New Virginia AG Jason Miyares Fires Two Virginia University Lawyers, One of Them Currently Serving as... Head Investigator of the January 6 Committee

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68 This guy's awesome.

Heard him a week or two ago on Glenn Beck's radio show; he's also eliminating and banning any state contracts that involve Blackrock as well as any financial institutions that employ those ESG (Environmental, Social, Governmental) initiatives -- the Marxist West's version of Chinese Social Credit scoring and control ... but mostly control.
Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it.


Christopher F. Rufo
@realchrisrufo

BREAKING: Glenn Youngkin has opened an anonymous tip line for parents to report schools for teaching critical race theory in violation of his executive order. Email: helpeducation@governor.virginia.gov.

This guy's clearing house.

Now this isn't as bold as it seems. Apparently the in-house counsel at the state's universities is appointed by the AG, and as the previous ones were appointed by leftwing blackface enthusiast Mark Herring, of course Miyares can, and should, replace them with counsel he prefers.

I do like getting rid of this very political operator Tim Heaphy first.


Virginia's new Republican attorney general has fired lawyers for two large public universities, his office said, marking more significant changes by Jason Miyares while ascending to his new job.

Tim Heaphy, counsel for the University of Virginia, and George Mason University counsel Brian Walther have been let go, Miyares spokeswoman Victoria LaCivita told The Washington Post. School counsel within Virginia's public colleges and universities are appointed by the attorney general.

Heaphy, who with UVA also confirmed his removal, worked at the school for about three years. He was on leave from the job to work as the top investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol, the newspaper said.

This is the Washington Times, but they're picking up an article from the AP. Still, they should have edited the AP's stupid Media Faction insistence on calling the January 6th incident the "insurrection."

The media is all rotten.


LaCivita said Heaphy's firing had nothing to do with that investigative role. Rather, she said in a statement, Heaphy was a "controversial" hire and Miyares' Democratic predecessor, Mark Herring, had "excluded many qualified internal candidates when he brought in this particular university counsel."

"Our decision was made after reviewing the legal decisions made over the last couple of years," LaCivita said. "The Attorney General wants the university counsel to return to giving legal advice based on law, and not the philosophy of a university. We plan to look internally first for the next lead counsel."

I don't know what "the philosophy of the university" means. I imagine it has something to do with CRT, free expression, or affirmative action admissions -- some issues where the law suggest the university must not do something, but where the "philosophy of the university" says that they want to anyway, and Heaphy has been just telling them "Then go with your heart!"

LaCivita didn't say if Miyares would continue firing all of the Democrat lawyers. One hopes.

By the way, Heaphy had previously conducted an "indepedent investigation" of the "Unite the Right" rally, apparently for the City of Charlottesville.

Heaphy made this announcement when he signed on to be Adam Schiff's shyster:

"Like all Americans, I watched the events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol with surprise and disappointment," he said in a statement. "My role as Chief Investigative Counsel to the Select Committee gives me an opportunity to help find out what led to those events and what we need to do to ensure they do not recur. I thank Attorney General Mark Herring and President Jim Ryan for giving me the opportunity to take a leave of absence from my current role as University Counsel to assume this responsibility. I am fortunate that I can take on this temporary assignment with the assurance of a return to a job and a place that I love."

Herring granted the leave of absence but Miyares didn't. So... bye.

Speaking of that lawless January 6 investigation, Glenn Greenwald writes:

In its ongoing attempt to investigate and gather information about private U.S. citizens, the Congressional 1/6 Committee is claiming virtually absolute powers that not even the FBI or other law enforcement agencies enjoy. Indeed, lawyers for the committee have been explicitly arguing that nothing proscribes or limits their authority to obtain data regarding whichever citizens they target and, even more radically, that the checks imposed on the FBI (such as the requirement to obtain judicial authorization for secret subpoenas) do not apply to the committee.

As we have previously reported and as civil liberties groups have warned, there are serious constitutional doubts about the existence of the committee itself. Under the Constitution and McCarthy-era Supreme Court cases interpreting it, the power to investigate crimes lies with the executive branch, supervised by the judiciary, and not with Congress. Congress does have the power to conduct investigations, but that power is limited to two narrow categories: 1) when doing so is designed to assist in its law-making duties (e.g., directing executives of oil companies to testify when considering new environmental laws) and 2) in order to exert oversight over the executive branch.

What Congress is barred from doing, as two McCarthy-era Supreme Court cases ruled, is exactly what the 1/6 committee is now doing: conducting a separate, parallel criminal investigation in order to uncover political crimes committed by private citizens. Such powers are dangerous precisely because Congress's investigative powers are not subject to the same safeguards as the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. And just as was true of the 1950s House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that prompted those Supreme Court rulings, the 1/6 committee is not confining its invasive investigative activities to executive branch officials or even citizens who engaged in violence or other illegality on January 6, but instead is investigating anyone and everyone who exercised their Constitutional rights to express views about and organize protests over their belief that the 2020 presidential election contained fraud. Indeed, the committee's initial targets appear to be taken from the list of those who applied for protest permits in Washington: a perfectly legal, indeed constitutionally protected, act.

This abuse of power is not merely abstract. The Congressional 1/6 Committee has been secretly obtaining private information about American citizens en masse: telephone records, email logs, internet and browsing history, and banking transactions. And it has done so without any limitations or safeguards: no judicial oversight, no need for warrants, no legal limitations of any kind.

Although I agree with the spirit of Greenwald's rhetoric here, I have to say that he's mostly writing about what he wishes the law were than what it actually is.

Congress' power to investigate is nowhere named in the Constitution, but it is thought (or claimed) to exist because it would be needed to carry out two functions that are noted, its power to create laws, and its powers to provide oversight to the executive branch of government. As he says, then, its power to investigate -- assuming it exists in the first place -- must be confined to those two objects. It has no general right to investigate. It is not a Legislative Grand Jury.

But, that said, as a practical matter, Congress can frame any abusive investigation by claiming that maybe their probe will turn up information that may assist it in writing a new law. Courts have been very deferential to Congress in these matters. See this link for a general digest.

Courts have been particularly deferential to Congress' implied power to investigate in cases of... claims of sedition.

Although Sinclair and McGrain involved inquiries into the activities and dealings of private persons, these activities and dealings were in connection with property belonging to the United States Government, so that it could hardly be said that the inquiries concerned the merely personal or private affairs of any individual. But, where the business, and the conduct of individuals are subject to congressional regulation, there exists the power of inquiry, and in practice the areas of any individual's life immune from inquiry are probably fairly limited. "In the decade following World War II, there appeared a new kind of congressional inquiry unknown in prior periods of American history. Principally this was the result of the various investigations into the threat of subversion of the United States Government, but other subjects of congressional interest also contributed to the changed scene. This new phase of legislative inquiry involved a broad-scale intrusion into the lives and affairs of private citizens." Because Congress clearly has the power to legislate to protect the nation and its citizens from subversion, espionage, and sedition, it also has the power to inquire into the existence of the dangers of domestic or foreign-based subversive activities in many areas of American life, including education, labor and industry, and political activity.

...

It is difficult in fact to conceive of areas into which congressional inquiry might not be carried, which is not the same, of course, as saying that the exercise of the power is unlimited.

One limitation on the power of inquiry that the cases have discussed concerns the contention that congressional investigations often have no legislative purpose but rather are aimed at achieving results through "exposure" of disapproved persons and activities: "We have no doubt," wrote Chief Justice Warren, "that there is no congressional power to expose for the sake of exposure."

That's kind of saying "We assume there's an outer edge to the universe. Somewhere. Maybe."

Although some Justices, always in dissent, have attempted to assert limitations in practice based upon this concept, the majority of Justices have adhered to the traditional precept that courts will not inquire into legislators' motives but will look only to the question of power. "So long as Congress acts in pursuance of its constitutional power, the Judiciary lacks authority to intervene on the basis of the motives which spurred the exercise of that power."

Ah, I agree with him that we're using McCarthy-era commie-hunting precedents -- which I bet no leftwinger would claim are still valid in any other context -- to uphold the validity of this kangaroo court, and that sure seems like it should be out-of-bounds, but I don't think it would be found to be such.

I also have observed the behavior of judges ruling on the political prisoners of January 6, and they seem, to a man -- including the Republican appointees -- to be acting as the Praetors of the Deep State, ruthlessly meting out cruel and unusual punishments to any possible challengers to the order that signs their checks.

They all seem to be showing signs of serious, personal conflict of interest, where the conflict of interest is "I'm afraid that someone is going to disrupt my phony-baloney job, and I'm eager to destroy these people to make sure no one else ever even thinks about protesting near me again."

Exit Question: Muh, muh, muh...

MUH NORMZZZZ....!

Posted by: Ace at 03:39 PM




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1 Now...target Richmond's voting apparatus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 03:38 PM (LvTSG)

2 I read that as instigator, not investigator.

Posted by: InCali at January 25, 2022 03:40 PM (qtAg8)

3 Take as long as you want, you're fired.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 25, 2022 03:41 PM (todmg)

4 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Death Sucks at January 25, 2022 03:43 PM (Zz0t1)

5 How it should be done.

You come in, you clean house. AT ALL LEVELS.

Posted by: Sponge - Death Sucks at January 25, 2022 03:43 PM (Zz0t1)

6
If only Trump had fired Rosenstein...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at January 25, 2022 03:43 PM (kiJ/2)

7 McCarthy was right, the entire government is infested with commies, and has been for decades.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 25, 2022 03:43 PM (jTmQV)

8 "gives me an opportunity to help find out what led to those events and what we need to do to ensure they do not recur."


May I suggest - not allowing an election to be stolen?

Posted by: Thomas Paine at January 25, 2022 03:44 PM (5kI0z)

9 And so it begins.

Posted by: ... at January 25, 2022 03:44 PM (inbAL)

10 "legal advice based on law"

That sounds, I dunno, insurrection-ish, or something. I mean, no emoting and propagandizing and social engineering, just, you know, law? Geez.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 03:44 PM (OTzUX)

11 I don't know what "the philosophy of the university" means. I imagine it has something to do with CRT, free expression, or affirmative action admissions -- some issues where the law suggest the university must not do something, but where the "philosophy of the university" says that they want to anyway, and Heaphy has been just telling them "Then go with your heart!"
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I think that's the practical side of it. They do a bunch of shady shit that is likely illegal through their devotion things like sex and race preferences, buying and selling admissions, etc. They likely use their counsel to help provide air cover.

On another front, though, I think that statement is intended to humiliate the school and it probably worked. "The Attorney General wants the university counsel to return to giving legal advice based on law, and not the philosophy of a university" also implies very strongly the statement, "you're a bunch of irresponsible, vague, vain, deceitful morons and now daddy has to hire a babysitter for you."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 03:44 PM (DU+/6)

12 Don't forget your coffee cup.

Posted by: wth at January 25, 2022 03:44 PM (v0R5T)

13 Dem Rep Jim Cooper of Tennessee will not seek re-election. That makes 29.

Posted by: SMOD at January 25, 2022 03:44 PM (RHGPo)

14 Fire All They Asses.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 25, 2022 03:44 PM (a5d7/)

15
So far, I've been liking this dude. I wish there were more knouting involved. But this is a promising start. If he keeps it up, he'll be the most reviled man in Virginia, and that's a got-danged honor.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 25, 2022 03:44 PM (Cf/uA)

16 If only Trump had fired Rosenstein...
Posted by: Soothsayer -- at January 25, 2022 03:43 PM (kiJ/2)

Out of a cannon

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 25, 2022 03:44 PM (M+Lyo)

17 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 25, 2022 03:45 PM (arJlL)

18 DA FUQ is wrong with this guy? We just campaign to be tough. Once in office we just take 5% off whatever Dems want and call it a great victory. He is totally fucking our shit up.
- GOP

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 03:45 PM (OalnH)

19 If only Trump had fired Rosenstein...
Posted by: Soothsayer -- at January 25, 2022 03:43 PM (kiJ/2)

___

And about 1000 other people....on Jan 21, 2017.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 03:46 PM (OalnH)

20 "legal advice based on law"

Philistine! How dare you!?!? We demand you validate our feels!!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 25, 2022 03:46 PM (Vxu+H)

21 One limitation on the power of inquiry that the cases have discussed concerns the contention that congressional investigations often have no legislative purpose but rather are aimed at achieving results through "exposure" of disapproved persons and activities: "We have no doubt," wrote Chief Justice Warren, "that there is no congressional power to expose for the sake of exposure."

That's kind of saying "We assume there's an outer edge to the universe. Somewhere. Maybe."

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Good description. Despite that, the Jan 6 committee may not even be harmful to anyone but the ones perpetrating it. That committee has demonstrated just how big a stupid mess the congress is. It certainly isn't earning them any respect. That doesn't make it right.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 03:46 PM (DU+/6)

22 How in the wide wide world of sports is divining "motivation" ever *any* part of *anything* the judiciary does, when assessing constitutionality or legality of executive actions (it's only legitimate, mostly clerk-level, function)?

It doesn't seem to be the major pathology in the mess the judiciary has become, but it's an opportunistic infection at least (see some idiot district court judge presuming to assess Trump's "motives" when simply exercising routine unquestioned authority on national security and admissions to the country).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 03:46 PM (OTzUX)

23 Erections have consequences.

Posted by: Bob Dole at January 25, 2022 03:46 PM (todmg)

24 Thanks to Chairman Thompson and Rep Cheney, Chair Of The Holy Office Of The Inquisition, we are proud to announce the new Congressional Investigation Facility in the basement of the Capital. We will operate 24/7/365 there and have full and complete inquisition facilities. No prisoners will be purposefully executed in the facility, we promise.

Posted by: New Chief Counsel Larry Beria at January 25, 2022 03:47 PM (QxRcD)

25 It doesn't seem to be the major pathology in the mess the judiciary has become, but it's an opportunistic infection at least (see some idiot district court judge presuming to assess Trump's "motives" when simply exercising routine unquestioned authority on national security and admissions to the country).
Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 03:46 PM (OTzUX)
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They rule as kings.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 03:47 PM (DU+/6)

26 Norms status? Restored.

Posted by: steevy at January 25, 2022 03:47 PM (CYnTg)

27 Man crush on this AG.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 03:47 PM (GYllL)

28 18 DA FUQ is wrong with this guy? We just campaign to be tough. Once in office we just take 5% off whatever Dems want and call it a great victory. He is totally fucking our shit up.
- GOP
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 03:45 PM (OalnH)

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That's what's so curious about it.

AG and Gov are elected separately on different tickets, so the AG, a Cuban by birth and apparently the kind of conservative lawyer we dream of and are wary of at the same time, is free to run his office as conservatively as he wants.

What's weird is Youngkin, former CEO of The Carlyle Group, going along with it all. You don't become CEO of that place by being a populist out to wreck decrepit institutions, and yet he's out there causing trouble. It's possible that the GOPe outside of Mitch McConnell has actually learned something from Trump and is, quite possibly, scared of the base for the first time in decades.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (LvTSG)

29 Afternoon, Boss.

I just noticed the "Absent Friends" section on the mainpage. The last several weeks have been really rough for me. I haven't been able to look at the HQ without coming unglued. This helped a lot. The tears still start but at least they don't fall.

Thank you.

Posted by: creeper at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (cTCuP)

30 I knew a guy who got hired just to fire people. A company was going bust and needed to downsize in an emergency fashion. Hired this lawyer I know, and made him a VP. Sat him in an office and all day long people came in one at a time. He said "have a seat", as soon as their butt hit the chair, "you're fired" Then he gave them a separation agreement to sign. By the afternoon people were just refusing to come into his office. I guess they got escorted out and had to sign for their effects later. He wasn't a real warm personality either.

Posted by: its not going to be pretty at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (j+TFv)

31 More! More!

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (2JoB8)

32 This is what competency and balls looks like. It's courage that will save the republic.

Whomever the next Republican presidential candidate will be, better be able to prove his bona fides in getting rid of every appointed official and person who serves at the pleasure of the president. Day one. Not "the first 100 days" or a year.

In fact, maybe the people running for Congress should articulate what they are going to do with their oversight power.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (VpIIl)

33 Now, lets sit back and watch how their economy starts rebounding at rapid rates and their employment rate drops to 1/2 the national level within 6 months.

Posted by: Sponge - Death Sucks at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (Zz0t1)

34 It's not like those guys will be out of a high paying job for long. I'd bet the under on two months. Some Dem group will hire them and get them back on the payroll.

Posted by: NC Ref at January 25, 2022 03:49 PM (RAodA)

35 Erections have consequences.
Posted by: Bob Dole at January 25, 2022 03:46 PM (todmg)



Hells yeah they do. A big LOAD of consequence.

Posted by: Peter North at January 25, 2022 03:49 PM (Zz0t1)

36 If I was a smart Republican congress critter, I would start listing all of the investigations of dirty Democrat shenanigans that I plan to start scrutinizing via J6 style committee after the mid-term elections are completed.

I would definitely point out to all of the banks, phone companies, and internet servers that are currently giving up private data without a valid warrant, that the precedent they are establishing will certainly be applied going forward. Failure to comply will result in jail sentences on contempt charges for recalcitrant CEOs.

Hopefully that will quash Pelosi's current illegal fishing activities, but sometimes you have to pull your little sister's hair to make her understand that it hurts!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 25, 2022 03:49 PM (tkyK5)

37
If only Trump had fired Rosenstein...
Posted by: Soothsayer -- at January 25, 2022 03:43 PM (kiJ/2)

Whack-a-mole.

Posted by: Golfman at January 25, 2022 03:49 PM (UH8LN)

38 Didn't he sack his divershitty panel as well.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 25, 2022 03:49 PM (todmg)

39 Ah, I agree with him that we're using McCarthy-era commie-hunting precedents -- which I bet no leftwinger would claim are still valid in any other context -- to uphold the validity of this kangaroo court, and that sure seems like it should be out-of-bounds, but I don't think it would be found to be such.

I also have observed the behavior of judges ruling on the political prisoners of January 6, and they seem, to a man -- including the Republican appointees -- to be acting as the Praetors of the Deep State, ruthlessly meting out cruel and unusual punishments to any possible challengers to the order that signs their checks.

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Because that's what they are. To some degree, Roberts was right that there are no "Republican Judges" or "Democrat Judges." Once those robes go on, almost of them become State Judges.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 03:50 PM (DU+/6)

40 Constitution is dead.

Right to privacy is gone. When Congress can get any record they want, with no real reason except... shut up!...

And when you can't even control what is put into your own body? (note, Vax mandate was not cancelled on Right to bodily privacy, but due to the Government not passing the law to make it legal).

When the Government is using a Religious litmus test and deciding IF you are religious enough in a big enough religion to get a covid shot exemption?

Our Rights are no longer rights, they are privileges, at best.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 25, 2022 03:50 PM (oHd/0)

41 Dem leaders begging the retiring shitbirds not to leave. LOL

I wonder if Madonna will offer her services to them?

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 03:50 PM (GYllL)

42 This guy's clearing house.
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This guy for PRESIDENT!

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 03:50 PM (XHhHI)

43 lolgf

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (URNdm)

44 Because that's what they are. To some degree, Roberts was right that there are no "Republican Judges" or "Democrat Judges." Once those robes go on, almost of them become State Judges.
And you can say the same thing about congress critters, police officers etc etc

Posted by: steevy at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (CYnTg)

45 I think we always knew that the protestations of free speech or against government action on the part of the left was always with the understanding that that only was their opinion as long as they were not the man at the wheel. At least it seems pretty fucking obvious in hindsight.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (f4mjo)

46 I thought the first person he appointed was CRT friendly......

Posted by: Sponge - Death Sucks at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (Zz0t1)

47 guess they got escorted out and had to sign for their effects later. He wasn't a real warm personality either.
Posted by: its not going to be pretty

The Jimmy Hoffa method of management. Get rid of everyone that needs to let go asap. Don't drag it out because if you do that, the folks that are left wonder, am I next? And their work will show it.

Of course, that's how they got rid of Jimmy too - so there's that.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (mD/uy)

48 So we're really back to McCarthy-ism and two supreme court rulings that put a stop to it.

Now - let's roll that shiz back up in fresh release and put a stop to all the J6 nonsense toot sweet.

Posted by: BifBewalski (IJES/) - at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (IJES/)

49 I think I would have preferred to be living in the Soviet Union or Eastern Block countries in 1988 than in America in 2022.

At least things were starting to collapse and the countries became more or less free. We are no longer free and heading towards totalitarian one party rule.

I guess we can still buy Levis, so there is that.

Posted by: Czech Chick at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (d3Uto)

50 What's weird is Youngkin, former CEO of The Carlyle Group, going along with it all. You don't become CEO of that place by being a populist out to wreck decrepit institutions, and yet he's out there causing trouble. It's possible that the GOPe outside of Mitch McConnell has actually learned something from Trump and is, quite possibly, scared of the base for the first time in decades.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (LvTSG)
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Or they're making some big noise and firing and taking some known-popular actions to make a big splash before quietly returning to form after securing some gains in the Autumn.

I don't know. I'm just a cynic.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (DU+/6)

51 I also have observed the behavior of judges ruling on the political prisoners of January 6, and they seem, to a man -- including the Republican appointees -- to be acting as the Praetors of the Deep State, ruthlessly meting out cruel and unusual punishments to any possible challengers to the order that signs their checks.
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Because that's what they are. To some degree, Roberts was right that there are no "Republican Judges" or "Democrat Judges." Once those robes go on, almost of them become State Judges.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 03:50 PM (DU+/6)

You work for who pays you. The Federal Government pays Federal Judges, not 'we the people'.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (oHd/0)

52 Hi creeper!

Keep on creepin'.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 25, 2022 03:52 PM (tkyK5)

53 Hiya creeper !

Posted by: JT at January 25, 2022 03:52 PM (arJlL)

54 Relevant details would be:

* which/how many Dem House retirees are from "safe" (uncompetitive) districts?

* how many Rep House retirees are there from "safe" districts (several Reps also retiring, it's normal)?

Not much so-what until those numbers are toted up.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 25, 2022 03:52 PM (OTzUX)

55
Ace: Courts have been particularly deferential to Congress' implied power to investigate in cases of... claims of sedition.

Aren't there some Federalist Papers that argue for/against the remedy for "factions."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at January 25, 2022 03:52 PM (kiJ/2)

56 This is investigating for political campaigning purposes. it's a joke.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 25, 2022 03:53 PM (UuD2k)

57 Military personnel in that group as well...

Posted by: steevy at January 25, 2022 03:53 PM (CYnTg)

58 Erections have consequences.
Posted by: Bob Dole

What's all this I hear about Presidential erections?


Oh. . . . nevermind!

Posted by: Zombie Emily Latella at January 25, 2022 03:53 PM (mD/uy)

59 legal advice based on law"
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Well I think my legal advice is beyond the law, it is aspirational in nature. Designed to help the university evolve and transcend the boundaries of tradition and common rules, tethered to a racist, jingoistic, close minded historicity. March forward to progress comrades. Wait strike that last part ---

Posted by: This has been of the office of University Transformational Legal Counseling at January 25, 2022 03:54 PM (LsFcE)

60 I like the idea of some sort of security review.

Fire everybody in government, and make them re-apply, and pass a background investigation for continued employment. There is no constitutional right to overthrow the gubbmint and that other shit. These people are, to be kind, simply saboteurs and arsonists. Root them out. Go all Andy Jackson on their ass. Do it. Do it Now.

Way, WAY too many spies, communists, vegetarians, fruitarians, sandal wearers and assorted fruits and nuts in government.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 03:54 PM (043pn)

61 >>By the way, Heaphy had previously conducted an "indepedent investigation" of the "Unite the Right" rally, apparently for the City of Charlottesville.


Ah, so he's the frame up guy.
Unite the Right was false flag, and so was 1/6.
Part of the DNC-IC inner circle.
Good riddance!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 25, 2022 03:54 PM (URNdm)

62 What's weird is Youngkin, former CEO of The Carlyle Group, going along with it all. You don't become CEO of that place by being a populist out to wreck decrepit institutions, and yet he's out there causing trouble.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (LvTSG)

I suppose it's possible he's trying to get the system to work as originally designed, and losing sight of how it is supposed to currently work from decades of politicians that have re-designed it in their favor.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 25, 2022 03:54 PM (fs1hN)

63 This abuse of power is not merely abstract. The Congressional 1/6 Committee has been secretly obtaining private information about American citizens en masse: telephone records, email logs, internet and browsing history, and banking transactions. And it has done so without any limitations or safeguards: no judicial oversight, no need for warrants, no legal limitations of any kind.
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And how are they getting all that information? If I had to guess, they're picking up the phone and calling AT&T and Verizon and Google and the like to get it. And those outfits could - and rightly should - demand a warrant or a subpoena. But as we learned in the Bush 43 and Obama administrations, they never ever do.

All the "safeguards" in the world don't amount to dick if everyone on all sides of the transaction (except the guy being railroaded, of course) and in every stage of the operation ignores them. Not even the liability matters because the State Judge will be sure to help make your lawsuit go away.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 03:54 PM (DU+/6)

64 50 Or they're making some big noise and firing and taking some known-popular actions to make a big splash before quietly returning to form after securing some gains in the Autumn.

I don't know. I'm just a cynic.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 03:51 PM (DU+/6)

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That they feel the need to make a splash at all is what's fascinating.

I don't except Youngkin to be conservative warrior extraordinaire in another year. Enough red meat to the base to convince them that stuff is going on before just retiring to failure theater and backroom deals.

But that sort of shit usually starts before day 1.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 03:54 PM (LvTSG)

65
The Party of Bowe Bergdahl and Bradley Manning...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at January 25, 2022 03:54 PM (kiJ/2)

66 A State Department official confirmed that Richard Nephew, known as the architect of sanctions on Tehran, had stepped down as U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Iran after urging a tougher stance on nuclear talks.

At the same time, the Wall Street Journal reported that two other negotiators had stepped aside from their positions because they wanted a harder negotiating position.

Waltz joined their call on Tuesday by urging Biden to return to his predecessor Donald Trump's "policy of maximum pressure" against Tehram's regime.

"It's good to see some officials recognize when diplomacy gets too desperate and begins to really put American national security at risk," the Florida Republican said.

Posted by: SMOD at January 25, 2022 03:54 PM (RHGPo)

67 The vax passport, medical privacy, and due process issues show that most of what the ACLU was fighting for was always blasphemy, sodomy, and abortion. Their virtuous sounding doctrines were never the point.

Posted by: trev006 at January 25, 2022 03:55 PM (Eqkqm)

68 This guy's awesome.

Heard him a week or two ago on Glenn Beck's radio show; he's also eliminating and banning any state contracts that involve Blackrock as well as any financial institutions that employ those ESG (Environmental, Social, Governmental) initiatives -- the Marxist West's version of Chinese Social Credit scoring and control ... but mostly control.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 03:57 PM (U49B9)

69 President Trump, when he wins 2024, should cut the federal workforce by 12.5% each year for 4 years.

50% reduction and no one would miss them.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 25, 2022 03:57 PM (a5d7/)

70 68 This guy's awesome.

Heard him a week or two ago on Glenn Beck's radio show; he's also eliminating and banning any state contracts that involve Blackrock as well as any financial institutions that employ those ESG (Environmental, Social, Governmental) initiatives -- the Marxist West's version of Chinese Social Credit scoring and control ... but mostly control.
Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 03:57 PM (U49B9)

========

He gonna monitor, investigate, and prosecute any wrongdoing that happen in the elections held in Richmond this November?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 03:58 PM (LvTSG)

71 The vax passport, medical privacy, and due process issues show that most of what the ACLU was fighting for was always blasphemy, sodomy, and abortion. Their virtuous sounding doctrines were never the point.
Posted by: trev006

At my last HS reunion, one, and only one, former classmate introduced himself along with his preferred pronouns. As lefty as they come.

Why yes, he is an 'activist' working for the ACLU. How did you know?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 25, 2022 03:58 PM (mD/uy)

72 When the Government is using a Religious litmus test and deciding IF you are religious enough in a big enough religion to get a covid shot exemption?
==
The church of the flying spaghetti monster can get a tax exemption. How anyone who asks for a religious exemption from the shot, is denied a religious exemption by some bureaucrat or judge, is truly Kafka novel level absurdity.

Posted by: When you think about it . . . at January 25, 2022 03:58 PM (DEWv7)

73 They are going to use the 'latest' covid scare to control/disrupt the upcoming elections.

Posted by: Braenyard saying, welcome to the new Cold War at January 25, 2022 03:58 PM (SHylA)

74 That Dick Sucking Drag Queen and Her Transgender Department of Education are now vacillating on their lie about the mash mandate order being stayed.

There is no such stay, and they knew it last nigh when they said there was.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 03:58 PM (VpIIl)

75 "what the ACLU was fighting for was always blasphemy, sodomy, and abortion. Their virtuous sounding doctrines were never the point."


In fairness to us, if there was more sodomy, there'd be fewer abortions.

Posted by: ACLU at January 25, 2022 03:58 PM (FJYfm)

76
50% reduction and no one would miss them.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 25, 2022 03:57 PM (a5d7/)



Then the drain on federal resources like welfare and other funds because they're talent free and have no skills.

Posted by: Sponge - Death Sucks at January 25, 2022 03:59 PM (Zz0t1)

77 Tom Cotton aggressively not getting it on so many levels.

Sad.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 25, 2022 03:59 PM (u0rFt)

78 Constitution is dead.

Right to privacy is gone. When Congress can get any record they want, with no real reason except... shut up!...
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They're violating the law. The laws says that we are protected against *any* "government authority".

Well, what do we mean when we say "Call the authorities"? We mean call the investigative and prosecutorial legal authorities.

The J6 Star Council is acting as an authority. They are simply making the argument that the law was meant to apply to the executive not the legislative. However, previous court rulings said that Congress is only allowed to subpoena where it concerns 1) fact-finding pertaining to legislation, 2) oversight, confined to employees of the executive branch.

There's a reason why it might not apply to legislators though--when they are doing legislation . Criminal investigation is an executive function, as is arrest and indictment.
(cont)

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 03:59 PM (XHhHI)

79
If you don't want to be investigated then shut up and fall into line.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 04:00 PM (/U27+)

80 President Trump, when he wins 2024, should cut the federal workforce by 12.5% each year for 4 years.

50% reduction and no one would miss them.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 25, 2022 03:57 PM (a5d7/)

Please don't do that to us.

Posted by: PronHub at January 25, 2022 04:00 PM (v0R5T)

81 Trump never got around to firing people.

I think even Establishment GOP squish types like Dubya Bush got rid of more Democrats saboteurs crawling around than Trump did that ran on a "drain the swamp" platform.

Posted by: Blago at January 25, 2022 04:00 PM (+ZkYa)

82
That's what's so curious about it.

AG and Gov are elected separately on different tickets, so the AG, a Cuban by birth and apparently the kind of conservative lawyer we dream of and are wary of at the same time, is free to run his office as conservatively as he wants.

What's weird is Youngkin, former CEO of The Carlyle Group, going along with it all. You don't become CEO of that place by being a populist out to wreck decrepit institutions, and yet he's out there causing trouble. It's possible that the GOPe outside of Mitch McConnell has actually learned something from Trump and is, quite possibly, scared of the base for the first time in decades.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (LvTSG)

You know, every day I'll keep letting you all know that Yoiungkin was NOT the uniparty choice, and that Pete Snyder was put in to try to take him out in a "split the vote" scenario at the convention so a politco (or Snyder) could win...They did not want Amanda Chase or Youngkin winning...

Posted by: Nova local at January 25, 2022 04:01 PM (exHjb)

83 Continued:
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It's clear that 1) Congress is acting in an executive function 2) they don't want the restrictions we put on those functions when they are engaged by people we expect to conduct those functions, 3) they just claim to be exempt--and they get a colluding judge!

The Founders did not want hybrids of branch functions. The Kapital Kops have already claimed to be exempt from oversight because "they are legislative" employees. Now you have the Congressional Star Councils.

If you let messaging politicians hang around too long, you will lose your government.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:01 PM (XHhHI)

84 They should all piled up and burned alive.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (II3Gr)

85 all *be*

Goddammit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (II3Gr)

86 "We assume there's an outer edge to the universe. Somewhere. Maybe."
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The Big Bong Theory, dude. Duuuude. Duuuuuuuuude.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (UHVv4)

87
I just noticed the "Absent Friends" section on the mainpage. The last several weeks have been really rough for me. I haven't been able to look at the HQ without coming unglued. This helped a lot. The tears still start but at least they don't fall.

Thank you.
Posted by: creeper at January 25, 2022 03:48 PM (cTCuP)

Getting on ace's sidebar is now easier than ever!

Posted by: ... at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (fNlzV)

88 86 "We assume there's an outer edge to the universe. Somewhere. Maybe."
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The Big Bong Theory, dude. Duuuude. Duuuuuuuuude.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (UHVv4)

=========

What if there was a car that ran on water, man!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (LvTSG)

89 65
The Party of Bowe Bergdahl and Bradley Manning...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at January 25, 2022 03:54 PM (kiJ/2)

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Not to mention The Rosenbergs.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (U49B9)

90 Trump never got around to firing people.

I think even Establishment GOP squish types like Dubya Bush got rid of more Democrats saboteurs crawling around than Trump did that ran on a "drain the swamp" platform.
Posted by: Blago at January 25, 2022 04:00 PM (+ZkYa)
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He had trouble finding seasoned people to serve if you remember.

So at the last second, he had to accept all these GOP establishment types.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:03 PM (XHhHI)

91 Grand Rear Admiral Levine.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 25, 2022 04:03 PM (todmg)

92 "law", LOL.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (9CuDT)

93 What if there was a car that ran on water, man!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (LvTSG)

Like, I heard there was this dude who actually invented one? But Big Oil and Detroit took him out, man!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (dfRN6)

94 all *be*

Goddammit.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (II3Gr)

I was confused and befuddled until you issued the correction.

Posted by: ... at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (fNlzV)

95 The vax passport, medical privacy, and due process issues show that most of what the ACLU was fighting for was always blasphemy, sodomy, and abortion. Their virtuous sounding doctrines were never the point.
Posted by: trev006 at January 25, 2022 03:55 PM (Eqkqm)
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Their virtuous sounding doctrines were meant to sway the rubes and distract the cynics.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (EZebt)

96 They should all piled up and burned alive.

But only after they've beaten with a tire iron.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (nxdel)

97 An honest court would look at this situation and the facts, then decide this is a grotesque abuse of power by the legislature. There is no basis in law or constitution for the subpoenas they've issued into the records and lives of private citizens. Nor their attempt to compel testimony. The end here is political, not legislative and the proof is what they are doing with both the records and testimony. Their statements and those in league with them in the states would reveal to a simpleton, what their motives are. The courts have willfully disregarded this evidence and we will rue the day, all of us, they gave such tyrannical power to the legislature. Our legislature. The anti-Federalists are proven correct, again.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (VpIIl)

98 "This guy's clearing house."


You impressed by dis guy? You don' know nuthin 'bout macho hard-ass Cubanos, man! Man, I show you how to really clear a house!

Posted by: Tony Montana at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (AMIL/)

99 77 Tom Cotton aggressively not getting it on so many levels.

Sad.
Posted by: Thomas Bender
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I would like to see him replaced.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (GYllL)

100
They should all piled up and burned alive.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (II3Gr)

------

Look... the physical destruction of our ruling class will happen. Not "if" but "when." The places they're headed make it so. Eventually, people will have enough of being starved, jailed and shot arbitrarily, and simply extirpate them root and branch.

My hope is that it happens soon enough that I'll live to see it. I think forty years from now is a solid timeframe for this all to play out to its denouement, and so it's possible that I'll get to see it.

*fingers crossed*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 25, 2022 04:06 PM (Cf/uA)

101 They should all piled up and burned alive.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker.

You may open your attraction next to mine - Skull Mountain.

We'll make a killing!!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 25, 2022 04:06 PM (mD/uy)

102 Their virtuous sounding doctrines were meant to sway the rubes and distract the cynics.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (EZebt)

Sorry I wasn't sure if you were talking about the ACLU or the GOP.

Posted by: ... at January 25, 2022 04:06 PM (fNlzV)

103 A kangaroid court.

Posted by: Eromero at January 25, 2022 04:06 PM (0OP+5)

104 " ...
So at the last second, he had to accept all these GOP establishment types.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:03 PM (XHhHI) "

who all had outstanding credentials and came highly recommended !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 25, 2022 04:07 PM (9CuDT)

105 Jewells45 - how you feeling today?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 25, 2022 04:07 PM (mD/uy)

106 67 The vax passport, medical privacy, and due process issues show that most of what the ACLU was fighting for was always blasphemy, sodomy, and abortion. Their virtuous sounding doctrines were never the point.

Posted by: trev006 at January 25, 2022 03:55 PM (Eqkqm)

++++
And just like BLM, who do not care a whit about hundreds of black people killing each other everyday, including babies, tykes, children - only the small, but exclusive individuals who tangle with the police, and lose. It is disgusting.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 25, 2022 04:07 PM (ANxJY)

107
There's nothing we can do.

Posted by: Cocksucker Crenshaw at January 25, 2022 04:07 PM (kiJ/2)

108 what the ACLU was fighting for was always blasphemy, sodomy, and abortion. Their virtuous sounding doctrines were never the point.

Posted by: trev006
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This guy gets it.

They fought for "liberties" because "Communism is the goal" as one of its founders said. In the same way that Kruschev wanted to "bury" us with "Capitalism", the ACLU wanted to expand the liberties the liberals took with America and contract the liberties of traditionals.

Yes, they stood up for the Nazis, but they did those occasionally so that idea would get in people's heads that they weren't only on one side.

They would defend the KKK and Nazis, but they weren't about to defend the cause of a major voting block that wasn't "progressive".

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:07 PM (XHhHI)

109 He had trouble finding seasoned people to serve if you remember.

So at the last second, he had to accept all these GOP establishment types.


Sessions and Priebus were neither unseasoned nor last second. They were his first choices.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 04:07 PM (nfrXX)

110 Are teachers paid by the locality or the state.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 25, 2022 04:08 PM (todmg)

111 Tonypete! Much better thanks for asking!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 25, 2022 04:08 PM (nxdel)

112 "102 Their virtuous sounding doctrines were meant to sway the rubes and distract the cynics.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (EZebt)

Sorry I wasn't sure if you were talking about the ACLU or the GOP.

Posted by: ... at January 25, 2022 04:06 PM (fNlzV) "


if there was ever a case for The Healing Power of And, this is it !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 25, 2022 04:09 PM (9CuDT)

113 I assumed Trump kept a lot of people around as an enemies closer thing. Like he was going to be sabotaged either way - he figured it should come from those who can be watched.

That was my theory at the time. I don't think it panned out.

The idea that he was hamstrung by the phony investigations from Day 1 still holds some degree of weight. But it was part of the riddle I never figured out completely.

Posted by: ... at January 25, 2022 04:09 PM (fNlzV)

114 So at the last second, he had to accept all these GOP establishment types.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:03 PM (XHhHI) "

who all had outstanding credentials and came highly recommended !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 25, 2022 04:07 PM (9CuDT)


This did surprise me. He ran in large part because he was tired of the business as usual crowd, and their shining example, Jeb! Yet, when push came to shove, he basically took in all the Jeb-types, except Jeb himself (and Mitt, in a way so humiliating that it's still all I think of when I see that double dealing weasel).

Posted by: ACLU at January 25, 2022 04:09 PM (FJYfm)

115 Their virtuous sounding doctrines were meant to sway the rubes and distract the cynics.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (EZebt)
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Another boom.

This is the pattern set out by Marcuse in the 60s. It's all liberty, liberty, liberty until they're set to take away the right of the non-Marxists to speak.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:09 PM (XHhHI)

116 "Elliot, what'd you figure you'd do after public service?"

Posted by: James A. Wells, Ass't US AG at January 25, 2022 04:09 PM (ZSK0i)

117 Trump's record of picking people largely speaks for itself. It sucks.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 04:10 PM (VpIIl)

118 Pelosi made herself the most powerful Speaker of the House in decades. The lawfare is off the charts.

That committee is going to put together oppo dumps on the Dems political opponents and write up a "Report" that will submit everyone they can to the Biden DOJ as a criminal referral.

So, once the GOP wins the House back in the fall, the lawfare will transfer to the executive branch as the DOJ goes to town prosecuting the Dems' political enemies again. Mueller forever.

Posted by: Revenant at January 25, 2022 04:10 PM (T4RS9)

119 23 Erections have consequences.
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Kids?

Posted by: Ciampino at January 25, 2022 04:11 PM (qfLjt)

120 This did surprise me. He ran in large part because he was tired of the business as usual crowd, and their shining example, Jeb! Yet, when push came to shove, he basically took in all the Jeb-types, except Jeb himself (and Mitt, in a way so humiliating that it's still all I think of when I see that double dealing weasel).
Posted by: ACLU at January 25, 2022 04:09 PM (FJYfm)
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Did you realize that far into Trump's term, there were an unprecedented number of offices not filled?

Some of it was the feet-dragging on approvals, no doubt. I think the Republicans are in general stupid enough to have "serious doubts" about what they were hearing about Trump's "Russian connection".

Nothing about the Republican party has ever suggested to me that they were that much brighter--if at all--than Democrats. Occasionally, somebody like Orrin Hatch would impress me with this ability to pierce through the oppositional bullshit.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:12 PM (XHhHI)

121 I fear a GOP Congress simply because they don't have the courage nor temerity to turn this power on their enemies. Democrats know they are cowards, which is why they do it. Their abuse of power is without consequences.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 25, 2022 04:12 PM (VpIIl)

122 Erections have consequences.

You go back to bed, and no worry about our ghost cities!

Posted by: CCP at January 25, 2022 04:13 PM (a3Q+t)

123 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:13 PM (x8kT3)

124 Erections have consequences.
Posted by: Bob Dole

AoS Style Guide insists on the use of "Zombie" to denote a member of the departed...

To wit: Zombie Bob Dole

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 25, 2022 04:14 PM (BgMrQ)

125 The people of Earth deserve to know if their Zod is a crook.

Well, Zod's not a crook.

(Beams smile, flashes double-upraised peace fingers, eats baby)

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:15 PM (x8kT3)

126 I fear a GOP Congress simply because they don't have the courage nor temerity to turn this power on their enemies. Democrats know they are cowards, which is why they do it. Their abuse of power is without consequences.
Posted by: Marcus T

I just flashed a memory of the elf queen in LOTR claiming she would be such a good ruler should Frodo hand her the One Ring to Rule Them All. My abuse of power would be more along the lines of Thunderdome and Helicopters.

Posted by: BifBewalski (IJES/) - at January 25, 2022 04:15 PM (IJES/)

127 ========= What if there was a car that ran on water, man!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:02 PM (LvTSG)
---------------

When they find out how to burn water,
And the gasoline car is gone.
When an airplane flies without any fuel,
And the sunlight heats our home.
One of these days when the air clears up,
And the sun comes shining through.
We'll all be drinking free bubble-up,
And eating that rainbow stew.

Posted by: Braenyard saying, welcome to the new Cold War at January 25, 2022 04:16 PM (SHylA)

128 Jason Miyares learned his political new-broom house-cleaning methods from Donald Trump.

Wait.

Nevermind.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:16 PM (x8kT3)

129 Sessions and Priebus were neither unseasoned nor last second. They were his first choices.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 04:07 PM (nfrXX)
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I didn't say it affected all appointments. It was just very deep into his first year and some of his opponents were ragging about how many offices had not been filled yet.

The swamp did not want to work for Trump.
A number of those who had the ability stabbed Trump in the back.
As a third factor, the people who wanted to work for Trump were thin pickings.

This explained why Page and Papadopoulos were only "foreign policy advisors" for a couple of weeks to a couple months. Those were the guys that would agree to advise Trump.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:16 PM (XHhHI)

130 OT-I'm going to a movie about the election fraud this evening. If I don't post tomorrow, please send someone with bail money.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2022 04:16 PM (k49Sx)

131 Bunch of Asian lawyers just announced lawsuit against DA Chesa Boudin for failing to prosecute crimes against Asian victims.

Mayor Breed bloviating on "public safety" in advance of Chinese New Year.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 04:16 PM (EZebt)

132 By 'firing', he means by a squad... right?

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 25, 2022 04:17 PM (5aWFq)

133 Tom Cotton spends a lot of time in Bentonville...sucking Walmart cock.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 04:17 PM (GYllL)

134 Meant going this evening to a movie about the election fraud last November.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2022 04:17 PM (k49Sx)

135 I think nothing would improve the world more than someone going Vlad the Impaler on the media. That's what I think.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:17 PM (eGTCV)

136 My hope is that it happens soon enough that I'll live to see it. I think forty years from now is a solid timeframe for this all to play out to its denouement, and so it's possible that I'll get to see it.

*fingers crossed*
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 25, 2022 04:06 PM (Cf/uA)


I'm going to have to take better care of myself.

Posted by: Emmie -- no mask, no passport, just classic rock at January 25, 2022 04:17 PM (6RgRK)

137 >>And eating that rainbow stew.

In the big rock can-dy mountain.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:17 PM (x8kT3)

138 I like Gaetz proposal.
At first, if Republicans take the Congress in '22, they were planning on disbanding the J6 committee. Now, he intends to use it and actually, you know, investigate J6. He firmly believes the Fed was behind the whole thing and that is where he wants to dig. I guess this is more in line with what Congress is supposed to be doing.

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 25, 2022 04:17 PM (DB16e)

139 Bunch of Asian lawyers just announced lawsuit against DA Chesa Boudin for failing to prosecute crimes against Asian victims.

Good; I hope the lawsuits coming for that son of a domestic terrorist.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2022 04:18 PM (k49Sx)

140 AoS Style Guide insists on the use of "Zombie" to denote a member of the departed...

To wit: Zombie Bob Dole
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 25, 2022 04:14 PM


In general, the Style Guide recommends the lower-case "zombie".

Also, please note Exception 1.6.5.9.9.2.7 "buzzion".

Thank you.

Posted by: Assistant Associate Editor, AoSHQ Style Guide at January 25, 2022 04:18 PM (a3Q+t)

141 Erection fraud. In the U.S., no less.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:18 PM (x8kT3)

142 Back from a lackluster trip to Lidl

Btw, no fresh chicken in the groceries. Just empty freezer cases.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 04:18 PM (lCui1)

143 This fuck has been on a leave of absence since AUGUST.

If you can take a leave of absence without a replacement for SIX FUCKING MONTHS, then you never provided any value.

Posted by: DudeAbiding at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (Y7Ajm)

144 Twitter reports popping up that OSHA will withdrawn the vax mandate and DOJ will drop the lawsuit about it tomorrow.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (ZGrMX)

145 OT-I'm going to a movie about the election fraud this evening. If I don't post tomorrow, please send someone with bail money.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Just ignore that sticker on the door at the theater stating 'no guns'. You'll still be able to protect yourself from wierdos trying to make a point. BONUS - if you conceal carry, what they don't see/know sure as hades won't hurt them.

Posted by: BifBewalski (IJES/) - at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (IJES/)

146 Burl Ives in the Big Rock Candy Mountain. I love that song.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (todmg)

147 Well, Zod's not a crook.

Posted by: ZOD


Settles it for me.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (nfrXX)

148 >>> 96 They should all piled up and burned alive.

But only after they've beaten with a tire iron.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (nxdel)

Jewells Johnson is right!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (llON8)

149 In general, the Style Guide recommends the lower-case "zombie".

Also, please note Exception 1.6.5.9.9.2.7 "buzzion".

Thank you.
Posted by: Assistant Associate Editor, AoSHQ Style Guide at January 25, 2022 04:18 PM (a3Q+t)

Stickler...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (BgMrQ)

150 So, this Glenn Youngkin guy. He wouldn't happen to be a natural born citizen who has attained the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States, would he?

Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (EughT)

151 OT-I'm going to a movie about the election fraud this evening. If I don't post tomorrow, please send someone with bail money.
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park two blocks away and walk the rest of the way. On the way out, make sure no one tails you back to your car. Wear a disguise, wait you'll have a mask on, and don't take your phone with you. If you get something to eat or drink from the concession stand, take the empty cup/wrapper home with you, don't leave them at the theatre. Wear gloves.

Posted by: When you think about it . . . at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (v1tWK)

152 142 Back from a lackluster trip to Lidl

Btw, no fresh chicken in the groceries. Just empty freezer cases.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 25, 2022 04:18 PM (lCui1)

Okay, 3 different locales and 3 different grocery chains in 2 days is a dang trend...it must be that this week's ration cards didn't include fresh chicken for the peasants...

Posted by: Nova local at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (exHjb)

153 >>> 144 Twitter reports popping up that OSHA will withdrawn the vax mandate and DOJ will drop the lawsuit about it tomorrow.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (ZGrMX)

REEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (llON8)

154 I apologize for the vehemence of my negative opinion about the media.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (eGTCV)

155 I am still a little wary of Youngkin (though I am warming to him) but I want to have Miyares manbabies.

This guy gets it.

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (9otr5)

156 Burl Ives was a big, fat Soviet Commie pig-man.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (Cf/uA)

157 How DO you actually fraud an erection?

Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM (5aWFq)

158 Bunch of Asian lawyers just announced lawsuit against DA Chesa Boudin for failing to prosecute crimes against Asian victims.

Using woke against the Soros DA. I like the cut of their jib.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM (ZGrMX)

159 150 So, this Glenn Youngkin guy. He wouldn't happen to be a natural born citizen who has attained the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States, would he?
Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (EughT)

He is...and yes, I think he is eventually thinking higher...as is Miyares, who I know will be thinking higher eventually...

Posted by: Nova local at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM (exHjb)

160 >>150 So, this Glenn Youngkin guy. He wouldn't happen to be a natural born citizen who has attained the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States, would he?
Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (EughT)

Actually, no. Like all consultant-prototypes, he was manufactured in the basement laboratory of Booz Allen Hamilton HQ, Greensboro Dr., Tysons Corner, VA.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM (x8kT3)

161 144 Twitter reports popping up that OSHA will withdrawn the vax mandate and DOJ will drop the lawsuit about it tomorrow.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (ZGrMX)


Scott Adams has been pimping Feb 1 as the day that the COVID collapses here in the US. If they drop the lawsuit he will be right. And insufferable about it.

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (9otr5)

162 Over/under on Youngkin sending the state police to these defiant schools in Fairfax?

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (GYllL)

163 How DO you actually fraud an erection?

A strap-on?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (ZGrMX)

164 I like Gaetz proposal.
At first, if Republicans take the Congress in '22, they were planning on disbanding the J6 committee. Now, he intends to use it and actually, you know, investigate J6. He firmly believes the Fed was behind the whole thing and that is where he wants to dig. I guess this is more in line with what Congress is supposed to be doing.
Posted by: Fool Otto

The Donks howling about abuse of power for the same stuff they themselves are currently doing is gonna be sweet sweet music to my ears.

Posted by: BifBewalski (IJES/) - at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (IJES/)

165 153 >>> 144 Twitter reports popping up that OSHA will withdrawn the vax mandate and DOJ will drop the lawsuit about it tomorrow.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (ZGrMX)

No one read my posts on a thread 3 hours ago mentioning this was what Roberts always wanted and posting the OSHA doc...I now sadz...

Posted by: Nova local at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (exHjb)

166 130 OT-I'm going to a movie about the election fraud this evening. If I don't post tomorrow, please send someone with bail money.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2022 04:16 PM (k49Sx)
-------------

Fenelon running point for NJ and free America.

Fen, make sure someone in the Horde has reciprocal addys so that we may be advised.

Posted by: Braenyard saying, welcome to the new Cold War at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (SHylA)

167 >>> 148 >>> 96 They should all piled up and burned alive.

But only after they've beaten with a tire iron.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (nxdel)

Jewells Johnson is right!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (llON

Hmm, maybe this should also include force-feeding of masks and/or bugs.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (llON8)

168 How DO you actually fraud an erection?
Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM (5aWFq)

Seems impossible to me.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (eGTCV)

169 157 How DO you actually fraud an erection?
Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM (5aWFq)

When the chick drops her pants and she has a dick.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (II3Gr)

170 >>157 How DO you actually fraud an erection?
Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM (5aWFq)

"No...no, wait...I'm not too drunk to fuck! Geez, I *did* walk you home...!"

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (x8kT3)

171 Actually, no. Like all consultant-prototypes, he was manufactured in the basement laboratory of Booz Allen Hamilton HQ, Greensboro Dr., Tysons Corner, VA.
Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM (x8kT3)


Oh lort I took some of my master's classes there.

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (9otr5)

172 Scott Adams has been pimping Feb 1 as the day that the COVID collapses here in the US. If they drop the lawsuit he will be right. And insufferable about it.
Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (9otr5)

So, a day ending in "y"...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (BgMrQ)

173 park two blocks away and walk the rest of the way. On the way out, make sure no one tails you back to your car. Wear a disguise, wait you'll have a mask on, and don't take your phone with you. If you get something to eat or drink from the concession stand, take the empty cup/wrapper home with you, don't leave them at the theatre. Wear gloves.
Posted by: When you think about it . . . at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (v1tWK)
===

No. Bring a sandwich from home.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 04:23 PM (EZebt)

174 My dog must see a liberal on the street.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:23 PM (eGTCV)

175 148 >>> 96 They should all piled up and burned alive.

But only after they've beaten with a tire iron.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 25, 2022 04:05 PM (nxdel)

Jewells Johnson is right!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 25, 2022 04:19 PM (llON

I'm so proud.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 25, 2022 04:23 PM (II3Gr)

176 Posted by: When you think about it . . . at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (v1tWK)

LOL. It sounds too complicated. And I am not walking down a dark highway for what be the equivalent of two blocks.
Thanks for considering my well being though.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2022 04:23 PM (k49Sx)

177 At first, if Republicans take the Congress in '22, they were planning on disbanding the J6 committee. Now, he intends to use it and actually, you know, investigate J6. He firmly believes the Fed was behind the whole thing and that is where he wants to dig. I guess this is more in line with what Congress is supposed to be doing.
Posted by: Fool Otto

Well, the Democrats just won't go along with that!

Up top, Ace in quoting Greenwald, mentioned HUAC. McCarthy was in the Senate, and not part of HUAC.
HUAC was first formed in the 1930's, to look for Nazi - sympathizers in government. The Democrats were all on-board with that; I mean, they got this all started.
After WWII, and especially after 1948 when the Republicans got a majority, they started looking for Reds in the government. And HUAC was looking for Reds in Hollywood. And really, in Hollywood, they were everywhere. In fact, in the 1930's, you HAD to be in the Party if you were in some of the entertainment trade unions.
For more on this, read "Hollywood Party" by Lloyd Billingsley. A really good book on the subject.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Badluck Streak in Dancing School at January 25, 2022 04:24 PM (vcOmj)

178 UVA is my alma mater, but more importantly, a complete left-wing shithole, and I couldn't be happier to see a woke UVA attorney get the axe. More of this, please.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at January 25, 2022 04:24 PM (uaJ1k)

179 Gaetz. This guy also gets it.

Make him Speaker and MTG the chairperson of every single committee.

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 04:24 PM (9otr5)

180 Now this isn't as bold as it seems. Apparently the in-house counsel at the state's universities is appointed by the AG, and as the previous ones were appointed by leftwing blackface enthusiast Mark Herring, of course Miyares can, and should, replace them with counsel he prefers.
________

But Herring is a Democrat, Miyares a Republican. That makes it a violation of all known norms for the latter to get rid of the former's hires.

Don't you guys understand how it works?

Posted by: Eeyore at January 25, 2022 04:24 PM (7X3UV)

181 Oh, now it's the *socks* I'm fumbling.... grrr... well I guess that's better than ALL THE TAGS.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 25, 2022 04:24 PM (llON8)

182 How DO you actually fraud an erection?
Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM


Virtually all of my clients have been, how you say, a victim of this multiple times.

Posted by: Paolo at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (a3Q+t)

183 Dang, and I posted about the email tip line for parents in a thread yesterday...double sadz...

Ace, you gotta read my posts...

Posted by: Nova local at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (exHjb)

184 When I went over to lefty blog land after Youngkin's win, many of the more knowledgeable lefties seemed more concerned about Jason Miyares then Youngkin...which usually means Jason is a good guy...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (ESjRY)

185 Fool Otto, Gaetz gets it, a few others do to.

Take their game and use it on them. It's a free handout.

Posted by: Braenyard saying, welcome to the new Cold War at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (SHylA)

186 >>Oh lort I took some of my master's classes there.
Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 04:22 PM (9otr5)

...and like all other graduates, you repurposed your "Client-Service" bar-code arm-tattoo into an improbable "Death Before Dishonor" ink-job...

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (x8kT3)

187 I don't know why Congress would need investigative powers in order to write laws. I could use the ten God gave us and history as lessons on what laws we need.

As far as oversight of the Executive Branch, should the investigative be limited or directly connected to what actions they can take, like impeaching the President? Their powers certainly shouldn't extend to anything that requires referral t0 law enforcement or a court unless it comes directly from an impeachment or something similar. And the courts should still have oversight.

Posted by: JerseyDevilRider at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (XEfn8)

188 Up top, Ace in quoting Greenwald, mentioned HUAC. McCarthy was in the Senate, and not part of HUAC.

I love love love when Lefties talk about McCarthy and HUAC because it just shows they know nothing.

Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (9otr5)

189 The ever-reliable Daily Beast presents the next Reichstag Fire that the Deep State is planning:

DHS Warns That Right-Wing Extremists Could Attack Power Grid

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (I2/tG)

190 I hope Neil Young will remember,

...Big Arab Oil owns 51% of his music.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (XHhHI)

191 OT-I'm going to a movie about the election fraud this evening. If I don't post tomorrow, please send someone with bail money.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2022 04:16 PM (k49Sx)
.........

loot a store on your way out and you won't need bail money.

Posted by: wth at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM (v0R5T)

192 How DO you actually fraud an erection?
Posted by: Chunky Cheese at January 25, 2022 04:21 PM


Verbing weirds language.

Posted by: Calvin at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM (EughT)

193 Ace, you gotta read my posts...
Posted by: Nova local


Ace doesn't read his own posts.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM (uXonU)

194 189 The ever-reliable Daily Beast presents the next Reichstag Fire that the Deep State is planning:

DHS Warns That Right-Wing Extremists Could Attack Power Grid
Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (I2/tG)

What are you wearing, "right wing extremist"?
Uhhhh...khakis.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM (II3Gr)

195 No. Bring a sandwich from home.
Posted by: San Franpsycho


So first.....make me a sammich!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Badluck Streak in Dancing School at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM (vcOmj)

196 How DO you actually fraud an erection?
Posted by: Chunky Cheese

Easy! Introduce it to the hottest woman its ever seen. A woman who will do anything to please it. A woman named Karen.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM (Vxu+H)

197 42 This guy's clearing house.
---
This guy for PRESIDENT!
Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 03:50 PM (XHhHI)

Funny. I thought that FL would be where the GOP presidential farm team was located. Perhaps TX. Never expected VA.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (mdjgu)

198 He firmly believes the Fed was behind the whole thing and that is where he wants to dig.

Hey Ray Epps said he wasn't a fed? What more is there to investigate?

Posted by: Ray Epps' boss at the FBI at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (ESjRY)

199 184 When I went over to lefty blog land after Youngkin's win, many of the more knowledgeable lefties seemed more concerned about Jason Miyares then Youngkin...which usually means Jason is a good guy...
Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (ESjRY)

AG is also a UBER-powerful post in VA. He can pretty much stop cold most of what a Gov wants to do, ala the ways Dem judges seem to do. That's why it was SO important to knock our Herring. They were hoping the incumbent D AG would hold and make the R Gov powerless.

Posted by: Nova local at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (exHjb)

200
So first.....make me a sammich!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Badluck Streak in Dancing School at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM (vcOmj)

ALAKAZAM! *poof*

There, you're a sammich.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (II3Gr)

201 Such powers are dangerous precisely because Congress's investigative powers are not subject to the same safeguards as the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
_______

Now THAT sentence is truly scary. NOT subject to the same safeguards as the FBI ???

Posted by: Eeyore at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (7X3UV)

202 I love love love when Lefties talk about McCarthy and HUAC because it just shows they know nothing.
Posted by: blaster at January 25, 2022 04:25 PM (9otr5)
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McCarthy was actually conducting oversight on the State Department, which we now know was just as packed with commies as he thought it was.

HUAC went on for decades and was only 2 years chaired by a Republican.

There is a rule, if Democrats can get away with it, in 20 years you will be guilty of what they did.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (XHhHI)

203
Can't stand that scott adams cocksucker.

I was watching Babylon 5 the other night, season 4, and in one scene I see someone who looks and sounds like a young Scott Adams...and he is referred to as "Mr Adams."

It was Scott Adams.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- "fuck around and find out" at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (kiJ/2)

204 had trouble finding seasoned people to serve if you remember.

So at the last second, he had to accept all these GOP establishment types.
Posted by: Axeman at January 25

I remember there were scores of un filled positions because the GOPe stalled and foot dragged and rejected until they could blame the Dems. The only ones fast tracked were the
Judicial appointments.

Posted by: LASue at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (Ed8Zd)

205 Ace doesn't read his own posts.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM


Ace does read some comments, however.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 25, 2022 04:28 PM (a3Q+t)

206 This smiling brunette can't help but wonder how much information the congress has on her, and when they will choose to level their unaccountable gaze upon her:
https://is.gd/tNBb4b

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 04:28 PM (DU+/6)

207 193 Ace, you gotta read my posts...
Posted by: Nova local


Ace doesn't read his own posts.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM (uXonU)

Okay, I laughed so hard when I read this...

Posted by: Nova local at January 25, 2022 04:28 PM (exHjb)

208 A sock in your pants?

Posted by: wth at January 25, 2022 04:28 PM (v0R5T)

209 White polo shirts and khakis. I saw those guys.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 25, 2022 04:28 PM (todmg)

210 150 So, this Glenn Youngkin guy. He wouldn't happen to be a natural born citizen who has attained the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States, would he?
Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 04:20 PM (EughT)

=======

He's been in office for *checks notes* a week.

Let's hold off a bit. I remember when everyone wanted Dan Crenshaw to run for POTUS too. He was in office for about a week at the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (LvTSG)

211 >>>Indeed, lawyers for the committee have been explicitly arguing that nothing proscribes or limits their authority to obtain data regarding whichever citizens they target ...

I could almost buy off on that,
IF the committee was composed soley of the Representatives appointed to it and were absolutely forbidden assistance of any kind - no secretaries, IT support, legal council, nothing, not even a postage stamp.
And to revise a bit - no IT either, they can build their own internet and PCs if they need that to support their investigation.

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (lQbD/)

212
I read Ace's posts. I also write them.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (Cf/uA)

213 The left tried to nail Gaetz in a pretty skeezy way. They had a career grifter who had just gotten out of prison for trying to blackmail innocent people start claiming Gaetz was banging underage broads.

And...that was all the evidence the FNM had - a career blackmailer/sleaze artist fresh out of prison making the claim.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (ESjRY)

214 Helena Handbasket, was that you I saw in a Twitchy post this morning?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (HaPdD)

215 This smiling brunette can't help but wonder how much information the congress has on her, and when they will choose to level their unaccountable gaze upon her:
https://is.gd/tNBb4b
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 04:28 PM (DU+/6)

She looks sweet. Really.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (eGTCV)

216 Ace does read some comments, however.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 25, 2022 04:28 PM (a3Q+t)
---
Sometimes he's down here in the comments slumming with us.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (XHhHI)

217 Ace doesn't read the content either.

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (todmg)

218 I would think Covid will disappear more early spring

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 04:30 PM (2JoB8)

219 had trouble finding seasoned people to serve if you remember.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25

Yeah, ya gotta season them yourself.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 25, 2022 04:30 PM (5aWFq)

220
HUAC was in existence from 1938 to 1975. It was made a standing committee by the (Democratic) 79th Congress.

Republicans were in charge of HUAC during the 80th and 82nd Congresses. That's it. Otherwise the Dems were.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 04:30 PM (/U27+)

221 19 If only Trump had fired Rosenstein...
Posted by: Soothsayer -- at January 25, 2022 03:43 PM (kiJ/2)

___

And about 1000 other people....on Jan 21, 2017.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 03:46 PM (OalnH)

There's that old saying: the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. MAGA 1.0 took the hits so that MAGA 2.0 will see what really needs to be done. It helps that Biden did his part to clear the space to get it done beforehand, by ignoring SCOTUS orders and reversing EOs.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 04:31 PM (mdjgu)

222 >>Never expected VA. Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (mdjgu)

Me neither. And as a resident, I thoroughly expect a "realistic appreciation of state political practicalities" mewl within the year.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:31 PM (x8kT3)

223 Chianti and favo beans?

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 25, 2022 04:31 PM (todmg)

224 Yeah, ya gotta season them yourself.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob


And then make yourself a sammich!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Badluck Streak in Dancing School at January 25, 2022 04:31 PM (vcOmj)

225 Ace has picked up things in the comments, probably more if he isn't working on something else.

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 04:31 PM (2JoB8)

226 Ron DeSantis, Matt Gaetz, Elise Stefanik, Lauren Boebert,
Marjorie Taylor Green, Glenn Youngkin, Jason Miyares, Ken Paxton - Shining lights.

Posted by: Braenyard saying, welcome to the new Cold War at January 25, 2022 04:31 PM (SHylA)

227 >>Praetors

Holy shit, Ace is going Roman on us. What a thoughtful post, though. Researched, with a logical arc, and no blaring typos.

Let's talk about something else down here in the comments.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at January 25, 2022 04:31 PM (FmYik)

228
She looks sweet. Really.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (eGTCV)

________

Guys don't make passes
At girls who wear glasses.

Right?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 04:32 PM (/U27+)

229 Easy! Introduce it to the hottest woman its ever seen. A woman who will do anything to please it.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 25, 2022 04:26 PM


Where would one find such a woman? A non-Rule One woman. A woman who would use its correct pronouns?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: J. Random Single 'Ron at January 25, 2022 04:32 PM (a3Q+t)

230 Ace doesn't read the content either.
Posted by: Boss

Hahaha HAHAHAHAHA. Don't ban me.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:32 PM (eGTCV)

231 Trump wanted to do stuff with broad support first - mainly fixing the Obama-economy. And he succeeded.

But then when he turned to the harder stuff he had waited too long.

Presuming we get a free and fair election and a President DeSantis in 2024 I want him firing people and arresting Fauci on day 1 even if the economy sucks. There will be plenty of time to fix regulations and make better trade deals after you've dealt with the enemy within.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:33 PM (ESjRY)

232 AG is also a UBER-powerful post in VA. He can pretty much stop cold most of what a Gov wants to do, ala the ways Dem judges seem to do. That's why it was SO important to knock our Herring. They were hoping the incumbent D AG would hold and make the R Gov powerless.
Posted by: Nova local at January 25, 2022 04:27 PM (exHjb)

You're right about this, of course, but that brings up a question. Why didn't Ken Cuccinelli make more of a splash when he was AG, then? Or am I overlooking something?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 04:34 PM (mdjgu)

233 I would think Covid will disappear more early spring

Covid itself, yes, but the legal regime around it is likely to collapse before then. The UK, Ireland, France, and Denmark have all cancelled masks and vax passports.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 25, 2022 04:34 PM (ZGrMX)

234 Why do they need to investigate? The burden of proof is on the accused. Bring citizens before the committee, accuse them of violent overthrow of the government, and imprison them until they can prove their innocence or bribe the jailer. It is the cornerstone of our democracy!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 25, 2022 04:34 PM (F4b8f)

235 Republicans were in charge of HUAC during the 80th and 82nd Congresses. That's it. Otherwise the Dems were.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 04:30 PM (/U27+)
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And *that* was mainly the part that was involved in the Hollywood investigations.

"McCarthyism" is the same whitewash "The Big Switch" is.

It's the reason they call him "Reverend Jim Jones" so you don't know the guy was a Marxist atheist who rented out his cult (90% African American) for Democratic demonstrations.

They tried to pass off the Kennedy assassination as "conservative hatred" in Dallas. Nazi Pelosi even tried to say that the Tea Party reminded her of "Dallis in 1963", forgetting that it had been long been established that a commie-wannabe-defector offed JFK. And it had nothing to do with general politics in Dallas, however hostile they were to JFK.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:34 PM (XHhHI)

236 Hmm, maybe this should also include force-feeding of masks and/or bugs.

I'm okay with that.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 25, 2022 04:35 PM (nxdel)

237 232 You're right about this, of course, but that brings up a question. Why didn't Ken Cuccinelli make more of a splash when he was AG, then? Or am I overlooking something?
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 04:34 PM (mdjgu)

========

Because the fights that animated the right at that time were fights that the states had little say in? Like federal spending and the ACA?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:35 PM (LvTSG)

238 The GOP can say and promise all sorts of things. When they did not come out, in a raging conniption fit on 11/11/20, in full force, over the blatant stealing of our presidential election, and summarily call a halt to everything connected to this false and fraudulent result, I have no use for them, and what they say they may or may not do.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 25, 2022 04:35 PM (ANxJY)

239 For those unfamiliar with him, former VA AG Mark Herring is a thorough shitheel by any measure that matters, political, personal or otherwise. Good riddance.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:35 PM (x8kT3)

240 234 Why do they need to investigate? The burden of proof is on the accused. Bring citizens before the committee, accuse them of violent overthrow of the government, and imprison them until they can prove their innocence or bribe the jailer. It is the cornerstone of our democracy!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 25, 2022 04:34 PM (F4b8f)

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"This is not a trial, this is a sentencing hearing!"
-The hero of The Dark Knight Rises, according to Liz Cheney

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:35 PM (LvTSG)

241 Looking at the way COVID is going, yeah, this spring its over.

It looks like the Karenwaffen faction of the Biden junta isn't going to let it go though, which is the worst possible outcome for the junta.

Claiming you beat COVID and everyone can go back to living like normal would be a big win for the junta instead you'll see more and more states going back to normal which the fedgov and blue shitholes stay in lockdown forever.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:35 PM (ESjRY)

242 Why do they need to investigate? The burden of proof is on the accused. Bring citizens before the committee, accuse them of violent overthrow of the government, and imprison them until they can prove their innocence or bribe the jailer. It is the cornerstone of our democracy!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 25, 2022 04:34 PM (F4b8f)
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Exactly!

Posted by: Adam Kinsigner, Out of My Gimp Box at January 25, 2022 04:36 PM (XHhHI)

243 239 For those unfamiliar with him, former VA AG Mark Herring is a thorough shitheel by any measure that matters, political, personal or otherwise. Good riddance.
Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:35 PM (x8kT3)

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Your failure to cage him and submit him to experiments involving the proper production of cheese was...

Disappointing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:36 PM (LvTSG)

244 >>Why didn't Ken Cuccinelli make more of a splash when he was AG, then? Or am I overlooking something? Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 04:34 PM (mdjgu)

Because the ass-backward VA GOP leadership at the time was a circular firing-squad/potful of simmering crabs/pick your analogy.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:36 PM (x8kT3)

245 239 For those unfamiliar with him, former VA AG Mark Herring is a thorough shitheel by any measure that matters, political, personal or otherwise. Good riddance.
Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:35 PM (x8kT3)

VA AG. Heh.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 04:36 PM (mdjgu)

246 COVID over you say?

Posted by: Some Fauci plague monkey at January 25, 2022 04:37 PM (ESjRY)

247 I hate Herring but I love VA AG odd isn't it?

Posted by: Obligatory at January 25, 2022 04:38 PM (ESjRY)

248 241 Claiming you beat COVID and everyone can go back to living like normal would be a big win for the junta instead you'll see more and more states going back to normal which the fedgov and blue shitholes stay in lockdown forever.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:35 PM (ESjRY)

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The time to win over the mushy middle with that message was last summer. He tried. His own side refused to let him ride the easiest layup in American political history because of the Delta variant. They fucking flipped out, flooded Twitter, and Democrats everywhere went back into lockdown mode.

Then those on the fence about moving out of leftist hellholes finally pulled the trigger and will never forgive Democrats who made their lives hell for it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:38 PM (LvTSG)

249 >>Your failure to cage him and submit him to experiments involving the proper production of cheese was... Disappointing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:36 PM (LvTSG)

Specimens are selected based on many criteria, one of those being interest. Mark Herring is not interesting. QED.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:38 PM (x8kT3)

250 215 This smiling brunette can't help but wonder how much information the congress has on her, and when they will choose to level their unaccountable gaze upon her:
https://is.gd/tNBb4b
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 04:28 PM (DU+/6)

She looks sweet. Really.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM (eGTCV)
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Classic Librarian Fantasy look ... always wanted to meet girls in libraries (or athletics), much more of a turn-on than bars or parties.

Posted by: ShainS -- A faculty lounge, if you can keep it. at January 25, 2022 04:38 PM (U49B9)

251 COVID over you say?
Posted by: Some Fauci plague monkey at January 25, 2022 04:37 PM (ESjRY)
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Over?!

It's not OVER until I SAY it's OVER!

Posted by: Tony SCIENCE! at January 25, 2022 04:38 PM (XHhHI)

252 Looks like Winnie from Wonder Years.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 25, 2022 04:38 PM (KAi1n)

253 I had my first appointment with my new doctor today. He is awesome! A year older than me and said outright... Fauci shouldn't just be fired, he should be arrested. I like this guy!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 25, 2022 04:39 PM (Vxu+H)

254 Guys don't make passes
At girls who wear glasses.

Right?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 04:32 PM


I have never understood that saying.

Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 04:39 PM (EughT)

255 Reminds me of one of my favorite lines from The Middle.

"What don't you get about this? She's a librarian!" -- Brick

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:40 PM (XHhHI)

256 What Sin Does To The Brain

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

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 25, 2022 04:40 PM (RU4sa)

257 But seriously, though, if this guy doesn't at least try to clean up voting in Richmond and Arlington, you might as well just write his political obituary now. He'll go nowhere else.

Take a page from DeSantis' playbook, people, and clean up voting in your problem areas. If he could do it in Broward County, then Miyares can do it in the city of Richmond.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:40 PM (LvTSG)

258 Can I point out that an extra legal star chamber is not any better when 'we' nominally are in the driver's seat?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 25, 2022 04:41 PM (f4mjo)

259 Jason Miyares has been on FNC a lot the past couple weeks and he is impressive. He was on a few hours ago talking about the mask issues in VA schools.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 25, 2022 04:41 PM (NpAcC)

260 Guys don't make passes
At girls who wear glasses.


Over the years I've been amazed at what women have told me guys want in women because...it is always odd and wrong. "Some guys only like blondes/brunettes/whatever right?"

Um. No. I couldn't imagine having a good conversation with an attractive woman and saying "Damn if only she didn't wear glasses/dyed her hair but alas!"

Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:42 PM (ESjRY)

261 shouldn't just be fired

old and busted: Fired (paycheck termination, feigned disappointment by cow-orkers, cardboard box of stress-balls)
new hotness: Fired (toothless audience yelling, pyre, screams, something to talk about around the well the next day)

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:42 PM (x8kT3)

262 I have never understood that saying.
Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 04:39 PM (EughT)
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Me neither. I went to Jr. High with an absolute "Eva Grubb". She was frumpy and bookish in 7th grade, and she came back in 8th no glasses and was, hands down, the hottest fox in 8th.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:42 PM (XHhHI)

263 https://is.gd/tNBb4b
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 25, 2022 04:28 PM (DU+/6)

Wearing glasses, so, smart, then.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 25, 2022 04:42 PM (fs1hN)

264 Once agian the Childrin of Color lose in Virginia...........

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at January 25, 2022 04:43 PM (hHyA1)

265 Absent friends ... Mystery

His daughter commented at the time of his passing and if she still visits the blog would probably be happy to see his name among the absent friends.

Posted by: old chick at January 25, 2022 04:43 PM (sOete)

266 John McCain is turning in his grave, because he dearly wishes he could "maverick" the investigation in front of the cameras he so dearly loved.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 25, 2022 04:45 PM (5pTK/)

267 I'm old enough to remember Trans World Airlines and not think of it having anything to do with gender reassignment surgery.

Posted by: Auspex at January 25, 2022 04:45 PM (Xo3T0)

268 Ooooo an Omicron specific vaccine, I guess we'll all need to get a couple shots for that in order to be fully vaxxed and allowed to walk around like free men- wearing a mask of course.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 25, 2022 04:45 PM (f4mjo)

269 I'd be happy to slip her glasses off

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:46 PM (eGTCV)

270 Sin makes us dumber.

Posted by: Been Timed-out at January 25, 2022 04:46 PM (smVBh)

271 TWA!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 25, 2022 04:46 PM (f4mjo)

272 >>257 But seriously, though, if this guy doesn't at least try to clean up voting in Richmond and Arlington,
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:40 PM (LvTSG)

Fraudulent voting isn't the issue; VA is a blue state. The next governor will be a Democrat because of that. Youngkin was adept at capitalizing on Brandon's gah. Even if Youngkin wasn't term-limited, he'd be *very* hard-pressed to succeed himself given the tsunami of immigrant voters in NW/WNW Virginia.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:46 PM (x8kT3)

273 157 How DO you actually fraud an erection?
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Air pump

Posted by: Ciampino at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (qfLjt)

274 He's been in office for *checks notes* a week.

Let's hold off a bit. I remember when everyone wanted Dan Crenshaw to run for POTUS too. He was in office for about a week at the time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:29 PM


Can't a man dream?

Posted by: Chuck C at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (EughT)

275 Oh, on that ESG stuff, the CEO of Blackrock, Larry Fink, has pissed of the green weenies. A letter from him to TX officials was released and they commies are accusing him of "greenwashing" and being pro-oil/gas. Details over at Watt's.

I was looking at getting rid of all Blackrock stuff, but with the market tanking I may hold off. Vanguard looks promising, they have ESG, but only like 5 funds and their website doesn't have ESG bullshit of every page.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (UuD2k)

276 John McCain's body is rotting in his grave. His immortal soul is only Jesus knows.

Posted by: Been Timed-out at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (smVBh)

277 Even if Youngkin wasn't term-limited, he'd be *very* hard-pressed to succeed himself given the tsunami of immigrant voters in NW/WNW Virginia.

Before the vote count stoppage Trump was ahead of Brandon in VA.

So...likely he won, though it would have been closer the in the other stolen states.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (ESjRY)

278 David Rutz
@DavidRutz
CNN's Jim Acosta: I still have 'marks on my back' from Trump era https://

https://tinyurl.com/377xbcrd

Posted by: redridinghood at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (NpAcC)

279 If I was a J6 political prisoner, at this point I'd be cooperating.

I'd be telling them all about how Mitt Rombley, Susan Collins and other Eyepatch Republicans had contacted me and paid me cash money to storm the Capitol.

If Eyepatch Republicans aren't your ally, they're your enemy and you might as well drag them down with you. When the heat falls on them and their reputations, then the issue becomes serious.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 25, 2022 04:48 PM (Rfm/k)

280 What a breathe of fresh air sweeping across the state of Vir-gin-i-a!!!
Hope it's contagious.

Posted by: sidney at January 25, 2022 04:48 PM (LJJah)

281 You wanted Rooster Cogburn.

You would settle for Moshe Dayan.

You get Dan Crenshaw.

Posted by: Been Timed-out at January 25, 2022 04:48 PM (smVBh)

282 Woohoo!!!
Day drinking!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 04:48 PM (axyOa)

283 CNN's Jim Acosta: I still have 'marks on my back' from Trump era

Sorry about that Jim. We'll be more gentle with you next time.

Posted by: The Other Guys at Man's Country at January 25, 2022 04:48 PM (ESjRY)

284 244 >>Why didn't Ken Cuccinelli make more of a splash when he was AG, then? Or am I overlooking something? Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 25, 2022 04:34 PM (mdjgu)

Because the ass-backward VA GOP leadership at the time was a circular firing-squad/potful of simmering crabs/pick your analogy.
Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:36 PM (x8kT3)

Glad to see this was answered correctly...

Posted by: Nova local at January 25, 2022 04:49 PM (exHjb)

285 he'd be *very* hard-pressed to succeed himself given the tsunami of immigrant voters in NW/WNW Virginia.
Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:46 PM (x8kT3)

____

Those are natural conservative voters, sir!!
- GOPe

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 04:49 PM (OalnH)

286 TWA: The Worst Airline.

Posted by: Been Timed-out at January 25, 2022 04:49 PM (smVBh)

287 And...that was all the evidence the FNM had - a career blackmailer/sleaze artist fresh out of prison making the claim.
==
What is truth?

Posted by: Pontius Tater at January 25, 2022 04:49 PM (LsFcE)

288 It's mildly sad this is exciting when it should be standard operating procedure. But I'll take wins wherever they come from, and cheer them on. Wish I had a Scooby treat to give 'em, and get more of this behavior.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 25, 2022 04:49 PM (wAnMi)

289 Is Acosta implying that he was whipped? Oh, hell no!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 25, 2022 04:49 PM (UuD2k)

290 Once agian the Childrin of Color lose in Virginia...........
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at January 25, 2022 04:43 PM (hHyA1)


Mary, was that you in the letters section of Mother Jones denouncing the magazine as being hopelessly reactionary? I am glad you got someone to edit it for you.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 25, 2022 04:49 PM (ZMraq)

291 Your sentence: Death by Exile!

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at January 25, 2022 04:49 PM (WFMLs)

292 Can I point out that an extra legal star chamber is not any better when 'we' nominally are in the driver's seat?

I think most of us have given up on "better" and will settle for "payback."

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 04:50 PM (nfrXX)

293 >>Before the vote count stoppage Trump was ahead of Brandon in VA. So...likely he won, though it would have been closer the in the other stolen states.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (ESjRY)

Probably not. Maybe so. Or something.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:50 PM (x8kT3)

294 What is truth?

Ha! But...in all seriousness most of the left does believe that they can call truth whatever they want to call truth.

So, the economy sucks because YOU don't believe it is good. And the clot shot doesn't stop COVID because YOU don't believe it does. Or, at least, you are allowed to say so in public.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:51 PM (ESjRY)

295 If I was a J6 political prisoner, at this point I'd be cooperating.

I'd be telling them all about how Mitt Rombley, Susan Collins and other Eyepatch Republicans had contacted me and paid me cash money to storm the Capitol.

If Eyepatch Republicans aren't your ally, they're your enemy and you might as well drag them down with you. When the heat falls on them and their reputations, then the issue becomes serious.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 25, 2022 04:48 PM (Rfm/k)



No. Always have the names of at least two staffers to throw out there are negotiation ploys. The elected idiots are too obvious. The behind the scenes work is done by the staffers.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 04:51 PM (axyOa)

296 Because the ass-backward VA GOP leadership at the time was a circular firing-squad/potful of simmering crabs/pick your analogy.
Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:36 PM (x8kT3)


I'll go with "What is a Chinese Fire Drill" for $400 Alex.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 25, 2022 04:52 PM (wAnMi)

297 Yep, he was treated just like a slave.

Then he drove home in his nice car, stepped in his nice house/apartment and kissed his wife/Bull on the cheek.

Yep, it was a life of misery.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 25, 2022 04:52 PM (f4mjo)

298 Just listened to J.J.'s latest podcast. Most excellent. If anyone hasn't done so yet, it's well worth your time.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 25, 2022 04:52 PM (nxdel)

299 David Rutz
@DavidRutz
CNN's Jim Acosta: I still have 'marks on my back' from Trump era https://

https://tinyurl.com/377xbcrd
Posted by: redridinghood at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (NpAcC)

Acosta was born a poor black man in 1790?

Posted by: LASue at January 25, 2022 04:52 PM (Ed8Zd)

300 Your sentence: Death by Exile!
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at January 25, 2022 04:49 PM (WFMLs)


Ostracization in Athens was literally being banished by crack-pots

Posted by: Kindltot at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (ZMraq)

301 I interviewed with Carlyle Group and got an offer. But after thinking about it long and hard I decided I didn't want to live in DC. I would have been working for him indirectly (through a few layers of management)

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (OalnH)

302 Totally irrelevant but WTH is a casita $?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (eGTCV)

303 272 Fraudulent voting isn't the issue; VA is a blue state. The next governor will be a Democrat because of that. Youngkin was adept at capitalizing on Brandon's gah. Even if Youngkin wasn't term-limited, he'd be *very* hard-pressed to succeed himself given the tsunami of immigrant voters in NW/WNW Virginia.
Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:46 PM (x8kT3)

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There is always cleanup to be had in blue enclaves. It may make a difference at the national and state level or not, but it will always been necessary and proper to do so.

FL went from purple state to solid red in no small part because DeSantis got Broward County under control.

I say they try it in VA and see what happens.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (LvTSG)

304 If you hated an airline 50 years ago, and could simultaneously compare it to today's experience, I think you might be surprised.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (f4mjo)

305 Posted by: Diogenes at January 25, 2022 04:51 PM (axyOa)

.....

Yes, of course.

Name their staffers. It adds to the believability when you claim you don't know who they worked for, just names.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (Rfm/k)

306 Acosta was born a poor black man in 1790?

No he was just born stupid.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (nxdel)

307 Acosta was born a poor black man in 1790?
==
THE NEW PHONE BOOK IS HERE!!!! THE NEW PHONE BOOK IS HERE!!!!!

Posted by: J. Acosta at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (KFQab)

308 275 Oh, on that ESG stuff, the CEO of Blackrock, Larry Fink, has pissed of the green weenies. A letter from him to TX officials was released and they commies are accusing him of "greenwashing" and being pro-oil/gas. Details over at Watt's.

I was looking at getting rid of all Blackrock stuff, but with the market tanking I may hold off. Vanguard looks promising, they have ESG, but only like 5 funds and their website doesn't have ESG bullshit of every page.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (UuD2k)

Watt's???

Posted by: redchief at January 25, 2022 04:54 PM (Kab4E)

309 [Tribunal] Ok Mr Fauci you are sentenced to DEATH BY SNU SNU.

[Fauci] I guess it could be worse.

[Tribunal] ENTER THE EXECUTIONER

/Lizzo enters the room

[Fauci] Oh no. Please, please, firing squad, helicopter ride, auto de fe, anything else!

Posted by: A scene from the future? at January 25, 2022 04:54 PM (ESjRY)

310 Speaking of ESG -

I noticed Motley Fool, who generally has good information on growth stocks started adding that goofy ass ESG metric to their stock ratings and info.

Which is totally useless as anything but an indicator of negative investor activity, the more money a corp wastes on lame-ass ESG Prancing About,

the less return their investors get on their investment.

ESG and it's backers all need to DIAF.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 25, 2022 04:54 PM (OMayC)

311 278 David Rutz
@DavidRutz
CNN's Jim Acosta: I still have 'marks on my back' from Trump era https://

https://tinyurl.com/377xbcrd
Posted by: redridinghood at January 25, 2022 04:47 PM (NpAcC)

Translation: I got those marks from all the liberal women that threw themselves at me, to show their appreciation for someone standing up to OrangeManBad.

Posted by: Jm J. Acosta at January 25, 2022 04:54 PM (mdjgu)

312 >>I say they try it in VA and see what happens.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (LvTSG)

OK.

Posted by: ZOD at January 25, 2022 04:54 PM (x8kT3)

313 I think most of us have given up on "better" and will settle for "payback."
Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 04:50 PM (nfrXX)

That's part of my point, do we believe McCarthy will even give us payback rather than using the opportunity to try to bury Trump/Desantis?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 25, 2022 04:55 PM (f4mjo)

314 Hey remember how we were an inch away from WW3 with Russia? That's like totally out of the headlines. Weird how that happens huh? Almost as if it was all MSM bullshit to keep people tuned in.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 04:55 PM (OalnH)

315 I think Jimmy Acosta might be a POS.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:55 PM (eGTCV)

316 Ha! But...in all seriousness most of the left does believe that they can call truth whatever they want to call truth.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:51 PM (ESjRY)
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One of my theories is that they concentrate so much on words and messaging them that they have substituted words for reality. Definitely, if you look at the vanguard of the left, they are influenced by poststructuralists and postmoderns. Essentially, they believe that words cannot describe the real world--but in the end they make a case that since the cause of representing the real world is futile, and since language merely structures power, they will use words in whatever way allocates more power to them.

And so they begin to fully dissociate words from the real world.

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:55 PM (XHhHI)

317 Ostracization in Athens was literally being banished by crack-pots

They made a lot of bad decisions there too..

Posted by: 18-1 at January 25, 2022 04:55 PM (ESjRY)

318 It's really incredible that seeing Joe revert to his nasty self and being caught at it, the left still cannot help but defend "their guy".

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:57 PM (XHhHI)

319 interviewed with Carlyle Group and got an offer. But after thinking about it long and hard I decided I didn't want to live in DC. I would have been working for him indirectly (through a few layers of management)
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 04:53 PM (OalnH)

We represented them for a while - always good for some litigation.

Posted by: LASue at January 25, 2022 04:57 PM (Ed8Zd)

320 I noticed Motley Fool, who generally has good information on growth stocks started adding that goofy ass ESG metric to their stock ratings and info.

Which is totally useless as anything but an indicator of negative investor activity, the more money a corp wastes on lame-ass ESG Prancing About,

the less return their investors get on their investment.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 25, 2022 04:54 PM


And that's not useful knowledge for an astute investor?

Posted by: B'rer Rabbit at January 25, 2022 04:57 PM (a3Q+t)

321 they will use words in whatever way allocates more power to them.
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Its as if you were explaining the theory of witchcraft.

Posted by: Witchdoctor at January 25, 2022 04:57 PM (z9QyS)

322 Hmmm, keep hitting refresh. Nothing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 25, 2022 04:58 PM (f4mjo)

323 You could compress VA and AG into VAG.

Couldn't you?

Posted by: Axeman at January 25, 2022 04:58 PM (XHhHI)

324 Watt's???
Posted by: redchief at January 25, 2022 04:54 PM (Kab4E)

wattsupwiththat.com

Good site for climate change information.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 25, 2022 04:58 PM (UuD2k)

325 I think Jimmy Acosta might be a POS.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 25, 2022 04:55 PM


We can't truly know until Tater tells us.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 25, 2022 04:59 PM (a3Q+t)

326 Can't say I like this VAG. I get sick just thinking about it.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 25, 2022 04:59 PM (ESjRY)

327 Nood. At last.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 25, 2022 05:00 PM (f4mjo)

328 Can't say I like this VAG. I get sick just thinking about it.
==
I know how you feel. C'mere let me give you a hug.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at January 25, 2022 05:00 PM (L03xz)

329 That's part of my point, do we believe McCarthy will even give us payback rather than using the opportunity to try to bury Trump/Desantis?

McCarthy? No. Gaetz? Maybe. But we won't get Gaetz because the majority of the party will continue to play by the old rules thinking that some day it will be their turn. So we will get neither better nor payback.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 25, 2022 05:00 PM (nfrXX)

330

nooodododododoododd

Posted by: Soothsayer -- at January 25, 2022 05:00 PM (kiJ/2)

331 323 You could compress VA and AG into VAG.

___

Don't do it. Trust us!!
- Volkwagen Automotive Group

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 25, 2022 05:01 PM (OalnH)

332 And that's not useful knowledge for an astute investor?
Posted by: B'rer Rabbit at January 25, 2022 04:57 PM (a3Q+t)


Well, that's how I'm using it.

However, there are several of their main guys who are unironically pushing ESG as a good...NO! A GREAT THING!!!111!!

As a big negative, when those guys talk, you're often as likely as not to get a random mini lecture about how important global wormening or some such thing.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 25, 2022 05:01 PM (OMayC)

333 He gonna monitor, investigate, and prosecute any wrongdoing that happen in the elections held in Richmond this November?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 25, 2022 03:58 PM (LvTSG)
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Actually, the elections in Virginia are pretty clean. Not perfect. It is lower on the checklist in Virginia than it would be in a bunch of other states - starting with Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

Posted by: Black JEM at January 25, 2022 05:28 PM (V6xwG)

334 Actually congress is severely limited. In Anglophone law, the legislature can't act as a star chamber. In fact if I were one of the defendant's lawyers, I'd dust off the law abolishing the star chamber and cite it as the ur law limiting legislative investigatory overreach. Then bring up all the abusive British laws that provoked the American revolution and cite those too.
See not so hard.

Posted by: Xavier Basora at January 25, 2022 09:25 PM (0JlMK)

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