Andrew McCarthy: If There Were Any Question That Rod Rosenstein Had a Conflict of Interest in the Russia Probe, His Threat to Subpeona Congressmen to Get Them to Stop Doing Oversight On Him Should Dispel Any Remaining Doubts

You don't allow people with conflicts of interest to act as judges or prosecutors in a case. Their emotional/personal attachments in the matter may cloud their judgment and cause them to behave unprofessionally, unethically, and even illegally.

Threatening retaliation subpoenas against Congressmen doing lawful, constitutional oversight, because you want to protect your friends or yourself, is the kind of thing that people with conflicts of interest do.

[R]osenstein has clung to his role as Mueller's ostensible supervisor in the investigation notwithstanding that he is a central witness in Comey's dismissal. He authored a memorandum that, ironically, posits that a troubled official’s removal was necessary "to restore public confidence" in a vital institution. The Trump administration used Rosenstein’s memo to justify Comey’s firing even though there are salient questions about whether it states the true rationale for the firing -- precisely the questions Mueller is investigating.

Conflicts of interests can be tough to analyze because some are contingent and hypothetical. Others, however, are obvious and straightforward. In the latter category are "actor on the stage" conflicts: If a lawyer is an important participant in the facts that form the subject matter of a controversy, he is a witness (at the very least) whose actions and motives are at issue. Therefore, he is too conflicted to act as an attorney representing an interested party in the controversy.

To point this out is not to attack Mr. Rosenstein’s integrity. I do not know the deputy attorney general personally, but people I do know and trust regard him as a scrupulous person and professional. That's good enough for me. And indeed, while I disagree with his appointment of Mueller (because it was outside DOJ regulations), his impulse to appoint a special counsel suggests that he perceived an ethical problem in directing an investigation that would have to scrutinize his own conduct. That is to his credit.

Nevertheless, it is not to his credit to threaten members of Congress with Justice Department subpoenas for their emails and phone records. It suggests that the conflicts under which he labors are distorting his judgment. And in any event, to point out that a lawyer has a conflict is not to assert that he is acting unethically. A conflicted lawyer recuses himself not because he is incapable of performing competently but because his participation undermines the appearance of impartiality and integrity. In legal proceedings, the appearance that things are on the up and up is nearly as important as the reality that they are.

I'd say McCarthy is being charitable in suggesting that the subpeona threat merely gives rise to an appearance of impropriety. Though his article does then argue that Rosenstein's threat was outrageous.

He asks some salient questions:

On what basis is the Justice Department still withholding some documents and massively redacting others; and when will President Trump, instead of blowing off Twitter steam, finally order his subordinates to comply with lawful congressional demands for information? If there were credible allegations that a Republican administration had spied on a Democratic campaign, we would not be hearing precious concerns about the viability of the Justice Department and FBI as critical American institutions; in unison, the media and the political class would be demanding transparency.

Finally, note that Attorney General Sessions was counseled by Justice Department officials (none of them Trump appointees) to recuse himself under circumstances in which (a) there was no criminal investigation (which the regulations call for in recusal situations); (b) his contacts with Russian officials were not improper; (c) there was scant evidence of criminally actionable collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia; and (d) Sessions apparently had no involvement in approving FISA surveillance of Trump officials, and had less involvement than Rosenstein did in Comey’s firing.

On what planet is it necessary for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself but perfectly appropriate for Rod Rosenstein to continue as acting attorney general for purposes of both the Mueller investigation and Congress’s probe of Justice Department investigative irregularities?

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 01:51 PM




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1 Tomorrow, tomorrow the OIG report will come out tomorrow...

Posted by: Ann at June 13, 2018 01:42 PM (e59uY)

2

remember the Charlie McCarthy doll?

Posted by: Soothi at June 13, 2018 01:42 PM (73yH/)

3 I'm way past perp walks and now in to neck stretching.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 01:43 PM (pw+jk)

4
Rosenpenis is there because of Sessionszzzzz. And if he wasn't there then the #3 would be there and so on and so on and scooby dooby dooby.

The entier FBI is corrupt and must be abolished.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 13, 2018 01:43 PM (VM6ev)

5 "And where... is the Sleepyman?:

Posted by: The Joker at June 13, 2018 01:43 PM (kFnmp)

6 I hope that the IG report is worthy of a "Hitler learns the IG report dropped" youtube video.
I don't think it will but I have hope.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 01:44 PM (pw+jk)

7 We must always defer to the armed college graduate democrat leaning civil service...
//CONservatives

Posted by: sven at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (SzZnW)

8 We need a "have you no shame" moment here. Rosenstein must appear before Congress, and answer the direct question: "did you say these things to the Congressmen on the Oversight Committee?"

Either he perjures himself, which should be easy to prove, or he is guilty of obstruction. Jail either way.

Posted by: pep at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (wW03z)

9 On what basis is the Justice Department still withholding some documents and massively redacting others; and when will President Trump, instead of blowing off Twitter steam, finally order his subordinates to comply with lawful congressional demands for information?

Yeah, I think we're at the point now where it won't look like interfering in an investigation. There's hands off and then there's failure to perform one's executive duties.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (RD7QR)

10 JackStraw says its all good, man.

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (Z5y53)

11 >>>"Nevertheless, it is not to his credit to threaten members of Congress with Justice Department subpoenas for their emails and phone records."

Not to his credit? Not to his credit? That's all the outrage you can muster?

Posted by: Max Power at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (q177U)

12
Principles. The Rule of Law. Constitutional governance.

*assumes haughty countenance*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (BWL+E)

13 I AM THE LAW!

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (3yQ8+)

14 4 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 13, 2018 01:43 PM (VM6ev)

I was in DC last week, my foster family has a current and a former SES level person in it...
they both agree that the civil service and DoJ in particular have fully embraced the "I'll be here in 20 years and you'll be gone in 8 max" mindset.

Posted by: sven at June 13, 2018 01:46 PM (SzZnW)

15 Hello, is this Chick Fil A?

Posted by: ALH at June 13, 2018 01:46 PM (uLuPn)

16 Levin keeps harshing on this but it bears repeating. Rosenstein unleashed Mueller with no restrictions on his investigation, which is an apparent violation of the Appointment Clause. Where is the oversight of Rosenstein here?

Posted by: Wyatt at June 13, 2018 01:46 PM (kFnmp)

17 #TwoWeeks

Posted by: Max Power at June 13, 2018 01:46 PM (q177U)

18

I could tell Tucker was restraining himself when interviewing Sessions last night.

I personally wanted to whack Sessions up the side of the head.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 01:46 PM (fceHP)

19 I'd like to think there's a super clever reason Jeff stays recused...but unless he's an ambiguously gay superhero duo with Horowitz, I doubt it.

I'd be super fuckin' pisssed if I was trump

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 01:46 PM (FOPyv)

20 Who is Jeff Sessions?

Posted by: I cut the cord myself at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (c0rKK)

21 "This is not the Deep State you are looking for."

Posted by: When Star Wars Was Cool at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (DB16e)

22 However: FWIW, this is reported from some after the fact emails by Senate staffers, and Sessions, who claims to have been at the meeting (and awake!) with Christopher Wray, say that neither of them recall it that way.

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (Z5y53)

23 Isn't there a Master at Arms in Congress? Maybe have him arrested for making such threats?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (qC1Sy)

24 >>JackStraw says its all good, man.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (/tuJf)

25 Andrew McCarthy hasn't been the same since Edgar Bergen died.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (oVJmc)

26 A Pox on his House !!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Peon that wot would loose Her Security Clearance for this Crap Critic ... at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (AoK0a)

27 Tomorrow, tomorrow the OIG report will come out tomorrow...



Show us on the doll where the bad man touched you

Posted by: Baby at June 13, 2018 01:48 PM (uLuPn)

28 One thing that sessions quickly figured out was that the order of succession in the DOJ was tainted by the obama regime, so there may be strategic problems with firing rosenstein.

But at what point does a southern gentleman reconsider his recusal?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 01:48 PM (FOPyv)

29 On what planet is it necessary for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself but perfectly appropriate for Rod Rosenstein to continue as acting attorney general for purposes of both the Mueller investigation and Congress's probe of Justice Department investigative irregularities?
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This a thousand times!

Posted by: WisRich at June 13, 2018 01:48 PM (G0vdT)

30 >>JackStraw says its all good, man.


He has the patience of a Mets fan.

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:48 PM (3yQ8+)

31 Probably sometime past the OIG report or the election Donald Trump will act (if he is going to at all) on this. Right now all the DoJ/FBI is doing by fighting Congress on this subject is damage their credibility and the credibility of the Mueller investigation.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 13, 2018 01:49 PM (hLRSq)

32 Could somebody inform willow when she comes back that I filled in nicely for her.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 01:49 PM (vDqXW)

33 Rosenstein is obviously not afraid of being fired.

They all think they really are above the law.

Mueller knows when all of this is over that Trump will fire so many people it will probably make your head spin.

Trump took a while to get up to speed on the darkness that lurks in DC, but he now knows.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 01:49 PM (fceHP)

34 A this point, I wish Trump would simply fire Sessions already. What has he done in a year and a half? He's like every other D.C. drone, sitting at a desk, making money on the public's dime.

Posted by: Wyatt at June 13, 2018 01:50 PM (kFnmp)

35 My only response to this is: inorite?

Posted by: eleven at June 13, 2018 01:50 PM (+lOpA)

36 Mueller will come!!!!
Huma, vodka and an ankle boot!!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 13, 2018 01:50 PM (pw+jk)

37 On what planet is it necessary for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself but perfectly appropriate for Rod Rosenstein to continue as acting attorney general for purposes of both the Mueller investigation and Congress's probe of Justice Department investigative irregularities?
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Principled-Conservative-Land?

Robert Mueller is the pillar of our democracy!

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 01:50 PM (vDqXW)

38 24 >>JackStraw says its all good, man.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (/tuJf)

Oooooh, can you do the choke thing?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 01:50 PM (RD7QR)

39 "A this point, I wish Trump would simply fire Sessions already. What has he done in a year and a half? "

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he's good on immigration, not good enough to force biased liberal judges to RECUSE themselves on trump EO and other cases but what can you do?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (FOPyv)

40 >>can you do the choke thing?


We really need to talk about bringing back 'Phrasing'.

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (3yQ8+)

41 "On what planet is it necessary for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself but perfectly appropriate for Rod Rosenstein to continue as acting attorney general for purposes of both the Mueller investigation and Congress's probe of Justice Department investigative irregularities?"

Parallel Universe Earth. You know, the one with the goatee.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (H8S+R)

42 This was the deal when I was calling Rosenstein "Colonel Jessup" a few months ago.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (vDqXW)

43 Oooooh, can you do the choke thing?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 01:50 PM (RD7QR)


Are we, or are we not, still doing phrasing?

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (Z5y53)

44 Core status: rotten

Posted by: muckrack at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (DoqY9)

45 Oooooh, can you do the choke thing?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 01:50 PM (RD7QR)

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Not anymore.

Posted by: David Carradine at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (pw+jk)

46 can you do the choke thing?

We really need to talk about bringing back 'Phrasing'.
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (3yQ8+)
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Why's that?

Posted by: Your Chicken at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (vDqXW)

47 I had a Charlie McCarthy doll. I was so psyched to get it and Amaze My Friends.

I put it down within days.

Of course. Toys are promises that are always broken.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (8rNrN)

48 Considering Trump's winning streak I believe this is all going to pan out in the end. We may not get our ideal Obama/Hillary in jumpsuits, but I do feel a lot of people will get their comeuppance.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (+dsLj)

49 As I've said all along, this is all a multi-act production of The Aristocrats.

The upcoming IG report is going to be Wet Fart - Part Deux - Deep State Boogaloo

So that's not going to change the dynamics.

Unless Trump short circuits the whole thing, we are going to keep muddling along with Mueller sniping and pecking at the President, his associates and satellites until he makes his strike at the King.


We are in an intolerable situation with no end in sight.



Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (UfMVm)

50 and the funny thing is, the deeply sadly insane liberals out there...you know the moderate base of the DNC...still believes that it's all going to break any second and trump's gonna get busted.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (FOPyv)

51 40 >>can you do the choke thing?


We really need to talk about bringing back 'Phrasing'.
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (3yQ8+)

World's. Greatest. Straight man.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (RD7QR)

52 Thank goodness the gopE has found a hill to die on, ramrodding amnesty through.
This will be the only legislation that has been worked on this year.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (pw+jk)

53 If There Were Any Question That Rod Dick Rosensteinpenis Had a Conflict of Interest in the Russia Probe

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (+y/Ru)

54 what's jack straw's theory that's being alluded to?

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 01:53 PM (8rNrN)

55 Coutdown to David French writing a rebuttal to McCarthy in The Corner defending Rosenstein.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 01:53 PM (OD2ni)

56 Question: Can you *make* someone recuse themselves or is it an honor system type thing?

Posted by: eleven at June 13, 2018 01:53 PM (+lOpA)

57 Thank goodness the gopE has found a hill to die on, ramrodding amnesty through.

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Those scamps!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 01:53 PM (+y/Ru)

58 >>>55 Coutdown to David French writing a rebuttal to McCarthy in The Corner defending Rosenstein.

"the Law, the Schmaw" -- David French, Esq. JAG Off.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 01:53 PM (8rNrN)

59 I just caught the tail end of the comments last night when Sessions was on TuCa. I was wondering then what this morning's spin was going to be about how this is nothing, don't worry, super-secret-wheels-in-Utah-are-spinning, etc.

I saw some comments this morning and I'm still not getting why this isn't a big-assed deal.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 01:53 PM (tVWQB)

60 "48 Considering Trump's winning streak I believe this is all going to pan out in the end. We may not get our ideal Obama/Hillary in jumpsuits, but I do feel a lot of people will get their comeuppance."

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1. I imagine there's some trigger that will start a wave of hits...er...arrests like the end of Godfather. And down goes all the swampies.

2. but I realize that it's more than likely that the reason trump is publicly frustrated with session is that he's fucking worthless on this issue and there is no plan.

3. but 2 can't be totally right since horowitz is out there...

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 01:54 PM (FOPyv)

61 Does McCarthy really not understand that there is indeed a very good reason for not sharing all information and there is also a very good reason why Trump hasn't forced declassification or is he just trying to get back in good graces for being so spectacularly wrong at the beginning of this investigation?

Or does he just suck at knowing the law?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 01:54 PM (/tuJf)

62 55 Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 01:53 PM (OD2ni)

"The Conservative case for being put in death camps by the professional left"
//Davey "Chastity Belt for thee not for me hun" Fwench

Posted by: sven at June 13, 2018 01:54 PM (SzZnW)

63 Of course. Toys are promises that are always broken.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (8rNrN)

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I constantly amazed my friends. Mainly through the stupid sh*t I did.

I'm still amazed I lived to be the mature 29 year old that I am.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 13, 2018 01:54 PM (qC1Sy)

64 52
Thank goodness the gopE has found a hill to die on, ramrodding amnesty through.
This will be the only legislation that has been worked on this year.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (pw+jk)

And may they all die on that hill. Preferably with Trump's boot on their throat.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 13, 2018 01:54 PM (jxbfJ)

65 We really need to talk about bringing back 'Phrasing'.
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:51 PM (3yQ8+)



Phrasing, like Democracy, died when Donald Trump was elected.

Posted by: eleven at June 13, 2018 01:54 PM (+lOpA)

66 JackStraw says its all good, man.


He has the patience of a Mets fan.
Posted by: garrett


Cubs fan. 108 years.
Generations lived and died and never saw a World Series.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 01:54 PM (CJRaf)

67 1 Tomorrow, tomorrow the OIG report will come out tomorrow...
Posted by: Ann at June 13, 2018 01:42 PM (e59uY)

It's only a day a-way!

Posted by: Surfperch Back in March at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (4C0+v)

68 "52 Thank goodness the gopE has found a hill to die on, ramrodding amnesty through.
This will be the only legislation that has been worked on this year. "

which will be vetoed.

sad.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (FOPyv)

69 I was all set to feel a bit sorry for McCarthy having to face the fact that his beloved DoJ is not full of people with integrity because, as harsh on McCarthy as I have been, it is difficult to realize that the people you thought were good people aren't.

Annnnnnd then he throws in the obligatory but but but everyone says he's a stand up guy so he is!

Sheesh.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (mf5HN)

70 JackStraw says its all good, man.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (/tuJf)


heh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (fceHP)

71 Sorry off topic but could someone explain what happened over at Red State that it is now being used as a verb?

Posted by: Mog Smash at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (KTDWH)

72 I can only think Trump and Sessions have agreed to let the Deep Staters hang themselves by continually digging deeper and deeper holes of criminality, in hopes even Congressional Democrats will finally find Deep State behavior indefensible.


This strategy (if that's what it is) obviously and naively overestimates the integrity of the DOJ and the FBI, but- worst of all- also of Demonrats and NeverTrumpers. This scum will never come around to understanding the lawlessness of the Mueller investigation.



It also hugely underestimates the threat of letting this SloMo Coup/Mueller crowd go on unchallenged by DOJ colleagues with their persecution of Trump associates. Sooner or later they might get someone to come up with something really damaging the Trump family or past business practices, and whammo!, the Mueller investigation bears fruit.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (LISuA)

73 8 We need a "have you no shame" moment here. Rosenstein must appear before Congress, and answer the direct question: "did you say these things to the Congressmen on the Oversight Committee?"

Either he perjures himself, which should be easy to prove, or he is guilty of obstruction. Jail either way.
Posted by: pep at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (wW03z)
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This is exactly what needs to happen. Either way, he gets get frog marched out in handcuffs.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (JNTt1)

74 ace - there are those who say that if Sessions and Rosenstein are still there, it is because Trump wants them there. Which is probably true. So if he wants there there, there is a reason, anything else is a smokescreen.

That's how the theory goes, anyway.

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (Z5y53)

75 I had a Charlie McCarthy doll. I was so psyched to get it and Amaze My Friends.



I put it down within days.



Of course. Toys are promises that are always broken.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM (8rNrN)



Why would a 29 year old have had an interest in a Charlie McCarthy doll when he was a kid?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at June 13, 2018 01:56 PM (jjaLl)

76 @28

Yes there are problems with firing Rosenstein, the number three who was a Bush appointee has decided to retire making the 3 and four Obama appointees.


Really the only way forward would be for Jeff Sessions to rescind his recusal and take full control of the DOJ and Mueller investigation.

Since I don't see any of that happening, we are going to continue to muddle along until either Trump or Mueller begin their grapple to the last.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 01:56 PM (UfMVm)

77 and the funny thing is, the deeply sadly insane liberals out there...you know the moderate base of the DNC...still believes that it's all going to break any second and trump's gonna get busted.

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The whole Cohen's-gonna-flip! hysteria is premised on the unstated assumption that Trump is guilty but his minion have been able to cover it up. So far.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 01:56 PM (+y/Ru)

78 If anybody is keeping score:

Fed interest rates hikes under Obama in 8 years = 0

Fed interest rate hikes under Trump this year = most likely 4
Fed interest rate hikes under Trump's election win = 7

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 01:56 PM (pw+jk)

79 Cubs fan. 108 years.
Generations lived and died and never saw a World Series.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 01:54 PM (CJRaf)
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Could say the patience of a Lions' fan.

But at this stage, I really don't want the world to end.

Posted by: Axeman, Lifelong Michigander at June 13, 2018 01:56 PM (vDqXW)

80 "I do not know the deputy attorney general personally, but people I do know and trust regard him as a scrupulous person and professional. That's good enough for me."

And this, boys and girls, is why Andrew McCarthy's first opinion on any issue involving the DOJ or the FBI is invariably wrong.

Because of the lingering effects of the skepticism bypass operation McCarthy had, he has to be clubbed repeatedly by a reality stick before he gets around to looking up from the blow job he is busily giving to some unethical prosecutor.

Posted by: Furious George at June 13, 2018 01:57 PM (9vQJW)

81 This entire clusterfuck is a bad John Grisham novel.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 13, 2018 01:57 PM (mk7Bj)

82 Why the fuck is gas $3 a gallon?

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:57 PM (3yQ8+)

83 Rosenstein is smarter and more patriotic than the rest of us.


The Media implies this daily.


If we would just bow down and listen, problems would cease.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 13, 2018 01:57 PM (UsCnO)

84 yeah, but rosenstein is a bad actor.

1. the "secret" mueller enabling letter

2. the snippy anti-congress rants

3. the retaliatory threats against congress

4. his own failure to recuse.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 01:57 PM (FOPyv)

85 I should have said, " He has the patience and childlike hope of a Mets fan.".

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:58 PM (3yQ8+)

86 78 Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 01:56 PM (pw+jk)

Remember the theory goes, "we raise rates because the economy is in hot rod mode"....
so Uncle Jan Yellin must have been saying "Obama sucks and Trump is awesome" I guess....

Posted by: sven at June 13, 2018 01:58 PM (SzZnW)

87 82 Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:57 PM (3yQ8+)

Venezuela is screwed up and there are only so many Shale refineries....add in a disciplined OPEC and here we sit.

Posted by: sven at June 13, 2018 01:58 PM (SzZnW)

88 "71 Sorry off topic but could someone explain what happened over at Red State that it is now being used as a verb?
Posted by: Mog Smash"


Allegedly, there was a purge of NT writers there. The Bill Kristol/Allah types got their panties in a wad over it. Not sure how true it is.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 01:59 PM (OD2ni)

89 You can take the Rosenstein out of Baltimore.

But, you can't take Baltimore out of Rosenstein.




Just sayin'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 13, 2018 01:59 PM (EyPfd)

90 If you are asking me if it is better to have a nation of laws or to have Rosenstein go gangster on congressional oversight, I have to tell Rosenstein to go gangster.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 13, 2018 01:59 PM (pw+jk)

91 O/T, but you don't find headlines like this every day:


NH Distillery wants you to enjoy the taste of ... Beaver?



Next time you want to substitute a vanilla, strawberry or raspberry flavor, try secretions from a beaver's ....... castor sacs.


https://tinyurl.com/yd8hjzjl





Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 13, 2018 01:59 PM (jxbfJ)

92 69 I was all set to feel a bit sorry for McCarthy having to face the fact that his beloved DoJ is not full of people with integrity because, as harsh on McCarthy as I have been, it is difficult to realize that the people you thought were good people aren't.

Annnnnnd then he throws in the obligatory but but but everyone says he's a stand up guy so he is!

Sheesh.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (mf5HN)


McCarthy and Mark Levin are tight, as are/were Levin and Sessions. A few weeks ago Levin called for Session to resign. The two of them worked together under Ed Meese in the Reagan DoJ and for Levin to call for a very close friend and colleague to leave, publicly in front of an audience of millions, speaks volumes to me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 13, 2018 01:59 PM (VM6ev)

93 That planet is Earth II and Hillary is lifetime President.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 13, 2018 02:00 PM (1ISKN)

94 Nixon era had deep throat... We got the deep deep state, baby!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 13, 2018 02:00 PM (Xp+z8)

95 " If you are asking me if it is better to have a nation of laws or to have Rosenstein go gangster on congressional oversight, I have to tell Rosenstein to go gangster...."

BECAUSE PRINCIPLES! damn you, people...don't you get it!

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:00 PM (FOPyv)

96 I should have said, " He has the patience and childlike hope of a Mets fan.".
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:58 PM (3yQ8+)
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Exactly. Hope's the difference.

Posted by: Axeman, Lifelong Michigander at June 13, 2018 02:00 PM (vDqXW)

97 You can take the Rosenstein out of Baltimore.

But, you can't take Baltimore out of Rosenst

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This is the worst season of The Wire.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 13, 2018 02:00 PM (mk7Bj)

98 88 Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 01:59 PM (OD2ni)

Red State purged the r*tard Chichi Jima Never Trump Suicide brigades because the market was rejecting the model.

Posted by: sven at June 13, 2018 02:00 PM (SzZnW)

99 78 If anybody is keeping score:

Fed interest rates hikes under Obama in 8 years = 0

Fed interest rate hikes under Trump this year = most likely 4
Fed interest rate hikes under Trump's election win = 7
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 01:56 PM (pw+jk)




Soft bigotry of low expectations. Which after all is the story of Obama.

Posted by: eleven at June 13, 2018 02:00 PM (+lOpA)

100 78 If anybody is keeping score:

Fed interest rates hikes under Obama in 8 years = 0

Fed interest rate hikes under Trump this year = most likely 4
Fed interest rate hikes under Trump's election win = 7
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 01:56 PM (pw+jk)

A Trump economy can handle it; the Obama economy was eggshell thin.
____________________

My only thinking on why the Donald hasn't fired Rosenstein is that somebody better couldn't be confirmed by the Senate as things stand now. If we get a better Senate come January, that might be Rosie's last month in government service.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 02:00 PM (RD7QR)

101 Well, at least Rosenstein didn't repair a 40 year old house without properly checking for lead paint.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (/qEW2)

102 Holy Cow.

I'm overhearing a conversation happening right now on the phone between a co-worker on our boss, and things are going nuclear at my workplace.

Remember how a few weeks ago I recounted how a fellow employee false and ludicrously claimed that something I had written was "racist," even though it was factually ture and not racist in the slightest? And that I had stood my ground and refused to change anything, and told the boss that I would quit if it was changed? And that my accuser then quit in a huff when her bullying attempt failed?

Well, things have now turned EXTREMELY ugly. Turns out there was not just one accuser, but two - - two young hispanic SJW activist women who recently got hired in a low-level position and almost immediately started flinging accusations of racism around (even though it had nothing whatsoever to do with their jobs).

Well, after the initial brouhaha with me, one quit, but the other stayed -- and just now she had stomped in and demanded that the OWNER of the COMPANY and all senior employees take "anti-racism training" classes - -and if they refused, she was going to take the case to the state and/or federal level, and bring in lawyers and civil rights commissions and the media and All The Threats.

The owner (also a woman) is not a strong-willed person, and she is now in tears and flipping out, and may very well SHUT DOWN THE COMPANY AND RETIRE rather than face all this bullshit.

I'm getting this all second hand from overhearing a conversation, but shit just got real.

(The original dispute, for those curious, was whether a type of bread eaten in Mexico was "borrowed" from the French colonists who occupied the city of Puebla in the 1860s, which I wrote in a document. This is verifiably true. But the new SJW employees said it was "disenfranchising" and colonialist" and "racist" to state this historical fact.)

Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (c+2jX)

103 Donald Trump has his reasons for acting or not acting regarding this matter. I do not know what those reasons are.

Neither does any other person here.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (hLRSq)

104 on our boss = and our boss

Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (c+2jX)

105 It's all part of the eleventy dimension chess game. Trust them all.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (r9UYA)

106 "And this, boys and girls, is why Andrew McCarthy's first opinion on any issue involving the DOJ or the FBI is invariably wrong."


Yeah. I like McCarthy, but he swore up and down what a fair and honest guy Peter Fitzgerald was. And then Fitz destroyed Scotter Libby's life out of spite.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (OD2ni)

107 JackStraw says its all good, man.


He has the patience of a Mets fan.
Posted by: garrett


Cubs fan. 108 years.
Generations lived and died and never saw a World Series.
Posted by: rickb223

You are welcome for the hacking during 'World" Series of 2016..

Posted by: Vladimir Putin at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (rDwsX)

108 >>>Well, at least Rosenstein didn't repair a 40 year old house without properly checking for lead paint.


For Rosenstein, lead paint is a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Wyatt at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (kFnmp)

109 1. Rosenstein writes a memo OK-ing the firing of Comey


2. Rosenstein approves the appointment of a special council to investigate the firing of Comey

3. Rosentein secretly expands the investigative reach of special council


4. A Congressional Committee charged with oversight of the FBI and DOJ asks for the relevant work product that speaks to the matters that they are charged with overseeing


5. Rosenstein threatens the individuals on the Committee with subpoenas of all their written communications for all time?



6 Gildenkrantz is clearly the conflicted person in this play.








Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (ymnmz)

110
Trump uses IG report in attempt to blunt investigation of wrongdoing

Posted by: MSM Headline Coordination Bureau at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (iMxDC)

111 Heads rolling after the midterms and "folks" going to jail...

Posted by: sOME mORON at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (ICWiF)

112 I like the cut of this Rosenstein's jib. I'm inviting him over for a go at my wife.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (pw+jk)

113 World's. Greatest. Straight man.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 01:52 PM

I don*t think that*s allowed during pride month.

Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (uDclo)

114 >>That's how the theory goes, anyway.

Well that's part of it.

The other part is the absolute false statement that Congress is entitled to any documents from the DOJ at any time they demand them. Inexplicably this keeps getting reported as fact and it is just plain false.

Two specific cases where this is not true, if the documents are part of a criminal inquiry or if they are being used in a grand jury proceeding.

Both of those circumstances are present in this situation and have been as far back as last fall, likely longer.

But for some reason it is now popular to think that Congress, a group that is not usually held in very high regard, I believe the term dogshit gets bandied about from time to time, is totally above reproach for wanting every document under the sun despite the fact they leak everything, have zero prosecutorial power and generally don't advance the ball much at all when it comes to investigations.

But yea, Trump could in fact end this anytime he wants by declassifying everything. He hasn't. When you can snatch the pebble you will be a jedi or something.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (/tuJf)

115 Zombie, that's ridiculous. Really.

I hope the owner finds her spine and fires those dumb snowflakes.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (tVWQB)

116 >>> I was all set to feel a bit sorry for McCarthy having to face the fact that his beloved DoJ is not full of people with integrity because, as harsh on McCarthy as I have been, it is difficult to realize that the people you thought were good people aren't.

I think you always have to give people a break for permitting their human attachments (and even human foibles like pride) color their thinking. We're not machines.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (8rNrN)

117 I had a cheap, dollar-store little plastic army man toy with a little parachute on the back that would deploy when you hucked him off a balcony, or even just straight up into the air. Refold and repack the parachute (which at that age meant "cram it in there as best you can") and you're off to the races again.

That toy consumed my entire conscious existence between the ages of four and six.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (BRvh1)

118 68 "52 Thank goodness the gopE has found a hill to die on, ramrodding amnesty through.
This will be the only legislation that has been worked on this year. "

which will be vetoed.

sad.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 01:55 PM (FOPyv)


But it gives the Dems the house, so they can EM STUFFED CRAB CAKES FOATY FI.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (WDCYi)

119 @84

He's even more corrupt than we can even conceive.

1. He recommends Comeys firing
2. Mueller interives with Trump for Comey's job]
3. Three days later, Rosenstein appoints Mueller SC
5. One of the items under investigation is Trump obstrucing justice in the firing of Comey?????


How corrupt is Rosenstein, he's that fucking corrupt to allow Mueller to pursue obstruction when he knows it's complete and utter bullshit.


But like all of these fucking dickbags sputter on about, once a process is started no matter how corrupt and anithetical to justice it might be it's gotta be allowed to proceed to it's conclusion.

All of these people are pieces of shit corrupt dirtbags.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (UfMVm)

120 DJT designated the fake news and the biggest threat to the US today..hmm

Posted by: sOME mORON at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (ICWiF)

121 You can take the Rosenstein out of Baltimore.


But, you can't take Baltimore out of Rosenstein.


Just sayin'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 13, 2018 01:59 PM (EyPfd)


So, you're saying Tom D'Alesandro likes him? Is that why Nancy Pelosi never criticizes the guy?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (LISuA)

122
Correction: The redacted and bureaucrat washing machine version of the IG report comes out tomorrow. It'll take Trump to sign something to see the redactions.

The danger of course is that the redacted version becomes the news, and known fact, while the later version if ever seen becomes a footnote.

I think either way, RR is gone next week. But I was wrong once before, 1978 I think.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (r+sAi)

123 "I can only think Trump and Sessions have agreed to let the Deep Staters hang themselves by continually digging deeper and deeper holes of criminality, in hopes even Congressional Democrats will finally find Deep State behavior indefensible."

The thing is there's something of a virtual statute of limitations by allowing all this to proceed too long. If the House and/or Senate flips, committee leadership flips. Any investigation and whatnot can be (and will be) killed. This is also why the DoJ/FBI might be slow-walking and obstructing to the degree they have been as well. Delay long enough and the political environment can change. If that happens, then abuse can get buried.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (H8S+R)

124 8 We need a "have you no shame" moment here. Rosenstein must appear before Congress, and answer the direct question: "did you say these things to the Congressmen on the Oversight Committee?"

Either he perjures himself, which should be easy to prove, or he is guilty of obstruction. Jail either way.
Posted by: pep
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Oooo oooo, pick me to grill him in the hearing.

I am one badass former federal prosecutor.

Posted by: Trey Gowdy, Future Lobbyist at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (9vQJW)

125 (The original dispute, for those curious, was whether a type of bread eaten in Mexico was "borrowed" from the French colonists who occupied the city of Puebla in the 1860s, which I wrote in a document. This is verifiably true. But the new SJW employees said it was "disenfranchising" and colonialist" and "racist" to state this historical fact.)
Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (c+2jX)
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Racist.

Posted by: Words have lost all meaning at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (vDqXW)

126 108 Posted by: Wyatt at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (kFnmp)

Lead Paint is like budget Chiclets...
//Rod "Rod" Rosenpenis

Posted by: sven at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (SzZnW)

127 What i don't understand is why those threats back in January did not come to light for five months.

Why weren't they news That Night?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 13, 2018 02:05 PM (oGRue)

128 Yes there are problems with firing Rosenstein, the number three who was a Bush appointee has decided to retire making the 3 and four Obama appointees.


Really the only way forward would be for Jeff Sessions to rescind his recusal and take full control of the DOJ and Mueller investigation.

Since I don't see any of that happening, we are going to continue to muddle along until either Trump or Mueller begin their grapple to the last.
Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 01:56 PM (UfMVm)



Firing Sessions fixes everything.
He's gone, he's replaced by a better candidate that backs Trump, and is back in charge.
New guy fires Rosenstein and every other damn obama holdover.
Mueller is taken down.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:05 PM (fceHP)

129
I hope the owner finds her spine and fires those dumb snowflakes.
Posted by: WitchDoktor


Nope. She has no spine. And you have no idea of the Wrath of the Left when they are unleashed. The accusers will have all the power of the state and media behind them. Over this one tiny issue, the owner and her company (built over a lifetime) will be trashed and ruined. Better to just throw in the towel and retire than face a hellstorm.

Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:05 PM (c+2jX)

130 the IG report on Hill's emails rolls out tomorrow, right?

Posted by: IC at June 13, 2018 02:06 PM (a0IVu)

131 127 Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 13, 2018 02:05 PM (oGRue)

1) it makes the GOP threatened look weak for not demanding a resignation on the spot
2) the media would refuse to report it anyway except MAYBE Fox who would then be accused of "partisanship"

Posted by: sven at June 13, 2018 02:06 PM (SzZnW)

132 Damn Zombie. Owner needs to settle down, find her spine a fire that bitch.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 13, 2018 02:06 PM (zRZaJ)

133 the IG report on Hill's emails rolls out tomorrow, right?

I heard "Thursday" but no date, month, or year.


What's another few weeks, right? I mean, hey, sooper-secret wheels are turning!

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (tVWQB)

134 My wife said "give me 12 inches and make me cry" so I asked three Weekly Standard writers to fuck her and then I told her we'd lost the deposit on this year's cruise.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (8rNrN)

135 I don't think the IG report will help in all of this unless it indicts those involved with the witch hunt and they are taken out of the game.

Otherwise, the IG report is mainly about retribution, not so much helping Trump. (if it is all about Clinton and won't touch obama)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (fceHP)

136 But the new SJW employees said it was "disenfranchising" and colonialist" and "racist" to state this historical fact.

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you are not entitled to The truth, nor your own Truth. But only their truth.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (oGRue)

137 The Nation magazine is says of the collusion narrative: there's no there there

http://tinyurl.com/ybjqjaka


That's The Nation, mind you...

Posted by: McCool at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (WXSv6)

138 If I were still hiring, thankfully I've sold my companies, I would never hire a woman, homo, or minority for those reasons you mention. I've fought a former employee at the labor board and won but it cost money and time. I'm just a principled asshole about things like that. Now it is too stacked against the guy paying the bills.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (pw+jk)

139 116 >>> I was all set to feel a bit sorry for McCarthy having to face the fact that his beloved DoJ is not full of people with integrity because, as harsh on McCarthy as I have been, it is difficult to realize that the people you thought were good people aren't.

I think you always have to give people a break for permitting their human attachments (and even human foibles like pride) color their thinking. We're not machines.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (8rNrN)



Yeah but unless you're a cuck wouldn't you at least start looking for a divorce lawyer after you caught your wife screwing another guy for the 8th time?

Posted by: buzzion at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (lKs2v)

140 128 Firing Sessions fixes everything.
He's gone, he's replaced by a better candidate that backs Trump, and is back in charge.
New guy fires Rosenstein and every other damn obama holdover.
Mueller is taken down.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:05 PM (fceHP)

It's cute that anyone thinks a MAGA Man will get through the Senate Confirmation Hearings.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (WDCYi)

141 Poll shows Mueller's public image at all-time low
-
Plurality say Gestapo Mueller's witch hunt is unfair, and that from Politico.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (+y/Ru)

142 >>Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (8rNrN)



Ace socks are often the best socks.

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:08 PM (3yQ8+)

143 I think you always have to give people a break for permitting their human attachments (and even human foibles like pride) color their thinking. We're not machines.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (8rNrN)

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practically a conflict of interest for him

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 13, 2018 02:08 PM (oGRue)

144 124
8 We need a "have you no shame" moment here. Rosenstein must appear
before Congress, and answer the direct question: "did you say these
things to the Congressmen on the Oversight Committee?"



Either he perjures himself, which should be easy to prove, or he is guilty of obstruction. Jail either way.

Posted by: pep




Do they not take minutes at these meetings? Isn't this shit recorded? Seams to me there is a record of the words spoken somewhere that would have to be noted and accepted as the offical record, right?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 13, 2018 02:08 PM (ymnmz)

145 Better to just throw in the towel and retire than face a hellstorm.

Well, I guess that dumbass will be out of a job. Hope she's happy with herself. I hate people like her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 13, 2018 02:08 PM (zRZaJ)

146 >>>Yeah but unless you're a cuck wouldn't you at least start looking for a divorce lawyer after you caught your wife screwing another guy for the 8th time?

She lets me comb her hair afterwards.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 13, 2018 02:08 PM (8rNrN)

147 105 It's all part of the eleventy dimension chess game. Trust them all.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (r9UYA)

i really don't think it's all that "complicated", it's just basic OpSec.

You now everyone around you is a liar and a leaker and a stooge. And probably half the people you THINK you can trust are liars, leakers and stooges as well. So you keep your head down and your mouth shut and try the damnedest you can to make this operation work out.

I chose the word "operation" rather than "prosecution", because I have a hunch that the solution to this problem may wind up being far more political than legal. in other words, no charges may ever come of it, since the legal and legislative apparatus itself is so broken and rotten. But if a large enough segment of the population gets pissed off and says "Enough Already", it's worth a thousand frogmarches past a news camera.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:08 PM (BRvh1)

148 "Poll shows Mueller's public image at all-time low"


More evidence that Twitter is not represenative of the public.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:08 PM (OD2ni)

149 I think you always have to give people a break for permitting their human attachments (and even human foibles like pride) color their thinking. We're not machines.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (8rNrN)



Yeah, I really am trying with McCarthy because this means turning his back on a professional lifetime and questioning his own judgment. But every time he seems right on the line of saying, hey, sometimes even good people get caught up in hysteria, nope, he doubles down on but they are such good people. It grates on me. But I do comprehend the human impulse behind it, I really do. I read that chapter in my Humans For Dummies 101 book again the other night. You people are so weird.

Sefton, I feel truly bad for Levin and Sessions for what is going on there. That is Levin knowingly taking an action that would probably irreparably harm a, what, 30 year friendship? Even if he's right, it's still painful for them both.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at June 13, 2018 02:08 PM (mf5HN)

150 But for some reason it is now popular to think that Congress, a group that is not usually held in very high regard, I believe the term dogshit gets bandied about from time to time, is totally above reproach for wanting every document under the sun despite the fact they leak everything, have zero prosecutorial power and generally don't advance the ball much at all when it comes to investigations.

But yea, Trump could in fact end this anytime he wants by declassifying everything. He hasn't. When you can snatch the pebble you will be a jedi or something.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (/tuJf)
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Nice straw man you've got there.

Really common tactic to paint people who disagree with you like absolutists.

Most of the stuff being slow-walked is not contested, Congress is just being stonewalled. And then the FIB shows itself NOT worthy of trust because there are several times that the didn't redact for sensitivity, but to make the FIB not look as bad.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (vDqXW)

151 The other part is the absolute false statement that Congress is entitled
to any documents from the DOJ at any time they demand them.
Inexplicably this keeps getting reported as fact and it is just plain
false.



Two specific cases where this is not true, if the documents are part
of a criminal inquiry or if they are being used in a grand jury
proceeding.



Both of those circumstances are present in this situation and have been as far back as last fall, likely longer.


=========================

This is all pure speculation on your part. You say it like it's fact that the Congress has asked for Grand Jury evidence and yet no one (and that includes you) knows this to be true. We don't have any clue at all about it.

The DOJ has lied and lied and lied all the way through this debacle. Redactions, when finally revealed, have all been designed to prevent embarrassment to the FBI/DOJ. There is not a single instance of oversight committees being shown material damaging to any prosecution and then revealing it. There may not even be any evidence of any crimes! No one knows!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee drinker at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (LISuA)

152 IC: "the IG report on Hill's emails rolls out tomorrow, right?"

Right. For certain.

Posted by: #twoweeks at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (H8S+R)

153 141 Poll shows Mueller's public image at all-time low
-
Plurality say Gestapo Mueller's witch hunt is unfair, and that from Politico.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (+y/Ru)


Hence, the reason for PDT not firing him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (VM6ev)

154 OT: who the hell thought it was a good idea to make domestic abuse grounds for asylum ?!?!

with that criteria, every Muslim woman in the world could come here (and probably bring her husband)


Posted by: McCool at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (WXSv6)

155 Man was I wrong about Andy McCarthy I thought he bought the earlier swill about Mueller/Rosenstein/fbi integrity.

As time has passed he has been a bulldog on the BS that is this farcical investigation.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay woke! - Leigon of Gloom founding member/too sweet at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (pVFOz)

156 It's cute that anyone thinks a MAGA Man will get through the Senate Confirmation Hearings.

Well, maybe there's some daylight there. Primary Day exposed the NeverTrumpers as a paper tiger if that. If Senators are paying attention, they may want to take note and go along with a MAGA Man, even if they have to grit their teeth to do it.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (tVWQB)

157 "The other part is the absolute false statement that Congress is entitled
to any documents from the DOJ at any time they demand them.
Inexplicably this keeps getting reported as fact and it is just plain
false.



Two specific cases where this is not true, if the documents are part
of a criminal inquiry or if they are being used in a grand jury
proceeding.



Both of those circumstances are present in this situation and have been as far back as last fall, likely longer."



Couldn't the DOJ then just tell Congress that what they are asking for falls into one of those 2 categories? The DOJ just seems to be stonewalling without explanation....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (jjaLl)

158 102>>>

Get. Out. Of. California.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (WDCYi)

159 >>>Yeah, I really am trying with McCarthy because this means turning his back on a professional lifetime and questioning his own judgment. But every time he seems right on the line of saying, hey, sometimes even good people get caught up in hysteria, nope, he doubles down on but they are such good people. It grates on me.

if you read his piece, he says "these are good people" in much the same way Mark Antony said it of Brutus.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (8rNrN)

160 @128

Here is the problem with firing Sessions

1. McConnell has said that Trump will not get a vote on a replacement for Sessions if he fires him

2. McConnell is keeping pro-forma sessions of the Senate so Trump cannot recess appoint anyone.

3. Trump could fire Sessions then replace him with someone who has already been confirmed but that appointment would only last for roughly four months.

Whereby Trump would have to nominate someone for to fill the spot in four months.

Basically, Sessions has fucked Trump, proper like, and by extension us.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 02:10 PM (UfMVm)

161 FIRE EVERYONE.

Posted by: T at June 13, 2018 02:10 PM (Vgw1E)

162 "the IG report on Hill's emails rolls out tomorrow, right?"


it should be aaaaany day now . . . . .

Posted by: McCool at June 13, 2018 02:10 PM (WXSv6)

163 132 Damn Zombie. Owner needs to settle down, find her spine a fire that bitch.
Posted by: Jewells45


You don't understand. The bitch is TRYING to get fired. She trying to provoke an over-reaction. Because then she can sue for wrongful termination and get a ton of sympathetic media coverage, and a huge payout once she wins the suit.

The good news is that my fellow employee -- the person I'm overhearing -- is even more outraged than I am. And this fellow employee until today was apolitical. In one instant she has just flipped to ultra-conservative. I just witnessed it happening live. She is apoplectic with fury at what is happening, ranting about Stalinism and Red Guards. Wow.

Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:10 PM (c+2jX)

164 137 The Nation magazine is says of the collusion narrative: there's no there there

http://tinyurl.com/ybjqjaka

That's The Nation, mind you...

Posted by: McCool at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (WXSv6)


Dear Lord, that rag? Katrina Vanden Hoo-Hoo is a raging Commie.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 13, 2018 02:10 PM (VM6ev)

165 Rush on this now

Posted by: josephistan at June 13, 2018 02:10 PM (7HtZB)

166

I hope the owner finds her spine and fires those dumb snowflakes.

If anything happens to your job, I'd sue the SJW for damages in civil court.

I'll also direct you to US Code 18, Section 241.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 13, 2018 02:10 PM (HaL55)

167 Well ... lets see. Over 100 comments in ? As I count it ?

Any of the usual players telling Ace that he doesn't know what he's talking about ? That he just needs to pay more attention ? That he needs to grow up and understand how these things work ?

Nah ... probably not. Because you folks that do that - you pick your spots pretty good. You know who to fuck with ... and who not to.

Never seems to be a sale on shit at the Outrage Outlet when Ace calls bullshit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:10 PM (fiGNd)

168 SJW employees said it was "disenfranchising" and colonialist" and "racist" to state this historical fact.

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Well, duhhhhh! You start letting mere truth get in the way and your entire agenda is out the window.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (+y/Ru)

169 >>Really common tactic to paint people who disagree with you like absolutists.

Yea, that never happens here.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (/tuJf)

170 You would think they'd be saying thank you to Obama.

Posted by: Fritz at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (2Mnv1)

171 It's cute that anyone thinks a MAGA Man will get through the Senate Confirmation Hearings.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (WDCYi)
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That's why Trump has to wait until after the midterms. R's could pick up five or six seats. That would give him breathing room to get his guy in.

Posted by: WisRich at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (G0vdT)

172
24 >>JackStraw says its all good, man.
Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (Z5y53)

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (/tuJf)

Dude, he knows the force choke.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (e1mEI)

173 But yea, Trump could in fact end this anytime he wants by declassifying everything. He hasn't. When you can snatch the pebble you will be a jedi or something.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (/tuJf)


Who is advising Trump on this?
I don't understand what he's waiting for. The threat of "obstructing justice" or "political optics" is wearing thin.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (fceHP)

174 ScoggDogg

I am concerned about the sand in your vagina.

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (3yQ8+)

175 Should be Army Ranger Hall of Fame member Robert Mueller.

Posted by: Style Guide at June 13, 2018 02:12 PM (dENPS)

176

Remember that time they redacted the cost of McCabe's table. Yeah, good times.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 13, 2018 02:13 PM (r+sAi)

177 >>Couldn't the DOJ then just tell Congress that what they are asking for falls into one of those 2 categories? The DOJ just seems to be stonewalling without explanation....

We don't know they aren't. We do know that the DOJ is not talking much publicly about investigations because traditionally the DOJ NEVER talks about investigations. That was one of the big complaints about Comey. And Congress has been known to be less than truthful when they see a political advantage.

I think this is much ado about nothing because people are getting testy waiting for the report. Let's pretend Congress got everything they wanted tomorrow, what exactly would change?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:14 PM (/tuJf)

178 Has anybody ever seen Bobby Mueller and Johny Kerry at the same party?
Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 02:14 PM (pw+jk)

179
This Doggie Treats character got a blog of his own? One that is hardened for the super serial wisdom he dispenses? Like a gamma radiation laser that guy is!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 13, 2018 02:14 PM (pNxlR)

180 134
My wife said "give me 12 inches and make me cry" so I asked three Weekly
Standard writers to fuck her and then I told her we'd lost the deposit
on this year's cruise.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (8rNrN)

Great. Got to requisition another new keyboard.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 13, 2018 02:14 PM (jxbfJ)

181 Hitler looks at story about OIG report due tomorrow and nods sagely that "Steiner, he will come".

Posted by: torabora at June 13, 2018 02:14 PM (Y274z)

182 Dude, he knows the force choke.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (e1mEI)

What's the point of choking a neck with no head on it?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:15 PM (BRvh1)

183 Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (c+2jX)


*types, deletes*

Without getting into dangerous specifics, I will just say, that POS needs to be targeted. Every other employee, including yourself, needs to make it their personal mission to make every day a living hell for her. Bully her until she runs out of there sobbing.

Maybe you'll catch a lucky break and she'll off herself.

Posted by: T at June 13, 2018 02:15 PM (Vgw1E)

184 Well, it's a little hard to feel sorry for an owner who would rather shutter the business than fire a troublemaker (who the owner directly or indirectly is responsible for hiring in the first place). Life's not kind to the spineless by and large. Not fair to the other employees, of course.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 02:15 PM (ct0K5)

185 172
24 >>JackStraw says its all good, man.
Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 01:45 PM (Z5y53)

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 01:47 PM (/tuJf)

Dude, he knows the force choke.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (e1mEI)

But can he fly through space like Mary Poppins?

Posted by: Leia Skywalker Organa-Solo at June 13, 2018 02:15 PM (7HtZB)

186 "2. McConnell is keeping pro-forma sessions of the Senate so Trump cannot recess appoint anyone."

Recess appointments last until the ending of that Congress. A new Congress begins in January so recess appointments are pretty useless right now.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 13, 2018 02:15 PM (hLRSq)

187 Off-Topic: What would damage a Democrat candidate more? Incidents of past spousal abuse, or recent patronage of a Chik-Fil-A?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at June 13, 2018 02:16 PM (O7MnT)

188 171 That's why Trump has to wait until after the midterms. R's could pick up five or six seats. That would give him breathing room to get his guy in.



Posted by: WisRich at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (G0vdT)

Sadly, this means waiting until Mueller drops his "October Surprise", which likely is indicting Don Jr. over the Veselnitskaya meeting.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 13, 2018 02:16 PM (WDCYi)

189 >>Let's pretend Congress got everything they wanted tomorrow, what exactly would change?


The NL East Standings?

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:16 PM (3yQ8+)

190 116 >>> I was all set to feel a bit sorry for McCarthy having to face the fact that his beloved DoJ is not full of people with integrity because, as harsh on McCarthy as I have been, it is difficult to realize that the people you thought were good people aren't.

I think you always have to give people a break for permitting their human attachments (and even human foibles like pride) color their thinking. We're not machines.
Posted by: ace
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Sorta disagree, Ace. McCarthy is machine-like in his first inclination to engage in noisy slobknobbery of any prosecutor who is a friend of a friend.

At a certain point, fear of looking like a boot-licking toady should kick in.

Posted by: Furious George at June 13, 2018 02:16 PM (9vQJW)

191 Couldn't the DOJ then just tell Congress that what they are asking for falls into one of those 2 categories? The DOJ just seems to be stonewalling without explanation....

They could, assuming it's true.

Posted by: pep at June 13, 2018 02:16 PM (wW03z)

192 We don't know that they aren't?

But we also don't know that they are.


McCarthy seems convinced that they aren't using that excuse:

On what basis is the Justice Department still withholding some documents and massively redacting others; and when will President Trump, instead of blowing off Twitter steam, finally order his subordinates to comply with lawful congressional demands for information?

And McCarthy is a kind of guy who is going to ask around.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 02:16 PM (tVWQB)

193 So I can either trust Congress (which, really, I don't have much reason to) or I can trust the DoJ (which, really, I don't have much reason to either).

And they wonder why I have trust issues...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 13, 2018 02:17 PM (AM1GF)

194 Really common tactic to paint people who disagree with you like absolutists.

Yea, that never happens here.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (/tuJf)
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I think it happens everywhere. I think bad argument, disingenuous argument is the regrettable average, where as reasoned argument is the goal.

Of course, none of that applies when you're joking around.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:17 PM (vDqXW)

195 >>The NL East Standings?

h8ter

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:17 PM (/tuJf)

196 Recess appointments last until the ending of that Congress. A new Congress begins in January so recess appointments are pretty useless right now.

They last until the end of the next session - which will be December 2019.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 02:17 PM (tVWQB)

197 178 Has anybody ever seen Bobby Mueller and Johny Kerry at the same party?
Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 02:14 PM (pw+jk)


Uncanny isn't it?

Posted by: eleven at June 13, 2018 02:17 PM (+lOpA)

198 >>>I think this is much ado about nothing because people are getting testy waiting for the report. Let's pretend Congress got everything they wanted tomorrow, what exactly would change?

well we'd see the weakness of the original FISA application, which was denied. We'd see if that was based on the same crap as the one that got approved.

My suspicion is that the original FISA app contained the Blumenthal/Cody Shearer "intelligence," which was substatially the same as Steele's "intelligence." And I suspect that after they shot that down, they hired Steele as a front-man whose reputation and prior history of working with the FBI they could play up as if that proved the allegations from unnamed "sources," even though his "report" was largely a rewrite of the Blumenthal/Cody Shearer garbage.

Having gotten a different judge than the first time (i'm guessing), they were able to hide the shitty provenance of this "intelligence."

Do I know that? No. But I suspect it.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:18 PM (8rNrN)

199 Maybe you'll catch a lucky break and she'll off herself.
Posted by: T at June 13, 2018 02:15 PM (Vgw1E)

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Now i'm terrified of what you deleted

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 13, 2018 02:18 PM (oGRue)

200 I think this is much ado about nothing because
people are getting testy waiting for the report. Let's pretend Congress
got everything they wanted tomorrow, what exactly would change?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:14 PM (/tuJf)


Besides not having to hear about this, nothing, really
I was thinking the DOJ could simply explain why they aren't being responsive; that would (in theory) ease the tension a bit. I know there is a lot of theater, everywhere, in this situation, I guess maybe I'm losing my focus on where it is currently being played out.


Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at June 13, 2018 02:18 PM (jjaLl)

201 if you read his piece, he says "these are good people" in much the same way Mark Antony said it of Brutus.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (8rNrN)




Ahhhh, that's okay then.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at June 13, 2018 02:18 PM (mf5HN)

202 119
@84



He's even more corrupt than we can even conceive.



1. He recommends Comeys firing

2. Mueller interives with Trump for Comey's job]

3. Three days later, Rosenstein appoints Mueller SC

5. One of the items under investigation is Trump obstrucing justice in the firing of Comey?????





How corrupt is Rosenstein, he's that fucking corrupt to allow
Mueller to pursue obstruction when he knows it's complete and utter
bullshit.





But like all of these fucking dickbags sputter on about, once a
process is started no matter how corrupt and anithetical to justice it
might be it's gotta be allowed to proceed to it's conclusion.



All of these people are pieces of shit corrupt dirtbags.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 02:03 PM (UfMVm)



HAHAHA,


I hadn't seen or just forgot, but did Mueller actually interview to be Comey's replacement, after Rosenstein recommend firing Comey? I suppose you are going to tell me that Rosie recommended Mueller to Trump and then pulled him back after the interview to appoint him SC.

Many appearance of impropriety indeed.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 13, 2018 02:19 PM (ymnmz)

203 194 Of course, none of that applies when you're joking around.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:17 PM (vDqXW)


I have to admit, half the time, I can't tell when people are joking and when they're serious about the "I'm the biggest, meanest bull in the yard" stuff.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 13, 2018 02:19 PM (WDCYi)

204 I just read an article about a poll where the majority of those polled believe the Mueller investigation is being handled unfairly. The focus should be on the release of the IG report and the House Oversight Committee findings coming out before the November election.

Posted by: Odipshit!!! at June 13, 2018 02:19 PM (rdl6o)

205 So who's gonna hold Rosenpenis to account?
Do we have to wait til we get 60 Senators, so Trump can fire and replace him?

Posted by: Iblis at June 13, 2018 02:19 PM (9221z)

206 Brutus?

Fuck that guy.

He's always tryin' to gets on me girl.

Posted by: Popeye at June 13, 2018 02:19 PM (3yQ8+)

207 Who is advising Trump on this?
I don't understand what he's waiting for. The threat of "obstructing justice" or "political optics" is wearing thin.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (fceHP)

I think a large part of it is the classic "When you're enemy is destroying his own army" tactic. Clausewitz? Chuang Tzu? Napoleon? I don't know, whoever the hell said it. They probably all did at one point or another. Anyways...

I think Trump is holding out hope that this whole thing will go kerplunk, kerplooey on its own without him directly having to get his own fingerprints on it at all. Or at least not in the Public Imagination of the general voting masses.

The longer this fiasco goes on, the more absurd and drawn out it gets, the worse it is for the Deep Staters. Like a pitcher plant, or quicksand.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:20 PM (BRvh1)

208 ScoggDogg

I am concerned about the sand in your vagina.
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:11 PM (3yQ8+)


Nah you ain't ... metaphorically speakin' and such.

I'm just a student of people. And it don't take a genius to notice that there's a group of folks loud and proud in their support of this investigation ... and they'll tolerate no questioning of that shit.

Unless The Powers That Be have a question or two.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:20 PM (fiGNd)

209 Hopefully the purge included Moe Lane the Smug

Posted by: Mog Smash at June 13, 2018 02:20 PM (KTDWH)

210 I have no problem with this because the only thing that matters is that they get home safely each night.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 13, 2018 02:20 PM (VgKNm)

211 @173

I'm pretty sure the game is going like this.

Trump's first inclination is to go medievil but is being counseled to hold his fire, that investigations are underway and will soon bear fruit and besides if you start ordering the DOJ/FBI to comply and start declasifying and turning over to congress, Mueller and his team might see that as a form of obstruciton and start pursing that as an area of investigation, yadda yadda.


I think the real fun begins once the IG Report Wet Fart Part Deux - Deep State Boogaloo drop and nothing actionable is recommended.

Trump will more than likley lose his shit as he has clearly been lied to about what the report will reveal and the recommendations it will make.


The report is supposed to be released tomorrow, so look for some of it to start trickling out today, that is if it's really being released tomorrow.

This whole thing has been a multi-act production of The Aristocrats.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 02:20 PM (UfMVm)

212 >>>Remember that time they redacted the cost of McCabe's table. Yeah, good times.<<<

Was that the $70,000 table?

Posted by: Fritz at June 13, 2018 02:20 PM (2Mnv1)

213 Off-Topic: What would damage a Democrat candidate more? Incidents of past spousal abuse, or recent patronage of a Chik-Fil-A?
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Hate Chicken gets them SJW mobbed.
Beating your wife, affairs with little girls or boys, raping, and fraud are all resume enhancers for a democrat.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 02:20 PM (pw+jk)

214 >>>Sorta disagree, Ace. McCarthy is machine-like in his first inclination to engage in noisy slobknobbery of any prosecutor who is a friend of a friend.

Hey, I once called Rick Wilson a "friend of the blog" because I very barely interacted with him on Twitter.

I once thought Bill Kristol was pretty cool.

I used to read Allahpundit.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:21 PM (8rNrN)

215 Has anybody ever seen Bobby Mueller and Johny Kerry at the same party?
Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 02:14 PM (pw+jk)

Uncanny isn't it?

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Bobby, Johnny and Mr. Ed.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:21 PM (+y/Ru)

216 This is the oddest use of the term "intelligence" I have ever seen.

Nothing intelligent about any of this, at all, at all.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 13, 2018 02:21 PM (7UW64)

217 2. McConnell is keeping pro-forma sessions of the Senate so Trump cannot recess appoint anyone."


That's what I thought and said when everyone thought it was super that they were staying in DC and couldn't go home to campaign.

What's the number required for a quorum?

Those that don't need to campaign stay in town and take one for the team, thereby fucking Trump AND allowing those that need to go home to campaign to go.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 02:21 PM (CJRaf)

218 Well, after the initial brouhaha with me, one quit, but the other stayed -- and just now she had stomped in and demanded that the OWNER of the COMPANY and all senior employees take "anti-racism training" classes - -and if they refused, she was going to take the case to the state and/or federal level, and bring in lawyers and civil rights commissions and the media and All The Threats. "

The little SJW is bluffing - there's no law on the books anywhere that would require that. The only hard part is that those who own businesses are going to have to be strong enough to not let themselves be bluffed. If they're not that strong, they should not be in a managerial position.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 13, 2018 02:21 PM (k1TUh)

219 I have to admit, half the time, I can't tell when people are joking and when they're serious about the "I'm the biggest, meanest bull in the yard" stuff.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 13, 2018 02:19 PM (WDCYi)

Pro Tip (tm): If the rant ends in them slapping you in the chest and going "Wooooo!"....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:21 PM (BRvh1)

220 Bobby, Johnny and Mr. Ed.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:21 PM (+y/Ru)

Let's not leave out Sarah Jessica. She's the fourth one in harness here.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (7UW64)

221 >>>I'm just a student of people. And it don't take a genius to notice that there's a group of folks loud and proud in their support of this investigation ... and they'll tolerate no questioning of that shit.

Unless The Powers That Be have a question or two.

...

are you complaining that people disagree with you?

I don't understand the grievance here.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (8rNrN)

222 Reading the Zombie saga - God the bay area is f*cked up anymore.
So, do these people also claim that in speaking Spanish they're being racist? Or did the Spanish steal their native language? All this over a f*cking loaf of bread? What about say, Cilantro? They use a lot of it right? That came from friggin' Asia. So is that cultural appropriation?
Screw them all.

Posted by: clutch cargo at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (RHEDC)

223 hey sorry about your business getting ramrodded by a SJW trouble maker. I guess this is where we are when anything a "minority" says or does causes normal folks to shake in their boots.

Stay strong.

I am super amused about the subject matter that started the whole chain of events. Imagine if you had used an actual hate fact.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (FOPyv)

224 >>> I have to admit, half the time, I can't tell when people are joking and when they're serious about the "I'm the biggest, meanest bull in the yard" stuff.
Posted by: Hikaru

Who's the biggest bull? Asking for a wife.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (8rNrN)

225 >>well we'd see the weakness of the original FISA application, which was denied. We'd see if that was based on the same crap as the one that got approved.

How would "we" see that? Just because the DOJ gave it to Congress that doesn't mean it would be declassified and given to the public.

Of course we all know that whatever is given to Congress is leaked in a heartbeat so yea, we would see it. And that just might be a problem given that if that is the case, and I agree it probably is, it is highly illegal and likely being used as part of a criminal case and will be part of the next IG report on FISA abuse.

So that is exactly what I'm talking about. Information being used as part of a criminal case or that has been used before a grand jury is not information Congress is entitled to as part of their oversight.

How this eludes McCarty is a mystery to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (/tuJf)

226 @202

No, that's a fact, that actually happened.

All of these fucks are dangerous, corrupt pieces of shit.

They can ruin a life, just like that, because they can.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (UfMVm)

227 153
141 Poll shows Mueller's public image at all-time low

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Plurality say Gestapo Mueller's witch hunt is unfair, and that from Politico.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (+y/Ru)





Hence, the reason for PDT not firing him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (VM6ev)

Is this 3rd dimensional political chess, or 4th dimensional political chess?

Yes, Mueller is a hack and a crook masquerading as an FBI agent, but Trump's popularity has gained rather handsomely every time Mueller tries to turn the screws.

It is almost like Trump planned it or something.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 13, 2018 02:23 PM (UsCnO)

228 184
Well, it's a little hard to feel sorry for an owner who would rather
shutter the business than fire a troublemaker (who the owner directly or
indirectly is responsible for hiring in the first place). Life's not
kind to the spineless by and large. Not fair to the other employees, of
course.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 02:15 PM (ct0K5)

This is why it is nice to work in a "right to work" state -where you can be fired if the owner doesn't like the look on your face.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 13, 2018 02:23 PM (jxbfJ)

229 Dear Lord, that rag? Katrina Vanden Hoo-Hoo is a raging Commie.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 13, 2018 02:10 PM (VM6ev)


Surprisingly even Katranny's apparatchiks have filled some of the vacuum created when the MFM went full retard.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 13, 2018 02:23 PM (y7DUB)

230 The FAKE NEWS MEDIA:

OLD BUSTED: NORTH KOREA IS GIVING UP NUCLEAR WEAPONS.


NEW HOTNESS: KICKBALL CHAMPIONS SHIPS COMING IN 8 YEARS TO NORTH AMERICA.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 02:23 PM (pw+jk)

231 "The little SJW is bluffing - there's no law on the books anywhere that would require that. The only hard part is that those who own businesses are going to have to be strong enough to not let themselves be bluffed. If they're not that strong, they should not be in a managerial position."

the thing is, with more trump now, these shake down artisits...if we were living in a fair world, would have to be VERY careful about what they say about whitey in their lectures because you'd sue them for discriminating against you.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:23 PM (FOPyv)

232 @217

It doesn't matter, the Senate gets
to decide when it's in session.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 02:24 PM (UfMVm)

233 Off, foolish sock!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at June 13, 2018 02:25 PM (rdl6o)

234 214 >>>Sorta disagree, Ace. McCarthy is machine-like in his first inclination to engage in noisy slobknobbery of any prosecutor who is a friend of a friend.

Hey, I once called Rick Wilson a "friend of the blog" because I very barely interacted with him on Twitter.

I once thought Bill Kristol was pretty cool.

I used to read Allahpundit.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:21 PM (8rNrN)

Just to be clear -- has the blog defriended rick Wilson? And if so, are we allowed to voice our real thoughts about him now? Will the deleted anti- RW blog post reappear?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:25 PM (Bnl22)

235 >>>How would "we" see that? Just because the DOJ gave it to Congress that doesn't mean it would be declassified and given to the public.

Of course we all know that whatever is given to Congress is leaked in a heartbeat so yea, we would see it.

...

Congress released a report on their previous findings which did not disclose classified information but reported broadly, and legally, what their findings were.

One does not need to disclose classified information to merely report "The original application included 'intelligence' complied by Hillary Clinton's Court Conspiracists Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer."

Further, that report wouldn't even be classified. When Comey was asked about the Steele rewrite, he scoffed, calling it "a nonclassified public document."

The Blumenthal/Shearer bullshit is of course even more unclassified, if such a thing exists.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:25 PM (8rNrN)

236 Remember that time they redacted the cost of McCabe's table. Yeah, good times.
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Also the name of the FISC judge Strzok had dinner with.

Isn't it kind of scary for a FISC judge to be a "source" or "method", when you're talking about "benevolent" spying on political campaigns--that you seem really, really negatively disposed to.

If the FIB was watching out for the Trump campaign-- forget why they didn't inform them--but *how* did Natalia Veselnitskaya get her visa approved after it was denied?

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:26 PM (vDqXW)

237 "I think the real fun begins once the IG Report Wet Fart Part Deux - Deep State Boogaloo drop and nothing actionable is recommended."

it's possible. But then there's got to come a time where the fight happens or someone backs down.

if mueller actually thinks he can ... it's not even clear what he thinks he can do...but do it to a president who chided his idiot FBI director for obviously trying to frame a good guy, then so be it.

let's fight that fight.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:27 PM (FOPyv)

238 The longer this fiasco goes on, the more absurd and drawn out it gets, the worse it is for the Deep Staters. Like a pitcher plant, or quicksand.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:20 PM (BRvh1)


this is indeed true
they are destroying themselves by looking the fools

you can never guess how voters will perceive anything these days

also, Trump's been busy MAGA

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:27 PM (fceHP)

239 222 Reading the Zombie saga - God the bay area is f*cked up anymore.
So, do these people also claim that in speaking Spanish they're being racist? Or did the Spanish steal their native language? All this over a f*cking loaf of bread? What about say, Cilantro? They use a lot of it right? That came from friggin' Asia. So is that cultural appropriation?
Screw them all.
Posted by: clutch cargo at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (RHEDC)

Heaven help us if this loon ever finds out that pinatas were invented in Italy.

Posted by: Leia Skywalker Organa-Solo at June 13, 2018 02:27 PM (7HtZB)

240 People who know that they are effed in the b and have been caught are behaving exactly like people who are effed in the b and have been caught. I'm patient enough to let this play out.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 13, 2018 02:27 PM (bZwzw)

241
This is why it is nice to work in a "right to work" state -where you can be fired if the owner doesn't like the look on your face.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 13, 2018 02:23 PM (jxbfJ)

Not that easy in any state.

Potential EEOC complaint exists.

Also, if you fire the person who complained, it looks an awful lot like retaliating against a whistleblower

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:28 PM (Bnl22)

242 82 Why the fuck is gas $3 a gallon?

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:57 PM (3yQ8+)

1) devaluation of the dollar 2) Venezuela offline.

Posted by: clutch at June 13, 2018 02:28 PM (Du0ZO)

243
Mets lose again, 2-0.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2018 02:28 PM (BWL+E)

244 I think this is much ado about nothing because
people are getting testy waiting for the report. Let's pretend Congress got everything they wanted tomorrow, what exactly would change?
Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:14 PM
~~~~~

Well, they would leak it! And then we'd get to know everything that's in it and then we wouldn't have to be so testy and stuff!

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:28 PM (HiDrR)

245 BRB, extortin and colludin congress.

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (pw+jk)

246 I feel like rephrasing this a different way yet again, so indulge me, if you please.

It's not 4D chess. It's not even 2D chess. It's 1D sit-back-and-watch-these-peckers-embarrass-themselves.

Which means Trump must feel more or less bulletproof.

Which in turn means:

A) He knows he *is* bulletproof,

or

B) He actually does walk around with a bi-fold leather wallet with "Bad A$$ Motherf****" embroidered on it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (BRvh1)

247 "238 The longer this fiasco goes on, the more absurd and drawn out it gets, the worse it is for the Deep Staters. Like a pitcher plant, or quicksand.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:20 PM (BRvh1) "

because, at the end of the day, hoi polloi doesn't care.

it's a bunch of airport lounge noise makers who care.

I guess deep state, and trump...or at least the IG...is going ALL IN on the mid term elections.

sad.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (FOPyv)

248 are you complaining that people disagree with you?

I don't understand the grievance here.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (8rNrN)


No grievance at all. Just an observation.

The support of those who see merit in this investigation, and their rebuttal to those who are skeptical ... is just a little "muted" on this thread. Maybe not as "enthusiastic" as usual.

Not exactly a surprise.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (fiGNd)

249 >>>So that is exactly what I'm talking about. Information being used as part of a criminal case or that has been used before a grand jury is not information Congress is entitled to as part of their oversight.


Jack, I'm not sure that you're right that information USED in a Grand Jury is protected from disclosure. I think it's information DISCOVERED by a grand jury.

Testimony, etc.

Also, the information sought dates back before there was any official criminal probe.

I don't think you're right that information that LATER becomes part of a criminal probe is retroactively protected.

For example: Has anyone suggested Steele should be prosecuted for revealing a dossier which LATER became part of a criminal investigation?

I have heard no such claims from anyone.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (8rNrN)

250 The question becomes however, how much damage are they doing to the Republic itself?

ie, popularity games are the rule of Man, not the Rule of Law.

Posted by: Don Q at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (NgKpN)

251 So that fat slob Linda Stasi (sorry, I've hated her for years) writes in the NY Daily Snooze that Kim Guilfoyle should be fired by Fox since she is nabging DJT Jr. and can't be neutral. Of course, no problem with Ben Rhodes on MSNBC or the other Obama alums on TV. Such a shamless hack.

Oh, and congrats to Bon Jr. Kim G. seems nutty but so, so hot.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (OD2ni)

252 225
>>well we'd see the weakness of the original FISA application,
which was denied. We'd see if that was based on the same crap as the one
that got approved.



How would "we" see that? Just because the DOJ gave it to Congress
that doesn't mean it would be declassified and given to the public.



Of course we all know that whatever is given to Congress is leaked
in a heartbeat so yea, we would see it. And that just might be a problem
given that if that is the case, and I agree it probably is, it is
highly illegal and likely being used as part of a criminal case and will
be part of the next IG report on FISA abuse.



So that is exactly what I'm talking about. Information being used as
part of a criminal case or that has been used before a grand jury is
not information Congress is entitled to as part of their oversight.



How this eludes McCarty is a mystery to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:22 PM (/tuJf)


But are you making the case the Rosie, who orchestrated the whole Mueller witch hunt is also righteously holding back information from congress that would implicate large numbers of his department and potentially himself because the OIG is recommending criminal referrals soon?

Not trying to be a d1ck here, but it seems like that is the case you are making.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (ymnmz)

253 Why the fuck is gas $3 a gallon?
Why the fuck is the Canadian Dollar stronger than the US Dollar?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (ty7RM)

254
Jukin at 6 - I hope to see the "Hitler learns" meme on the report tomorrow as well. Good call.

Posted by: Eli Cash at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (a+WIL)

255 nabging should be banging.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:30 PM (OD2ni)

256 Given that McCarthy is a prosecutor and you're not, JackStraw, I do not think it is unreasonable to think (nor insulting to you to say) that perhaps this does not "elude" him, so much as your understanding of the legalities here is less complete than his.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:30 PM (8rNrN)

257 McCarthy , as I expect most people would, gave his work friends the benefit of the doubt until such time that there was no doubt.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 02:30 PM (c6UIl)

258 Yes, Mueller is a hack and a crook masquerading as an FBI agent, but Trump's popularity has gained rather handsomely every time Mueller tries to turn the screws.

It is almost like Trump planned it or something.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 13, 2018 02:23 PM (UsCnO)


That's as good a guess as any. I mean, I don't know what Trump is thinking, but I do know he has a lot on his plate with the rest of his domestic and foreign policy. It could very well be he has put this as low-priority because he knows there is nothing there and the longer this goes on the more often that fact is emphasized.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 13, 2018 02:30 PM (hLRSq)

259 214 >>>Sorta disagree, Ace. McCarthy is machine-like in his first inclination to engage in noisy slobknobbery of any prosecutor who is a friend of a friend.

Hey, I once called Rick Wilson a "friend of the blog" because I very barely interacted with him on Twitter.

I once thought Bill Kristol was pretty cool.

I used to read Allahpundit.

Posted by: ace
_______

I used to read Jonah Goldberg.

* looks down at ground, embarrassed. Kicks pebble *

Posted by: Furious George at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (9vQJW)

260 >>Why the fuck is the Canadian Dollar stronger than the US Dollar?


I know! Basing an entire economy on Maple Syrup is just silly.

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (3yQ8+)

261 "Given that McCarthy is a prosecutor and you're not, JackStraw, I do not think it is unreasonable to think (nor insulting to you to say) that perhaps this does not "elude" him, so much as your understanding of the legalities here is less complete than his."

there's also the surreal feeling that everyone on both sides of this are doing everything wrong.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (FOPyv)

262 Obola telephones Whoa Fat.

https://bit.ly/2lajPWq

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (+y/Ru)

263 The 20th Amendment along with the text of the Constitution that requires Congress meet at least once per year, fixes each term of Congress at 2 years, with 2 sessions/term. So the current Congress is right now in its 2nd session, which began 3 Jan 2018. That session ends 3 Jan 2019, with the next session (1st session of the 116th Congress) beginning that day and ending ~ 3 Jan 2020.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (PFy0L)

264 Re: Commiefornia going 3 way, they can't just decide at the state level to split up their state. I would think there would have to be something like a Constitutional Convention to make that happen.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (ty7RM)

265 *how* did Natalia Veselnitskaya get her visa approved after it was denied?
Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:26 PM
~~~~~

Enter Loretta Lynch.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (HiDrR)

266 NEW HOTNESS: KICKBALL CHAMPIONS SHIPS COMING IN 8 YEARS TO NORTH AMERICA.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious

I'll go to a game or 2. Just got my tickets for the Chicago Olympics also.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 13, 2018 02:32 PM (Bdeb0)

267 If you're going to let the possibility of a baseless EEOC complaint keep you from firing troublemakers, may as well promote the troublemakers to Asst VP in Charge of Running Your Life. There's going to be problems no matter what with a troublemaker, and the longer you let them remain, the longer they have to gin up bullshit grievances. Not to mention hammer away at office morale and potentially drive out good employees. There's virtually no advantage in not firing someone who you know is not operating in goid faith.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 02:32 PM (ct0K5)

268 I have to admit, half the time, I can't tell when people are joking and when they're serious about the "I'm the biggest, meanest bull in the yard" stuff.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 13, 2018 02:19 PM (WDCYi)

Pro Tip (tm): If the rant ends in them slapping you in the chest and going "Wooooo!"....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:21 PM (BRvh1)


pro tip 2 and 3
you're on the internet
you're on a blog with anonymous commenters

...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:32 PM (fceHP)

269 well, step one for trump midterm strategy, aside from not starting wwIII...is to get MAGA folks nominated.

he did that last night.

the fight just got better for him

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:32 PM (FOPyv)

270 >>Congress released a report on their previous findings which did not disclose classified information but reported broadly, and legally, what their findings were.

They also do strategic leaks all the time. Both sides. Schiff has even leaked damaging (and erroneous .. funny that) information that he was being briefed on before the briefing was even over. It's quite likely that both he and Swalwell are both under investigation for leaking.

I'm sorry but the FISA application is highly classified and remains that way today. When Goodlatte asked the DOJ for a copy of it he simultaneously asked the head of the FISC, Rosemary Collyer, to show him the application and any court transcripts that were part of the application hearing.

Collyer refused citing the classified nature of the application and the fact that the proper channel was to go through the DOJ but she said she would be monitoring the case and be willing to reconsider if necessary. Yes, I've been following this whole thing kind of closely.

All we are going to hear about tomorrow is how the DOJ handled the Hillary email scandal and nothing to do with FISA.

And classified or not I will keep stating the fact that Congress is not entitled to documents being used as part of a criminal case or that has been used before a grand jury. They have reminded everyone of this repeatedly.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:32 PM (/tuJf)

271 259 214 >>>Sorta disagree, Ace. McCarthy is machine-like in his first inclination to engage in noisy slobknobbery of any prosecutor who is a friend of a friend.

Hey, I once called Rick Wilson a "friend of the blog" because I very barely interacted with him on Twitter.

I once thought Bill Kristol was pretty cool.

I used to read Allahpundit.

Posted by: ace
_______

I used to read Jonah Goldberg.

* looks down at ground, embarrassed. Kicks pebble *
Posted by: Furious George at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (9vQJW)

Don't feel bad. I was happy he once quoted an email of mine in "The Corner."

Posted by: josephistan at June 13, 2018 02:32 PM (7HtZB)

272 "Just to be clear -- has the blog defriended rick Wilson? And if so, are we allowed to voice our real thoughts about him now? Will the deleted anti- RW blog post reappear?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes"


I could be wrong, but I think it has been open season on Rick Wilson here since Fall 2016 when he hard core advocated for Hillary.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:33 PM (OD2ni)

273 I just can't wait until all of these tens of thousands of sealed indictments are let go. It will be like a dam broke. I better build a boat.

/givemeafuckingbreak


Posted by: Under Fire at June 13, 2018 02:33 PM (r9UYA)

274 "Threatening retaliation subpoenas ... because you want to protect your friends or yourself, is the kind of thing that people with conflicts of interest do."

Well, that is on the criminal end of the spectrum of "conflict of interest". The mild end is an appearance of conflict, which demands a recusal. The intermediate is decisions are swayed by the conflict. The criminal end of conflict, is abusing the power of the FBI as a threat against those with higher authority (oversight).

And it is not a threat that they will uphold the law if congress persists (if it was an illegal request) ... no No NO. It is a threat to abuse the law if the overseers demand oversight action. Blackmail is too mild a term for it ... this is mafia style retribution for not "standing down" in the face of sedition. This is the coup in action ...

Six ways from Sunday to get you ... as Schemer Schumer put it. It's like living with the mob on your block ... go along to get along ... until they take over everything ... time to just say NO effin way.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 13, 2018 02:33 PM (bT8Z4)

275 >>>Just to be clear -- has the blog defriended rick Wilson? And if so, are we allowed to voice our real thoughts about him now? Will the deleted anti- RW blog post reappear?

oh sure he's a vagina with eyeglasses.

As for the deleted post -- geeze, I barely remember that.

Since 2016, we've had a massive clarification and a great unmasking. I hope you won't think too poorly of me for thinking, at one point, that this political marriage could be saved.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:33 PM (8rNrN)

276 has the blog defriended rick Wilson?

And if so, are
we allowed to voice our real thoughts about him now?

Will the deleted
anti- RW blog post reappear?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:25 PM (Bnl22)

Seems that way.

Yup.

Up to Ace.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 13, 2018 02:33 PM (wYseH)

277 So that fat slob Linda Stasi (sorry, I've hated her for years) writes in the NY Daily Snooze that Kim Guilfoyle should be fired by Fox since she is nabging DJT Jr. and can't be neutral.

This is a thing?

Posted by: Ali Watkins at June 13, 2018 02:33 PM (rDwsX)

278 So it's not just the Left that grabs onto the Ends Justify the Means wagon.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 02:34 PM (c6UIl)

279 251 So that fat slob Linda Stasi (sorry, I've hated her for years) writes in the NY Daily Snooze that Kim Guilfoyle should be fired by Fox since she is nabging DJT Jr. and can't be neutral. Of course, no problem with Ben Rhodes on MSNBC or the other Obama alums on TV. Such a shamless hack.

Oh, and congrats to Bon Jr. Kim G. seems nutty but so, so hot.
Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (OD2ni)

Whatever nabging is, I want to learn how to do it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 02:34 PM (RD7QR)

280 264 Re: Commiefornia going 3 way, they can't just decide at the state level to split up their state. I would think there would have to be something like a Constitutional Convention to make that happen.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (ty7RM)

Why not? Never required that to admit the 37 non original states, including those who split from existing state so (WV from VA or ME from MA for example.)

Constitution is silent on the issue as far as I can recall.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:34 PM (Bnl22)

281

I think the main suspicion is not the congress aren't leaking SOBs but that RR among others were and continue to be part of a conspiracy to spy on Trump and that is what they are hiding. And the latter takes priority in wanting to know.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 13, 2018 02:34 PM (r+sAi)

282 Heaven help us if this loon ever finds out that pinatas were invented in Italy.

Reeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeee eeee eeeeeee!

Posted by: clutch cargo at June 13, 2018 02:34 PM (RHEDC)

283

I like the idea of an Attorney General Czar

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:34 PM (fceHP)

284 If we're getting Deleted Posts back, I Vote for 'Hipster Slapfight'.

That was just getting up to speed when you took it away!

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:34 PM (3yQ8+)

285 After yesterdays primaries me thinks the New Zealand real estate agents are doing a brisk business today...

Posted by: sOME mORON at June 13, 2018 02:34 PM (ICWiF)

286 265 *how* did Natalia Veselnitskaya get her visa approved after it was denied?
Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:26 PM
~~~~~

Enter Loretta Lynch.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (HiDrR)

Seems a bit harsh for poor Axeman.

Posted by: josephistan at June 13, 2018 02:35 PM (7HtZB)

287 "I used to read Jonah Goldberg.

* looks down at ground, embarrassed. Kicks pebble *
Posted by: Furious George"


I used to follow and enjoy "The Expert" on Twitter.

*putting on hair shirt*

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:35 PM (OD2ni)

288
Enter Loretta Lynch.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (HiDrR)

*ahem*

/ in soaring operatic tenor voice:/

Phraaaaaaaa--a-a-a-a-a-siiiiiing!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:35 PM (BRvh1)

289 I used to read Jonah Goldberg.

* looks down at ground, embarrassed. Kicks pebble *
Posted by: Furious George at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (9vQJW)

---

i used to read LGF.

i got better

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 13, 2018 02:35 PM (oGRue)

290 I used to read Jonah Goldberg.

* looks down at ground, embarrassed. Kicks pebble *
Posted by: Furious George at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (9vQJW)


The cat wrote a Hell of a chapter about how Wilsonian America used similar National Socialist tactics as Hitlerian Germany. His shit on the Blue Eagle was really good.

My guess ... Jonah just decided that National Socialism was better than the alternative.

Most people I've ever met like Big Gov - as long as Big Gov is Benevolent to them.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:35 PM (fiGNd)

291 My question is: What will it take to actually start doing something about this?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (Y9uH4)

292 Don't feel bad. I was happy he once quoted an email of mine in "The Corner."
Posted by: josephistan at June 13, 2018 02:32 PM (7HtZB)
--------

Don't feel bad either. I was happy Jay Nordlinger quoted an email of mine in the "The Corner."

Twice.

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (oMtOd)

293 The JAG who briefed us ... a long time ago ... on conflict of interest used the "Calpurnia" test. Caesar's wife must not only be pure, she must be seen to be pure.

Rosenstein fails this test. Miserably.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (brIR5)

294 "Heaven help us if this loon ever finds out that pinatas were invented in Italy."


heaven help him if he finds out the country elected noted hitler and super racist white guy named Trump. Why he'll have to complain to whoever every other liberal complains to about trump and see what happens.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (FOPyv)

295 If Commiefornia splits 3 ways they will have six senators rather than two.

This is a get Trump move.

Posted by: torabora at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (Y274z)

296 I once thought Bill Kristol was pretty cool.

I used to read Allahpundit.

Posted by: ace
_______

I used to read Jonah Goldberg.

* looks down at ground, embarrassed. Kicks pebble *

-
I bought and read Ralph Peters' books. And liked them.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (+y/Ru)

297 >>"Given that McCarthy is a prosecutor and you're not, JackStraw, I do not think it is unreasonable to think (nor insulting to you to say) that perhaps this does not "elude" him, so much as your understanding of the legalities here is less complete than his."


Given that McCarty was flat wrong about this entire investigation for a long time and has only recently had his come to Jesus moment and started finding fault with guys at the Obama DOJ, I think I won't bow to his authoritah.

Go search Chad Pegram's twitter on March 22, 2018. He specifically notes that the DOJ said they were scouring information requested by Congress for anything related to a criminal inquiry or that was being used before a grand jury for exclusion.

This isn't a guess. I've actually been following this kind of closely.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (/tuJf)

298 Given that McCarthy is a prosecutor and you're not, JackStraw, I do not think it is unreasonable to think (nor insulting to you to say) that perhaps this does not "elude" him, so much as your understanding of the legalities here is less complete than his.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:30 PM
~~~~~

McCarthy's a good guy, but don't forget it took him over a year to finally admit that the FBI/DOJ were perhaps not as honest and upstanding as he assumed.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (HiDrR)

299 has the blog defriended rick Wilson?

And if so, are
we allowed to voice our real thoughts about him now?

Will the deleted
anti- RW blog post reappear?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:25 PM (Bnl22)

Who's Rick Wilson?

Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (+087i)

300 "Whatever nabging is, I want to learn how to do it.
Posted by: joncelli"


Heh. See 255 for the correction.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (OD2ni)

301 I hope you won't think too poorly of me for thinking, at one point, that this political marriage could be saved.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:33 PM (8rNrN)

I think it is wise to consider a national divorce to be the absolute last resort.

For instance, for the first time in my life I am considering how to hide my guns until I can move them to a state that respects my natural rights as protected by the US Constitution.

Five years ago I would have scoffed at that notion.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (wYseH)

302 286 265 *how* did Natalia Veselnitskaya get her visa approved after it was denied?
Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:26 PM
~~~~~

Enter Loretta Lynch.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (HiDrR)

Seems a bit harsh for poor Axeman.
Posted by: josephistan at June 13, 2018 02:35 PM (7HtZB)

Maybe he needs to atone for something.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (RD7QR)

303 It's not Kimberly Gillfoyle job to be objective.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (bZwzw)

304 The most unhinges lefty blogs IMO are Fire Dog Lake and Democrat Underground followed by Daily Kos

Posted by: sOME mORON at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (ICWiF)

305 I could be wrong, but I think it has been open season on Rick Wilson here since Fall 2016 when he hard core advocated for Hillary.
==========================
Ummm, I think he's like Ohio State. That is THE Rick Wilson.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (ty7RM)

306 >>Who's Rick Wilson?


He was one of the Beach Boys.

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (3yQ8+)

307 218 Well, after the initial brouhaha with me, one quit, but the other stayed -- and just now she had stomped in and demanded that the OWNER of the COMPANY and all senior employees take "anti-racism training" classes - -and if they refused, she was going to take the case to the state and/or federal level, and bring in lawyers and civil rights commissions and the media and All The Threats. "

The little SJW is bluffing - there's no law on the books anywhere that would require that. The only hard part is that those who own businesses are going to have to be strong enough to not let themselves be bluffed. If they're not that strong, they should not be in a managerial position.
Posted by: Tom Servo


This is not about what is required by law, but about the buisness being destroyed by bad publicity and by endless legal harassment and governmental red tape. Once a business gets official charged with "employment discrimination" or some other "civil rights violation," it enters into a years-long Kafka-esque hell where all you energy and resources are drained dealing with the spurious accusations. And the state investigators/commissioners ALWASY side with the minority accusers in any dispute about racism in the workplace. Always.

The owner, despite owning a successful business, is very mousy and passive. She can just barely manage the stress and responsibilities of running the company even on a normal day. This will break her, and she knows it.

The SJW would be happy to topple to whole company. That's the whole goal. She's a political wrecking ball. And there are thousands like here at companies all over the state. That's why all the corporations around here go SJW.

Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (c+2jX)

308 It's looking so bad over at DeepStatedotcom that it isn't enough to push buttons so that Mueller is fired; now it has to be Mueller AND Rosenstein getting fired in order to get the Holy Obstruction of Justice Grenade Pin pulled.
That's all this is: "Fire Me! Please!"

Posted by: mrp at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (Pqytn)

309 296 I once thought Bill Kristol was pretty cool.

I used to read Allahpundit.

I did both and I used to be a LGF'er... until of course he banned me

Posted by: It's me donna at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (O2RFr)

310 Since 2016, we've had a massive clarification and a great unmasking. I hope you won't think too poorly of me for thinking, at one point, that this political marriage could be saved.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:33 PM (8rNrN)

Nah, I'm just busting balls. That's what makes the hq such a unique place -- we can argue and disagree with each other and all make up and move on.

And that tone comes from the top.

So no, I don't think any of us hold your previous statements against you.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (Bnl22)

311 McCarthy's a good guy, but don't forget it took him over a year to finally admit that the FBI/DOJ were perhaps not as honest and upstanding as he assumed.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (HiDrR)

He had the same sin as most of the nevertrumpers: he let his personal feelings of his old buddies get in the way of the evidence they were pieces of shit staring him in the face (ex Comey)

Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (+087i)

312 One thing you guys should know is that I got a lot of emotional emails from some people who complained I wasn't doing a good enough job rebutting attacks on them in the comments.

I didn't really think it was my job to patrol comments for people who didn't think highly of Blogger X or Pundit Y.

But a main post is a bigger provocation. I didn't like the Rick Wilson post because I thought, "Okay, so this coblogger (forget who) wrote this, but I'm gonna be the one getting grief from this jagoff."

For a while, I was pretty anti-Blogfight.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (8rNrN)

313 FTA - On what planet is it necessary for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself but perfectly appropriate for Rod Rosenstein to continue...

That would be planet DeepDemRinoMediaIntelCrat:, the one about to crash into the Sun.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (4wfko)

314 i used to read LGF.

i got better

I think a lot of us used to read LGF. Must have been some sort of mass hysteria.

Then we all got better.

Posted by: Fox2! at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (brIR5)

315 "Don't feel bad either. I was happy Jay Nordlinger quoted an email of mine in the "The Corner."

Twice.

Posted by: bluebell"


You're an opera fan?

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (OD2ni)

316 JS:

Your wavelength >> ~~~~~~~ << My wavelength.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (HiDrR)

317 "actually does walk around with a bi-fold leather wallet with "Bad A$$ Motherf****" embroidered on it"

then I can dig it

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (5VFi3)

318 "you're on a blog with anonymous commenters
"

If you can't trust a Moron, who can you trust?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (EyPfd)

319 I think if they leak the information they will have to use the information. And they haven't got up enough gumption to commit themselves.
_ _ _ _paging Trey Gaudy


Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (fcqmr)

320 303
It's not Kimberly Gillfoyle job to be objective.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (bZwzw)


Do they really want to get into a tit for tat of who is sleeping with who between Pols and media urchins?

I think the left will lose that one.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (ymnmz)

321 I just can't wait until all of these tens of thousands of sealed indictments are let go.


33k indictments.
10k new jail cells being built on Gitmo.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (CJRaf)

322 102
Well, after the initial brouhaha with me, one quit, but the other stayed -- and just now she had stomped in and demanded that the OWNER of the COMPANY and all senior employees take "anti-racism training" classes - -and if they refused, she was going to take the case to the state and/or federal level, and bring in lawyers and civil rights commissions and the media and All The Threats.
Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (c+2jX)


Isn't there a probationary period at that company? Seems to me that a brand-new employee who starts making threats and demands to the owner is on pretty thin ice.

But California. Sigh.

Posted by: rickl at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (xjiRE)

323 McCarthy's a good guy, but don't forget it took him over a year to finally admit that the FBI/DOJ were perhaps not as honest and upstanding as he assumed.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (HiDrR)
--------

But, ever since then he has apologized for being wrong and called them out repeatedly.

I know he's not super-popular here, but I like his stuff and I feel like he's even-handed. I'm counting down until David French writes a rebuttal to this piece of his.

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (oMtOd)

324 Who's Rick Wilson?

Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (+087i)

He is a political operative who apparently has never participated in a winning campaign, but nonetheless feels that he is the best and only judge of what a true republican is.

He is also, as Ace just mentioned, a vagina with glasses, and thinks that Twitter bon mots are the highest form of intellectual discourse.

He Tweets at the same emotional age as a 12-year-old girl.

And he is a raging asshole.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (wYseH)

325 Enter Loretta Lynch.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (HiDrR)
---
And if it was Loretta Lynch who intervened for Veselnitskaya, and the meeting at Trump Tower was the stake through the heart of "our democracy(TM)" how did the *protective* FIB let the meeting happen--that investigators would now like to *hold against* the Trump team?

How did they make a special case for such a treacherous foreigner that Trump's team should not meet with her--without jeopardizing "our democracy(TM)"--that they couldn't keep tabs on a foreigner even when meeting with a campaign that they were so busy "protecting"?

Incompetence or was the informanting *hostile*?

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (vDqXW)

326
Why the fuck is the Canadian Dollar stronger than the US Dollar?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 13, 2018 02:29 PM (ty7RM)


1.30 atm, that's gonna hurt

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (fceHP)

327 Who's Rick Wilson?
Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (+087i)

Bald man who looks like a penis with ears and glasses. He has one of the largest collections of used baby socks in the world, that he totes did not steal.

Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (bZwzw)

328 >>>286 265 *how* did Natalia Veselnitskaya get her visa approved after it was denied?
Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:26 PM
~~~~~

Enter Loretta Lynch.
Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (HiDrR)

...

actually I'm 90% certain I just read that the intervention came from a high-ranking Hillary aide in the Hillary's former State Department.

I want to say the name but I'm not sure of it so I'll avoid that.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (8rNrN)

329 Who's Rick Wilson?

-
He sung Garden Party.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:40 PM (+y/Ru)

330 I don't even know who Rick Wilson is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2018 02:40 PM (0/+vJ)

331 "I think a lot of us used to read LGF. Must have been some sort of mass hysteria.

Then we all got better."

*Raises paw, in unity*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 13, 2018 02:40 PM (EyPfd)

332 For instance, for the first time in my life I am considering how to hide my guns until I can move them to a state that respects my natural rights as protected by the US Constitution.

Five years ago I would have scoffed at that notion.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (wYseH)

Ooh, I sense a business opportunity here.

Harry Paratestes River Canoe Tours and Gun Storage:

Because you never know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:40 PM (Bnl22)

333 82 Why the fuck is gas $3 a gallon?
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:57 PM (3yQ8+)
----
1) devaluation of the dollar 2) Venezuela offline.
Posted by: clutch
-----

_27 thousand blends changed with the seasons
_ethanol

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2018 02:40 PM (fcqmr)

334 141 Poll shows Mueller's public image at all-time low
-
Plurality say Gestapo Mueller's witch hunt is unfair, and that from Politico.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:07 PM (+y/Ru)


Hence, the reason for PDT not firing him.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 13, 2018 02:09 PM (VM6ev)



I still say Trump might fire Mueller, but it will be at a time when it's most beneficial to Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 13, 2018 02:40 PM (y8Foj)

335 287 "I used to read Jonah Goldberg.

* looks down at ground, embarrassed. Kicks pebble *
Posted by: Furious George"


I used to follow and enjoy "The Expert" on Twitter.

*putting on hair shirt*
Posted by: Benji Carver
____________

Well, uh, I once bought a Kevin Williamson book.

* despondently looks around for hari kari sword *

Posted by: Furious George at June 13, 2018 02:41 PM (9vQJW)

Posted by: Rick ilson at June 13, 2018 02:41 PM (ICWiF)

337 You're an opera fan?
Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (OD2ni)
---------

Not quite a fan, although I do enjoy it now and then. One of the emails was about music, one was about something else. Neither of them was anything serious (are you surprised?!).

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 02:41 PM (oMtOd)

338 >>>Don't feel bad either. I was happy Jay Nordlinger quoted an email of mine in the "The Corner."

Twice.

Posted by: bluebell"


You're an opera fan?

...

Did you talk about Schubert and spats?

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:41 PM (8rNrN)

339 Remember Me!?!!?

Posted by: Michelle Bachmann at June 13, 2018 02:41 PM (51lr/)

340
Had anyone heard anything about our esteemed Kbdabear? I think he lost his mother. Check out his Twitter feed and there's a pinned tweet.

God bless and comfort him.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (8O3HH)

341 Why the fuck is gas $3 a gallon"

Cause you don't live in this part of Texas?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (7LY+6)

342 >>Remember Me!?!!?
Posted by: Michelle Bachmann at June 13, 2018 02:41 PM (51lr/)


Best State Fair, Ever.

Posted by: The Corn Dog at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (3yQ8+)

343 I didn't really think it was my job to patrol comments for people who didn't think highly of Blogger X or Pundit Y.

But a main post is a bigger provocation. I didn't like the Rick Wilson post because I thought, "Okay, so this coblogger (forget who) wrote this, but I'm gonna be the one getting grief from this jagoff."

For a while, I was pretty anti-Blogfight.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (8rNrN)

That isn't your job and allowing most speech is what makes this place cool and well, almost unique.
Wait, you mean I could contact you on email this entire time? Man I have some cool lace wig pics to share

Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (+087i)

344 My guess ... Jonah just decided that National Socialism was better than the alternative.

====
If the alternative is Trump and again be a Constitutional Republic, yes.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (pw+jk)

345
260 >>Why the fuck is the Canadian Dollar stronger than the US Dollar?


I know! Basing an entire economy on Maple Syrup is just silly.
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (3yQ8+)

The secret maple syrup repository is stored in giant maplewood tanks under Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (e1mEI)

346 He had the same sin as most of the nevertrumpers: he let his personal feelings of his old buddies get in the way of the evidence they were pieces of shit staring him in the face (ex Comey)
Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM
~~~~~

Exactly.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:43 PM (HiDrR)

347 Did you talk about Schubert and spats?
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:41 PM (8rNrN)
---------

Not guilty.

Although I did also used to email Derb occasionally about his math puzzles.

You know that nerd emoji? Me.

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 02:43 PM (oMtOd)

348 The other part is the absolute false statement that Congress is entitled to any documents from the DOJ at any time they demand them. Inexplicably this keeps getting reported as fact and it is just plain false.

Two specific cases where this is not true, if the documents are part of a criminal inquiry or if they are being used in a grand jury proceeding.

Both of those circumstances are present in this situation and have been as far back as last fall, likely longer.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:02 PM (/tuJf)

>>> OK, but what organization decides when to open and close a Federal criminal inquiry or grand jury, and therefore decides if the documents meet the criteria you listed? I'll give you one guess.

Who guards the guards?

Posted by: Gref at June 13, 2018 02:43 PM (AMIL/)

349 327 Who's Rick Wilson?
Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (+087i)

Bald man who looks like a penis with ears and glasses. He has one of the largest collections of used baby socks in the world, that he totes did not steal.
Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (bZwzw)

No, no, that is Kurt Eichenwald you just described.

Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:43 PM (+087i)

350 [i/]One thing you guys should know is that I got a lot of emotional emails from some people who complained I wasn't doing a good enough job rebutting attacks on them in the comments.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (8rNrN)

Whatevs. You gotta' do something about ScoggDog.

That fucker is off the chain. He doesn't care about anything. And he cusses ... all the time.

I think he comes from Trailer Park White Trash too. No room for that kind on a Smart Military Blog.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:43 PM (fiGNd)

351 the IG report for tomorrow is not THE IG report ... as I understand it this is the first of four (?) mostly dealing with the handling of Hilda's emails and that being whitewashed. There is also a renewed investigation into the private server deleted email thing ... which I guess is not an IG thing, it is a DoJ thing?

Important thing is to get real investigations, and win the election in November, putting more real judges in power, replacing more RINOs and moving the ball forward.

Prosecution of the Muellers and Rosies and Clinton mobsters is also important ... but the public awareness is even more vital, since we are still a Republic that elects its heroes ... or its gangsters that will end US.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 13, 2018 02:43 PM (bT8Z4)

352 For instance, for the first time in my life I am considering how to hide my guns until I can move them to a state that respects my natural rights as protected by the US Constitution.

Five years ago I would have scoffed at that notion.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


*cough Texas cough*

We have indoor, temperature controlled storage units. Long term storage.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 02:44 PM (CJRaf)

353
330 I don't even know who Rick Wilson is.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2018 02:40 PM (0/+vJ)

Exactly. He's a life long loser who for some reason gets a "Republican Consultant" chryon and oddly continues to be hired by campaigns despite being a lifelong loser.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:44 PM (Bnl22)

354 The evolution in McCarthy's articles over the last two years is amazing. He started out by assuming the best of the FBI and DOJ. He was not happy that Rosenstein appointed special counsel in violation of the law, but he recognized it as a special case and backed off a bit. He said that there was no way the Steele Dossier could be used in a FISA warrant. Now he is not giving any benefit of the doubt to anyone, and assumes the worst. Pretty soon he will call or a mass firing and martial law.

Posted by: MikeN at June 13, 2018 02:44 PM (o/eHL)

355 85 I should have said, " He has the patience and childlike hope of a Mets Browns fan.".
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:58 PM (3yQ8+)


FIFY. Mets have won 2 World Series in my lifetime.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 13, 2018 02:44 PM (di1hb)

356 If it weren't for that Scogg fellow, I wouldn't fit in very well here.


Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 02:44 PM (PFy0L)

357 Why the fuck is the Canadian Dollar stronger than the US Dollar?


I know! Basing an entire economy on Maple Syrup is just silly.
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (3yQ8+)

The secret maple syrup repository is stored in giant maplewood tanks under Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (e1mEI)

why ? we are punishing them

Posted by: runner at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (bUjCl)

358 Nordlinger is a poor man's George Will or Podhoretz. Sort of an anemic fusion of the two really.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (ct0K5)

359 I'd love to see this guy get picked up at the airport while trying to leave the country.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (4ErVI)

360 The secret maple syrup repository is stored in giant maplewood tanks under Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (e1mEI)

Yeah, about that... I was on the phone with what's-his-nuts from Iran the other week, and one thing led to another, some promises were made yadda yadda yadda, you know, you're really gonna laugh about it when I tell you....

Posted by: Justin "The Supercilious One" Trudeau at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (BRvh1)

361
Did you talk about Schubert and spats?

Posted by: ace


Geez, and here I am preparing a 1000-piece classical music playlist (I'm up to 850 now) that I'm going to offer to the Horde. Am I wasting my time?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (BWL+E)

362 BRB

Shredin The Constitution.

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (pw+jk)

363 Had anyone heard anything about our esteemed Kbdabear? I think he lost his mother. Check out his Twitter feed and there's a pinned tweet.

God bless and comfort him.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (8O3HH)
---------

Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear that. I remember when he talked about having to evacuate with her from the hurricane last fall. May she rest in peace.

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (oMtOd)

364 Nabging is new hot Korean fab thing.

Posted by: eleven at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (+lOpA)

365 .@wolfblitzer on the media: "We are not the enemy of the American people. We love the American people."

-
They just need to be taught to stay inside the lines.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (+y/Ru)

366 I once thought Bill Kristol was pretty cool.

I used to read Allahpundit.

I did both and I used to be a LGF'er... until of course he banned me
Posted by: It's me donna at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (O2RFr)

I have owned and read books by Jonah Goldberg, Max Boot and David Frum.
I used to read The Weekly Standard, subscribe to NR and visit NRO's the Corner 5 X a day.
I voted for McCain and Romney and defended George W. Bush every day for 8 years.

Fuck.Them. All.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (y8Foj)

367 352
Posted by: rickb223
+++++++++++++++++++++++++
Climate controlled gun ranges, climate controlled gun shows.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (Y9uH4)

368 >>actually I'm 90% certain I just read that the intervention came from a high-ranking Hillary aide in the Hillary's former State Department.

>>I want to say the name but I'm not sure of it so I'll avoid that.

Well I'm still not a prosecutor but it was reported by John Solomon last summer that it was the Obama DOJ.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (/tuJf)

369 You gotta' do something about ScoggDog.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:43 PM (fiGNd)

Self-absorbed much?

He's talking about other pundits being criticized in the AoSHQ comments.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 13, 2018 02:46 PM (wYseH)

370 For instance, for the first time in my life I am
considering how to hide my guns until I can move them to a state that
respects my natural rights as protected by the US Constitution.



Five years ago I would have scoffed at that notion.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 13, 2018 02:37 PM (wYseH)



Ooh, I sense a business opportunity here.



Harry Paratestes River Canoe Tours and Gun Storage:



Because you never know.


Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:40 PM

---

I possessed an unregistered "assault weapon" for 15 years when I lived in CT.


As long as you don't do something so stupid that the Cops are going to come and search your house nothing will happen.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 02:46 PM (+Dllb)

371 If it weren't for that Scogg fellow, I wouldn't fit in very well here.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 02:44 PM (PFy0L)


Oh ya' shit ... that's an extremely nice thing to say.

Can I send ya' something ? Beer ? Ammo ? You tell me.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:46 PM (fiGNd)

372 Nordlinger is a poor man's George Will or Podhoretz. Sort of an anemic fusion of the two really.
Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (ct0K5)
---------

If you're trying to make me feel better, it's not working.

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 02:46 PM (oMtOd)

373 312 One thing you guys should know is that I got a lot of emotional emails from some people who complained I wasn't doing a good enough job rebutting attacks on them in the comments.

I didn't really think it was my job to patrol comments for people who didn't think highly of Blogger X or Pundit Y.

But a main post is a bigger provocation. I didn't like the Rick Wilson post because I thought, "Okay, so this coblogger (forget who) wrote this, but I'm gonna be the one getting grief from this jagoff."

For a while, I was pretty anti-Blogfight.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (8rNrN



You're not the one that pulled the post ace.

Posted by: buzzion at June 13, 2018 02:46 PM (lKs2v)

374  I should have said, " He has the patience and childlike hope of a MetsBrowns fan.". 
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 01:58 PM (3yQ8+) 

Like Browns fans have hope.

Posted by: alexthechick Darth Sugartits at June 13, 2018 02:46 PM (mf5HN)

375 6 I hope that the IG report is worthy of a "Hitler learns the IG report dropped" youtube video.

Mein Fuhrer...
Mein Fuhrer, Steiner...
Mein Fuhrer, Steiner has been indicted, and has fled to Pedo Island, along with Hillary and Bubba!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 13, 2018 02:47 PM (4wfko)

376 358 Nordlinger is a poor man's George Will or Podhoretz. Sort of an anemic fusion of the two really.
Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (ct0K5)

Nordlinger and Derbyshire were my two favorite writers on NR. I subscribed to the actual deadtree magazine and all.

But the NT nonsense and their habitual shitcanning of anyone who didn't toe the line drove me away for good.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:47 PM (BRvh1)

377 Geez, and here I am preparing a 1000-piece classical music playlist (I'm up to 850 now) that I'm going to offer to the Horde. Am I wasting my time?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (BWL+E)
----------

Not as far as I'm concerned. I've been waiting for it ever since you mentioned you were doing it!

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 02:47 PM (oMtOd)

378 yeah, I guess the big problem is rosenstein is an island right now. Sessions is not involved so no one can give trump info bc Rosie isn't doing it. So, how can trump do anything if Rosie is probably blocking his access to anything that would help trump

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:47 PM (FOPyv)

379 Nice diamonds, AtC!

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:47 PM (3yQ8+)

380 345
260 >>Why the fuck is the Canadian Dollar stronger than the US Dollar?


I know! Basing an entire economy on Maple Syrup is just silly.
Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:31 PM (3yQ8+)

The secret maple syrup repository is stored in giant maplewood tanks under Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 02:42 PM (e1mEI)

Now I have the theme to My Three Sons in my head.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 02:47 PM (RD7QR)

381 I want to say the name but I'm not sure of it so I'll avoid that.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM
~~~~~

I think you're right, ace, State definitely had something to do with it (I forgot that.) But I think Lynch had to do the final approval because Veselnitskaya was previously banned.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:48 PM (HiDrR)

382 I never really liked Goldberg even when he was at the height of his Liberal Facism popularity. His articles always had to preface the specific criticism of the Left with , 'yes some on the Right have done X too. '

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 02:48 PM (c6UIl)

383 349 327 Who's Rick Wilson?
Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:36 PM (+087i)

Bald man who looks like a penis with ears and glasses. He has one of the largest collections of used baby socks in the world, that he totes did not steal.
Posted by: Dr. Rockzo at June 13, 2018 02:39 PM (bZwzw)

No, no, that is Kurt Eichenwald you just described.
Posted by: Jollyroger at June 13, 2018 02:43 PM (+087i)

No, that's James Clapper... say, a lot of these guys look the same. The hell?

Posted by: josephistan at June 13, 2018 02:48 PM (7HtZB)

384 My take on this.

This thread for those who don't mind reading a bit.

http://tinyurl.com/yat7ulsm

Or my shorter take.

https://twitter.com/geoffb5/status/1006673877961986048

Posted by: geoffb at June 13, 2018 02:48 PM (zOpu5)

385 Hate to tell you but the Canadian Loonie is only 0.7 of a USD.

You get 1.3 Canadian Loonies for 1 USD.


I know math and the blog = NOT

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 02:48 PM (pw+jk)

386 The last two paragraphs of this post are the two most relevant paragraphs of the Trump presidency.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at June 13, 2018 02:49 PM (Ftuf+)

387 The evolution in McCarthy's articles over the last two years is amazing. He started out by assuming the best of the FBI and DOJ. He was not happy that Rosenstein appointed special counsel in violation of the law, but he recognized it as a special case and backed off a bit. He said that there was no way the Steele Dossier could be used in a FISA warrant. Now he is not giving any benefit of the doubt to anyone, and assumes the worst. Pretty soon he will call or a mass firing and martial law.

Posted by: MikeN at June 13, 2018 02:44 PM (o/eHL)
---
Which kind of sounds like for McCarthy, you're innocent until he sees sound proof that you're not.

Of course, I'm a big fan of McCarthy ever since this sham investigation started--publicly, I should say. I haven't seen one time that he sited the Law and has been proven wrong, and plenty of times that other experts have confirmed it soundly.

I don't read him for his suspicions or his judgments, but for his explanation of the pertinent law.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:49 PM (vDqXW)

388 Geez, and here I am preparing a 1000-piece classical
music playlist (I'm up to 850 now) that I'm going to offer to the
Horde. Am I wasting my time?





Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (BWL+E)

==================
Not yet!

Posted by: mrp at June 13, 2018 02:49 PM (Pqytn)

389 Self-absorbed much?

He's talking about other pundits being criticized in the AoSHQ comments.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 13, 2018 02:46 PM (wYseH)


Feel that ? That's me pecking you on your damn head.

Its a fucking joke. Self-deprecating humor. Because I know I'm an asshole ... and I can make fun of it. Because I'm ok with it.

The proper reply - if you understand the damn joke - is to play along. Say something like ... "Well - I'll let it slide this time." That would be funny.

Watch ... I don't know ... ANYTHING humorous. Maybe you'll get it.

Maybe not.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:49 PM (fiGNd)

390 "Not quite a fan, although I do enjoy it now and then. One of the emails was about music, one was about something else. Neither of them was anything serious (are you surprised?!).
Posted by: bluebell"


Not at all. I know he likes to share reader emails about softer subject like opera, music and golf. I used to enjoy reading Nordlinger and think he is probably a good guy. But I got tired of his Maragret Dumont routine regarding Trump.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:49 PM (OD2ni)

391 >> Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear that.

Late last night, I noticed he hadn't posted his usual -- he does that every ONT, and so I went to his Twitter feed, and saw a farewell to his mom.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 13, 2018 02:49 PM (8O3HH)

392 Posted by: garrett

Someone should take a big saw, cut Cleveland loose from Ohio and let it drift to Canada.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 13, 2018 02:50 PM (Bdeb0)

393 370
As long as you don't do something so stupid that the Cops are going to come and search your house nothing will happen.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 02:46 PM (+Dllb)


What if you use it in self-defense, like say a home invasion?

Posted by: rickl at June 13, 2018 02:50 PM (xjiRE)

394 We have enough loonies here. We don't need to import ones from Canada. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2018 02:50 PM (0/+vJ)

395 >>Hate to tell you but the Canadian Loonie is only 0.7 of a USD.


That's because, for some reason, people stopped putting Maple Syrup on their French Toast.

Posted by: garrett at June 13, 2018 02:50 PM (3yQ8+)

396 "I possessed an unregistered "assault weapon" for 15 years when I lived in CT. "

Real Deal select-fire...

Or one of those poser Semi-auto's?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 13, 2018 02:50 PM (EyPfd)

397 >>I think you're right, ace, State definitely had something to do with it (I forgot that.) But I think Lynch had to do the final approval because Veselnitskaya was previously banned.

Here's John Solomon on the issue last July.

https://tinyurl.com/y9gkyxmr

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:50 PM (/tuJf)

398 I think you're right, ace, State definitely had something to do with it (I forgot that.) But I think Lynch had to do the final approval because Veselnitskaya was previously banned.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:48 PM (HiDrR)
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I've heard that too.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (vDqXW)

399 Been wondering.

Since the FBI is not above stalling and stonewalling to hide documents from Congress...

... why wouldn't they just, you know, gin up fake documents that would show everything was on the up and up?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (O7MnT)

400 I'm pretty sure that McCain's being kept on ice until this IG report drops....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (y8Foj)

401 I was in finest fettle as I swanned myself down Fifth Avenue and heard a young person, could not have been a day over 45, whistling a snatch of a song I had not thought of in years. It was Meglio Stasera by Fran Jeffries, the wicked little samba featured as a musical interlude in Blake Edwards' The Pink Panther. As my mind turned to thoughts of lodges and central fire pits and capri pants, I recalled an evening I had spent in an Aspen ski lodge with a group of male luminaries. We spent a ribald evening of robust Temparilla and vigorous ass-fingerings.

Posted by: Jay Nordlinger, TweeCon at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (8rNrN)

402 365 .@wolfblitzer on the media: "We are not the enemy of the American people. We love the American people."

-
They just need to be taught to stay inside the lines.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (+y/Ru)

When somebody feels the need to tell you they aren't a monster you can be pretty sure they're a monster.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (RD7QR)

403 Have we made all the jokes we can about Shapiro's sister yet?

I'm sensing something that might need to be defused by Comic-con-sized mammaries.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (PFy0L)

404 But I got tired of his Maragret Dumont routine regarding Trump.
Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 02:49 PM (OD2ni)
-----------

To be honest, Benji, I left National Review over two years ago so I never even saw that.

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (oMtOd)

405 Derb was good, but he was living on borrowed time. He effectively occupied a space similar to Pat Buchanan. When the magazine broke with Buchanan, Derb was either going to have to reform himself or find a new home. It's surprising he hung on for as long as he did. I believe it was NR's super conservative de facto committment to gag rights and marriage that did him in, right?

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (ct0K5)

406 The SJW would be happy to topple to whole company. That's the whole goal. She's a political wrecking ball. And there are thousands like here at companies all over the state. That's why all the corporations around here go SJW."

Then you and every other decent person needs to get the hell out of California - that would never happen in Texas. And if that is truly the situation, then the employer is right to shut down the company and fire everyone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (k1TUh)

407 The idea that congress has no rights to executive branch documents is ludicrous.

Congress is constitutionally and legislatively responsible for oversight of executive branch agencies.

Who else is going to oversee the DOJ? The DOJ? The CIA?

One of the ways in which oversight is accomplished is through the turnover and review of requested documents.

The only way there can be an issue is if the executive makes a privilege claim for requested documents, no such claims, to my knowledge have been made.

That fact that some of the requested documents are allegedly part of an investigation is wholly irrelevant to Congress's request.


Anyone who says different is uninformed, lying or both.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (UfMVm)

408

I agree with Scogg that Scogg should be banned.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (r+sAi)

409 BRB

Tearing up the Bill Of RIghts

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (pw+jk)

410 CNN is now butthurt that Lewis Hamilton gets paid more than Danica Patrick.

Ummm....

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (Z5y53)

411 But Sessions says Rosenstein is one cool cucumber, would never do anything wrong. He's one swell guy.

Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (pHfeF)

412 Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:49 PM (fiGNd)

In the war of Dog v Dildo, my money is always on the dildo. I would recommend not starting a multi front war here, bud.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (Bnl22)

413 >>>398 I think you're right, ace, State definitely had something to do with it (I forgot that.) But I think Lynch had to do the final approval because Veselnitskaya was previously banned.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 02:48 PM (HiDrR)
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I've heard that too.

wouldn't surprise me. I had meant to say "But I don't know who ordered it" but got bizarrely lazy and didn't write those seven words.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (8rNrN)

414 I thought Rick Wilson was that preacher who sucked up to Obama. Whelp, live and learn.



I know he's [Andrew McCarthy] not super-popular here, but I like his stuff and I feel like he's even-handed. I'm counting down until David French writes a rebuttal to this piece of his.

Posted by: bluebell
_________________

Agreed. He is a man of good character. He admitted he was wrong and then proceeded to set the record straight.

Haven't seen any other correction from someone that high up the food chain.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2018 02:53 PM (fcqmr)

415 I agree with Scogg that Scogg should be banned.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

Nay!

Send him on a quest, by which he can redeem himself.

Send him off to help at the wedding of Tami's daughter.

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 13, 2018 02:53 PM (rDwsX)

416 Geez, and here I am preparing a 1000-piece classical music playlist (I'm up to 850 now) that I'm going to offer to the Horde. Am I wasting my time?

-
I'm listening to a Gabriel Faure playlist right now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:53 PM (+y/Ru)

417 Two specific cases where this is not true, if the documents are part of a
criminal inquiry or if they are being used in a grand jury proceeding.


The Flynn case is over except sentencing. Congress should be able to see the info. Also, wanting to see the "origin document" for the investigation....that's part of a criminal or grand jury proceeding?If so good. If so, say so or signal so.

Posted by: dagny at June 13, 2018 02:53 PM (nRWPy)

418 "But Sessions says Rosenstein is one cool cucumber, would never do anything wrong. He's one swell guy"

how would sessions know since he's no longer involved with that aspect of the white house. Rosie is effectively blocking trump from getting info on what's happening.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (FOPyv)

419 I agree with Scogg that Scogg should be banned.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (r+sAi)


Anybody that agrees with Scogg spends a night in the box.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (fiGNd)

420 410 CNN is now butthurt that Lewis Hamilton gets paid more than Danica Patrick.

Ummm....
Posted by: blaster

Eye Candy has to be worth something

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (FZYNt)

421 The other part is the absolute false statement that Congress is entitled to any documents from the DOJ at any time they demand them. Inexplicably this keeps getting reported as fact and it is just plain false. --------

They are entitled to any document which is under the scope of their Constitutional oversite responsibilities.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (c6UIl)

422 402 365 .@wolfblitzer on the media: "We are not the enemy of the American people. We love the American people."

-
They just need to be taught to stay inside the lines.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (+y/Ru)

When somebody feels the need to tell you they aren't a monster you can be pretty sure they're a monster.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (RD7QR)



"I am not a witch..."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (Bnl22)

423 why ? we are punishing them
Posted by: runner at June 13, 2018 02:45 PM (bUjCl)


it was just a day ago that Trump said they'll pay

Canadians do not like their dollar/loonie very strong because they lose big time.

This should be interesting.

I guess the fed hike had something to do with it?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (fceHP)

424 410 CNN is now butthurt that Lewis Hamilton gets paid more than Danica Patrick.

Ummm....
Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (Z5y53)



Lewis Hamilton seems to have won more than one race in his career and that one race wasn't where most of the top tier drivers had already left that association for the other because they were soon to merge.

Posted by: buzzion at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (lKs2v)

425 >>>You're not the one that pulled the post ace.


It was done to protect me, then, with a coblogger guessing as to my wishes (and guessing correctly, in this case).

The cobs try to protect me. Don't hate them for that.

Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (8rNrN)

426

EM FUDGE BROWNIE GELATO FOADDY-FI!!!

AND I MEAN IT DAMN IT!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (mPeei)

427 365 .@wolfblitzer on the media: "We are not the enemy of the American people. We love the American people."

A love that dare not open its yap except to insult, apparently.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (4wfko)

428 1000 piece is a bit much for an orchestra.

Posted by: eleven at June 13, 2018 02:55 PM (+lOpA)

429 Who's Rick Wilson?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 13, 2018 02:55 PM (k1TUh)

430 295 If Commiefornia splits 3 ways they will have six senators rather than two.

This is a get Trump move.

Isn't the split,

West of the Coast Range up to Marin, the Imperial Valley, and then the north-east? Only the first will be reliably lib, the other two blue or slightly purple.

Or is that all just conjecture?

Posted by: Fox2! at June 13, 2018 02:55 PM (brIR5)

431 415 I agree with Scogg that Scogg should be banned.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

Nay!

Send him on a quest, by which he can redeem himself.

A shrubbery! A SCHRUBBERY!!

Posted by: wrg500 at June 13, 2018 02:55 PM (Bdeb0)

432
The thing to realize is the DoJ, the FBI, and the entire executive branch apparatus are not in the Constitution, the are creations of Congress.

The DoJ didn't even exist until after the Civil War. The Attorney General was originally just the President's lawyer (sort of like WH Counsel). US Attorneys were created nearly at the beginning and they were under the Dept. of the Interior.

The FBI didn't come along until much later.

All executive power is vested in the office of the President. All executive functions are done under his authority. And yes, that includes the investigative and prosecutorial functions.

And Congress created the DoJ and FBI, and Congress can destroy them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 13, 2018 02:55 PM (8O3HH)

433 So, I think it's pretty clear that the FIB was not doing what they now say they were doing: protecting the Trump campaign from Russian interference.

Because Veselnitskaya did not slip into the country in a way that the FIB couldn't monitor. Furthermore, the FIB shows no attempt to stop such "interference" and the Trump Tower meeting has been the subject of investigation with everybody rooting for jailtime for Trump staffers.

I haven't seen one actual instance where the FIB *protected* the Trump campaign from Russian influence.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:55 PM (vDqXW)

434 410 CNN is now butthurt that Lewis Hamilton gets paid more than Danica Patrick.



Ummm....

Posted by: blaster


====
Butt stuff gets a premium.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 02:55 PM (pw+jk)

435 I'm listening to a Gabriel Faure playlist right now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:53 PM (+y/Ru)

========================
If Poulenc's "Ave Verum Corpus" is on the playlist, Hadrian's golden.

Posted by: mrp at June 13, 2018 02:55 PM (Pqytn)

436 >>>
I don't even know who Rick Wilson is.<<<
He was on Ozzy and Harriet.

Posted by: Fritz at June 13, 2018 02:55 PM (2Mnv1)

437 >>The Flynn case is over except sentencing. Congress should be able to see the info. Also, wanting to see the "origin document" for the investigation....that's part of a criminal or grand jury proceeding?If so good. If so, say so or signal so.

The Flynn case is Mueller. Congress has no oversight authority. It's going to be tossed anyway.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (/tuJf)

438 I am super amused about the subject matter that started the whole chain of events. Imagine if you had used an actual hate fact.
Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast


To be specific:

The is a type of bread in Mexico called the "bolillo." A small/mid-sized loaf of white bread with a crunchy crust.

I wrote in a press release that the bolillo was "borrowed" from the French when the French Army occupied part of Mexico in the 1860s.

To be even more specific, the bolillo is a slightly smaller version of the French "batard," a mid-sized loaf that looks sort of like a fat, short bagette,

Prior to the French occupation, there basically was no bread made in Mexico. But the locals liked the French "innovation," and starting making it themselves -- and continued even after the French were kicked out.

All of this is non-controversial, totally verified absolute historical fact.

But these two SJW idiots were apparently completely unaware of this fact, despite claiming to be "Latinx" (Hispanic) themselves. They saw this one sentence I had written and they blew a gasket, claiming it was "racist" to claim that an "indigenous food" was "borrowed" from "the white man." And they absolutely DEMANDED that this outrageous racist falsehood be stricken from the document.

But I said I would quit if one word was changed. Because I was correct and they were wrong.

Then owner, who is weak-willed, had to decide which employee to offend, me or them. So she waffled and hesitated.

During that hesitation period, one of the two abruptly quit, claiming it was "racist environment" at the workplace because her demand was not immediately met. Even the boss's hesitation was racist! You must cave IMMEDIATELY.

So now just one of the two remains, to continue the harassment.

Turns out there were also outraged by a second issue as well, another "racist" writer at the company -- a "rock critic" who they claimed covered too many "white bands" and not even non-white bands. His defense? 95% of bands that identify as "rock" bands are white dudes (who could has guessed?), so it wasn't his fault -- he simply covered the bands that existed. But no -- they wanted him to seek out every minority rock band in existence and only cover them, to the exclusion of all the white rock bands.

The owner was still waffling on that issue too when the whole thing blew up.

Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (c+2jX)

439 I believe it was NR's super conservative de facto committment to gag rights and marriage that did him in, right?
Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM (ct0K5)

The straw the broke the camel's back, as i recall, was a semi-satirical article Derb wrote in effect saying "what I tell my daughter to do when she meets a group of strange black men in public."

It was a blatant mockery of some SJW tripe some unimportant Professional Negro wrote about how he taught his son to hate and fear groups of white people in public.

But it was a bridge too far for NR and they axed him without a moment's thought about it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (BRvh1)

440 I agree with Scogg that Scogg should be banned.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

Nay!

Send him on a quest


----

Bring us a shrubbery!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (CJRaf)

441 Don't hate them for that.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (8rNrN)
---------

Should I admit that my first thought on seeing that was that old Pantene commercial, "Don't hate me for being beautiful?"

I probably shouldn't admit that.

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (oMtOd)

442 Nay!

Send him on a quest, by which he can redeem himself.

Send him off to help at the wedding of Tami's daughter.

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 13, 2018 02:53 PM (rDwsX)


I see no way that could end badly.

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (Z5y53)

443 Has Pookysgirl checked in lately? They moved into the new house, then she posted that Pooky had a ptsd episode when she forgot to pick up his meds. I don't think I've seen anything from her since.

Posted by: notsothoreau at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (JKNZq)

444 Congress created the DoJ and FBI"

Nope. The FBI's history is a bit unusual...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 13, 2018 02:57 PM (7LY+6)

445 McCarthy isn't bad guy when he stays away from his feelings and that "everyone knows Whoever to be a man of integrity." He made HUGE errors in assuring everyone that Comey and Mueller were good guys. I know people who worked with Comey at DoJ years ago and "everyone knows" he's been a sanctimonious, selfish, arrogant, back-stabbing ahole since the 80s. McCarthy took the word of the nevertrumpers and progs.
You HAVE to consider your sources.

Posted by: dagny at June 13, 2018 02:57 PM (nRWPy)

446 When somebody feels the need to tell you they aren't a monster you can be pretty sure they're a monster.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018

* * *

*[sobs quietly]*

Posted by: Joseph Merrick at June 13, 2018 02:57 PM (iys0/)

447 We don't cotton to bizarrely lazy around here.

Posted by: eleven at June 13, 2018 02:57 PM (+lOpA)

448 Anybody that agrees with Scogg spends a night in the box.

Posted by: ScoggDog
------------------------


Are there bags of sugar coated donuts in that box?

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2018 02:57 PM (fcqmr)

449 "I don't even know who Rick Wilson is"


He wrote immoral songs. What kind of a girl lies to her father about going to the library and taking his T-Bird.

Posted by: Uncle Maury Wilson at June 13, 2018 02:57 PM (OD2ni)

450 425 >>>You're not the one that pulled the post ace.


It was done to protect me, then, with a coblogger guessing as to my wishes (and guessing correctly, in this case).

The cobs try to protect me. Don't hate them for that.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (8rNrN)



Don't worry. I got plenty of other reasons to.

Posted by: buzzion at June 13, 2018 02:57 PM (lKs2v)

451 If anything, Derb was rather accommodating towards gay rights and gay marriage. "Do whatever you want, I won't stop you, but don't dare presume to tell me what I must or must not celebrate".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:57 PM (BRvh1)

452 Anybody that agrees with Scogg spends a night in the box.
Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (fiGNd)


I agree.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at June 13, 2018 02:58 PM (T71PA)

453 The other part is the absolute false statement that Congress is entitled to any documents from the DOJ at any time they demand them. Inexplicably this keeps getting reported as fact and it is just plain false. --------

They are entitled to any document which is under the scope of their Constitutional oversite responsibilities.

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

this has been very interesting but clearly wrong. Congress enables the FBI and blah blah blah oversight.

since rosenstein is blocking potus from knowing whats going on, congress is only thing that's left to figure out what's what.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:58 PM (FOPyv)

454 As long as you don't do something so stupid that the Cops are going to come and search your house nothing will happen.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 02:46 PM (+Dllb)



What if you use it in self-defense, like say a home invasion?

Posted by: rickl at June 13, 2018 02:50 PM
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Never needed to. We had a very territorial Akita then and I had a 12 gauge in the gun cabinet for emergencies like that.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 02:58 PM (+Dllb)

455 Lewis is a world champion a few times over Danica who hasn't won crap.

Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 02:58 PM (pHfeF)

456 not even = not enough

Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:58 PM (c+2jX)

457
The straw the broke the camel's back, as i recall, was a semi-satirical article Derb wrote in effect saying "what I tell my daughter to do when she meets a group of strange black men in public."

It was a blatant mockery of some SJW tripe some unimportant Professional Negro wrote about how he taught his son to hate and fear groups of white people in public.

But it was a bridge too far for NR and they axed him without a moment's thought about it.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (BRvh1)

It was a part of our national conversation on race after the Trayvon martin situation. It wasn't a little ... edgy though

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:59 PM (Bnl22)

458 102---Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:01 PM (c+2jX)
--------------------------
Good grief.
The inmates are truly running the asylum.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 13, 2018 02:59 PM (0jtPF)

459 In the war of Dog v Dildo, my money is always on the dildo. I would recommend not starting a multi front war here, bud.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (Bnl22)


Its not a war. Perspective, chief.

Its a message board with some folks having access to a dump button. Thats all.

Not a reflection on who we are, personally. And although there's most definitely a "pecking order" here - like any community - that shit sure as Hell don't extend to real life.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 02:59 PM (fiGNd)

460 I agree with Scogg that Scogg should be banned.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (r+sAi)
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Which is simply easier to accomplish with a self-banning, and more consistent with the majority political philosophy.

A time in which we each can wield the "banhammer".

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 02:59 PM (vDqXW)

461 I find Scogg, BSG, AND THAT FOOTBALL PLAYER amusing.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2018 02:59 PM (fcqmr)

462 455 Lewis is a world champion a few times over Danica who hasn't won crap.
Posted by: Skip j

But Danica could make bank on Chaturbate whereas Lewis wouldn't earn beans

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 13, 2018 02:59 PM (FZYNt)

463 F-1 does gave a world over fan base, and I think it's gaining in the US .

Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:00 PM (pHfeF)

464 @421

Here is the relevant part of a rather extensive analysis of Congressional oversight from 2001.

"...The text and intent of the Constitution, combined with legislative and judicial precedents over the past two centuries, provide strong support for congressional access to information within the executive branch.

Without that information, Congress
would be unable to adequately discharge its legislative and constitutional duties.

It could not properly oversee executive branch agencies, which are creatures of
Congress.

Part of legislative access depends on executive employees the rank-and file who are willing to share with Congress information about operations within their agencies.

During the past two centuries, Congress has amply demonstrated the value of gaining access to information regarding agency corruption and mismanagement that an Administration may want to conceal.


The executive branch has a natural interest in seeing that agency information is disclosed only through authorized channels. However, part of that concern has sometimes been directed toward controlling information that might be embarrassing
to the agency, and the Administration, if released.

There is no legal or constitutional justification for concealing that kind of information."


Now who wants to bet what type of oversight of the executive branch will be conducted if the Democrats take over the House and Senate?

Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 03:00 PM (UfMVm)

465 I like Derb, but fairly rigid tolerance was the best he could muster at NR. He could be pretty salty in talking about homosexuality in general. Very Archie Bunkerish. (Not a criticism. I just think that's an accurate description.)

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 03:00 PM (ct0K5)

466 ... why wouldn't they just, you know, gin up fake documents that would show everything was on the up and up?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at June 13, 2018 02:51 PM
~~~~~

Rumor is they did just that with one of the FISA requests.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 03:01 PM (HiDrR)

467 Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (c+2jX)

Let them eat bread

( Something Marie Antionette never said.)

At any rate, sorry for the brouhaha. This is in the kind of thing that turns people who aren't rabid SJW's and in this case-not Latinx to more moderate POV because it's insane .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2018 03:01 PM (0/+vJ)

468 I tried getting into Formula One, mainly after becoming a fan of Top Gear and watching Jeremy Clarkson go on about it a few times.

It is fun to watch - maybe I just don't fully appreciate it enough yet to call myself a fan.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 03:01 PM (PFy0L)

469 I dunno what is in the water at DoJ. Joe DiGenova will tell you that so and so is a "straight shooter" and to trust their decision making up until the point they decide something AFU and then he turns on them, hard. James Comey went from a straight shooter, stand up guy, to dirty cop.

Rod Rosenstein? You guessed it, Joe D called him a stand up guy.

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 03:01 PM (Z5y53)

470 406
Then you and every other decent person needs to get the hell out of California - that would never happen in Texas. And if that is truly the situation, then the employer is right to shut down the company and fire everyone.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 13, 2018 02:52 PM (k1TUh)


Who is John Galt?

Posted by: rickl at June 13, 2018 03:01 PM (xjiRE)

471 Bring us a shrubbery!
Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (CJRaf)
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What? No herring quest?

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 03:02 PM (vDqXW)

472 "Turns out there were also outraged by a second issue as well, another "racist" writer at the company -- a "rock critic" who they claimed covered too many "white bands" and not even non-white bands. His defense? 95% of bands that identify as "rock" bands are white dudes (who could has guessed?), so it wasn't his fault -- he simply covered the bands that existed. But no -- they wanted him to seek out every minority rock band in existence and only cover them, to the exclusion of all the white rock bands.

The owner was still waffling on that issue too when the whole thing blew up.
Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018"

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"all whites are racist but we can't be racist because we're not white" is a very convincing argument.

good luck with the squish boss. Lots of thoughts here, all of them very negative towards new america.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:02 PM (FOPyv)

473 455 Lewis is a world champion a few times over Danica who hasn't won crap.
Posted by: Skip j

Lewis is a World Champion in the premier race league in the world. Danica looks good in a bathing suit.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 13, 2018 03:02 PM (Bdeb0)

474
425 >>>You're not the one that pulled the post ace.


It was done to protect me, then, with a coblogger guessing as to my wishes (and guessing correctly, in this case).

The cobs try to protect me. Don't hate them for that.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (8rNrN)

Everyone needs a cohort of Praetorians. Today they are called good friends.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 03:02 PM (e1mEI)

475 461 I find Scogg, BSG, AND THAT FOOTBALL PLAYER amusing.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2018 02:59 PM (fcqmr)


When BSG wasn't on his agenda ... he was allright.

But he had an agenda. No doubt.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:02 PM (fiGNd)

476 I sort of wish I could get a few hour ban just so I would have to get work done around here.

Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:02 PM (pHfeF)

477 Anybody that agrees with Scogg spends a night in the box.

Posted by: ScoggDog
------------------------


/picks up his baseball mitt and baseball...

Posted by: Steve McQueen at June 13, 2018 03:02 PM (NgKpN)

478 Eye Candy has to be worth something

oh come on. that's like saying you'd rather watch Abi Shapiro reading something off a teleprompter than watch her brother... well, doing pretty much anything

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 13, 2018 03:03 PM (5VFi3)

479 Derb and Coulter should have started a magazine.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 03:03 PM (c6UIl)

480
I'm listening to a Gabriel Faure playlist right now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 02:53 PM (+y/Ru)

========================
If Poulenc's "Ave Verum Corpus" is on the playlist, Hadrian's golden.


Posted by: mrp


As of this moment:

Faure: Pavane, Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Masques et Bergamasques

Poulenc: Organ Concerto

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2018 03:03 PM (BWL+E)

481 >>I believe it was NR's super conservative de facto committment to gag rights and marriage that did him in, right?


no, It was his article about warning his son about the dangers of black people.

Posted by: McCool at June 13, 2018 03:03 PM (WXSv6)

482
Turns out there were also outraged by a second
issue as well, another "racist" writer at the company -- a "rock critic"
who they claimed covered too many "white bands" and not even non-white
bands. His defense? 95% of bands that identify as "rock" bands are white
dudes (who could has guessed?), so it wasn't his fault -- he simply
covered the bands that existed. But no -- they wanted him to seek out
every minority rock band in existence and only cover them, to the
exclusion of all the white rock bands.



The owner was still waffling on that issue too when the whole thing blew up.

Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 02:56 PM (c+2jX)


Seems like there are a couple of people there who have discovered a new niche publication that they should start up right away. Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (ymnmz)

483 Indian chess champ pulls out of competition in Iran over headscarf rule.

Story at Bing.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (CJRaf)

484 I like Danica, and wish she could win the Indy or some premiere race.

Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (pHfeF)

485 Hey, if Scogg goes, I go!


I mean... i'll be back later.


... and i've got to go now anyway...


but still....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (BRvh1)

486 oh come on. that's like saying you'd rather watch Abi Shapiro reading something off a teleprompter than watch her brother... well, doing pretty much anything
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo

you know what would make Abi Shapiro's unibrow look sexy?

Seeing her look up at me whilst sucking my dick

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (FZYNt)

487 241
This is why it is nice to work in a "right to work" state -where you can be fired if the owner doesn't like the look on your face.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 13, 2018 02:23 PM (jxbfJ)

Not that easy in any state.

Potential EEOC complaint exists.

Also, if you fire the person who complained, it looks an awful lot like retaliating against a whistleblower
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


Yep.

That's why the owner is afraid of - EEOC hearings and all the rigamarole of being publicly humiliated as a "racist."

Needless to say, the owner is not racist in the slightest. I don't think I've ever heard her even refer to the concept of race in over ten years.

Bear in mind that the owner is also a default Democrat too. Not a hardcore activist or a aggressive liberal or anything like that -- just a mild-mannered easygoing mostly apolitical lady who automatically pulls the "D" lever just out of habit.

But I suspect after this -- she'll be flipping sides soon, if she hasn't already.

Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (c+2jX)

488 FenelonSpoke I wanted to thank you for the fun off topic links in the Moron Report but I'm in Kalifornia and by the time I get to that thread there is a nood.


Thanks, those are a nice bit of fresh air.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (pw+jk)

489 Now who wants to bet what type of oversight of the executive branch will be conducted if the Democrats take over the House and Senate?
Posted by: Kreplach at June 13, 2018 03:00 PM (UfMVm)
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I have an idea...

Posted by: Craig Livingstone, the Guy Who Was Never Hired by the Clnton Administration with 900 FBI Files at June 13, 2018 03:05 PM (vDqXW)

490 Everyone needs a cohort of Praetorians. Today they are called good friends.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 03:02 PM (e1mEI)

i called my friends Praetorians once.

They gave me a wedgie.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 03:05 PM (BRvh1)

491 Derb was a paleoconservative. He also wrote for - I think - Taki mag or VDare or both.
It was in one of those that he wrote a response to an article that had gone around about "The Talk," something an African American wrote about talking to his/her kids about how not to be killed by the cops, essentially.

And Derb wrote a column about a talk he would give to his kids about how to not be killed by African Americans, essentially.

NR canned him and purged him.

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (Z5y53)

492 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (MVjcR)

493 i called my friends Praetorians once.

They gave me a wedgie.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 03:05 PM (BRvh1)


No way in Hell my few would have know what that meant.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (fiGNd)

494 We going to get a flaming skull thread tomorrow or a big redacted nothing?

Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (pHfeF)

495 Thanks, those are a nice bit of fresh air.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (pw+jk)

You are most welcome. I'm glad you like them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (0/+vJ)

496 One point some are missing here.

The Congress DOES have the Power to ask for any documentation they deem needed for their oversite.

This oversite power is there for two reason, first to decide on funding, but secundus to decide if the legislation they write, or wrote, is working as intended.

This FISA Court abuse, and documentation request, goes to the later function.

Posted by: Don Q at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (NgKpN)

497 484 I like Danica, and wish she could win the Indy or some premiere race.
Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (pHfeF)



I don't think she's capable of it. What she is though is marketable. Pretty sure that there have been other female drivers out there better than her, probably even some trying to make it today, but they might not have the looks and personality to get them to the position she is at.

Posted by: buzzion at June 13, 2018 03:07 PM (lKs2v)

498 84 I like Danica, and wish she could win the Indy or some premiere race.
Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (pHfeF)



I like Danica fine, I just don't think she's good enough.

Posted by: eleven at June 13, 2018 03:07 PM (+lOpA)

499
Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?

Posted by: Weasel


After 400, it's a free-for-all.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 13, 2018 03:07 PM (BWL+E)

500 well, it's great the squish boss is a saint. But that's really a hard standard to meet.

I think that with More Trump we can at least be allowed to exist in this world, acknowledge that everyone's a little bit racist ...even blessed diversity despite the idiotic definition that academia tried to foist upon us, and that that's ok as long as you aren't evil about it. and covering rock bands is not evil.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:07 PM (FOPyv)

501 ">I believe it was NR's super conservative de facto committment to gag rights and marriage that did him in, right?


no, It was his article about warning his son about the dangers of black people.
Posted by: McCool"


I have no doubt he was telling the truth, but has anyone ever spotted Derb in The Way of the Dragon. I have looked but cannot seems to spot him. There are a lot of skinny dudes getting kicked by Bruce Lee in that scene at the restaurant but I can't spot Derb.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 03:07 PM (OD2ni)

502 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?
Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (MVjcR)


Not even you are a good enough shot to hit this one in the bulls-eye.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:07 PM (fiGNd)

503 Skip j, we are getting a pic of Sessions in his footie PJs curled up next to a large print edition of Goodnight, Moon

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 13, 2018 03:08 PM (5VFi3)

504 But I suspect after this -- she'll be flipping sides soon, if she hasn't already.Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (c+2jX)

Yep; I think there quite a few people who pushed the button for Trump because they were disgusted at what Grandad's old party had become. I did when Obama ran.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2018 03:08 PM (0/+vJ)

505 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?
Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (MVjcR)
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Oh hey, you woke up! I mean your tax seminar is over.

Posted by: bluebell at June 13, 2018 03:08 PM (oMtOd)

506 how did TB/TOR go from a match up of terrible pitching to be scoreless in the top of the 7th?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:08 PM (FOPyv)

507 Well, the Virginia Senate race is going to be racist, racist, racist and if you vote republican you're a racist because Va race is between a racist and a loser freak corrupt democrat.


The Washington Post is already setting up the printers to have "RACIST" at the top of every issue between now and the election/

Posted by: dagny at June 13, 2018 03:08 PM (nRWPy)

508 The Faure picks are superb. Poulenc's sacred works are first rate, with the "Ave" tops for me. His finale for "The Dialogues of the Carmelites" is one of the greatest opera closers of all time. Heads above the rest.

Posted by: mrp at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (Pqytn)

509 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?


Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM

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I am trying to turn it into a gun thread without much luck.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (+Dllb)

510 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?

Posted by: Weasel

Don't let that stop you from commenting. It doesn't stop the rest of us.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (0/+vJ)

511
I'm still enthused over Ben's busty sis, Abigail. So, once again,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY_LG8JpCL8

Fast forward that 2:45. That voice there my butthole wince. But those sweater puppies make up for it.

http://www.abigailshapirosoprano.com/

And check out the gallery. The photographer knows what we want to see.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (8O3HH)

512 Bear in mind that the owner is also a default Democrat too. Not a hardcore activist or a aggressive liberal or anything like that -- just a mild-mannered easygoing mostly apolitical lady who automatically pulls the "D" lever just out of habit.

But I suspect after this -- she'll be flipping sides soon, if she hasn't already.
Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (c+2jX)



Probably not. Unless someone gets the light bulb in her brain to go off that the D's she has been voting for is the reason all this shit is happening.

Posted by: buzzion at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (lKs2v)

513 "... "to restore public confidence" in a vital institution."
................

Now that's funny.

Posted by: wth at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (HgMAr)

514 502 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?
Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (MVjcR)

Not even you are a good enough shot to hit this one in the bulls-eye.
Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:07 PM (fiGNd)
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Well in that case I'll just look for opportunities to make Uranus jokes.

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (MVjcR)

515 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (MVjcR)


No, I did for a few minutes then bagged it.

Posted by: dagny at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (nRWPy)

516 Racing is probably 75 % skill and 25% luck.pit crews and car are also in that 75% so it's not just the driver. Alonso had all the skill and car but no luck last year at Indy.

Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (pHfeF)

517 inre Classical - I'm a fan of Julian Bream, good stuff.

Oh, and guns guns guns guns. .45 FTW!


And crossbows!

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (eytER)

518 Anybody that agrees with Scogg spends a night in the box.

Posted by: ScoggDog
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Wait. Are we supposed to *agree* with that or *disagree* with that?

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (vDqXW)

519 497 484 I like Danica, and wish she could win the Indy or some premiere race.
Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (pHfeF)


I don't think she's capable of it. What she is though is marketable. Pretty sure that there have been other female drivers out there better than her, probably even some trying to make it today, but they might not have the looks and personality to get them to the position she is at.
Posted by: buzzion

Kevin Harvick have an interest take on why she didn't couldn't win. Most racers now have started at 3-4 years old and have 20 yrs of race experience by the time the reach NASCAR. She didn't.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (Bdeb0)

520 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?


Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM

---

I am trying to turn it into a gun thread without much luck.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


.45 stomps 9 mm ass. Nothing to even discuss.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (CJRaf)

521 Danica has retired from racing, so you won't see her W-L ratio moving at all.

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (Z5y53)

522 Danica has retired to make exercise videos, become a fashion designer, write books and bang Aaron Rodgers.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (c6UIl)

523 Regarding the 3 way Cali split:
Put SF and LA in the same "state".

Don't care if they can't stand each other.

The rest of the country hates them both, and can't tell much difference between the two.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (UsCnO)

524 I am trying to turn it into a gun thread without much luck.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (+Dllb)


Very happy with the Ruger Police Carbine.

Every time I flirt with getting into golf again - I see another gun.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (fiGNd)

525 also, zombie, we here joke about "welcome to the real world when you leave college, SJW loons." well, here's where rubber meets road. Either they win or they realize a lot of things they learned (to hate) in college is wrong.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (FOPyv)

526 since rosenstein is blocking potus from knowing whats going on, congress is only thing that's left to figure out what's what.
Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 02:58 PM
~~~~~

I'm don't believe POTUS is unaware. If you follow his tweets, he's always a couple steps ahead of everyone. He got quite and earful from Adm. Rogers, and I'm sure he knows everything.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (HiDrR)

527 Sometimes it's best to pray for a nood so you can start at the top

Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (pHfeF)

528 I am trying to turn it into a gun thread without much luck.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (+Dllb)

Looking at a Uberti .45... 5.5 inch barrel... single action El Patron.

Shot one last weekend... REALLY fit my hand well.

Posted by: Don Q at June 13, 2018 03:11 PM (NgKpN)

529
Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?
Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (MVjcR)

This thread? Free association session. Unofficial group therapy. And it's free!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 13, 2018 03:11 PM (e1mEI)

530 I am trying to turn it into a gun thread without much luck."

Bang bang...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 13, 2018 03:11 PM (7LY+6)

531 "I'm don't believe POTUS is unaware. If you follow his tweets, he's always a couple steps ahead of everyone. He got quite and earful from Adm. Rogers, and I'm sure he knows everything. "

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uhnn, not unaware but in a state of not getting full intel.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:12 PM (FOPyv)

532 This has more to do with the leak investigations than anything. The whole Watergate era network of leakers is being rolled up and congress is trying to frame themselves as honest investigators when nothing could be further from the truth. This is more about positioning than anything.

Posted by: akelm88 at June 13, 2018 03:12 PM (dNh/A)

533 Does anybody remember the good old days, where Craig Livingstone could have 900 FIB files in his office, and then several people from the Clinton administration could pass the buck about who hired him--and then we could all agree that nobody knows who hired him....and leave it at that???!!!!

Ho ho! Good times, good times.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 03:12 PM (vDqXW)

534 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?
Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:06 PM (MVjcR

I was here from the start and still *huh?*

Posted by: auscolpyr at June 13, 2018 03:12 PM (suO/a)

535 BRB

Bendin Jeff over the desk.

Posted by: Rod Rosenstein at June 13, 2018 03:12 PM (pw+jk)

536 Did you see the You Tube video of the German guy that made an auto crossbow? I can find it, if no one else has posted it.

Posted by: notsothoreau at June 13, 2018 03:12 PM (JKNZq)

537 Looking at a Uberti .45... 5.5 inch barrel... single action El Patron.

Shot one last weekend... REALLY fit my hand well.
Posted by: Don Q


I'm still wavering between the Vaquero.357 5.5 inch & the Henry large loop .357 carbine.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:12 PM (CJRaf)

538 LOL... i was practically a plank owner at Patterico,

hell, i even met him once at a musician gig out in Simi Valley one time (the music was lame)

just stopped by there, and he's still full bore raving #NEVERTRUMP
and bemoaning, among other things, Makr Sanford getting his ass kicked.

not to mention snarky takes on TGE meeting Kim.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (ep7aA)

539 Abigale Shapiro took a cute little spinner and adulterated it.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (fcqmr)

540 Hey, Weasel,you excited to have that piece of shit Justin Wilson as mayor? He singlehandedly got us the hugh increase in sewer and water because he mouthed off to the state about run off and they stomped on us. Crazy corrupt little creep.

Posted by: dagny at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (nRWPy)

541 Eh. I'm not a lawyer. But it seems that if the HSPCI asked for documents they were LEGALLY allowed to have, then Ipso Facto, the DOJ is obstructing justice.

There is no need to subpeona emails, or whatever.

The judge can rule, "They were entitled to the documents. You didn't produce the documents."

BAM!

Posted by: qzy at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (kDOdY)

542 492 Is there any point in my trying to figure out what the hell is going on in this thread?

Posted by: Weasel

Too lazy to read all the way through, but there's a whiff of spent gunpowder in the air. And do I see arsonists carrying empty gas cans? hmmm

Posted by: 2009Refugee at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (2xR5z)

543 Why do San Fran and Los Angeles hate each other? Is it the question about water use, water rights, etc, because both cities seem equally loony-morons who live there excepted

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (0/+vJ)

544 >>uhnn, not unaware but in a state of not getting full intel.

So you think Trump just outsmarted every president since Ike along with the entire foreign policy establishment but he is being outsmarted by his own deputy AG?

That seems unlikely to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (/tuJf)

545
Sometimes it's best to pray for a nood so you can start at the top
Posted by: Skip j


But you will soon be forgotten.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (IqV8l)

546
I am trying to turn it into a gun thread without much luck.



Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 03:09 PM (+Dllb)



Very happy with the Ruger Police Carbine.



Every time I flirt with getting into golf again - I see another gun.


Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM

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Wish I could find one of those for a decent price. Going to have to wait awhile till the market calms down.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 03:14 PM (+Dllb)

547 "536 Did you see the You Tube video of the German guy that made an auto crossbow? I can find it, if no one else has posted it."

----

while we're at it, anyone remember an ONT from a few years back where they were discussing Simpsons (the cartoon) based Trance electronica music?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:14 PM (FOPyv)

548 "I'm still enthused over Ben's busty sis, Abigail. So, once again,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY_LG8JpCL8"


Comments disabled. I wonder why. LMAO.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 13, 2018 03:14 PM (OD2ni)

549 I'm still wavering between the Vaquero.357 5.5 inch & the Henry large loop .357 carbine.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:12 PM (CJRaf)


If Henry would just put a load-gate on that thing ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:14 PM (fiGNd)

550 With Trump being successful in office -- despite all the opposition -- being a never Trumper is the equivalent of a bad fashion choice. Like continuing to dress like a hippie

Posted by: Zombie Hannibal Lecter at June 13, 2018 03:14 PM (n+6mJ)

551 Here's the crossbow video:

https://youtu.be/tbKGjRoSofA

Posted by: notsothoreau at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (JKNZq)

552 Shot one last weekend... REALLY fit my hand well"

Indeed. They're very well pasted together...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (7LY+6)

553 Most F-1 racers start go carts at 4 or 5 years

Posted by: Skip j at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (pHfeF)

554

.45 stomps 9 mm ass. Nothing to even discuss.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (CJRaf)
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I like the 9mm for plinking but if you're serious, .45 is the way to go. I mean, were we shooting the Germans on Iwo Jima with a 9mm? I think not.

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (MVjcR)

555 537 Looking at a Uberti .45... 5.5 inch barrel... single action El Patron.

Shot one last weekend... REALLY fit my hand well.
Posted by: Don Q


I'm still wavering between the Vaquero.357 5.5 inch & the Henry large loop .357 carbine.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:12 PM (CJRaf)

My Brother has a .357 Vaquero... nice... shoots pretty well.. but I'm looking for something with a competition hammer.

Posted by: Don Q at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (NgKpN)

556 I love how the same people bent out of shape by Trump's character are staunch defenders of Sanford, who by any metric is pretty inessential to conservatism.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (ct0K5)

557 So you think Trump just outsmarted every president since Ike along with the entire foreign policy establishment but he is being outsmarted by his own deputy AG?

That seems unlikely to me."

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it's not about ego or smarts here. Rosenstein is clearly a bad actor and he's doing what he can to further his goals.

since he's biased and needs to be recused and doesn't and since his underlings are all obamabots, there's nothing that cna be done.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (FOPyv)

558 The rest of the country hates them both, and can't tell much difference between the two.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (UsCnO)
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Lost Angels is the one with the better weather.

#Duh

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (ep7aA)

559 If Henry would just put a load-gate on that thing ...
Posted by: ScoggDog


Which is why I'll never forgive Marlin for stopping the 1894C & 1894CS.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (CJRaf)

560 "To point this out is not to attack Mr. Rosenstein's integrity. I do not know the deputy attorney general personally, but people I do know and trust regard him as a scrupulous person and professional. That's good enough for me."

That's fine Mr. McCarthy, but you're not the target of the investigation, or responsible for its oversight.

I wouldn't take anyone's word for how honest these priks are.. Who has ever had a better reputation than Bob Mueller? HAD. I

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 13, 2018 03:16 PM (kfcYC)

561 That Trump treats women so horribly that all of his ex-wives came out and campaigned with him.

What a bastard.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 03:16 PM (BRvh1)

562 Hey, Weasel,you excited to have that piece of shit Justin Wilson as mayor? He singlehandedly got us the hugh increase in sewer and water because he mouthed off to the state about run off and they stomped on us. Crazy corrupt little creep.

Posted by: dagny at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (nRWPy)


Hey, at least he isn't trading meth for gay sex!

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 03:16 PM (Z5y53)

563 took a cute little spinner and adulterated it."

Did it catch more fish?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 13, 2018 03:16 PM (7LY+6)

564 It's like a room full of cats and laser pointers in here.

In other words, the HQ.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 13, 2018 03:16 PM (ptqGC)

565 "I'm don't believe POTUS is unaware. If you follow his tweets, he's always a couple steps ahead of everyone. He got quite and earful from Adm. Rogers, and I'm sure he knows everything. "

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uhnn, not unaware but in a state of not getting full intel.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast
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We all, at times, may be forgetting that he still has his "corporate" team with him.

He was dropping breadcrumb bombs before he was elected.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2018 03:17 PM (fcqmr)

566 >>t's not about ego or smarts here. Rosenstein is clearly a bad actor and he's doing what he can to further his goals.

>>since he's biased and needs to be recused and doesn't and since his underlings are all obamabots, there's nothing that cna be done.

If he is hiding information from his boss, the President of the United States, Trump should fire him immediately.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 03:17 PM (/tuJf)

567 Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM
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Wish I could find one of those for a decent price. Going to have to wait awhile till the market calms down.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 03:14 PM (+Dllb)


My price sucked ... but, I like it. Composite stock is good. Controls are reversible. Same mags as SR9. You know all this.

The "weight" is great. The break-down really is nice. The iron sights are outstanding - mid-mounted peep and nice post.

I really like it. Was looking for the Carbine/Pistol combo. Very happy with the purchase.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:17 PM (fiGNd)

568 I guess the fed hike had something to do with it?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 13, 2018 02:54 PM (fceHP)


don't think so. hiking i rates makes currency more valuable, unless canada's is higher ...and I don't know that it is...probably price of oil has something to do with it

Posted by: runner at June 13, 2018 03:17 PM (bUjCl)

569 564 It's like a room full of cats and laser pointers in here.

In other words, the HQ.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

SQURRIEL!!!

Posted by: wrg500 at June 13, 2018 03:17 PM (Bdeb0)

570 "If he is hiding information from his boss, the President of the United States, Trump should fire him immediately."

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and yet, here we are

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:18 PM (FOPyv)

571 I have no idea how the 'j' showed up, noticed it yesterday I think, then forgot to change it back. I have no J's in my name.

Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2018 03:18 PM (pHfeF)

572 I'll keep asking since someone might know. Is Wolfe a dem or Republican ? He's been a Congressional employee for 25 years IIRC.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 03:18 PM (c6UIl)

573 540 Hey, Weasel,you excited to have that piece of shit Justin Wilson as mayor? He singlehandedly got us the hugh increase in sewer and water because he mouthed off to the state about run off and they stomped on us. Crazy corrupt little creep.
Posted by: dagny at June 13, 2018 03:13 PM (nRWPy)
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Around here, they're all shitheads!

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:18 PM (MVjcR)

574 Which is why I'll never forgive Marlin for stopping the 1894C & 1894CS.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (CJRaf)


Thats what I wanted ... 1894C, 357, to match my Magnum.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:18 PM (fiGNd)

575 while we're at it, anyone remember an ONT from a few years back...
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like the 60's, if you can remember an ONT, you weren't there.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 13, 2018 03:19 PM (ep7aA)

576 "If he is hiding information from his boss, the President of the United States, Trump should fire him immediately."
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and yet, here we are
Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:18 PM (FOPyv)
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Exactly. We have a special counsel investigating the President for firing a guy who was lying to the President, because he was still following the last orders of a private citizen.

Posted by: Axeman at June 13, 2018 03:19 PM (vDqXW)

577 JS: Thanks for the link to Solomon--going there now.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 03:19 PM (HiDrR)

578 Thats what I wanted ... 1894C, 357, to match my Magnum.
Posted by: ScoggDog


Had a C. Had to sell if after a divorce to pay bills.
CS was stainless steel. Would give my left nut for that one.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:19 PM (CJRaf)

579 "I'm still enthused over Ben's busty sis, Abigail. So, once again, "

speakers off on currnet computer but watching that video, she seems very animated whatever it is she's singing...

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (FOPyv)

580 Boobs

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (6Ll1u)

581 Wish I could find one of those for a decent price. Going to have to wait awhile till the market calms down.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 03:14 PM (+Dllb)



My price sucked ... but, I like it. Composite stock is good. Controls are reversible. Same mags as SR9. You know all this.



The "weight" is great. The break-down really is nice. The iron sights are outstanding - mid-mounted peep and nice post.



I really like it. Was looking for the Carbine/Pistol combo. Very happy with the purchase.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 13, 2018 03:17 PM
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One is definitely going into my gun safe just a matter of time. Ordered a Glock 19 and six mags from Glock direct with the Retired Military discount program so mags won't be an issue with me.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (+Dllb)

582 >>and yet, here we are

Yep, we are here with a guy who made a very profitable career out of firing people not firing someone. Perhaps Trump doesn't think he's done anything worth firing.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (/tuJf)

583 Kevin Harvick have an interest take on why she didn't couldn't win. Most racers now have started at 3-4 years old and have 20 yrs of race experience by the time the reach NASCAR. She didn't.
Posted by: wrg500 at June 13, 2018 03:10 PM (Bdeb0)




Um... She started racing pretty young. Kart racing at age 10. Hell she dropped out of high school to pursue her racing career. So sorry, no she had the experience necessary to be successful in either NASCAR or Indy car style racing but she never could except for the one time.

Posted by: buzzion at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (lKs2v)

584 Did it catch more fish?

Posted by: Anon a mouse
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Yeah, at lot more but not the same quality.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (fcqmr)

585 Is Wolfe a dem or Republican ? He's been a Congressional employee for 25 years IIRC.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 03:18 PM (c6UIl)


Since the party has not been reported, you can guess the party.

Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (Z5y53)

586 Around here, they're all shitheads!

Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:18 PM (MVjcR)

Yeah, but Allyson was a dumb sjw shithead not a corrupt evil sanctimonious creep shithead.

Posted by: dagny at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (nRWPy)

587 like the 9mm for plinking but if you're serious, .45 is the way to go. I mean, were we shooting the Germans on Iwo Jima with a 9mm? I think not.
Posted by: Weasel at June 13, 2018 03:15 PM (MVjcR)

No but the Germans were shooting at us with 9mm in the Philippines.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (c6UIl)

588 576 "If he is hiding information from his boss, the President of the United States, Trump should fire him immediately."
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and yet, here we are
Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:18 PM (FOPyv)
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Exactly. We have a special counsel investigating the President for firing a guy who was lying to the President, because he was still following the last orders of a private citizen.

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that's why we need special counsels II through V.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (FOPyv)

589 Woah! Donny 2 scoops is nominated for the Nobel peace prize. Leftard heads detonate.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (yCZVl)

590 But they had to hide stuff from Trump,he is a Russian puppet...

Posted by: steevy at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (LiyEm)

591 but can she sing soprano while jumping on a trampoline?

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 13, 2018 03:21 PM (5VFi3)

592 45 Oooooh, can you do the choke thing?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 13, 2018 01:50 PM (RD7QR)

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Not anymore.
Posted by: David Carradine

Sometimes you choke the chicken, the chicken chokes you.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 13, 2018 03:21 PM (kfcYC)

593 582 >>and yet, here we are

Yep, we are here with a guy who made a very profitable career out of firing people not firing someone. Perhaps Trump doesn't think he's done anything worth firing.
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interesting take. I know there's some folks who think Rosie is part of the secret sessions counterstrike squad that will join with Horowitz and drain the swamp.

It seems to me that Rosie is not acting in that manner.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:22 PM (FOPyv)

594 591 but can she sing soprano while jumping on a trampoline?
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo

I know how to make her hit the high notes in The Star Spangled Banner

Posted by: Zombie John Holmes at June 13, 2018 03:22 PM (FZYNt)

595 Since the party has not been reported, you can guess the party.
Posted by: blaster at June 13, 2018 03:20 PM (Z5y53)

That's what I was thinking but it's weird that I can't find a definitive answer.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 13, 2018 03:22 PM (c6UIl)

596 God Bless this horde.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at June 13, 2018 03:23 PM (+KpqJ)

597 I know the planet! The one where shitting on Trump and praising Rosenstein even while politely disagreeing with him are mandatory in every post on the internet.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 13, 2018 03:23 PM (Evws/)

598 >> she seems very animated whatever it is she's singing...

Be sure and listen to that when you get the chance. It's sort of highfalutin operatic soprano stuff. Singing some conversation, "Hello, Margaret".

She really hits some high notes, there. I mean really high. Like an ice pick in the ear high.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 13, 2018 03:23 PM (8O3HH)

599 Ace, JackStraw and Axeman:

I had it bass ackwards! JS was right (again!) It was Lynch who lobbied the State Dept. to issue Veselnitskaya's visa.


Posted by: IrishEi at June 13, 2018 03:23 PM (HiDrR)

600 Nood IG

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 13, 2018 03:23 PM (aVYsC)

601

Hey, Weasel,you excited to have that piece of shit Justin Wilson as mayor? He singlehandedly got us the hugh increase in sewer and water because he mouthed off to the state about run off and they stomped on us. Crazy corrupt little creep.


You guys elected a dead Cajun chef as mayor? Well, no wonder you're not happy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 13, 2018 03:23 PM (HaL55)

602 9mm is for zombies, 45acp is for the living

Posted by: Skip at June 13, 2018 03:23 PM (pHfeF)

603 Thats what I wanted ... 1894C, 357, to match my Magnum.

Posted by: ScoggDog





Had a C. Had to sell if after a divorce to pay bills.

CS was stainless steel. Would give my left nut for that one.



Posted by: rickb223 at June 13, 2018 03:19 PM

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I saw a used stainless .357 Mag 1894 sitting on the shelf at Buds Guns when we lived in Kentucky and passed on it 5 years ago because they wanted $700 for it. Still kicking myself for not grabbing it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 13, 2018 03:24 PM (+Dllb)

604 Come kitties. NOOD. *points laser*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 13, 2018 03:24 PM (ptqGC)

605 That Trump treats women so horribly that all of his ex-wives came out and campaigned with him.

What a bastard.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Just watch me get MY ex-wife to do tha......put down the brick.....

Posted by: Zombie-elect mark Sanders (R-Appalachian Trail) at June 13, 2018 03:24 PM (rDwsX)

606 nood

Posted by: andycanuck at June 13, 2018 03:25 PM (Evws/)

607 >>interesting take. I know there's some folks who think Rosie is part of the secret sessions counterstrike squad that will join with Horowitz and drain the swamp.

>>It seems to me that Rosie is not acting in that manner.

It's why I've been saying I can't make up my mind on Rosenstein. He's done some things that could be seen as Deep Statish but there could also be an innocent explanation.

And Trump hasn't made any moves to dump him or force him to turn over information. Hard to know what his real motivation is right now.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 03:26 PM (/tuJf)

608 566
>>t's not about ego or smarts here. Rosenstein is clearly a bad actor and he's doing what he can to further his goals.



>>since he's biased and needs to be recused and doesn't and
since his underlings are all obamabots, there's nothing that cna be
done.



If he is hiding information from his boss, the President of the United States, Trump should fire him immediately.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 13, 2018 03:17 PM (/tuJf)


So what you are saying ( god I hate saying that) is, if Rosie is sharing everything he knows with PDT, then he's all good, even if the Congressional Oversight Committee is not being given information that they seem to be entitled to?
EVEN THOUGH it appears the Rosie orchestrated the Special Counsel by approving the Comey firing? Seems to me that a key part of his Fire Comey memo left out the "then Imma Special Council you".
It's weird that Rosie gets a strong defense in this situation considering his initial play on the two dimension chess board was to sacrifice his bishop to put his king in perpetual check.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 13, 2018 03:26 PM (ymnmz)

609 interesting take. I know there's some folks who think Rosie is part of the secret sessions counterstrike squad that will join with Horowitz and drain the swamp.

It seems to me that Rosie is not acting in that manner.


I really don't know which side Rosenstein is on, but I just saw that he himself is briefing the president tomorrow noon about the IG report on the Hillary email investigation. From previous tweets it appears that the president is a fan of Andrew McCarthy so I expect he has read this piece. I would think that if the president has any pointed questions to ask that he will.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at June 13, 2018 03:27 PM (kUmUV)

610 Posted by: buzzion

Kevin Harvick on Danica Patrick
"You know, this is a conversation that I had with her," Harvick said during the NASCAR Media days. "I had 20 years on her when she started in a stock car. That is experience, and the things that come with that, you are never going to make up that ground."

Posted by: wrg500 at June 13, 2018 03:28 PM (Bdeb0)

611 the fuck, why pinch run for solarte?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:28 PM (FOPyv)

612 Nabging? Nabging??

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 13, 2018 03:28 PM (pgBqa)

613 "It's weird that Rosie gets a strong defense in this situation considering his initial play on the two dimension chess board was to sacrifice his bishop to put his king in perpetual check."

this sounds bad.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:29 PM (FOPyv)

614 If Poulenc's "Ave Verum Corpus" is on the playlist, Hadrian's golden.

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My 22 year old daughter, whose taste usually runs to folk rock, surprised me the other day by becoming obsessed with a Stabat Mater by Carl Jenkins sung in Aramaic.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 13, 2018 03:30 PM (+y/Ru)

615 "From previous tweets it appears that the president is a fan of Andrew McCarthy so I expect he has read this piece. I would think that if the president has any pointed questions to ask that he wil"

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good point. I wonder if Rosies answer is "stop it, you're scaring me and that's obstruction"

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:30 PM (FOPyv)

616 If you read some of the crazier Twitter feeds, like Wictor, Imperator Rex, Draw and Strike, they're all about the 4D chess of this stuff.

And, up till now, they've been remarkably accurate.

Are they crazy? Or are they sane in a world gone mad!

Posted by: moviegique at June 13, 2018 03:30 PM (7zeA4)

617 78 If anybody is keeping score:

Fed interest rates hikes under Obama in 8 years = 0

Fed interest rate hikes under Trump this year = most likely 4
Fed interest rate hikes under Trump's election win = 7
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious

Obama's economy was within a red c**t hair of sliding into recession the entire time. If the Fed had raised the rates, it would have been in there no question. A recession is the one thing you're not allowed to have during a 'recovery' but especially an Obama recovery.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at June 13, 2018 03:31 PM (kfcYC)

618 to be honest, she doesn't seem *that* busty

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:31 PM (FOPyv)

619 "Obama's economy was within a red c**t hair of sliding into recession the entire time. If the Fed had raised the rates, it would have been in there no question. A recession is the one thing you're not allowed to have during a 'recovery' but especially an Obama recovery."

also, servicing the debt starts eating up the budget, making the whole fiscal conservative thing harder to do

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at June 13, 2018 03:32 PM (FOPyv)

620 487---Posted by: zombie at June 13, 2018 03:04 PM (c+2jX)
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-We need a loser-pays system for these suits.
-And companies should be able to sue for compensation if they lose business or suffer in any way from defamation.

This Kafkaesque process-as-punishment has to stop.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 13, 2018 03:40 PM (0jtPF)

621 For a while, I was pretty anti-Blogfight.
Posted by: ace at June 13, 2018 02:38 PM (8rNrN)
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I don't argue with people at AoSHQ (usually). Same time, keep the gunfire out of the tent, etc.

But as for the rest of the the Conservative Media Ecosystem - fuck 'em. The scales are off my eyes. I don't often visit the many cuckservative sites, but when I do, it's ONLY to be dick to the writers and commenters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 13, 2018 03:44 PM (UiRxW)

622 team not time

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 13, 2018 03:44 PM (UiRxW)

623 hey, sleepy man. if I wanted Rosie to have am meeting of mind with a 235 gr piece of lead, that is not threatening is it. your book of ethics has been overwritten. time to get out of the job YOU ARE NOT DOING. please, be a man and resign.

Posted by: TANSTAASFL at June 13, 2018 03:44 PM (Wa5hI)

624 Also, STFU Harvick.

You don't need 20 years of experience to learn "ram the f*cker in front of you until they're not there anymore"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 13, 2018 03:47 PM (BRvh1)

625 Time for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself - from public life.
No more Huckleberry Hound; we need a pit bull for AG.

Posted by: JBSPRY at June 13, 2018 03:53 PM (fgikz)

626 McCarthy, unlike his fellow scribes at NRO, does not let TDS cloud his thinking, nor pollute his insight. RR is conflicted and not an unbiased party to this Witch Hunt.
Sessions greatest blunder was not to remove RR and replace his role with someone well outside of the beltway and not at all involved in the past investigations.
We have no idea yet, if Sessions is a success or a failure until these investigations unwind.

Posted by: standfast24 at June 13, 2018 05:17 PM (OkVTN)

627 So ghetto thug goes to rob the joint and there's a robot to threaten. Who wins?

Posted by: torabora at June 13, 2018 05:44 PM (Y274z)

628 Planet SWAMP.

The End.

Posted by: Beverly at June 13, 2018 11:46 PM (knTzP)

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