just get sleepy and then pow! You're gone. It's a real risk working with liquid nitrogen in an enclosed space, because you don't sense the lack of oxygen. The breathing reflex is triggered by the presence of carbon dioxide, not the absence of oxygen.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 31, 2018 02:39 PM (YuRun)

373 >>>322 Has Ben Shapiro or Glenn Beck weighed in on this yet?

Posted by: Under Fire at May 31, 2018 02:15 PM (r9UYA)
_______
In all seriousness, what has Squeeky Shapiro ever done of value? Beck in his day was entertaining and he exposed some of the Soros network. Jonah Goldberg's liberal Facism was alright. And Krauthammer used to be worth a read too.

But all Shapiro does is look and act like feminine man-boy. He is the poster child for "Humorless loser"

His accomplishments?
-get beat up on TV by a dude in a dress then wine about it
-complain about being denied at colleges (if you are running a college Republican org why would you want Squeek to speak to your group?)
-Complain that Milo's African Semen addiction was cutting in on Squeeky's own colleges racket. (Until Milo immolated)
-Have a sister with a nice rack
-Be Squeeky
-And quest for Michelle Fields missing arm, of course.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 31, 2018 02:39 PM (zggNJ)

374 You know who you don't hear much from anymore: Ted Bundy.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 31, 2018 02:37 PM


You'd be shocked if you did.

Posted by: Ted B. at May 31, 2018 02:40 PM (ctuyM)

375 Yep. One more named intimately involved: Robert Mueller, who in '05 shut down the grand jury investigating the Marc Rich pardon. Same trash, same games.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 31, 2018 02:35 PM (6a36J)


Once a loyal apparatchik, always a loyal apparatchik ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 31, 2018 02:40 PM (YuRun)

376 We should start a rumor that D'Souza's pardon is the direct result of Trump meeting with Kardashian yesterday.

Posted by: reason at May 31, 2018 01:59 PM (XiVKO)


That is no longer a rumor.
I just read it on the Internet, so it must be true.

Posted by: jwb7605 at May 31, 2018 02:40 PM (7ukuU)

377 374 You know who you don't hear much from anymore: Ted Bundy.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 31, 2018 02:37 PM

You'd be shocked if you did.
Posted by: Ted B. at May 31, 2018 02:40 PM (ctuyM)


He's not in the current news, but he had lots of potential.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 31, 2018 02:41 PM (YuRun)

378 At least I have a boat

Posted by: Bill Kristol at May 31, 2018 02:42 PM (zggNJ)

379 378 At least I have a boat
Posted by: Bill Kristol at May 31, 2018 02:42 PM (zggNJ)


So you are, literally, the man in the boat?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 31, 2018 02:43 PM (YuRun)

380 "378 At least I have a boat"

And a little man in a boat, to boot!

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 31, 2018 02:43 PM (6a36J)

381 "376 We should start a rumor that D'Souza's pardon is the direct result of Trump meeting with Kardashian yesterday.

Posted by: reason at May 31, 2018 01:59 PM (XiVKO)

That is no longer a rumor.
I just read it on the Internet, so it must be true."

...and it has been double sourced by CNN and MSNBC panels.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 31, 2018 02:45 PM (6a36J)

382 CNN has locked up the broadcast rights to psychiatric care centers as well as the airports.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 31, 2018 02:45 PM (AU2TY)

383 You know who you don't hear much from anymore: Ted Bundy.
Posted by: Grump928(c)

Someone got their pound of flesh.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 31, 2018 02:46 PM (OOUHd)

384 "1. It is never right to bring up comparative instances. That's "Whatabouttism", its a deceptive tactic to divert the focus from of the matter at hand to arguable relative cases. "

Got accused of that just yesterday by a leftoid dolt on another blog.

Posted by: CCDD, pointin' and laughin' at May 31, 2018 02:53 PM (QGNGb)

385 That is the point to hammer home - other celebrities (Rosie) have openly bragged about evading campaign finance laws, and were never prosecuted.

Dinesh was prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law.

It is all part of their anarcho-facism plan, where we only apply laws to people we don't like, and there is nothing wrong with that. Oh, and they don't like us.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at May 31, 2018 02:57 PM (fftfA)

386 I know I'm late to the party, but pardon Martha Stewart next. Please, Mr. President.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 31, 2018 03:17 PM (zZKbg)

387 While he's at it he should pardon Nakoula /Innocence of Muslims guy.
It sickened me that we had a sitting President trash talking free speech and essentially prosecuting a guy for blaspheming Islam.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 31, 2018 03:18 PM (koNhm)

388 Pardon me, would you have any Soylent Green?

And if you want to see Ted Bundy, try Ambien(tm).

Posted by: ro-man at May 31, 2018 03:19 PM (RuIsu)

389 Re: 287. I've spent a quarter of a century as a prosecuting attorney. I do it because I love my job, and take great pleasure from doing justice. Power hungry? No. Not accountable? Job security? Ha! I'm an "at will" employee, and my boss runs for election every four years.

The death penalty is necessary, but should be used sparingly. If it is eliminated, the usual suspects will seek to abolish life w/o parole, mark my words.

And Hadrian 7.0, you can't jump high enough to bite my ass.

Posted by: eastofsuez at May 31, 2018 04:10 PM (YGXSK)

390 If offered a pardon I;m not taking it.

*cackles...hic...shart*

Posted by: Hillary at May 31, 2018 06:10 PM (Y274z)

391 Let's not forget Bill Clinton pardoning that bunch of Puerto Rican terrorists who were doing time for blowing things up in New York--a pardon Bill came up with to get Hillary Puerto Rican votes in her first run for Senate from New York.

Yeah, Bill wasn't venal.

Posted by: MARIELLE Hammett Kronberg at May 31, 2018 08:00 PM (T0CBX)

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