Let a Thousand Treasons Bloom: Our Nation's Attorney General Refuses to Say If The Law Means What It Says When It Says That Giving Secret Information to a Non-Cleared Person is Illegal

To save Hillary Clinton, they had to put flamethrowers to the whole village.

Sometimes it takes a village to free a felon.

John Sexton digests the incredible exchange from the House panel's quizzing of Lynch earlier today:

Chaffetz: Does an individual need a security clearance to review or have access to classified material?

Lynch: Well, congressman, that issue would be dependent upon the agency for whom they worked and the nature of the work that they did with respect to…

Chaffetz: Can you give me an example where you don’t need a security clearance to view classified material?

Lynch: No, I believe as I was going to say, they would, but the type of clearance varies with every agency and the agency would make that decision and determination.

Chaffetz: Is it legal or illegal to share classified information with somebody who doesn’t have a security clearance?

Lynch: Congressman, it depends on the facts of every situation. You’d have to determine how that sharing occurred. You’d have to determine the means. You’d have to determine the reason, the intent, um, certainly depending on how you view the statute it could go any number of ways.

Chaffetz: So you think there is a scenario in which you could share classified information with somebody who doesn’t have the requisite security clearance?

Lynch: No, I would not draw that conclusion. I would say that I’m not able to answer it as a hypothetical but there are a number of factors that would go into the decision and one could have any number of results.

"This exchange continued for several more minutes," Sexton adds dryly.

At every turn, Lynch reverted to her scripted, mob-lawyer-vetted non-answer and refused to say if it is still a crime to disclose secret information to a person unauthorized to receive it.

I can understand her confusion -- the law is very vague. Secret documents are routinely stamped, "It is a felony imprisonable by up to ten years to disclose this information to any unauthorized person."

I can understand this unqualified hack's confusion on the issue.

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1
no words

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:25 PM (pC96u)

2
"We destroyed the village in order to save the village that it takes to raise a child!"

(applause)

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:26 PM (pC96u)

3 Politicians are lawyers and lawyers are politicians for a reason.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 04:27 PM (WEUYQ)

4 Oh, that reason is because they're slimy shits.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 04:28 PM (WEUYQ)

5 Cruz on Obama's plane?

Posted by: something at July 12, 2016 04:28 PM (T01Xq)

6 So, does this mean we have to retroactively exhonorate the Rosenbergs, as well as every other spy ever convicted of giving US secrets to "non-cleared" enemy agents?

Guess so.

And I guess that's the point.

Posted by: zombie at July 12, 2016 04:29 PM (jBuUi)

7 Can no one here play this game?!? Were I in the Republican leadership, I would have quietly met with both Comey and Lynch before their testimony to congratulate them on their retirement from public service as I would promise them they would never ever again be approved by the Senate for a national post, even a minority Republican one, after their lies and criminal behavior.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 04:29 PM (evdj2)

8 They've moved heaven and earth to get her this far. And that's the politicians, let alone the media.

If you hold out any hope she'll be indicted, forget it.

It's in for a penny at this point too. The voter fraud will be for the record books. Any legal challenge will be met with bald faced judicial intimidation.

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at July 12, 2016 04:30 PM (wmxwV)

9 I give up


Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 04:30 PM (O2RFr)

10
Thanks Thom!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 04:30 PM (kdS6q)

11
I read it. Indefensible.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:30 PM (pC96u)

12 2
"We destroyed the village in order to save the village that it takes to raise a child!"

(applause)
Posted by: iforgot


Updated version:


"We destroyed the Potemkin village in order to save the village that it takes to raise a child!"

(applause)

Posted by: zombie at July 12, 2016 04:30 PM (jBuUi)

13 It's wrong for Republicans like Scooter Libby.

It's not wrong for Democrats. Any of them. Because what's good for the cause is good.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 12, 2016 04:31 PM (+wjl1)

14 The law is so complicated, not even the Attorney General can understand it.

This may not have been her intent, but it supports my claim on the superiority of common law over civil law. Unfortunately, we have become the latter.

Posted by: SH at July 12, 2016 04:31 PM (gmeXX)

15 At this point, these people don't deserve a mere impeachment; they deserve an entire embushelment.

Posted by: zombie at July 12, 2016 04:31 PM (jBuUi)

16 Shut up! they explained.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 04:32 PM (evdj2)

17 Patraeus, should ask for His conviction to be over turned..... Even though I think He is a snake....

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 04:32 PM (O2RFr)

18 You'd have to determine the reason, the intent, um, certainly depending on how you view the statute it could go any number of ways.

Sounds about right!

Posted by: James "Fuckhead" Comey at July 12, 2016 04:32 PM (2WoCi)

19
Also, Lynch is another Harvard alum, but guess she was out with mono when they covered this part of the law.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 04:33 PM (kdS6q)

20 I want to know who the person or persons were who closed the air gap between the secure SIPRnet (or State Dept equivalent) and the CANKLnet

Posted by: Minuteman at July 12, 2016 04:33 PM (KH8nb)

21 The Attorney General doesn't know that sharing classified material to someone who is not cleared is against the law, but we the public are expected to know all the ins and outs of the entire federal code.

Posted by: SH at July 12, 2016 04:33 PM (gmeXX)

22
I can understand her confusion -- the law is very vague. Secret
documents are routinely stamped, "It is a felony imprisonable by up to
ten years to disclose this information to any unauthorized person."


I can understand this unqualified hack's confusion on the issue.
**


I can't help but get a sense of sarcasm here but not quite sure. I guess it depends on what your definition of sarcasm is.

Posted by: Lorretty Lynn Linch III at July 12, 2016 04:33 PM (NpXoL)

23
So, does this mean we have to retroactively exhonorate the Rosenbergs, as well as every other spy ever convicted of giving US secrets to "non-cleared" enemy agents?

Guess so.

And I guess that's the point.
Posted by: zombie at July 12, 2016 04:29 PM (jBuUi)
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We could run down a whole damn list of crimes. How about using a government agency to persecute your political enemies? I think that would apply to someone in the recent past.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:34 PM (pC96u)

24 Unless heads roll, this is all theater for the little people.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 12, 2016 04:34 PM (jeefx)

25 Law?
Hahahahaha!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at July 12, 2016 04:34 PM (S4aPV)

26 What fascinates me about this exchange is that Lynch so clearly has no pride in, and respect for her position, and is willing to play base and vile games to further her political goals, even though demeans the office.

She simply doesn't care.

My garbage man has more pride in his work and position than the Attorney General of the United States.

And he should...he does a much better job.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 12, 2016 04:34 PM (Zu3d9)

27 OFF TOPIC

Warning for those of you that argue with BLM supporters online; the home invasions have started
https://therealstrategy.com/black-lives-matter-protester-shot-dead/

Posted by: Grad School Fool at July 12, 2016 04:34 PM (swEzU)

28 We had to destroy America in order to save it.

Posted by: BHO & HRC at July 12, 2016 04:34 PM (FohCt)

29 You owe them nothing.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 04:34 PM (evdj2)

30
something something something, depends on what your definition of is is, something something

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 12, 2016 04:35 PM (4dSG8)

31 and furthermore, the Media must be destroyed.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 04:35 PM (evdj2)

32 Someday the tree of Liberty will rise like a phoenix, but it's pretty withered now.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 04:35 PM (Yo9Lf)

33 Sadly the radical Republican base has brought us to this point. The Atlantic

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 12, 2016 04:35 PM (ABDDn)

34
Man oh man oh man oh man oh man.

If I typed what I am thinking right now . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:35 PM (27m1/)

35
Aren't "blanket statements" offensive to Muslims?

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:35 PM (pC96u)

36 Aren't "blanket statements" offensive to Muslims?


Certainly to Hurons.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 04:36 PM (evdj2)

37 Did anyone ask her about Her little tete-a-tete with Billy Jeff?

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 04:36 PM (O2RFr)

38 We're supposed to be able nation of laws not fat assed bitches

Posted by: X at July 12, 2016 04:36 PM (nFwvY)

39 32 Someday the tree of Liberty will rise like a phoenix, but it's pretty withered now.
Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 04:35 PM (Yo9Lf)


The twig from "It's a Charlie Brown Christmas" looks like a thousand year old sequoia compared to what the Tree of Liberty looks like today.

I weep.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:36 PM (27m1/)

40
Aren't "blanket statements" offensive to Muslims?

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:35 PM (pC96u)







Maybe not to mohammedans, but certainly to Injuns (feather).

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 12, 2016 04:36 PM (4dSG8)

41 "Ms. Lynch, let me ask you plainly: if Hillary Clinton were in possession of confidential intelligence information, and were to have disseminated it to Sid Blumenthal, or a donor to her private Foundation, or to any other person lacking clearance, would that be a crime? That's a simple yes-or-no question, not a hypothetical."

And every time she hemmed and hawed, follow it up with:

"Ms. Lynch, answer the gawddam question."

Posted by: Qoheleth DIXIT at July 12, 2016 04:37 PM (iIzG7)

42 My garbage man has more pride in his work and position than the Attorney General of the United States.

CDB


He should. He actually takes out the trash.
She protects it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 12, 2016 04:37 PM (kKHcp)

43 So, the Marine Major who was punished for trying to warn Marines of an impending attack?

Different set of rules I guess.

I'll be over there-------------------------> rage twitching on the floor.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 04:37 PM (1ZOkK)

44 36 Aren't "blanket statements" offensive to Muslims?


Certainly to Hurons.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 04:36 PM (evdj2)


I just sprayed peanut butter all over the monitor!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:37 PM (27m1/)

45 So, like James Comey, Lynch twisted herself into a pretzel trying to avoid saying anything that could be used as a soundbite in an anti-Hillary ad.

Sounds about right.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 12, 2016 04:37 PM (egyCj)

46
dammit grump.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 12, 2016 04:37 PM (4dSG8)

47 And the answer is: take guns away from conservative white people.

Posted by: The Muslim of Malta at July 12, 2016 04:37 PM (k8tEg)

48 Since when does the phrase :
"Is there any way we can strip that (Classified) heading?"
lack 'Intent'?

Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (VGG67)

49
What about burqa statements?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (27m1/)

50 The law is merely a suggestion for the righteous who are morally above the law. The self righteous make their own laws.

No law has to be obeyed when you are trying to make a better world.

Posted by: Frobisher Habidashery at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (0zl3t)

51
Chaffetz tried the Socratic method, but his opening question was too complex. He should have started with "Is water wet?" and worked his way up.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (pC96u)

52 Sigh. Newt on Fox right now. Sez Barry's speech at the "memorial" was good.

Now he's commenting on Lynchmob.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (1ZOkK)

53
The Senate voted 56-43 to confirm Lynch, a couple of hours after voting 66-34 to end a filibuster.

The only senator not to vote was Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (kdS6q)

54 I think we've gone past what "is" is.

Hillary is the Higgs Boson of corruption.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (qUNWi)

55 >>>38 We're supposed to be a nation of laws not fat assed bitches

Things Jefferson Said, Volume LXIX

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (WEUYQ)

56 I can understand her confusion -- the law is very vague. Secret documents are routinely stamped, "It is a felony imprisonable by up to ten years to disclose this information to any unauthorized person."


Look, I get the you never answer hypotheticals training and I really get the you fucking lie through your teeth to avoid admitting that you just chupacabra thunderfucked the very notion of the rule of law.

But can these feckless crapweasels (apologies to feckless crapweasels for the comparison) at least be better at it?

How about a haughty "The Secretary of State is entitled to the assumption that all of those with whom she is sharing information or who are sharing information with her have the requisite clearance. That is not the case for those who are not in a Cabinet level position."

That took me about 3 seconds to come up with. LIE BETTER!

Posted by: alexthechick -Darth Sugartits at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (mf5HN)

57 Pigs in a blanket are haram, infidel!

Posted by: islamic asshole at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (P1hwM)

58
They're not laws so much as.....guidelines.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (4dSG8)

59 The Attorney General doesn't know that sharing classified material to someone who is not cleared is against the law, but we the public are expected to know all the ins and outs of the entire federal code.

Yeah, I'd really love to see Republicans bring mens rea reform to the President's desk right now.

But that would probably be too divisive.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 12, 2016 04:39 PM (2lndx)

60 >>Aren't "blanket statements" offensive to Muslims?


Navajos, maybe.

Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 04:39 PM (VGG67)

61 I miss the days when Congress actually sent Federal officials to jail.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 12, 2016 04:39 PM (ABDDn)

62
20 I want to know who the person or persons were who closed the air gap between the secure SIPRnet (or State Dept equivalent) and the CANKLnet

Posted by: Minuteman at July 12, 2016 04:33 PM (KH8nb)


BINGO!

The way you get a Mafia Don... is to get the trigger pullers to roll over on him...

The ONLY way you would ever get Hillary, is to get the ones who actually transferred that material from one system to another... which is a slam dunk case.... and get them to say it was done 'by direction'...

That these people have NOT been investigated (by Comeys admission) proves to me that the FBI was not really looking to indict in this case....

Its Kabuki, all the way down....

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 12, 2016 04:39 PM (qf6WZ)

63 Read this in Foghorn Leghorn's voice...

Lynch: Well, now, Congressman, it all depends on the facts of every sitchyation. You'd have to determine how that sharing occurred. You'd have to determine the means. I say.. You'd have to determine the reason, the intent, um, certainly depending on how you view the statute it could go any numbah of ways.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 12, 2016 04:39 PM (so+oy)

64 Q: Is it true Ms. Lynch, that your boss's balls taste like ass?

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 04:39 PM (HgMAr)

65 The laws is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.

Posted by: Loretta Barbossa at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (evdj2)

66
"Not Jerry Gallo. Jerry CALLOW!"

- - Loretta Gambini esq.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (27m1/)

67
So, like James Comey, Lynch twisted herself into a pretzel trying to avoid saying anything that could be used as a soundbite in an anti-Hillary ad.

Sounds about right.
Posted by: OregonMuse at July 12, 2016 04:37 PM (egyCj)
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A skillful video editor could turn that into the most hellacious anti-Hillary ad ever made.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (pC96u)

68 If Nixon had done that, he'd have been impeached.

Posted by: pointsnfigures at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (oPFsu)

69 Never go full Higgs Boson.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (qUNWi)

70 Sigh. Newt on Fox right now. Sez Barry's speech at the "memorial" was good.

He's said and done some pretty irritating things recently....Perfect choice.... Not


Being in CA. I was going to symbolically vote for trump knowing My vote here makes no difference... If Newt is VP I will not....

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (O2RFr)

71 Someday the tree of Liberty will rise like a phoenix, but it's pretty withered now.

It's waiting for the return of the king to bloom again.

Posted by: Stephen Price Tolkien at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (2lndx)

72 Affirmative Action Has Consequences

Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (VGG67)

73 The Democrats became a mafia family so gradually I didn't notice.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Convention Spectacular! Golden Scalp Weasels Have Arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (hLRSq)

74 Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of Skate.

Posted by: Qoheleth DIXIT at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (iIzG7)

75 No law has to be obeyed when you are trying to make a better world.

Your terms are acceptable.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (evdj2)

76 LIE BETTER!

Posted by: alexthechick -Darth Sugartits at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (mf5HN)

With all due respect to your position as Velociraptor Wrangler-in-Chief, you are being naive in the extreme.

She does not have to lie better because she is confident that the questioning is not part of a serious and concerted effort to identify and punish wrongdoing, but rather it is kabuki theater to appease the masses and get re-elected.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (Zu3d9)

77 I would have been sacked and jailed for doing that. There were no if's, ands, or buts.

Posted by: Soona at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (Fmupd)

78 67 A skillful video editor could turn that into the most hellacious anti-Hillary ad ever made.
Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (pC96u)

A blind quadrapelegic gerbil could do it. The thing fucking edits itself.

And so, Trump won't do it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (27m1/)

79 Lynchmob: "Actually, Bill and I had a lovely visit on my private jet. Just loved the pictures of Webb's grandchildren. And no, he didn't *cough* offer me anything *cough* to let Hillary off the hook." *coughing fit*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (1ZOkK)

80 The Democrats became a mafia family so gradually I didn't notice.

I think it started with that pig fucking Texan.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (qUNWi)

81 Every GOP Senator who voted for her confirmation should resign in shame.

Posted by: gm at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (eDiOu)

82
Aren't "blanket statements" offensive to Muslims?


Navajos, maybe.
Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 04:39 PM (VGG67)
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Oh well, they're below illegals, gays, and Blacks ever since they didn't give a damn about the Redskins.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (pC96u)

83 Read this in Foghorn Leghorn's voice...

Send that to the Taiwanese news animators!

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (2lndx)

84 "To save Hillary Clinton, they had to put flamethrowers to the whole village."
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It takes a defiled to raze a village.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (w/iDp)

85 The law only applies to us.

Posted by: Lauren at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (Y1Jhk)

86 Comey-comey-comey-comey-comey-Chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go-o-o-o...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (+wjl1)

87 Every rational representative:

"Ms. Lynch,

What brand of banana do you prefer with your Republic? Dole or Chiquita?"

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (1CroS)

88 certainly depending on how you view the statute


Thus the confusion over the recent court case about binding delegates to vote for the people's choice.

It did, or it didn't free the GOP delegates to vote for a candidate of their choice, depending on which media summary you read.

Posted by: Frobisher Habidashery at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (0zl3t)

89 69 Never go full Higgs Boson.
Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (qUNWi)


"What he said."

- - Barbara Boson

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (27m1/)

90
That these people have NOT been investigated (by Comeys admission) proves to me that the FBI was not really looking to indict in this case....

Its Kabuki, all the way down....
Posted by: Don Quixote at July 12, 2016 04:39 PM (qf6WZ)

That, or State has them hidden away, like the other people from Benghazi.

Posted by: Moki at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (ezHMO)

91 Affirmative Action, what can't it F*ck up.



Just look at Obama's cabinet. Sec of Transportation, former Black mayor of Charlotte, being sued for taking $421K salary from a bus company and doing NO work. Company got Transportation grants and went bankrupt.



http://tinyurl.com/hc47myk



Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (F1iXz)

92 You didn't raze that!

Posted by: president o'bumbles at July 12, 2016 04:43 PM (P1hwM)

93 Posted by: Minuteman at July 12, 2016 04:33 PM (KH8nb)

Exactly. Who went into the SCIF. where no thumb-drives, cell-phones, cameras, or other devices are allowed, copied classified info from the secure-net, and put it onto canklenet.com?
Somebody bridged the "air-gap". They need to be named.
I'm voting Mills or Huma...

Posted by: ChrisP at July 12, 2016 04:43 PM (+Rx/T)

94 81 Every GOP Senator who voted for her confirmation should resign in shame.
Posted by: gm at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (eDiOu)


I'd say DIAF, but point taken. They won't. They lack self-awareness, morals, ethics and scruples.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:43 PM (27m1/)

95 they're democtats jake, forget about it. wtf is wrong with you people! it's for the children.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 12, 2016 04:43 PM (ucDmr)

96
And so, Trump won't do it.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (27m1/)
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I wouldn't count on that.

ANY other candidate wouldn't -- but Trump?

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:43 PM (pC96u)

97 I can only hope they drive the Texas Senate to draft Articles of Secession. That may be the only possible good that can come of this debasement of law.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at July 12, 2016 04:44 PM (qWP4h)

98 Every GOP Senator who voted for her confirmation should resign in shame.
Posted by: gm
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Thanks, Thom!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, acting as surrogate for NCKate at July 12, 2016 04:44 PM (w/iDp)

99 I'm sure John Conyers and Elijah Cummings will start impeachment proceedings immediately.

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 04:44 PM (HgMAr)

100 With all due respect to your position as Velociraptor Wrangler-in-Chief, you are being naive in the extreme.

She does not have to lie better because she is confident that the questioning is not part of a serious and concerted effort to identify and punish wrongdoing, but rather it is kabuki theater to appease the masses and get re-elected.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (Zu3d9)



THAT'S SO MEAN!

Also you spelled bukkake wrong.

Posted by: alexthechick -Darth Sugartits at July 12, 2016 04:44 PM (mf5HN)

101 96
And so, Trump won't do it.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (27m1/)
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I wouldn't count on that.

ANY other candidate wouldn't -- but Trump?
Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:43 PM (pC96u)


I'm waiting. The fact that he is contemplating Newt the appeaser is not exactly filling me with confidence. But, we'll see.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (27m1/)

102 I'm sure the MSM will solemnly (or gleefully) say that this was a triumphant day for Lynch over her Republican inquisitors. Just like Comey admitting that Hillery lied about a number of things was a Stellar Day for her.

Posted by: Mallflower at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (qSIlh)

103 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (GwIKd)

104 If we just took the plebes out of the process, things will work better. The Atlantic

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (ABDDn)

105 Just think. Between Trump and Newt they have six wives between them.

Ugh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (1ZOkK)

106 Oh well, they're below illegals, gays, and Blacks ever since they didn't give a damn about the Redskins.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:42 PM (pC96u)


They lost major pecking order points when they went Off the Reservation when we were trying to gen up outrage over the Washington Redskins...

Posted by: The Left at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (qf6WZ)

107 Thanks, Thom!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, acting as surrogate for NCKate at July 12, 2016 04:44 PM (w/iDp)
Yes, thank him. He voted AGAINST her confirmation.

http://tinyurl.com/zuuuaaj

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 04:46 PM (F1iXz)

108 >>Also you spelled bukkake wrong.


There. are. three. 'Ks'!

Posted by: Jean Luc Picard at July 12, 2016 04:46 PM (VGG67)

109 "Exactly. Who went into the SCIF. where no
thumb-drives, cell-phones, cameras, or other devices are allowed, copied
classified info from the secure-net, and put it onto canklenet.com?
Somebody bridged the "air-gap". They need to be named.
I'm voting Mills or Huma...


Posted by: ChrisP at July 12, 2016 04:43 PM (+Rx/T)"


What is the statute of limitations for that sort of security related crime? I wonder if there is some sort of secret codicil to the CIA dating back to the Truman or Eisenhower years that authorizes them to kill people for egregious security violations?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 12, 2016 04:46 PM (QHgTq)

110 It is like McGuffins freezing everywhere !!


!!

Posted by: Yo! at July 12, 2016 04:46 PM (GwIKd)

111 102 I'm sure the MSM will solemnly (or gleefully) say that this was a triumphant day for Lynch over her Republican inquisitors. Just like Comey admitting that Hillery lied about a number of things was a Stellar Day for her.
Posted by: Mallflower at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (qSIlh)


"Day By Day, We Are Handing Bloody Defeat to the Soviets"

- - headline in Nazi newspaper right after Kursk

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:46 PM (27m1/)

112 So did the Clinton's get to Bernie by flying him to Pedo Island to deflower 12 year olds?

I didn't think the guy had a dick.

Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 04:46 PM (000yD)

113 The law is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.Posted by: Loretta Barbossa



Absolutely. If it was up to the democrats in power, Newton's laws would be relabeled as 'recommendations'.

Posted by: Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide at July 12, 2016 04:47 PM (ZnIt3)

114 >> Between Trump and Newt they have six wives between them.



How do they afford the toilet paper?

Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 04:47 PM (VGG67)

115 Err, freaking

Posted by: Yo! at July 12, 2016 04:47 PM (GwIKd)

116 Between Trump and Newt they have six wives between them.

Did somebody say "wife sandwich"?

Posted by: Edward "Ghost Story" Kennedy at July 12, 2016 04:47 PM (2lndx)

117 BTW Does Bernie like boys or girls? NTIM

Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 04:47 PM (000yD)

118 105 Just think. Between Trump and Newt they have six wives between them.

Ugh.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (1ZOkK)


"And everyone was an 'enery, 'enery!
Never was a Willie or a Sam . . ."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:47 PM (27m1/)

119 SH: "The Attorney General doesn't know that sharing classified material to someone who is not cleared is against the law, but we the public are expected to know all the ins and outs of the entire federal code."

There is no law.

There is prosecutorial discretion.

But you knew this. The rest of the nation may, hopefully, start getting it.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 12, 2016 04:48 PM (1CroS)

120 That these people have NOT been investigated (by Comeys admission) proves to me that the FBI was not really looking to indict in this case....

Its Kabuki, all the way down....
Posted by: Don Quixote at July 12, 2016 04:39 PM (qf6WZ)

I seen how an investigation of serious possible security compromise is conducted, and it's not just about the persons, it's also about the process, as in, how did this happen and how do we keep it from happening again?

Posted by: Minuteman at July 12, 2016 04:48 PM (KH8nb)

121 I didn't think the guy had a dick.

Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 04:46 PM (000yD)

Have you seen his wife? Would you f*ck that?

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (F1iXz)

122 112 So did the Clinton's get to Bernie by flying him to Pedo Island to deflower 12 year olds?

I didn't think the guy had a dick.
Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 04:46 PM (000yD)


He just rubbed his flaccid stump of a schmeckel until achieving hyperventilation.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (27m1/)

123 I believe the only person who can is the president, correct?

Posted by: JeffreyL at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (mXv3y)

124 I can only hope they drive the Texas Senate to draft Articles of Secession. That may be the only possible good that can come of this debasement of law.
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at July 12, 2016 04:44 PM (qWP4h)
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Because there is no politicization of the law in Texas!

Posted by: RioBravo at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (NUqwG)

125 "105
Just think. Between Trump and Newt they have six wives between them.

Ugh.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (1ZOkK)"


Henry VIII had six wives all by himself and neither Trump or Newt had any of their wives beheaded.


You need to put his in perspective.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (QHgTq)

126 121 Have you seen his wife? Would you f*ck that?
Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (F1iXz)


At least Kucinich's concubine is a smoking hot ginger. What gives with that?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (27m1/)

127 Good work today, boys -
Now, Hit the Showers.

Posted by: Zombie Joe Paterno at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (VGG67)

128 I would have given Lynch a specific example of the most generous interpretation of a non authorized person and asked her again if it would illegal.

No generality or hypothetical for her to use as a dodge. I'm sure there is a cabinet full of examples.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 12, 2016 04:50 PM (7PXtO)

129 125
Henry VIII had six wives all by himself and neither Trump or Newt had any of their wives beheaded.


You need to put his in perspective.
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (QHgTq


"Say what?"

- - Islamic Rage Boy

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:50 PM (27m1/)

130 Loretta couldn't tell the truth: it's illegal if you're Republican, or a Christian, or a member of the military. It's legal if you are a Democrat, a woman, transgender, a member of the State Department, etc.

Posted by: Carmen at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (RHjCR)

131 Quick , what does Thad Cochran think about this?

Posted by: Yo! at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (GwIKd)

132 >>Have you seen his wife? Would you f*ck that?


I don't know how Lyin' Ted does it.

Posted by: Donald Trump's Forehead Merkin at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (VGG67)

133 At least Kucinich's concubine is a smoking hot ginger. What gives with that?





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (27m1/)

I think they met doing acid on a space ship somewhere in Ohio?

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (F1iXz)

134 Posted by: Zombie Joe Paterno

Oh fuck you with the heat of a thousand fucks.

JoePa was a saint and also fuck you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (1xUj/)

135 Posted by: Mike Hammer, acting as surrogate for NCKate at July 12, 2016 04:44 PM (w/iDp)
Yes, thank him. He voted AGAINST her confirmation.

http://tinyurl.com/zuuuaaj
Posted by: Nip Sip
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Nice spin, Nip. You conveniently do not mention that her nomination would not have been voted on at all had not Thom and and his puppeteer Burr not voted to end the filibuster against her.

They knew full well that she would pass the full Senate.

Tell me, have you forgotten that, or chosen to overlook it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, acting as surrogate for NCKate at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (w/iDp)

136 Clearly, it does depend on circumstances.

It depends on the circumstance of whether you are a Clinton , a Clinton retainer (see: Sandy Berger), or a nobody who is going to jail.

Posted by: West at July 12, 2016 04:52 PM (1Rgee)

137 The Founding Fathers advised us to always be distrustful of government. Now we just flat hate them.
Its a shame in a way.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 12, 2016 04:52 PM (r65B3)

138 >>JoePa was a saint


Apparently, no.

Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 04:52 PM (VGG67)

139
What is the statute of limitations for that sort of security related crime? I wonder if there is some sort of secret codicil to the CIA dating back to the Truman or Eisenhower years that authorizes them to kill people for egregious security violations?
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 12, 2016 04:46 PM (QHgTq)
-------------------------

Statute will still be open as of January 2017, but we all know there will be pardons regardless of who gets elected.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 04:52 PM (pC96u)

140
I use to laugh at how they would stamp the federal statute criminalizing illegal possession of federal property on each newborn tshrt in military hospitals.

They wanted to send little babies to Leavenworth!!!1!!! Sob!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 12, 2016 04:52 PM (iQIUe)

141 105 Just think. Between Trump and Newt they have six wives between them.

Ugh.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 04:45 PM (1ZOkK)


I don't know if that's a good test of character. Hillary's only had one husband.
And a lot of muff.

Posted by: Jollyroger at July 12, 2016 04:53 PM (t06LC)

142 #42 it's worse than Lynch protecting the trash, it's more like protecting the Tijuana sewer effluent. She makes sure the stench reaches the ocean for dilution.

She's a political turd wrangler. ariba!

Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 04:53 PM (000yD)

143 Wait, how can Newt be in the same room as Trump? Wouldn't we be noticing huge distortions in the space-time continuum due to their planet-sized egos being in such close proximity?

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 12, 2016 04:53 PM (egyCj)

144 At least Kucinich's concubine is a smoking hot ginger. What gives with that?
...........

Could be the sacks of cash.

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 04:53 PM (HgMAr)

145 W.T.F.

Posted by: Richard Nixon at July 12, 2016 04:53 PM (NpXoL)

146 JoePa was a saint and also fuck you.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (1xUj/)

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I have notice that the Lions liked to get a little behind at halftime.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 12, 2016 04:53 PM (8XRCm)

147 An emboldened, lawless group of quasi-communists practically tripping over themselves to stick their thumb in the eye of lady justice.

And our side, with thousands of lawyers with millions of pages of case study and books of laws at their disposal can't find the nerve to slap handcuffs on a single one of them.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 12, 2016 04:53 PM (2PHKP)

148 70
Being in CA. I was going to symbolically vote for trump knowing My vote here makes no difference... If Newt is VP I will not....
Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 04:40 PM (O2RFr)
-----------------------------------
If Newt is VP, it won't just be Californians whose votes will make no difference.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 04:53 PM (T/5A0)

149 Well we see how laws will be arbitrarily and capriciously applied and enforced.

First the top lawman and now top law enforcer basically riffing on the Clintonion it depends on the what the definition of the word is is.

We are not voting our way out of our predicament.

It's going to get worse and its going to be brutal.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 12, 2016 04:53 PM (jL9EW)

150
Yes, thank him. He voted AGAINST her confirmation.
Posted by: Nip Sip



Now now. You know Thom Tillis voted to end the filibuster on her nomination, then did the 'ol hip swivel to vote against her in the final vote for political cover.

The oldest game in DC.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 04:54 PM (kdS6q)

151 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (QHgTq)

LOL.

Henry had a lot of people beheaded in addition to his wives, so we need to keep that in perspective too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 04:54 PM (bpZlE)

152 "You'd have to determine the reason, the intent, um, certainly depending
on how you view the statute it could go any number of ways."

You'd have to determine the intent and then "view the statute" despite the fact that the statute makes no reference whatsoever to intent. Calvinball!

So the previous Unholy Trinity of bullshit liberal legal reasoning has become a quadrumvirate. To emanations, penumbras, and standing, we can now add "intent".

Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (noWW6)

153
I almost don't care if Newt becomes VP. I just think his addition to the ticket at best does nothing to move the needle and at worst is a drag on Trump.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (27m1/)

154 W.T.F.

Posted by: Richard Nixon
------------

Yeah, I mean, WTF!

Posted by: Scooter Libby at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (w/iDp)

155 Joe Pa might not be a saint but not far off one.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (Yo9Lf)

156 Apparently, no.


Oh, I didn't realize there was a new story today.


*sobs*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (1xUj/)

157 127 Good work today, boys -
Now, Hit the Showers.
Posted by: Zombie Joe Paterno at July 12, 2016 04:49 PM (VGG67)


Alright! My favorite time of day!

Posted by: Jerry Sandusky at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (egyCj)

158 100 With all due respect to your position as Velociraptor Wrangler-in-Chief, you are being naive in the extreme.

She does not have to lie better because she is confident that the questioning is not part of a serious and concerted effort to identify and punish wrongdoing, but rather it is kabuki theater to appease the masses and get re-elected.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (Zu3d9)


THAT'S SO MEAN!

Also you spelled bukkake wrong.
Posted by: alexthechick -Darth Sugartits at July 12, 2016 04:44 PM (mf5HN

Yeah the masses are getting blasted in the face over and over again.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (jeefx)

159
Hey, Sefton! They are closing NY Central Art Supply. Pick me up a 200 sheets of Arches Text Wove when it goes on sale. Thanks!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 12, 2016 04:56 PM (iQIUe)

160 W.T.F.

Posted by: Richard Nixon
------------

Yeah, I mean, WTF!
Posted by: Scooter Libby
-----------------

WTFF?!

Posted by: Martha Stewart at July 12, 2016 04:56 PM (w/iDp)

161 I don't know. I think Lynch was being entirely consistent with liberal legal reasoning.

That is, look at the outcome you want and make shit up to get there. Works for RBG.

Posted by: Jollyroger at July 12, 2016 04:56 PM (t06LC)

162 A skillful video editor could turn that into the most hellacious anti-Hillary ad ever made.
A blind quadrapelegic gerbil could do it. The thing fucking edits itself.
And so, Trump won't do it.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:41 PM (27m1/)

If you were going to attempt to verify this statement, where would you look?

On his social media, maybe?

http://bit.ly/29ovBoC

Are you fucking high?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (wOKJp)

163 Yes, Joe Pat was a saint in Pennsylvania. We voted out the republican governor (in a republican wave election year) just to punish his sorry ass for his involvement.

Joe Pat did exactly what was required. The liberals in the Penn State administration looked around and said, 'Is there some 80 year old football coach we can blame this on?'

Posted by: Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (ZnIt3)

164 Apparently, no.
Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 04:52 PM (VGG67)



Dead Man's Acts. How do they work?

Posted by: alexthechick -Darth Sugartits at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (mf5HN)

165 FUN-da-Mentally Trans-formed

Posted by: Max Power at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (q177U)

166 Mike Hammer: "They knew full well that she would pass the full Senate."

It really is quite the charade up on the Hill.

It fvcking never ends.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (1CroS)

167
Yeah, I mean, WTF!
Posted by: Scooter Libby at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (w/iDp)
-----------

Totally WTF.

Posted by: Mata Hari at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (pC96u)

168 >>Joe Pa might not be a saint but not far off one.


I didn't know they gave out sainthoods for prioritizing college football over pederasty.

Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (VGG67)

169 The good news is that the masks are off. There is no longer any pretense that the Obama administration is anything other than a mob-style protection racket.

Posted by: IanDeal at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (teGBX)

170 159
Hey, Sefton! They are closing NY Central Art Supply. Pick me up a 200 sheets of Arches Text Wove when it goes on sale. Thanks!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 12, 2016 04:56 PM (iQIUe)


Seriously, do you paint watercolor? I have a ton of very good Arches paper I saved after my dad died. Contact me via CJN and we'll figure something out.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (27m1/)

171 Alamo (1960) is on TMC, not historically accurate but a good movie.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (Yo9Lf)

172 W.T.F.

Posted by: Richard Nixon
------------

Yeah, I mean, WTF!
Posted by: Scooter Libby
-----------------

WTFF?!
Posted by: Martha Stewart at July 12, 2016 04:56 PM (w/iDp)

-----


Thith....

**flaps hands about expressively**

Posted by: Bradley Manning at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (8XRCm)

173 Didn't Comey reveal that several of Clinton's attorneys tasked with sorting out "relevant" emails for release weren't authorized to read the classified material in the documents?

Posted by: mrp at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (JBggj)

174 The entire security violation fiasco will be a litmus test to see if Trump will be a good President.

If people arent going to jail in droves within a couple of months, we will know that Trump isn't serious about national security

Posted by: Grad School Fool at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (swEzU)

175 You can share ANYTHING secret with a tranny.

Posted by: Max Power at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (q177U)

176 He got blamed for a lot of crap he didn't do.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (Yo9Lf)

177 Obama's strategy of "Distraction Scandals" is finally coming to its inevitable cataclysmic conclusion.

People at first noted that whenever Obama started to get bad press about some nascent scandal, he and his minions would do the ol' "Look -- squirrel!" trick, in which they would distract from the current scandal by uncorking some (theoretically lesser) scandal.

And then when that "lesser" scandal itself grew into another soon-to-be-big scandal, it was "Look -- squirrel!" once again.

We later learned that the Obama Administration had a name for this strategy: "Stray voltage."

But what is now happening, and was was always inescapably destined to happen, is that the scandals multiply and magnify and each "stray voltage" begins meshing with and overlapping with the previous "stray voltage" and all the squirrels gang up to become a vast squirrel army, so that by now, here at the end of his reign of terror, every single aspect of his regime, every person, every plan, every scheme, every utterance, have snowballed into a gigantic all-encompassing mega-scandal. A scandal so big it can't even be seen in full, as it stretches off to the horizon in both directions.

Posted by: zombie at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (jBuUi)

178 131 Quick , what does Thad Cochran think about this?
Posted by: Yo! at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (GwIKd)
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Okay.
That there be funny!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (T/5A0)

179 162
Are you fucking high?
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at July 12, 2016 04:57 PM (wOKJp)

No need to jump all over me. I stand corrected. Now let's see him maintain it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (27m1/)

180 So the previous Unholy Trinity of bullshit liberal legal reasoning has become a quadrumvirate. To emanations, penumbras, and standing, we can now add "intent".


Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (noWW6)

We used to be a Nation of Laws...

Now we are a Nation of Prosecutorial Discretion.


Posted by: Don Quixote at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (qf6WZ)

181 >>Didn't Comey reveal that several of Clinton's attorneys tasked with sorting out "relevant" emails for release weren't authorized to read the classified material in the documents?


We already knew that. But he did confirm it.

Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (VGG67)

182 153
I almost don't care if Newt becomes VP. I just think his addition to the ticket at best does nothing to move the needle and at worst is a drag on Trump.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:55 PM (27m1/)

Of the list I've seen so far, I'm not really down on Newt. Trump isn't really a thinker, and Newt is. It may help to have someone who can kinda make a reasoned argument for whatever wet fart Trump puts out there. What he needs is to keep the White college educated base home. I don't know who does that.

Posted by: Jollyroger at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (t06LC)

183 Man oh man oh man oh man oh man.

If I typed what I am thinking right now . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 04:35 PM (27m1/)


Likewise.

8 years. That's all it took to push this country past the brink.

My only hope is that this whole affair de Clinton has open the eyes of the majority of the public about the reality of our country and its future. Everyone knew at the time that Slick Willie DID indeed have sexual relations with that woman, but he was charming and got a pass by the public at large. But there are too many still around that remember what happened and are thinking "What? Again?!?" . . . and not just conservatives alone. From what I'm seeing through various sources is that even moderate liberals are disgusted by how Hillary got off. The way that was done was so shady, in broad daylight, and with little care of how it looked to the public. I honestly think that most Americans wanted a public trial or hearing, be it to exonerate Hillary or to convict.

What's that noise over the horizon? Sounds like the Tree of Liberty asking for a drink.

Posted by: Shinjinrui at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (4SznG)

184 Loretta Lynch mob must have gotten some sweet deal from the Clinton Crime Family.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (bpZlE)

185 If people arent going to jail in droves within a couple of months, we will know that Trump isn't serious about national security
Posted by: Grad School Fool at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (swEzU)

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Yeah.... because Presidential candidates have arrest and subpoena power......

Posted by: Bradley Manning at July 12, 2016 05:00 PM (8XRCm)

186 178 131 Quick , what does Thad Cochran think about this?
Posted by: Yo! at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (GwIKd)
----------------------------
Okay.
That there be funny!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (T/5A0)


Original Star Trek, "Spock's Brain," except Thad Cockholster is the one being wheeled in to vote and then wheeled out for his bowl of Wheateena.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:00 PM (27m1/)

187
JoePa was a saint and also fuck you.
Posted by: Bandersnatch



Haven't checked today's newsfeed, have we?:

https://tinyurl.com/gl2er3x

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 05:00 PM (kdS6q)

188
ewwww sock.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 12, 2016 05:00 PM (8XRCm)

189 They asked Lynch the wrong questions. They should have started with "How much money can one stuff in a suitcase that Bill Clinton is capable of carrying up a set of aircraft steps?"

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at July 12, 2016 05:01 PM (vqOWV)

190 "159


Hey, Sefton! They are closing NY Central Art Supply. Pick me up a 200 sheets of Arches Text Wove when it goes on sale. Thanks!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 12, 2016 04:56 PM (iQIUe)"


Why does a railroad sell art supplies?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 12, 2016 05:01 PM (QHgTq)

191 off, foul pedo sock

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 12, 2016 05:01 PM (egyCj)

192 If people arent going to jail in droves within a couple of months, we will know that Trump isn't serious about national security
Posted by: Grad School Fool at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (swEzU)

Dude, much as I am wary of Mr. Trump even I know that that ain't gonna happen.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:01 PM (27m1/)

193 What he needs is to keep the White college educated base home. I don't know who does that.
Posted by: Jollyroger at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (t06LC)

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EXHIBIT A

Partisan Push Polls Actually Work.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 12, 2016 05:02 PM (8XRCm)

194 190
Why does a railroad sell art supplies?
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 12, 2016 05:01 PM (QHgTq)


To get to the other side.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:02 PM (27m1/)

195 I have been advised by someone who has raptors that I should bow out of the JoePa discussion, so I shall.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at July 12, 2016 05:02 PM (1xUj/)

196 173 Didn't Comey reveal that several of Clinton's attorneys tasked with sorting out "relevant" emails for release weren't authorized to read the classified material in the documents?


Posted by: mrp at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (JBggj)


Yes, and the Lawyer had a thumb drive with all the emails on it in his possession for quite some time.

and that does not even count the Email Administrator... who originally had no Clearance at all...

or the companies who housed the email server, and were supposed to be backing it up at various times...

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 12, 2016 05:02 PM (qf6WZ)

197 Much like an ideal Katana, the law needs to be flexible when a liberal is threatened and razor sharp when we have a conservative under the blade.

We did briefly discuss simply coming up with two sets of laws, one for liberal and one for conservative. But after we decided we would need at least eight sets of laws for the various groups, we gave it up as a waste of time. After all it had reached 2 pm, or, as Teddy Kennedy called it, "the third Happy Hour" and we all decided to call it a day. I mean, who actually works longer than three hours in a day?

Posted by: Loretta "I am the Law!" Lynch at July 12, 2016 05:02 PM (16OL0)

198 Q: Is it a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison to disclose classified information to an unauthorized person.

A: It depends. Was the intention to forward an email containing yoga routines and cookie recipes? I mean, who havesnt clicked the wrong button, especially when you've got fingers like swollen Vienna sausages, amiright?

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:02 PM (71OEY)

199 joe pa looked around, saw nothing. bullshit. he knew for twenty years. good coach, terrible judgement.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (ucDmr)

200
Tell me, have you forgotten that, or chosen to overlook it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, acting as surrogate for NCKate at July 12, 2016 04:51 PM (w/iDp)

So a vote against is not a vote against. Ending the filibuster was a vote demanded by McC. Freshman do what their leaders tell them to, especially one that use to be a House leader.

Speaking of that, I had lunch with him and Johnson two weeks ago. Very scary meeting. Johnson, WI, is head of Homeland Security committee. We are really really f *cked. I mean boned. Long story. I went home and bought prepper food.


Tillis is no big fan of McC, but he is doing what freshmen do, being quiet and learning the ropes. He is going to run for leadership position next year. The man is on a mission.

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (F1iXz)

201 184 Loretta Lynch mob must have gotten some sweet deal from the Clinton Crime Family.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM (bpZlE)


Doubt it. She's a dedicated cadre. She'd do it for free. But maybe she thought she'd make 'em sweat and get some Foundation cash anyway.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (27m1/)

202 My only hope is that this whole affair de Clinton has open the eyes of the majority of the public about the reality of our country and its future.




Can I get back to you on that after I find the next pokemon character ?
-LiV

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (I1MCJ)

203 Why does a railroad sell art supplies?
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 12, 2016 05:01 PM (QHgTq)

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Because Art pays cash??

Posted by: fixerupper at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (8XRCm)

204 Heh. From the WaPo:

Off-duty cops quit security for WNBA game after players wear Black Lives Matter shirts

Blowback?

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (egyCj)

205 New research from Harvard University focused on 20,000 Americans. Results showed a negative association between reproductive success and educational attainment.

I wonder how many tax dollars this cost, when all they had to do was watch the documentary film Idiocracy.

Incidentally, this documentary tells us that we ain't noways near peak stupid, for those who keep axing that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (gyKtp)

206 And some silly kids still think that voting will "fix" things.

I'll still vote. But I am under no illusions that it makes the slightest difference.

For me, it is merely a gesture of defiance. Futile, yes. But it is all I have left until things get...unpleasant.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at July 12, 2016 05:04 PM (yv7u6)

207 https://tinyurl.com/gl2er3x

Ohh...ouch.

Jo pa was a stone cold

Footballl!!!

The Penn Staters are scary.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:04 PM (qUNWi)

208 "Exactly. Who went into the SCIF. where no thumb-drives, cell-phones, cameras, or other devices are allowed, copied classified info from the secure-net, and put it onto canklenet.com?
Somebody bridged the "air-gap". They need to be named.
I'm voting Mills or Huma..."
I am sure she had her own vault, so no one checking on cameras but USB 'should' be disabled by default.
I bet it was someone's daily task to go into the vault, make a PST and burn to CD. Then just upload it to her homebrew outlook box. Its that or they print out all the messages, then rescan off grid. I'm thinking PST.

Posted by: Cu'Chuillain at July 12, 2016 05:04 PM (vmsda)

209 200 Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (F1iXz)


He could have voted NOT to end debate. That's the whole point. And if more of them did that, her nomination would have died.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:04 PM (27m1/)

210 EXHIBIT A



Partisan Push Polls Actually Work.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 12, 2016 05:02 PM (8XRCm)

Hell yeah they do!

Posted by: PPP at July 12, 2016 05:04 PM (F1iXz)

211 http://neprimer.com/1963ComGoals.htm

This is a nice list from 1947 of a how to take over the USA. It's pretty much checked off now.

Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 05:04 PM (000yD)

212
Ohh...ouch. Jo pa was a stone cold Footballl!!! The Penn Staters are scary.
Posted by: eleven




He was just doing what freshmen do, being quiet and learning the ropes.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 05:05 PM (kdS6q)

213 185 If people arent going to jail in droves within a couple of months, we will know that Trump isn't serious about national security
Posted by: Grad School Fool at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (swEzU)

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Yeah.... because Presidential candidates have arrest and subpoena power......
Posted by: Bradley Manning at July 12, 2016 05:00 PM (8XRCm)

Isnt that in Article 12 of the Constitution?

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:05 PM (71OEY)

214 EXHIBIT A

Partisan Push Polls Actually Work.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 12, 2016 05:02 PM (8XRCm)


I don't know. Either that is the case (I hope) or possibly we have a Brexit polling problem and upper class whites are embarrassed to say they are voting for Don and thus lying, or maybe Ace is right and we are splitting on class, as was the case in the primaries.

Posted by: Jollyroger at July 12, 2016 05:06 PM (t06LC)

215 Is Sen Hatch still proud of his vote for Lynch?

Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 05:06 PM (000yD)

216 Can I get back to you on that after I find the next pokemon character ?
-LiV
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (I1MCJ)

Ah, shizzz, thanks for reminding me! (ahem) Gotta catch 'em all, duuude!

Posted by: Shinjinrui at July 12, 2016 05:06 PM (4SznG)

217 OT Frontpage Magazine takes a blowtorch to "Black Lives Matter" calling it "Facts Don't Matter."

Heck of a lot of visits to the WH by "Facts Don't Matter":

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hfuwql6

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:07 PM (bpZlE)

218 211 http://neprimer.com/1963ComGoals.htm
This is a nice list from 1947 of a how to take over the USA. It's pretty much checked off now.
Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 05:04 PM (000yD)


What a coincidence: this is going to be a book thread topic this week.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 12, 2016 05:07 PM (egyCj)

219 Headline on USA Today, via MSN.com - "Obama Lauds Slain Police Officers"

Comments & likes are 10:1 against TFG. Made me smile.

Posted by: josephistan at July 12, 2016 05:07 PM (7HtZB)

220
The Penn Staters are scary.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:04 PM (qUNWi)

Not as bad as Mohammedans, but close.

Posted by: The Goat at July 12, 2016 05:08 PM (F1iXz)

221 But Hannity has a ginormous woody with all this eye of newt talk.

Posted by: Killerdog at July 12, 2016 05:08 PM (THtDV)

222 So a vote against is not a vote against. Ending the filibuster was a vote demanded by McC. Freshman do what their leaders tell them to, especially one that use to be a House leader.
-----------------

You're spinning, Nip.

"I voted for her, before I voted against her." Sound familiar?

The stark truth is that Thom was an enabler. One might float as many rationalizations as one cares to, that does not alter fact.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 05:08 PM (w/iDp)

223 "because Presidential candidates have arrest and subpoena power......"

oops

If people arent going to jail in droves within a couple of months AFTER HIS ELECTION, we will know that Trump isn't serious about national security


whoda thought I needed to complete all information in the sentence

thanks for pointing that out

Posted by: Grad School Fool at July 12, 2016 05:08 PM (swEzU)

224 Because everybody with any sense knows that Obama didn't write the speech nor does he believe it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:08 PM (bpZlE)

225
Is Sen Hatch still proud of his vote for Lynch?
Posted by: torabora



"I believe she's not only qualified but exceptionally well-qualified and a very good person, to boot," Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, declared from the dais on the second day of Lynch's confirmation hearing

So, guessing as happy as a little girl.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 05:09 PM (kdS6q)

226 Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 12, 2016 05:03 PM (ucDmr)

May want to focus more of the anger toward the DA who decided not to bring charges against Sandausky. After that everyone knew he was most likely a pedo.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at July 12, 2016 05:09 PM (7PXtO)

227 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 05:05 PM (kdS6q)

Ouch.

Posted by: Golfman - Conservative Refugee seeking asylum at July 12, 2016 05:09 PM (48QDY)

228 219
Comments & likes are 10:1 against TFG. Made me smile.
Posted by: josephistan at July 12, 2016 05:07 PM
---------------------------
Worth a smile!
We should enjoy good news whenever we come upon it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 05:09 PM (T/5A0)

229 He was just doing what freshmen do, being quiet and learning the ropes.....


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 05:05 PM (kdS6q)

That would make Joe the oldest freshman ever!

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 05:09 PM (F1iXz)

230 #54 is the thread winner! I did laugh out loud!

Posted by: AnnaS at July 12, 2016 05:09 PM (hgso/)

231 Of course, the Washington Post will front page anything to save the liberals in the penn state administration who couldn't be bothered to pick up the phone and report to the police child abuse.

Posted by: Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide at July 12, 2016 05:10 PM (ZnIt3)

232
If people arent going to jail in droves within a couple of months, we will know that Trump isn't serious about national security
Posted by: Grad School Fool at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (swEzU)
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I could see AG Cruz doing that.

Posted by: Mata Hari at July 12, 2016 05:10 PM (pC96u)

233 As disturbing a movie as Chinatown is, it's even more disturbing when you know that John Huston has a gigantic cock.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 05:10 PM (WEUYQ)

234 Because everybody with any sense knows that Obama didn't write the speech nor does he believe it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:08 PM (bpZlE)

----

Its another taqqiya sunrise.....

Posted by: fixerupper at July 12, 2016 05:10 PM (8XRCm)

235 211 http://neprimer.com/1963ComGoals.htm

This is a nice list from 1947 of a how to take over the USA. It's pretty much checked off now.
Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 05:04 PM (000yD)


HO.

LEE.

FOOK.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:11 PM (27m1/)

236 211 http://neprimer.com/1963ComGoals.htm

This is a nice list from 1947 of a how to take over the USA. It's pretty much checked off now.
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Wow.

That's one of those fake things that some jackass just made up, right? RIGHT?

Yeah, wouldn't surprise me that it's not.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:11 PM (71OEY)

237 "Trump isn't really a thinker, and Newt is."

Gingrich the Big Idea Man brought us the concept of the employer mandate, which was a cornerstone of Romneycare and later of Obamacare.

The Big Idea Man also is a fount of novel concepts about how to deal with the nonexistent problem of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming. Just what we need right now!

And if you think that the pleasant and unassuming Ann Romney got a fair shake from the news media, wait till you see the treatment that ice-queen Callista is going to get.

Just say no to Noots.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 05:11 PM (noWW6)

238 So with Ob+mao caught spending taxpayer $$ on an overt effort to campaign against Netanyahu is Congress going to impeach the bastard?

Posted by: torabora at July 12, 2016 05:11 PM (000yD)

239 "Isnt that in Article 12 of the Constitution?

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:05 PM (71OEY)"


I think that it is in the "penumbras and emanations" clause of the Constitution.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 12, 2016 05:11 PM (QHgTq)

240 The stark truth is that Thom was an enabler. One might float as many rationalizations as one cares to, that does not alter fact.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 05:08 PM (w/iDp)

No, the stark truth is Thom is playing the long game, unlike Cruz. He is not trying to solve the world's problems his freshman year.

That hard to understand?

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 05:12 PM (F1iXz)

241
And Orrin Hatch is working like mad to get rid of Mike Lee.

Scumbag.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:12 PM (27m1/)

242 Has anyone ever seen The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould?

Very weird but good.

The mention of John Huston always reminds me of Sterling Hayden for some reason.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:12 PM (qUNWi)

243 I think Newt should grow a goatee and assume his alter ego identity Leroy.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 05:12 PM (WEUYQ)

244 What is there left to do at this point? I mean, seriously? The audacity with which these people are breaking laws and then covering up for one another is without equal in our history. We sit here, opining on a blog with apparently little recourse but to 'grin and bear it'. Is there nothing that can be done?

What about states? At this point, with the foulness that has become Washington, the politicizing of the judicial branch and the fecklessness of the FBI, isn't the state the next best hope?

I have no hope in the presidency of Trump, should he be elected, being able to do anything without being mired in the sludge of Washington and unable to effectively govern the now apparently ungovernable. Throw in the constant harassment from your social justice warrior class attacking everything he does from his morning coffee on, and Trump will be as useless as a brick in a concrete factory.

So what's left? Why won't our states band together and fight back? Or maybe that lovely flow of green backs from Washington is enough to buy their silence as well.

I'm frustrated beyond anything I've been in these past 7 years and the only comfort I can find is religion, specifically throwing my hands up and assuring myself that God will fix this in the end, but my inner justice meter is pegged at eleven and I'm itching for someone to take a stand in a way that will actually be effective.

Fuck, I am tired of this. Hopeless doesn't even being to describe our situation. To those putting their hopes in Trump, I mean no offense, but I can't see him being able to do anything, once all of our disposable laws are once again rigid and firm, backed by the full strength of the justice system. Trump would simply be 1/3 of our system, unable to use the magical phone and pen that apparently only works for King Obama.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 12, 2016 05:13 PM (2PHKP)

245
oh for gods sakes, mata hari sock had nothing to do with my last post

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 05:13 PM (pC96u)

246 215 >> Is Sen Hatch still proud of his vote for Lynch?

Hell, he's still proud of his suggesting Ruth Ginsburg for the SC to Bubba; unless, that is, that it is an election year for him.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 12, 2016 05:13 PM (gyKtp)

247 Gingrich the Big Idea Man brought us the concept of the employer mandate, which was a cornerstone of Romneycare and later of Obamacare.

The Big Idea Man also is a fount of novel concepts about how to deal with the nonexistent problem of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming. Just what we need right now!
.....

MOON BASES!!!

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:13 PM (71OEY)

248 221 But Hannity has a ginormous woody with all this eye of newt talk.
Posted by: Killerdog at July 12, 2016 05:08 PM (THtDV)
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LOL.
Having done all in his power to inflict one of the worst possible candidates on us, he now turns to promoting one of the worst possible VP choices!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 05:14 PM (T/5A0)

249 y'know, if you scroll through yesterday's posts just right, you can see a pic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and then quickly come to some twitter post where the guy starts out "Look here, sugartits ..."

Just sayin'.

Posted by: dissent555 at July 12, 2016 05:14 PM (VFhMt)

250 240: "He is not trying to solve the world's problems his freshman year."

Is he trying to solve ANY problems? And more to the point, is he succeeding at ANY of his attempts?

Kabuki theater is still Kabuki theater. No matter how long the con..I mean game is.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at July 12, 2016 05:14 PM (yv7u6)

251 I would make the Bukakke theater joke but you're all thinking it already.

So I won't

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:16 PM (qUNWi)

252 >> Hannity has a ginormous woody with all this eye of newt talk.


He's already arranged a deposit for a Patio Apartment at Trump's Moon Tower complex at Mar a Lun a.

Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 05:16 PM (VGG67)

253 ♪ Its another taqqiya sunrise.....♪
Posted by: fixerupper

Excellent. Consider it stolen from whoever you stole it from. Unless it's origami, in which case I apologize.

Posted by: Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide at July 12, 2016 05:16 PM (ZnIt3)

254 That's one of those fake things that some jackass just made up, right? RIGHT?



Yeah, wouldn't surprise me that it's not.




It was read into the Congressional Record in 1963.


Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:17 PM (GUBah)

255 251: " I would make the Bukakke theater joke but you're all thinking it already.

So I won't"

It's all fun and games, until someone takes a load to the eye.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at July 12, 2016 05:17 PM (yv7u6)

256 >>MOON BASES!!!


MOON CONDOS!!!

Posted by: Trump / Gingritch 2016 at July 12, 2016 05:17 PM (VGG67)

257 Mexican food would be good right now. Or Chinese.

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 05:17 PM (Sfs6o)

258 232
If people arent going to jail in droves within a couple of months, we will know that Trump isn't serious about national security
Posted by: Grad School Fool at July 12, 2016 04:58 PM (swEzU)
-------------------------

I could see AG Cruz doing that.

Posted by: Mata Hari at July 12, 2016 05:10 PM (pC96u)


Gowdy... he has more prosecutorial experience..

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 12, 2016 05:18 PM (qf6WZ)

259 255 California has mandated goggles for such situations.

Posted by: steevy at July 12, 2016 05:18 PM (B48dK)

260 The truth is that we lesser mortals will go to prison (best case, loose our jobs and clearance) if we disclose classified material to someone without Need to Know even if that person has a security clearance of the appropriate classification level. The traitors by whom we are ruled simply don't wish to hold Hillary!(TM) to the law.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 12, 2016 05:18 PM (5Yee7)

261 Well it's not like the useless Senate Republicans weren't warned. They were told not to confirm this awful woman. They confirmed her anyway.

I care about this because she's awful, but the Senate doesn't get to complain.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at July 12, 2016 05:18 PM (xN1DB)

262 >>It's all fun and games, until someone takes a load to the eye.


Whatever you do, don't go to Ace's Doctor!

Posted by: garrett at July 12, 2016 05:18 PM (VGG67)

263 Mexican food would be good right now. Or Chinese.

60 percent of the time I would take Mexican every time.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:18 PM (qUNWi)

264
I have no hope in the presidency of Trump

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 12, 2016 05:13 PM (2PHKP)

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

None? No, you've got to have some. Take a deep breath and reflect.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 05:19 PM (pC96u)

265 >>242 Has anyone ever seen The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould?

Very weird but good.

The mention of John Huston always reminds me of Sterling Hayden for some reason.
Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:12 PM (qUNWi)

Long Goodbye had Arnold in it too!

For some reason mentioning Sterling Hayden makes me think of Charles Napier.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 05:19 PM (WEUYQ)

266 Hammer,

One more point. The three other guys at this lunch all expressed the same frustration you have with the system.




Tillis basically said the Senate is dysfunctional because McC has no leverage over the caucus and it's every Senator for himself.



No one is willing to challenge McC, YET. I would not count Tillis out of doing that at some point. He likes to lead, not follow.

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (F1iXz)

267 Serious question from someone who isn't a lawyer*

How is what she is doing different from when you see Supreme Court nominees get grilled by the Senate about some legal issue, and the nominee says (words to that effect) that it wouldn't be appropriate for them to prejudge or speculate or what not, so I can't answer your question.

And before you think I'm trying to defend Hillary Clinton, I'm not.

I loathe that woman.

Just askin' a question.

*Or that formally educated, to be frank.

Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (C+qQ0)

268
I could see AG Cruz doing that.

Posted by: Mata Hari at July 12, 2016 05:10 PM (pC96u)


Gowdy... he has more prosecutorial experience..
Posted by: Don Quixote at July 12, 2016 05:18 PM (qf6WZ)
=============

I was thinking along the lines of which one is more, shall we say, vengeful.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (pC96u)

269 253 Its another taqqiya sunrise
Posted by: fixerupper

Excellent. Consider it stolen from whoever you stole it from. Unless it's origami, in which case I apologize.
Posted by: Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide at July 12, 2016 05:16 PM (ZnIt3)


I take credit for that one, thank you!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (27m1/)

270 Ah yes, the long game of DC. Where you stay there for 30 years and only work to grow government and pretend you actually care what your constituents want every 6 years.

Posted by: buzzion at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (z/Ubi)

271 At least in the Trump-Gingrich administration, the Moon bases would be yuge, luxurious, and classy. The best! Not like those cheap, low-rent Moon bases run by nobodies from nowhere.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (noWW6)

272 I'm not even go back to see how the thread went from Loretta Lynch to Joe Paterno. Interesting place we got here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:21 PM (bpZlE)

273 The stark truth is that Thom was an enabler. One might float as many rationalizations as one cares to, that does not alter fact.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 05:08 PM (w/iDp)

No, the stark truth is Thom is playing the long game, unlike Cruz. He is not trying to solve the world's problems his freshman year.

That hard to understand?
Posted by: Nip Sip
--------------------------

No, I understand perfectly, and emphasize a portion of my original reply. Gross rationalization to justify one's actions are commonplace among those of irresolute character.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 05:21 PM (w/iDp)

274 271 At least in the Trump-Gingrich administration, the Moon bases would be yuge, luxurious, and classy. The best! Not like those cheap, low-rent Moon bases run by nobodies from nowhere.
Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (noWW6)


"Tanned, rested and ready!"

- - Commander Ed Straker

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:21 PM (27m1/)

275 Yada Yada Yada

Posted by: mikeyslaw at July 12, 2016 05:21 PM (Wkdli)

276 "Exactly. Who went into the SCIF. where no

thumb-drives, cell-phones, cameras, or other devices are allowed...




Posted by: ChrisP at July 12, 2016 04:43 PM (+Rx/T)"




I can't even take my keys into the SCIF, because the key fob for my truck is a transmitter. Got a smart watch? No go. Got a FitBit? No go. Remember when Furbies were all the rage? No go...they had a recording device in them.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:22 PM (GUBah)

277 >>MOON BASES!!!


MOON CONDOS!!!

Posted by: Trump / Gingritch 2016
............

MOON CASINOS!!!

Posted by: Melania's Orbs at July 12, 2016 05:22 PM (HgMAr)

278 Tillis basically said the Senate is dysfunctional because McC has no leverage over the caucus and it's every Senator for himself.


Contrast with what was just previously said.

So a vote against is not a vote against. Ending the filibuster was a vote demanded by McC. Freshman do what their leaders tell them to, especially one that use to be a House leader.

*cough* BULL SHIT *cough*

Posted by: buzzion at July 12, 2016 05:22 PM (z/Ubi)

279
"Moon River . . . using the whole fist, doc?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:22 PM (27m1/)

280 All of this just to let hillary run for President. They are tying themselves into literal knots of anti-logic to let her off the hook.

The backlash is going to be yuuuge when Trump wins. Suddenly the law will actually mean something.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 12, 2016 05:22 PM (iONHu)

281 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (27m1/)

And i'm still waiting for additional line rewrites. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:22 PM (bpZlE)

282 244---Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 12, 2016 05:13 PM
--------------------------
Yep.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 05:23 PM (T/5A0)

283 No, the stark truth is Thom is playing the long game, unlike Cruz. He is not trying to solve the world's problems his freshman year.

Corrupting the law is a small price to pay for advancing Thom's position in the world.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 05:23 PM (evdj2)

284 Moon casinos would be when we know we've MADE IT.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:24 PM (qUNWi)

285 Posted by: alexthechick -Darth Sugartits at July 12, 2016 04:38 PM (mf5HN)

****

You are a longtime, respected commenter, who I am pretty sure is a lawyer.

Can you throw me some knowledge as to my question in comment #267?

Thanks.

Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:24 PM (C+qQ0)

286 >>>>At least in the Trump-Gingrich administration, the Moon bases would be
yuge, luxurious, and classy. The best! Not like those cheap, low-rent
Moon bases run by nobodies from nowhere.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (noWW6)





"Tanned, rested and ready!"



- - Commander Ed Straker
.
.
.
.I thought it was Ted Stryker.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 12, 2016 05:24 PM (iONHu)

287 "Ah yes, the long game of DC. Where you stay there for 30 years and only
work to grow government and pretend you actually care what your
constituents want every 6 years."

I heard you, I heard you. Build the dang fence!

Posted by: John McCain, running for re-election, 6 years ago at July 12, 2016 05:24 PM (noWW6)

288 Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (C+qQ0)

One is a hypothetical... in which you cannot know all the details.

This was not hypothetical... but in relation to an already existing case in which SHE made decisions.


What I find interesting is she said she had already made the decision to go with whatever the FBI recommended... and stated so to people in Washington...

Then Comey came out, and PUBLICALLY announced the FBI recommendation... something which is VERY abnormal...

Comey went out of his way to grant her political cover... something I find very strange...

Posted by: Don Quixote at July 12, 2016 05:24 PM (qf6WZ)

289 Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 12, 2016 05:13 PM (2PHKP)

If you're looking for a fix, no, there isn't one.

You left out social security. If everyone in DC suddenly died up a simultaneous heart attack, along with the 52% who voted for this shit, and everyone employed in or by the media, schools and universities, unions, and every government agency everywhere... we'd still have everyone else with their hand out demanding what "they're owed" from the "lockbox" from now until infinity... except there is no lockbox and there is no money. Yes, money is deducted from your check each period and, yes, your employer sends it dutifully to Uncle Sam... but the total amount collected each year doesn't even cover the interest payment on what we borrowed for the same years payouts.

Oh... there's also $20 trillion in debt, a Caliphate that taking over the Middle East and wants us all dead, Russia is resurgent and had already seized territory, China owns a substantial sum of U.S. debt and property, and our military is operating on equipment that hasn't been updated since the 70s or WWII but our focus is on making sure there are safe spaces for Muslims who have sworn allegiance to ISIS/ Al Queda and trannies.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:24 PM (71OEY)

290 I'm frustrated beyond anything I've been in these past 7 years and the only comfort I can find is religion, specifically throwing my hands up and assuring myself that God will fix this in the end, but my inner justice meter is pegged at eleven and I'm itching for someone to take a stand in a way that will actually be effective.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at July 12, 2016 05:13 PM (2PHKP)


All I say say, sir, is that you are not alone. I had hopes, once, that the military might stand up and set things right. But alas, it seems the leadership of that organization has become politicized as well. One might suspect state secession or a popular uprising might be in order. My money is on the latter and boy will it get messy. Given the events of the past few weeks, there is a sense of growing unease in this country the likes of which I have never seen that seems to point in that direction. Granted, I was born in the early 70's, but still!

If only God, karma, or whatever would give us a positive sign that things can be turned around. That's the hope; I'm prepping for the worst.

Posted by: Shinjinrui at July 12, 2016 05:25 PM (4SznG)

291 The backlash is going to be yuuuge when Trump wins. Suddenly the law will actually mean something.
......

We're gonna need some bigger prisons.

Posted by: Chief Martin Brody at July 12, 2016 05:26 PM (HgMAr)

292 We're not going to be voting ourselves out of this mess. It's totally out of control now.

Posted by: Soona at July 12, 2016 05:26 PM (Fmupd)

293 JJ drops a UFO reference and nobody gets it?One of the grooviest shows ever,love the opening credits.(I own the complete series on DVD)

Posted by: steevy at July 12, 2016 05:26 PM (B48dK)

294 California has mandated goggles for such situations.Posted by: steevy 


I have 'modified' my Amazon Fire Stick in such a fashion that all sorts of pron can magically appear on my screen. Also, coincidentally, someone in Brazil can surf Netflix using my account, but different story.

Anyway, there's some pron movie where they all follow the rules and wear cumdoms and visors. Sad. So sad. I ran through it at 32 speed. Sad. Stuff.

Posted by: Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide at July 12, 2016 05:26 PM (ZnIt3)

295 Oh... there's also $20 trillion in debt, a Caliphate
that taking over the Middle East and wants us all dead, Russia is
resurgent and had already seized territory, China owns a substantial sum
of U.S. debt and property, and our military is operating on equipment
that hasn't been updated since the 70s or WWII but our focus is on
making sure there are safe spaces for Muslims who have sworn allegiance
to ISIS/ Al Queda and trannies.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:24 PM (71OEY)


And a resurgent Russian Bear that can, under current projections, take the Baltics in less time than is consumed playing a game of cricket.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:27 PM (GUBah)

296 I'm frustrated beyond anything I've been in these past 7 years and the only comfort I can find is religion, specifically throwing my hands up and assuring myself that God will fix this in the end

I understand.

"Put not your trust in princes-in mortals in whom there is no hope"

At this point I think the best we can do is turn to God and ask for pardon furor sins as a nation and ask Himt o have mercy on us.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:27 PM (bpZlE)

297 293 JJ drops a UFO reference and nobody gets it?One of the grooviest shows ever,love the opening credits.(I own the complete series on DVD)
Posted by: steevy at July 12, 2016 05:26 PM (B48dK)


These youngsters, I tell's ya.

And the Brit chicks with the big announcements and purple wigs!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:27 PM (27m1/)

298 "'Tanned, rested and ready!' - - Commander Ed Straker"

Now if we're talking hot SHADO female officers in tight silver jumpsuits with pink wigs, maaaaaaaaaaaybe I could be talked into this Moon base business after all.

Posted by: John McCain, running for re-election, 6 years ago at July 12, 2016 05:27 PM (noWW6)

299 I watched this hearing and Lynch was amazing.

She even obfuscated when asked if exceeding the speed limit was illegal.

A virtuoso performance.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at July 12, 2016 05:27 PM (4ng05)

300 At least in the Trump-Gingrich administration, the Moon bases would be yuge, luxurious, and classy. The best! Not like those cheap, low-rent Moon bases run by nobodies from nowhere.
Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (noWW6)

Why do I suddenly want to watch 'Iron Sky' again?

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:27 PM (71OEY)

301 277 >>MOON BASES!!!


MOON CONDOS!!!

Posted by: Trump / Gingritch 2016
............

MOON CASINOS!!!

Posted by: Melania's Orbs at July 12, 2016 05:22 PM (HgMAr)


Better... move the UN to the Moon Base!!!

After all... it should be on neutral territory, and the UN has already laid claim to the moon...

And then.... we could redevelop that waterfront property in New York....

Its a Winnah!...... it'd be YUGE!!!!

Posted by: Trump at July 12, 2016 05:27 PM (qf6WZ)

302 280
All of this just to let hillary run for President. They are tying
themselves into literal knots of anti-logic to let her off the hook.

The backlash is going to be yuuuge when Trump wins. Suddenly the law will actually mean something.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 12, 2016 05:22 PM (iONHu)


I really hope so. I've been ambivalent about Trump ever since he started walking back the Wall, but fate seems to have placed him in position to be the last defense of America.

It's pretty much this or nothing at this point.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (J+mig)

303 I take credit for that one, thank you!



JJ, is taquyiaa sunrise with gin or vodka?

Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (I1MCJ)

304 JJ drops a UFO reference and nobody gets it?One of the grooviest shows ever,love the opening credits.(I own the complete series on DVD)


Steevy -- do remember The Interceptors?

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (qUNWi)

305 298 "'Tanned, rested and ready!' - - Commander Ed Straker"

Now if we're talking hot SHADO female officers in tight silver jumpsuits with pink wigs, maaaaaaaaaaaybe I could be talked into this Moon base business after all.
Posted by: John McCain, running for re-election, 6 years ago at July 12, 2016 05:27 PM (noWW6)


My frendzh, you have nothing to fear with me controlling SHADO!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (27m1/)

306 I understand Loretta Lynch was a respected US attorney. But Obama has a great talent for corruption. That may be his only talent, but it is a great talent.

Posted by: melanerpes at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (qe+Q0)

307 I'm watching Rolling Thunder right now.

Posted by: steevy at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (B48dK)

308 303 JJ, is taquyiaa sunrise with gin or vodka?
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (I1MCJ)


I only sing it, I don't mix it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:29 PM (27m1/)

309 304 I have a toy interceptor somewhere...

Posted by: steevy at July 12, 2016 05:29 PM (B48dK)

310 306 I understand Loretta Lynch was a respected US attorney. But Obama has a great talent for corruption. That may be his only talent, but it is a great talent.
Posted by: melanerpes at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (qe+Q0)


Pfft. Leftist hack thug right down to her jamon stumps.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:30 PM (27m1/)

311 Were we not lectured today that no one is above the law???

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Cheri at July 12, 2016 05:30 PM (oiNtH)

312 I understand Loretta Lynch was a respected US
attorney. But Obama has a great talent for corruption. That may be his
only talent, but it is a great talent.

Posted by: melanerpes at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (qe+Q0)


The same US Attorney whose office struck a prosecutorial deferment deal with HSBC when that bank was caught laundering money for the cartels. The same HSBC that had on its board at the time one James Comey.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:30 PM (GUBah)

313
James Come-dumpster. Come-shot. Come-stain.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:31 PM (27m1/)

314 299 I watched this hearing and Lynch was amazing.

She even obfuscated when asked if exceeding the speed limit was illegal.

A virtuoso performance.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at July 12, 2016 05:27 PM (4ng05)

Sidestep... Best Little Whorehouse in Texas... who knew it was an Instructional Video?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8ajhu_e5Y

Posted by: Don Q. at July 12, 2016 05:31 PM (qf6WZ)

315 Better... move the UN to the Moon Base!!!

After all... it should be on neutral territory, and the UN has already laid claim to the moon...
..............

Then we could mysteriously stop the supply ships.

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 05:31 PM (HgMAr)

316 I take credit for that one, thank you! Posted by: J.J. Sefton 


Truly excellent. You realize though, you and I represent the .000001% of the USA population that 'gets it'?

Still. Excellent.

Posted by: Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide at July 12, 2016 05:31 PM (ZnIt3)

317 184
Loretta Lynch mob must have gotten some sweet deal from the Clinton Crime Family.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 04:59 PM
~~~~~

My guess is that both Comey and Lynch were persuaded by the Clintons' threat to expose TFG's involvement in all of this. There is just no way he was not aware of everything that was going on.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 12, 2016 05:31 PM (Lsu4e)

318 316 Posted by: Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide at July 12, 2016 05:31 PM (ZnIt3)

Cornball goof lyrics are my stock in trade. But every once in a while, I nail one good.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:32 PM (27m1/)

319 I still want to blow up the Moon.

That dream has not died.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:32 PM (qUNWi)

320 OT:

STATEMENT: "FOX News Channel has mutually agreed to suspend" relationship with Newt "effective immediately"

https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/752958019550474240

So, Newt for Veep?

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 12, 2016 05:32 PM (vBeA5)

321
All of this just to let hillary run for President.
--------------------

I hope someday these petty plenipotentiaries sift through the rubble of the Clinton promises while contemplating the titans of the Trump era. They bunch their fists and mutter, "I coulda been a contendah."

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 05:32 PM (pC96u)

322 Can we blame Trent Lott for not burning Bill Clinton down when they had him in the hot seat?

Posted by: DaveA at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (8J/Te)

323 lynch: there are a number of factors that would go into the decision and one could have any number of results...

i.e. are they democrats or republicans?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (WTSFk)

324 Lie, obfuscate, deny, defer,.........yada, yada, yada.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (9ym/8)

325 It's gonna be Newt?

Hmmmmmm....

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (WlGX+)

326
OT:

STATEMENT: "FOX News Channel has mutually agreed to suspend" relationship with Newt "effective immediately"

https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/752958019550474240

So, Newt for Veep?
Posted by: The Political Hat at July 12, 2016 05:32 PM (vBeA5)
----------------

Oh eff me, no. NO NO NO NO NO.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (pC96u)

327
So, Newt for Veep?


Hah...that would be sweet.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (qUNWi)

328
"WTF was that?!!!"


- - Frank Pentangeli after watching Lynch at the hearing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (27m1/)

329 I can't even take my keys into the SCIF, because the key fob for my truck is a transmitter. Got a smart watch? No go. Got a FitBit? No go. Remember when Furbies were all the rage? No go...they had a recording device in them.
Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:22 PM (GUBah)
----
And forget about sexbots!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (jR7Wy)

330 4 legs good, 2 legs bad...

Posted by: G Orwell at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (ZNwZD)

331 308 303 JJ, is taquyiaa sunrise with gin or vodka?
Posted by: rickb223 TEXIT at July 12, 2016 05:28 PM (I1MCJ)


I only sing it, I don't mix it.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:29 PM (27m1/)


In the key of B-Flat? at least after the Earth Shattering KaBoom?

Posted by: Marvin the Martian at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (qf6WZ)

332 All this really means is that if Trump wins the election, Hillary can openly steal it with no consequences. So Hillary will be the next president no matter what actually happens.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (AroJD)

333 327
So, Newt for Veep?

Hah...that would be sweet.
Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (qUNWi)


In what dimension are you existing?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (27m1/)

334 Wait until the left gets desperate and this shit gets really bad!

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (Sfs6o)

335 What golf course are Barry Ted's adventure going to after that shitshow?

Posted by: WeBoned! at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (SOVQ8)

336 Buffers? Yeah, the Family has lots of buffers.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 05:34 PM (evdj2)

337 I'm hoping ACE writes a post on Obama's comments at the cops' memorial service. They were entirely inappropriate, pushing his political agenda of gun control. This is about the cops. Not about Obama.

Sorry to change the subject.

Posted by: Mike at July 12, 2016 05:34 PM (ISxUB)

338 332 All this really means is that if Trump wins the election, Hillary can openly steal it with no consequences. So Hillary will be the next president no matter what actually happens.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (AroJD)


Thank G-D, the SCOTUS and Congress are there to ensure that justice prevails . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:34 PM (27m1/)

339 JoePa was a saint

Yeah. Cripples walked when they beat the spread.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 12, 2016 05:35 PM (+wjl1)

340 Eliot Gould was the "marlboro man", as Sterling Hayden's character called him. As I recall, Nina van Pallandt killed her novelist husband (Hayden), and wanted Gould to help her get away with it.

The movie ends with Gould walking off in the distance, as the credits roll, and then you see him kick up his heels.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at July 12, 2016 05:35 PM (RFeQD)

341 325 It's gonna be Newt?

Hmmmmmm....
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (WlGX+)


Oh, dear G-D no. Say it ain't so.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:35 PM (27m1/)

342 Either Trump will try to do fix things AND he will have the support of sworn LE to make sure that happens, or we are hosed.

I think that things can be fixed, but it will take a determined effort to purge leftists and corruptocrats from government; I DON'T mean purge as in the leftist use of the term, to kill anyone that disagrees with their dissonant worldview.

But the rule of law is dead right now.

The security community has a hell of a choice over the next year...defend America, or defend the lying corrupt politicians who have been betraying them over the last fifty years.

Not to mention the Patriot segment of the public sphere, and I have no idea what effect these guys can have.

Somebody wished that our parents' children would have...interesting...times.

Posted by: Grad School Fool at July 12, 2016 05:35 PM (swEzU)

343 No, I understand perfectly, and emphasize a portion
of my original reply. Gross rationalization to justify one's actions are
commonplace among those of irresolute character.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 05:21 PM (w/iDp)

Questioning someone's character over following his leadership is a stretch even for you.

A legislature and it members must work together to get bills passed. Last time I looked, one Senator could not pass a bill with out 50 others voting with him.

Your suggestion that anarchy is a good trait is exactly why the Senate is dysfunctional. That hard to understand?

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 05:35 PM (F1iXz)

344 they deserve an entire embushelment.

Haven't there been enough fruits in the news this year?

Posted by: DaveA at July 12, 2016 05:35 PM (8J/Te)

345 Since Ace is blind I wonder if he gets a cripple-only parking tag for his car.

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 05:36 PM (Sfs6o)

346 Posted by: Don Quixote at July 12, 2016 05:24 PM (qf6WZ)

*****

Thanks for the reply.

But isn't the question and response:

"Chaffetz: Does an individual need a security clearance to review or have access to classified material?

Lynch: Well, congressman, that issue would be dependent upon the agency for whom they worked and the nature of the work that they did with respect to"

a hypothetical question with a refusal to answer said hypothetical?

I mean, I can think of an example (a rare example, none the less) of when giving classified information to a person without a clearance wouldn't be a crime:

Scenario: CIA officer downrange give classified information about a hostile government to an agent or insurgent for the purposes of helping said agent or insurgent to undermine the hostile government.

Rather unlikely? Sure. Are there rules and procedure governing this? I'm sure their are.

Am I talking out of my ass? Possibly, but I hope not.

Really, it comes down to I just don't get lawyers getting to avoid having to answer hypotheticals. I'm pretty sure if I got hauled up in front of a judge and some lawyer asked me a hypothetical question, I don't think I'd be able to just say "sorry, I don't answer hypotheticals." I think the judge would tell me to answer.

Or maybe not. What do I know?

Anyway, thanks for the reply.

Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:36 PM (C+qQ0)

347 I still want to blow up the Moon.

That dream has not died.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:32 PM (qUNWi)
...............

Tide Murderer!

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 05:36 PM (HgMAr)

348 I really thought Trump would go for a veep who could help in a key swing state like IN, PA, FL.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:36 PM (WlGX+)

349 345 Since Ace is blind I wonder if he gets a cripple-only parking tag for his car.
Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 05:36 PM (Sfs6o)


I use cripple, retard and midget all the time. Not one inch further with the PC muzzling.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:36 PM (27m1/)

350 Can we blame Trent Lott for not burning Bill Clinton down when they had him in the hot seat?

Posted by: DaveA at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (8J/Te)


Sure, but obviously the House didn't want to touch it either, they just really had no choice.


Too many roaches found themselves scurrying for cover when the lights were turned on.


Shoving cigars into interns? Why, that's nothing. Most Congresscritters wouldn't get a stiffy for that. They need some amyl nitrate, a Thai boi, three goats, and two underaged fluffers.


Bill Clinton is a schoolboy by comparison to the people who sat in on that monkey show.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 12, 2016 05:36 PM (TOk1P)

351 Oh, dear G-D no. Say it ain't so.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:35 PM (27m1/)

Ditto.

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 05:37 PM (F1iXz)

352 I prefer Tide Slayer.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:37 PM (qUNWi)

353 Doesn't mean Newt Is VP choice.
Could just mean he's being hired by the campaign.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 05:37 PM (T/5A0)

354 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:35 PM (27m1/)

The Magic 8 Ball does read "Signs point to yes."

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:37 PM (WlGX+)

355 Yeah,the Fox News thing in no way confirms Newt as VP.

Posted by: steevy at July 12, 2016 05:37 PM (B48dK)

356 >>>I still want to blow up the Moon.

That dream has not died.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:32 PM (qUNWi)

I get to be Thundarr!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 05:38 PM (WEUYQ)

357 I really don't think it's gonna be Newt; but since he is being vetted and is so involved with the campaign, Fox has to terminate his service agreement in order to remain 'impartial'.

Posted by: IC at July 12, 2016 05:38 PM (a0IVu)

358 I get to be Thundarr!!

And so you shall be.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:38 PM (qUNWi)

359 Scenario: CIA officer downrange give classified information about a hostile government to an agent or insurgent for the purposes of helping said agent or insurgent to undermine the hostile government.


I'd say the officer is at risk unless the giving was approved upstream. So, I'd vote illegal. These are not decisions for him to make.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 05:38 PM (evdj2)

360
Looking at Breitbart, which is a solid Trump organ and so far, gornischt from Newt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:38 PM (27m1/)

361 Look, confusing regarding Federal law is easily understandable. After all, a Rhodes scholar, attorney, and sitting president has already established that the meaning of the two-letter word "is" is vague and ambiguous, and many, if not most, words in Federal statutes and regulations have *way* more than two letters.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at July 12, 2016 05:38 PM (rznWS)

362 I still want to blow up the Moon.

That dream has not died.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:32 PM (qUNWi)



FrankJ, is that you?

Posted by: BurtTC at July 12, 2016 05:38 PM (TOk1P)

363 What golf course are Barry Ted's adventure going to after that shitshow?

Posted by: WeBoned! at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (SOVQ
...............

Trump should immediately announce that Barry is banned for life from all his golf course!

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 05:39 PM (HgMAr)

364 352 I prefer Tide Slayer.
Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:37 PM (qUNWi)
---
What if we just rend the moon in twain and have two satellites revolving around us, thus sending the tides into overdrive?

We can name the moons Krieg and Chaos.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 12, 2016 05:39 PM (jR7Wy)

365 i guess all those forms signed mean nothing. this will be absolutely true as the President is the authority under which all national secrets are bound. Ms bitch becomes, all becomes meaningless. long live the law breaker and her supporters.

Posted by: talgus at July 12, 2016 05:39 PM (UaPF2)

366 If it's Newt we'll get 3 months of "He served his wife with divorce papers while she had cancer in the hospital." Oh, hell.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:39 PM (bpZlE)

367 Jesus, maybe we'd have better luck if we can prosecute Hillary for viewing an illegal copy of 13 Hours or listening to a bootleg copy of Miley Cyrus singing about her swollen clit via the DMCA.

It's worth a try.

Posted by: Fritz at July 12, 2016 05:39 PM (oia+s)

368 349 I was embarrassed to see 'cripple' employed at 339 after I posted.

I love, love, love using C R M to offend others. And sugartits, of course. Glad to see sugartilts making a resurgence.

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 05:40 PM (Sfs6o)

369 We can name the moons Krieg and Chaos.

This Eris person intrigues me.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:40 PM (qUNWi)

370
326
OT:

STATEMENT: "FOX News Channel has mutually agreed to suspend" relationship with Newt "effective immediately"

https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/752958019550474240

So, Newt for Veep?
Posted by: The Political Hat at July 12, 2016 05:32 PM (vBeA5)
----------------

Oh eff me, no. NO NO NO NO NO.
Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (pC96u)


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

It could also mean that he's been tapped for Chief of Staff.

Posted by: Soona at July 12, 2016 05:40 PM (Fmupd)

371 353 Doesn't mean Newt Is VP choice.
Could just mean he's being hired by the campaign.

This is very true. And a better outcome than Veep, IMHO.

It's just that Newt has been acting very Vice-Presidential lately.

Oh well, if it is Newt, at least that's a million times better than Christie. Honestly, the short list has no really good options.

I had been on the West train the last few days. But iirc he wasn't even vetted.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:40 PM (WlGX+)

372 >>>>>325 It's gonna be Newt?



Hmmmmmm....

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (WlGX+)





Oh, dear G-D no. Say it ain't so.
.
.
.
.She turned me into a Newt.

Posted by: Brian at July 12, 2016 05:40 PM (iONHu)

373 Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 05:38 PM (evdj2)

*****

Yes, I agree. But that is part of the hypothetical scenario I sketched out above.

Apologies if I didn't make that clear.

Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:40 PM (C+qQ0)

374 325 It's gonna be Newt?

Hmmmmmm....
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:33 PM (WlGX+)

Oh, dear G-D no. Say it ain't so.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:35 PM (27m1/)


Oh?

Newt is probably the best choice he could make.

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 12, 2016 05:41 PM (vBeA5)

375 I think it would be a wise choice to hire Newt for the campaign, Smart man!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:41 PM (bpZlE)

376 It could also mean that he's been tapped for Chief of Staff.

That would work. Good knowledge of Congress.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at July 12, 2016 05:41 PM (evdj2)

377 #370 It could also mean that he's been tapped for Chief of Staff.

Now that I could live with easily.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:41 PM (WlGX+)

378 >>> cripple-only parking tag for his car.

Ewoks drive? Oh, and I thought he had some Euro bike with canvas side bags?

Posted by: IP at July 12, 2016 05:41 PM (Fol9S)

379 Let's see we have a woman running for President and our candidates have six divorcees.



Wonder if any X's will do a commercial for her? I know one of Newt's is dead.

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 12, 2016 05:41 PM (F1iXz)

380 Not thinking it's going to be Newt

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 05:42 PM (Yo9Lf)

381 378 chauffeured, I'm sure.

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 05:42 PM (Sfs6o)

382 Scenario: CIA officer downrange give classified information about a hostile government to an agent or insurgent for the purposes of helping said agent or insurgent to undermine the hostile government.

Rather unlikely? Sure. Are there rules and procedure governing this? I'm sure their are.


Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:36 PM (C+qQ0)

Actually... uh... not a plausible scenario.

CIA Agent could not make the determination to declass the info... his Superiors would have to sign off on the disclosure, or he could be held accountable.

Would he be? maybe maybe not... but the question was not would you prosecute... it was a simple question of the Law as it stands today.

And the Law is actually clear....

But she was answering would you Prosecute... because in HER mind Prosecutorial Discretion Trumps the written Law.

Posted by: Don Q. at July 12, 2016 05:42 PM (qf6WZ)

383 Ivanka. Please, please, please - Ivanka.

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 05:43 PM (Sfs6o)

384 369 We can name the moons Krieg and Chaos.

This Eris person intrigues me.
Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 05:40 PM (qUNWi)
----
All I ask is that you give me NASA (the National Astroterror and Subjugation Administration).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at July 12, 2016 05:44 PM (jR7Wy)

385 It could also mean that he's been tapped for Chief of Staff.

Posted by: Soona at July 12, 2016 05:40 PM (Fmupd)


Much more palatable to me....

Posted by: Don Q. at July 12, 2016 05:44 PM (qf6WZ)

386 Thundarr/Ookla 2020!!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 05:44 PM (WEUYQ)

387 The same US Attorney whose office struck a prosecutorial deferment deal with HSBC when that bank was caught laundering money for the cartels. The same HSBC that had on its board at the time one James Comey.


Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:30 PM (GUBah)


The level of corruption here is staggering.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 12, 2016 05:44 PM (J+mig)

388 The left interprets the Constitution thus: "it means whatever we say it means". They're simply extending that "logic" to all laws.

Full marks for consistency.

Posted by: The Spelling Police at July 12, 2016 05:44 PM (UlI/7)

389 "Oh?

Newt is probably the best choice he could make."




From the people mentioned it seems that DJT is trying to set up a working "management team" and not necessarily a successor for the GOP.

Fine. I get it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 05:45 PM (9ym/8)

390 It is so hard right now, I love newt.

Posted by: S. Hannity at July 12, 2016 05:45 PM (THtDV)

391 Forget VP, maybe we could get Newt wearing a Trump mask to debate Hillary!?

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 05:45 PM (HgMAr)

392 Corruption has killed a few goverments.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 05:45 PM (Yo9Lf)

393 I don't think that the very public meeting on the tarmac and into a private jet by Bill and Loretta was accidental.
The Clintons don't play by anyone's rules and they want the people to know it.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 12, 2016 05:45 PM (CFc5L)

394 383 Ivanka. Please, please, please - Ivanka.

Funny, just a few minutes ago I was watching a video of Ivanka speaking at some business conference. She's about the most incredible combination of poise, grace, well-spokeness and beauty I've ever seen. Just love her.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:46 PM (WlGX+)

395
Oh?

Newt is probably the best choice he could make.
Posted by: The Political Hat at July 12, 2016 05:41 PM (vBeA5)
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Maybe you haven't been lurking around here much lately. Or at least not when the Newt question arises.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 05:46 PM (pC96u)

396 Serious question from someone who isn't a lawyer*

How is what she is doing different from when you see Supreme Court nominees get grilled by the Senate about some legal issue, and the nominee says (words to that effect) that it wouldn't be appropriate for them to prejudge or speculate or what not, so I can't answer your question.

And before you think I'm trying to defend Hillary Clinton, I'm not.

I loathe that woman.

Just askin' a question.

*Or that formally educated, to be frank.
Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:20 PM (C+qQ0)


Thank you for the compliment of asking my opinion, I greatly appreciate it.

As a practical matter it's not. It's the oh I have no idea about that bat bat bat eyes.

On the other hand, this is the currently sitting AG who has already been confirmed and who is up there saying, more or less, that the DOJ takes the Humpty Dumpty view that laws mean what we say they choose them to mean.

Now, that's actually a fair and honest response about what the DOJ does on a routine basis. It's merely that this is such obvious weaseling that it goes above and beyond the normal song and dance.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah, count me out. at July 12, 2016 05:47 PM (dEQP3)

397 Just left a snarky comment on a Chi-Com house organ about their outrage at the world court not recognizing their grab of the South China Sea.

Check it out and pee on them as well.

http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/0712/c90000-9085051.html

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:47 PM (27m1/)

398 If it's Newt, look at the bright side. So much dirt was dug up on him in '12 that magma is filling in the hole. They've got nothing new to hit him with. Maybe.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:47 PM (GUBah)

399 All I ask is that you give me NASA (the National Astroterror and Subjugation Administration).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage
...............

If we give you NASA, do you promise to leave Matt Damon on Mars?

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 05:47 PM (HgMAr)

400 I believe the loophole lies with the phrase "unauthorized persons".

Who's authorized? How are they authorized? If someone works for someone who's authorized does that provide and umbrella of coverage or not?

See it all depends on a Bureaucratic rule. I don't believe the statute defines who is authorized other than perhaps stating that the Department that classified the information may be the one who can authorize the people allowed to see it but it may not be that straight forward.

There may be blanket authorizations.


It's not as clear as some would think and as the movies show. (God, Hollywood has a lot to answer for how we perceive how our country works, hell, how the universe works)

Anyway Lynch actually may be correct that the rules of who is authorized under what conditions may vary depending on who classified the particular information, who or what Department received it and from who or what Department and for what purpose and who saw it or allowed it to be seen.

It's a tangled mess as classified information rules are made mostly by whoever classifies it as classified information.

It's a bureaucrat lawyers dream.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 05:47 PM (ECJ+C)

401 Might as well pick Pelosi or Elijah Cummings if you pick Newt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:47 PM (27m1/)

402 It is so hard right now, I love newt.
Posted by: S. Hannity at July 12, 2016 05:45

Yeah... WTF is this love fest he has... Does He think by picking Newt Trump is sure to lose thus He stays on TV because everyone will be angry about Hillary?

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:48 PM (O2RFr)

403 "CIA Agent could not make the determination to declass the info... his Superiors would have to sign off on the disclosure, or he could be held accountable."

Sure, that's why I said there gotta be rules and proceedures to cover that.

And the info would still be classified, because if he gave it to ME, that would be illegal, because I have NO need for this as some goofy ass internet commenter.

But look, I don't care about my goofy ass CIA officer hypothetical.

I just don't get why it is so bad for a lawyer to answer hypothetical questions.

And I understand that you aren't obligated to write out a long internet essay explaining things to me.

Thanks for the reply.

Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:48 PM (C+qQ0)

404 LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN.


The DOJ takes the Humpty Dumpty view that laws mean what we choose them to mean. Grrrrrrrrr.


Stupid fingers.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah, count me out. at July 12, 2016 05:48 PM (dEQP3)

405 I look at Trump and say, 'The people decided'. Period and shrug. I look at Newt and say, 'Trump decided'. Maybe.

It's either going to be the most awesome train wreck/interstate car crash/building collapse ever. Or the pendulum being shoved so far in the opposite direction I'll have not just four hours, but four years of delightful priapism.

Posted by: Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide at July 12, 2016 05:48 PM (ZnIt3)

406 401
Might as well pick Pelosi or Elijah Cummings if you pick Newt.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:47 PM (27m1/)

Wouldn't that apply more to a Flynn pick? After all, he IS a democrat.

Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 05:49 PM (aRUb8)

407 374---Newt is probably the best choice he could make.
Posted by: The Political Hat at July 12, 2016 05:41 PM
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Let's see. Trump's major demographic problem is with white married women, upper-middle-class suburbanites, and GOPe types in general --- the people who voted for Romney with enthusiasm.
His biggest "aesthetic" problem is that he is scary and "extreme."

I can't think of a worse VP choice than Newt.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 05:49 PM (T/5A0)

408 My newt! My newt!

Posted by: S. Hannity at July 12, 2016 05:49 PM (THtDV)

409 I can understand this unqualified hack's confusion on the issue.

The GOP Senate that confirmed her must be so proud ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 12, 2016 05:50 PM (zc3Db)

410 she is very good at not answering questions.

Posted by: Sexypig at July 12, 2016 05:50 PM (UBBWX)

411 Funny, just a few minutes ago I was watching a video of Ivanka speaking at some business conference. She's about the most incredible combination of poise, grace, well-spokeness and beauty I've ever seen. Just love her.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?
..............

Better than Chelsea?
*ducks, runs*

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 05:50 PM (HgMAr)

412 I think that's the Tweedledum and Tweedledee rule of law.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 05:50 PM (ECJ+C)

413 Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah, count me out. at July 12, 2016 05:48 PM (dEQP3)

May I borrow your statement to put on a whiteboard sign? Not the "Grrr" or "Stupid fingers, however" ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:50 PM (bpZlE)

414 Forget VP, maybe we could get Newt wearing a Trump mask to debate Hillary!?
Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 05:45 PM (HgMAr)

You know... If Newt were to get an orange spray tan and head weasel...

Heck, I'd bet the resemblance would be close enough to get him a roll with Melania.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:50 PM (71OEY)

415 Milo for PressSec!

He's playfully "reminded" Trump that you don't have to be a natural-born citizen to be PressSec.

I know, ain't gonna happen. But it's *SO* much fun to think about!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:51 PM (WlGX+)

416 Here's the other thing to keep in mind about clearances and access to classified info: just because you have the appropriate clearance does not mean you have "Need To Know". In order to (legally) access that data you must meet both criteria: the appropriate clearance AND the need to know.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:51 PM (GUBah)

417 No Newt is good Newt...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:51 PM (O2RFr)

418 alexthechick - Yeah, count me out. at July 12, 2016 05:47 PM (dEQP3)

Thanks a lot for the reply.

That explained it quite well.

Thanks again.

Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:52 PM (C+qQ0)

419
So, Newt for Veep?
Posted by: The Political Hat

It could also mean that he's been tapped for Chief of Staff.
Posted by: Soona




Perhaps for Hand of the King?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 05:52 PM (kdS6q)

420 "It could also mean that he's been tapped for Chief of Staff."

How about Noot's demonstrated propensity for tapping aides?

Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 05:52 PM (noWW6)

421 411 well that one didn't last four hours.

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 05:52 PM (Sfs6o)

422 406
Wouldn't that apply more to a Flynn pick? After all, he IS a democrat.
Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 05:49 PM (aRUb


He's not that chump admiral. And one forgets Mr. Trump's pedigree, but let's not go down that path.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:52 PM (27m1/)

423 it's Newt, look at the bright side. So much dirt was dug up on him in '12 that magma is filling in the hole. They've got nothing new to hit him with. Maybe.
Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:47 PM (GUBah)

There is no expiration date on R dirt.

D dirt? Old news 3 days before it happens.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:52 PM (71OEY)

424
What about Stevie "Sugartits" Twitterboy?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:53 PM (27m1/)

425 My newt is such a dream boat.

Posted by: S. Hannity at July 12, 2016 05:53 PM (THtDV)

426 In order to (legally) access that data you must meet both criteria: the appropriate clearance AND the need to know.
Posted by: Country Singer
---------------

My collaborators assistants did need to know. How else could they delete the stuff?

Posted by: Hillary [making wiping motion] at July 12, 2016 05:53 PM (9mTYi)

427 My newt! My newt!

Posted by: S. Hannity at July 12, 2016 05:49 PM (THtDV)
................

Got it caught in your zipper again, Sean?

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 05:53 PM (HgMAr)

428 Pence is the other name being said to be the VP choice... What do You all think about Him?

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:54 PM (O2RFr)

429 I think it should be clear to all sentient Americans that women should never have been given the right to vote.

Posted by: Nomennovum at July 12, 2016 05:54 PM (0z+LY)

430 Newt over Pence.

Pence would wind up being a GHWB that would be an anchor around the party for years.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 05:54 PM (ECJ+C)

431 429 I think it should be clear to all sentient Americans that women should never have been given the right to vote.

Agreed.... And I'm a Woman...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (O2RFr)

432 My collaborators assistants did need to know. How else could they delete the stuff?

Posted by: Hillary [making wiping motion] at July 12, 2016 05:53 PM (9mTYi)


I was just speaking hypothetically, since the new criteria is whether the intent was bad or not.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (GUBah)

433 Wait... I'm gonna have to debate Newt ?!

Forget it. I'm outta here.

Posted by: Potential Dem VP Candidate at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (9mTYi)

434 Let's see. Trump's major demographic problem is with white married women, upper-middle-class suburbanites, and GOPe types in general --- the people who voted for Romney with enthusiasm.
His biggest "aesthetic" problem is that he is scary and "extreme."

I can't think of a worse VP choice than Newt.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 05:49 PM (T/5A0)


Just who, who was planning to vote for Trump, suddenly not vote for him because Trump picked Newt?

Just who, who was planning to not vote for Trump, suddenly vote for Trump because of a Veep pick?

Scant few either way, I'd venture.

Newt would destroy Hillary's pick in a debate, and would be able to hold his own and defend Trump in the media.

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (vBeA5)

435 402
Does He think by picking Newt Trump is sure to lose thus He stays on TV because everyone will be angry about Hillary?
Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:48 PM (O2RFr)
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No. Hannity did fine under W too.

Maybe he's just been at Fox too long or living in a conservative bubble of some kind. (?)
Maybe he has lost touch with the general public and doesn't see the electorate clearly.
I dunno.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (T/5A0)

436 " I think that's the Tweedledum and Tweedledee rule of law."



Thus the U.S. Justice system at the modern Federal level. Selective prosecution.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (9ym/8)

437 OT: I hate the fucker on board and loathe what's become of the country... but, hell, I'm pretty sure I saw Air Force One just fly past my window (I see most of the planes come and out out of Love Field) and it was kinda cool.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (71OEY)

438 Pence would wind up being a GHWB that would be an anchor around the party for years.

But VP really doesn't do much...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (O2RFr)

439 Pence is the other name being said to be the VP choice... What do You all think about Him?

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:54 PM (O2RFr)


Would Pence really commite career suicide?

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 12, 2016 05:56 PM (vBeA5)

440 Posted by: Nomennovum at July 12, 2016 05:54 PM (0z+LY)

I'n clearly not sentient because I disagree. What-/ Shall we turn into one of the Muslim nations by not allowing women to vote?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:56 PM (bpZlE)

441
What about Mary Fallin? Off the radar?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:56 PM (27m1/)

442 Scenario: CIA officer downrange give classified information about a hostile government to an agent or insurgent for the purposes of helping said agent or insurgent to undermine the hostile government.

Rather unlikely? Sure. Are there rules and procedure governing this? I'm sure their are.


To reiterate what Don Q. said, there are rules and your scenario violates how classified material is supposed to be handled. It's just that this administration has made a decision that Hillary! will not be punished for violating those rules.

To have access to classified material you have to have a security clearance of the appropriate level and a "need to know." If you don't meet those two requirements, then no classified material for you.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 12, 2016 05:56 PM (5Yee7)

443 I think it should be clear to all sentient Americans that women should never have been given the right to vote.
Posted by: Nomennovum at July 12, 2016 05:54 PM (0z+LY)

Hate to say it, but I agree with you there. What a fuckin mess.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 12, 2016 05:56 PM (CFc5L)

444 Would Pence really commite career suicide?

You got a point...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:56 PM (O2RFr)

445 Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (71OEY)

Yeah, that would definitely be cool no matter who's on board.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:57 PM (WlGX+)

446 But VP really doesn't do much...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (O2RFr)


Tell me about it. All they really let me do is flash female Secret Service agents at the pool.

Posted by: ChooChoo Joey at July 12, 2016 05:57 PM (GUBah)

447
Fucking chicken shit People's Daily dumped my snarky comment!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:57 PM (27m1/)

448 Pence is the other name being said to be the VP choice... What do You all think about Him?

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:54 PM (O2RFr)



Before we nominate anyone from Indiana, let's find out what he thinks about rape fairies.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 12, 2016 05:57 PM (TOk1P)

449 He's not that chump admiral. And one forgets Mr. Trump's pedigree, but let's not go down that path.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:52 PM (27m1/)

So....Pence??? Really? Isn't he another "I actually have no principles..they depend on which way the wind blows?

Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 05:57 PM (aRUb8)

450
Pence is the other name being said to be the VP choice... What do You all think about Him?
Posted by: donna



He was very conservative on paper, even on social issues. Went wobbly once he got elected Governor, as has about every Republican Blue and Purple State Governor over the last few years.

He's -- adequate.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 05:57 PM (kdS6q)

451 The very foundation of law in this country is used to be uniform application.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 05:57 PM (9mTYi)

452 "Just who, who was planning to vote for Trump, suddenly not vote for him because Trump picked Newt?"



Nobody I think. I have to believe most have already made a mind up about Trump/Hillary regardless of what they tell pollsters. Like cement, it's already began to set.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 05:58 PM (9ym/8)

453
I meant Smittie "Sugartits" Twitterboy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:58 PM (27m1/)

454 But VP really doesn't do much...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (O2RFr)

Buy look what Reagan having Bush for VP did for the next 20 years.

He Fathered (heh) a mess that was more Liberal than conservative. It was the beginning of Globalism right there.

Bush Sr. is a founding member.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 05:58 PM (ECJ+C)

455 Go long on popcorn futures.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 05:58 PM (9mTYi)

456 438 Pence would wind up being a GHWB that would be an anchor around the party for years.

But VP really doesn't do much...
Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (O2RFr)


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


That's why I mentioned Newt as Chief of Staff. It's a much more powerful position than VP.

Posted by: Soona at July 12, 2016 05:58 PM (Fmupd)

457 So....Pence??? Really? Isn't he another "I actually have no principles..they depend on which way the wind blows?

So Trumps best choice should be...... Trump.... Might as go all the way...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:58 PM (O2RFr)

458
Wouldn't that apply more to a Flynn pick? After all, he IS a democrat.
Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 05:49 PM (aRUb
------------------

I'm ready for some new political and ideological divisions. What does Democrat/Republican mean anymore? Libertarian (ish) vs authoritarian is one way things are sorting out -- also basing decisions on what outcome will be best for America, also recovering our national identity at least to the point of refusing to curl up in a ball screaming when someone calls you a racist.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 05:59 PM (pC96u)

459 Unless we're talking about Hunter Pence, in which case... I dig it!

Crazy idea, but it JUST might work!!

Posted by: BurtTC at July 12, 2016 05:59 PM (TOk1P)

460 Damiano,
You have an office WITH a window??? You dirty 1%er!

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 12, 2016 05:59 PM (xVgrA)

461 I think it's reasonable to assume that the veep choice was hammered out between Trump and the RNC at the meetings last week.

So, unfortunately the veep choice will be GOPe approved. I suppose there was no way around it. (just please please please not Christie. Oh G-d no!)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 05:59 PM (WlGX+)

462 So....Pence??? Really? Isn't he another "I actually have no principles..they depend on which way the wind blows?
Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 05:57 PM (aRUb

Pence doesn't excite but Newt is problematic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 05:59 PM (27m1/)

463 But VP really doesn't do much...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (O2RFr)
.............

Mostly grin and grope these days.

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (HgMAr)

464 Go long on popcorn futures.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 05:58 PM (9mTYi)

Well,Ii could do that. I can't have any myself, though, unless I want to make Jiffy Pop (Do they still make that?) or cook in in a pot. I have no microwave.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (bpZlE)

465 And don't forget when daydreaming about VP choices; the President and the Vice President can't be from the same state.

And what happened to the convention picking the VP?

I always thought that had merit.

Why let the Nominee for President pick his successor?

Makes no sense party wise. It makes a lot of sense for the Presidential nominee to do it for their own particular reasons.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (ECJ+C)

466 Did Newt really say obamas speech was good?

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (O2RFr)

467 Pence? For VP? He's just the squish we're looking for! Perfect man to take over after we help the Dims impeach Trump!

Posted by: Your Betters in the GOPe at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (GUBah)

468 "You have an office WITH a window??? You dirty 1%er!"


I know these types. Office. Window. Sexretary.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (9ym/8)

469 So when will Trump likely announce his pick?

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (Sfs6o)

470 I have an office with lots of windows.

But then again, I work from home, so...
(ducks)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (WlGX+)

471 too late to make the VP cut, but Rudy Giuliani is acquitting himself well these days.

Posted by: Lower class person whose opinions must be guided at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (3ZttN)

472 Fenelon, you may post that with the whole, you know, not horribleness in it.


I just don't get why it is so bad for a lawyer to answer hypothetical questions.

And I understand that you aren't obligated to write out a long internet essay explaining things to me.

Thanks for the reply.
Posted by: Taco Shack at July 12, 2016 05:48 PM (C+qQ0)



Ahhh okay, the hypothetical questions thingy.

You never ask a question to which you do not already know the answer.

You never answer a hypothetical question because that answer will then be used outside of the hypothetical.


The hypothetical question tactic is what is used to back a witness into a corner and to move that witness from the general to the specific. So if this than that, right? So if that than this, right? So if this and that, then why does that not apply to this specific set of facts?

That is exactly what was going on here and exactly why Lynch was being evasive. The trick, and what I was whinging about, is to be evasive in your answers without coming across as twisting yourself into a pretzel too obviously.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah, count me out. at July 12, 2016 06:01 PM (dEQP3)

473
OT: I hate the fucker on board and loathe what's become of the country... but, hell, I'm pretty sure I saw Air Force One just fly past my window (I see most of the planes come and out out of Love Field) and it was kinda cool.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (71OEY)
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Get your chills by visiting the Reagan Library. There's an Air Force One jet there.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:01 PM (pC96u)

474 I'n clearly not sentient because I disagree. What-/ Shall we turn into one of the Muslim nations by not allowing women to vote?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 05:56 PM (bpZlE)


The problem with muslem nations is not that they don't let women vote. Muslem nations don't let anyone vote for anything, generally. But even that isn't the issue since when they do vote they vote for insane jihadi parties and lunatic dictators.

That aside, it is very clear that universal suffrage is a sort of retarded idea that has not yielded any positive results. There should be some minimal knowledge of the structure one is voting within and there should be a requirement that the voter is not living off of the structure he is voting to give a voice in how it is run.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 12, 2016 06:01 PM (zc3Db)

475
The veep can do as much or as little as he and the president determine. Cf. Dick Cheney.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:01 PM (pC96u)

476 I could go for an Ivanka Trump as VP but then the state rule goes into effect and she can't run.

I hope he doesn't select a pol or ex-pol or establishment guy of any stripe.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:01 PM (ECJ+C)

477 Go long on popcorn futures.
-------------
I linked to this the other day on the Pet Thread, but it just occurred to me that it is an analog (kinda) for Trump dropping Newtie on the media:

Totally SFW
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zsvmpe9

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 06:02 PM (9mTYi)

478 Ricardo,
Heh!

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 12, 2016 06:02 PM (xVgrA)

479 Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:01 PM (pC96u)

Don't believe everything the White Media tells you.

Cheney did a lot less than they wanted to admit. They wanted to make it out that Bush was a puppet and brainless.

Sadly that's not the case. Things probably would be better if Cheney HAD been running things.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:03 PM (ECJ+C)

480 It's all kubuki with this 'investigation' by those like Chafetz. But if it was real, the Washington City regime, of which lynching IS a member and Chafetz IS NOT, would send his kabuki ass to the camps. Fortunately for him the camps don't become fully operational until January 2017.

Posted by: Eromero at July 12, 2016 06:03 PM (zLDYs)

481 Popcorn? Torches & Pitchforks.

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 06:03 PM (Sfs6o)

482 Hillary! would be smart to pick Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

But I'm not a totalitarian so what do I know.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 12, 2016 06:03 PM (jeefx)

483 469 So when will Trump likely announce his pick?

That's the million dollar question. Has to be before the convention, right? To get the speaking slots in order.

Knowing Trump, the rollout will be yuge. Won't be on a Friday or a weekend. Middle of the week, like, NOW I would say. His posted schedule is unlikely to offer any clues, since he can pop up anywhere on Trump Force One at any time.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 06:03 PM (WlGX+)

484 Damiano,
You have an office WITH a window??? You dirty 1%er!
Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 12, 2016 05:59 PM (xVgrA)

Haha. Sadly, no office. I'm at home looking for new job in between rants here.

On the bright side, I've got a great view of downtown Dallas and live in a 24 story building so as the riots progress, I've got a great view of the burning times.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 06:04 PM (71OEY)

485 That is exactly what was going on here and exactly why Lynch was being evasive. The trick, and what I was whinging about, is to be evasive in your answers without coming across as twisting yourself into a pretzel too obviously.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah, count me out. at July 12, 2016 06:01 PM (dEQP3)



Which, if there are too many things that can be evaded, some things can't.


AG Lynch, is it ever ok to murder somebody?


Well, Congressman, that would depend on the situation.


So yeah... this whole tactic makes you look really REALLY bad in the eyes of lay people, when they know you're throwing horse manure in their general direction.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 12, 2016 06:04 PM (TOk1P)

486 "You have an office WITH a window??? You dirty 1%er!"


I know these types. Office. Window. Sexretary.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM (9ym/
................

I bet he's even got one of them FAX machines.

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 06:04 PM (HgMAr)

487 Newt is the worst possible choice I have seen of the names listed. I am praying this is head fake by a guy who knows how to create buzz.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 06:04 PM (WEUYQ)

488 I would like to personally thank Kelly Ayotte, Orrin Hatch, Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Mark Kirk, Rob Portman, Thad Cochran, Ron Johnson and Mitch McConnell for getting Lynch over the 50 vote threshold. Apparently during the confirmation hearings someone forgot to ask her if she can read and explain a god damned statute.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at July 12, 2016 06:05 PM (hKi6n)

489
I think it should be clear to all sentient Americans that women should never have been given the right to vote.
Posted by: Nomennovum at July 12, 2016 05:54 PM (0z+LY)
----------------------

Rational male voters managed to get us into a Civil War.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:05 PM (pC96u)

490 Sadly that's not the case. Things probably would be better if Cheney HAD been running things.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:03 PM (ECJ+C)


Hear, hear!

One of the main reasons why Bush's second term was so disastrous was because he had stopped listening to Cheney and, instead, took up with Condi Rice and the other turds who wanted to veer way left - which Bush did. The same turds who basically endorsed Barky while they were sitting in Bush's cabinet - and friggin Bush didn't seem to care about that, either.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 12, 2016 06:05 PM (zc3Db)

491 Newt's comments about BLM and Dallas have put me off him.

He's still the same ole wannabe he used to be.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:06 PM (ECJ+C)

492 So Trumps best choice should be...... Trump.... Might as go all the way...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 05:58 PM (O2RFr)

Could be! After all..those are Trumps picks.

Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 06:06 PM (aRUb8)

493 476 I could go for an Ivanka Trump as VP

She'd make an excellent Press Sec. The all-important loyalty/trustworthiness factor necessary for that position is a lock. The camera loves her. Her public speaking ability is absolutely top-notch.

I don't really think it would be her, but she'd make a good one. I do hope she holds some position in the admin, if Trump pulls this off.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 06:07 PM (WlGX+)

494
Don't believe everything the White Media tells you.

Cheney did a lot less than they wanted to admit. They wanted to make it out that Bush was a puppet and brainless.

Sadly that's not the case. Things probably would be better if Cheney HAD been running things.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:03 PM (ECJ+C)
-----------------------

I'm not pushing the puppet theory. Cheney himself said he had an "understanding" with George that he wasn't going to be Funeral Guy.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:07 PM (pC96u)

495 Get your chills by visiting the Reagan Library. There's an Air Force One jet there.
Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:01 PM (pC96u)

I'd love to go but I'd have to go to *shudders* California.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 06:07 PM (71OEY)

496 I'm ready for some new political and ideological
divisions. What does Democrat/Republican mean anymore? Libertarian (ish)
vs authoritarian is one way things are sorting out -- also basing
decisions on what outcome will be best for America, also recovering our
national identity at least to the point of refusing to curl up in a ball
screaming when someone calls you a racist.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 05:59 PM (pC96u)

I agree. Who do you think fits that description?

Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 06:07 PM (aRUb8)

497 Newt for Trump Court Jester. Seriously.

Posted by: davidt at July 12, 2016 06:08 PM (eyEhC)

498
Newt's comments about BLM and Dallas have put me off him.

He's still the same ole wannabe he used to be.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:06 PM (ECJ+C)
--------------------

Posted once again:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-1_31_06_TS.html

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:08 PM (pC96u)

499
Has to be before the convention, right?
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?



Doesn't have to be, but that has been the recent tradition since Reagan announced an early choice to try and block Ford at the 76 convention.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 06:08 PM (kdS6q)

500 I'd love to go but I'd have to go to *shudders* California.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 06:07 PM (71OEY)

We'll never go back to California.
https://youtu.be/GFBnrxMh9tQ

Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 06:08 PM (GUBah)

501 We've got some sort of police action going on here... Some masked Men tried to rob an armored car and at least one person was shot.... They were wearing masks but the local Rag was quick to say the suspects were white...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 06:08 PM (O2RFr)

502 434---Posted by: The Political Hat at July 12, 2016 05:55 PM (vBeA5)
----------------------------
I know Romney-voters who really, really want to see something that would allow them to hold their noses and vote for Trump.
I believe that a VP like Pence, what they would call "a normal Republican," might do that.
They are AFRAID. They think Trump is scary and they need someone "solid" to lend the ticket gravitas.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 06:08 PM (T/5A0)

503 There's also a downside to the Republicans presiding over the collapse and Civil War II. Better to position ourselves for 2316.

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 06:09 PM (Sfs6o)

504 Alan West is probably looking for a job. But apparently he didn't make the top cut. If he was even considered.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:09 PM (ECJ+C)

505 469
So when will Trump likely announce his pick?

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 06:00 PM
~~~~~

I heard the announcement will come Friday.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 12, 2016 06:10 PM (Lsu4e)

506 491
Newt's comments about BLM and Dallas have put me off him.

He's still the same ole wannabe he used to be.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:06 PM (ECJ+C)

I agree...but if it's down to those 3, I'd pick him, simply for his ability to...ummm.."tell it like it is", sometimes.

Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 06:11 PM (aRUb8)

507 Is Carly in the running for VP?

Posted by: davidt at July 12, 2016 06:11 PM (eyEhC)

508 Why not just laugh in his face and say FYNQ? It's not as if anything would happen to her.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 12, 2016 06:11 PM (SLha+)

509 "a normal Republican,"



Is this not what we're trying to get rid of? "Normal" Republicans are killing the entire party.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 06:11 PM (9ym/8)

510 It's a shame West couldn't be VP, it would blow a big hole in the leftists argument

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:12 PM (Yo9Lf)

511 "Tell me Mrs Lynch, must a Presidential candidate be 35 years of age or older?"

"Depends on the circumstances. Hate to say."

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at July 12, 2016 06:12 PM (hKi6n)

512 Wow, Trump's official campaign schedule page used to be packed. Just took a peek, there's just ONE event (tonight in Indiana) currently listed.

Is this part of the rumored "reigning in" by the GOPe, or is it VP-announcement-related, to avoid tipping anyone off before he's ready to announce. Hmmm....

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 06:12 PM (WlGX+)

513
Fun Fact

By the current 2012 version of Rule 40(b), Trump's name will be the only one allowed to be placed into nomination, the other candidates having failed to reach the 8 state wins with an absolute majority of delegates criteria.

Of course, there's a push to modify that rule in the committees.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 06:12 PM (kdS6q)

514 If Preibus really did tell Trump who to pick and that was Newt then I guess old Rinse just wanted to ease the agony of a close race.... Just go all out for the loss and move on...

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 06:12 PM (O2RFr)

515 It's good to see the White Media (I'm going to start calling them that because they are mostly white at the upper echelons, they promote racial discord and racism and we know only White people do that and they want every White other than them to get killed or imprisoned or beaten up and robbed so as to get a Race War started.) is being consistent.

If they don't tell you the color of the miscreants, 9 times out of 10 they're black.

If they give names and they're Hispanic, they're illegals.

They are very eager to remind everyone that Whites commit crime too.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:12 PM (ECJ+C)

516 "Depends on the circumstances. Hate to say."
Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky
------------

Intent would play a role, obviously.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 06:13 PM (w/iDp)

517 "Is Carly in the running for VP?"



I still like her. She's got some "squish" to her but she also has spunk and fight. Strange move by Ted but one I could sure live with.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 06:13 PM (9ym/8)

518 512
Wow, Trump's official campaign schedule page used to be packed. Just
took a peek, there's just ONE event (tonight in Indiana) currently
listed.



Is this part of the rumored "reigning in" by the GOPe, or is it
VP-announcement-related, to avoid tipping anyone off before he's ready
to announce. Hmmm....





Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 06:12 PM (WlGX+)

Maybe keeping the disrupters in the dark.

Posted by: davidt at July 12, 2016 06:13 PM (eyEhC)

519 That Indiana rally stop was why someone thought Pence was going to be VP

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:13 PM (Yo9Lf)

520 "Is Carly in the running for VP?"

Because the electorate responded *so* well in 2012 to a candidate with a history of layoffs, downsizings, outsourcings and offshorings.

Let's run another one!

Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 06:13 PM (noWW6)

521 They are AFRAID. They think Trump is scary and they need someone "solid" to lend the ticket gravitas.







Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 06:08 PM (T/5A0)

Thats why all politicians like that need to be crushed. Wack 'em and stack 'em. Trample the weak and hurl the dead.

Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 06:13 PM (aRUb8)

522 507 Is Carly in the running for VP?
Posted by: davidt at July 12, 2016 06:11 PM (eyEhC)
-----------
DId we ever decide the question of whether or not we thought Carly does butt stuff?

Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 06:14 PM (Sfs6o)

523 I heard the announcement will come Friday.


Friday after 5:00 eastern is news-dump time, not the time for a big announcement, so if it is Friday, I would expect it to be quite early.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 06:14 PM (WlGX+)

524
Fun Fact

Apparently Rule 40 also affects who can be nominated as VP. Seen a need to get 3 or 8 state delegations signed on before the name can go to the floor mentioned. And apparently other rules hoo doo is involved.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 06:14 PM (kdS6q)

525
Wow, Trump's official campaign schedule page used to be packed. Just took a peek, there's just ONE event (tonight in Indiana) currently listed.

Is this part of the rumored "reigning in" by the GOPe, or is it VP-announcement-related, to avoid tipping anyone off before he's ready to announce. Hmmm....

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 06:12 PM (WlGX+)
------------------------

I check it every day, and it seems he's not stacking things as deep as he used to -- but he does a couple of events per week.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:15 PM (pC96u)

526 "Tell me Mrs. Lynch, does the Third Amendment prohibit the quartering of soldiers in private homes?"

"Don't really know. Depends on what you mean by 'soldiers'. Or home. Or private? It really would be inappropriate for me to say."

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at July 12, 2016 06:15 PM (hKi6n)

527 I would like to personally thank Kelly Ayotte, Orrin Hatch, Lindsey
Graham, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Mark Kirk, Rob Portman, Thad Cochran,
Ron Johnson and Mitch McConnell for getting Lynch over the 50 vote
threshold. Apparently during the confirmation hearings someone forgot to
ask her if she can read and explain a god damned statute.



But...but...but...if they didn't confirm her, then Obama would have put up a much worse, further left idealogue! So, they just had to!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 12, 2016 06:15 PM (+eR2D)

528 I was for classified information, before I was against it.

Posted by: Loretta Pynch at July 12, 2016 06:15 PM (Tyii7)

529 512 Wow, Trump's official campaign schedule page used to be packed. Just took a peek, there's just ONE event (tonight in Indiana) currently listed.

Is this part of the rumored "reigning in" by the GOPe, or is it VP-announcement-related, to avoid tipping anyone off before he's ready to announce. Hmmm....

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 06:12 PM (WlGX+)

It honestly seems like he's been phoning it in since he locked up the nomination.

I'd joked that the media would stop putting him on and we'd see the end of 27/7 Trump if he got the nom. I did really think it would be because of him though.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 06:15 PM (71OEY)

530 Posted by: Weasel at July 12, 2016 06:14 PM (Sfs6o)

Carly would do whatever it takes and take whatever's offered.

IYKWIM

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:16 PM (ECJ+C)

531 514 If Preibus really did tell Trump who to pick

I don't think Preibus dictated it per se, but it would be hammered out in negotiation. e.g. Trump insists on keeping his immigration policy, Preibus gets to pick the veep from a short-short list they both agree on. Something like that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 12, 2016 06:17 PM (WlGX+)

532 Have Comet TV on again, Did you know space flight in 1958 had stewardesses? (It! The Terror from Beyond Space)

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:17 PM (Yo9Lf)

533 "IYKWIM"


What do you mean?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 06:17 PM (9ym/8)

534 Butt stuff. Penises. You know.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:17 PM (ECJ+C)

535
"Don't really know. Depends on what you mean by 'soldiers'. Or home. Or private? It really would be inappropriate for me to say."
Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky
-------------------

Also, there is the issue of those who 'self-identify' as 'soldiers'.

We know that Lynch has declared that trannys get to use the girls room, and in fact is suing those states who forbid it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 06:18 PM (w/iDp)

536
Is Carly in the running for VP?
Posted by: davidt



Well, she rocketed Cruz's campaign up to utter collapse within a week, so who wouldn't want her?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 06:18 PM (kdS6q)

537 Clintons used to dump all their best at Fannie May, and look how well THAT turned out. we got massive recession, half of the financial sector disappeared and most of the population was sent to the poor house, they got their tens of million salaries and walked away.

Posted by: runner at July 12, 2016 06:19 PM (c6/9Q)

538 Someone confirmed Roberts and look where that got us.

And Ruthy has turned into a Stalinist, who knew?

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:19 PM (Yo9Lf)

539 Hi RK, how is it going?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 12, 2016 06:19 PM (+eR2D)

540 Well, she rocketed Cruz's campaign up to utter collapse within a week, so who wouldn't want her?

That wasn't even enough time to outsource the campaign staff.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 12, 2016 06:20 PM (4WhSY)

541 As long as we're talking moon bases, does Carly do space docking?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 06:20 PM (WEUYQ)

542 I could see Carly in a leather dominatrix outfit complete with strap-on. I think she's more likely to be pitching the butt stuff.

Posted by: GuySmiley at July 12, 2016 06:20 PM (WlGX+)

543
I think Carly would have been excellent on any ticket and would be probably be surprisingly good as a POTUS.

But, that ship has sailed this time around. Too bad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 12, 2016 06:21 PM (27m1/)

544
Can you do this?

https://goo.gl/1O6sIA

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 12, 2016 06:21 PM (iQIUe)

545 Butt stuff. Penises. You know.

Now were back on track.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 12, 2016 06:21 PM (Tyii7)

546 Well, she rocketed Cruz's campaign up to utter collapse within a week, so who wouldn't want her?


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 06:18 PM (kdS6q)

I voted for Cruz in the Primary, but I gotta say it was Cruz himself who rocketed his own campaign to utter collapse.

Posted by: davidt at July 12, 2016 06:21 PM (eyEhC)

547 Better to position ourselves for 2316.
..................

Grzblksz/Quonogto 2016!

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 06:21 PM (HgMAr)

548 509 "a normal Republican,"
Is this not what we're trying to get rid of? "Normal" Republicans are killing the entire party.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 06:11 PM (9ym/
------------------------
We?
Not me. I don't care about the party.
I'm just #Neverhillary.

If you think Trump can win without all of those millions of GOPe voters, fine. I'd like him to pick someone who doesn't slam that door shut.

Pence's record, BTW, is far more conservative than Trump's. But that is not why I favor him. It's all about image.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 12, 2016 06:21 PM (T/5A0)

549 DId we ever decide the question of whether or not we thought Carly does butt stuff?


How did it take five responses to get to the butt stuff question?

I would, with Carly, in case that's in question.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what is a proud Nitwit Lion at July 12, 2016 06:21 PM (1xUj/)

550 As long as we're talking moon bases, does Carly do space docking?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 06:20 PM (WEUYQ)
............

I'm telling Winona.

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 06:22 PM (HgMAr)

551 >>Butt stuff. Penises. You know.


Not two-a-days, again.

Posted by: Penn State Football Camper at July 12, 2016 06:23 PM (VGG67)

552 I would, with Carly, in case that's in question.

Well yeah, for the butt stuff you wouldn't have to see her face.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at July 12, 2016 06:23 PM (WlGX+)

553 You would not survive buttsecks with me. One clench, gone.

Posted by: Carly at July 12, 2016 06:23 PM (eyEhC)

554 Carly as VP. Trump resigns or gets impeached. Bang. First woman president.

Posted by: freaked at July 12, 2016 06:24 PM (BO/km)

555 I voted for Cruz in the Primary, but I gotta say it was Cruz himself who rocketed his own campaign to utter collapse.


Posted by: davidt at July 12, 2016 06:21 PM (eyEhC)

How so? I think it was mostly the media industrial complex.

Posted by: Mimzey at July 12, 2016 06:24 PM (aRUb8)

556 This thread. Still?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 06:24 PM (1ZOkK)

557
It honestly seems like he's been phoning it in since he locked up the nomination.

I'd joked that the media would stop putting him on and we'd see the end of 27/7 Trump if he got the nom. I did really think it would be because of him though.
Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 06:15 PM (71OEY)
----------------------------

Did you watch the speech he made in Virginia Beach yesterday? Trump has been working his ass off on policy. Just because he's planning his schedule more closely doesn't mean he's not doing events.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:24 PM (pC96u)

558 Jane did hubby clear up?

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:25 PM (Yo9Lf)

559
Carly as VP. Trump resigns or gets impeached. Bang. First woman president.
Posted by: freaked at July 12, 2016 06:24 PM (BO/km)
--------------------

GOPe vagina, yawn.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:25 PM (pC96u)

560 I am literally 6' 8" tall so when I say I only prosecute the little people, I mean it.

Hillary is 6' 9" wide that's why she got an exception.

Posted by: Crooked James Comey at July 12, 2016 06:25 PM (OQ8NX)

561 >>I'm telling Winona.
Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 06:22 PM (HgMAr)

NOOOOOOO!!!!!

Winona baby someone was socking me, I don't even know what this dirty "space docking" stuff is!! I don't know any O'Spades guy!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 06:25 PM (WEUYQ)

562 Did someone say butt stuff?

Posted by: Megan from that sign on the dormitory at July 12, 2016 06:25 PM (Tyii7)

563 My take on Trump's VP picks. Trump has had several of the list campaign with him and I think he looks at the reactions to each. He is doing his own poll testing by looking at response to each. We are telling him which person to pick.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 12, 2016 06:25 PM (+HtnI)

564 I like teleprompter Trump. The other wild scalp weasel swinging from the chandeliers with a blow torch? Not so much.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 06:25 PM (1ZOkK)

565 Just heard some clips the community organizer rabble rousing at the Dallas memorial service. I expect this from the crass, crude narcissist but surprises me is that people were applauding, many enthusiastically. If some people would just start booing when Obama starts using events like this to lecture the nation it would shut him down. Screw decorum and respect as Obama is the one breaking the basic rules and guidelines on these things, over and over.

Posted by: Ripley at July 12, 2016 06:26 PM (1BQGO)

566 I voted for Cruz in the Primary, but I gotta say it was Cruz himself who rocketed his own campaign to utter collapse.

I agree, I don't see how Carly's to blame for that at all. If anything, Glenn Beck did more to sink Cruz's campaign. I still don't know if the Cruz supporters realize how much damage Beck did with the voters who may have been on the fence.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at July 12, 2016 06:26 PM (WlGX+)

567 Rational male voters managed to get us into a Civil War.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:05 PM (pC96u)



Honestly, I'm afraid that what's coming will be far, far worse.

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at July 12, 2016 06:26 PM (cmE8J)

568
Better to position ourselves for 2316.
..................
Grzblksz/Quonogto 2016!


Zager/Evans 2525

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 12, 2016 06:27 PM (IqV8l)

569 Yeah, husband's weird hives cleared up. He went for a physical today and has been ordered: NO MORE CARBS.

*sigh* It makes cooking so much "fun."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 06:27 PM (1ZOkK)

570 I voted for Cruz in the Primary, but I gotta say it was Cruz himself who rocketed his own campaign to utter collapse.Posted by: david

Come on. Give credit where credit is due.

Now come with me to the Potomac River where I can baptize you in the spirit of our Lord and speak in tongues.

Posted by: Glenn Becky at July 12, 2016 06:27 PM (ZnIt3)

571 Honestly, I'm afraid that what's coming will be far, far worse.

People are so soft now. I don't see it.

Posted by: eleven at July 12, 2016 06:27 PM (qUNWi)

572 "Clintons used to dump all their best at Fannie May, and look how well
THAT turned out. we got massive recession, half of the financial sector
disappeared and most of the population was sent to the poor house, they
got their tens of million salaries and walked away."

In case any of you haven't gotten your recommended daily allowance of ragestroke:

Clintonworld hack James Johnson left Fannie Mae with a $71,000 pension.

Seventy-one thousand dollars PER MONTH. FOR LIFE. He left that job when he was in his mid-fifties.

What did the establishment Republicans have to say about this? Jack shit.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 06:28 PM (noWW6)

573 So Barry actually said today that protests can get "messy" and some Police can get injured? WTF?

Posted by: donna at July 12, 2016 06:28 PM (O2RFr)

574
He is doing his own poll testing by looking at response to each. We are telling him which person to pick.
Posted by: Ben Had



Well, of course. That's what both parties are doing right now.

FWIW, I'd say Pence has gotten the best overall response from the various cliques.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 06:28 PM (kdS6q)

575 Hillary is 6' 9" wide that's why she got an exception.



Posted by: Crooked James Comey at July 12, 2016 06:25 PM (OQ8NX)


Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Twelve stories high made of radiation

The present beware

The future beware

She's coming

She's coming

She's coming

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at July 12, 2016 06:29 PM (cmE8J)

576 Jane got willowed early telling this, but years ago had a reaction to a medication, was hives head to toe but face and hands, doctor pretty much said tough it out for a day the medicine will wear off.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:29 PM (Yo9Lf)

577 565
Just heard some clips the community organizer rabble rousing at the
Dallas memorial service. I expect this from the crass, crude narcissist
but surprises me is that people were applauding, many enthusiastically.
If some people would just start booing when Obama starts using events
like this to lecture the nation it would shut him down. Screw decorum
and respect as Obama is the one breaking the basic rules and guidelines
on these things, over and over.


Posted by: Ripley at July 12, 2016 06:26 PM (1BQGO)


You should have live-blogged it with the rest of us. I had the ass on mute, and just reading what those way braver than I were hearing nearly made me rage-stroke.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 06:29 PM (1ZOkK)

578 they got their tens of million salaries and walked away.
Posted by: runner
----------------

This is about me isn't it?

Posted by: Franklin Delano "Frank" Raines at July 12, 2016 06:29 PM (w/iDp)

579 FWIW, I'd say Pence has gotten the best overall response from the various cliques.

Right, and Trump needs Indiana.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at July 12, 2016 06:29 PM (WlGX+)

580 I hope everyone ever convicted of unauthorized disclosure is on the phone to their lawyer right now, planning an appeal.

Posted by: OffendedMan at July 12, 2016 06:29 PM (QTN1j)

581 If xan is still alive

Posted by: freaked at July 12, 2016 06:29 PM (BO/km)

582 Oh, and Newt said on Fox it was a "good" speech. Ugh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 06:29 PM (1ZOkK)

583 I had a busy day of investigating some little people in 'similar circumstances' to Hillary. I'm, of course, recommending charges and Fat Azz Lynch is going to prosecute.

Just the way the founders envisioned.

Posted by: Crooked James Comey at July 12, 2016 06:30 PM (OQ8NX)

584 "If anything, Glenn Beck did more to sink Cruz's campaign. I still don't
know if the Cruz supporters realize how much damage Beck did with the
voters who may have been on the fence."

Yep.

And let us not forget Cruz himself made the deliberate decision to associate the crying nutball Beck with his campaign. Right down to the notorious trip to the border with the soccer balls and the teddy bears. It's not as though Beck just wandered in off the street into Cruz campaign HQ. He was invited.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 12, 2016 06:30 PM (noWW6)

585 This thread. Still?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 06:24 PM (1ZOkK)

>>Butt stuff. Penises. You know.
................

And we're still on topic.

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 06:30 PM (HgMAr)

586 Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at July 12, 2016 06:31 PM (Tyii7)

587
Trump needs Indiana.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?




Well, if Trump "needs" Indiana, he's fooked.

That was McCain's pivot point to utter failure.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 12, 2016 06:31 PM (kdS6q)

588 Carly as VP. Trump resigns or gets impeached. Bang. First woman president.Posted by: freaked


Articles of impeachment would never cross my desk.

I'd grab them and run into the House chambers for a vote so fast they might spontaneously ignite.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at July 12, 2016 06:31 PM (ZnIt3)

589 "258 I'm really looking forward to NPR and PP being defunded by pen & phone, Department of Civilian Marksmanship giving every taxpayer their choice of a free Garand or 1911, sending RBG to Gitmo, ....
I could go on and on, this "there is no more law" stuff can be a lot of fun in the proper hands !"

And, by the by, that Communist Goals thing is not a fake .... I remember reading it back in the 60's.

Effin' scary, amirite ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at July 12, 2016 06:31 PM (Z8DIA)

590 And let us not forget Cruz himself made the deliberate decision to associate the crying nutball Beck with his campaign.


Yep, and it spoke to his judgement with me.

I really, really wanted to be in for Cruz. He was closest to what I want, policy-wise. But stuff like that just proved to me there was no way in hell this guy was going to win a general. And beating Hillary is too important.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at July 12, 2016 06:32 PM (WlGX+)

591 Just a-gonna leave this here:
www dot armedresponsetraining dot com

Also - I've stopped giving traffic to The Blaze...no clicks for that ____ guy.

Posted by: scoville unit at July 12, 2016 06:32 PM (0adl+)

592 I'll say anything, just to be loved. *sniff*

Posted by: The Newtster at July 12, 2016 06:32 PM (Tyii7)

593 From this morning's art thread, but its now so late that I risk auto-banning...
===============
262 ... there's a direct relationship between the rise of naturalism in art and science. they both begin at the same time and ultimately use the same means...

light.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 12, 2016 11:00 AM (WTSFk)
===============
SO can we link modern art and the destruction values and SJW and BLM in the same manner?

Posted by: Old Toby at July 12, 2016 06:32 PM (vP09u)

594 Clintonworld hack James Johnson left Fannie Mae with a $71,000 pension.
----------

Pfft.
Sure, they managed to get rid of me, but I copped $114,000/year... for life.

Posted by: Franklin Delano Raines at July 12, 2016 06:32 PM (w/iDp)

595 A 1911 in space for defense? And grenades,!

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:33 PM (Yo9Lf)

596 I.Just.Can't.

Over at Newsbusters, Douglas Brinkley fawns over Obama's speech as "echoes of Lincoln."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (1ZOkK)

597 We are nearing Utopia!1 Absolute moral relativism is at hand!!11!!

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (Tyii7)

598 567 Rational male voters managed to get us into a Civil War.

Posted by: iforgot at July 12, 2016 06:05 PM (pC96u)

Honestly, I'm afraid that what's coming will be far, far worse.

Posted by: Stating The Obvious at July 12, 2016 06:26 PM (cmE8J)

I wonder about that sometimes. I suppose some hinges on what the military does. I could see it going a lot of ways.

There really doesn't have to be a civil war. Just a secession. At this point, does any actually not believe that the country is irreparably split, no matter what side your on or why?

Those who want to continue to live with mommy and daddy- even though mommy has a gambling problem and crack addiction and daddy gets drunk and violent all the time- go right ahead. For me, no matter how broke I am and what it will cost me, I'd prefer to go get my own place.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (71OEY)

599
I'll say anything, just to be loved. *sniff*
Posted by: The Newtster at July 12, 2016 06:32 PM


Newt and Nancy sitting on the couch
He pinched her butt and she said ouch

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (IqV8l)

600 It's so nice not to have to be crooked in secret anymore. So liberating to just let it all hang out and flip you all off at the same time.

Posted by: Crooked James Comey at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (OQ8NX)

601
THEN I DIDN'T DO NOTHING!

Posted by: EDWARD SNOWDEN at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (ODxAs)

602 How did anyone get anything out of that speach?

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (Yo9Lf)

603 A 1911 in space for defense? And grenades,!
Posted by: Skip
------------------

Hmm. Certainly would make sighting a lot easier.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 06:36 PM (w/iDp)

604 33 Sadly the radical Republican base has brought us to this point. The Atlantic


Who are these radical Rebublicans? Ryan? McConnel? When did limp wristed pussy become radical?

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 12, 2016 06:36 PM (20X6f)

605 "Hi RK, how is it going?"



Just busier than a cat covering up shit. You?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 06:36 PM (9ym/8)

606 Besides a headache.

Posted by: wth at July 12, 2016 06:37 PM (HgMAr)

607 nood Newt

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 06:37 PM (1ZOkK)

608 >>>592 I'll say anything, just to be loved. *sniff*
Posted by: The Newtster at July 12, 2016 06:32 PM (Tyii7)

"I decline the VP slot"

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 12, 2016 06:37 PM (WEUYQ)

609 Laurie David's Cervix-Is there enough evidence that Trump will pull all the South and can go with Pence as an Midwestern rationalist?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 12, 2016 06:38 PM (+HtnI)

610 Fisssh... http://tinyurl.com/hvtr6w5

Posted by: Gollum at July 12, 2016 06:38 PM (eyEhC)

611 These guys have all sorts of firearms and a crate of grenades. But not sure I would be firing anything in a space ship.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:38 PM (Yo9Lf)

612 Just busier than a cat covering up shit. You?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 12, 2016 06:36 PM (9ym/



We are well, thank you!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at July 12, 2016 06:40 PM (+eR2D)

613 Newt ?
*yawns*
*farts*
It's all pointless speculation at this point, we'll find out next week.

#neverhillary

Hey, it's after 5, time to start drinkin' !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at July 12, 2016 06:40 PM (Z8DIA)

614 Over at Newsbusters, Douglas Brinkley fawns over Obama's speech as "echoes of Lincoln."


Posted by: Jane D'oh
------------

*gorge* rises.

Although, to be fair "...the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here." probably applies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 06:40 PM (ZxmMG)

615 Laws are for those below the legislature who make the laws for those below it. Since the Secretary of State is part of the executive branch, a coequal branch of government as the legislature, it follows that the Secretary, like the legislature, is equally above the law the legislature crafts for those below it. So don't get all wee weed up over her and the law. It hasn't applied to me either. It can't.

Posted by: Constitutional Law Professor B+rry at July 12, 2016 06:41 PM (D0kE9)

616 How did anyone get anything out of that speach?
Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (Yo9Lf)

I did.

I learned that if us white racists would just STFU and stop being racist and trying to arrest poor black men for crimes, then maybe crazy black folks wouldn't have to shoot so many cops and white people.

I also learned that guns (in addition to being available at any grocery store, right next to the adapters that make them fire faster) are more accessible to teens than books or computers (did all the libraries burn down?).

Most of all, I learned that we have disappointed Obama again. Why can't he just eat his waffle and hang out in Europe with interesting Italians? He's had to go to way too many of these things.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 06:42 PM (71OEY)

617 Over at Newsbusters, Douglas Brinkley fawns over Obama's speech as "echoes of Lincoln."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (1ZOkK)

*types* *deletes*

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*types* *deletes*


Can't come up with anything that would pass the ******* filter.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 06:43 PM (ECJ+C)

618 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2016 06:40 PM (ZxmMG)

LOL. Good rejoinder, Mike.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 12, 2016 06:43 PM (bpZlE)

619 We are all peasants now.

Posted by: mpfs at July 12, 2016 06:43 PM (M+tdH)

620 Moreover, ol' Loretta ain't very bright. Fuck every repuke who voted to confirm her.

Posted by: CMU VET at July 12, 2016 06:44 PM (ejB0r)

621 For me, no matter how broke I am and what it will cost me, I'd prefer to go get my own place.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 06:35 PM (71OEY)


I'm browsing the online purveyors for Texas flags.
Also, Nood Noot, for those that didn't get the word.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 12, 2016 06:45 PM (GUBah)

622 Most of all, I learned that we have disappointed
Obama again. Why can't he just eat his waffle and hang out in Europe
with interesting Italians? He's had to go to way too many of these
things.

Posted by: Damiano at July 12, 2016 06:42 PM (71OEY)


It's because we won't let him be clear, goddamnit.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 12, 2016 06:51 PM (oKE6c)

623 554 Carly as VP. Trump resigns or gets impeached. Bang. First woman president.
Posted by: freaked at July 12, 2016 06:24 PM (BO/km)


Amnesty and foreign workers to replace everybody! Hooray!

Posted by: buzzion at July 12, 2016 06:54 PM (z/Ubi)

624 Fuck Joe Paterno. The man let his friend fuck young boys in the ass AND HE DID NOTHING. He let him continue to be a part of his staff and allowed him unfettered access to these boys at camp.

Burn in hell asshole.

*spit*

Posted by: mullingthingsover at July 12, 2016 06:56 PM (FIATw)

625 It has to be so hard to be Obama. How many qualified people did he have to interview before finding a complete fool who would do his every bidding?

Posted by: freedom2014despitebarack at July 12, 2016 07:12 PM (SEFXb)

626 In my best Al Pacino, "I'd to take a flamethrower to this place." God help us all.

Posted by: Patrick Henry at July 12, 2016 07:15 PM (5Tck3)

627 Moussa Koussa is the former spy chief of Libya. He is a CIA paid intelligence source and that is TOP SECRET info
It was on Clinton's server and of course was also open source info

Posted by: john at July 12, 2016 07:48 PM (5zvyt)

628 Now all of you are going to jail for reading it

Posted by: john at July 12, 2016 07:49 PM (5zvyt)

629 Posted by: mullingthingsover at July 12, 2016 06:56 PM (FIATw)


And all those trying to get his stupid statue put back up.

He KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND DID NOTHING!!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 12, 2016 08:04 PM (ECJ+C)

630 Does Lynch need to be re-confirmed to be Grandma's AG? If so, she should learn about filibusters.

Posted by: Ed at July 12, 2016 08:42 PM (gR1Tn)

631 America voted for Obama who is just a nominally male Loretta Lynch. America voted for this.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at July 12, 2016 09:55 PM (NAv1Q)

632 Hillary's Bitch:

https://memegenerator.net/instance/69409092

Posted by: Jamie at July 12, 2016 11:06 PM (S22Wl)

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