Oh: Mr. Bearclaw -- I'm Sorry, Lieutenant Colonel Bearclaw -- Admits That Ukraine Asked Him to... Be Their Defense Minister

Apparently the Ukranians had absolutely no questions about Vindman's national loyalties. They offered him one of the highest-ranking positions in government -- three times.

White House official Lt. Col. [Big Boy Bearclaw] testified Tuesday as part of the House impeachment inquiry that he was asked to serve as Ukraine’s defense minister -- but repeatedly denied the offers -- when he traveled to Kiev for the inauguration of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Minority counsel Steve Castor asked Vindman about the offer made by Ukraine's Defense Council Oleksandr Danylyuk earlier this year.


[Lt. Col. Bearclaw] testified Tuesday that Danylyuk offered him the position "three times."

"Every single time, I dismissed it," [Bearclaw] said. "Upon returning, I notified my chain of command and the appropriate counterintelligence folks about this offer."




This strikes me as almost certainly true, and it would explain why Shifty Schiff keeps threatening anyone who asked who Vindman talked to. Not about the whistleblower per se, but whenever anyone asks who Vindman started talking to (outside of permitted protocol), Schiff brings the gavel down.



I wouldn't say he "admitted" it, but I also wouldn't say he didn't not admit it.

Here's Schiff working hard to protect the whistleblower, whose identity he claims he does not know.

And yet, whenever Vindman is asked whether he spoke to someone who might resemble Eric Ciaramella, Schiff rushes in to end any questioning "that might reveal the identity of the whistleblower."

And Vindman himself says he will not answer, to protect the whistleblower.

But Vindman also swore, under oath, that he did not know who the whistleblower is.

How does he know what questions could lead to his identity if he doesn't know his identity?

How does he know he shouldn't name the man he tattled about the Zelensky call to -- a man whose identity he obviously does know -- unless he knows, despite his sworn testimony to the contrary, that that man is in fact the fake whistleblower?



If he's lying about this, why... um, why should we believe anything that comes out of his mouth?

A question I really want to hear the answer to is: Was Lt. Col. Bearclaw on the #Resistance secret comms listserv? Was Ciaramella?

Was Brennan?

Update from Tami:

@IvanPentchoukov 23 minutes ago

In a verbal slip, Alexander Vindman described the unnamed intelligence community official as "an individual from the Office of In-"

Could it be the Office of Inspector General @ CIA?

Source: see the first exchange with @DevinNunes


Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:42 PM




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1 OT: first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 02:42 PM (q80AH)

2 Not

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 19, 2019 02:42 PM (754s8)

3 colonel beaker, who apparently never talked to trump, well it would get in the way of the narrative,

Posted by: gaius martius at November 19, 2019 02:43 PM (hMlTh)

4 Why is he being called "bearclaw"? Is it because he looks like he might have eaten too many of those pastries?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2019 02:44 PM (WI7YS)

5

The ghoulish carnival continues

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 19, 2019 02:44 PM (vEIlU)

6 I wonder what Schiff would do if someone in the audience yelled out "Eric Ciarramella is the whisteblower!!!". Wet himself, probably. Swallwell would fart, of course, then blame the dog's coffee mug.

Posted by: pep at November 19, 2019 02:44 PM (T6t7i)

7 Get out now! The whistleblowing is coming from the Oval Office!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Flatulus Toxicus is The Silent Killer! at November 19, 2019 02:44 PM (hLRSq)

8 so foreign deep state types get to Impeach our President? how about that.

Posted by: henry at November 19, 2019 02:44 PM (JMDly)

9 Hell, they offered me that job back in 2015.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 19, 2019 02:45 PM (88+cf)

10 This is just sad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 19, 2019 02:45 PM (ycWCI)

11 Apparently we're not allowed to use this phrase, but he may well have "dual loyalties."

I doubt it, though. I think what he has is either a single loyalty to the unaccountable global administrative state or outright disloyalty to the United States.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 19, 2019 02:45 PM (I2dne)

12 I suppose it's possible that Vindman didn't give the information directly to Ciaramella. There may have been 1 or more cut outs which would give him a case to say he doesn't who the whistleblower is.

A legally true lie.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 19, 2019 02:45 PM (ZLI7S)

13 What does a perjury charge pull in jail time vs leaking classified information?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 02:45 PM (ob5xJ)

14 Imagine the uniform with all the epaulets and ribbons he could have worn as Ukraine's Defense Minister!

I'll bet he's rethinking turning down their three (3) offers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 02:45 PM (ptqGC)

15 The Ukis wanted this bird colonel shitbird to be their defense minister??

This whole farce is becoming ridiculous.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 19, 2019 02:46 PM (YLq84)

16 >>>4 Why is he being called "bearclaw"? Is it because he looks like he might have eaten too many of those pastries?


Yes. He got a Purple Heart for Insulin Resistance.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:46 PM (PbpT7)

17 There's also this

Alexander Vindman Admits Making up Parts of Trump Call Summary



they are all lying
and this is being televised

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 19, 2019 02:46 PM (vEIlU)

18 >>>12 I suppose it's possible that Vindman didn't give the information directly to Ciaramella. There may have been 1 or more cut outs which would give him a case to say he doesn't who the whistleblower is.

A legally true lie.
Posted by: JackStraw

....

look at this cuck cucking out

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (PbpT7)

19 16 >>>4 Why is he being called "bearclaw"? Is it because he looks like he might have eaten too many of those pastries?


Yes. He got a Purple Heart for Insulin Resistance.
Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:46 PM (PbpT7)

=========

Well, I'm sold.

He's a hero. Never question a word he says ever.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (q80AH)

20 He's lying to protect the whistleblower, which is totally legal!

I heard it on MSNBC!

Posted by: blaster at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (9VeU0)

21 13 What does a perjury charge pull in jail time vs leaking classified information?
Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 02:45 PM (ob5xJ)

No reasonable prosecutor would try to indict this hero.

Posted by: Corrupt but Reasonable Prosecutor at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (U7k5w)

22 is he the stay puff marshmallow man?

Posted by: Avi at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (kSq2k)

23 Bearclaw? Natural.Born Killers reference?

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (Hcfsr)

24 Heh. I watched Ms. Williams catch a cab after the hearings.

She apparently didn't rate a black SUV.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (ptqGC)

25 Interesting Times (tm)

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (LPnfS)

26 This brings me back to my old question - who thought that this Ukraine thing was a good way of going after Trump when all it does is expose Democrat malfeasance?

(Unless Trump decided to set a trap that he knew Schiff couldn't refuse.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Flatulus Toxicus is The Silent Killer! at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (hLRSq)

27 Alexander Vindman Admits Making up Parts of Trump Call Summary

When did he do that?

Posted by: pep at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (T6t7i)

28 You will respect his authority!

Posted by: G marks the spot at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (GXoKW)

29 18 A legally true lie.
Posted by: JackStraw

....

look at this cuck cucking out
Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (PbpT7)

==========

Ban hammer!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (q80AH)

30 Rookie mistake. Never ever ever read the content first.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (J6P5a)

31 What does a perjury charge pull in jail time vs leaking classified information?
Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 02:45 PM (ob5xJ)
++++++++++++
Well, deep state so both have the same consequence of "nothing."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (I2dne)

32 There's also this

Alexander Vindman Admits Making up Parts of Trump Call Summary



they are all lying
and this is being televised
Posted by: artisanal 'ette


And the Ukrainians are watching tv going, "WTF? We didn't ask him shit".

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (ob5xJ)

33 Three times. How... Biblical of them. And didn't Napoleon Bonaparte make a show of rejecting the crown three times before "reluctantly" accepting it?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (ABuva)

34 is he the stay puff marshmallow man?

Posted by: Avi at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (kSq2k)


He's Schiff's chosen form of Destructor.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (ptqGC)

35 Did John Kerry recommend his Purple Heart?

Posted by: Avi at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (kSq2k)

36
Bearclaw? More like a gooey danish.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (zBaqJ)

37 You want the truth ? You can't HANDLE the truth !!!

Posted by: Lt. Col. Vindman at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (zWYuS)

38 Since the pudgy traitor threw such a snit fit over being called Lieutenant Colonel, what other terms can we use for him that RESEMBLE Lieutenant Colonel, while actually dragging him vigorously through swamps of acrid sewage instead?

Lurid Colostomy Vindman?

Lusty Cellulite Vindman?

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (rP4OC)

39 (Unless Trump decided to set a trap that he knew Schiff couldn't refuse.)

In other words, these people are on a mental par with roaches and mice.

Posted by: pep at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (T6t7i)

40 @IvanPentchoukov 23 minutes ago

In a verbal slip, Alexander Vindman described the unnamed intelligence community official as "an individual from the Office of In-"

Could it be the Office of Inspector General @ CIA?

Source: see the first exchange with @DevinNunes.

Posted by: Tami at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (cF8AT)

41 This brings me back to my old question - who thought that this Ukraine thing was a good way of going after Trump when all it does is expose Democrat malfeasance?

(Unless Trump decided to set a trap that he knew Schiff couldn't refuse.)
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Flatulus Toxicus is The Silent Killer! at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (hLRSq)
+++++++++++++
They may be stupid. I thought they were just reckless but they may actually be stupid, in which case I am also stupid for assuming they just a level of risk acceptance that I would find insane.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (I2dne)

42 Apple hires Putin to be VP of Discipline.

Posted by: klaftern at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (RuIsu)

43 14 Imagine the uniform with all the epaulets and ribbons he could have worn as Ukraine's Defense Minister!

And one of those South American Field Marshal's hats with ten pounds of gold braid on the brim!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Flatulus Toxicus is The Silent Killer! at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (hLRSq)

44 Hoping Light Col Vindamen gets hung buy his nuts, he should have joined the Ukrainian army he works for now.

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (ZCEU2)

45 Is there a more misleading term anywhere than "the intelligence community"?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (+y/Ru)

46 ah, they always were saying that the revolution would be televised. What they meant to say was, "the lying will be televised".

Glad I don't have a t v

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (Eg9+v)

47 There is no more pretense of this being on the up and up. A foreign born (Russian/Ukranian/communist!) intelligence agent has been imbedded in the US military for his entire career and is the point of the spear in impeaching the duly elected president of the United States.

And the treasonous democratic party and equally treasonous MSM are not only okay with this but are actively trying to make it happen.

Posted by: Boots at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (oGBso)

48 Just so I'm clear, yet again Trump is the only one with clean hands, right?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (GbPPJ)

49 Pop'n Fresh the Pillsbury doughboy, or the Michelin man

Posted by: CN at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (U7k5w)

50 Some creative type should take the voice used to make the Stelter video and apply it to Vindman's testimony.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (ZLI7S)

51 What does a perjury charge pull in jail time vs leaking classified information?
Posted by: rickb223

No reasonable prosecutor would try to indict this hero.
Posted by: Corrupt but Reasonable Prosecutor


Rephrase.

What does a perjury charge pull in jail time vs leaking classified information for you or I?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (ob5xJ)

52 And didn't Napoleon Bonaparte make a show of rejecting the crown three times before "reluctantly" accepting it?
Posted by: Richard McEnroe at November 19, 2019 02:48 PM (ABuva)
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I think you're thinking of Caesar.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (3Z6pZ)

53 I cannot wait for LT. Cinnamon Bun to testify next.

It will be tasty.

Posted by: Czech Chick at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (d2Mzg)

54 I thought his Purple Hear was for shell fragments in his eye. You, know, from eating pistachios with too much enthusiasm.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (xPJvm)

55 48 Just so I'm clear, yet again Trump is the only one with clean hands, right?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (GbPPJ)

==========

Well, he did try to appeal to Mexican voters by eating a taco bowl once. So, he's pretty much Hitler.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (q80AH)

56 from last thread:

435 424 Funny because Nurse Chappell in real life was Rodednberry's wife. Maybe Spock was Roddenberry's alter ego.
Posted by: JAS at November 19, 2019 02:39 PM (DBGf/)

Nope, it's sadder than that. Gene has said who his alter-ego was, which is why he gave the character his middle name.
Gene's full name was Eugene Wesley Roddenberry.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (Kpl3J)

57 13 What does a perjury charge pull in jail time vs leaking classified information?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 20

We don't file on Democrats.

Posted by: DOJ at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (Q5eBq)

58 I got offered a blow job in a bathhouse in Chicago.

I said sure, why not and got on my knees.

Posted by: Ob+mao at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (RLKE7)

59 Now I want pastry.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (ycWCI)

60 54 I thought his Purple Hear was for shell fragments in his eye. You, know, from eating pistachios with too much enthusiasm.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (xPJvm)


Suicide bukkake attack...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (zBaqJ)

61 My favorite part of LT. COLONEL Vindman's opening statement, was when he read a letter to his DEAD DAD.

*facepalm*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (ptqGC)

62 Okay I change my mind.

Flog Vindaloumon until he is dead dead dead. And then feed the sodden mess into a grinder and slurry poured into a pig trough.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Dp5C+)

63 >>>>50 Some creative type should take the voice used to make the Stelter video and apply it to Vindman's testimony.


that would be great. Except... the brian stelter voice is special. I don't know if we should cheapen it by using it for others.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (PbpT7)

64 And his military service makes him harder to attack
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I don't see why. We thank him for *serving his country*. So we can also subtract from him those times that he is subordinate and doesn't want to *serve*.

Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (DuZls)

65 41 I don't think they are as well-coordinated as we think. One part seized upon the call without realizing how much of their own malfeasance could be exposed. Naturally, unless voters respond by punishing the Democrat party or these people actually get punishments that hurt their power, it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Eg9+v)

66 It's a trap! heh heh heh

Posted by: Googalplex chessmaster at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (U7k5w)

67 Within 48 hrs, i would not be surprised if someone from Ukraine hears this and says "uh.... no."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Ct55T)

68 Gene's full name was Eugene Wesley Roddenberry.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (Kpl3J)

Wow. Just wow.

We'll always have the episode where Wesley gets skewered.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (ycWCI)

69 62
Okay I change my mind.

Flog Vindaloumon until he is dead dead dead. And then feed the sodden mess into a grinder and slurry poured into a pig trough.


Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Dp5C+)


I feel sorry for the pigs though.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:52 PM (rP4OC)

70 Rookie mistake. Never ever ever read the content first.>>
Not when there is Tweets embeded - too long

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 19, 2019 02:52 PM (754s8)

71 Hey, asshole.

Dough-boy was supposed to be a nickname.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 19, 2019 02:52 PM (1Vobx)

72
that would be great. Except... the brian stelter voice is special. I don't know if we should cheapen it by using it for others.





Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (PbpT7)


What about the Stelter voice, but spiced up with a Russian (sorry, Ukrainian) accent?

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:52 PM (rP4OC)

73 I think you're thinking of Caesar.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (3Z6pZ)

Caesar didn't quite make it to the "accepting it" part.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (Kpl3J)

74 NSA wanted Vindman out of their because of security concerns. _ _ Paul Sperry

Posted by: Bill Daye at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (ZS+GP)

75 And his military service makes him harder to attack

Like Gen. Michael Flynn?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (ptqGC)

76 Only because it's all but pointless to comment on a dead thread, Dennis Prager says Chick-fil-a is more afraid of LBGQ than the LORD taking orders from them for fear of reprisal against a Christian organization.

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (ZCEU2)

77 Gene's full name was Eugene Wesley Roddenberry.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (Kpl3J)
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Too obvious--even with the little bit that I watched Next Generation.

Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (DuZls)

78 68
Gene's full name was Eugene Wesley Roddenberry.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (Kpl3J)



Wow. Just wow.



We'll always have the episode where Wesley gets skewered.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (ycWCI)


Truly one of the great moments in Star Trek history. *remembers fondly*

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (rP4OC)

79 Heh, Trump called Nancy "Grossly Incompetent" at is cabinet meeting. Hammering her over USMCA

Posted by: WisRich at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (G0vdT)

80 48 Just so I'm clear, yet again Trump is the only one with clean hands, right?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (GbPPJ)


So far. The only bad actors being exposed are in the federal government.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Flatulus Toxicus is The Silent Killer! at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (hLRSq)

81 Flog Vindaloumon until he is dead dead dead. And then feed the sodden mess into a grinder and slurry poured into a pig trough.
Posted by: Anna Puma

---

I'd said "horsewhip" but I see we are pretty much on the same page here.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (Y4EXg)

82 Vindaloumon with the "Peggy" voice

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (Dp5C+)

83 So the dick crowed three times after denying Ukraine his essential services?

Posted by: Stu Podaso at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (uaE7n)

84 It needs to be said again.

We. Have. The. Transcripts.

Posted by: DocJ at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (BGJiK)

85 My impressions of Vindman is that like many of his ilk, he is a smug, self-satisfied shit bird and does not have loyalty to the CIC or America writ large but to the "inter- agency" and the bureaucratic/Deep State.



It is also clear he was a prime actor in this op, because instead of going to his boss with his concerns, he went straight to lawyers who instructed him to not talk to his boss.


Now him going to the lawyers was all part of the op, I believe everyone up and down the line was in on this operation.


This is scary stuff, there is no possibility of Trump
being able to correct these enormous problems all by himself, he needs congressional and Senate help, which will never be forthcoming.


Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 19, 2019 02:54 PM (h/bx2)

86 72
that would be great. Except... the brian stelter voice is special. I don't know if we should cheapen it by using it for others.





Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (PbpT7)

What about the Stelter voice, but spiced up with a Russian (sorry, Ukrainian) accent?
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:52 PM (rP4OC)

...

Austrian would be hot.

Posted by: Obama at November 19, 2019 02:54 PM (yL25O)

87 this guy loves himself the limelight.

Posted by: trapper's girl at November 19, 2019 02:54 PM (dnjy6)

88 They went after the Trump campaign because it was the only thing not committing crimes. Wouldn't take part in the cover up!

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 02:54 PM (Eg9+v)

89 64 And his military service makes him harder to attack
---
I don't see why. We thank him for *serving his country*. So we can also subtract from him those times that he is subordinate and doesn't want to *serve*.

Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (DuZls)

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Not from other vets he ain't.

Fuck him and the Ukrainian horse he rode in on.

Posted by: SMH at November 19, 2019 02:54 PM (RU4sa)

90 Yes. He got a Purple Heart for Insulin Resistance.
Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:46 PM (PbpT7)

And moved on to "The Resistance" when Trump was elected.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2019 02:54 PM (WI7YS)

91 I'm surprised the Dems haven't trotted out some "there was another phone call!" nonsense....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 19, 2019 02:55 PM (Ct55T)

92 Alexander Vindman Admits Making up Parts of Trump Call Summary

The summary Vindman wrote after the call read:

President Trump underscored the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity - within its internationally recognized borders - and expressed his commitment to work together with President-elect Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people to implement reforms that strengthen democracy, increase prosperity, and root out corruption.

But Vindman clarified during his testimony that the president did not bring up the topic rooting out corruption during the phone call, but he included it in his summary of the call anyway.


When asked by the Democrat counsel about whether the summary he wrote was false, Vindman hesitated.

"That's not entirely accurate, but I'm not sure I would describe it as false, it was consistent with U.S. policy," Vindman said.

Vindman said he included the rhetoric about corruption as a "messaging platform" to describe U.S. policy toward Ukraine, even though it was not discussed on the call.

https://tinyurl.com/yx2zlxcw


I'm sorry, what?

another fat slimeball who should be in chains

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 19, 2019 02:55 PM (vEIlU)

93 I don't see why. We thank him for *serving his country*. So we can also
subtract from him those times that he is subordinate and doesn't want to
*serve*.



Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (DuZls)



Which country is he serving?

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:55 PM (rP4OC)

94 84 It needs to be said again.

We. Have. The. Transcripts.
Posted by: DocJ at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (BGJiK)

...

We. Have. The. Transcripts.

Posted by: Ving Rhames at November 19, 2019 02:55 PM (yL25O)

95 85 - Trump needs some loyal people to be his appointees. They, like Barr, then need to terrorize the bureaus until they get in line.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 02:55 PM (Eg9+v)

96 I think you're thinking of Caesar.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (3Z6pZ)

Caesar didn't quite make it to the "accepting it" part.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (Kpl3J)
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Well do I know. Without referring to Suetonius, I recall that he was offered a diadem at public games and made a show of refusing it. This happened three times, and the crowd reaction was so enthusiastic about his refusal that he didn't dare go through with accepting it. He was torqued.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (3Z6pZ)

97 Ya never know what twitter handle Jack Posobiec will have from day to day! Lol....


Ukrainian Defense Minister Poso@JackPosobiec

Posted by: Tami at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (cF8AT)

98 *rolls up sleeve*


And his scar here is where I was wounded in the Battle for the Last Everything Bagel in the great Chow Hall War.

Posted by: LT. COLONEL Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (ptqGC)

99 I'm still stunned that the self-proclaimed expert on Ukraine on the NSC, the man who claims to be the primary go between for Trump and Ukraine, has no idea that Ukraine meddled in our 2016 election.

Everyone on this blog knows that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election. How could this expert not know that?

His insistence of sticking with the 17 Intel agencies that Russia meddled was a real tell.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (ZLI7S)

100 fat fuck has more chins than a chinese phonebook. no pride at all. sad. a disgrace to the uniform. hang the fucker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (KP5rU)

101 Only because it's all but pointless to comment on a dead thread, Dennis Prager says Chick-fil-a is more afraid of LBGQ than the LORD taking orders from them for fear of reprisal against a Christian organization.
Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (ZCEU2)
---
Well, they tried to expand into Britain. And they were shut down for being "anti-gay". Thus, they couldn't expand their market.

So, yeah, it's a sellout. Not sure how long closed-on-Sundays will last, or why it should.

Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (DuZls)

102 76 Only because it's all but pointless to comment on a dead thread, Dennis Prager says Chick-fil-a is more afraid of LBGQ than the LORD taking orders from them for fear of reprisal against a Christian organization.

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (ZCEU2)


They sold their soul. They fought the Govt. but bent over for the LGBQ.

Posted by: Bill Daye at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (ZS+GP)

103 Which country is he serving?
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:55 PM (rP4OC)

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Exactly.

He dishonors the uniform.

Posted by: SMH at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (RU4sa)

104 The four translator/typists who sat in on the phone call have already said everything Vindaloumon claims is in the phone conversation is a lie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (Dp5C+)

105 90 I believe he got a nose-bleed

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 02:56 PM (Eg9+v)

106 I'm curious to find out what my soon-to-be-naturalized after 40 years cousin thinks about this travesty of a shit-show.

Posted by: kallisto at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (nGRtn)

107 91
I'm surprised the Dems haven't trotted out some "there was another phone call!" nonsense....

Posted by: Warai-otoko


Or announce that they've found additional ballots in the trunk of a car.

Posted by: pep at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (T6t7i)

108 You can't handle the truth !!! Son, we live in a world that has pastries, and those pastries have to be eaten by men with guts. Who's gonna' do it ? You, Lt. Intermittent Fasting ? I have a greater caloric intake than you can possibly fathom. You weep for General Flynn and you curse the Deep State. You have the luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Chick Fil A's Sunday closure, while tragic, probably saved calories; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, requires a shit pot of intestinal fortitude !!! You don't want the truth because, deep down in your intestines, you want me on that buffet. You need me on that buffet !!! We use phrases like All You Can Eat and Chocolate Fountain. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent eating something, you use them as a punchline !!! I have neither the time, or the lung capacity, to explain myself to a man who shits under the natural shade I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it !!! I'd rather you just said Thank You and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a cinnamon roll and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn, as long as you don't take the last Honey Bun !!!

Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (zWYuS)

109 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, in the flesh.

Posted by: 10x25mm at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (FlnBp)

110 Vindaloumon is a greater traitor than Benedict Arnold because he still dares to wear the uniform of an AMERICAN soldier.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (Dp5C+)

111 Everything that I see about Vindman reveals the sort of person who really really likes to Know Things.

And people who really really liked to Know Things have a profound need that other people Know That They Know Things.

It's a nightmare for intelligence.

Posted by: Synova at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (BD/yx)

112
Which country is he serving?


Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:55 PM (rP4OC)


The Interagency Consensus.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Flatulus Toxicus is The Silent Killer! at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (hLRSq)

113 91 I'm surprised the Dems haven't trotted out some "there was another phone call!" nonsense....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 19, 2019 02:55 PM (Ct55T)

They did. I assume you're not being sarcastic. Trump released that transcript as well.

Posted by: Someguy at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (O+iVW)

114 50 Some creative type should take the voice used to make the Stelter video and apply it to Vindman's testimony.





that would be great. Except... the brian stelter voice is special. I don't know if we should cheapen it by using it for others.





Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (PbpT7)

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Could we have the crazy music (Yakity Sax) that Benny Hill has when he chases semi-naked women on in the background when Colonel Bearclaw is testifying?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (pw+jk)

115 "Woulda been too much like work." - LIEUTENANT COLONEL Bearclaw

Posted by: wth at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (v0R5T)

116 Will Chicago allow CFA to open there now?

Posted by: blaster at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (9VeU0)

117 Is there a more misleading term anywhere than "the intelligence community"?

welp, noting the silence of the Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding this bird parading his feathers while lying about his role in this mess I'd throw in "military intelligence".

Posted by: DanMan at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (XTiHL)

118 I'd really love to know how he "told" the appropriate people in intel.

I'm thinking it was sort of like

Vindman: guys guys I think Ukraine really likes me.

IC: Ukraine is so totally into you. You should go for it.

Vindman: Like should I let them f@ck me?

IC: totally.

Posted by: TexasDan at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (yL25O)

119 They did. I assume you're not being sarcastic. Trump released that transcript as well.
Posted by: Someguy at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (O+iVW)

Was being snarky, not sarcastic... I actually hadn't heard about it.

Satire is impossible.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (Ct55T)

120 96 Caesar was such a great leader that he could counter-signal his leadership to the maximum level and it only made it stronger. Anti-fragile!

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (Eg9+v)

121 Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (ycWCI)

Truly one of the great moments in Star Trek history. *remembers fondly*
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:53 PM (rP4OC)

Then there's always "Wesley meets the Traveler", aka The Galactic NAMBLA Representative.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (Kpl3J)

122 Note also that he kept saying this other person had the proper clearance and the "need to know" authorization.

Now tell me:

How would he know that?

Those are two sensitive things to know--especially if the person is in a completely different agency!

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (k81AA)

123 I wonder why Ukraine thought this mid-tier desk jockey would make a swell SecDef

Posted by: DocJ at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (BGJiK)

124 I wonder when was the last time this guy did PT?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (ptqGC)

125 Here's another piece of Vindman's resume that is a tell. Guess where he got his Masters Degree in Russian and East Euopean Studies? Wait for it.......Harvard.

Posted by: Gref at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (AMIL/)

126 His reporting that he'd been offered the position was likely as much bragging as reporting.

Posted by: Synova at November 19, 2019 02:59 PM (BD/yx)

127 From an earlier thread:

"Huh, I thought Schiff was leading an inquiry. He is apparently Vindman's lawyer and spokesman."--Posted by: pep

During questioning Vindman said he didn't know who the "whistleblower" is, but then was cornered when Nunes asked him how his reluctance to answer certain questions could "out" the "whistleblower."

I'm beginning to suspect that Vindman himself is the leaker.

His testimony has been all over the place. He's unable to stick to whatever script he was given. The guy has been an unmitigated disaster as a witness.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 19, 2019 02:59 PM (YVDiH)

128

A question I really want to hear the answer to is: Was Lt. Col. Bearclaw
on the #Resistance secret comms listserv? Was Ciaramella?

Was Brennan?





OK, now can we call them all traitors? Because this is really starting to look like treason.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 19, 2019 02:59 PM (HaL55)

129 Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (zWYuS)
------------

*nodding,w/golf clap*

Posted by: WisRich at November 19, 2019 02:59 PM (G0vdT)

130 Nice Sidebar pull.

Earth, Sun, Moon is a great little LP.

Love and Rockets / Bauhaus are essential stuff.

Posted by: garrett at November 19, 2019 02:59 PM (yDWtO)

131 Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (zWYuS)

...

This should be its own post.

Posted by: TexasDan at November 19, 2019 02:59 PM (yL25O)

132 "IS THAT A PLEDGE PIN ON YOUR UNIFORM, LTC FLOUNDER!?!?!?!?":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9_EiSaNw3Q


Posted by: Sharkman at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (fp3O8)

133 This impeachment attempt by Our Betters at Gaslight Inc. makes Italian politics look coherent and reasonable by comparison.

Posted by: kallisto at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (nGRtn)

134 Which country is he serving?

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 02:55 PM (rP4OC)
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Couldn't tell you. He's of Ukrainian descent and was known to rip on America to his Ukrainian buddies in Russian when he didn't think he could be understood.

Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (DuZls)

135 >>>87 this guy loves himself the limelight.


IS A LIMELIGHT A NEW KIND OF PASTRY?!?!

Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (PbpT7)

136 Remember Gen. Clarke, SACEUR, during Clinton's adventures in Jugoslavia? Masters in Russian.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (Dp5C+)

137 His testimony has been all over the place. He's
unable to stick to whatever script he was given. The guy has been an
unmitigated disaster as a witness.


Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 19, 2019 02:59 PM (YVDiH)


He's been caught in a couple of outright lies....or changing his story. Whatever.


Things that have sent other men to prison.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (ptqGC)

138 117
Is there a more misleading term anywhere than "the intelligence community"?



welp, noting the silence of the Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding this
bird parading his feathers while lying about his role in this mess I'd
throw in "military intelligence".

Posted by: DanMan at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (XTiHL)


There is no "intelligence" in government, of any kind.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (rP4OC)

139

Is the central point here that Trump wanted to attack Biden or someone because of something?

Is the fact that Joe Biden's son was paid big bucks by the Ukrain govt for *something* not something we should be looking into?

Perhaps, like the weird high-powered pedos that love young boys and pizza parties, we should ignore that shit.


Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (nbebh)

140 More Bushmill's, you fucking peon!!! I've got a show to do, dammit!!!

Posted by: chris matthews' msnbc farting 'beverage' cup at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (Dh1wo)

141 "But Vindman also swore, under oath, that he did not know who the whistleblower is."

Democrats lie constantly. What's the big deal?

Posted by: Chris M at November 19, 2019 03:01 PM (eAZVt)

142 Everything is FUBAR.

Will somebody out there please reboot the Game of Life? And not the polygamy version! The car and paycheck are too small!

Babylon Bee has free use of polygamy Game of Life for satire purposes. All others hands off.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 19, 2019 03:01 PM (e1mEI)

143 Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (zWYuS)

I just fell in love. Bravo!

Posted by: overit at November 19, 2019 03:01 PM (sI15f)

144 I don't think they are as well-coordinated as we think. One part seized upon the call without realizing how much of their own malfeasance could be exposed. Naturally, unless voters respond by punishing the Democrat party or these people actually get punishments that hurt their power, it doesn't matter.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Eg9+v)
++++++++++++++
There is probably a lot to this assertion. There's a cabal trying things but it doesn't need to go all that deep if the organization is generally corrupt. They need to try to direct the traffic, but you don't need a top-down conspiracy if everyone already generally agrees on what they think should be done. It'll be a bit chaotic, but it'll also move in the right direction.

You don't need smoky rooms full of totalitarians deciding how best to enslave and fuck over the people if most of the people employed by the organizations are totalitarians or proto-totalitarians anyway.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 19, 2019 03:01 PM (I2dne)

145 >>deep down in your intestines, you want me on that buffet. You need me on that buffet !!!



Hahaha

Posted by: garrett at November 19, 2019 03:01 PM (yDWtO)

146 I'm not a man to quickly anger - but listening to the radio at the top and bottom of the hour is getting very, very difficult. My base reaction is

"Who the fuck does this asshole think he is?"

My bosses do all kinds of shit I don't agree with. It doesn't mean that I go run off and cry to any sympathetic ear I can to get them shitcanned. That's not my fucking call.

Posted by: Defenestratus at November 19, 2019 03:02 PM (9V81o)

147 EVERYONE IS MISSING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. WHY???

Why block the questions about who he spoke with in IC community if no one, including Schifty, "know" who the whistleblower is? If that's Schifty's claim, then how does he not know that Kent, Williams, Vindman, any other witnesses are not the whistleblower?

In other words, you can ask all the witnesses if they leaked information - exposing them as THE possible whistleblower - but you can ask if a witness spoke with someone at the CIA / IC??

Posted by: Gabe at November 19, 2019 03:02 PM (mkLQp)

148 He's of Ukrainian descent and was known to rip on
America to his Ukrainian buddies in Russian when he didn't think he
could be understood.

Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (DuZls)


I'd forgotten about that. He loved to mock Americans to his Ukrainian pals.

Yeah, he's a real patriot, that one.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:02 PM (ptqGC)

149 IS A LIMELIGHT A NEW KIND OF PASTRY?!?!
Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 03:00 PM (PbpT7)
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No, that's "key limelight".

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 03:02 PM (3Z6pZ)

150 Pillsbury Dough Boy should be straight up asked about his relationship with Ciaramella. Let him admit his leakage via refusing to answer or commit perjury.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at November 19, 2019 03:02 PM (BRpqW)

151 What does the Bearclaw reference refer to? His chunkiness?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

152 He's been caught in a couple of outright lies....or changing his story. Whatever.


Things that have sent other men to prison.

Posted by: Jane D'oh


That's not who we are.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:02 PM (ob5xJ)

153 Bearclaw may you die of diabetic shock.. but then the Dems would claim Trump poisoned you

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (Dp5C+)

154 wow CBS radio sure did its part in sanctifying the 'Decorated Army Officer'.

Posted by: kallisto at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (nGRtn)

155 Will Chicago allow CFA to open there now?

Posted by: blaster at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (9VeU0)
--------------------------------------

It did open in Chi-Town, even though Mayor Rham was ticked off about it. It has done very well btw. People who like chicken sandwiches were lining up to buy them regardless of their politics.

That's what makes their corporate chicken dance so puzzling, if they want to be in the UK they need to buy their own building. Their landlord refused to extend their lease. Is CFA so hard up for cash they can't buy their own real estate? Worthless craven boot lickers.

Posted by: Boots at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (oGBso)

156


Is he a Big Military Man like Mayor Pete Byittidjudgd is a Big Miltary Man?

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (nbebh)

157 I have yet to hear a direct reply to Elise Stefanik's point that American foreign aid is conditioned on there being a good faith effort to verify noncorruption, or at least efforts to clean it up. As far as I can see, Trump was legally bound to confirm this, even if it's unusual for the president himself to do it.

Posted by: pep at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (T6t7i)

158 Then there's always "Wesley meets the Traveler", aka The Galactic NAMBLA Representative.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (Kpl3J)

Next Gen, especially the couple of early seasons (most notably the first) was such a wasteland of Hippy Dippy BS. Roddenberry, like Lucas, should never have been allowed to have too much direct control of his creation. It is not just the idiotic story lines ('Stay off the grass' episode, anyone?) but also that the entire show had not true human feeling to it. Card board cut outs is not just Picard but the whole damn show.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (ycWCI)

159 EVERYONE IS MISSING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. WHY???

Why block the questions about who he spoke with in IC community if no one, including Schifty, "know" who the whistleblower is? If that's Schifty's claim, then how does he not know that Kent, Williams, Vindman, any other witnesses are not the whistleblower?

In other words, you can ask all the witnesses if they leaked information - exposing them as THE possible whistleblower - but you can't ask if a witness spoke with someone at the CIA / IC??

Posted by: Gabe at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (mkLQp)

160 Hey Lt. Col Bearclaw, pull my finger!!

Posted by: Sharty Swallwell at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (OD2ni)

161 We use phrases like All You Can Eat and Chocolate Fountain.

Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (zWYuS)
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I use "Chocolate Fountain" too!

Posted by: Shep! at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (DuZls)

162 I wonder why Ukraine thought this mid-tier desk jockey would make a swell SecDef

Posted by: DocJ at November 19, 2019 02:58 PM (BGJiK)
..........

They had a surplus of week old pastries?

Posted by: wth at November 19, 2019 03:03 PM (v0R5T)

163 Key is that Vindman DID talk to people outside his Chain of Command, about Classified Issues.

He had no permission to do so.

This should now be an investigation into SPYING.

And how Schiff even HEARD about him, needs to be investigated as well.

He went to Congress? but is NOT a Whistleblower?

Posted by: Don Q at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (NgKpN)

164 >>>His testimony has been all over the place. He's unable to stick to whatever script he was given. The guy has been an unmitigated disaster as a witness.

the transcript of his testimony made my eyes hurt.

Posted by: trapper's girl at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (dnjy6)

165 What does the Bearclaw reference refer to? His chunkiness?

Yeah - you've got those, right ? The flat, crazy looking pastry ?

Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (zWYuS)

166 >>>145 >>deep down in your intestines, you want me on that buffet. You need me on that buffet !!!


aw dang i wanted to do a Colonel Jessup parody but then I forgot to actually do it

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (PbpT7)

167 Has anyone found out if Vindaloumon's older brother who is the money maker slipping his little brother any cash? And where does it come from?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (Dp5C+)

168 You don't need smoky rooms full of totalitarians deciding how best to enslave and fuck over the people if most of the people employed by the organizations are totalitarians or proto-totalitarians anyway.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 19, 2019 03:01 PM (I2dne)

I'm sure that they had great over-confidence because they knew they had complete control over and cooperation of all MSM outlets. They must be utterly amazed that isn't working out for them like they were sure it would. This entire circus is predicated on the idea that all they have to do is provide a spectacle, and the MSM will do the rest.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (Kpl3J)

169 Why isn't the Senate Intelligence Committee all up in this guys ass?

Oh, I guess one would need some leadership for that.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (LOq4H)

170 Do the Ukranians have uniforms big enough for him?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (yRAFu)

171 144: Sure. And their incompetence in these matters is encouraged by the fact that the other members of the team will play clean-up when they fumble like this. People think this is funny, but it's not great, considering this apparatus is responsible for our national security, if not always directly, at least indirectly. It's also responsible for making decisions that affect our health and quality of life. The incompetence of our government, contra the libertarians, is only a good thing because they're mostly communists; if they could actually figure out how to do what they want we'd be in gulags. Give me some Christian men who know what to do.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (Eg9+v)

172 office of inspector general...interesting,eh?

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 19, 2019 03:05 PM (FEQY4)

173 165 What does the Bearclaw reference refer to? His chunkiness?

Yeah - you've got those, right ? The flat, crazy looking pastry ?
Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (zWYuS)

Yeah, maybe called Beaver Tails.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:05 PM (Uu+Jp)

174 I'd still like to know who (and when) authorized and changed the whistleblower form to allow hearsay testimony. We know it happened recently, and nothing else.

Gee, that seems like something the Senate could be looking at, since the chances of the House doing it are less than zero.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 19, 2019 03:05 PM (Z4rgH)

175 How soon before Chick-Fil-A starts serving Halal food only?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 19, 2019 03:05 PM (pw+jk)

176 Commenter "Diogenes" mentioned this morning that it it isn't strictly appropriate and dignified for an officer to wear a Purple Heart...that is reserved for enlisted.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 19, 2019 03:05 PM (BVD7m)

177 163 Key is that Vindman DID talk to people outside his Chain of Command, about Classified Issues.

He had no permission to do so.

This should now be an investigation into SPYING.

And how Schiff even HEARD about him, needs to be investigated as well.

He went to Congress? but is NOT a Whistleblower?
Posted by: Don Q at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (NgKpN)

****** THIS

Posted by: overit at November 19, 2019 03:05 PM (sI15f)

178
(Unless Trump decided to set a trap that he knew Schiff couldn't refuse.)
----
Remember: Trump put the transcript on the classified server where bearclaw and his drones couldn't read it. Or alter it.

Nevertheless, They went to Scheiff and swore that they knew what it said.

Scheiff wrote his "transcript" based on what they told him (and his staff)--specifically that "Trump demanded the Ukraine manufacture dirt on Biden" eight times in the call.

And Trump says at his presser, I caught them, I caught them all ....

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 19, 2019 03:05 PM (k81AA)

179 aw dang i wanted to do a Colonel Jessup parody but then I forgot to actually do it
Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (PbpT7)

Jessup Interrupted.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 19, 2019 03:05 PM (ycWCI)

180 >>aw dang i wanted to do a Colonel Jessup parody but then I forgot to actually do it


You gotta get up pretty early in the afternoon to beat the Horde to that kind of punch.

Posted by: garrett at November 19, 2019 03:05 PM (yDWtO)

181 Just so I'm clear, yet again Trump is the only one with clean hands, right?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (GbPPJ)

==========

Well, he did try to appeal to Mexican voters by eating a taco bowl once. So, he's pretty much Hitler.
========
TBF, Trump Tower Cafeteria has the best Taco Salad in NYC.

Posted by: taco tuesday? President Business - you do the math at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (b7k4I)

182 Ukraine offered him an All-u-can eat ticket to sweeten the deal

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (Dp5C+)

183 I loved the part in the letter he read to his DEAD DAD in his opening statement, about not being "afraid."


"Don't be afraid for me, Dad."


OrangeManBad won't hurt me, except for my feelz.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (ptqGC)

184 152 He's been caught in a couple of outright lies....or changing his story. Whatever.


Things that have sent other men to prison.

Posted by: Jane D'oh


That's not who we are.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:02 PM (ob5xJ)

Really?

Posted by: Roger Stone at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (NgKpN)

185 Why isn't the Senate Intelligence Committee all up in this guys ass?

Oh, I guess one would need some leadership for that.


Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (LOq4H)

That's not who we are.
- Your Senate Leadership Betters

Posted by: DocJ at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (77WPm)

186 It's LT. COLONEL KORN !!!!! You got that, padre?

life is imitating Catch-22, y'all



Posted by: Col. Cathcart at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (8KSPd)

187 Would it be mean if Vindamon got teased with donuts? As in here boy, here boy, here's a treat for you.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (Uu+Jp)

188 This Vindman guy has an identical twin brother.

They remind me of the Army Censor twin brothers from Good Morning Vietnam.

Posted by: portlandon at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (+oR7L)

189 How on God's green earth can this guy be "offered" the Ukrainian Defense Ministers job and not be drummed out of the US Army? He actually admitted this??!!. How cozy do you have to be with people to have an offer like that made...three times? Cause the first time he said no he should have made it clear not to ask again by punching the guy in the face. WTF? By all means, this guy should be setting US policy.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (ymnmz)

190 My favorite TNG episode is the one where Commander Riker taught Wesley how to kiss.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (Vf2XA)

191 aw dang i wanted to do a Colonel Jessup parody but then I forgot to actually do it
Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (PbpT7)


Meh - you can lift any of mine that you want. It's just some goofy shit I made up sitting here at the hotel bar, on a travel day.

Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (zWYuS)

192 163
Key is that Vindman DID talk to people outside his Chain of Command, about Classified Issues.



He had no permission to do so


He asserted multiple times that the people with whom he spoke had the necessary clearance and a need to know. Do we know this for a fact? Who decided on who had a "need to know"?

Posted by: pep at November 19, 2019 03:06 PM (T6t7i)

193 >>>183 I loved the part in the letter he read to his DEAD DAD in his opening statement, about not being "afraid."


"Don't be afraid for me, Dad."


OrangeManBad won't hurt me, except for my feelz.

...

I missed that. I did hear about it. I should find a vid

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (PbpT7)

194 Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (zWYuS)

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Aaron Sorkin just called and he loves this.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (NVYyb)

195 But Vindman also swore, under oath, that he did not know who the whistleblower is.
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Flynn: Prison: Lying to the FBI.

The FBI about Hillary's IT Guy: "He lied his ass off. " No charges.

Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (DuZls)

196 I could see Bearclaw leading a cavalry charge of Vespas to an all you can eat buffet.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (yRAFu)

197 Wouldn't this guy's expertise be in Blintzes?

Posted by: garrett at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (yDWtO)

198 189 Is the International Community... predatory?

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (Eg9+v)

199 "It's LT. COLONEL KORN !!!!! You got that, padre?"


I had some corn running down my leg last night. No more Chipolte for me.

Posted by: Sharty Swallwell at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (OD2ni)

200 How dicked up is Ukraine if they think the turd is their go-to for a Defense Minister?

Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (Qkbqn)

201 The Army abbreviates it LTC. Marines use Lt. Col.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (yRAFu)

202 Key is that Vindman DID talk to people outside his Chain of Command, about Classified Issues.

He had no permission to do so.

This should now be an investigation into SPYING.

And how Schiff even HEARD about him, needs to be investigated as well.

He went to Congress? but is NOT a Whistleblower?
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Of course it'd be an awkward prosecution, since the other part of his espionage wing is in control of the hearing . . .

Posted by: ironic supercriticality event warning at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (b7k4I)

203 Read any lib circle jerk about this travesty anywhere online and you will want to claw your own eyes out. It's freaky but they seem to believe it all. And anyone that sees it differently must "watch Fox News". And banned.

Posted by: ... at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (k9jwM)

204 My BIL got his purple heart diving away from a grenade in 'Nam. Shrapnel in the ass. Too embarrassed to talk about it.

Posted by: Caliban at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (QE8X6)

205 200 "You have clothing on your back! You will rule over us."

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (Eg9+v)

206 He's been caught in a couple of outright lies....or changing his story. Whatever.

Things that have sent other men to prison.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


That's not who we are.
Posted by: rickb223

Really?
Posted by: Roger Stone


You screwed up. You're of the wrong party.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (ob5xJ)

207 There's a FOB in Farah AFG. It has some nice hills out fro the West where LTC Bearclaw can work on dodging PK fire and get that fatass in shape.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (F73W5)

208 In news the GOP doesn't care about but should, the LA Times admitted demographic change (read: white people's diminishing share of the electorate) has doomed the GOP in California and will doom it nationally.

They're past the "deny as conspiracy theory" phase and into gloating about it in the home stretch.

Anytime, GOP. Immigration moritorium, mentioning the problem at all, something?

Posted by: KRockFM at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (sO+G/)

209 170 Do the Ukranians have uniforms big enough for him?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (yRAFu)

They were Soviets just a few years ago.

You can bet they have Nice Colorful Big Uniforms.

Posted by: Don Q at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (NgKpN)

210 No big deal. US naval hero John Paul Jones served in the Russian Imperial Navy. So, entertaining job offers from foreign militaries/governments is practically a sign of heroism in Vindman.

But the craziest thing about Ukraine asking him to be Minister of Defense is that the Ukraine thought Vindman might not be a sheltered spastic, which he pretty clearly is if you see him talk for even 5 minutes.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (hdzef)

211 I could see Bearclaw leading a cavalry charge of Vespas to an all you can eat buffet.
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (yRAFu)


Sure - if you could somehow put leaf-springs on a Vespa. Otherwise, ain't gonna' make it.

Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (zWYuS)

212 SMH probably knows this joke.

You know why Majors and LTCs wear oak leaves?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (Dp5C+)

213 163 Key is that Vindman DID talk to people outside his Chain of Command, about Classified Issues.



He had no permission to do so.



This should now be an investigation into SPYING.



And how Schiff even HEARD about him, needs to be investigated as well.



He went to Congress? but is NOT a Whistleblower?

Posted by: Don Q at November 19, 2019 03:04 PM (NgKpN)


MPs should be waiting for this seditious piece of rancid pig shit right outside the house meeting room, with leg-irons.

Posted by: DocJ at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (77WPm)

214 204 My BIL got his purple heart diving away from a grenade in 'Nam. Shrapnel in the ass. Too embarrassed to talk about it.
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My dad's first PH was the same way in Guam. The next one nearly killed him.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (yRAFu)

215 Vindman is so fat, his lt.col. oak leaves look like bear claws !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: that Russian comdian guy from the 80s at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (8KSPd)

216 Just so I'm clear, yet again Trump is the only one with clean hands, right?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 19, 2019 02:49 PM (GbPPJ)

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I'm amazed by this truth every day. Trump has been investigated by hostile forces for three years straight and they have nothing, Gotta be some kind of record.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (NVYyb)

217 How dicked up is Ukraine if they think the turd is their go-to for a Defense Minister?
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TBF he is

1. Already a made man with the deep state in the US.

2. He has George Soros on speed dial.

Those two resume points alone put him at the top of the list.

Posted by: ironic supercriticality event warning at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (KCELZ)

218 Key is that Vindman DID talk to people outside his Chain of Command, about Classified Issues.

He had no permission to do so.




Should be a quick trip to Leavenworth.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (ob5xJ)

219 If Bearclaw leaked to Ciaramella, then he can claim he does not know if Ciaramella is the WB, because maybe "Charlie" leaked to another cutout ... who is still protected. As long as he has no direct knowledge of what Charlie did, he can claim to not know.


Same with Ciaramella and Schiffty ... Schiff's office coordinated and probably wrote the whole complaint, but they can only surmise whether Charlie delivered it directly, or gave it to someone else.

They are sneaky at covering up ... so they might toss in an extra cutout, and then claim ignorance ... button button, who's got the button ... idk, I gave it him, last I saw it.


Comey had cutouts, Hillary ...; this is why racketeering rules might better apply, to bringing down their mafia. I think Rudy, Durham, the other guy working for Nunes .. all have experience with mobs and racketeering, iirc.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 19, 2019 03:10 PM (Cus5s)

220 Read AG' Barr's speech the other day to The Federalist Society. This is exactly the type of constitutionally destructive bullshit he was talking about.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 19, 2019 03:10 PM (F73W5)

221 202 Key is that Vindman DID talk to people outside his Chain of Command, about Classified Issues.

He had no permission to do so.

This should now be an investigation into SPYING.

And how Schiff even HEARD about him, needs to be investigated as well.

He went to Congress? but is NOT a Whistleblower?
=========
Of course it'd be an awkward prosecution, since the other part of his espionage wing is in control of the hearing . . .
Posted by: ironic supercriticality event warning at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (b7k4I)

Except it would be a Military Court Martial.

Posted by: Don Q at November 19, 2019 03:10 PM (NgKpN)

222 208 - They're wrong. In a two-party system the parties will shift so that majority-minority status remains closely balanced. Based on what I understand from a lot of hispanics, this means ironic racism will be a party plank soon enough.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 03:10 PM (Eg9+v)

223 I'm confused. Vindman went to IG first? Discovered that was inappropriate, so that's when IG "fixed" the WB form and Ciaramella became the "real" WB w second-hand information?

Posted by: Ever at November 19, 2019 03:10 PM (ZZDMQ)

224 First rule of Sedition Club is DON'T talk about Sedition Club.

Posted by: Adam Schiff (D-CA) at November 19, 2019 03:11 PM (DuZls)

225 Based on what I understand from a lot of hispanics, this means ironic racism will be a party plank soon enough.
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"Ironic" racism?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 03:11 PM (3Z6pZ)

226
Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 02:57 PM (zWYuS)

I nominate this post for inclusion in the AoSH hall of fame..

Posted by: Just Lily at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (9tUH0)

227 So Imma be honest. I'm not really paying attention to much of this any more.

Am I to believe, according to Schiff, that someone not in the meeting "overheard" Trump bribing or offering quid pro quos or whatever to the Ukranian president because he wanted to get at Biden... and this person just happened to be walking by the room when the conversation was going on, and they had left the door open or something?
So then, this other guy who was in the meeting is now saying "yep, that person who totally happened to hear what was going on is entirely correct and truthful."?

Do I have the gist correct?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (KUaJL)

228 Anytime, GOP. Immigration moritorium, mentioning the problem at all, something?
Posted by: KRockFM at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (sO+G/)

naw, all we got left is Nuke California time. Although we're lucky, California is doing a pretty good job of burning itself to the ground without our help.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (Kpl3J)

229 200 How dicked up is Ukraine if they think the turd is their go-to for a Defense Minister?
Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (Qkbqn)

Considering his personality, I'm sure that he frequently portrayed himself as an important person in charge of men and not merely a translator.

From a Ukraine point of view, a US military officer supplies a very direct route to influence the US, at least potentially, because that person would know very well How We Do Things. They wouldn't have to rely entirely on a US liaison.

Posted by: Synova at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (BD/yx)

230 A legally true lie.
Posted by: JackStraw

....

look at this cuck cucking out
Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (PbpT7)

==========

Ban hammer!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 02:47 PM (q80AH)


give it a couple minutes, i'm sure he'll ban himself...

again...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (8D42x)

231 I have at least four relatives with Purple Hearts. All were awarded post humously. I really don't want to here about LTC Fatass Traitors tale of woe.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (F73W5)

232 "You know we call a Bearclaw in the middle of a Lucky Pierre Delecto? A SANDWICH!" -- The Rear Dispatch movement of the Cuckshed

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (7nCt8)

233 Has anyone here checked Mr. Kellyanne Conway's Twitter? I wonder if he called Ms. Stefanik "trash" again today.

Stay classy, George.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (ptqGC)

234 210 No big deal. US naval hero John Paul Jones served in the Russian Imperial Navy.

Played a mean bass too.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (1XNk8)

235 I'm confused. Vindman went to IG first? Discovered that was inappropriate, so that's when IG "fixed" the WB form and Ciaramella became the "real" WB w second-hand information?
Posted by: Ever at November 19, 2019 03:10 PM (ZZDMQ)
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I'm guessing it's probably the case that Schiff and his cronies negotiated the change to set all this up.

Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (DuZls)

236 "Oh, Mr. Bearclaw, your legs are sooo swollen!"

- Bishop learning his lines for Show 8.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (yULe+)

237 It's all fun until the first city flips GOP. Place your bets on which major metro is gonna flip red first.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (Eg9+v)

238 every enlisted person in our military has to wonder what exactly did they sign up for when they see shit like this. i feel less safe the more i see. these assholes have done a great disservice to our enlisted men and women. i am fucking furious. this motherfucker should have had his last cigarette already. instead, he's treated like some sort of hero.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (KP5rU)

239 Tater Stelter and Lt Col Bearclaw in a locked room. One donut.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (Uu+Jp)

240 I'm confused. Vindman went to IG first? Discovered that was inappropriate, so that's when IG "fixed" the WB form and Ciaramella became the "real" WB w second-hand information?
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Pretty much. Yeah.

Top. Men.

Posted by: ironic supercriticality event warning at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (UQUxM)

241 Vindman presumably resigns his commission and goes to work full time for CNN, once this is done. His career is obviously shot and, to avoid Leavenworth, you would think he bolts. Then Zucker hires him to be the CNN shadow Defense Secretary. He and Stelter compete both for all the donuts and kissing Zuckers ass.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (NVYyb)

242 I thought it was already established that Vindman leaked it to the whistleblower Ciaramella. Are we just looking for one of these bastards to admit to it. There were only 3 other people besides POTUS on the call if IIRC, so one of them is the leaker, which of course is Vindman. And EDKH.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (r+sAi)

243 I think Lt. Col. Bearclaw would be a hell of a pick for Minister of Defense for any nation.

The man is pretty much a living Maginot Line. Brian Dennehy looks down whenever Bearclaw walks in.

Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (zWYuS)

244 BRCC mentions EDKH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiIIiD3-xDc

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (xQfPr)

245 Well, when I got breakfast at the Hardees this morning CBS This Morning was running pretty hard on the "but I heard this phone call in a restaurant!" hearsay witness that they're going to use to be able to pretend that Trump did "bribery."

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, in Erath, Near Carcosa at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (Clxcy)

246 If no one knows the whistle blower - why not just ask that fat fudgepot if he spoke to Ciaramella about the call? Don't just ask who he spoke to, directly ask if he spoke to Ciaramella.

Posted by: MaDuece at November 19, 2019 03:14 PM (0dmP2)

247 200 How dicked up is Ukraine if they think the turd is their go-to for a Defense Minister?
Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (Qkbqn)

He was clearly their best choice. I mean, he warned them to be on the lookout for Russia. There's no way the Ukraine could have figured that out without his sage counsel.

Posted by: josephistan at November 19, 2019 03:14 PM (Izzlo)

248 222 208 - They're wrong. In a two-party system the parties will shift so that majority-minority status remains closely balanced. Based on what I understand from a lot of hispanics, this means ironic racism will be a party plank soon enough.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 03:10 PM (Eg9+v)

What makes it ironic?

Posted by: Someguy at November 19, 2019 03:14 PM (O+iVW)

249 "...whenever anyone asks who Vindman started talking to (outside of permitted protocol), Schiff brings the gavel down."

This is why people don't see this as a means of "discovery," as Pelosi and Schiff and all their cohorts want the public to believe. Following the evidence draws you 180° away from the narrative they have malevolently crafted, hence the kabuki.

Posted by: red speck at November 19, 2019 03:14 PM (nrC0n)

250 All these people who aren't the whistleblower? They all realize that by NOT being the whistleblower they don't get any protection from retaliation, right?

Posted by: Synova at November 19, 2019 03:14 PM (BD/yx)

251 229 200 How dicked up is Ukraine if they think the turd is their go-to for a Defense Minister?
Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (Qkbqn)
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Dicked up enough to sign away their nuclear arsenal on the promise of American and NATO defense of their borders. Obama is ummm, ummm good.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:15 PM (yRAFu)

252 Should be a quick trip to Leavenworth.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (ob5xJ)


No such thing as a "quick trip" when you're pulling that kind of load.

Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 19, 2019 03:15 PM (zWYuS)

253 How dicked up is Ukraine if they think the turd is their go-to for a Defense Minister?

Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:07 PM (Qkbqn)
............

Would have bankrupted them trying to keep him fed.

Posted by: wth at November 19, 2019 03:15 PM (v0R5T)

254 Vindman went to IG first? Discovered that was inappropriate, so that's
when IG "fixed" the WB form and Ciaramella became the "real" WB w
second-hand information?

========

One little change, and its a funny one. The ICIG didn't fix the WB rules (and form) until after Ciaramella had filed his complaint, and only when the press asked about the problem. That's when they changed the rules (or so says Federalist).

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:15 PM (NVYyb)

255 In news the GOP doesn't care about but should, the LA Times admitted demographic change (read: white people's diminishing share of the electorate) has doomed the GOP in California and will doom it nationally.

They're past the "deny as conspiracy theory" phase and into gloating about it in the home stretch.

Anytime, GOP. Immigration moritorium, mentioning the problem at all, something?

Posted by: KRockFM at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (sO+G/)
-----------------------------

The people who perpetrated this upon us are themselves all lighter than a white sheet of paper in a blizzard. How stupid do you have to be to do something like this? Once they achieve the change they're making happen, they'll be out of power permanently since identity politics is all about identity and nothing else.

Posted by: Boots at November 19, 2019 03:15 PM (oGBso)

256 Synova,

The trools did not sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 03:15 PM (Dp5C+)

257 238 every enlisted person in our military has to wonder what exactly did they sign up for when they see shit like this. i feel less safe the more i see. these assholes have done a great disservice to our enlisted men and women. i am fucking furious. this motherfucker should have had his last cigarette already. instead, he's treated like some sort of hero.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (KP5rU)

Yup, Benedict Arnold was a General in the US Army, and a Hero, right up until he was a traitor.

Past service is no guarantee of current Patriotism.

Posted by: Don Q at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (NgKpN)

258 Sit back and reflect on the fact that this is the best "Witness" they've got.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (Kpl3J)

259 We should give LTC Bearclaw a mileage upgrade to LTC Brave Bearclaw.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (YqED9)

260 >>How dicked up is Ukraine if they think the turd is their go-to for a Defense Minister?

After the 2014 coup in Ukraine which the Obama administration helped run, Victoria Nuland and former Ambassador Pyatt were caught on a leaked phone call discussing who they wanted to stop the new administration with. Why not, they were running the country. Probably explains how Ukraine ended up with a former president of Georgia as the governor of Odessa.

Wouldn't surprise me one bit to find out that Vindman was a big fan of John McCain who was also involved in all of this Ukrainian corruption.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (ZLI7S)

261 @208

Well mass immigration has always benefited the Democrat party, mass Irish, Italian and German immigration in the late 19th and the early 20th century resulted in near total Democrat political control for 60 years.


So it should be no surprise that mass hispanic and asian immigration should not similarly result in Democrat dominance for the next 60 years.

Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (h/bx2)

262 Inch High Private Eye Bret Baier is Fux News Chief Political Anchor???? WTFF is that

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (BqBId)

263 Do countries routinely looked beyond their borders for key government officials?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (Uu+Jp)

264 Putin probably rues the day Ukraine missed out on Vindman as Defense Dude.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (NVYyb)

265 every enlisted person in our military has to wonder what exactly did they sign up for when they see shit like this. i feel less safe the more i see. these assholes have done a great disservice to our enlisted men and women. i am fucking furious. this motherfucker should have had his last cigarette already. instead, he's treated like some sort of hero.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


Every enlisted person or officer who was ever jailed or busted down in rank for accidentally leaving a classified document in the wrong place should be wondering WTF?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (ob5xJ)

266 What ? When did Vince Dooley end up governor of Odessa ?

Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 19, 2019 03:17 PM (zWYuS)

267 LTC. Pillsbury Bearclaw

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 19, 2019 03:17 PM (BqBId)

268 15 The Ukis wanted this bird colonel shitbird to be their defense minister??

This whole farce is becoming ridiculous.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 19, 2019 02:46 PM

"Bird" colonel would refer to a full colonel. The only thing this guy is full of is shit. And hubris. And bear claws. I guess that's three things.

It's also sad that a nobody like Vindman has a Wikipedia page.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 19, 2019 03:17 PM (TvbyR)

269 The GOPers should ask every male witness if he is/was Eric Ciaramella's homosexual lover.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 19, 2019 03:17 PM (Dh1wo)

270 Tater Stelter and Lt Col Bearclaw in a locked room. One donut.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (Uu+Jp)
..........

I say we fuck it before we eat it.

Posted by: Tater at November 19, 2019 03:17 PM (v0R5T)

271 Should be a quick trip to Leavenworth.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:09 PM (ob5xJ)

maybe he can say Hi to my old Roommate Bob Bales.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 19, 2019 03:17 PM (jR+TO)

272 233 Has anyone here checked Mr. Kellyanne Conway's Twitter? I wonder if he called Ms. Stefanik "trash" again today.

Stay classy, George.
_____________

I still don't get why KellyAnne stays married to that fat retard.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (k4dH2)

273 Tater doesn't f-ck. Tater is an asexual being.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (1XNk8)

274 263
Do countries routinely looked beyond their borders for key government officials?
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Ukraine was hiring a few Americans at this time. Their Finance Minister (then, anyway) is an American who (oddly enough) now works for the Trump Administration on Puerto Rico's bond refinancing problems.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (NVYyb)

275 262 Inch High Private Eye Bret Baier is Fux News Chief Political Anchor???? WTFF is that
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 19, 2019 03:16 PM (BqBId)


****Googles how tall is Bret Baier...

Posted by: overit at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (sI15f)

276 Tater Stelter and Lt Col Bearclaw in a locked room. One donut.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (Uu+Jp)

==
2.75 "men" go in. 1.5 ":man" comes out.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (pw+jk)

277 Posted by: andycanuck at November 19, 2019 03:17 PM (Dh1wo)
******
Or do you like Gladiator Movies

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (BqBId)

278 "215 Vindman is so fat, his lt.col. oak leaves look like bear claws"

Camel Toes...

Posted by: MaDuece at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (0dmP2)

279 To be fair, they only offered him government rate for being Minister of Defense

When the going rate for Americans with no relevant job experience is $50k per month.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (k81AA)

280 >>I say we fuck it before we eat it.


Sir, Yes Sir!

Everything is better with frosting, Sir.

Posted by: Lt Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (yDWtO)

281 Tater Stelter and Lt Col Bearclaw in a locked room. One donut.



Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (Uu+Jp)


I say we fuck it before we eat it.
Posted by: Tater at November 19, 2019 03:17 PM (v0R5T)


See the size of that hole ? Be like walking a hot dog through a hallway. And I ain't big on walking.

Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (zWYuS)

282 Read any lib circle jerk about this travesty anywhere online and you will want to claw your own eyes out. It's freaky but they seem to believe it all. And anyone that sees it differently must "watch Fox News". And banned.
Posted by: ... at November 19, 2019 03:08 PM (k9jwM)

Well, if anything it proves these Libs haven't watched FOX in years......

Posted by: JoeF. at November 19, 2019 03:19 PM (CqE5x)

283 I still don't get why KellyAnne stays married to that fat retard.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (k4dH2)

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she likely doesn't want to have to pay him alimony forever

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 19, 2019 03:19 PM (J1R3A)

284 Vindman is so fat, his lt.col. oak leaves look like bear claws"

Camel Toes...
Posted by: MaDuece


Moose knuckles.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:19 PM (ob5xJ)

285 Posted by: overit at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (sI15f)
*****
S M ALL

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 19, 2019 03:19 PM (BqBId)

286 233 Has anyone here checked Mr. Kellyanne Conway's Twitter? I wonder if he called Ms. Stefanik "trash" again today.

Stay classy, George.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (ptqGC)

He was saying some pretty vile things about Nikki Haley a few days ago.

I just don't believe that he and Kelly Anne occupy the same house. There is no effing way.

Posted by: Tami at November 19, 2019 03:19 PM (cF8AT)

287 I was also offered the job of Defense Minister when I mail ordered my bride.

Posted by: wth at November 19, 2019 03:19 PM (v0R5T)

288 i'm sure the chick would like to fade away, but i read her transcript too and she's no prize either.

Posted by: trapper's girl at November 19, 2019 03:19 PM (dnjy6)

289 > "(Unless Trump decided to set a trap that he knew Schiff couldn't refuse.)"


>>"Remember: Trump put the transcript on the classified server where bearclaw and his drones couldn't read it. Or alter it.

Nevertheless, They went to Scheiff and swore that they knew what it said.

Scheiff wrote his "transcript" based on what they told him (and his
staff)--specifically that "Trump demanded the Ukraine manufacture dirt
on Biden" eight times in the call.



And Trump says at his presser, I caught them, I caught them all ...."--Posted by: RoyalOil


This is like that climactic scene at the end of Absence of Malice where US Assistant DA Wilfred Brimley turns to the Robert Redford character and says "Are you really that smart?"

And the politician Redford set up angrily yells "You're damn right he is!"

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 19, 2019 03:19 PM (YVDiH)

290 I assume Vindman will be bundled off to Fort Wainwright, AK after his testimony

Posted by: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (3aI0K)

291 279
To be fair, they only offered him government rate for being Minister of Defense



When the going rate for Americans with no relevant job experience is $50k per month.





Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 19, 2019 03:18 PM (k81AA)


My schedule is open these days.

Posted by: Reggie White at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (ymnmz)

292 McCabe investigation documents released: https://bit.ly/332ABu6

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (CQ3Qb)

293


"They're past the "deny as conspiracy theory" phase and into gloating about it in the home stretch. "

Also:

Turning boys into girls programmatically.
Destroying religion (cept one)
Driving birth rate into the gorund (whites only, some blacks)
Filling young people's heads with Marxism
Turning the Boy Scouts into their own little altar boy playground.

Nothing to see here.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (nbebh)

294 has the House ever had a leader so fucking dumb as to start an impeachment when her party doesn't own the Senate?

What is the point of this nonsense?

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (FEQY4)

295 >>Do countries routinely looked beyond their borders for key government officials?

There was nothing routine about Ukraine.

Seriously, during the Obama years it was essentially being run by the State Department, the CIA and McCain.

Oh and Joe fucking Biden.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (ZLI7S)

296 Who needs Shep Smith when you've got Chris Wallace?

Posted by: garrett at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (yDWtO)

297 >>>283 I still don't get why KellyAnne stays married to that fat retard.

word is-- for the sake of the children, she keeps up a pretense. Word is, however, that Georgie is a literal c**k, which is why he's so angry and publically provocative.

I would assume her beau would not be grossly fat and ugly, as he is. It must sting.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (PbpT7)

298 it's way past time to declare war on the fucking media in this country. they all need to be buried in the desert. or, nuked from space.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (KP5rU)

299 every question that schiff refused to let be answered will be asked but First Schiff will be asked why he forbade that question.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (FEQY4)

300 Findings against McCabe:
1) Unprofessional conduct (texts)
2) Security violations (personal emails)
3) Dereliction of Supervisory Responsibility (Weiner laptop)

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:21 PM (CQ3Qb)

301 I'm surprised the Dems haven't trotted out some "there was another phone call!" nonsense....
>>In 3, 2, 1 ...

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 19, 2019 03:21 PM (754s8)

302 286 233 Has anyone here checked Mr. Kellyanne Conway's Twitter? I wonder if he called Ms. Stefanik "trash" again today.

Stay classy, George.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:12 PM (ptqGC)


His attack on Stefanik was truly bizarre.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:21 PM (Uu+Jp)

303 Word on the street is Brett Baier has to stand on his tippy toes to suck a dik.

Posted by: Chevalier D'Eon at November 19, 2019 03:21 PM (CLteG)

304 Anna Puma at November 19, 2019 02:51 PM (Dp5C+)


Are you trying to poison the pigs? No bacon for you.

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 19, 2019 03:21 PM (u5LFV)

305

I wonder if LIEUTENANT COLONEL BIG MCHUGE could drop and give even one fucking pushup.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 19, 2019 03:21 PM (nbebh)

306 Summarized: https://bit.ly/2XybrlR

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:21 PM (CQ3Qb)

307 that is just rumor, of course

though it is a well-traveled rumor

and it's said "everyone knows," which is part of the reason Kellyanne leaks to the press. She knows they have something on her.

all rumor -- cannot confirm.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (PbpT7)

308 If Vindman went to IG Atkinson first, guess that explains why Atkinson is refusing to respond to any correspondence from the Senate.

Posted by: Ever at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (ZZDMQ)

309 294 has the House ever had a leader so fucking dumb as to start an impeachment when her party doesn't own the Senate?

What is the point of this nonsense?
Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (FEQY4)

Its not about impeachment.

Its about using the power of Congress to tarnish Trump before the next Election.

Posted by: Don Q at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (NgKpN)

310 BREAKING: Trump accused by whistleblower of conspiring with Elbonia to dig up dirt on Mayor Pete because "He's just too fabulous!"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Flatulus Toxicus is The Silent Killer! at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (hLRSq)

311 Speaking of Fox News, when I saw Midway the other night there was a trailer for that new Fox News movie.

I never could have imagined that there would be a movie featuring Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, AND Margot Robbie that I would have no interest in seeing.

It's also really funny that they made a movie and tv show about sexual harassment at Fox while the other networks were employing the likes of Matt Lauer.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (RIvx9)

312 I wonder if LIEUTENANT COLONEL BIG MCHUGE could drop and give even one fucking pushup.
Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 19, 2019 03:21 PM (nbebh)


Bitch, please. I can drop and eat ten of those tasty frozen orange treats right now. Not a problem.

Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (zWYuS)

313 First rule of Sedition Club is DON'T talk about Sedition Club.

Posted by: Adam Schiff (D-CA) at November 19, 2019 03:11 PM (DuZls)

==========

Pretty much nails Schiffty's strategy

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (NVYyb)

314 word is-- for the sake of the children, she keeps up a pretense. Word is, however, that Georgie is a literal c**k, which is why he's so angry and publically provocative.
_________________

Probably has a micropenis.

He looks like the type.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (k4dH2)

315 It's no joke from the Babylon Bee:

Christian Living
Chick-Fil-A Trades Adoring Christian Fans For Outraged Mob That Won't Be Appeased Until Their Every Demand Is Met
November 18th, 2019

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (+y/Ru)

316 Honestly, they wouldn't write characters into a movie about this charade that are as stupid as this. It wouldn't be believable to moviegoers.

Posted by: skwilli at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (zllbf)

317 257 238 every enlisted person in our military has to wonder what exactly did they sign up for when they see shit like this. i feel less safe the more i see. these assholes have done a great disservice to our enlisted men and women. i am fucking furious. this motherfucker should have had his last cigarette already. instead, he's treated like some sort of hero.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 19, 2019 03:13 PM (KP5rU)

---

Hooah.

Posted by: SMH at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (RU4sa)

318 225 Ironic racism is one of the known styles of racism. Here's a quick rundown:
- "True Racism" - vintage type. Rare these days, has lots of colorful language, no filter. Likes the term 'colored', was probably robbed by black people once. Would probably do nasty things to people of other races but only at a rally.

- Liberal Racism - retro type. Common among liberals who grew up in multi-cultural places and had 'black friends'. Think they know the limits on racial slurs, secretly know about the IQ gap. Mouth platitudes. Do ironic blackface.
- Colorblind Racism - modern type. Thinks all people are equal and that skin color is just a paint job. Believes in equality of opportunity but not result. May still note how well-spoken a black man is. Would never say the n-word but might still call the police for noise violations.

- Progressive Racism - postmodern type. Thinks that all people could be equal if full communism was enacted. Believes whites to be inferior and that every skin color other than white is a paint job on a beautiful colored soul.
- Ironic Racism - futurist type. Googled USS Liberty incident. Used racist slurs and offensive images such as swastikas online because it made uncool people hilariously mad. Now believes that the world is controlled by Jews trying to import a black underclass to beat white hispanics such as themselves into submission.
- Christian Racism - classic type. Would like their daughters to not be raped by illegal aliens. Would like their cities to be orderly. All of their solutions to problems would create disparate impact and are thus racist.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (Eg9+v)

319 the funny thing, according to the media's court jesters in SNL and other MSNBC rejects who now do semi-comedy on tv...Kelly Ann is the ugly one.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (FEQY4)

320 Trump has been very quiet this week. When he goes quiet you know somethings up.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (yRAFu)

321 word is-- for the sake of the children, she keeps up a pretense. Word is, however, that Georgie is a literal c**k, which is why he's so angry and publically provocative.

I would assume her beau would not be grossly fat and ugly, as he is. It must sting.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:20 PM (PbpT7)

==========

He means it. The word ace uses freely in headlines he hides when talking about George Conway.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (q80AH)

322 So a foreign power was actively recruiting a US Army officer to be their Minister of Defense and now he sits in a hearing torpedoing the sitting President of the United States......maybe he said yes to another offer we don't know about.....yet. He seemed open to offers, maybe he finally got the one he wanted.

Posted by: Reggie White at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (ymnmz)

323 in case no one has mentioned this:

WTF would the Ukrainians, who hate the Russians, for many good reasons, offer their Ministry of Defense to a Blue Falcon Fobbit staff weenie light colonel, who just happens to be an ethnic Russian emigre to the US?

it makes no Fing sense, and i call bullshit on the whole story.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (J1R3A)

324 303; nope. he stands on his fuckin shinebox when he sucks dick. bret is a form of marmot.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (KP5rU)

325 sock off

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (ymnmz)

326 Can't say I've heard that joke, Anna.

Posted by: SMH at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (RU4sa)

327 I never could have imagined that there would be a movie featuring Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, AND Margot Robbie that I would have no interest in seeing.

Who plays MeAgain?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (1XNk8)

328 When the going rate for Americans with no relevant job experience is $50k per month.

Posted by: RoyalOil



"Dad, the Ukrainians are on the phone. What should I do?"
Posted by: Hunter Biden

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (ob5xJ)

329 Has anyone here checked Mr. Kellyanne Conway's Twitter? I wonder if he called Ms. Stefanik "trash" again today.

Stay classy, George.
_____________

I still don't get why KellyAnne stays married to that fat retard.
========
The divorce, for her, would be expensive? I mean he doesn't look like he's been supporting himself. I mean, they kids are older so that's probably not the main consideration. There's a catholic thing that I think she's serious about. But she could still divorce him and not remarry. Maybe she figures he'll come out of his derangement once trump is out of office. . .

or maybe the divorce would be so messy she doesn't want to go through it. She might have her own baggage. Who knows.

Posted by: ironic supercriticality event warning at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (Z3i7y)

330 The McCabe document was filed under seal last March. If its being released today I don't think he's going to be prosecuted.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:24 PM (CQ3Qb)

331 >>>The word ace uses freely in headlines he hides when talking about George Conway.

I don't use it on the actual blog any longer because I believe advertisers have flagged it as a "hate" word.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:24 PM (PbpT7)

332


This dude reminds me of this guy Jason Blaha, one of these fitness youtube idiots, who is a complete liar. He even looks like him.

Wearing his fucking uniform all over the place, crying about his Dad.

Puuuhleeez.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 19, 2019 03:24 PM (nbebh)

333 320
Trump has been very quiet this week. When he goes quiet you know somethings up.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (yRAFu)

The poisoning gave him lockjaw!!!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 19, 2019 03:24 PM (ymnmz)

334 Saw a comment about Mr. KellyAnne Conway the other day, can't take credit for it but it's right on the money:

KellyAnne is a princess, and she married the ugliest hobbit in the shire.

Posted by: Boots at November 19, 2019 03:24 PM (oGBso)

335 What the hell is wrong with this Schiff idiot? I'm not talking about him being a liar. He's got this thousand mile bug-eyed stare 24/7, can't even look at Nunes who is sitting next to him when he's talking to Nunes, just zones out to the back wall like a zombie. It's like he's constantly trying to not let it fly out his rectum like President Swallowell did on MSBNC last night.

Fart Zombie.

Posted by: Guy In Texas at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (hmraI)

336 320 Trump has been very quiet this week. When he goes quiet you know somethings up.

His food taster died and Trump was rushed to Walter Reed to make sure he didn't get any.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (1XNk8)

337 Why *did* Homewrecker Cindy make that quick trip to the Ukraine anyway?

Posted by: kallisto at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (nGRtn)

338 BREAKING: Trump accused by whistleblower of conspiring with Elbonia to dig up dirt on Mayor Pete because "He's just too fabulous!"

-
Well, he's definitely too fabulous.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (+y/Ru)

339 When are we gonna have a thread about the Great Groyper War? You know, the one that the brave and amazing Michelle Malkin has courageously stuck her neck out to help the based Zoomers dunk on all the usual Never Trump Cucks?

Posted by: Friendly Neighborhood Groyper at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (hKnL8)

340 does anyone know what the internet/troll slang "Blue Dolphin" means?

I looked it up. The most I could find is that a Blue Dolphin is a silly euphemism in a bar for a glass of water, like making it sound like a mixed drink.

However, I'm certain the trolls mean it to be something sexual.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (PbpT7)

341 282 Read any lib circle jerk about this travesty anywhere online and you will want to claw your own eyes out. It's freaky but they seem to believe it all. And anyone that sees it differently must "watch Fox News". And banned.

======

oh, it's surreal. I tried to watch what I could on sat night live and their silly weekend update crew were dead serious. this is the real deal and republicans were just throwing up desperate distractions.

But, you got to remember, they've been doing this for 3 years, trump was guilty and saint mueller was gonna get him until that was no longer even mentioned.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (FEQY4)

342 327
I never could have imagined that there would be a movie featuring Nicole
Kidman, Charlize Theron, AND Margot Robbie that I would have no
interest in seeing.



Who plays MeAgain?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (1XNk

Two hour Bechtdale test.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (ymnmz)

343 In the movie about this, Vindman will be played by Bobcat Goldthwait with the voice and everything. The Whistleblower would be played by a naked Daniel Ratcliffe. Pelosie would be played by Cloris Leachman. Adam "the bomb" Schiff would be played by Don Knotts, complete with one bullet in his uniform.

Posted by: skwilli at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (zllbf)

344 "Every enlisted person or officer who was ever jailed or busted down in rank for accidentally leaving a classified document in the wrong place should be wondering WTF?"

Word. Even in the bowels of the Pentagon in a guarded Access Controlled locked room, but not cleared for open storage.

Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (Qkbqn)

345 330 The McCabe document was filed under seal last March. If its being released today I don't think he's going to be prosecuted.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:24 PM (CQ3Qb)

Posted by: No reasonable prosecutor would doubt McCabe's excellent intentions at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (U7k5w)

346 I still don't get why KellyAnne stays married to that fat retard.
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Second hand, I heard its a Catholic divorce. They live in the same house, for their kids.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (NVYyb)

347 Schiff back up

Posted by: pep at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (T6t7i)

348 Its not about impeachment.

Its about using the power of Congress to tarnish Trump before the next Election.
Posted by: Don Q at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (NgKpN)

She was overconfident and never understood the risk she and her party are taking. If you try something like this and fail spectacularly, you actually make your enemy much stronger.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (Kpl3J)

349 What the hell is wrong with this Schiff idiot? I'm not talking about him being a liar. He's got this thousand mile bug-eyed stare 24/7, can't even look at Nunes who is sitting next to him when he's talking to Nunes, just zones out to the back wall like a zombie. It's like he's constantly trying to not let it fly out his rectum like President Swallowell did on MSBNC last night.

-
At Woodstock, he didn't stay away from the brown acid.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (+y/Ru)

350 Why *did* Homewrecker Cindy make that quick trip to the Ukraine anyway?

Posted by: kallisto at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (nGRtn)


Trying to cover up for the Maverick? Crash McCain was up to his eyeballs in Ukrainian shenanigans.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:27 PM (ptqGC)

351 336
320 Trump has been very quiet this week. When he goes quiet you know somethings up.



His food taster died and Trump was rushed to Walter Reed to make sure he didn't get any.





Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (1XNk

Is this a real story or just a internet joke. I can't tell anymore.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 19, 2019 03:27 PM (ymnmz)

352 >>>Second hand, I heard its a Catholic divorce. They live in the same house, for their kids.


ah ha ha. So you heard the same thing. But I never heard the "Catholic divorce" expression. Good one.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:27 PM (PbpT7)

353 Who cut the cheese?

Posted by: Eric Swallowswell at November 19, 2019 03:27 PM (sWM8x)

354 Word. Even in the bowels of the Pentagon in a guarded Access Controlled locked room, but not cleared for open storage.
Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (Qkbqn)


It's almost like some of the rules enforced on the lower ranks were just petty excuses for those higher up to flex their administrative muscles. Or something.

Posted by: Lurking Libertarian at November 19, 2019 03:27 PM (zWYuS)

355 342
Two hour Bechtdale test.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 19, 2019 03:25 PM (ymnmz)
==========

Fail, because they only talk about men.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 03:27 PM (q80AH)

356 @330

It's cleaning up clerical and reporting requirements.


Nobodies getting indicted.

Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 19, 2019 03:27 PM (h/bx2)

357 337: this whole clusterfuck leads to mccain's tumor and the chocolate messiah. cindy went to cover his tracks. she threw the dead man's switch.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 19, 2019 03:28 PM (KP5rU)

358 When did it become Keev, instead of Key-ev?

Posted by: pep at November 19, 2019 03:28 PM (T6t7i)

359 I still don't get why KellyAnne stays married to that fat retard.
=========

Second hand, I heard its a Catholic divorce. They live in the same house, for their kids.


Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (NVYyb)


Makes for a real happy, loving environment for those poor kids.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:28 PM (ptqGC)

360 335 What the hell is wrong with this Schiff idiot? I'm not talking about him being a liar. He's got this thousand mile bug-eyed stare 24/7, can't even look at Nunes who is sitting next to him when he's talking to Nunes, just zones out to the back wall like a zombie. It's like he's constantly trying to not let it fly out his rectum like President Swallowell did on MSBNC last night. Fart Zombie.

>>Gutfeld has the perfect imitator on his Sat night show.

Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:28 PM (Qkbqn)

361 I never could have imagined that there would be a movie featuring Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, AND Margot Robbie that I would have no interest in seeing.
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Me neither.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 03:28 PM (3Z6pZ)

362 This is like that climactic scene at the end of Absence of Malice where US Assistant DA Wilfred Brimley turns to the Robert Redford character and says "Are you really that smart?"

And the politician Redford set up angrily yells "You're damn right he is!"
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What'd you figure you'd do after your government service, Elliot?

Posted by: Great Line at November 19, 2019 03:28 PM (/lwEF)

363 "Dad, the Ukrainians are on the phone. What should I do?"
Posted by: Hunter Biden

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (ob5xJ)
........

another eight ball

Posted by: wth at November 19, 2019 03:28 PM (v0R5T)

364
[Lt. Col. Bearclaw] testified Tuesday that Danylyuk offered him the position "three times."

"Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Bearclaw remembered the word Danylyik had spoken: 'Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.' And he went outside and wept bitterly." - Matthew 26:75 (King Ace Version)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (BWXZD)

365 Well, if anything it proves these Libs haven't watched FOX in years......
Posted by: JoeF. at November 19, 2019 03:19 PM (CqE5x)

Exactly. And like a great man said, "the problem is they know so much that isn't so".

Posted by: ... at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (k9jwM)

366 344 "Every enlisted person or officer who was ever jailed or busted down in rank for accidentally leaving a classified document in the wrong place should be wondering WTF?"

Word. Even in the bowels of the Pentagon in a guarded Access Controlled locked room, but not cleared for open storage.
Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (Qkbqn)

---

When I was an unpaid summer intern at the State Department, Diplomatic Security gave us a briefing on the first day about the consequences of mishandling classified info, even accidentally.

And then Hildawg had the nerve to claim that she was never given said training as SecState.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (RIvx9)

367 lol

Cernovich has ranger school peers of Brigadier Admiral Bearclaw as lazy and a chow thief.

He's Private Pyle.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (1CjJc)

368 It's like he's constantly trying to not let it fly out his rectum like
President Swallowell did on MSBNC last night. Fart Zombie.


It's like he has a vibrator up his ass and he's trying not to climax.

Posted by: pep at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (T6t7i)

369 Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at November 19, 2019 03:23 PM (Eg9+v)

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I may have to print that as a handy reference

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (NVYyb)

370 bearclaws are delicious.

Posted by: IC at November 19, 2019 03:30 PM (a0IVu)

371 Nothing but degens in DC.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 19, 2019 03:30 PM (Hcfsr)

372 schiff fucks little boys. he's never denied it, so, it's true. tell me he's not a sick ass pedophile. bet ed buck knows.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 19, 2019 03:30 PM (KP5rU)

373 she married the ugliest hobbit in the shire.>>No need to get personal here.

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 19, 2019 03:30 PM (754s8)

374 Bearclaw? Now I'm getting hungry for Pastries.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 19, 2019 03:30 PM (WU8si)

375 Saw a comment about Mr. KellyAnne Conway the other day, can't take credit for it but it's right on the money:

KellyAnne is a princess, and she married the ugliest hobbit in the shire.

Posted by: Boots


Princess Fiona married Shrek.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:30 PM (ob5xJ)

376 Bearclaw sounds like a bad comic book supervillain.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 19, 2019 03:30 PM (Vf2XA)

377 "Lt. Col. Bearclaw."

Poetry.

Posted by: filbert at November 19, 2019 03:30 PM (NiXyF)

378 Holy crap.

Schiff is still claiming PDT tried to get Ukraine to "interfere in a US election."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (ptqGC)

379 372, another one of schiff's pedo friends was just arrested. He was an NBC medical correspondent for the local tv stations in LA.

Posted by: whig at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (MItID)

380 And then Hildawg had the nerve to claim that she was never given said training as SecState.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (RIvx9)
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Don't even get me going on her mishandling of classified information. Also, after she said that they found her briefing papers with her signature on them.

Posted by: bluebell at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (aXucN)

381 The only reason they offered Vinman the Defense Minister post was Burisma didn't have any more positions open. And Minister comes with a uniform.

Posted by: Professor Shade at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (JQlio)

382 Arson attack at the Epoch Times office in Hong Kong.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/rntyuqe

Posted by: IrishEi at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (sGotD)

383 A "blue dolphin" is when you put a fish in your mouth and she kisses you.

Don't judge. It takes all kinds.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (1XNk8)

384 And then Hildawg had the nerve to claim that she was never given said training as SecState.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (RIvx9)
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She was. She just gave them the dead-eyed stare that lets the underlings know she's bored and doesn't want to be there.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (3Z6pZ)

385


Vindman hears something about the POTUS bribing or some bullshit, very serious, of course.

Doesn't go to his immediate superior with this info.

Goes to a lawyer, who tells him to shut up?

Then he says today that he was doing his job, Mr. LIEUTENANT COLONEL STUDD MCROCKINGTON, hero to every little kid out there.

What the hell is this?

I can see why Falwell sharted on TV last night.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (nbebh)

386 I think these bastards at DOJ are hedging their bets that the left will throw a massive fit and burn and break things if they put their idols in chains, whereas we respect law and order too much to do such a thing if all these traitors and seditionists walk.

Posted by: Floridachick at November 19, 2019 03:32 PM (QP5Tn)

387 Trump has been very quiet this week. When he goes quiet you know somethings up.

His food taster died and Trump was rushed to Walter Reed to make sure he didn't get any.
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It was not big deal. We ran a Geiger counter over him and he was at background rads.

Posted by: Walter Reed Presidential Health these days is UNUSUAL at November 19, 2019 03:32 PM (/lwEF)

388 >>>377 "Lt. Col. Bearclaw."

Poetry.

it's from @CarpeDonktum on twitter. I put up his tweets using the insult earlier. I guess I should credit him but I figure I already did.

but it's his.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:32 PM (PbpT7)

389 Second hand, I heard its a Catholic divorce. They live in the same house, for their kids.


Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (NVYyb)

Makes for a real happy, loving environment for those poor kids.

Posted by: Jane D'oh


Like the kids are stupid and don't know. Kids always know.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:32 PM (ob5xJ)

390 Hope the Pres has issued orders on who has access to his calls.

Posted by: dingbat at November 19, 2019 03:32 PM (Qkbqn)

391 Makes for a real happy, loving environment for those poor kids.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 19, 2019 03:28 PM (ptqGC)

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Their oldest just started at boarding school, so she got away as soon as she could.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:32 PM (NVYyb)

392 >>>But Vindman also swore, under oath, that he did not know who the whistleblower is.<<<

One thing we do know for certain; Eric Squeezwell is a whistleblower of another caliber.

Posted by: FBI Investigator at November 19, 2019 03:32 PM (2Mnv1)

393 New Strozk documents also released, includes text msgs we haven't seen.
https://bit.ly/2QCdVOH

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:33 PM (CQ3Qb)

394
Brigadier Admiral Bearclaw

That's Lance Brigadier Admiral Bearclaw to you, swabbie!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2019 03:33 PM (BWXZD)

395 No, I'm not a pawn of Big Bean.

Posted by: Eric Swallowswell at November 19, 2019 03:33 PM (sWM8x)

396 I dunno. Seems kind of insulting to bearclaws. I'm biased, I like bearclaws.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 19, 2019 03:33 PM (1XNk8)

397 King Lollipop is reading another bedtime story.

Posted by: wth at November 19, 2019 03:33 PM (v0R5T)

398 395 No, I'm not a pawn of Big Bean.
Posted by: Eric Swallowswell at November 19, 2019 03:33 PM (sWM8x)

Soy is a bean!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 19, 2019 03:34 PM (1XNk8)

399 @358 "When did it become Keev, instead of Key-ev?"

Right after the elites decided that only Americans could not give an English name to any foreign place, because that would be piggishly ignorant, but have to imitate a poor speaker of a foreign languge when speaking about any other country. So Peking became "Bayzhhinng" and Nicaragua "Nicchhhharghhua" etc etc.

But they have no problem with France saying "Les Etats Unis" and I'm sure the Chinese don't say "Washington DC" in its correct English pronunciation . --but I suppose we should scream at them to call it by its AMERICAN name.

Its a lack of what Mark Steyn would call "civilizational confidence."

Posted by: xnycpeasant at November 19, 2019 03:34 PM (koNhm)

400 Anyone had maple butter. That shit is good.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:34 PM (yRAFu)

401 Nunes: Welcome back to act 2 of the circus...

Posted by: wth at November 19, 2019 03:34 PM (v0R5T)

402 395 No, I'm not a pawn of Big Bean.
Posted by: Eric Swallowswell at November 19, 2019 03:33 PM (sWM8x)

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You need to declare that you are going to take the fight to Big Bean to stand up for the real victims here, black transexuals.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 03:34 PM (q80AH)

403 Second hand, I heard its a Catholic divorce. They live in the same house, for their kids.


Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:26 PM (NVYyb)

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i grew up in one of those...

which is why i never married, had kids, or remained a Catholic.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 19, 2019 03:34 PM (J1R3A)

404 comment not found

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (q80AH)

405 How desperate are the Ukrainians to want this guy for their Defense Minister?

Posted by: MAGA at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (bloh/)

406 Posted by: IrishEi at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (sGotD)

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The ChiComs settling all family business, in their usual manner

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (NVYyb)

407 Anyone had maple butter. That shit is good.
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 19, 2019 03:34 PM (yRAFu)


What do you fuckin' think ?

Posted by: Lt. Col. Bearclaw at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (zWYuS)

408 @joelpollak 12 seconds ago

.@RepAdamSchiff just flat-out lied in his opening statement for Volker/Morrison.

He claimed: "Lt. Col. Vindman's fear was that the president had broken the law, potentially."

Vindman testified he thought the call was "inappropriate," but never "illegal."

@RepLeeZeldin 2 minutes ago

Adam Schiff's fairy tale opening here for the Volker/Morrison hearing is yet another parody, connecting dots not connected, and making up facts. He feels that as long as what he states is only partially true then he's good to go for story time.

Posted by: Tami at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (cF8AT)

409 Holy crap.

Schiff is still claiming PDT tried to get Ukraine to "interfere in a US election."
==========
They always accuse the opponent of something they've already done. Preferably before they get accused of the same thing. Then they can claim you are just accusing them out of retaliation. Which is again, them projecting.

its their Standard procedure.

Posted by: recursive hades welcomes you all at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (5E13X)

410 Looks like the fucking FIB found more Stroke and Gummy texts.

Imagine that.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (1NJJk)

411 New Strozk documents also released, includes text msgs we haven't seen.
https://bit.ly/2QCdVOH

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:33 PM (CQ3Qb)
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Who the heck is GA? Is that supposed to be Lisa Paige?

Posted by: bluebell at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (aXucN)

412 One thing we do know for certain; Eric Squeezwell is a whistleblower of another caliber.

Posted by: FBI Investigator at November 19, 2019 03:32 PM (2Mnv1)
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But we know he's not the leaker.

Posted by: Axeman at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (DuZls)

413 How is Cuck Fil A any different from Joel Olsteen now?

Posted by: Draki at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (Fvogs)

414 I witnessed some filthy stuff, man. And Cindy? That one is naaaasssstty.

Posted by: The Tumor at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (CLteG)

415 404 comment not found
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (q80AH)
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You're really working that schtick today.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (3Z6pZ)

416 Lt. Col. Bearclaw should be court-marshalled and sent to Leavenworth to bunk with Pvt. Bunpoker and run "errands" for Sgt. Ballsdeep for 10-20 years.

Posted by: filbert at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (NiXyF)

417 "Why isn't the Senate Intelligence Committee all up in this guys ass?"

I'm guessing because they are also dirty and in on the corruption.

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (w7KSn)

418 Mr. Swallwell have you heard of the legal term..."Falsus en gaseous factus en gaseous" or "He who denies it supplies it?"

Posted by: Richard Blumenthal at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (ymnmz)

419 405
How desperate are the Ukrainians to want this guy for their Defense Minister?





Posted by: MAGA at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (bloh/)

As desperate as a Ukrainian gas company for a crackhead no show.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (1CjJc)

420 @393

Well, when they aren't fucking up investigations, entrapping people and actively breaking the law, it looks like FIB employees are faggy little gossips.

Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 19, 2019 03:37 PM (h/bx2)

421 415 ---------
You're really working that schtick today.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (3Z6pZ)

========

Stuck in a meeting that I have little to contribute on.

What else am I supposed to do?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 03:37 PM (q80AH)

422 410 Looks like the fucking FIB found more Stroke and Gummy texts.

Imagine that.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (1NJJk)

I thought it was more of the Wife found them and saved them for court.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 19, 2019 03:37 PM (jR+TO)

423 How desperate are the Ukrainians to want this guy for their Defense Minister?

Posted by: MAGA at November 19, 2019 03:35 PM (bloh/)

Eh, it was prolly a joke. I was offered daughters and to become a sheik all the time in Iraq. So annoying and even three hot arab women ain't worth living over there.

Posted by: Draki at November 19, 2019 03:37 PM (Fvogs)

424 Lol. Mil blogs have now turned "Vindman" into a noun, and not a good one.

As in, don't be a "vindman"

It's like quisling, only worse.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 19, 2019 03:37 PM (F73W5)

425 >"This is like that climactic scene at the end of "Absence of Malice" where
US Assistant DA Wilfred Brimley turns to the Paul Newman character
and says "Are you really that smart?"



And the politician Newman set up angrily yells "You're damn right he is!"



What'd you figure you'd do after your government service, Elliot?

Posted by: Great Line

Right. "You've got thirty days."

[Original post corrected for the Newman reference.]

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at November 19, 2019 03:38 PM (YVDiH)

426 Nunes just ripped "Inter-agency consensus".

Posted by: wth at November 19, 2019 03:38 PM (v0R5T)

427 Mr. Swallwell have you heard of the legal term..."Falsus en gaseous factus en gaseous" or "He who denies it supplies it?"
Posted by: Richard Blumenthal at November 19, 2019 03:36 PM (ymnmz)
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Did he try to blame it on a gypsy woman who happened to be passing by?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 03:38 PM (3Z6pZ)

428 I really wish everybody would stop talking about "leakers."

Posted by: Eric Swallowswell at November 19, 2019 03:38 PM (sWM8x)

429 410 Looks like the fucking FIB found more Stroke and Gummy texts.

Imagine that.
_____________

His wife too. I wonder if she's still married to that loser. Probably not the first time he screwed around on her, which is why she was checking his phone in the first place.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 19, 2019 03:38 PM (k4dH2)

430 you almost have to be a mental defective to be caught by the fbi.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 19, 2019 03:39 PM (KP5rU)

431 These new Strzok texts are damning

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:39 PM (CQ3Qb)

432 Stuck in a meeting that I have little to contribute on.

What else am I supposed to do?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 19, 2019 03:37 PM (q80AH)
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Do what needs to be done, man.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 03:39 PM (3Z6pZ)

433 It's got to embarrass the Army brass to see this guy in a uniform on TV. Hell, I'm embarrassed in their behalf.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:39 PM (NVYyb)

434 424
Lol. Mil blogs have now turned "Vindman" into a noun, and not a good one.



As in, don't be a "vindman"



It's like quisling, only worse.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 19, 2019 03:37 PM (F73W5)

Well, being a smart mil-blog, we should tow the line.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 19, 2019 03:39 PM (1CjJc)

435 Bearclaw? Is that his new code name?

I was thinking Moon Moon


Posted by: Ripley at November 19, 2019 03:39 PM (MxEKc)

436 Is it possible this weasel has 2 passports?
And works in US Intel?

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 19, 2019 03:40 PM (w7KSn)

437 I just want to cry and hold Lt. Col. Bearclaw's hand.

Posted by: Richard Simmons at November 19, 2019 03:40 PM (zWYuS)

438 Seems to me bearclaw is lying.

Posted by: Flyover EDKH at November 19, 2019 03:40 PM (Rbu5d)

439 New nood

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at November 19, 2019 03:40 PM (754s8)

440 Maybe I've been lucky and missed them but I haven't seen the resident trolls around today.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 19, 2019 03:40 PM (Uu+Jp)

441 Stuck in a meeting that I have little to contribute on.



What else am I supposed to do?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies


I find that farting loudly and proudly works well to move things along.

Posted by: Eric Swallwell at November 19, 2019 03:40 PM (T6t7i)

442 That entire Strzok doc needs its own post. In a normal world it would be the lead on every newscast.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:41 PM (CQ3Qb)

443 Lord have mercy. We're being lorded over by the mental midgetry...

Posted by: Builder Berg at November 19, 2019 03:41 PM (+Yu7u)

444 Volker and Morrison up

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Posted by: wth at November 19, 2019 03:41 PM (v0R5T)

445


Lt Col Swalllwelll, why did you let a huge fart on tv?

I WAS DOING MY JOB.

Posted by: E buzz the Reverend at November 19, 2019 03:41 PM (qT7Ml)

446 Keeping up the struggle for a Ginger Homeland

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at November 19, 2019 03:41 PM (Fxgkp)

447 And then Hildawg had the nerve to claim that she was never given said training as SecState.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (RIvx9)

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She was. She just gave them the dead-eyed stare that lets the underlings know she's bored and doesn't want to be there.


Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM

---

She never got that training. Some staffer signed off on the memo that went into her OPF that said she received the training.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 19, 2019 03:41 PM (JUOKG)

448 Last night my girl gave me the dolphin when I tried to put it in her butt so I grabbed some ice and gave her the blue dolphin

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 19, 2019 03:41 PM (Rw8Ov)

449 I think what he has is either a single loyalty to the unaccountable global administrative state or outright disloyalty to the United States.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 19, 2019 02:45 PM (I2dne)


First one.
I think that is the situation for all of Deep Staters.

Posted by: Flyover EDKH at November 19, 2019 03:42 PM (Rbu5d)

450 Lord have mercy. We're being lorded over by the mental midgetry
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Technically, they're the help.

I mean I have better things to do with my time.

Posted by: Soros at November 19, 2019 03:42 PM (Z3i7y)

451 >>>442 That entire Strzok doc needs its own post. In a normal world it would be the lead on every newscast.

where are you reading it? Like, a good link for me to include

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:43 PM (PbpT7)

452 Are there any serious people at all in the upper ranks of these agencies? The FBI looks like a bunch of self-important incompetent fools. setting up innocents for jail terms and spying on the citizenry. The DOJ should just all be sent off into the wilderness. The State Department looks ridiculous. The CIA looks actually anti-American.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at November 19, 2019 03:43 PM (NVYyb)

453 399 @358 "When did it become Keev, instead of Key-ev?"

Right after the elites decided that only Americans could not give an English name to any foreign place, because that would be piggishly ignorant, but have to imitate a poor speaker of a foreign languge when speaking about any other country. So Peking became "Bayzhhinng" and Nicaragua "Nicchhhharghhua" etc etc.

But they have no problem with France saying "Les Etats Unis" and I'm sure the Chinese don't say "Washington DC" in its correct English pronunciation . --but I suppose we should scream at them to call it by its AMERICAN name.

Its a lack of what Mark Steyn would call "civilizational confidence."
Posted by: xnycpeasant


and yet the same assholes won't call Deutschland by its name

Posted by: x at November 19, 2019 03:44 PM (nFwvY)

454 *finger in ears* La La La La !

This is unpossible, because, again, Jonah Goldberd said on his Remnant p-cast with Matt Continetti that Private Vindman's loyalties are beyond reproach!

He said that mean alt-right types had started that nonsense and luckily The Better Classes have smacked that talking point down.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at November 19, 2019 03:45 PM (xptlg)

455 Lol. Mil blogs also disclosing his location. You know because he has to live in "fear" now of fellow soldiers.

Couldn't be that he just burned all of them with this sellout turncoat shit.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 19, 2019 03:45 PM (F73W5)

456 @431

Are they any more damning than the texts to Page in which he tells her he has a plan to take out Trump?



Because you couldn't get any more damning than that unless Smirk out and out said I'm part of the Deep State coup against the President.


This bulk release of McCabe and Strozk materials strikes me as clerical and reporting deck clearing ahead of the Horowitz report, which will put a button on this whole affair.


And when I say put a button on it I mean, that's it, it's over nothings material is going to happen.


And then the last bit will be whatever Barr/Durham dig up.


Which should/could come out in the spring?


Maybe, who knows, and at this point...


Does it really matter anymore?

Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 19, 2019 03:45 PM (h/bx2)

457 307
that is just rumor, of course



though it is a well-traveled rumor



and it's said "everyone knows," which is part of the reason Kellyanne leaks to the press. She knows they have something on her.



all rumor -- cannot confirm.

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:22 PM (PbpT7)
________


Which Apex Male in D.C. could possibly be banging her?


I keed, I keed ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 19, 2019 03:46 PM (7nCt8)

458 where are you reading it? Like, a good link for me to include

Posted by: ace at November 19, 2019 03:43 PM (PbpT7)

I posted it in the next thread

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 19, 2019 03:46 PM (CQ3Qb)

459 Nope, it's sadder than that. Gene has said who his alter-ego was, which is why he gave the character his middle name.
Gene's full name was Eugene Wesley Roddenberry.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 19, 2019 02:50 PM (Kpl3J)

That IS sad.

Posted by: Flyover EDKH at November 19, 2019 03:46 PM (Rbu5d)

460 As near as I can tell, lying to Congress is allowed by any objective standard.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 19, 2019 03:47 PM (r+sAi)

461 Are there any serious people at all in the upper ranks of these agencies?
========
Well, its just a question of what they are serious about, isn't it.

I mean the FBI/DOJ will put you in jail.

The state department will broker wonderfully complicated financing/hostile takeover schemes.

Its just that none of these things is done to serve the United States of America, per se.

Not to be overly technical.

Posted by: Soros at November 19, 2019 03:47 PM (AC1ey)

462 Stuck in a meeting that I have little to contribute on.

What else am I supposed to do?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


I hate when that happens.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:47 PM (ob5xJ)

463 As near as I can tell, lying to Congress is allowed by any objective standard.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk


Only if you are a dem.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 19, 2019 03:48 PM (ob5xJ)

464 I don't think even non-dems are dinged for lying to congress.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 19, 2019 03:53 PM (r+sAi)

465 Color me naive. What's to stop the Senate leadership from looking into the camera and informing Schifty that in the Senate chamber the whistleblower will be put under a microscope for the nation to judge for themselves. Or is Schifty going to be in charge there?

Posted by: Sock Monkey...some day over the rainbow at November 19, 2019 03:55 PM (+5iMQ)

466 A question I really want to hear the answer to is: Was Lt. Col. Bearclaw
on the #Resistance secret comms listserv? Was Ciaramella?

Was Brennan?




OK, now can we call them all traitors? Because this is really starting to look like treason.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 19, 2019 02:59 PM (HaL55)

Yes.
But I think it's been obvious for a long while.

Posted by: Flyover EDKH at November 19, 2019 03:55 PM (Rbu5d)

467 LMAO @TJM

Go for the turkey.

Posted by: creeper at November 19, 2019 03:59 PM (fE1wp)

468 380 And then Hildawg had the nerve to claim that she was never given said training as SecState.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 19, 2019 03:29 PM (RIvx9)
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Don't even get me going on her mishandling of classified information. Also, after she said that they found her briefing papers with her signature on them.

Posted by: bluebell at November 19, 2019 03:31 PM (aXucN)

I said at the time, that's what her staff is FOR. I honestly wouldn't expect most VIPs to take the time to figure out the details or pay attention to most briefings any more than they took the time to figure out how to work the copy maker. Yes, it's LAZY but it's not a big deal. I don't blame her for that.

I BLAME her for expecting her staff to get her around what they should have been making sure she did. That's not by accident. That's Her, the first time a staffer says "we need to follow this procedure" slapping the staffer down instead of saying "thanks" for keeping track of sh*t.

Posted by: Synova at November 19, 2019 04:00 PM (BD/yx)

469 Republicans need to stop pussy footing around and pretending like this bullshit of 'protecting the whistleblower' is legitimate.

Announce his fucking name and dare Schiff to do something about it. Enough with this hiding behind it.

Announce in your opening statement 'ERIC CIARAMELLA IS THE LEAKER HIDING BEHIND WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS"

Posted by: DudeAbiding at November 19, 2019 04:36 PM (Y7Ajm)

470 The idea that the whistleblower is uniquely in danger but no one else testifying on national tv on behalf of the coup has anything to worry about is ridiculous. Why on earth is everyone going along with this charade?

Posted by: Tommy V at November 19, 2019 04:44 PM (GCivW)

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