The Morning Report — 8/11/22

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Good morning, kids. Thursday and the fallout over the in-your-face Gestapo raid on Mar-a-Lago continues to rain down on our heads. The question is does it portend "justice rolling down like water" to paraphrase MLK jr. or radioactive debris? This raid, and no doubt the show trial that will follow that will include a smoking gun even more laughable than the pee tape and Russian collusion, will turn President Trump into a martyr. If you read between the lines of the reaction from the media propaganda mills, they know it. Even before this revolting episode, polls indicated that a clear majority of Americans did not give a shit about the J6 committee hearings and, more crucially, believe that at the very least the 2020 election was seriously compromised. And those results cut across party lines. So, with an economy crash-diving towards depression, a wide-open border, an out of control national crime wave and societal collapse looming, they pull this cunning stunt? Bravo.

We are all waiting to see the next steps establishment Washington takes following the raid at Mar-a-Lago. As details emerge, the reason for the intrusive spectacle becomes less clear. It has undoubtedly divided Americans along partisan lines. However, the obvious political persecution of the former president is drawing some new lines. People notice when you put that kind of banana republic nonsense on top of a horrible economy.

According to a new poll from Convention of States and Trafalgar Group, the majority of Independents, 53.9%, believe Trump’s political enemies are behind the FBI Raid. They join 76.7% of Republicans who hold the same view. The two groups are also aligned on enthusiasm to vote based on the FBI raid. The spectacle increased the motivation to vote for 83.3% of Republicans and 71.7% of Independents.

Nearly three-quarters of Trump-Deranged Democrats believe the raid was the impartial justice system at work. The raid did not create as much enthusiasm to vote among Democrats, with only 55.2% saying it made a difference.

And then there's this little nugget:

Senior U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials are blaming FBI Director Christopher Wray for the recent raid of former President Donald Trump’s home in an apparent attempt to take pressure off U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

After Trump confirmed the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago on Monday, many Republican politicians called on both Wray and Garland to explain the justification for the raid. . .

. . . However, one senior DOJ official told Newsweek that the final decision to green-light the raid on Mar-a-Lago rested with FBI Director Wray.

“I know it’s hard for people to believe, but this was a matter for the U.S. Attorney and the FBI,” the source told Newsweek.

“It really is a case of the Bureau misreading the impact,” the source added. . .

. . . Another senior DOJ official told Newsweek that the Mar-a-Lago raid was a “spectacular backfire” because the FBI reportedly planned the raid while Trump was not in Florida in an effort to avoid any media circus. . .

. . . With Republicans rallying around the former president after news of the raid broke, it appears the FBI got the exact opposite of what they wanted.

So, the Wray and Garland factions are pointing the finger at each other, instead of declaring with confidence that they have the goods on "the greatest threat to our precious democracy in history" (*vomits). Funny but I don't seem to recall the FBI and DOJ going after Clinton underboss Sandy Berger, now roasting somewhere in the Infernal Reaches, for waltzing into the National Archives, shoving classified documents in his urine-bedewed, skid-marked BVDs and then leaving unchallenged and unmolested. And those documents, unlike what his boss Hillary manufactured out of whole cloth in 2016 to try and take down Trump, did indeed implicate her husband in his ineptness that paved the way for the 9/11 attacks, among other things.

Berger got a slap on the wrist and the propagandists dutifully swept the affair under the rug. What did Trump get? Into the Wayback Machine with the estimable Lloyd Billingsley we go:

“Mr. Berger made repeated trips to the National Archives to refresh his memory about the Clinton national security team’s work to foil a bin Laden plot,” the obituary explained. “He was caught smuggling out a handful of sensitive documents, destroying some at his office, and lying about possessing them.” 

The Post is not curious about what these classified documents contained. For his part, Berger “continued to advise political leaders, including Hillary Clinton,” who also had a thing about classified material.   

The former first lady and secretary of state kept reams of sensitive data on her unsecured home-brew server. When some 30,000 emails sparked interest, she bleached the server clean and smashed up phones and other devices. Clinton’s actions violated several statutes, but the FBI never conducted a surprise raid.

The most galling thing about all of this is that those who are going after Trump and in reality anyone who opposes the destruction of America is that it is they who are the arch criminals, thieves, child-rapist perverts and power-mad tyrants who now sit in judgement of a man, flawed though he may be (as we all are) is probably among the least corrupt individuals to ever hold public office. Think about it; Donald Trump spent the past 40-50 years in a business where he no doubt had to deal with both organized crime as well as one of the most corrupt political machines in the nation (and both were tied at the hip) and yet after all the audits, investigations and anal exams by legions of Federal, state and local apparatchiks yielded absolutely NOTHING.

Oh, they'll manufacture evidence to create some sort of process crime that they hope will keep him from running in '24. Yes, there is reason to believe the FBI used the raid as a pretext to retrieve sensitive documents that implicated them in both the Russiagate fraud as well as the J-6 phony insurrection/entrapment sting. Or merely as a photo-op to taint his image. Meh, I think that ship sailed a long time ago. After everything we have been through, Trump remains "Teflon Don." Forgetting the elections for a moment, we are at an inflection point and Donald Trump is, whether he realizes it or not, the leader of a movement and of a people. I believe that the enemy has got him . . . exactly where he wants them. And that is a very dangerous place.

Whatever moves they may make against him now, after this fiasco, will only make more and more people angrier at them. If he can control his actions and statements — and that's a big "if" because sometimes it's an Achilles heel — he'll be unstoppable. I don't necessarily mean that insofar as him being a candidate, or even him personally, either. Again, there is a perfect storm of events approaching that has to potential to really alter the course of history. Whether it's in a positive way or not remains to be seen.

    ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY

  • Christopher Rufo: "Left-wing activists have smuggled radical gender theory into more than 4,000 schools."
    Soldiers for the Gender Revolution
  • Lloyd Billingsley: "In looking at the capers of the Clintons’ cronies, if Americans believed the rule of law is at stake, it would be hard to blame them."
    Dems ’n’ Docs
  • "The British writer foresaw a few things that weren’t on Orwell’s radar."
    C.S. Lewis’ Fantasy is Our Reality

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Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:41 AM




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1 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 07:41 AM (BRHaw)

2 Happy Wednesday, one and all. I leave work early today in order to get some work done on my car, my wife's band has a performance at a nearby county fair and the weather is improving.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 11, 2022 07:42 AM (4olE8)

3 Morning peeps. Foggy this morning here in the Bluegrass.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 07:42 AM (BFigT)

4 They join 76.7% of Republicans who hold the same view.

Proof positive about 25% of (R)s are idiots!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 07:42 AM (BRHaw)

5

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 11, 2022 07:42 AM (SWi3y)

6 Top 4000

Posted by: IanDeal at August 11, 2022 07:43 AM (MGjjz)

7 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at August 11, 2022 07:43 AM (u7pQw)

8 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 11, 2022 07:44 AM (hlWdX)

9 Funny but I don't seem to recall the FBI and DOJ going after Clinton underboss Sandy Berger, now roasting somewhere in the Infernal Reaches, for waltzing into the National Archives, shoving classified documents in his urine-bedewed, skid-marked BVDs and then leaving unchallenged and unmolested.

BTW, it was many pages of reports on how Clinton ignored the intel on the 9/11 plotters.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 07:44 AM (BRHaw)

10 "Justice" can be a very beautiful or a very ugly word.

King said Justice and meant the innocent no longer being harassed.

Democrat segregationists said Justice and meant those dirty darkies getting what's coming to 'em.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 11, 2022 07:45 AM (6FeV1)

11 Boker Tov Patriots

Isn't it great we have 0% inflation in America!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 11, 2022 07:45 AM (Irn0L)

12
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 11, 2022 07:46 AM (ENBF0)

13 Someone might want to do a welfare check on Liz Cheney.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 07:46 AM (BFigT)

14 Spin on both sides of the border: "TSX [Toronto stock market] and NY markets all surge after new data suggests U.S. inflation may have finally peaked."

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 07:46 AM (yikp0)

15 They're calling the raid a "spectacular failure" not because it was illegal and egregiously un-American but because it blew up in their faces and they can't spin the fallout.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 07:47 AM (H8QX8)

16 BTW, report and video about yesterday's Indiana home explosion linked in my sock.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 07:47 AM (yikp0)

17 No inflation until December it would seem; and they'll make it up in volume!

"Disney raising price of streaming service in U.S. from $7.99 a month to $10.99 as of December."

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 07:48 AM (yikp0)

18 morning horde. 3rd day in a row in the office. i'm kind of over this... especially since someone keeps leaving empty coffee pot and not making a fresh one...

well, let's see what fresh hell awaits...

off to the content

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 07:48 AM (WhsXQ)

19 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 07:49 AM (odVni)

20 NY markets all surge after new data suggests U.S. inflation may have finally peaked."
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 07:46 AM (yikp0)

Because nothing is healthier for markets than delusional false hope.

This is looking like Pump And Dump at governmental scale... I say watch the Pelosi clan and see where they're parking their loonies.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 11, 2022 07:49 AM (6FeV1)

21 Good morning dear morons and happy birthday JJ

I've got a feeling Night of the Long Knives is coming.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 07:50 AM (EZebt)

22 The question is does it portend "justice rolling down like water" to paraphrase MLK jr.
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Talking about your Ef Be Eye!!!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 07:50 AM (odVni)

23 American but because it blew up in their faces and they can't spin the fallout.
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 07:47 AM (H8QX

Part of The Process: "That slimy orange man wriggled out of Justice AGAIN! Doesn't that just get you so mad?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 11, 2022 07:51 AM (6FeV1)

24 Someone might want to do a welfare check on Liz Cheney.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 07:46 AM (BFigT)

That Bitch was running adds in NJ? Fuckin NJ? And with her cadaviar father

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 11, 2022 07:51 AM (Irn0L)

25 I do not like Mike Cernovich, but he makes a good point. Trump appointed Wray. What was the setting for this. Was Wray the only guy the Senate GOP would confirm, or did Trump want someone else?

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:52 AM (WY8d2)

26 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2022 07:52 AM (T4tVD)

27 Great Post, JJ ! (as usual !)

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2022 07:52 AM (T4tVD)

28 4002 Top 4000
Posted by: IanDeal at August 11, 2022 07:43 AM
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Loser!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 07:53 AM (yikp0)

29 Mornin', all! Another day of focusing on back-to-school adventures including next generation dental appointments. Yeehaw.

Thanks for the newz, JJ!

Posted by: Catherine at August 11, 2022 07:53 AM (ZSsrh)

30 Trump appointed Wray. What was the setting for this. Was Wray the only guy the Senate GOP would confirm, or did Trump want someone else?
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:52 AM (WY8d2)

It's possible that there just aren't enough hours in the day... "This guy's been around a while? Hasn't been a complete failure? Fine, get that guy. Whatever. I've got a Korean midget with nuclear weapons to worry about right now. "

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 11, 2022 07:53 AM (6FeV1)

31 You watch. When Cheney loses badly on Tuesday, her new friends on the left and the hill will drop her like hotcakes.

She will become damaged goods, and best she can do is MSNBC. But wait she is a Pro Lifer. Oops

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:54 AM (WY8d2)

32 That Bitch was running adds in NJ? Fuckin NJ? And with her cadaviar father
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Cadaviar ?

Is that what happens when caviar dies ?

Morning Captain !

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2022 07:54 AM (T4tVD)

33 Hiya Catherine !

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2022 07:55 AM (T4tVD)

34 > Was Wray the only guy the Senate GOP would confirm, or did Trump want someone else?
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IIRC Wray was second in command at the FBI when Comey was canned. He moved up. Whether he was Trump's choice isn't clear, but I do think McConnell and the GOP pushed him on Trump as one they'd confirm. For obvious reasons that are now very clear.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 07:55 AM (BFigT)

35 25 I do not like Mike Cernovich
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:52 AM (WY8d2)
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Why?

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 07:55 AM (odVni)

36 30. Thanks. Was Trump forced to appoint Barr also?

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:55 AM (WY8d2)

37
. . . However, one senior DOJ official told Newsweek that the final decision to green-light the raid on Mar-a-Lago rested with FBI Director Wray.

The Great Panty Wrayed.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 07:56 AM (jE276)

38 Wish there was a expert who could tell us what McConnell forced upon Trump on appointments, and if any them were the leakers

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:56 AM (WY8d2)

39 From Pixy's thread
Trump's attorney is a hottie. https://tinyurl.com/5n8fwhnx

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 07:11 AM (g1EEm)
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Habba Habba!

(did you notice her name?)

Posted by: Kamala - does he screen them for hottness? at August 11, 2022 07:56 AM (qfLjt)

40 People notice when you put that kind of banana republic nonsense on top of a horrible economy.

There's the important point, right there. Bill Clinton got away with his shit mostly because the economy was good. This current bunch of geniuses forgot that vital tidbit.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 07:57 AM (9mLZT)

41 They're calling the raid a "spectacular failure" not because it was illegal and egregiously un-American but because it blew up in their faces and they can't spin the fallout.
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The late-night 'comedians' were all doing a victory lap over it last night.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 07:57 AM (yikp0)

42 Urine Bedewed and Skid Marked...Pure Poetry!

Never Give Up Your Guns!

Rootin For Putin!

Free Buffalo Guy!

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 11, 2022 07:57 AM (2CExO)

43 Wray was a charter member of the Federalist Society, and came well-recommended to Trump.

With hindsight you can see he was always an Establishment tool. Rich kids who go to Yale Law nearly all turn out that way, but most are Crazed Leftists.

Because Wray isn't, the Crazed Leftists will make him the fall guy for the Great FBI Panty Raid.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 11, 2022 07:57 AM (i0slg)

44 38. Yes. Cheney ad on Sean Hannity show. If Hannity had any real courage, he would move to Newsmax

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:57 AM (WY8d2)

45 Hiya, JT.

Posted by: Catherine at August 11, 2022 07:57 AM (ZSsrh)

46 Good morning

Fox ran a video posted on TS by Trump yesterday that was a sober and pained assessment of the nation’s current predicament and immediate prospects.

Although I agree with every word it was difficult to hear from Americas no. 1 cheerleader. A call to action. Anyone else see it?

Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 11, 2022 07:57 AM (ZGlod)

47 And with her cadaviar father
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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Yeah, the sturgeon made a fatal mistake during the operation.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 07:57 AM (yikp0)

48 Seems like a spectacular backfire. No one wants to take credit for giving the go-ahead for the raid. The pooch has been screwed.

Posted by: Squid at August 11, 2022 07:58 AM (wkzCN)

49 43. Well said. So Wray went Qusiling

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:58 AM (WY8d2)

50
Blaming Trump for who he hired is like blaming a rape victim for dressing provocatively.

For fuck's sake, people. The entire Federal government is engaging in banana republic dictatorial tyranny and you're blaming Trump? That's the focus; his hiring blunders?

Unreal.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 07:58 AM (x0n13)

51 Cernovich comes off as an egotistical asshole.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 07:58 AM (W/9Bb)

52 Isn't it great we have 0% inflation in America!
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Joe Biden math: When the black armored limousine you’re riding in reduces speed from 91 mph to 85 mph, you may open the door and safely exit the vehicle.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 07:59 AM (yikp0)

53 Thank you, JJ.
Good to hear the Season 2: Episode 1 podcast!

For the record, I have already self-reported to the proper authorities my standing as an MVE.

Posted by: democrats: Raping The Children We Cannot Kill Since 1973! at August 11, 2022 07:59 AM (jV+aN)

54 Thanks. Was Trump forced to appoint Barr also?
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:55 AM (WY8d2)

I'm talking about the exact opposite of "forcing". Trusting apathy. It's not an excuse for the guy hiring toads and rats, just a plausible explanation.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 11, 2022 07:59 AM (6FeV1)

55 OMG! They are really going to try the "This major decision wasn't made by me, it was made by multiple people in Cincinnati, and there is no way for us to figure out who because it was so many people and my hard drive crashed." Gambit.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 11, 2022 07:59 AM (hwoGt)

56 Was Wray the only guy the Senate GOP would confirm, or did Trump want someone else?
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:52 AM (WY8d2)

All the appointments had to run through McConnell. Trump was never getting anyone not part of the swamp. Plus, it was made very clear that anyone who somehow got appointed was done career wise if they helped Trump.

Posted by: WiNO at August 11, 2022 07:59 AM (OyOrT)

57 You see clips of all these little marxist congress people all talking about this and that, and you realize all of them in 6 months will be forgotten little backbenchers with no power

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:00 AM (WY8d2)

58 Someone Big believed Trump had something big and bad about said Someone Big, then did some calculation and decided the 'bad optics' of the raid were less of a danger than letting Trump have the something big and bad and making it public.


Wray didn't get where he is on his own, Someone Big put him there to do said Someone Big's bidding.


It reminds me of the calculations and decisions of the Epstein assassination.

Posted by: davidt at August 11, 2022 08:00 AM (oTZbj)

59 Hey if I could spell I would have been an English Professor porking college Freshman

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 11, 2022 08:00 AM (Irn0L)

60 Howdy JJ. Another outstanding write-up. Thanks for doing what you do. And congrats on the move. Hope you're settling in smoothly.

Posted by: Doof at August 11, 2022 08:00 AM (5KWKT)

61 And with her cadaviar father
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Cadaviar. Dead fish eggs?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:01 AM (x0n13)

62 government is engaging in banana republic dictatorial tyranny and you're blaming Trump? That's the focus; his hiring blunders?

Unreal.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 07:58 AM (x0n13)

There's a cohort of people here that expect perfection and have all the answers.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 08:01 AM (W/9Bb)

63 For fuck's sake, people. The entire Federal government is engaging in banana republic dictatorial tyranny and you're blaming Trump? That's the focus; his hiring blunders?

It's important to understand what went wrong, if we wish to not repeat the same errors. This error is pretty obvious, and some here commented on it at the time. You don't drain the swamp by surrounding yourself with people from the swamp. They aren't going to destroy their own homes.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:02 AM (9mLZT)

64
For the record, I have already self-reported to the proper authorities my standing as an MVE.

Posted by: democrats: Raping The Children We Cannot Kill Since 1973! at August 11, 2022 07:59 AM


Did you notice on that chart that a black skull is one of the hallmarks of the Militia Violent Extremists? I seem to recall seeing a black skull like in that chart but I can't remember exactly where. I'm drawing a blank.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 08:02 AM (jE276)

65 I do not get Wray. If anyone got their dream job of a lifetime, you would be very grateful to the person who hired you.

Look at Jerome Powell. Would not raise rates in 2021 to help Biden and get reappointed. This caused massive inflation

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:02 AM (WY8d2)

66 The entire Federal government is engaging in banana republic dictatorial tyranny and you're blaming Trump?

Unreal it is.

Posted by: Squid at August 11, 2022 08:03 AM (wkzCN)

67 35. Cern is a smart guy, but a doomsdayer.

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:03 AM (WY8d2)

68 Please folks stop calling it a ‘raid

You mean like rape, rape?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (BRHaw)

69
Hey if I could spell I would have been an English Professor porking college Freshman
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 11, 2022 08:00 AM (Irn0L)


Perquisite of the job. "Oh, Professor NGU, I'll do ANYTHING for an A!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (1Nxff)

70 I was foooled by Barr too. He talked the talk, and I thought that as aformer AG he was motivated to clean up the DOJ, even if he didn't care for Trump.

Was Barr always a pussy despite his strong talk, or was he intimidated? Who cares now.

I want him to see his beloved DOJ razed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (i0slg)

71 61 And with her cadaviar father
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Cadaviar. Dead fish eggs?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:01 AM (x0n13)
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They should put a health warning on Pa Cheney. I'll contact the Sturgeon General.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (odVni)

72 Guten morgen horden

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (gbzeC)

73 And with her cadaviar father
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Cadaviar. Dead fish eggs?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton
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You'll roe the day you made that joke, JJ!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (yikp0)

74 It's like trying to make a World Series run in four years when you don't have any farm teams.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (sAa2b)

75 Good morning, JJ.

Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:05 AM (WWh8n)

76 There's a cohort of people here that expect perfection and have all the answers.

I keep waiting for them to seek office. They could save our country!

Posted by: Squid at August 11, 2022 08:05 AM (wkzCN)

77 50. Touche, JJ

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:05 AM (WY8d2)

78 Any position that requires Senate approval requires Mitch McConnell approval, and Turtle was also denying Trump the ability to fill those positions via Recess Appointment.

This went on for 4 years and people still don’t get that?? Explains Wray and Barr and also explains why you must not keep sending GOPE to the Senate. Keep Mitch out of power. He’s on the other side

Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (ZGlod)

79 pussy!

[The raid] is going to raise more questions, in my opinion. We need to let this play out and see exactly what happens.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (BRHaw)

80 I was foooled by Barr too. He talked the talk, and I thought that as aformer AG he was motivated to clean up the DOJ, even if he didn't care for Trump. Was Barr always a pussy despite his strong talk, or was he intimidated? Who cares now.

Gotta' remember, Bagpipe Billy made his bones in DC back in the 90s, by defending the sniper that put a head-shot in an unarmed housewife, holding her child, at 100 yards. Barr's been what he is for a long, long time.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (9mLZT)

81
So I'm getting the feeling no one is responsible for this home invasion. It appears to be a spontaneous act by low-level ham and eggers from the Cincinnati field office, authorized by nobody.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (1Nxff)

82 The horde never fails to torbot charge fish and electricity puns.

Posted by: fd at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (sn5EN)

83 Sadly, some of the best people on our side will never move to that shithole D.C

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (WY8d2)

84 63 For fuck's sake, people. The entire Federal government is engaging in banana republic dictatorial tyranny and you're blaming Trump? That's the focus; his hiring blunders?

It's important to understand what went wrong, if we wish to not repeat the same errors. This error is pretty obvious, and some here commented on it at the time. You don't drain the swamp by surrounding yourself with people from the swamp. They aren't going to destroy their own homes.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:02 AM (9mLZT)


Yes, we know what went wrong, and yes, some or even quite a few of Trump's hires were awful. But to not understand the level of corruption he got himself into is something we were all guilty of. Ditto to expect that the rule of law would be followed by the losers as well as the winners.

But that is NOT the important thing to focus on now. It is that we have tyrants engaging in national thuggery. That is the issue at hand. How we got here is important ONLY if we ever wrest control again.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (x0n13)

85 They should put a health warning on Pa Cheney. I'll contact the Sturgeon General.
Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (odVni)

What a crappie pun!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (BRHaw)

86 oh damn. "Turbot"

Posted by: fd at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (sn5EN)

87 Zombie Charles Grassley on F&F.

I feel like a sternly-worded letter to the FBI is coming.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 08:07 AM (EZebt)

88 You'll roe the day you made that joke, JJ!
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (yikp0

He does shit like that all the time, on porpoise!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:07 AM (BRHaw)

89 What a crappie pun!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (BRHaw)
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Have some respect. I'm a professional amateur!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:07 AM (odVni)

90 Will PDT run again, only he and his advisers know. If he does, he's coming into the situation knowing what he's up against after years of living through swampy behavior. He was naive in 2017 and thought others would follow his lead and help him clean out the swamp. He's not naive anymore since he's seen all of the unlawful crap that goes on. Much of it against him.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 11, 2022 08:07 AM (2NHgQ)

91 I see we've started on the Trump blame game Hey, it's it's not the primaries yet and some of this stuff is by trolls designed to divide us JJ's linkage and reportage is great, but I lack patience for "If only Trump had been omniscient about everybody in DC" Bah!. Catch you later.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (qBJMu)

92 The people who endlessly complain about Trump's appointments never identify alternatives. There's a difference between bitching, in hindsight no less, and constructive criticism. These people seem to believe the entire deep state is arrayed against conservatives, including most of the GOP, which made no pretense about hamstringing Trump, but that there's this untapped pool of loyalists who Trump passed over to make bad appointments.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (KFhLj)

93 I hate it when a pun flops.

Posted by: fd at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (sn5EN)

94 Now the FBI is fuc##g around in Pennsylvania, with two big races there in November

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (WY8d2)

95 Dead fish eggs tell no tails.

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (T4tVD)

96 I agree with VDH. The FBI needs to be disbanded. Additionally, their top leadership needs to be prosecuted.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (lTGtQ)

97 We have to fix congress at the same time we nuke the bureaucracy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (hwoGt)

98 Good morning! Reading all that HRC did with no repercussions whatsoever and compare to Trump who can't even sneeze wrong and he's investigated sends me into rage.

Moar coffee.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (nxdel)

99 What a crappie pun!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (BRHaw)
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And I'm sure you misspelled "carpie".

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (odVni)

100 If you read between the lines of the reaction from the media propaganda mills, they know it.
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I have a different read on the press coverage. It was unusually frenetic and disjointed. They didn't have their talking points ready to go and their fill-in-the-blank stories pre-written. Some articles accepted non-left framing ("banana republic" stuff), some defended it, some tried to approximate straight reporting, some went into why this is great, some went into why it is controversial, etc. There was little consistent unity in the coverage.

I think they were caught flat-footed and now that it's been coordinated, it is desperate. Legally (ha) and officially, this is all fine. We're post-law and they do whatever the hell the please without consequence. I strongly suspect, however, that is blowing up in their faces quite badly from a popular sentiment standpoint. Whether that matters remains to be seen (I suspect it doesn't, at least not yet) but they certainly do appear to be unhappy about being subject to a lot of discontent and push-back from normies.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (WWh8n)

101 84

But that is NOT the important thing to focus on now. It is that we have tyrants engaging in national thuggery. That is the issue at hand. How we got here is important ONLY if we ever wrest control again.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (x0n13)

So what do you, I, and the rest of us do about the situation? Serious question.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (Vr12I)

102 Donald J. Trump...

They tried to break his spirit.

Instead, he broke their minds and souls...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (YIVH2)

103 I do not like Mike Cernovich, but he makes a good point. Trump appointed Wray. What was the setting for this. Was Wray the only guy the Senate GOP would confirm, or did Trump want someone else?
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 07:52 AM (WY8d2)

ANOTHER Beating?????

Posted by: Dead Horse at August 11, 2022 08:09 AM (WhsXQ)

104 But that is NOT the important thing to focus on now. It is that we have tyrants engaging in national thuggery. That is the issue at hand. How we got here is important ONLY if we ever wrest control again.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:06 AM (x0n13)


Fair point. I hope Trump's figured all this out. Because he seems to be not only our best chance at something like a peaceful solution - but maybe our last chance.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:09 AM (9mLZT)

105 Turbot is the shizzle. I’ll save additional praise for the foooood thread this weekend.

Posted by: Squid at August 11, 2022 08:09 AM (wkzCN)

106 65 I do not get Wray. If anyone got their dream job of a lifetime, you would be very grateful to the person who hired you.

Look at Jerome Powell. Would not raise rates in 2021 to help Biden and get reappointed. This caused massive inflation
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:02 AM (WY8d2)

DC is a nest of people who, while they are waiting for their dream job, pose as moderates

Powell, Wray and the most egregious, Merrick Garland

Posted by: REDACTED at August 11, 2022 08:10 AM (us2H3)

107 Unreal.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 07:58 AM (x0n13)

Yes and no. The principle that applies here is Respondeat Superior. The chief executive is ultimately responsible for his hires. It's not unreal or unreasonable to fault Trump for his often inappropriate and sometimes clueless personnel decisions (did he have one chief of staff who was truly loyal to him?). He must have understood after the brutal election the challenges he would face, that "draining the swamp" was going to pivot on his line officers.

He did make some very good choices: Mnuchin, Ross, Grenell, Lighthizer

The only thing that matters now is, has he learned?

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 08:10 AM (H8QX8)

108 There's a cohort of people here that expect perfection and have all the answers.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 08:01 AM (W/9Bb)

===
*looks left, looks right*

*looks behind*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 08:11 AM (EZebt)

109 It has undoubtedly divided Americans along partisan lines. However, the obvious political persecution of the former president is drawing some new lines. People notice when you put that kind of banana republic nonsense on top of a horrible economy.
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I disagree with the assessment. This raid has not divided people along any lines, let alone partisan ones. What it has done is made the existing division points and lines clearer. The lines are not new, and neither is the division. There may have been some shifting of people to one or the other side of the existing lines, but not along new lines. Trump and his outsider narrative of national populism was the new dividing line, and this action is just re-emphasizing that. It's downstream from it. It's subject to it, not remaking it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:11 AM (WWh8n)

110 "Barr's been what he is for a long, long time."

Yes, I see that now. I had credited his defending the DOJ/FBI because of all the good that they do. I mostly like Hannity but he's stuck in a similar position.

I know see that there's little good, and a lot of bad

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 11, 2022 08:11 AM (i0slg)

111 thread's gettin tangy

Posted by: REDACTED at August 11, 2022 08:11 AM (us2H3)

112 DC is a nest of people who, while they are waiting for their dream job, pose as moderates. Powell, Wray and the most egregious, Merrick Garland.

I had never heard of Merrick Garland, until Obama picked him as a nominee. I just assumed, based on that, the guy was a raging prick psychopath. Looks like I guessed correctly.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:12 AM (9mLZT)

113 101 So what do you, I, and the rest of us do about the situation? Serious question.
Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (Vr12I)

If I had the answer to that question, my friend, the FBI would be targeting Mar-a-Sefton.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:12 AM (x0n13)

114 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:12 AM (Zz0t1)

115 I agree with VDH. The FBI needs to be disbanded. Additionally, their top leadership needs to be prosecuted.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (lTGtQ)

I said it last night -

BURN
SCATTER
SALT

it's not JUST for buildings...

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 08:12 AM (WhsXQ)

116 My bad. Sometimes I feel like Trump should be a genius like Micheal Corleone.

Like Dick Morris said the other night, no matter how tough a Republican can be like Reagan and Trump, they still have to play within the rules. The Democrats do not care anymore.

That started with the Disbarred Bill Clinton

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:12 AM (WY8d2)

117 91 I see we've started on the Trump blame game Hey, it's it's not the primaries yet and some of this stuff is by trolls designed to divide us JJ's linkage and reportage is great, but I lack patience for "If only Trump had been omniscient about everybody in DC" Bah!. Catch you later.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (qBJMu)

What is the point of beating up on him, here, now? He is the one who has a proven track record of at least fighting back against tyranny. Instead of rallying behind him, many will constantly nitpick him. Doing so is not helpful.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 08:13 AM (Vr12I)

118 FBI Director Christopher Wray condemned “violence against law enforcement” after a search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Since the search online forums have been flooded with violent rhetoric.

There is a document which lays out pretty clearly that sometimes it is necessary when the people are faced with tyranny.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 11, 2022 08:13 AM (hwoGt)

119 112 DC is a nest of people who, while they are waiting for their dream job, pose as moderates. Powell, Wray and the most egregious, Merrick Garland.

I had never heard of Merrick Garland, until Obama picked him as a nominee. I just assumed, based on that, the guy was a raging prick psychopath. Looks like I guessed correctly.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 20


Maybe we'd've been better off if he did get on the SCOTUS. Meh, just pondering.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:13 AM (x0n13)

120 So I'm getting the feeling no one is responsible for this home invasion. It appears to be a spontaneous act by low-level ham and eggers from the Cincinnati field office, authorized by nobody.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Then take them out & execute them as a warning to others.

*No one promised that your life would be a beacon of hope and a ray of sunshine. Maybe your life was meant to be a warning to others.

*Demotivational poster

Posted by: rickb223 at August 11, 2022 08:13 AM (Am657)

121 If he can control his actions and statements — and that's a big "if"

You and I both know he cannot. Trump as king was good. But he is proving even more effective as kingmaker.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 08:14 AM (g1EEm)

122
I had never heard of Merrick Garland, until Obama picked him as a nominee

Obama knew them all by name.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 11, 2022 08:14 AM (hwoGt)

123 I mean there is one guy standing up for us right now. With all his faults he is standing up. One

Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 11, 2022 08:14 AM (ZGlod)

124 "There may have been some shifting of people to one or the other side of the existing lines, but not along new lines."

Recent developments will affect voter turnout, which is the most significant electoral variable of all.

And they will drive many to want Trump and accept no substitute.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 11, 2022 08:15 AM (i0slg)

125 So what do you, I, and the rest of us do about the situation? Serious question.
Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (Vr12I)

If I had the answer to that question, my friend, the FBI would be targeting Mar-a-Sefton.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:12 AM (x0n13)


I honestly don't know either. The only thing I'm certain of is voting against my local GOPe Rep. I'll vote the Dem in. And I'm starting to turn cash into land, tools, seeds, food, and fuel.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:15 AM (9mLZT)

126 "I have no doubt that this article will cause me personal challenges, but truth needs to be said. The simple reality is that Randi Weingarten, President of The American Federation of Teachers is acting like a self-hating Jew who needs to stop using her religion to attack Jewish values and conservatives. It is disgraceful and a smear on all of our people."
Randi Weingarten Wields Her Misunderstanding of Judaism Like a Weapon
BIDEN CRIME FAMILY REVELATIONS


I despise this woman with the heat of a thousand suns and it kills me to have to share a first name with her.

Posted by: creeper at August 11, 2022 08:16 AM (cTCuP)

127 There is a document which lays out pretty clearly that sometimes it is necessary when the people are faced with tyranny.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Quoting Jefferson (even "Stuff Jefferson Said") makes you a domestic terrorist according to the FIB.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 08:16 AM (g1EEm)

128 What is the point of beating up on him, here, now? He is the one who has a proven track record of at least fighting back against tyranny. Instead of rallying behind him, many will constantly nitpick him. Doing so is not helpful.

Some people have nothing better to do I guess. Or they just like be contrary.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 11, 2022 08:16 AM (nxdel)

129 I would point out that Wray is not the senior man in charge at DOJ. That would be Garland. Did Garland order this hit in order to depose Wray and replace him with someone moar down with the long march? This is the Afghan pull out all over again. One thing we do know is Jellyhead was eating pudding and watching Matlock re-runs.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 08:16 AM (D8mow)

130
Pope Benedict once complained that his authority didn't extend past his office door. Trump came from the business world, where once the CEO makes a decision his subordinates carry them out or get fired. As we have seen, every time Trump wanted to pursue a policy, the whole Federal bureaucracy said, "Oh, how cute." Then went their own way, secure in the knowledge they couldn't be fired because they had civil service protection.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 08:16 AM (1Nxff)

131 So, the Wray and Garland factions are pointing the finger at each other, instead of declaring with confidence that they have the goods on "the greatest threat to our precious democracy in history" (*vomits).
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Which is telling and leads to believe either that someone (Wray or below) acted without authorization or that the top of the chain (Garland and his superiors in the politburo) authorized it all but badly misread the reaction. Not from the non-progs - they surely knew there would be a lot of noise there, and weighed it as "it's just noise that will die in the vacuum, or we trigger an incident that would be politically useful if someone rises to the provocation." But they are also getting a lot of backlash from other normies or mid-fos. They are not being greeted as liberating heroes, but as jack-booted thugs.

So which is it? My bet is on top-down. The action around Wray feels like a setup and he's a patsy who will take the fall - and he's a big, meaty bone to throw at the problem. I have no sympathy for Wray, but I'll bet he's pretty pissed at Garland and the faction that ordered the job.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:17 AM (WWh8n)

132 I mean there is one guy standing up for us right now. With all his faults he is standing up. One

Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 11, 2022 08:14 AM (ZGlod)


I'll continue to criticize whenever Trump makes a bonehead move. But make no mistake, he'll have my vote in '24. Might be the only Repub that gets mine at this rate.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:17 AM (9mLZT)

133 Trump will get my vote again, for the third time. He fights, he is a proven fighter. We HAVE to have someone to rally behind. Of course, this is exactly why they hate him.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 08:17 AM (Vr12I)

134 thread's gettin tangy
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Like a Tartar attack!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 08:17 AM (yikp0)

135 Quoting Jefferson (even "Stuff Jefferson Said") makes you a domestic terrorist according to the FIB.
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That's cuz he owned slaves.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (D8mow)

136 There is a document which lays out pretty clearly that sometimes it is necessary when the people are faced with tyranny.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 11, 2022 08:13 AM (hwoGt)
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Kari Lake for AZ Governor @KariLake
Aug 9
“He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.” – United States Declaration of Independence, 1776

https://nitter.it/KariLake/status/1557047748939001857

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (odVni)

137 118 FBI Director Christopher Wray condemned “violence against law enforcement” after a search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Since the search online forums have been flooded with violent rhetoric.

***

Glowies on overtime

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (gbzeC)

138 Rather than focusing on Trump's hires, McConnell or any other side issue I think it's a lot more productive to focus on why did the FBI do the raid to recover specific documents.

Anyone who is surprised that this is backfiring on the FBI/DOJ is naive. The blind, deaf and dumb kid who plays a mean pinball could have predicted it. Yet they did it anyway.

It seems to me there are 2 things those documents could be about: 1) January 6th or 2) Spygate. January 6th seems unlikely to me simply because I don't think Trump did anything wrong on Jan 6th including grabbing the steering wheel and I don't think he's dumb enough to write anything down anyway. Certainly not 15 frigging boxes worth.

That leaves Spygate and there are documents that Trump tried to declassify that would directly implicate wide scale corruption at the FBI beyond just Spygate and the Deep State has been fighting to keep them hidden despite Trump declassifying them.

What's in those documents. Why won't anyone tell us at least what they are about?

Posted by: JackStraw at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (ZLI7S)

139 So after Pelosi denied McCarthy for putting any real conservatives on the Jan 6th committee, can McCarthy deny any Dem Committee assignments in January.

Can he keep Schiff and Salawell off Judiciary?

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (WY8d2)

140 And I'm sure you misspelled "carpie".
Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (odVni)

Carpie Dium

Fish of the Day

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (BRHaw)

141 The current head of the FBI was appointed by Trump
How is this raid politically motivated?

Posted by: Paul at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (9zY72)

142 The only thing that matters now is, has he learned?
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 08:10 AM (H8QX

the only quibble i'd make is that he's ultimately NOT responsible since certain positions HAVE to be confirmed by the senate. those people must get mitch's approval so there's a certain amount of leeway I'll give PDJT.

however, for chief of staff et al, I'd agree that some of the people he hired were worse than atrocious and it's all on PDJT.

I just hope that after this next election that PDJT just DARES mitch to deny the people Trump wants. at this point, make it obvious WHO exactly it is that mitch supports..

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 08:19 AM (WhsXQ)

143 Which DC Crime Gang/Family is Wray a member of?

Posted by: davidt at August 11, 2022 08:19 AM (oTZbj)

144 I still want to know who is manipulating the metals market. Despite inflation, silver, for example has dropped from 28$ oz to around 20. However none is available to be bought at that price, dealers want to charge 5$ an ounce over the spot price. Never seen anything like this.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 08:19 AM (CecP5)

145 Like the Elephant's Child that I am --

I STILL want to know where President Obama's Presidential Papers reside.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (MIKMs)

146 We'll see, but put me down for "there won't be a trial based on this raid".

I think this was a massive hail mary and had nothing to do with putting Trump on trial.

I also think it backfired as we could have predicted from the start.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (+nNfY)

147 “It really is a case of the Bureau misreading the impact"
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"Some rogue agents in the Feeb underestimated the political impact of raiding the president house and didn't bother running it up the chain" is perhaps the most egregious lie they've asked us to swallow in the last seven years.

I do think it's a case of talking out of both sides of their mouth (and insulting us), as usual. Because while these "explanations" flow like blood at a Satanic child sacrifice ritual, the cables and TV networks are running 24/7 Trump is a Criminal Who Had His House Raided Theater. Who the fuck reads Newsweek??

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (xjshH)

148 So which is it? My bet is on top-down. The action around Wray feels like a setup and he's a patsy who will take the fall - and he's a big, meaty bone to throw at the problem. I have no sympathy for Wray, but I'll bet he's pretty pissed at Garland and the faction that ordered the job.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:17 AM (WWh8n)

Garland, Wray, and the whole DC clan approved it b/c they thought their insider had the goods. He didn't, so now it's "pin the blame on the patsy" and Wray is it, and he's gonna use the power of the FBI and the MSM to try to keep himself in place anyway...

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (exHjb)

149 @138 I believe that you're on to something

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (i0slg)

150 Trump wanted to pursue a policy, the whole Federal bureaucracy said, "Oh, how cute." Then went their own way, secure in the knowledge they couldn't be fired because they had civil service protection.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 08:16 AM (1Nxff)

His kids did a whole lot of work for Americans! Biden Kids on the other hand....

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (BRHaw)

151 After everything we have been through, Trump remains "Teflon Don."
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It's way, way more than that. After six years of continuous investigations, intelligence operations, harassment, insult, contempt and malice, the integrity of these organizations is shot. Done. Kaput. As a result, their investigations and prevarications and ops are not meaningless but rather counter-productive. At this point, being targeted by the FBI is a badge of honor - it means you might actually be a legitimate outsider choice for office. It is probably good for improving popular support. The era of "I dunno, he was investigated by (or raided by) the FBI and something's probably pretty damn hinkey" is over.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (WWh8n)

152 I just hope that after this next election that PDJT just DARES mitch to deny the people Trump wants. at this point, make it obvious WHO exactly it is that mitch supports..

That's one thing I wish he would have done the first time. Just call McConnell out. I don't think he ever did publicly.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (9mLZT)

153 133 Trump will get my vote again, for the third time. He fights, he is a proven fighter. We HAVE to have someone to rally behind. Of course, this is exactly why they hate him.
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This is a war for the crown which makes it a Civil War. You win Civil Wars by restoring the crown to the rightful owner. That would be Trump. Trump did not have a Domestic Army willing to Burn, Loot, Murder and count make believe ballots until Biden won. Get you testicles in order - this is for all the fucking marbles.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (D8mow)

154 71 61 And with her cadaviar father
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Cadaviar. Dead fish eggs?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:01 AM (x0n13)
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They should put a health warning on Pa Cheney. I'll contact the Sturgeon General.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (odVni)
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Just a sole warning?
Also what about: 'if landed, do not throw back but dispose of accordingly'

Posted by: Ciampino - scaley and smelly like fermented fishpaste at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (qfLjt)

155 Seeing on DM that Wray says agents have been getting death threats. Oh shut the fuck up you lying weasel.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (nxdel)

156 We saw your ad for new agents. Our long established firm is ready to fill your every need in clothing and accessorizing your new agents, be it daily or formal wear, an armband, or a ceremonial dagger. The IRS will not be disappointed.

Hugo Boss, GmbH

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 11, 2022 08:21 AM (lz5hY)

157
I try to avoid Militia Violent Extremist sites with a black skull logo and hang out where there are pet threads, gardening threads, hobby threads, and book threads.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 08:21 AM (jE276)

158 146 We'll see, but put me down for "there won't be a trial based on this raid".

I think this was a massive hail mary and had nothing to do with putting Trump on trial.

I also think it backfired as we could have predicted from the start.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (+nNfY)

I think they have got themselves into a Tar Baby situation.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 08:21 AM (Vr12I)

159 DOJ is trying to throw Wray under the bus, per Freerepublic.

Saying he signed off on it, not Garland. And that the Raid was supposed to be secret with no fanfare. ROFL! What about the Assault weapons morons

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:21 AM (WY8d2)

160 Speculating on shit canning Wray or Garland is just a feint to draw attention away from Biden. If anything happens, the guy in the field office that staged the raid might get a reassignment to CNN or MSNBC and they'll move on.

The real test will be in November when the election results are in. Ousting McConnel and McCarthy should be the bar for minimum success, followed by stripping every J6 committee member of their assignments.

Impeachments, hearings and subpoenas can follow.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 11, 2022 08:21 AM (8llgm)

161 I STILL want to know where President Obama's Presidential Papers reside.
Posted by: mustbequantum at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (MIKMs)

They are being digitized! Or destroyed! Take your pick!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:22 AM (BRHaw)

162 Everyone here complaining about Trump's hires don't seem to understand that almost all of them had to be approved by his enemies in the GOPe. When Mitch hands him a list of five pieces of crap to choose from that can be approved, he has to pick from that list. Recall also, Mitch refused to recess the entire time Trump was in office, to prevent Trump from making recess appointments.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 11, 2022 08:22 AM (lTGtQ)

163 Where does Fauci live? He's thrown out the first pitch on both coasts.

Good to hear him booed, however I think the 'conservative media' blew it slightly out of proportion from the video I saw yesterday.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:22 AM (Zz0t1)

164 158. They already moved on to Pennsylvania

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:22 AM (WY8d2)

165 I don't blame Trump personally. I do blame his entire administration, especially the purported "close advisors" that foisted shit candidates on him for important positions.

But mostly I blame the GOP. They chose sides early on and they chose poorly. Moving forward using the political processes at our disposal relies on the GOP to not be stupid, again.

I don't have a lot of faith in that prospect.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (BFigT)

166 Speaking of fishy stories, the Beluga whale caught in the Seine River I reported on a few EMT's ago had to be euthanized as the do-gooders' attempts to drag him back out to the ocean failed.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (yikp0)

167 72 Guten morgen horden

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 11, 2022 08:04 AM (gbzeC)
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Buon mattino, vmom

Posted by: Ciampino - or buongiorno at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (qfLjt)

168 "What's in those documents. Why won't anyone tell us at least what they are about?
Posted by: JackStraw "

What if it's not really about the documents and more about testing how far they can go?

Posted by: fd at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (sn5EN)

169 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:12 AM (Zz0t1)


Yo Sponge! How you doing?

Posted by: Doof at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (5KWKT)

170 164 158. They already moved on to Pennsylvania
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:22 AM (WY8d2)
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The Land of Oz?

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (odVni)

171 Liz Cheney Polls 26 points behind Hageman. It was 28 points in June.
Next week, Liz Cheney’s failure will be complete. From Chair of the House Republican Conference to a nobody in 15 months.

Posted by: SMOD at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (hA3X/)

172 Count Fauci lives in a coffin during the day. Dreaming about all the people he killed, by funding WuHan in the first place

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (WY8d2)

173 When Mitch hands him a list of five pieces of crap to choose from that can be approved, he has to pick from that list.

I contend he would have been better off leaving the positions empty, rather than filling them with enemies.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:24 AM (9mLZT)

174 Benedict Arnold was given his commission by General Washington.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 11, 2022 08:24 AM (sAa2b)

175 DOJ is trying to throw Wray under the bus, per Freerepublic.

Saying he signed off on it, not Garland. And that the Raid was supposed to be secret with no fanfare. ROFL! What about the Assault weapons morons
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:21 AM (WY8d2)



It's being reported that Trump was already cooperating with the FBI and they had access to what they wanted already. This was just a big spectacle to draw attention away from the many failures of the Biden administration.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:24 AM (Zz0t1)

176 On hires if Trump runs and gets a 3rd term...those are gonna be tough. How many folks on here would take the job, knowing it's 4 years of complete and total hassle for little money that torches any future career prospects you have and puts you under constant threat of investigation for decades after?

So, it's gonna be tough for him, even if he's learned...

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:24 AM (exHjb)

177 Chris Wray did the usual by pushing back on the response to his moronic RAID.

Posted by: SMOD at August 11, 2022 08:24 AM (hA3X/)

178 166 Speaking of fishy stories, the Beluga whale caught in the Seine River I reported on a few EMT's ago had to be euthanized as the do-gooders' attempts to drag him back out to the ocean failed.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (yikp0)
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Gives me a movie idea:

The Humpback of Notre Dame

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:25 AM (odVni)

179 DOOF!!!

What's shakin'?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:25 AM (Zz0t1)

180 We'll see, but put me down for "there won't be a trial based on this raid".

I think this was a massive hail mary and had nothing to do with putting Trump on trial.

I also think it backfired as we could have predicted from the start.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM


but never forget how very little understanding of things the LIVs have...they're already conflating the raid with PDT's deposition yesterday as in: "they raided his house & got all the stuff he stole and when he was questioned about it, he pleaded the Fifth"

the court of public opinion is populated with very stupid people

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 11, 2022 08:25 AM (ENBF0)

181 Thank you for the news, J.J. There are some bright spots in here.

Gotta run walk. BIAB

Posted by: creeper at August 11, 2022 08:25 AM (cTCuP)

182 It's punishment, intimidation, attack, and Narrative. That's all it's been since 2016 and this is no exception.

I said at the very beginning of Russia that it was a ploy to fuck up his presidency. That all they wanted was a "story" to suck the air out of the room. And I was right.

It's always the story - and to keep Trump and friends dancing on landmines. He's too powerful a figure. Once he is eliminated, MAGA goes with him, and they know it.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 08:25 AM (xjshH)

183 The fib conducted the panty raid on Trump's home because they could, nothing more and nothing less. Pure 100% Intimidation.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at August 11, 2022 08:25 AM (bVYXr)

184 How is this raid politically motivated?

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The same way a phone call to the Ukrainian authorities urging them to investigate Hunter Biden's dealing there was political, you big dummy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 08:26 AM (EZebt)

185 Garland, Wray, and the whole DC clan approved it b/c they thought their insider had the goods. He didn't, so now it's "pin the blame on the patsy" and Wray is it, and he's gonna use the power of the FBI and the MSM to try to keep himself in place anyway...
Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:20 AM (exHjb)
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I am still very much ambivalent on the "their mole in the Trump organization told them" story but if it's true, that means they didn't consider the possibility that they were being lured into a mole hunt and that indicates remarkable foolishness and stupidity. It's also possible - and simpler - that they had a pretext, they had a friendly pseudo-judge, the boss was out of town and they just went for it on a fishing expedition. It blew up in their faces.

Too much secrecy, surprise, obvious political targeting and bald-faced corruption. If anything was "found" they'll be accused of planting evidence and if there is surveillance footage then they'll not know which way to go. If nothing was found, they will be exposed for what they are - jack-booted commissars. They probably feel like a raccoon surrounded by traps right now. Good.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:26 AM (WWh8n)

186 Obviously, we need a Special Counsel to investigate the authorization of the raid

Posted by: SMOD at August 11, 2022 08:26 AM (hA3X/)

187
I still want to know who is manipulating the metals market. Despite inflation, silver, for example has dropped from 28$ oz to around 20. However none is available to be bought at that price, dealers want to charge 5$ an ounce over the spot price. Never seen anything like this.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 08:19 AM (CecP5)


Heh, heh, heh!

Posted by: Zombie Bunker Hunt at August 11, 2022 08:26 AM (1Nxff)

188 The current head of the FBI was appointed by Trump
How is this raid politically motivated?
Posted by: Paul at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (9zY72)
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The stupid!!!

It burns!!!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 11, 2022 08:27 AM (YIVH2)

189 I enjoyed CS Lewis space trilogy. The ending of the 3rd, That Hideous Strength, ended perfectly, the protagonist and his wife getting busy with what the Lord commanded mankind to do in Genesis. Great contrast to what all the 'post-human' science types were trying so hard to get away from.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 11, 2022 08:27 AM (fs1hN)

190 That leaves Spygate and there are documents that Trump tried to declassify that would directly implicate wide scale corruption at the FBI beyond just Spygate and the Deep State has been fighting to keep them hidden despite Trump declassifying them.

What's in those documents. Why won't anyone tell us at least what they are about?

Posted by: JackStraw


The spygate documents confirm that the US ran a color revolution to remove a duly elected president in Ukraine to install a puppet, and that family members of virtually every member of congressional leadership were getting bribes from the money laundering going on there. Look back on Ukraine press coverage from 2014 and it becomes clear.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 11, 2022 08:27 AM (lTGtQ)

191 The proof the Mar-a-logo raid was politically motivated, is in the story about the FBI refusing to show the warrant to Trump's lawyer. In a criminal raid the popo throw the warrant at the defendant and his lawyer, to intimidate them and show what bad shape the defendant is in. The law only hides the warrant when they are doing something shady.

By the way none of the FBI agents had sufficient security clearance to look at presidential eyes-only material.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 08:27 AM (CecP5)

192 171. She will lose much credibility at the next Jan 6 hearing. She is damaged goods, a loser in DC

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:28 AM (WY8d2)

193 On hires if Trump runs and gets a 3rd term...those are gonna be tough. How many folks on here would take the job, knowing it's 4 years of complete and total hassle for little money that torches any future career prospects you have and puts you under constant threat of investigation for decades after?

Maybe not. For example, who would I appoint as FBI director ? Whomever I could find with the biggest axe to grind against the FBI. Same at IRS. Same at DOJ.

Find people who hate those agencies with a spite that would make Khan Noonien Singh blush. Them offer them the jobs.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:28 AM (9mLZT)

194 [takes dollar, looks around furtively]
Word on the street is, the FBI didn't show the warrant because they haven't filled in all the Mad Libs "adjective" spaces in it yet.

Posted by: Johnny The Shoeshine Guy at August 11, 2022 08:28 AM (x7vTZ)

195 There’s no more caviar since roe got overturned.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 08:28 AM (ID+dV)

196 >>What if it's not really about the documents and more about testing how far they can go?

Well anything is possible but as I said this was obviously going to backfire on the FBI. Everyone knows full well that Trump remains very popular with over half the country and s Stasi like raid on the former and likely next president by his opponents police state was only going to make Trump more sympathetic and make more people think Trump was right about the Deep State.

The Intel Community didn't start being corrupt with the Russia hoax. That just exposed it in a way that couldn't be denied. Trump is a mortal threat to them and fought them and we all know what Schumer said happens when you fight the Intel Community.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 11, 2022 08:28 AM (ZLI7S)

197 "Misreading the impact" is the new "Mistakes were made"

Posted by: 496 at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (VJsqe)

198 How many folks on here would take the job, knowing it's 4 years of complete and total hassle for little money that torches any future career prospects you have and puts you under constant threat of investigation for decades after?

So, it's gonna be tough for him, even if he's learned...
Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:24 AM (exHjb)

I, conceptually, would do it in a heartbeat. I'd be the guy emptying the trash cans if asked. But I'm not married and have no kids.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (sAa2b)

199 Trump is not suceptible to the lures of Deep State money, and the approval of the DC cocktail party circuit. This alone sets him apart from the rest of that rabble in Washington. We need his leadership, warts and all.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (Vr12I)

200 It's being reported that Trump was already cooperating with the FBI and they had access to what they wanted already. This was just a big spectacle to draw attention away from the many failures of the Biden administration.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:24 AM (Zz0t1)
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My favorite little rumor from this raid - and I really, desperately hope it's true - is that the target of the search (the documents being contested by the National Archives) was locked in a room that had been padlocked by ... the FBI itself. And they forgot the key and had to cut the lock open. To get their sealed containers that were kept in a locked room following the initial investigation that Trump fully cooperated with.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (WWh8n)

201 So Garland wasn’t involved in “the final decision to green-light the raid”.

The final decision ?? more squishy lawyer droppings

Posted by: SMOD at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (hA3X/)

202 Quoting Jefferson (even "Stuff Jefferson Said") makes you a domestic terrorist according to the FIB.
That's cuz he owned slaves.
Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (D8mow)

What you talkin bout Weezy!

Posted by: George Jefferson at August 11, 2022 08:30 AM (2CExO)

203 I contend he would have been better off leaving the positions empty, rather than filling them with enemies.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling


Hindsight is 20/20. It took a while to fully understand the extent of Trump's opposition from within his own party. And their duplicity.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 08:30 AM (g1EEm)

204 Yes. McCarthy should request the Special Counsel in Janaury, but you know how it works.

He will be visited by the Deep State, and they will say you cannot due to this to the FBI or DOJ because it will be a natl security risk blah blah

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:30 AM (WY8d2)

205
"Misreading the impact" is the new "Mistakes were made"
Posted by: 496 at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (VJsqe)


Wray will take full responsibility for this debacle, then jet off to his vacation spot.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 08:30 AM (1Nxff)

206 The documents are a McGuffin. They were going to raid for some reason.

Posted by: blaster at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (6TxNR)

207 ... That leaves Spygate and there are documents that Trump tried to declassify that would directly implicate wide scale corruption at the FBI beyond just Spygate and the Deep State has been fighting to keep them hidden despite Trump declassifying them.

What's in those documents. Why won't anyone tell us at least what they are about?
Posted by: JackStraw at August 11, 2022 08:18 AM (ZLI7S)
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Twitter banned Paul Sperry awfully damn quickly after he made the same observation. It's possible.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (WWh8n)

208 93 I hate it when a pun flops.

Posted by: fd at August 11, 2022 08:08 AM (sn5EN)
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You can always flip it on its other side. It's just a matter of scales.

Posted by: Ciampino - it's raining, remember to wear your cloaca at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (qfLjt)

209 Secret with no fanfare. Holy fucking shit. Raid the billionaire ex-president's luxurious home during the day.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (W/9Bb)

210 Seeing on DM that Wray says agents have been getting death threats. Oh shut the fuck up you lying weasel.

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I hands-down do not believe it. It's the Mommy's skirt they always run behind when the heat gets turned up. They do nothing but lie, lie, lie. They are not even 1% trustworthy. They've killed that dead. So what do they do? Run and cry about death threats. Like clockwork.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (sVtYq)

211 I still want to know who is manipulating the metals market.


Putin?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (GZgmy)

212 193 On hires if Trump runs and gets a 3rd term...those are gonna be tough. How many folks on here would take the job, knowing it's 4 years of complete and total hassle for little money that torches any future career prospects you have and puts you under constant threat of investigation for decades after?

Maybe not. For example, who would I appoint as FBI director ? Whomever I could find with the biggest axe to grind against the FBI. Same at IRS. Same at DOJ.

Find people who hate those agencies with a spite that would make Khan Noonien Singh blush. Them offer them the jobs.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:28 AM (9mLZT)

But you gotta hire more than just the top, aka the department heads - you have multiple levels under those people who do the real work at $150K in the DC area - those are the places that won't fill...and then nothing changes...

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (exHjb)

213 So you are saying nothing will happen?

Posted by: guy who always says nothing will happen and is usually right at August 11, 2022 08:32 AM (sn5EN)

214 201 So Garland wasn’t involved in “the final decision to green-light the raid”.

The final decision ?? more squishy lawyer droppings
Posted by: SMOD at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (hA3X/)

Like the Wannsee Conference attendees pointing the finger at each other.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:32 AM (x0n13)

215 ++++
My favorite little rumor from this raid - and I really, desperately hope it's true - is that the target of the search (the documents being contested by the National Archives) was locked in a room that had been padlocked by ... the FBI itself. And they forgot the key and had to cut the lock open. To get their sealed containers that were kept in a locked room following the initial investigation that Trump fully cooperated with.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (WWh8n)



Yes. If true, we've once again witnessed a true Keystone Cops moment in our federal law enforcement community.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:32 AM (Zz0t1)

216 192 171 Liz will spend the day after the election in a darkened room, crying,and digging through a gallon of Chunky Monkey ice cream. Or maybe just doing unspeakable things with a chunky monkey.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 11, 2022 08:32 AM (lz5hY)

217 Trump was the first POTUS who did not need to become rich with the office. Look at Marxist Obama eating Caviar at Martha's Vineyard

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:32 AM (WY8d2)

218 How many folks on here would take the job, knowing it's 4 years of complete and total hassle for little money that torches any future career prospects you have and puts you under constant threat of investigation for decades after?

So, it's gonna be tough for him, even if he's learned...
Posted by: Nova local



I'd take a job from him in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 11, 2022 08:32 AM (lTGtQ)

219 Remember this:

Last month they were weapons of war. This month they are being handed out to 81,000 new IRS agents.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 11, 2022 08:32 AM (Am657)

220 Secret with no fanfare. Holy fucking shit. Raid the billionaire ex-president's luxurious home during the day.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (W/9Bb)

They've rarely asked us to swallow a bigger lie. And that's saying something.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 08:33 AM (xjshH)

221 If it's true the National Archives already knew what the content was of the documents and had already viewed them at MaL then there are some serious questions that will probably go unanswered.

Add to the mix, Trump was purportedly cooperating with the Archives to return whatever they wanted, but they had yet to indicated what that was.

Impatience? It was obviously a political move someone thought would work out differently.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 08:33 AM (BFigT)

222 MSNBC will not hire her. She applauded the overturn of Roe vs Wade.

It will be FOXNews

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:33 AM (WY8d2)

223 I contend he would have been better off leaving the positions empty, rather than filling them with enemies.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling

Hindsight is 20/20. It took a while to fully understand the extent of Trump's opposition from within his own party. And their duplicity.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 08:30 AM (g1EEm)


Then it's reasonable to ask; how soon should one be expected to learn the lesson, so that it's no longer hindsight ? The GOP ran this game on Trump for four years. Has he learned now ? I don't know. I honestly suspect its not in his nature to learn these lessons. That's the worry. He's our best shot - but I strongly suspect he simply may not be up to the task.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:33 AM (9mLZT)

224 BTW, "misreading the impact" is tacit admission that the exercise was political. If the raid was justified on evidentiary grounds, any putative political "impact" is irrelevant.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 08:33 AM (g1EEm)

225 There’s no more caviar since roe got overturned.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 08:28 AM (ID+dV)



Joe's dementia has gotten markedly worse since Roe was overturned.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

226 The documents are a McGuffin. They were going to raid for some reason.
Posted by: blaster at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (6TxNR)
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Also possible. The simplest answer is that was an elaborate big version of a plain old simple fishing expedition. The sealed warrant crap makes it very hard to say. The more complicated - and therefore less likely, if Occam has anything to say about it - possibilities are planting evidence, running a PR op, planting bugs, etc. The actual simplest answer is that it *was* about the documents, but not about the legality of those documents. They want those documents back under their lock-and-key and out of his hands, classification status be damned.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:34 AM (WWh8n)

227 I, conceptually, would do it in a heartbeat. I'd be the guy emptying the trash cans if asked. But I'm not married and have no kids.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (sAa2b)
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Me too, but the humidity of D.C. is tough on my hair.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 08:34 AM (EZebt)

228 You see the pictures of IRS agents with Body Armour and AK's?

Wonder if those guys have the guts to go to Ruby Ridge?

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:34 AM (WY8d2)

229 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:11 AM (WWh8n)

Not sure I'd agree here.
While the Democrats tend to attract the stupid, the feckless, the childish, the uninformed, the envious, the easily-led, regardless of IQ, there is probably a good 10-20% of them who can think through consequences of smashing the economy, smashing the Constitution, and constant violence enforced lies. Particularly, the youngish.

Many here have followed a similar path. If you have an IQ above shoe-size, eventually you have to get tired of the lies and the severe mismatch with reality in blindly following the Left. As always, your first real job is an eye-opener.

I believe we're starting to see that process in play right now. The Left has been smart in attempting to pre-toxify Trump with constant lies about him. But, young adults want jobs, they want homes, they want good food and the ability to have a good time.

As a f'instance, ask some young about Blackrock, they hate that ESG-plague monster corporation with the fury of a thousand suns.
Not because they hate ESG, though that will come in time. Blackrock's buying homes, makes consumer buying impossi

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:34 AM (5NkmN)

230 Will the DOJ unseal the warrant by Friday as was ordered by a judge? Will they falsify it prior to u sealing?

Posted by: Jen the original at August 11, 2022 08:34 AM (L8PU5)

231 Liz will spend the day after the election in a darkened room, crying,and digging through a gallon of Chunky Monkey ice cream. Or maybe just doing unspeakable things with a chunky monkey.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 11, 2022 08:32 AM (lz5hY)



May she get pox.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (Zz0t1)

232 As a result, their investigations and prevarications and ops are not meaningless but rather counter-productive. At this point, being targeted by the FBI is a badge of honor - it means you might actually be a legitimate outsider choice for office. It is probably good for improving popular support. The era of "I dunno, he was investigated by (or raided by) the FBI and something's probably pretty damn hinkey" is over.
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I'm pretty certain that some of us are old enough to remember a 'badge of honor' for appearing on lists during Nixon's administration. Some old lefties beat that old horsie for many years, and I think some of them are still in higher offices.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (MIKMs)

233 Perhaps one of the most infuriating things of all these last few days has been the silence of Mitch McConnell. If that doesn't scream just what he is and is made of, I don't know what would. He's a miserable sack of sh*t. He's complicit, he's complacent, he's fully on board with what catastrophic thing happened at Maralago. He's foul garbage, and I only wish I could see the day he'd get tossed out by Kentuckians, or at the very least, lose his leadership.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (sVtYq)

234 Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 08:33 AM (g1EEm)

This is, how you say, trenchant and astute.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (xjshH)

235 217 Trump was the first POTUS who did not need to become rich with the office.
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Moreover, the first president to become poorer for serving.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (H8QX8)

236 That nurse who plowed her car into a crowd and killed 6 people "misread the impact"

Posted by: 496 at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (VJsqe)

237 The other option for the documents is that they related to Epstein. That would be a huge can of worms if it got out that the FBI was coordinating with him to entrap politicians.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (lTGtQ)

238 Hope some of them rot in hell.

Posted by: sidney at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (Uy/WF)

239 Oh, they'll manufacture evidence to create some sort of process crime that they hope will keep him from running in '24.

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Can't. The Construction is very clear, and no concocted process crime, or worse can do anything.

Posted by: runner at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (2igD3)

240 Huh. some of that got disappeared.

Aw well, point more or less made.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (5NkmN)

241 But you gotta hire more than just the top, aka the department heads - you have multiple levels under those people who do the real work at $150K in the DC area - those are the places that won't fill...and then nothing changes...

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (exHjb)


Not if the goal is to destroy those positions. That's what we're talking about, right ? Severely reducing the size and scope of all these agencies - if not outright destroying them ? Who cares if you fill a position that's soon to be eliminated ? Who cares if an unfilled position creates chaos within an organization you wish to destroy ?

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (9mLZT)

242 The hiring of the 87,000 IRS agents is all about a permanent class of Democrat Union donors just like the Dems monopoly on teachers unions.

87,000 New IRS Agents Will Join Union That Gives 100% Of PAC Funds To Democrats

https://tinyurl.com/3kw8dxka

Posted by: redridinghood at August 11, 2022 08:36 AM (NpAcC)

243 199 Trump is not suceptible to the lures of Deep State money, and the approval of the DC cocktail party circuit. This alone sets him apart from the rest of that rabble in Washington. We need his leadership, warts and all.
Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 08:29 AM (Vr12I)


In Soviet America, fuck you money fuck YOU!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:36 AM (x0n13)

244 230 Will the DOJ unseal the warrant by Friday as was ordered by a judge? Will they falsify it prior to u sealing?
Posted by: Jen the original at August 11, 2022 08:34 AM (L8PU5)

No, and yes.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 08:36 AM (H8QX8)

245 but never forget how very little understanding of things the LIVs have...they're already conflating the raid with PDT's deposition yesterday as in: "they raided his house & got all the stuff he stole and when he was questioned about it, he pleaded the Fifth"
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I hope the NY case gets before the SCOTUS, and they (the non leftist assholes) unequivocally state that when a prosecutor has publicly stated her intention to "get" a person on some crime, no matter what it takes, that person has absolutely no obligation to answer any questions from that prosecutor. And also that the prosecutor should herself be referred for disbarment and potential prosecution for her abuse of the legal process.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 11, 2022 08:36 AM (MvHI3)

246 JackStraw, wasn't there a bunch of stuff that Ratcliff got declassified that might be part of this?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 11, 2022 08:36 AM (mByV7)

247 The documents are a McGuffin. They were going to raid for some reason.
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Operation Big Guy Panty-Sniff

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 08:37 AM (yikp0)

248
Moreover, the first president to become poorer for serving.
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (H8QX


Yo.

Posted by: George Washington at August 11, 2022 08:38 AM (1Nxff)

249 The GOP ran this game on Trump for four years. Has he learned now ?
Posted by: Once More With Feeling


He seems to have learned some. For all his flaws, I honestly don't think anyone else could have shaken things up the way he did. But you won't get any argument from me on whether he should run again. As I said upthread, I think Trump is far more effective now as kingmaker than king.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 08:38 AM (g1EEm)

250 ... I believe we're starting to see that process in play right now. The Left has been smart in attempting to pre-toxify Trump with constant lies about him. But, young adults want jobs, they want homes, they want good food and the ability to have a good time. ...
Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:34 AM (5NkmN)
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I don't disagree at all. I think we're saying the same thing. This raid may have shifted people around on the board in terms of which side of the line they're on, but it didn't create any new lines. National populism vs. globalist oligarchy/technocracy. Those are the lines laid by down Trump back in 2015 and they're still defining the field.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:38 AM (WWh8n)

251
Disney stock up almost 10% this morning.

Who knew Grooming was so profitable?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:38 AM (5NkmN)

252 Maybe the DOJ will force Wray to Resign. Get a real Marxist in there

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:39 AM (WY8d2)

253 241 But you gotta hire more than just the top, aka the department heads - you have multiple levels under those people who do the real work at $150K in the DC area - those are the places that won't fill...and then nothing changes...

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:31 AM (exHjb)

Not if the goal is to destroy those positions. That's what we're talking about, right ? Severely reducing the size and scope of all these agencies - if not outright destroying them ? Who cares if you fill a position that's soon to be eliminated ? Who cares if an unfilled position creates chaos within an organization you wish to destroy ?
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (9mLZT)

There are certain jobs required by the Consitution to be done federally - even if you torch half the departments and their peeps (and I think you should), you still have to do the federal work of the required stuff. And it's there that Trump will be undermined day in and day out...b/c he will struggle to find people who know it's 4 years tops, and a mound of legal hassle.

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:39 AM (exHjb)

254 But you won't get any argument from me on whether he should run again. As I said upthread, I think Trump is far more effective now as kingmaker than king.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 08:38 AM (g1EEm)


Yeah. But he's running. All they did this week was piss him off even more.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:39 AM (9mLZT)

255 236 That nurse who plowed her car into a crowd and killed 6 people "misread the impact"
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Not terribly surprising, given that she is reportedly very seriously mentally ill, had something like 13 prior traffic collisions, and should not have had a driver's license, let alone a nursing license. She was a disaster waiting to happen.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 11, 2022 08:40 AM (MvHI3)

256 Good morning everyone. Thank you J.J.

Hard to remember during this upheaval and betrayal but, we must:

Verse for the day:
"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
-- Psalm 27:1

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2022 08:40 AM (LsEU/)

257 I'll amuse myself with the notion that the next R congress will defund the IRS so that the armed-to-use-deadly-force-if-necessary 87,000 agents will lose their jobs. What an egregious assault on the American people. Thanks so much, Joe Manchin. You "I'm for the little guy" senator from West Virginia. I hope you're repaid in kind by those people you just screwed.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 11, 2022 08:40 AM (sVtYq)

258 Trump is not suceptible to the lures of Deep State money, and the approval of the DC cocktail party circuit. This alone sets him apart from the rest of that rabble in Washington. We need his leadership, warts and all.

And this essentially is why there cannot be Trumpism without Trump. Notice how different he was compared to all the other GOPers contending for the 2016 nomination? It's because his money and celebrity allowed him to compete without the approval of the moneyed establishment.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 11, 2022 08:40 AM (KFhLj)

259 gooder and harderer

The German Green Party is trying to set up information centers for neighbors to report each other for political incorrectness.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 11, 2022 08:40 AM (BRHaw)

260 They stole the 2020 election and have labeled anyone who questioned it a criminal, insurrectionist.

There is no admission of fault, acceptance of consequences, possible for the FBI as a de-escalation.

They never apologized for Waco, Ruby Ridge, framing Richard Jewell, not acting on 9/11, the Boston bombers and on and on--directly killing thousands of Americans-- through all that and more, the FBI has never, ever admitted they were wrong.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 11, 2022 08:40 AM (Zf0+a)

261 BTW, "misreading the impact" is tacit admission that the exercise was political. If the raid was justified on evidentiary grounds, any putative political "impact" is irrelevant.
Posted by: quantum mechanic a


What a great middle finger to the American public. Under the laws of a Constitutional Republic, no law enforcement action should ever by judged by its potential impact, only whether it is proper under that Constitution.

So we've come a long way baby, and I don't like where we are!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (hOUT3)

262 Disney stock up almost 10% this morning.

Who knew Grooming was so profitable?
Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:38 AM (5NkmN)
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And down 28% YTD and down 37% over the past 12 months.

Nothing goes to hell or rises to heaven in a straight line.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (WWh8n)

263 There are certain jobs required by the Consitution to be done federally - even if you torch half the departments and their peeps (and I think you should), you still have to do the federal work of the required stuff. And it's there that Trump will be undermined day in and day out...b/c he will struggle to find people who know it's 4 years tops, and a mound of legal hassle.

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:39 AM (exHjb)


Doesn't matter. Leave the seats empty if you can't fill them with loyalists. Chaos is a better ally than an enemy.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (9mLZT)

264 74 million voters , and probably many more. Are wondering if the once trusted FBI is planting evidence?

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (WY8d2)

265 >>The documents are a McGuffin. They were going to raid for some reason.

So they intended to make themselves look like the Gestapo?

How did this help them in any way? Would you believe any derogatory document they claim they found in the raid? Neither will more than half the country.

Raiding the home of a past and future political opponent is banana republic level bullshit. There is no win in doing it for the FBI/DOJ which is why they are no backpedaling at light speed.

If they wanted to create fake evidence against Trump they don't need to raid his home. They can pay airhead staffers to make up stories and give them documents. Nor do I believe Trump was willing to turn over all documents or he would have done so months ago. He wanted at least some of those documents and was fighting to keep them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (ZLI7S)

266 There are thousands of victoria nulands.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (hwoGt)

267 Chunkymonkeypox?

Posted by: fd at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (sn5EN)

268 So, to say, "this time, the FBI has to admit they made a mistake" is flat delusion.

The planted stories of various factions trying to claim they didn't know, ect.-- those are distractions to keep focus diffuse while they manufacture the justification and coordinate their message.

By Monday, every single DOJ employee, the press and the DNC will be on the same page. Yes, it's going to be weak. Yes, it's going to be an obvious lie. They will all repeat it.

And, just like J6, they will start accusing any who dare question them of being criminals interfering and tainting an active investigation.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (Zf0+a)

269 252 Maybe the DOJ will force Wray to Resign. Get a real Marxist in there
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:39 AM (WY8d2)


How about this: Wray takes the fall, Garland calls for an investigation into the FBI and hires Eric the Chinless Holder to clean house!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (x0n13)

270 262. Correct. Dead cat bounce

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:42 AM (WY8d2)

271 Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (5NkmN)

If you pasted it into the comment box from elsewhere, it will have hit the Character Limit. That was instituted a couple years back when some hairless testicle was posting lengthy screeds over and over to block commenting.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 08:42 AM (xjshH)

272 263 There are certain jobs required by the Consitution to be done federally - even if you torch half the departments and their peeps (and I think you should), you still have to do the federal work of the required stuff. And it's there that Trump will be undermined day in and day out...b/c he will struggle to find people who know it's 4 years tops, and a mound of legal hassle.

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:39 AM (exHjb)

Doesn't matter. Leave the seats empty if you can't fill them with loyalists. Chaos is a better ally than an enemy.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (9mLZT)

Empty midlevel seats means the career fed people serve as acting in those positions - that's worse.

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:42 AM (exHjb)

273 Disney stock up almost 10% this morning.

Who knew Grooming was so profitable?
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They're raising prices in December for their streaming service.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 08:42 AM (yikp0)

274 Michelle Malkin, as good as ever with her silver quill.

Posted by: runner at August 11, 2022 08:42 AM (2igD3)

275 269. Please JJ. I would rather watch the Night of the Dead. You are scarring me

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:42 AM (WY8d2)

276 That nurse who plowed her car into a crowd and killed 6 people "misread the impact"
Posted by: 496 at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (VJsqe)



Not sure how that's possible when you blow 80 MPH through a red light at a busy intersection. The impact will ALWAYS be significant.

I like how it's now reported that she's had over 10 accidents in the past. She seems a good driver.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:42 AM (Zz0t1)

277 Disney's stock price might be down, but they crushed it in subscriber numbers. eSPN too

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 11, 2022 08:43 AM (hwoGt)

278 Wish she contributed here, as a guest blogger....,

Posted by: runner at August 11, 2022 08:43 AM (2igD3)

279
Disney stock up almost 10% this morning.

Who knew Grooming was so profitable?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:38 AM


They raised the price of one of their products a couple dollars a month. During a recession, when all indications are that massive amounts of people are maxing out their credit cards.

That's the kind of forward thinking that Wall Street admires.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 08:43 AM (jE276)

280 254
Yeah. But he's running. All they did this week was piss him off even more.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:39 AM (9mLZT)


Running or not, as I think I implied, when you piss him off you are pissing off 74 million who voted for him and probably 150 million more as well.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 08:43 AM (x0n13)

281 Trump wanted to pursue a policy, the whole Federal bureaucracy said, "Oh, how cute." Then went their own way, secure in the knowledge they couldn't be fired because they had civil service protection.

While that is true, it ignores the fact that they can be reassigned. There are many positions that need a career bureaucrat in them which can be made to exist in places like Dead Horse Alaska, and Auuugh New Mexico. I volunteer for the position of reassignment czar in the second Trump administration.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 08:43 AM (CecP5)

282 Welp, CNN called the FBI expedition to arrest Roger Stone a RAID. What's the difference, Tater?

https://tinyurl.com/2p99apbz

Lead graf:
The rare, dramatic video from CNN Friday capturing the early morning FBI raid of longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone’s Florida home was the product of good instincts, some key clues, more than a year of observing comings at the DC federal courthouse and the special counsel’s office – and a little luck on the timing.

Posted by: Gref at August 11, 2022 08:44 AM (AMIL/)

283 Empty midlevel seats means the career fed people serve as acting in those positions - that's worse.

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:42 AM (exHjb)


If you can appoint them, you can fire them. No more of this magical Civil Service, darn it, we just can't do anything bullshit. Dems get people removed all the time. Trump can as well. Its a matter of will.

And a matter of mindset. Republicans just can't bring themselves to break things. Their default nature is to try and fix things. There is no fixing the DC system - it has to be destroyed. It has to be deliberately broken.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:44 AM (9mLZT)

284 Disney stock up almost 10% this morning.

Who knew Grooming was so profitable?
Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:38 AM (5NkmN)
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And down 28% YTD and down 37% over the past 12 months.

Nothing goes to hell or rises to heaven in a straight line.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (WWh8n)


Aw, man. You're stomping on my poor, little, defenseless joke.

And it was just a baby too!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:44 AM (5NkmN)

285 I am reminded of a piece of advice an economist once gave me. It's imprecise as hell, but generally a decent yardstick.

"Pull up the long-term chart and look at it without your glasses. If you can still discern the movement, it's significant. If you can't, it isn't."

Looking at Disney's long-term chart, the recent uptick is barely discernible without my glasses. The early 2020 decline and the tear it went on afterward before grinding downward is clear as hell, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:45 AM (WWh8n)

286 260. How about the DOJ and FBI watching local school board meetings?

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:45 AM (WY8d2)

287 277 Disney's stock price might be down, but they crushed it in subscriber numbers. eSPN too
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 11, 2022 08:43 AM (hwoGt)

And they've released a huge price increase for streaming pacakages coming for their subscriber numbers, so Wall Street hopes they keep the numbers and get the increased revenue...

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:45 AM (exHjb)

288
Add the Pendleton Civil Service Act of 1883 to the list of disastrous Federal legislation.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 08:45 AM (1Nxff)

289 Perhaps one of the most infuriating things of all these last few days has been the silence of Mitch McConnell. If that doesn't scream just what he is and is made of, I don't know what would. He's a miserable sack of sh*t. He's complicit, he's complacent, he's fully on board with what catastrophic thing happened at Maralago. He's foul garbage, and I only wish I could see the day he'd get tossed out by Kentuckians, or at the very least, lose his leadership.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (sVtYq)



He's married to a Chinx, so he's compromised. He sucks the Chinx teat and loves every minute of it.

I hope he dies painfully just like all the others destroying America from within.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:45 AM (Zz0t1)

290 Aw, man. You're stomping on my poor, little, defenseless joke.

And it was just a baby too!
Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:44 AM (5NkmN)
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Apologies.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:46 AM (WWh8n)

291 Posted by: JackStraw at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (ZLI7S)

They are showing their power and intimidating anyone who may want to help or support him, personally, or in speech and action.

If they can do it to him, they can do it to you. That is valuable in the fight they are waging on us. They already showed once that votes don't mean shit. And with a complicit opposition party, they know the only true danger to their "transformation" lies with a single person.

That's the optimistic take.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 08:46 AM (xjshH)

292 >>JackStraw, wasn't there a bunch of stuff that Ratcliff got declassified that might be part of this?

Yes, Ben Had. Actually, it was Trump, the ultimate declassification authority, who gave the order and then Ratcliffe was working with the agencies, FBI, DOJ, etc., to get their final redactions. But they ran out the clock on Trump and when Biden took over the release was going to stop.

I believe that the way the process was set up there is some leeway for departments to claim that releasing certain information will hurt sources and methods which is a constant way the Deep State forces unnecessary redactions. It's also a great way from preventing the release of damaging documents.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 11, 2022 08:46 AM (ZLI7S)

293 So a whistleblower at the FBI , fingered out former Wray protege as the one who was trying to designate conservatives as part of a Domestic terror group.

Lisa Sanborn is a exec now at Roku

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:47 AM (WY8d2)

294 None of this is about documents. They will indict Trump, probably conduct more raids. The goal is about using their power to persecute and destroy their enemies. They'll move on DeSantis soon enough. They don't think like us, they aren't thinking about it coming back on them.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 11, 2022 08:47 AM (qH6FZ)

295 In addition the air conditioning and heat in federal office buildings can be turned off as an economy measure. The deep state has a lot less power than they think they have.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 08:48 AM (CecP5)

296 The DOJ Is Biden's Personal Law Firm

Posted by: redridinghood at August 11, 2022 08:48 AM (NpAcC)

297 Chunkymonkeypox?
Posted by: fd at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (sn5EN)



A guy can dream, can't he?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:48 AM (Zz0t1)

298 I'll amuse myself with the notion that the next R congress will defund the IRS so that the armed-to-use-deadly-force-if-necessary 87,000 agents will lose their jobs. What an egregious assault on the American people.
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Just like the R Congress defunded Obamacare.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 11, 2022 08:48 AM (MIKMs)

299 Aw, man. You're stomping on my poor, little, defenseless joke.

And it was just a baby too!
Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:44 AM (5NkmN)



Well, he IS a regular at Club Baby Seal.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)

300 They're blaming it on Wray because Trump appointed him. Get it?

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 08:49 AM (xjshH)

301 Apologies.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:46 AM (WWh8n)


None needed.

That too was meant to generate a laugh. Not an apology.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 08:50 AM (5NkmN)

302 We are entering the Age of Post America says Laura Ingraham.

Posted by: Ziba at August 11, 2022 08:50 AM (4h9M3)

303 Anybody hoping to get MAGA votes in the 2024 primary, this has been their week to audition. And I’m seeing no one even trying. Except the original MAGA guy.

Even if DeSantos does not intend to run in 24, his MAGA credibility almost demands that he make it clear that this kind of tyrannical conduct is not allowed in his jurisdiction. His failure to do so, thus far, is disappointing

Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 11, 2022 08:50 AM (YTBIQ)

304 And a matter of mindset. Republicans just can't bring themselves to break things. Their default nature is to try and fix things. There is no fixing the DC system - it has to be destroyed. It has to be deliberately broken.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:44 AM (9mLZT)

I agree - but we need to change the "terminology" to consolidate/RIF duplicative tasks and departments (either in fed or by fed/state/local), not fire/close/punish.

Take a business approach to the problem - it sells much more to RINOs (who we still need to win) and takes the emotion out of it.

Sell it as a path to saving Social Security and Medicare, since they are insolvent in a decade...savings will be "dedicated" to their continued existence.

And then torch departments at will - I'd start with Ed and DHS (since DHS never needed to exist) and toss sub departments like FBI (since we could toss all the "good parts" elsewhere)...

Posted by: Nova local at August 11, 2022 08:50 AM (exHjb)

305 Just like the R Congress defunded Obamacare.
Posted by: mustbequantum at August 11, 2022 08:48 AM (MIKMs)


Never forget, when the GOP controlled the House and Senate, they passed a little less than twenty page bill that defunded almost all of ObamaCare. Obama, of course, vetoed it.

When Trump took office, over fifty Senators remained that had voted for that bill.

They never put that exact bill back on the floor.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:51 AM (9mLZT)

306 141 The current head of the FBI was appointed by Trump
How is this raid politically motivated?

***

Caesar loved Brutus, his mistress' son, like his own.
How could he stab him?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 11, 2022 08:51 AM (gbzeC)

307 Dick Cheney's favorite 60s band was Gerry and the Pacemakers.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 11, 2022 08:51 AM (lz5hY)

308 Look. The only thing you can do is not watch Espn, Abc etc...

Have friends who are good right wing people, but they live for College football

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:51 AM (WY8d2)

309 The worrisome detail on the FBI raid was they called the Secret Service the night before and the Secret Service let them in.

Now imagine if you will, an FBI team sent to assassinate Trump and make it look like he resisted arrest or some hooey.

The Secret Service is now of no use in protecting Republicans against internal "insider" threats.

Remember when Trump was first president, he wanted to keep his own security as the innermost protective ring. The Secret Service struck some confidential deal.

Looks like Trump knew what to expect.

Posted by: Whitehall at August 11, 2022 08:51 AM (Gkmip)

310 Pretty damned sad when Tulsi Gabbard makes a far stroner statement condemning the Gestapo raid than Mitch McConnell did.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 08:52 AM (Vr12I)

311 I agree - but we need to change the "terminology" to consolidate/RIF duplicative tasks and departments (either in fed or by fed/state/local), not fire/close/punish.

Take a business approach to the problem - it sells much more to RINOs (who we still need to win) and takes the emotion out of it.


Sounds fine to me. As long as it ends with less payroll and headcount in these agencies, I'm not too concerned with how the sausage gets made. Or, in this case, destroyed.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:52 AM (9mLZT)

312 305. They did though, and McCain stabbed us in the back. He hated Trump more than he loved the country

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:53 AM (WY8d2)

313 Look. The only thing you can do is not watch Espn, Abc etc...

Have friends who are good right wing people, but they live for College football
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:51 AM (WY8d2)



That's a tough pill to swallow. I too love College Football. It's the ONLY time I watch ABC. Don't have cable, so I NEVER watch ESPN, unless it's at a bar or on someone else's dime.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:53 AM (Zz0t1)

314 Happy 89th day before the election.

This means that Durham is done.

It is now too close to the election to do anything political (for our side), and after the Dems get wiped out in the mid-terms they will have no reason to keep him around.

So the two-tiered justice system will have successfully protected their own from their attempt to overthrow an election by the deep state.

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 11, 2022 08:54 AM (knzHR)

315 173 When Mitch hands him a list of five pieces of crap to choose from that can be approved, he has to pick from that list.

I contend he would have been better off leaving the positions empty, rather than filling them with enemies.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 08:24 AM (9mLZT)
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He did have scores of positions empty, maybe hundreds, for lack of candidates.

Posted by: Ciampino at August 11, 2022 08:54 AM (qfLjt)

316 When will it be enough to move people.

Posted by: MAC V SOG at August 11, 2022 08:54 AM (P4Pk9)

317 A caller on the Bongino show ripped Dan over his sugar coating of the secret service. Being a former agent himself

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:54 AM (WY8d2)

318 They did though, and McCain stabbed us in the back. He hated Trump more than he loved the country

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:53 AM (WY8d2)

That is Grade A Narrative.

McCain did what half the GOP or more wanted. Insurance companies don't just donate to Democrats, you know.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 08:55 AM (xjshH)

319 And McCain loved himself. No more, no less.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 08:55 AM (xjshH)

320 It's very interesting to see the firestorm among libtards over the deleted WaPo headline stating the raid was a political attack by Garland on Trump. No one reads WaPo except the left, so the headline and the firestorm it provoked is purely a tempest among the left.

It all shows the blowback is real, even among the leftist capital elites. The assault stinks, they know it stinks, and any credence given to Trump or the rightist complaints is reacted to like a political case of hives. The elites are allergic to even the mere suggestion their motives are what Republicans claim. Failures in every phase of life are staring the bankrupt elites in the face, and suggesting their desperation is leading them down crazy, dark pathways (which is obvious) is treated like a case of leprosy in a crowded room.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 11, 2022 08:55 AM (SwZJ/)

321 316. Technology has made us weak

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:55 AM (WY8d2)

322 A caller on the Bongino show ripped Dan over his sugar coating of the secret service. Being a former agent himself
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:54 AM (WY8d2)



Good. I hope Dan listened to it, too. He should be reminded that he's been selling himself as a firebrand for a while now.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:55 AM (Zz0t1)

323
A new way of carrying out 'home invasions' - pretend you're with the IRS. As soon as that happens a legitimate (hah) visit from the IRS is going to go terribly wrong.

I don't know what bone head came up with this bone headed idea, but it's insane and going to do nothing but get people killed.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 08:55 AM (jE276)

324 178 166 Speaking of fishy stories, the Beluga whale caught in the Seine River I reported on a few EMT's ago had to be euthanized as the do-gooders' attempts to drag him back out to the ocean failed.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (yikp0)
-

Gives me a movie idea:

The Humpback of Notre Dame

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:25 AM (odVni)
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You Sir have won the Internet. Weel done!

Posted by: Ciampino -nI have a hunch he'll go far at August 11, 2022 08:56 AM (qfLjt)

325 And then torch departments at will - I'd start with Ed and DHS (since DHS never needed to exist) and toss sub departments like FBI (since we could toss all the "good parts" elsewhere)...
Posted by: Nova local

Let's make it more interesting and random: Select the weekly axing of a department by dartboard. Upon selection, instantly revoke all passwords and system accesses, freeze pay, transfer all pension funds to SSI, burn down their homes, and brand 'Traitor' into their foreheads. That's on the first day. On the second day, I'm gonna get mean.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2022 08:56 AM (LsEU/)

326 Just bought some of the the anti-ESG ETF.

Suck my fartclam, greentards.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 11, 2022 08:57 AM (UuD2k)

327 That's a tough pill to swallow. I too love College Football. It's the ONLY time I watch ABC. Don't have cable, so I NEVER watch ESPN, unless it's at a bar or on someone else's dime.


so the major conferences have their own streaming networks? like the Big Ten does?

I have to subscribe to watch field hockey but you can watch all the other sports on it too

just a suggestion if you don't want to support the major networks!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 08:57 AM (w0NJk)

328 >>> 292 >>JackStraw, wasn't there a bunch of stuff that Ratcliff got declassified that might be part of this?

Yes, Ben Had. Actually, it was Trump, the ultimate declassification authority, who gave the order and then Ratcliffe was working with the agencies, FBI, DOJ, etc., to get their final redactions. But they ran out the clock on Trump and when Biden took over the release was going to stop.

I believe that the way the process was set up there is some leeway for departments to claim that releasing certain information will hurt sources and methods which is a constant way the Deep State forces unnecessary redactions. It's also a great way from preventing the release of damaging documents.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 11, 2022 08:46 AM (ZLI7S)

At this point, this sounds like a bonus to me.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 11, 2022 08:58 AM (llON8)

329 313. That is cool. It is free, and you are not giving any money to the commies at ESPN.

Sadly the ony way I can get internet and Wifi is thru Comcast.
They give me this peacock streaming service for free. Never watch it. all woke crap except for old movies

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:58 AM (WY8d2)

330 Mercedes Schlapp
@mercedesschlapp
President Trump should have put a copy of Hunter Biden's laptop, Epstein's client list, and Hillary Clinton's private server in every room in Mar-a-Lago.

Then they wouldn't have touched anything

Posted by: redridinghood at August 11, 2022 08:59 AM (NpAcC)

331 FBI - Mistakes were made. Need 50 billion for more training.

Posted by: MJ at August 11, 2022 08:59 AM (zwDuR)

332
so the major conferences have their own streaming networks? like the Big Ten does?

I have to subscribe to watch field hockey but you can watch all the other sports on it too

just a suggestion if you don't want to support the major networks!
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 08:57 AM (w0NJk)



Most, if not all of those networks are subsidiaries of ESPN, so you're still feeding the beast.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 08:59 AM (Zz0t1)

333 There are thousands of victoria nulands.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 11, 2022 08:41 AM (hwoGt)

I initially read this as Victoria NUDES

and got to thinking, queen victoria? victoria jackson? or victoria principal?...

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 08:59 AM (WhsXQ)

334 324 178 166 Speaking of fishy stories, the Beluga whale caught in the Seine River I reported on a few EMT's ago had to be euthanized as the do-gooders' attempts to drag him back out to the ocean failed.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 08:23 AM (yikp0)
-

Gives me a movie idea:

The Humpback of Notre Dame

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 11, 2022 08:25 AM (odVni)
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You need to add Michael Jackson's rotting corpse tied to the dying whale under tow.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 08:59 AM (NsE9F)

335
*flutters hands*

But cutting Federal agencies is violence!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 09:00 AM (1Nxff)

336 I expect that any day now we will see the government thugs who sport their rifles and little black body armor kit and gear have corporate sponsor logos and patches on it - after all there is now no separation between corporations and government, so why not?

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 09:00 AM (Vr12I)

337 >>At this point, this sounds like a bonus to me.

Ironically, I think that is exactly what they don't want us to see not because it would hurt their ability to do their jobs lawfully but because it will show their corruption.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 11, 2022 09:00 AM (ZLI7S)

338 They give me this peacock streaming service for free. Never watch it. all woke crap except for old movies


omg Jonah how much does Peacock suck?

I guess it's free but still - damn

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 09:00 AM (w0NJk)

339 327. Yes. I love the minor sports these days. Most of them are non woke. Beach volleyball, Pole Vault, Skiing etc...

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:00 AM (WY8d2)

340 "Seeing on DM that Wray says agents have been getting death threats. Oh shut the fuck up you lying weasel."


BS. We heard this from the wokes on school boards, including ours, when parents started standing up to their insanity. Yet not as single police report was ever filed by the poor dears who felt their lives were in danger. Not one.

Posted by: Ripley at August 11, 2022 09:01 AM (MxEKc)

341 They're blaming this on Wray because this is that scene in Casablanca where the gang realizes they need a fall guy, and Wilmer fills the bill nicely. Besides, Wray has already told the Senate to fuck off, he's not running for anything, and no one will do a thing to him as long as Biden and Kamala are in power. I figure Wray is just about to give us all a "Hell Yeah I ordered the Code Red!!!" speech.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:01 AM (r46W7)

342 Most, if not all of those networks are subsidiaries of ESPN, so you're still feeding the beast.


well that's depressing

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 09:01 AM (w0NJk)

343 Peacocks are obnoxious birds, just sayin'.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 09:01 AM (Vr12I)

344 5 In addition the air conditioning and heat in federal office buildings can be turned off as an economy measure. The deep state has a lot less power than they think they have.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 08:48 AM (CecP5)

oh, i do so love this idea.

in order to help combat global warming, federal offices in DC shall not have the AC set below 80 degrees in the summer, nor have the heat set above 60 in the winter.

personal heat or cooling is not authorized due to the danger to the building electrical systems and the additional impact on global climate change...

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 09:02 AM (WhsXQ)

345 Kind of funny how badly the Forever Manhattan Wars in the ME and Ukraine are going. Its like they try really hard to completely fail at whatever they undertake. But I'm sure China makes out.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 09:02 AM (NsE9F)

346 Good. I hope Dan listened to it, too. He should be reminded that he's been selling himself as a firebrand for a while now.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden


I stopped watching him. Got tired of being reminded every 30s that he's a former agent.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:02 AM (g1EEm)

347 >>> 323
A new way of carrying out 'home invasions' - pretend you're with the IRS. As soon as that happens a legitimate (hah) visit from the IRS is going to go terribly wrong.

I don't know what bone head came up with this bone headed idea, but it's insane and going to do nothing but get people killed.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 08:55 AM (jE276)

Stan's asshoes think *this* is a bonus. They don't care who dies as long as there's death.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 11, 2022 09:02 AM (llON8)

348 All the government departments you want to end? Just have the Secret Service turn off the electricity to the buildings as part of the global warming energy policy. Ever been in a big government building with no power? I have, and you can't stay there long.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 09:02 AM (CecP5)

349 We got some rain yesterday for the first time in around 2 months. It was a nice little soaker. Very thankful.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 09:02 AM (Zz0t1)

350 338. Awful. They have the series yellowstone for free, I tried but the first one I saw had two rappers working as ranch hands in the middle of Wyoming. Next

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:02 AM (WY8d2)

351 He's complicit, he's complacent, he's fully on board with what catastrophic thing happened at Maralago. He's foul garbage, and I only wish I could see the day he'd get tossed out by Kentuckians, or at the very least, lose his leadership.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 11, 2022 08:35 AM (sVtYq)

Soon...

Posted by: Death at August 11, 2022 09:02 AM (2CExO)

352 343 Peacocks are obnoxious birds, just sayin'.
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They are like Brahmin imports.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 09:03 AM (NsE9F)

353 I expect that any day now we will see the government thugs who sport their rifles and little black body armor kit and gear have corporate sponsor logos and patches on it -
Posted by: kraken

From what I've seen of them Lululemon workout pants and Garrett Leight sunglasses will be the major sponsors.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2022 09:03 AM (LsEU/)

354 The Silence on the part of the DOJ as to the justification for the raid is one of the biggest Tells of all time. After all of the Prime Time pontificating this year, THIS would be the time to make their case against Trump, to show why Trump is dangerous and deserved this treatment.

Instead, all we get, at all levels, is "I dunno nuttin', I dunno nuttin'."

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:03 AM (r46W7)

355 Another hilarious tempest at WaPo yesterday:
peevish headline that Trump's FBI Raid is "stealing the headlines from Biden."

Posted by: Ziba at August 11, 2022 09:03 AM (4h9M3)

356 350 338. Awful. They have the series yellowstone for free, I tried but the first one I saw had two rappers working as ranch hands in the middle of Wyoming. Next


right?!?! everyone was all "oh yellowstone is great"

no

nope

wtf are we that desperate?!?!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 09:03 AM (w0NJk)

357 Victoria Principal nudes…mmmmm

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 09:04 AM (ID+dV)

358 Interesting video:

Breaking911 @Breaking911; 10h
WATCH: Video from @KTLA shows a Fire Tornado in Los Angeles County.

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/
1557555705397354504

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 09:04 AM (yikp0)

359 341 They're blaming this on Wray because this is that scene in Casablanca where the gang realizes they need a fall guy, and Wilmer fills the bill nicely. Besides, Wray has already told the Senate to fuck off, he's not running for anything, and no one will do a thing to him as long as Biden and Kamala are in power. I figure Wray is just about to give us all a "Hell Yeah I ordered the Code Red!!!" speech.
---------------
As I said following Wray's testimony - he's a man not long for this world. I guess he really needed a vacation.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 09:05 AM (NsE9F)

360 In the "coincidence" department I just found out a perfectly healthy classmate died suddenly in his sleep of unknown cause?!?!

btw Fox FINALLY had Steve Kirsch on even tho they argued with him of course at least he was able to speak about shot injuries!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 09:05 AM (w0NJk)

361 McConnell thinks that the crocodile will eat him last.

Posted by: runner at August 11, 2022 09:05 AM (2igD3)

362 CBD (on the podcast) says he thinks PDJT does not do the "backbreaking work" of digging into federal departments and eliminating people and processes clogging up operations. Maybe, CBD says, DeSantis is that hard working guy.

Your point is just exactly wrong, IMO. Trump did exactly that, bringing in consultants to ask "what, would you say, exactly do you do here?". He was tremendous in that regard.

In business, we sell software to a couple of departments and agencies. Our customers at HHS and IRS were in stark fear of what Trump was doing, examining every aspect of high level operations, and preparing for a massive reorg of those departments operations for the second term. That reorg obviously never happened, but lots of little things changed and people reassigned or not hired. Having worked with Trumps hotel operations, I can also say few people are more focused on cost reduction in my experience than Trump.

So I disagree with your point.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 11, 2022 09:05 AM (h4+t7)

363
I think FUBO covers much the same territory as ESPN and more.

You might give them a look.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 09:05 AM (5NkmN)

364 >>> 358 Interesting video:

Breaking911 @Breaking911; 10h
WATCH: Video from @KTLA shows a Fire Tornado in Los Angeles County.

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/
1557555705397354504
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 09:04 AM (yikp0)

Hmm. Where in LA, it's a pretty big city.... if one hits West Hollywood or Beverly Hills, I'll have a good laugh.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 11, 2022 09:06 AM (llON8)

365
I stopped watching him. Got tired of being reminded every 30s that he's a former agent.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:02 AM (g1EEm)



I got tired of 1/2 the show being segue after segue to read in commercials.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 09:06 AM (Zz0t1)

366 Just bought some of the the anti-ESG ETF.

Suck my fartclam, greentards.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 11, 2022 08:57 AM (UuD2k)


Which ETF is that?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 09:06 AM (5NkmN)

367 Anyone know what the difference is between a tampon and a Chevy?



A tampon comes with it's own tow rope.


And that's when the fight started officer.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 11, 2022 09:06 AM (Am657)

368 don't know what bone head came up with this bone headed idea, but it's insane and going to do nothing but get people killed.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 08:55 AM (jE276)

Part of the plan.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 09:06 AM (W/9Bb)

369
They're blaming this on Wray because this is that scene in Casablanca where the gang realizes they need a fall guy, and Wilmer fills the bill nicely.

"Let's give them the gunsel. He actually did raid Mar-a-Lago, didn't he? Anyway, he's made for the part. Look at him!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2022 09:06 AM (1Nxff)

370 341. In the end, the marxists only know that Wray was a Trump appointee, and that Cheney is Pro life. Useless idiots.

I have many friends who live in Adam Kitzinger district in IL. It is the most conservative area in Northern IL. He use to wear his reserve uniform every election cycle to get elected. Like McCain. He still has family there. He tried to go to a Diner last month, and had to bail. Called a traitor by many of the patrons

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:07 AM (WY8d2)

371
The IRS can garnish your wages, take all of your property, remove every cent from your bank account.

But that's not enough apparently. They now need to take your life to force compliance?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 09:07 AM (jE276)

372 that scene in Casablanca

I'm sure you meant To have The Key Largo.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 09:07 AM (CecP5)

373 356

right?!?! everyone was all "oh yellowstone is great"
no
nope
wtf are we that desperate?!?!
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 09:03 AM (w0NJk)

It's " Dallas" with cowshit and woke laying around.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 09:07 AM (Vr12I)

374 By the time the presidential primaries have rolled around the horde will have disqualified Trump and Desantis as candidates. People were ready to throw Desantis under the bus for lack of sufficient response to the Mar-a-lago raid yesterday. LMAO.

As for the raid, more than likely pure theater. Oh ya, sure, backfire on them. Not likely these bastards are like a cat that always lands on its feet. I know we love to crow about how incompetent and stupid the left is. I know it has been a long slow march but for being incompetent and stupid I'd say they've done a pretty good job of gaining control of our culture and government institutions.

Posted by: JROD at August 11, 2022 09:07 AM (0jZnq)

375 Now I think about it, every white cop I have ever encountered (local -> FBI) was short. Does the nature of the job select for those with Small Man Syndrome?

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:07 AM (g1EEm)

376 They did though, and McCain stabbed us in the back. He hated Trump more than he loved the country

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 08:53 AM (WY8d2)


HR 3762 was never put back onto the floor. Another, much longer bill was - which was all the cover the GOP needed to switch votes and kill it. All they had to do was put HR 3762 back out there. They didn't, because they never really intended to defund ObamaCare. It was all theater.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 09:07 AM (9mLZT)

377 To repeat a point I was making yesterday, I do NOT believe there was any "confidential informant"; or more specifically, I believe the "mole" was FBI Director Wray's personal secretary sitting in the next office holding a handkerchief over her mouth.

Remember EVERYTHING they did in the Steele Dossier idiocy? It should be obvious that the FBI and DOJ for *years* have been simply making up claims that they have "confidential informants" whose Identity they cannot reveal, so that they can get compliant judges to sign off on warrants that should never be granted.

I believe absolutely that the "informant" claim is a huge lie, meant to both defraud the warrant process and sow dissension among Trump's people.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:08 AM (r46W7)

378 Which ETF is that?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 09:06 AM (5NkmN)

DRLL

Focused on energy. It's the only one the company currently has, but I think they plan more.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 11, 2022 09:08 AM (UuD2k)

379 So which is it? My bet is on top-down. The action around Wray feels like a setup and he's a patsy who will take the fall - and he's a big, meaty bone to throw at the problem. I have no sympathy for Wray, but I'll bet he's pretty pissed at Garland and the faction that ordered the job.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 08:17 AM (WWh8n)

Not even Wray would act unilaterally to conduct this raid. He would have been involved in its execution including the obvious judge shopping. This was a political decision, made by the faceless junta members, based on a ridiculous legal predicate. We’ve seen this before in the effort to take down the parents speaking at school board meetings where we later learned that WH operatives and Garland were involved.

Posted by: 7man at August 11, 2022 09:08 AM (qwO6y)

380 Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 09:03 AM (w0NJk)

I think it has its moments from what I heard during wifey's binge. But there is some definite bullshit littered in it to.

I heard a lecture about Stolen Land from a "teacher" that turned my stomach.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 09:09 AM (xjshH)

381 ]
right?!?! everyone was all "oh yellowstone is great"
no
nope
wtf are we that desperate?!?!
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 09:03 AM (w0NJk)



It actually was entertaining in the beginning, but with every show, it jumps the shark and goes way too far over the top.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 09:09 AM (Zz0t1)

382 Happy to see more people come around to the fact that the FBI has never been some monastery of constitutional conservatives. Does not matter who the director is, the FBI has been an agency designed to harass taxpayers since its inception.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at August 11, 2022 09:09 AM (TzR9i)

383 219 Remember this:

Last month they were weapons of war. This month they are being handed out to 81,000 new IRS agents.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 11, 2022 08:32 AM (Am657)
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Very good point. Thank you Rick.

Posted by: Ciampino -The IRS is not LEO at August 11, 2022 09:09 AM (qfLjt)

384 357. People forget how hot Victoria was those first years of Dallas. Smokin

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:09 AM (WY8d2)

385 You and I both know he cannot. Trump as king was good. But he is proving even more effective as kingmaker.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 08:14 AM (g1EEm)

I say let him be both. He has that ability. He's definitely proven he's up for it.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 11, 2022 09:09 AM (Qhnrt)

386 374 By the time the presidential primaries have rolled around the horde will have disqualified Trump and Desantis as candidates. People were ready to throw Desantis under the bus for lack of sufficient response to the Mar-a-lago raid yesterday. LMAO."

A couple of people with a personal axe to grind making stupid comments does not mean they speak for most of us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:10 AM (r46W7)

387 Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:08 AM (r46W7)

The informant would have told them they don't have to look in Melania's skirts. Of course it's bs

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 09:10 AM (xjshH)

388 If you wanted to make a National Police Force but were afraid to make one. Would you just make i=one and call them IRS Agents?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 11, 2022 09:10 AM (0SYwF)

389 Mitch McConnell speaks on the raid.

https://tinyurl.com/3d8m5zcw

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 11, 2022 09:11 AM (h4+t7)

390 Garland pretending that he did not acquiesce is laughable.

Posted by: runner at August 11, 2022 09:11 AM (2igD3)

391 It actually was entertaining in the beginning, but with every show, it jumps the shark and goes way too far over the top.


I only watched the beginning and my brain hurt

honestly doesn't bother me to watch I Claudius again for the twenty-millionth time rather than roll my eyes right out of my head

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 09:11 AM (w0NJk)

392 They're going to kill him, you know.

It's the only way to remove him from the picture. And since they think we're top-down like they are, they think we'll all fall apart and mop-up will be simple.

They're really that stupid, for all their power.

Idiots will wind up dropping a match into a powder keg the size of which God has not seen. (Or perhaps has, but only Him.)

Posted by: Brother Tim, actually a random opossum with a VPN at August 11, 2022 09:11 AM (OUMaO)

393 Wray is not the fall guy because he won't fall.

Maybe he takes the blame, but he will pay no price.

Posted by: blaster at August 11, 2022 09:12 AM (6TxNR)

394 People forget how hot Victoria was those first years of Dallas. Smokin
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:09 AM (WY8d2)

nope, never forgot ...

in fact, need to go back to my bunk and remind myself soon.

THAT might have been my first serious crush

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 09:12 AM (WhsXQ)

395 374. Point well taken. I still feel that Desantis should have better intelligence in his home state

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:13 AM (WY8d2)

396 We lose Trump, they turn it back into the Republican Party as always known (not that it changed, but perceptions have), and we become nothing but "fringe".

Until he's gone they can't do that.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 09:13 AM (xjshH)

397 Texas Gov. Abbott announces hiring of 30 additional officers in Uvalde school district

https://tinyurl.com/2xvuevcx

Posted by: redridinghood at August 11, 2022 09:13 AM (NpAcC)

398 Mitch McConnell speaks on the raid.
https://tinyurl.com/3d8m5zcw
Posted by: Huck Follywood


puke

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:13 AM (g1EEm)

399 “It really is a case of the Bureau misreading the impact,”

Oh! Well then, totally fine, then. I'm sure you'll do better next time, fellas.

Posted by: Flyover at August 11, 2022 09:13 AM (Rbu5d)

400
because this is that scene in Casablanca where the gang realizes they need a fall guy, and Wilmer fills the bill nicely

The Maltese Falcon

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 11, 2022 09:13 AM (ENBF0)

401 I wonder what input that bitch Cheney had in this raid. I'm sure she contacted someone in the SS to make this happen.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (Gm7bq)

402 THAT might have been my first serious crush
Posted by: SturmToddler


Olivia Newton-John.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (Am657)

403 394. For me it was Olivia Newton John. Saw Grease when I was 12. My whole school was in love with her

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (WY8d2)

404 Olivia Newton-John.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (Am657)


Cheryl Tiegs

Posted by: blaster at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (6TxNR)

405 Bongino has unequivocally stated several times that any agent who participated in the Mar a Lago raid should be removed and fired.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (VpIIl)

406 right?!?! everyone was all "oh yellowstone is great"
no
nope
wtf are we that desperate?!?!
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 11, 2022 09:03 AM (w0NJk)


It actually was entertaining in the beginning, but with every show, it jumps the shark and goes way too far over the top.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 09:09 AM (Zz0t1)

i caught bits and pieces as the mrs was watching it, but when they did the big attack in season 3-4 and no feds came to investigate a MAIL BOMB, it completely soured the show for me. not that'd actually watched more than 3 or 4 episodes.

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (WhsXQ)

407 Lol! There's a MAGA ETF.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (UuD2k)

408 "I believe absolutely that the "informant" claim is a huge lie, meant to both defraud the warrant process and sow dissension among Trump's people.

Posted by: Tom Servo"


If there is any truth at all it will be a Cassidy Hutchinson type who heard rumors from a friend of her boyfriends sister. A highly reliable insider.

Posted by: Ripley at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (MxEKc)

409 wonder what input that bitch Cheney had in this raid. I'm sure she contacted someone in the SS to make this happen.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (Gm7bq)

That sideliner flea bag has impact on the floorboards and that's it. These orders came from Jarrett, et al

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (xjshH)

410
If you wanted to make a National Police Force but were afraid to make one. Would you just make i=one and call them IRS Agents?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 11, 2022 09:10 AM


Very good point.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (jE276)

411 @395 Jonah-There is no such apparatus in states as an intelligence agency to watch fed agencies.

Posted by: JROD at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (0jZnq)

412 Hey Obama sure has been quiet, hmmm?

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (xjshH)

413 And good morning, Mr Sefton.
I haven't wished you and your wife a "welcome" to Flyover Country. Hope is not too quiet for you.

Posted by: Flyover at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (Rbu5d)

414 For me it was Elizabeth Montgomery.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (MyP/f)

415 392 Posted by: Brother Tim, actually a random opossum with a VPN

Good point. I was naively assuming Trump was safe because it made no sense to assassinate him.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (g1EEm)

416 Peacocks are obnoxious birds, just sayin'.
Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 09:01 AM (Vr12I)
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Is there a word beyond obnoxious? Because that's what they are.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 11, 2022 09:16 AM (h4+t7)

417 Me too, but the humidity of D.C. is tough on my hair.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 11, 2022 08:34 AM


Use what I use, mayonnaise.

Posted by: Debbie Wasserman Schultz at August 11, 2022 09:16 AM (xa9r+)

418 Mitch McConnell speaks on the raid.
https://tinyurl.com/3d8m5zcw
Posted by: Huck Follywood

so he finally got a statement his hand picked focus group would accept?

bet it's still tone deaf and idiotic at best, milk toast for sure.

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 09:16 AM (WhsXQ)

419 405 Bongino has unequivocally stated several times that any agent who participated in the Mar a Lago raid should be removed and fired.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (VpIIl)

They have jobs waiting for them in the IRS

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 09:16 AM (xjshH)

420 >>>Maybe he takes the blame, but he will pay no price.
Posted by: blaster


Which is why the GOP is saying they will do something... but they won't. I honestly don't know if I'll vote in the midterms. Not like the GOP will make things better.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:16 AM (Gm7bq)

421 Six-String Samurai > Mar a Lago Raid

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 09:16 AM (LvTSG)

422 388 If you wanted to make a National Police Force but were afraid to make one. Would you just make i=one and call them IRS Agents?
-----------------
IRS Gestapo for the win! No need of due process. They just pounce and seize everything. If only Hitler had thought of this Russia would have been easy.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 09:16 AM (NsE9F)

423 392. No. Their cover is blown after this raid.

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (WY8d2)

424 Armed man demanding savings holds staff hostage at Beirut, Lebanon bank.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (yikp0)

425 No One Dares Say the Real Reason This Texas Man Killed His Daughters

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Well, duhhhhh. It's the patriarchy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (FVME7)

426 The people will not win until Mitch McConnell is out of leadership. Nobody wants an octogenarian deep-stater as the majority leader. He needs to go, and every senate candidate should be queried about whether they will vote for him as leader.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (VpIIl)

427 Julie Newmar. My Lord.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (xjshH)

428
Cheryl Tiegs

Posted by: blaster at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM


Cheryl Tiegs in a white fishnet bathing suit to be exact.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (jE276)

429 Bongino has unequivocally stated several times that any agent who participated in the Mar a Lago raid should be removed and fired.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (VpIIl)
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Agree wholeheartedly. Nuremburg principle.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (h4+t7)

430 @386 Tom Servo-No, I know that but its still a bit funny.

Posted by: JROD at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (0jZnq)

431 420 Which is why the GOP is saying they will do something... but they won't. I honestly don't know if I'll vote in the midterms. Not like the GOP will make things better.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:16 AM (Gm7bq)

========

Vote locally, at least.

Hell, vote third party. No vote doesn't register as starkly as third parties getting more than their allotted share.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (LvTSG)

432 Gestapo is too lenient for the marxists. The American KGB is more fitting

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (WY8d2)

433 Armed man demanding savings holds staff hostage at Beirut, Lebanon bank.
Posted by: andycanuck

Open a new account and get a free plate of falafel?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2022 09:18 AM (LsEU/)

434 426 The people will not win until Mitch McConnell is out of leadership. Nobody wants an octogenarian deep-stater as the majority leader. He needs to go, and every senate candidate should be queried about whether they will vote for him as leader.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (VpIIl)

Cue AC/DC " Money Talks".

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 09:18 AM (Vr12I)

435 The insider story is a lie with many faces.

It gives them a story for conducting the raid. The defenders can use that. It also causes internal strife.

And it works past the sale - if there was a CI in MAL, then there was something there illegal!

Posted by: blaster at August 11, 2022 09:18 AM (6TxNR)

436 Olivia Newton-John.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (Am657)

weren't they about the same time? can't recall when grease came out so hard to specify, but always like Victoria...

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 09:18 AM (WhsXQ)

437 Mmmmm....Olivia Newton John's leather pants.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2022 09:18 AM (W/9Bb)

438 Lol! There's a MAGA ETF.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Ha. That gives me an idea. Start an ETF with the ticker ETF. There's enough low-information-investors that when told to "invest in ETFs" will direct their money your way.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:18 AM (g1EEm)

439 411 @395 Jonah-There is no such apparatus in states as an intelligence agency to watch fed agencies.
Posted by: JROD at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (0jZnq)

Thank you, I was trying to make exactly that point yesterday. Governors are not God-Emperors who sit in a tower with a palantir and who see everything happening anywhere in their states.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:18 AM (r46W7)

440 412 Hey Obama sure has been quiet, hmmm?
---------------
I think he a Reggie Love are playing monkeyshines.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 11, 2022 09:18 AM (NsE9F)

441 >Texas Gov. Abbott announces hiring of 30 additional officers in Uvalde school district

I figured this would happen. Every current officer there will have to move, this is just bringing in the replacements. Justice will not be brought to that POS chief or the guys that handcuffed parents.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 09:19 AM (44ww/)

442 >>>That sideliner flea bag has impact on the floorboards and that's it. These orders came from Jarrett, et al
Posted by: ...


Good point. And nothing will befall these pricks because uniparty.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:19 AM (Gm7bq)

443 It is true though. The worst republican is still 100 times better than any Dem. Manchin proved this recently.

Not one republican voted for this new commie bill

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:19 AM (WY8d2)

444 Posted by: Marcus T at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (VpIIl)

I don’t mind Bongino but his hit over the past weekend was only a half measure.

“There’s still good people but the leadership”

Ok, well those good people better come forward in the coming months or I’m gonna just start saying “the leadership is corrupt and the rank and file at best are cowards”

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at August 11, 2022 09:19 AM (YglAn)

445 364 >>> 358 Hmm. Where in LA, it's a pretty big city.... if one hits West Hollywood or Beverly Hills, I'll have a good laugh.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Seems like it is north of LA in the hills, from here:
https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/fire/state/california

San Gabriel national forest, direct line between Palmdale & LA.

Posted by: Scott_T at August 11, 2022 09:19 AM (2waQ7)

446 439 Thank you, I was trying to make exactly that point yesterday. Governors are not God-Emperors who sit in a tower with a palantir and who see everything happening anywhere in their states.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:18 AM (r46W7)

==========

"Yes...this is correct..."
-Saruman, governor of Isengard

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 09:19 AM (LvTSG)

447 Cheryl Tiegs in a white fishnet bathing suit to be exact.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (jE276)

Kathy Ireland on the SI Cover...

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 09:20 AM (WhsXQ)

448 We always say how many republicans are Dems in disguise. Assistant etc..

How many Democrats are closet Republicans? Fuking none

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:20 AM (WY8d2)

449 Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 09:19 AM

So this Uvalde thing is just gonna grow into a bigger conspiracy eh?

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at August 11, 2022 09:20 AM (YglAn)

450 411 @395 Jonah-There is no such apparatus in states as an intelligence agency to watch fed agencies.
Posted by: JROD at August 11, 2022 09:15 AM (0jZnq)

Getting one set up might not be a bad idea though.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 11, 2022 09:20 AM (b2nrj)

451 bet it's still tone deaf and idiotic at best, milk toast for sure.
Posted by: SturmToddler


watch. it's worse.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:20 AM (g1EEm)

452 Steward Denethor says " All is Lost!!! Flee!!"

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 09:21 AM (Vr12I)

453 "C.S. Lewis’ Fantasy is Our Reality"

That Hideous Strength is the most terrifying book I have ever read.

Posted by: Flyover at August 11, 2022 09:21 AM (Rbu5d)

454 And then torch departments at will - I'd start with Ed and DHS (since DHS never needed to exist) and toss sub departments like FBI (since we could toss all the "good parts" elsewhere)...
Posted by: Nova local
++++++
Sounds like a great idea. And I would absolutely love to see it happen. Unfortunately, I don't think there's a chance in hell that it actually will happen.
Those fuckers won't even defund PBS or NPR. And that is some of the lowest hanging fruit you could possibly imagine.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (dr4Q1)

455 426 The people will not win until Mitch McConnell is out of leadership. Nobody wants an octogenarian deep-stater as the majority leader. He needs to go, and every senate candidate should be queried about whether they will vote for him as leader.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 11, 2022 09:17 AM (VpIIl)

The problem - name a sitting US GOP Senator who is campaigning to take McConnell's spot. And don't say Rick Scott, because he's pathetic. He's like the scrawny asthma ridden kid in the AV club trying to become the captain of the football team.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (r46W7)

456 We are entering the Age of Post America says Laura Ingraham.
Posted by: Ziba at August 11, 2022 08:50 AM (4h9M3)


I'm not sure if I agree with that, but -
I do believe we are entering a dangerous period.
I'd lay it out like this:
1) Do most people want to live in a leftard dictatorship of child-grooming, child-molesting, child-mutilating pervs
who are hellbent on destroying the economy and the Middle and Working classes, and making us a functional satrapy of China and Davos as a nation of gray men and women living out violence enforced, unfulfilled lives eating bugs in a pod?
Cuz that's what the Progtards are offering us.

2) Or, would most people prefer a tyrannical government, something along the lines of Singapore, that's based in national populism, societal norms, strict, swift punishment for crime, good, delicious food and plenty of it, a functioning economy with jobs and a future for your kids and grandkids. with teaching that concentrates on the 3R's instead of woke twisting of your child's mind, future, and body?

Yeah, if we can't have America back or mostly back, I suspect most people would gladly take Option 2 any day of the week.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (5NkmN)

457 It is true though. The worst republican is still 100 times better than any Dem. Manchin proved this recently.

Not one republican voted for this new commie bill
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:19 AM (WY8d2)

only because they didn't have to. otherwise, I'm sure there were 15 or 16 at a minimum willing to "cross the isle" to make it happen.

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (WhsXQ)

458 "so he finally got a statement his hand picked focus group would accept?"

Don't expect anything extemporaneous from McConnell that resembles some deeply held, visceral respect for liberty that he simply can't hold back. That doesn't exist from a man who is a calculating, corrupted, subversive more convinced that people should abnegate their rights to the government.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (VpIIl)

459 Texas Gov. Abbott announces hiring of 30 additional officers in Uvalde school district

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Closing the gate after the cows got out.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (FVME7)

460 >>>Vote locally, at least.

Hell, vote third party. No vote doesn't register as starkly as third parties getting more than their allotted share.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


My state rep is great, and that's about it. Oz has been incognito for months.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (Gm7bq)

461 McConnell is the mirror image of Harry Reid.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:23 AM (g1EEm)

462 452 Steward Denethor says " All is Lost!!! Flee!!"
Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 09:21 AM (Vr12I)

Bob Hope's note to Bing said "Flea! Flea!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:23 AM (r46W7)

463 Is Brandon still sick as he heads off for a holiday? Or is he sicker than they pretended he was.
Biden is an obviously frail old man but the media and administration insists on pretending otherwise. It's almost like they're pretending otherwise.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 11, 2022 09:23 AM (eGTCV)

464 Demonstrators in Iraq protest government's decision to cut power amidst heat wave.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 09:23 AM (yikp0)

465 460 My state rep is great, and that's about it. Oz has been incognito for months.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (Gm7bq)

===========

Sounds like Oz is making stops:

https://tinyurl.com/2k74nse8

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 09:24 AM (LvTSG)

466 bet it's still tone deaf and idiotic at best, milk toast for sure.
Posted by: SturmToddler

watch. it's worse.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:20 AM (g1EEm)

oh lord. i'm at work so can't hit most links. may have to break down and check it out via my phone...

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 11, 2022 09:24 AM (WhsXQ)

467 I wonder what input that bitch Cheney had in this raid. I'm sure she contacted someone in the SS to make this happen.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (Gm7bq)
*********
If Wyomingites do the right thing and oust her ass out of office I would expect her to go full scorched earth while serving out her term.

She's vindictive and has let her hate for Trump consume her so much so that I wouldn't doubt she switches to the D party.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 11, 2022 09:24 AM (NpAcC)

468 467 If Wyomingites do the right thing and oust her ass out of office I would expect her to go full scorched earth while serving out her term.

She's vindictive and has let her hate for Trump consume her so much so that I wouldn't doubt she switches to the D party.
Posted by: redridinghood at August 11, 2022 09:24 AM (NpAcC)

=========

Her rhetoric will get more deranged? Is that possible?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 09:25 AM (LvTSG)

469 Who really cares what McConnell says about the raid?

Everyone already knows what he is and whatever he does is predictable.

Posted by: Ziba at August 11, 2022 09:25 AM (4h9M3)

470 >>> The people will not win until Mitch McConnell is out of leadership. Nobody wants an octogenarian deep-stater as the majority leader. He needs to go, and every senate candidate should be queried about whether they will vote for him as leader.
Posted by: Marcus T

Problem is, the next speaker will be hand picked by McConnell. And he or she will be just as bad

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:25 AM (Gm7bq)

471 Mitch McConnell speaks on the raid.

https://tinyurl.com/3d8m5zcw
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 11, 2022 09:11 AM (h4+t7)
++++
I think that "Sorry, but no, I am here to talk about a disaster and that is not part of the scope for this press conference" - which is essentially what he said - is fine in general.

What is decidedly *not* fine is that the Republican leader of the Senate has no public position or statement about this. It's been days now. He could have - and should have - written a statement by now and that statement should have been a fullt-throated condemnation of the obvious corrupt political machinations targeting a political enemy.

His statement at the press conference isn't really a problem. His lack of any position or defense, however, is. Zero excuse for him to not be hollering from the rooftops about it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 09:26 AM (WWh8n)

472 459 Texas Gov. Abbott announces hiring of 30 additional officers in Uvalde school district
-
Closing the gate after the cows got out.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (FVME7

In his defense, there are over 1,000 individual school districts in Texas, and there is no way to predict which ones are ticking time bombs of incompetence. Since it's probably most of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:26 AM (r46W7)

473 Lost in this whole FBI raid was the stupidity of the White House on economic matters.

Kamala Harris, Karine Jean-Pierre and several others went out proclaiming that inflation was ZERO percent in July. It was 8.5 percent, which was what it was last July, so the rate was the same, but it was not zero.

Again. Inflation was 8.5 percent, not zero.

These people couldn't pass a high school economics exam. Their stupidity is presented front and center every day.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 09:26 AM (lf83v)

474 I always liked Emmaline Henry.

Dr. Bellows old lady.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 11, 2022 09:26 AM (2CExO)

475 "I wonder what input that bitch Cheney had in this raid. I'm sure she contacted someone in the SS to make this happen.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp"


I wonder when was the last time she had a town hall (in Wyoming, not DC) or if she will ever dare to have one again.

Posted by: Ripley at August 11, 2022 09:26 AM (MxEKc)

476 I don’t mind Bongino but his hit over the past weekend was only a half measure.

“There’s still good people but the leadership”

-
95% of the Gestapo are good people, ham and eggers. It's just Reinhard Heydrich and Gestapo Mu!ler at the top who are bad.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 09:26 AM (FVME7)

477 Which ETF is that?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 09:06 AM (5NkmN)

DRLL

Focused on energy. It's the only one the company currently has, but I think they plan more.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 11, 2022 09:08 AM (UuD2k)


Thank you, sir!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 09:27 AM (5NkmN)

478 >>How many Democrats are closet Republicans? Fuking none

I think this is the wrong way to look at. It's not about party for most of these people when they get to DC, it's about becoming part of the permanent establishment or remaining true to your constituents.

That's what we are seeing with this Trump incident. Frankly, it's what we saw throughout his presidency and before. We have a permanent ruling class for whom elections are merely a pro forma exercise every few years where they promise to do things like "I'll build the darn wall" and then promptly go back to DC and ignore us.

The color revolution in Ukraine was run by the permanent establishment of bureaucrats and politicians on both sides of the aisle and it continues to this day. The attempted takedown of Trump and the rigged 2020 election were the same. Democrats, particularly todays Democrats, are much more all in on a powerful centralized government so they naturally vote in lockstep to feed the beast. We have some on our side who believe in small, limited government and giving people the power and finding them is the key. The rest wear an R only for convenience sake.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 11, 2022 09:27 AM (ZLI7S)

479 Market Ticker suggests the raid was a trap sprung by Trump himself. I don't buy it but it's a funny idea.

Posted by: Max Power at August 11, 2022 09:27 AM (QCc6B)

480 >>>Sounds like Oz is making stops:

https://tinyurl.com/2k74nse8
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Missed that, but I'm in OBX on vacation. Thanks James

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM (Gm7bq)

481 Texas Gov. Abbott announces hiring of 30 additional officers in Uvalde school district

I figured this would happen. Every current officer there will have to move, this is just bringing in the replacements. Justice will not be brought to that POS chief or the guys that handcuffed parents.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

This is posturing. Abbot is claiming that it's for the children and parents.

30 cops from out of town, to stand there and do nothing except pose for pictures. And the costs of putting them there (travel, meals, lodging) will be ignored.
And if another shooter shows up? Still nothing.

If he announced that every fucking door had been replaced and tested, that would have been useful.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM (cY9wR)

482
I have this theory I've been kicking around that the top leadership in this country has been compromised by checks from China. But China has money problems of their own and got a little behind payment so Nancy had to fly to Taiwan to get the money flowing again.

It needs some more refining I think.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM (jE276)

483 Jack Johnson is right!

Posted by: runner at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM (2igD3)

484 471 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

With all due respect, sometimes it's what is not said. McConnell would have happily spoken on other, non-flood-related, topics.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM (g1EEm)

485 Olivia Newton-John.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 11, 2022 09:14 AM (Am657)



Linda Ronstadt.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM (Zz0t1)

486 Yeah, if we can't have America back or mostly back, I suspect most people would gladly take Option 2 any day of the week.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 11, 2022 09:22 AM (5NkmN)

Your option 2 is basically what Napoleon offered to France when he took control. Also what Cromwell gave to England, and what Franco gave to Spain.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:29 AM (r46W7)

487 Nice meme, JJ. Knocked one out of the park again.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 11, 2022 09:29 AM (Zz0t1)

488
Olivia Neutron-Bomb.

Sigh.

RIP

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 09:29 AM (x0n13)

489 Her rhetoric will get more deranged? Is that possible?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 11, 2022 09:25 AM (LvTSG)
********
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 11, 2022 09:29 AM (NpAcC)

490 Riots resulting from gas shortages would make anti-lockdown protests look like a “children’s birthday party”, one official has said.

Gas shortages in Germany brought about by a combination of long-term government mismanagement and Russia’s war in Ukraine are likely to prompt mass riots that will make previous anti-lockdown demos look like a “children’s birthday party”, an official has claimed.

Posted by: SMOD at August 11, 2022 09:30 AM (RHGPo)

491 If he announced that every fucking door had been replaced and tested, that would have been useful.
Posted by: Blue Hen at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM (cY9wR)

There was nothing wrong with any of the doors, there never was. That was just another big lie spread by the Uvalde PD.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 11, 2022 09:30 AM (r46W7)

492 Schumer is preferable to McConnel.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2022 09:30 AM (44ww/)

493 >>>I wonder when was the last time she had a town hall (in Wyoming, not DC) or if she will ever dare to have one again.
Posted by: Ripley


Can't imagine anything recently, especially with J6 keeping her far away from Wyoming.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:30 AM (Gm7bq)

494 Dud not know her dad was MI5.

Posted by: runner at August 11, 2022 09:30 AM (2igD3)

495
Missed that, but I'm in OBX on vacation. Thanks James

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM


Lucky you. If you hit Ocracoke Island have one at Howards Pub for me. If you've never been there, it's a great day trip by the free ferry.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 09:31 AM (jE276)

496 Was the FBI raid a stupid idea? Of course it was, and nothing does stupid like the Biden White House. So now you know who was behind the raid.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 09:31 AM (CecP5)

497 If he announced that every fucking door had been replaced and tested, that would have been useful.
Posted by: Blue Hen at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM (cY9wR)

There was nothing wrong with any of the doors, there never was. That was just another big lie spread by the Uvalde PD.
Posted by: Tom Servo

So the entry door WAS propped open by a teacher, allow___ him to walk in?

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 11, 2022 09:31 AM (cY9wR)

498 Nood Art Up.

Posted by: kraken at August 11, 2022 09:31 AM (Vr12I)

499 Gas shortages in Germany brought about by a combination of long-term government mismanagement and Russia’s war in Ukraine

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But mostly long-term government mismanagement.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Survived the Mar-A-Lago Raid at August 11, 2022 09:32 AM (FVME7)

500 Yuval Noah Harari, historian, futurist, and World Economic Forum (WEF) adviser, said, “We just don’t need the vast majority of the population” in the early 21st century given modern technologies’ rendering human labor economically and militarily “redundant.”

Harari’s remarks were made in an interview with Chris Anderson, the head of TED, published on Tuesday. He assessed widespread contemporary disillusionment among “common people” as being rooted in a fear of being “left behind” in a future run by “smart people.” Such fears are justified, he added, given his projection that emerging technologies will displace economic needs to many categories of existing work:

.. in the future, there will be no need for futurists

Posted by: SMOD at August 11, 2022 09:32 AM (RHGPo)

501 Again. Inflation was 8.5 percent, not zero.

These people couldn't pass a high school economics exam. Their stupidity is presented front and center every day.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


Inflation of what? Inflation of inflation was zero. Like every banana republic ever, they've given up on taming vanilla inflation. They're reduced to crowing that the second derivative of prices is zero.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:32 AM (g1EEm)

502 > Mitch McConnell speaks on the raid.
____________

He hates Trump with a passion. The feeling is mutual... Trump hates McConnell.

This is, and will continue to be an issue as long as there's talk of Trump running again.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 11, 2022 09:33 AM (BFigT)

503 "The nonprofit is asking for a wide variety of information..."

Headed by former Trump administration officials.

I say they better watch their backs even more than usual, since the boss got raided.

Posted by: Flyover at August 11, 2022 09:33 AM (Rbu5d)

504 294 None of this is about documents. They will indict Trump, probably conduct more raids. The goal is about using their power to persecute and destroy their enemies. They'll move on DeSantis soon enough. They don't think like us, they aren't thinking about it coming back on them.
Posted by: lowandslow at August 11, 2022 08:47 AM (qH6FZ

Agree. The dems have no sense of shame or right and wrong. All they want is destruction.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 11, 2022 09:33 AM (Qhnrt)

505 Kamala Harris, Karine Jean-Pierre and several others went out proclaiming that inflation was ZERO percent in July. It was 8.5 percent, which was what it was last July, so the rate was the same, but it was not zero.

Again. Inflation was 8.5 percent, not zero.

These people couldn't pass a high school economics exam. Their stupidity is presented front and center every day.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 11, 2022 09:26 AM (lf83v)
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Their idiotic reasoning was that because producer inflation was down and is a annualized number, July's number must of been zero.

WSJ annihilated that reasoning in an editorial.

Posted by: WisRich at August 11, 2022 09:33 AM (G0vdT)

506 Biden still doing Vacay in a Red State?

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:34 AM (WY8d2)

507 How many Democrats are closet Republicans? Fuking none
Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:20 AM (WY8d2)
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Reagan? Trump? Moynihan (sometimes)? Jeane Kirkpatrick?


Some great Repubs were Dems for long periods of time, I think.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 11, 2022 09:35 AM (w45Ez)

508 >>>Lucky you. If you hit Ocracoke Island have one at Howards Pub for me. If you've never been there, it's a great day trip by the free ferry.
Posted by: Divide by Zero


My daughter saw it on the map and thought the name was great. Alas, I'm headed home today.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:35 AM (Gm7bq)

509 With all due respect, sometimes it's what is not said. McConnell would have happily spoken on other, non-flood-related, topics.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 11, 2022 09:28 AM (g1EEm)
++++
Yeah, there's also that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 11, 2022 09:35 AM (WWh8n)

510 The fundamental problem posed by the left is that they are political idiots, and that there is no cure for stupid.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 09:36 AM (CecP5)

511 According to a new poll from Convention of States and Trafalgar Group, the majority of Independents, 53.9%, believe Trump’s political enemies are behind the FBI Raid. They join 76.7% of Republicans who hold the same view. The two groups are also aligned on enthusiasm to vote based on the FBI raid. The spectacle increased the motivation to vote for 83.3% of Republicans and 71.7% of Independents.

.. I'd bet 90%+ of Democrats believe it too .. but would never admit it publicly

Posted by: SMOD at August 11, 2022 09:36 AM (RHGPo)

512 504. Right now there should be smart people on our side who can figure out a way to replace Medicare and social Security.

would make seceding mush easier, as seniors are a huge voting block

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:36 AM (WY8d2)

513
My daughter saw it on the map and thought the name was great. Alas, I'm headed home today.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at August 11, 2022 09:35 AM


That's a shame. Maybe next time. We've been to Ocracoke into late December and the weather is still beachable.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 11, 2022 09:37 AM (jE276)

514 507. 40 years ago. What about today?

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:37 AM (WY8d2)

515 What is the matter with you 'rons? No one has mentioned Farah Fawcett.

Geez, it's like I don't even know you people any more.

Posted by: creeper at August 11, 2022 09:39 AM (cTCuP)

516 Few years back, Wyoming GOP was handing a open senate seat to Cheney. She declined because she wanted power in the House.

Could you imagine this bitch right now in the Senate? with 4 years left on a term

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:41 AM (WY8d2)

517 515. My bad. I loved Jacklyn Smith

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:41 AM (WY8d2)

518 I doubt Trump would intentionally allow agents the opportunity to rifle his wife's underwear, even for a clever operation. No one sane would sanction that.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 09:42 AM (xjshH)

519 WSJ annihilated that reasoning in an editorial.

It's about time they do something.

Posted by: Ziba at August 11, 2022 09:45 AM (4h9M3)

520 "Some rogue agents in the Feeb underestimated the political impact of raiding the president house and didn't bother running it up the chain" is perhaps the most egregious lie they've asked us to swallow in the last seven years.
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I have to agree with this reaction. The idea that the FBI raiding the former president's residence would have anything but spectacular news impact is INSANE. This is like Wray coming to Congress after the leak of the Symbols of Violent Domestic Extremism document and claiming "Uh, I'm not familiar with that document" Bullshit. This response - if you actually believe it (and you shouldn't) - indicates that your are so incredibly incompetent at your job that you should resign in disgrace on the spot.

Posted by: deadrody at August 11, 2022 09:45 AM (/jrmI)

521 Yes

Posted by: Jonah at August 11, 2022 09:45 AM (WY8d2)

522 I doubt Trump would intentionally allow agents the opportunity to rifle his wife's underwear, even for a clever operation. No one sane would sanction that.

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 09:42 AM (xjshH)


Next time, replace them with Liz Cheney's undies.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at August 11, 2022 09:45 AM (9mLZT)

523 Agree. The dems have no sense of shame or right and wrong. All they want is destruction.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 11, 2022 09:33 AM (Qhnrt)

Laura Ingraham covered this nicely last night in her monologue on the "post Americans."

Posted by: Ziba at August 11, 2022 09:47 AM (4h9M3)

524 Harari’s remarks were made in an interview with Chris Anderson, the head of TED, published on Tuesday. He assessed widespread contemporary disillusionment among “common people” as being rooted in a fear of being “left behind” in a future run by “smart people.” Such fears are justified, he added, given his projection that emerging technologies will displace economic needs to many categories of existing work:

These are idiots selling the same old snake oil in new bottles. AI is to actual intelligence as an artificial flower is to a real flower, they look the same, and they can even be made to smell the same, but until artificial flowers breed artificial plants I'm not worried about AI.

20 years ago I realized that you aren't going to do better than a human brain given the materials in the universe. The human brain has about the same processing power as 10^11 IBM PCs while consuming 40 watts of power. Sorry, silicon is never going to match that.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 09:53 AM (CecP5)

525 So, all I hear from Republicans is that lines have been crosses, rule of law bullshit, yada yada yada. Jesse Waters tried pressing Josh Hawley about the lack of Republican outrage and he danced around the question and suggested impeaching Garland. More talk, no action, fuck all the GOP.

Posted by: Slim Whitperson at August 11, 2022 09:59 AM (Yv3NM)

526 These are idiots selling the same old snake oil in new bottles.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 09:53 AM (CecP5)

Aren't they though

Posted by: ... at August 11, 2022 10:00 AM (xjshH)

527 I can see the FBI slipping Ricin into Melania's panties.

Posted by: Slim Whitperson at August 11, 2022 10:12 AM (Yv3NM)

528 socked off

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 11, 2022 10:14 AM (yikp0)

529 "DOJ Fingers FBI for Mar-a-Lago Raid Disaster"

The DOJ can get Monkey Pox that way...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 11, 2022 10:20 AM (ynpvh)

530 I read some from the top article above the fold in JJ's morning report, "Soldiers for the Gender Revolution".

Ruffo sites GSA as the top org of orgs working to turn our children into the freaks we see on Libs of TikTok. The GSA working doc Ruffo offers sites a CDC doc - the results of a "Study" they did on our system of oppression and it's effects on the woke kids.

https://tinyurl.com/yc4rx8jk

That looks like propaganda, which brings me to my point. The CDC may be the real queen of this twisted hive. Maybe we should look at emasculating the CDC.

Posted by: Paul in Texas at August 11, 2022 10:20 AM (RaWcF)

531 I have one question for all of you fine folks at Ace:

Why has Ron DeSantis - everyone's favorite over Trump - not come in support of the leader of the republican party who resides in his state?

He never mentions Trump directly in support or otherwise. Donors anyone?

We love DeSantis, but we know he belongs to donors on the national stage. Trump doesn't, which is why the non-stop government persecutions happen.

Posted by: Danimal28 at August 11, 2022 10:36 AM (klw0w)

532 13 Someone might want to do a welfare check on Liz Cheney.
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I take it you mean how many fake voter IDs she's running to collect welfare benefits?

At least 20 would be my guess, but that's because she's a Republican. A Dem would be running double that for starters, a rookie warming up, if you will.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 11, 2022 10:49 AM (peWy1)

533 524 Sorry, silicon is never going to match that.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 11, 2022 09:53 AM (CecP5)


"BEER HOLD MY."

- - The Horta

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 11, 2022 11:10 AM (x0n13)

534 space added to conform to posting requirements. https://theconservativetreehouse.com /blog/2022/08/11/ part-1-why-did-the-doj- and-fbi- execute-the-raid-on-trump-the- story-behind-the-documents/

https://theconservativetreehouse.com /blog/2022/08/11/ part-2-why-did-the-doj- and-fbi-execute-the-raid- on-trump-the-evidence- within-the-documents/

https://theconservativetreehouse.com /blog/2022/08/11/part-3- why-did-the-doj-and-fbi- execute-the-raid-on-trump-a- culmination-of-four-years-of-threats- and-betrayals/

Posted by: Alexander Scipio at August 11, 2022 11:48 AM (+uzCP)

535 JJ, with all due respect (and I mean it), WHY does President Trump have to "watch his statements" when his supporters are constantly called flattering names like fascists, homophobes, bigots, white supremacists, racists and so forth, by hardcore leftists, the Democrats, the media, the entertainment community, RINOS and academia?
George W Bush left the White House in 2009 with an approval rating of 29%. He spent 8 years "watching his words" while all the above mentioned suspects lambasted him (some fairly and soms unfairly). And he endured nowhere near the desperate hate, vitriol and unfair/unlawful attempts at removing him from office by even members of his own party.
What you (and a lot of conservative pundrity) seem unable to grasp, is that Donald Trump is in great part beloved because he verbally and vocally slaps back at all the outrageous, indecent, untrue and hateful rhetoric constantly showered at him and his supporters and WE LOVE HIM FOR IT!
And when President Trump was forced out of office due to an fraudulent election coup, he left office with a 51% approval rating!
Bottom line - being the "bigger person" when you need to fight in the pit is a losing strategy.

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