Rod Rosenstein: Only a Dum-Dum Would Claim that Barr is Misrepresenting Mueller's Report

Well, that's the spirit of it, anyway.

More conspiracy theories into the CNN/MSNBC/NeverTrump trash-fire.


In his first interview since the conclusion of the special counsel's investigation, Mr. Rosenstein beat back suggestions that Mr. Barr is trying to mislead the public by releasing only a four-page summary of Robert Mueller's investigation...

"He's being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that heís trying to mislead people, I think is just completely bizarre," Mr. Rosenstein said.

...

"It would be one thing if you put out a letter and said, 'I'm not going to give you the report,'" Mr. Rosenstein said. "What he said is, 'Look, itís going to take a while to process the report. In the meantime, people really want to know what's in it. I'm going to give you the top-line conclusions.' Thatís all he was trying to do."

Mr. Rosenstein, Mr. Barr, their top advisers and a member of Mr. Muellerís team have been involved in reviewing the report for material related to intelligence sources, continuing investigations, grand-jury matters and the privacy of individuals not charged with crimes. Mr. Rosenstein wouldn't say how it was going, only that the public should have "tremendous confidence" in Mr. Barr.

Meanwhile, Kim Strassel writes at the Wall Street Journal that Obama officials, Deep Staters, and Democrats are freaking out because they're afraid of what Barr's investigations might find -- and they're right to be afraid.

Quoting from Instapundit, Strassel first notes that Comey refused to brief the Gang of 8 leaders of Congress and the intelligence committees about his illegal spying on a presidential candidate, and the absurd reasons he offers for having so refused.

Here's a more plausible explanation: Mr. Comey and his crew have also testified that they were all convinced Mrs. Clinton would win the election. That would have meant that no politician other than the incoming Democratic president would have known the FBI had spied on the Trump team. Nor would the public. A Clinton presidency would have ensured no accountability.

Mr. Trump's victory destroyed that scenario, and it became clear that the new Republican president would soon know that the former Democratic administration had surveilled his campaign on the basis of information from his rival. At that point two things happened. Neither was accidental, and both were aimed, again, at forestalling accountability.

First, Mr. Comey and other intelligence officials, including Mr. Clapper, engineered the public release of all the scandalous claims against Mr. Trump, to provide some cover. As liberal commentator Matt Taibbi notes in his new book, "Hate Inc." Mr. Comey's Jan. 6, 2017, briefing of the president-elect about the dossier was a classic Washington "trick." It served as the "pretext" to get the details out, a "news hook" to allow the press to publish the dossier--with its salacious fictions about prostitutes and Moscow hotel rooms--and go wild.

Who's been telling you that much, forever?


Democrats used the furor in their successful push for a special counsel, which gave greater legitimacy to the FBI's probe. The appointment of a special counsel also froze other oversight. Congress canít have access to certain documents or ask witnesses certain questions, since that might interfere with the probe. The White House can't demand answers, because that too would interfere. Mr. Trump's adversaries got to hide behind Robert Mueller for nearly two years.

Click on this WSJ link to read the whole thing. But it's paywalled, so you can't see it unless you subscribe. Oh well, even if you don't subscribe, give Strassel the hit.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 04:40 PM




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1 Sponge

Posted by: FIRST!!!!! at April 12, 2019 04:41 PM (uopCm)

2 I love you ace,no homo.

Posted by: steevy at April 12, 2019 04:42 PM (BXMxN)

3 He might have a point there

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2019 04:42 PM (BbGew)

4
Gee I hope this doesn't hurt CNN's ratings

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 04:43 PM (OLCnA)

5 I do think Rosenstein plays both sides, offence and defence

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2019 04:43 PM (BbGew)

6 Dum Dum - He means Rachel Maddow

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 12, 2019 04:44 PM (so+oy)

7 top 10

Posted by: Fox at April 12, 2019 04:44 PM (UuVBv)

8 ace, have you seen THE Rick Wilson's screed on Bill Barr in the Daily Beast?

http://tinyurl.com/y4jbrqus

"William Barr is the most dangerous man in America"

Joe Scarborough and his parrot were in near hysterics over it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2019 04:45 PM (ptqGC)

9 Top 10?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 12, 2019 04:45 PM (ebZss)

10 i think Rosenpenis is trying to ingratiate himself with the G*d Emperor he tried to take down and didn't, so Trump will take him down last...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2019 04:45 PM (ER1jH)

11 Today is the day we resolve all family business.

I say we find some Trump grandchild to baptize.

"Michael Rizzi Corleone, do you renounce Satan and all of his works?"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 04:45 PM (fuK7c)

12 and I read the content.
It is scary that the Horde basically has been kicking this around for a few years now.

And they slime just hid in the swamp.

Posted by: Fox at April 12, 2019 04:45 PM (UuVBv)

13 Police state.

Posted by: Ha at April 12, 2019 04:46 PM (Sc5x4)

14 yes, we have heard about this news hook ... now time for them to get the hook, or the noose.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 12, 2019 04:46 PM (Cus5s)

15 13th!

Posted by: DanMan at April 12, 2019 04:46 PM (XTiHL)

16 Only a Dum-Dum Would Claim that Barr is Misrepresenting Mueller's Report


Me not sure Rod gets out of DC much. The dum-dums are everywhere.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 04:46 PM (SzCD0)

17 One of the most fun things that will come out after this investigation is how wrong so many people on both sides have been about Rosenstein.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 04:46 PM (/tuJf)

18 Well, we all know this one is AN EXPERT at being a dum-dum:

@DavidAFrench

It's 3:18 p.m. on Friday. Is it too much to ask for the Mueller report to come out, say, Monday?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2019 04:46 PM (AzW6q)

19 Today is the day we resolve all family business.

I say we find some Trump grandchild to baptize.

"Michael Rizzi Corleone, do you renounce Satan and all of his works?"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 04:45 PM (fuK7c)


Also, can we fit Comey, Brennan, Clapper and Fredo (Obama) all in one boat? For a relaxing afternoon of fishing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2019 04:47 PM (ptqGC)

20 When you've lost Rosenpenis...

> i think Rosenpenis is trying to ingratiate himself with the G*d Emperor he tried to take down and didn't, so Trump will take him down last...

Yeah, pretty much my take as well.

Be on the lookout for more such groveling now that the words "coup" and "treason" are being seriously bandied about.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 12, 2019 04:47 PM (0OWcv)

21 i think Rosenpenis is trying to ingratiate himself with the G*d Emperor he tried to take down and didn't, so Trump will take him down last...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2019 04:45 PM (ER1jH)



There shall be no mercy shown to the traitors and other assorted leftists. So it is written so let it shall be done

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 04:47 PM (OLCnA)

22 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 04:45 PM (fuK7c)

So what hellhole do you live in that requires months of time and hundreds of dollars in order to carry?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 04:47 PM (SzCD0)

23 Yes! I finally got in while the comments were still in the single digits. Usually, once I post, I discover at least a dozen other people posted while I was typing.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 12, 2019 04:47 PM (ebZss)

24 Have I got a dum dum for you!

Posted by: Cashew at April 12, 2019 04:48 PM (NLLmE)

25 So what hellhole do you live in that requires months of time and hundreds of dollars in order to carry?


Connecticut.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 04:48 PM (fuK7c)

26 Pre November 8th: illegal political operation to interrupt Trump's campaign.

Post Nov. 8th: seditious conspiracy to cover up the Obama administration's illegal political operation.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2019 04:48 PM (uAgHA)

27 Apropos of nothing, my light reading this weekend will be the two transcripts of James Baker's testimony to Congress, the most recent Avenatti indictment, and . . .

just for fun since thankfully I am no longer a practicing attorney . . .

a brief a buddy of mine sent me where his opponent argues strenuously that a Quit Claim Deed is not actually a deed that transfers title to real property. Written by an attorney who has practiced since 1994.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 04:49 PM (Y3hKx)

28 Rod Rosenstein: Only a Dum-Dum Would Claim that Barr is Misrepresenting Mueller's Report

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Well, we qualify!

Posted by: Lyin' Brian Ste!ter and Sassy Jim Acosta at April 12, 2019 04:49 PM (+y/Ru)

29 Well Rosenstein seems to have Schiff for Brains measure...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 04:49 PM (3Fpmk)

30 >>>8 ace, have you seen THE Rick Wilson's screed on Bill Barr in the Daily Beast?

http://tinyurl.com/y4jbrqus

"William Barr is the most dangerous man in America"

...

i didn't, tho someone sent me his tweet from a couple of days ago announcing his Daily Beast article and how it would "tear the bark" off of Barr. I had a laugh.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 04:49 PM (PbpT7)

31 No, you're out of the family business, Comey. That's your punishment. Only don't tell me you're innocent. It insults my intelligence.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 04:49 PM (gC2IV)

32 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 04:50 PM (Zz0t1)

33 Rick Wilson really, really, REALLY needs some cause he can fundraise off of.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 04:50 PM (PbpT7)

34 Dum-Dum.

AKA Maxine Waters.

Why he be so raycis?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 04:50 PM (Z+IKu)

35 Roadblock removed.

Posted by: Q at April 12, 2019 04:50 PM (gd3w8)

36 Yup, the Russian collusion thing IS much worse than Watergate. It is a much worse abuse of power by the DEM. administration. Trump was just the target as they looked for dirt to try to crash his campaign.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at April 12, 2019 04:50 PM (eASYU)

37 > Only a Dum-Dum Would Claim that Barr is Misrepresenting Mueller's Report

And your point is?

Posted by: Sandy OCrazyHo-DonkeyChompers and Maxine Waters at April 12, 2019 04:50 PM (0OWcv)

38 some people did some things

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 12, 2019 04:50 PM (d7Ww2)

39 There does seem to be an interesting scent of panic wafting in from the left. Smells like flop sweat and wet underwear.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (RD7QR)

40 As much as I would like to see some perp walks, JJ Sefton said a number of months ago that if anyone of consequence pays the price he'd pleasure himself in the front window at Macy's. No one wants to see that.

Posted by: Orson at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (B8ni6)

41 Rosie's on his way out, his successor already has nomination hearings scheduled, I think. So not a question of his leaving or staying.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (QDnY+)

42 it's going to go down like I surmised last week...they are going to go hard charge the full report, find out who did what, immediately want to drop the whole issue and get burned as the details come out.

How about we just sit back and enjoy this ride.

Posted by: DanMan at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (XTiHL)

43 Who's been telling you that much, forever?


Commenter?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (yv6t0)

44 Silly Ace.

The media wasn't reporting that they think Barr is misrepresenting the Mueller report. They're simply reporting that *some other people* that they have talked to off the record have said so. You know. It's their job to report these things, unbiasedly. You can't blame the media for what unnamed sources are saying.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (34w2E)

45 and laugh hysterically

Posted by: DanMan at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (XTiHL)

46 It won't happen of course, but at the end of all this, people need to hang.

Brennan? Definitely. I believe this was his Op from the get go.

Clapper? Probably. Brennan didn't have the brains to pull this off alone; I suspect Clapper was the brains behind the Op and Muzzie brought the "muscle" and money

Jimmy Drama: 20-years in Club Fed (non cushy variety) in a cell block containing McCabe, Strozk, and Page and forfeiture of any/all book proceeds since November 2016

Posted by: DocJ at April 12, 2019 04:52 PM (fF3XF)

47 As much as I would like to see some perp walks, JJ Sefton said a number of months ago that if anyone of consequence pays the price he'd pleasure himself in the front window at Macy's. No one wants to see that.
Posted by: Orson at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (B8ni6)
+++++++++
Do it during the parade, when everybody else is focused on other Macy's things...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 12, 2019 04:52 PM (I2dne)

48
Democrats used the furor in their successful push for a special counsel, which gave greater legitimacy to the FBI's probe. The appointment of a special counsel also froze other oversight. Congress cant have access to certain documents or ask witnesses certain questions, since that might interfere with the probe. The White House can't demand answers, because that too would interfere. Mr. Trump's adversaries got to hide behind Robert Mueller for nearly two years.




...................



Yeah.. Trump, as I said the other day, has been very patient. And I don't think he is normally a patient guy,,




But now it's gonna be payback.. unleash the hounds!


I wanna see this go all the way up to Susan Rice.. even Barky if they can do it! Sally Yates.. Brennan, Comey, Clapper.. the whole fucking lot of 'em.. and I wanna see that smirk on Strzok's face through bars while Bubba's having his way with him.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 12, 2019 04:52 PM (so+oy)

49 Collusion lesion, what's your reason?


Posted by: Chris M at April 12, 2019 04:52 PM (eAZVt)

50 So what hellhole do you live in that requires months of time and hundreds of dollars in order to carry?


Connecticut.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 04:48 PM (fuK7c)

Dear God. Well good for you and welcome to the club.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 04:53 PM (SzCD0)

51

Dum-da-Dum-Dum

Posted by: Joe Friday at April 12, 2019 04:53 PM (aKsyK)

52 Who's been telling you that much, forever?


Commenter?
Posted by: Grump928(C)

.............

Yeah.. JackStraw, right?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 12, 2019 04:53 PM (so+oy)

53 Rick Wilson really, really, REALLY needs some cause he can fundraise off of.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 04:50 PM (PbpT7)

What I don't get is that THE Dick Wilson is an Establishment Republican type and Barr has a bush pedigree. No one was more Establishment Republican than GHW Bush.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 12, 2019 04:53 PM (NFEMn)

54 what if others turn because they think rosenstein has? could there be a sudden flood to CYA actions coming to at the least minimize the damage coming back at them?

Posted by: bored383 at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (zJ4nO)

55 As much as I would like to see some perp walks, JJ Sefton said a number of months ago that if anyone of consequence pays the price he'd pleasure himself in the front window at Macy's. No one wants to see that.
Posted by: Orson at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (B8ni6)

In a non-homo way, I would. Hell might even join him.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (SzCD0)

56 The left is now using the EXACT same argument that the Deists used to argue for belief in God:

Since God is unknowable, you may not b able top prove his existence, but more importantly you you can also never DISprove his existence. And since you can't disprove God, your best bet is to believe in him. If God does exist, then you go to heaven; but even if God doesn't exist, then of course no harm can come to you by believing in him, since there is nothing beyond the mundane human existence to punish you for believing in something unnecessarily.

The Left now uses the same "logic": Since the classified report can NEVER be seen by the general public, you can never definitively state that it contains NO evidence of Trump's guilt. There will always be the nagging question: Is the evidence in the redacted portion? So the best course of action of the believe in Trump's guilt, since it can NEVER be DISproven.

Of course, the LEft spend 500 years laughing at and mocking the Deists for making this exact same argument. Consistency was never their strong suit.

Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (5tb4C)

57 I foresee many billable hours in the DC area lawyer market.

Buy stock in Lawyers-R-Us.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (Z4rgH)

58 What you're saying is, the Democrats are going to keep fucking that chicken?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (TN1P5)

59 Yeah.. JackStraw, right?


The one and only, err, presumably.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (yv6t0)

60 Kim Strassel could use the hits too, to strengthen her position within WSJ. Paul Gigot, as good an editor as he is, has to fight hard against his never-Trump tendencies.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (Z216Q)

61 >>>In a non-homo way, I would. Hell might even join him.


I've got some time

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (PbpT7)

62 ...but you cannot fool everyone all the time.

Posted by: azoo at April 12, 2019 04:55 PM (wg7wr)

63 See! See how the Russians have gotten to him too!

*points wildly*

Who do you think is the first who will say that?

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 12, 2019 04:55 PM (GbPPJ)

64 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.

Posted by: Lord Comey at April 12, 2019 04:55 PM (LuPts)

65 JJ Sefton said a number of months ago that if anyone of consequence
pays the price he'd pleasure himself in the front window at Macy's.


I'll settle for the Annie Sprinkle video instead.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at April 12, 2019 04:55 PM (uGHnY)

66 The media wasn't reporting that they think Barr is misrepresenting the Mueller report. They're simply reporting that *some other people* that they have talked to off the record have said so. You know. It's their job to report these things, unbiasedly. You can't blame the media for what unnamed sources are saying.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 12, 2019 04:51 PM (34w2E)



That's the John Brennan Clause

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at April 12, 2019 04:55 PM (UEs2R)

67 of the believe in = is to believe in

Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 04:55 PM (5tb4C)

68 Oddly, "furor" is not one of the requirements to appoint a special counsel under DOJ regs, nor is it a sufficient basis. The actual appointment of a special counsel remains Rosie's main charge to deal with. The process mega-scandal within the Mega-Scandal, as it were. Hard to believe Barr won't confront this fundamental, and internal DOJ, issue at some point. If he doesn't, a large ratchet has clicked in the wrong direction.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (QDnY+)

69 We should all aspire to be Commenter.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (NLLmE)

70 >>>In a non-homo way, I would. Hell might even join him.


I've got some time
Posted by: ace

.........

A NYC AoSHQ circle jerk!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (so+oy)

71 My brother is one of those people who will never, ever, ever believe Trump is not guilty. Every day he's got at least one vile accusation against Trump posted on FB. And he seems to hate all Republicans and/or Trump supporters with a bottomless well of hatred. I just ignore those posts. He'll be drinking the Kool-Aid til the day he dies. It's hard to believe he was raised by the same two rock ribbed Republicans as I was.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (ebZss)

72 Well since I've had 1 1/2 beers already, no gun range for me this afternoon. Will just have to get my butt up in the morning.

Thus the drinking continues.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (SzCD0)

73 I see Avenatti has finally made his twitter account private.

Sharkman has a sad.

I was going to tweet my usual insult to him: "Keep fucking that football, Mike!!!", and then add that it was a bummer that when he got to prison that HE was going to be the football. For 335 years.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (Y3hKx)

74 >>>In a non-homo way, I would. Hell might even join him.


I've got some time
Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (PbpT7)


I'm in.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (GbPPJ)

75 Rod Rosenstein: Only a Dum-Dum Would Claim that Barr is Misrepresenting Mueller's Report

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THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK!
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Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (+y/Ru)

76 Dear God. Well good for you and welcome to the club.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy


Thanks. It's welcome back, as I had had a permit in MA. They're much more straightforward there. It's town by town. If your police chief is cool with guns you get the permit no muss no fuss. (8 hours of NRA, backround and fingerprints and all, but no nonsense.

If you live in a non-gun-friendly town you just don't get the permit. Full stop. So, don't move to Cambridge or Sommerville.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (fuK7c)

77 How is the left going to square this circle? rosenstein is their hero.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (JUOKG)

78 Since God is unknowable, you may not b able top prove his existence, but more importantly you you can also never DISprove his existence. And since you can't disprove God, your best bet is to believe in him. If God does exist, then you go to heaven; but even if God doesn't exist, then of course no harm can come to you by believing in him, since there is nothing beyond the mundane human existence to punish you for believing in something unnecessary
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I like this.

Posted by: Pascal at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (NFEMn)

79 I want Barky scared silly, maybe to the point of flouncing off to some retarded little country and renouncing citizenship, but I'll be perfectly fine with some whitewash of him as just a naive waif that didn't realize what all the evil former Clinton folks in his admin were doing. I don't want him on trial, the country doesn't need another OJ trial on a grander scale IMO.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at April 12, 2019 04:57 PM (eASYU)

80 When all of this comes out, and it's seen how transparently political this Op was from the get-go, and that it was orchestrated at the highest levels of the federal Intel and LEO communities, if not from the White House itself, the glory to behold will NOT be the denials of the Democrats. That will be par for the course.

It will be the stunned, dear-in-headlights, jaw-open inability to accept reality among the NeverTrumpers.

Posted by: DocJ at April 12, 2019 04:57 PM (fF3XF)

81 A NYC AoSHQ circle jerk!


Primate please. That would be gay.

It's shared solos.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 04:57 PM (yv6t0)

82 63 See! See how the Russians have gotten to him too!

*points wildly*

Who do you think is the first who will say that?

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 12, 2019 04:55 PM (GbPPJ)

Rachel Maddow.

Posted by: Someguy at April 12, 2019 04:57 PM (oTYTN)

83 Kim Strassel's hit on Chris Cilizza's tweet was gold.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 12, 2019 04:57 PM (+fPHo)

84
Can you get me off the hook, Tom? For old times sake.

Can't do it Roddy.

Tell Donald it was nothing personal

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 04:57 PM (OLCnA)

85 Hahahaha, Ramirez cartoon. Zoom in and enjoy the details. 'Federal Bureau of Spying' and the black spy from Spy vs Spy.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y54x9uv2

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 04:57 PM (3Fpmk)

86 *points wildly*

*Whispers to nobody in particular*
I love this part.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 12, 2019 04:58 PM (9t0Zz)

87 Yes Virginia, There is a Circle Jerk.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 04:58 PM (NLLmE)

88 That's it, I'm going to pleasure myself in the middle of Union Station.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 12, 2019 04:58 PM (FTPVM)

89 I don't want him on trial, the country doesn't need another OJ trial on a grander scale IMO.


I find the idea of a long hot summer intriguing, and probably past due.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 04:58 PM (yv6t0)

90 My own take is that PDT knows all about this whole take down attempt, and has for quite some time. If Rosenstein had been in on it, pretty sure he would have been gone some time ago. Agreed with JackStraw, Trump kept him on for a reason.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 04:58 PM (6csDQ)

91 78 Since God is unknowable, you may not b able top prove his existence, but more importantly you you can also never DISprove his existence. And since you can't disprove God, your best bet is to believe in him. If God does exist, then you go to heaven; but even if God doesn't exist, then of course no harm can come to you by believing in him, since there is nothing beyond the mundane human existence to punish you for believing in something unnecessary
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I like this.
Posted by: Pascal


Yes -- Blaise Pascal formalized the Deists' position in a rigorous logical statement, now known as "Pascal's Wager."

Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 04:58 PM (5tb4C)

92
...
The Left now uses the same "logic": Since the classified report can NEVER be seen by the general public, you can never definitively state that it contains NO evidence of Trump's guilt. There will always be the nagging question: Is the evidence in the redacted portion? So the best course of action of the believe in Trump's guilt, since it can NEVER be DISproven.
...
Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (5tb4C)
+++++++++++
A mirror universe variant of Pascal's Wager. Sounds about right...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 12, 2019 04:58 PM (I2dne)

93 I like y'all but I'm taking a hard pass on jackin it with a bunch of dudes.

*BACKS out the door*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2019 04:59 PM (AzW6q)

94 Book 'em, Barro!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 04:59 PM (+y/Ru)

95 I like y'all but I'm taking a hard pass on jackin it with a bunch of dudes.

*BACKS out the door*
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2019 04:59 PM (AzW6q)
++++++++++
Ace covered a club a little while ago that I am sure would change your mind after a session or two...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 12, 2019 04:59 PM (I2dne)

96 Empress, we may need to declare CT a mental ward to house all the Leftists nationwide who have gone completely off the rails on the Disorient Express because of Trump.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:00 PM (3Fpmk)

97 This whole thing also makes me wonder what else the IC and the FBI have gotten away with over the years.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:00 PM (gC2IV)

98 If you live in a non-gun-friendly town you just don't get the permit. Full stop. So, don't move to Cambridge or Sommerville.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (fuK7c)

That's changed. It's "shall issue" now in all of MA. Only thing the locales can do is dick you over during the interview, but even then unless there is a major Red Flag they're supposed to issue. And it's only Class A.

That said, alleged Republican Governor Chahlie Bakahhhhh is doing everything he can to fuck that up. It was good enough for Coupe Deval Patrick (mini-Obama, in other words), but not for Governor Charlie. Asshole.

Posted by: DocJ at April 12, 2019 05:00 PM (fF3XF)

99 I like this.

Posted by: Pascal



Exactly. It wasn't the Deists it was Pascal's Bargain.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:00 PM (fuK7c)

100 10 bucks says the same bad actors were pulling this same shite with Breadline Bernie's campaign.

Get some proof of THAT out there and the MFM might show some interest. Might.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 12, 2019 05:01 PM (+/7JY)

101 We need a Committee for Public Safety, like what the French had during the Terror.

You gotta applaud those late eighteenth century French revolutionists for their clever wordsmithing.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 12, 2019 05:01 PM (+fPHo)

102 The Left now uses the same "logic": Since the classified report can NEVER be seen by the general public, you can never definitively state that it contains NO evidence of Trump's guilt. There will always be the nagging question: Is the evidence in the redacted portion? So the best course of action of the believe in Trump's guilt, since it can NEVER be DISproven.

Of course, the LEft spend 500 years laughing at and mocking the Deists for making this exact same argument. Consistency was never their strong suit.
Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (5tb4C)

You're absolutely right. But Mueller said there was No Collusion. That means Trump is not guiltry. The Left is playing the Duke Lacrosse ---"SOMETHING must have happened in THAT room" Gambit.

Posted by: Pascal at April 12, 2019 05:01 PM (NFEMn)

103 The best part of the whole collusion fairy take is that Hillary was so dumb that the Russians actually used her imbecile campaign to insert their bullshit dossier into the US political system.

So not only was she illegally letting everyone in the known universe see all of the classified stuff she saw while Sec'y o' St., but she actually WAS an unwitting Russian Agent for a couple of years.

The dumbest woman in the world, married to a pedophile.

Who will never be president. Nice legacy.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 05:01 PM (Y3hKx)

104 The Left now uses the same "logic": Since the classified report can NEVER be seen by the general public, you can never definitively state that it contains NO evidence of Trump's guilt. There will always be the nagging question: Is the evidence in the redacted portion? So the best course of action of the believe in Trump's guilt, since it can NEVER be DISproven.

-
Schroedinger's report.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 05:01 PM (+y/Ru)

105 I hit Strassel per aces suggestion.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:02 PM (0rsWa)

106


Trump is close to bringing some of the less stupid prog writers over to his side...he has the benefit of the idiot progs making everyone on that side look like imbeciles.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Joe Biden at April 12, 2019 05:02 PM (6hOzV)

107 As noted by many, one serious problem in parts of this may be misbehavior that, while outrageous and historically unprecedented, was not criminal. In an America of a few decades ago, an adult version of former Sen. Kerry's recent op-ed proposal for a commission might be part of the answer for that (might - and this was former NE senator Kerry, not Seabiscuit from MA). In today's America, it's obviously a laughable idea (would make the 9/11 commission look serious).


Many of these loathsome idiots who inexplicably held senior jobs in the USG were up to their empty heads in parts of this, but might not have broken any laws. I am almost comfortable predicting they will never face an accounting. The Dems and much of the GOP have been shockingly blase over all of this, and that's unlikely to change. Unless Barr and his minions can indict you, as one of the conspirators, you're likely going the Lois Lerner route.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 05:02 PM (QDnY+)

108
10 bucks says the same bad actors were pulling this same shite with Breadline Bernie's campaign.

Another 10 bucks says they did the same with Mitten's campaign.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 12, 2019 05:03 PM (TAmPV)

109 That's changed. It's "shall issue" now in all of MA. Only thing the locales can do is dick you over during the interview, but even then unless there is a major Red Flag they're supposed to issue. And it's only Class A.


Oh good. You can understand my shock that something got better.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:03 PM (fuK7c)

110 105 I hit Strassel per aces suggestion.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:02 PM (0rsWa)

So when did you stop beating female reporters Bob?

Posted by: Someguy at April 12, 2019 05:03 PM (oTYTN)

111 Brennan needs to be thoroughly investigated and considering what a shitty CIA director he was and how he's incapable of discerning good intel from bad he probably wasn't smart enough to get rid of the evidence of HIS collusion.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (jUVms)

112 This whole thing also makes me wonder what else the IC and the FBI have gotten away with over the years.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:00 PM (gC2IV)


Yup. Because no one so much as batted an eye at this.

Also it's Pascal's Wager.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (GbPPJ)

113 I want Barky scared silly,

his falsetto voice will belie his innocence

Posted by: DanMan at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (XTiHL)

114 Blaise Pascal formalized the Deists' position in a rigorous logical statement, now known as "Pascal's Wager."

-
His dog was Pascal's Wagger.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (+y/Ru)

115 Right now, the equivalent (or literal) gun with one bullet is being handed out in DC.

A whole shitton of people are running the numbers--do I turn and maybe save myself or take the cowards way out?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (TN1P5)

116 Note to self: Steer clear of any Macy's discounted sock specials.

Posted by: Fritz at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (LuPts)

117 10 bucks says the same bad actors were pulling this same shite with Breadline Bernie's campaign.

Another 10 bucks says they did the same with Mitten's campaign.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 12, 2019 05:03 PM (TAmPV)

You know this wasn't the first time they tried this sort of crap.

Posted by: DocJ at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (fF3XF)

118 10 bucks says the same bad actors were pulling this same shite with Breadline Bernie's campaign.

Another 10 bucks says they did the same with Mitten's campaign.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 12, 2019 05:03 PM (TAmPV)

And McCain

And probably both Bushes--but they had the Establishment Juice to beat it back.
AND keep their mouth shut about it.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 12, 2019 05:05 PM (NFEMn)

119 wait, so do we not hate rosenpenis anymore?

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 12, 2019 05:05 PM (d7Ww2)

120 @5


I find it inconceivable that the guy, who wrote the rationale to fire Comey, then hired the guy who interviewed for Comeys job to be SC to look into among other things, obstruction on the presidents part for firing the guy Rosensrein said should be fired, is a white hat in all of this.


At best Rosenstein should be jailed for life and not hanged like the rest of the coup perpetrators.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 12, 2019 05:06 PM (MDJ3n)

121 I want Barky scared silly, maybe to the point of flouncing off to some retarded little country and renouncing citizenship, but I'll be perfectly fine with some whitewash of him as just a naive waif that didn't realize what all the evil former Clinton folks in his admin were doing. I don't want him on trial, the country doesn't need another OJ trial on a grander scale IMO.

Posted by: paleRider


Trump giving a speech right before the 2020 election where he calmly lays out the crimes committed by Obama and Hillary, and then he issues them pardons, would be great.

And then he says "But Lynch and Brennan and Clapper and Comey and McCabe and Strzok and Page and Baker and Schiff and Warner? Nope. No pardons."

Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 05:06 PM (Y3hKx)

122 99 I like this.

Posted by: Pascal


Exactly. It wasn't the Deists it was Pascal's Bargain.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Deists had the same fundamental assumption, they just never formalized it as a standalone logical statement. In Deism, God is presumed to exist, but is also presumed to be unknowable and unprovable, since He does not interact with the world. And yet they believed anyway -- due to the (unspoken) conclusion that it was the wise and logical course of action.

Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 05:06 PM (5tb4C)

123 Reap me.

Posted by: The Whirlwind at April 12, 2019 05:06 PM (yv6t0)

124 119 wait, so do we not hate rosenpenis anymore?

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 12, 2019 05:05 PM (d7Ww2)

I think that'll only be the case if it's revealed this was all 4d chess.

Posted by: Someguy at April 12, 2019 05:06 PM (oTYTN)

125 So who's crazier than bedbugs and more evil?

A. Manson Family
B. Trump/Russia Collusion Cabal.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:06 PM (3Fpmk)

126 So if one is abusing oneself in the Macy window does one make eye contact with the passers by?

What's the protocol?

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 05:07 PM (NLLmE)

127 81 A NYC AoSHQ circle jerk!


Primate please. That would be gay.

It's shared solos.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 04:57 PM (yv6t0)

At least put some divider walls up so we can't make eye contact with each other. Cause that would be gay.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 05:07 PM (NWiLs)

128 I find it inconceivable that the guy, who wrote the rationale to fire Comey, then hired the guy who interviewed for Comeys job to be SC to look into among other things, obstruction on the presidents part for firing the guy Rosensrein said should be fired, is a white hat in all of this.


At best Rosenstein should be jailed for life and not hanged like the rest of the coup perpetrators.
Posted by: Kreplach at April 12, 2019 05:06 PM (MDJ3n)

I'm willing to give Rosenstein a very narrow pass at this point.
Until we know more.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 12, 2019 05:07 PM (NFEMn)

129 @JenniferJJacobs

Rod Rosenstein at private lunch today at Metropolitan Club said don't forget what Mueller probe was about: cyber crimes. When it comes out, lot of what we see will deal with *that*; it'll clear up questions about Russian election interference, he said, people in room told me.

Well then.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 05:07 PM (/tuJf)

130 Oh good. You can understand my shock that something got better.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:03 PM (fuK7c)

Indeed. Actually my town (a small Boston suburb) was one of the worst offenders on the "may issue" front. Received an "F" from GOAL for, generally, just being a douche about the whole thing. Made a public stink about "nobody in this town should need to own a gun" and whatnot.

I was Town Moderator at the time I was applying for my permit and I made it a point to tell him that I knew the law, knew it well, and that it wasn't his fucking call, and if you don't want me dragging you onto the floor of town meeting when the police contract comes up to go through every last line item in your budget you'll damn-well sign my permit when it comes to your desk.

He signed - for a Class B. Asshole.

Posted by: DocJ at April 12, 2019 05:07 PM (fF3XF)

131 Oh boo!

Tiger just made a couple of birdeys and absolutely stuck it near the pin on a par 3 and they blew the lightning horn.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:07 PM (fuK7c)

132 wait, so do we not hate rosenpenis anymore?
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 12, 2019 05:05 PM (d7Ww2)

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

I never did. If he had done something to be hated, PDT would have nuked him a while back.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 05:07 PM (6csDQ)

133 In Deism, God is presumed to exist, but is also presumed to be unknowable and unprovable, since He does not interact with the world.


It's always struck me as laughable that people would believe that the Creator of the Universe couldn't communicate with his creation. Like he could stand outside the window and bang on the glass all he wants but we won't hear him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:08 PM (yv6t0)

134 Wait, so is Trumps not guilty again? I was only gone a coupla hours.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:08 PM (0rsWa)

135 114 Blaise Pascal formalized the Deists' position in a rigorous logical statement, now known as "Pascal's Wager."

-
His dog was Pascal's Wagger.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (+y/Ru)

Pavlov's Wager was a bet on behavioral conditioning.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 05:08 PM (NWiLs)

136
Trump giving a speech right before the 2020 election where he calmly lays out the crimes committed by Obama and Hillary, and then he issues them pardons, would be great.

And then he says "But Lynch and Brennan and Clapper and Comey and McCabe and Strzok and Page and Baker and Schiff and Warner? Nope. No pardons."
Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 05:06 PM (Y3hKx)


But only if he wins.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 12, 2019 05:08 PM (NFEMn)

137 Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 05:02 PM (QDnY+)

--------

Yeah. And, presuming people did commit chargeable offenses (and they may well have) who's gonna prosecute them?

Their friends. That's who.

So I'm still pretty certain everyone walks. A couple of slaps on the wrist, maybe, but likely only for a handful of scapegoat underlings.

As I always say, I hope I'm wrong, but I've seen American "justice" play out too many times to have a shred of optimism. Just the same old forlorn, unrequited hope.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2019 05:09 PM (AzW6q)

138
So if one is abusing oneself in the Macy window does one make eye contact with the passers by?


Depends on how bad you want a dollar tucked into your G-string

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 12, 2019 05:09 PM (TAmPV)

139 Alternate CNN Headline: Rosenstein Admits to being Russian Baught AND Bot!

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 05:09 PM (Whku9)

140 >>I never did. If he had done something to be hated, PDT would have nuked him a while back.

It goes beyond that. When everything comes out, he will be seen as someone who worked to thwart McCabe and the coup plotters and protect Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 05:09 PM (/tuJf)

141
It's always struck me as laughable that people would believe that the Creator of the Universe couldn't communicate with his creation. Like he could stand outside the window and bang on the glass all he wants but we won't hear him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:08 PM (yv6t0)

I think the idea is not that he couldn't but that he doesn't.

Posted by: Someguy at April 12, 2019 05:09 PM (oTYTN)

142 Blaise Pascal formalized the Deists' position in a rigorous logical statement, now known as "Pascal's Wager."

-
His dog was Pascal's Wagger.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (+y/Ru)

Pavlov's Wager was a bet on behavioral conditioning.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 05:08 PM (NWiLs)

Pascal's Wagoneer was his all-purpose sports utility vehicle...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 12, 2019 05:09 PM (NFEMn)

143 If he doesn't, a large ratchet has clicked in the wrong direction.

If it wasn't the wrong direction it wouldn't need a ratchet.

Posted by: TheDerpState at April 12, 2019 05:10 PM (FhXTo)

144 It's always struck me as laughable that people would believe that the Creator of the Universe couldn't communicate with his creation. Like he could stand outside the window and bang on the glass all he wants but we won't hear him.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:08 PM (yv6t0)

I think the idea is not that he couldn't but that he doesn't.
Posted by: Someguy at April 12, 2019 05:09 PM (oTYTN)

Or that He does all the time, but we're too dense, stupid and self-absorbed to hear.

Posted by: DocJ at April 12, 2019 05:10 PM (fF3XF)

145 So much winning !

But #NotTiredOfWinningYet!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, triumphalist Trumpian at April 12, 2019 05:10 PM (wA4OO)

146 If God does exist, then you go to heaven; but even if God doesn't exist, then of course no harm can come to you by believing in him, since there is nothing beyond the mundane human existence to punish you for believing in something unnecessary

Been my point all along.

Believing....what's the worst that can happen?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 05:10 PM (SzCD0)

147 How in the wide, wide world of sports did MA become shall-issue? Court case? A few populous/coastal counties of CA have actually become quasi-shall-issue in the last few years. Orange County switched based on the first (panel) ruling on a big CC case at the 9th, don't think they switched back when the en banc ruling reversed. (plus, based on her hijinks WRT cooperation with ICE, I think the sheriff there is an amazing and sensible person) San Diego kinda sorta when shall-issue during the last campaign, as the main challenger to the sheriff made it an early/prominent part of his platform. Many I know are waiting for things to lurch back to the "know-somebody" or "sheriff's friend" basis.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 05:10 PM (QDnY+)

148 Pascal's Wanger II was the best of the series.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:10 PM (yv6t0)

149 It's always struck me as laughable that people would believe that the Creator of the Universe couldn't communicate with his creation. Like he could stand outside the window and bang on the glass all he wants but we won't hear him.
Posted by: Grump928(C)


Does God yell "Elaine! Elaine!"?

Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 05:10 PM (5tb4C)

150
I think the idea is not that he couldn't but that he doesn't.


Posted by: Someguy at April 12, 2019 05:09 PM (oTYTN)

I know I've never gotten even an email.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:11 PM (0rsWa)

151 "If it wasn't the wrong direction it wouldn't need a ratchet."


Nice.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 05:11 PM (QDnY+)

152 I'm still calling him Rosenpenis -- Asshole signed off on one of those FISA spy warrants.

PS -- It's been very informative for asshole after asshole admitting that they are just rubber stamps in the whole approval/oversight process for secret court orders.

"What do you expect? For me to read the damn things???"

"We have to pass it to see what's in it."

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2019 05:11 PM (Z4rgH)

153 Only at the HQ could a thread begin on such a serious topic then devolve into a discussion of whether a group whack off is gay or not.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:12 PM (gC2IV)

154 I don't have cable TV, so can anyone confirm that CNN is running 24/7 with the new (good) Trump approval ratings?

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at April 12, 2019 05:12 PM (xptlg)

155 I'm in.

Posted by: alexthechick


Friday afternoon thread derailment - accomplished!

Posted by: TheDerpState at April 12, 2019 05:12 PM (FhXTo)

156 148 Pascal's Wanger II was the best of the series.
Posted by: Grump928(C)


I myself preferred the fourth sequel, "Pascal: The Re-Wagering."

Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 05:12 PM (5tb4C)

157 Well guess will drop this here

https://youtu.be/7Gx1Pv02w3Q

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:12 PM (3Fpmk)

158 153 Only at the HQ could a thread begin on such a serious topic then devolve into a discussion of whether a group whack off is gay or not.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:12 PM (gC2IV)

Only if you look over or make eye contact.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 05:12 PM (NWiLs)

159 146
If God does exist, then you go to heaven; but even if God doesn't exist,
then of course no harm can come to you by believing in him, since there
is nothing beyond the mundane human existence to punish you for
believing in something unnecessary



Been my point all along.



Believing....what's the worst that can happen?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 05:10 PM (SzCD0)

I always wonder if people who don't believe in God hope they are wrong and that they will meet lost loved ones again. Although my mom will not be happy I never became a doctor.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (0rsWa)

160 I know I've never gotten even an email.

God's, like, really old, you know? I've never got an e-mail from my mother and she's only 84.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (fuK7c)

161 How in the wide, wide world of sports did MA become shall-issue? Court case?
Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 05:10 PM (QDnY+)

Nope - it was actually a very carefully and broadly accepted update to the gun laws put together by GOAL, the legislature, and then-governor Patrick (D) who, turns out, was much more reasonable about guns than the useless so-called "Republican" who replaced him.

Posted by: DocJ at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (fF3XF)

162 I always wonder if people who don't believe in God hope they are wrong and that they will meet lost loved ones again. Although my mom will not be happy I never became a doctor.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (0rsWa)

Hell is listening to your mother tell you how disappointed she is in you for all eternity.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (NWiLs)

163 I just hope I don't wake up in a Mayan Afterlife.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (yv6t0)

164 If I win the Mega Millions, every one of you guys is getting a subscription to BateWorld.

'Cuz I'm a giver.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (AzW6q)

165 I never did. If he had done something to be hated, PDT would have nuked him a while back.

It goes beyond that. When everything comes out, he will be seen as someone who worked to thwart McCabe and the coup plotters and protect Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 05:09 PM (/tuJf)

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

I am aware of this, mainly due to your posts and links, thank you. I was just answering in the short form.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 05:14 PM (6csDQ)

166 Only at the HQ could a thread begin on such a serious topic then devolve into a discussion of whether a group whack off is gay or not.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:12 PM (gC2IV)

Just got here. WTH? Gay.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 05:14 PM (2DOZq)

167 Hell is listening to your mother tell you how disappointed she is in you for all eternity.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (NWiLs)

LMAO! Right?!!!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:14 PM (0rsWa)

168 I'm in.
Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (GbPPJ)


I'm damn sure watching THAT.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 05:14 PM (Zz0t1)

169 "46
It won't happen of course, but at the end of all this, people need to hang."

What you will get instead is a several hundred million dollar investment among the population in arms, ammo, commo, armor, and advanced imaging equipment.

As far as I know this is unprecedented; it'd be like a bunch of medieval peasants scrounging coppers to buy horses, swords, lances, and plate armor en masse.

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at April 12, 2019 05:14 PM (eAshZ)

170 If I win the Mega Millions, every one of you guys is getting a subscription to BateWorld.

'Cuz I'm a giver.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (AzW6q)
+++++++++++
Hard pass. I don't even think this is because you a have a good heart.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 12, 2019 05:15 PM (I2dne)

171 These people should be reading 'Commentor'.

We've known about this for 2 fucking years, already.

...tto some anonymous stoner.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2019 05:15 PM (QPKL6)

172 164
If I win the Mega Millions, every one of you guys is getting a subscription to BateWorld.



'Cuz I'm a giver.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (AzW6q)

Can i get the Masters Edition?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:15 PM (0rsWa)

173 I wasn't forecasting whether there would be convictions, or up to what level. Just that very likely there will be material, outrageous behavior that fundamentally conflicts with the constitutional order ..... that isn't something they can be indicted for. And we no longer have a political class, public square, and maybe even a public that can/will address that in an attempt to, as Trump puts it, make sure it never happens to another president.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 05:15 PM (QDnY+)

174 >>I'm still calling him Rosenpenis -- Asshole signed off on one of those FISA spy warrants.

I think it would help people feel a lot better about that particular issue if one of the legal eagles here did a post about how FISA warrants work. What is an affidavit, what is an affiant, etc.

My hunch is that last FISA renewal wasn't really a renewal at all. It was a trap.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 05:15 PM (/tuJf)

175 where only the Royalty has any decent existence and everyone else gets gnawed on by nameless things in the dark.


There is a reason the natives converted to Catholism relatively easily.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:15 PM (yv6t0)

176 Just got here. WTH? Gay.


It's not gay. We're all going to whack off in Macy's window but alexthechick will be there so that makes it totes straight.

Wait...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:16 PM (fuK7c)

177 Pavlov's wagger knew he was getting his num-nums whenever the bell rang.

Posted by: Fritz at April 12, 2019 05:16 PM (LuPts)

178 If I win the lottery?

Everyone down with a gift card to Chik-Fil-A for a hate shake?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:16 PM (3Fpmk)

179 Hell is listening to your mother tell you how disappointed she is in you for all eternity.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (NWiLs)


It's like you've met my mother.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 05:16 PM (Zz0t1)

180 Enough talk... get the guillotine!

Posted by: Inogame at April 12, 2019 05:16 PM (ySZHT)

181 153 Only at the HQ could a thread begin on such a serious topic then devolve into a discussion of whether a group whack off is gay or not.
Posted by: Duke Lowell


Only at the HQ could commenters in the same thread simultaneously discuss the gayness of circle jerks and also the logic underpinning 17th-century French philosophy.

Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (5tb4C)

182 >>Only at the HQ could a thread begin on such a serious topic then devolve into a discussion of whether a group whack off is gay or not.


What kind of proximity are considering here?

Anything less than 3.5 parsecs and its pretty gay...unless you aren't from the same homeworld, of course.

Posted by: Han Solo at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (QPKL6)

183 ...tto some anonymous stoner.


Not all Dead Heads are stoners.

*checks*

Oops. My bad.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (fuK7c)

184 Blaise Pascal formalized the Deists' position in a rigorous logical statement, now known as "Pascal's Wager."

-
His dog was Pascal's Wagger.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 05:04 PM (+y/Ru)


Tell him to stop ringing the bell. That damn dog is salivating all over the place

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (OLCnA)

185 Barr pretty much cornered Rosenpenis by including him in the summary report.

Posted by: MAGA at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (q/lZh)

186 "Of course, the LEft spend 500 years laughing at and
mocking the Deists for making this exact same argument. Consistency was
never their strong suit.

Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 04:54 PM (5tb4C)"
But it's not their albatross, either, as you should full well know - and this makes them extremely dangerous. This means that the only three outcomes on the table are victory, defeat, or crossing your fingers and hoping they just give up.

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (eAshZ)

187 It's not gay. We're all going to whack off in Macy's window but alexthechick will be there so that makes it totes straight.

Wait...
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:16 PM (fuK7c)


I don't think she's going to be down for a bukakke party.......

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (Zz0t1)

188 Anything less than 3.5 parsecs and its pretty gay...unless you aren't from the same homeworld, of course.


It doesn't matter with Acturians.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:18 PM (yv6t0)

189 I'm pounding a big cuppa cawfee hoping it will give me the juice to exercise.

*yawn*

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:18 PM (0rsWa)

190 It's always struck me as laughable that people would believe that the Creator of the Universe couldn't communicate with his creation. Like he could stand outside the window and bang on the glass all he wants but we won't hear him.
Posted by: Grump928(C)


----

Look, if people can't follow the OBVIOUS (male: penis, female: vagina) then we're hopeless.

God could be as obvious as the penis-into-vagina system and humans would still ignore him and go their own way.

Posted by: RKae at April 12, 2019 05:18 PM (vP0jg)

191 >>Only at the HQ could commenters in the same thread simultaneously discuss the gayness of circle jerks and also the logic underpinning 17th-century French philosophy.


Sleep in.
Box the Mime.
Think deep thoughts.

-Rousseau

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2019 05:18 PM (QPKL6)

192 Hell is watching your mother laugh at you when you try to get a snack out of the fridge only to find she padlocked it.

and she thinks it's hysterical.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 12, 2019 05:18 PM (d7Ww2)

193 Anything less than 3.5 parsecs and its pretty gay...unless you aren't from the same homeworld, of course.
Posted by: Han Solo at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (QPKL6)

Those guys were so lame. All they wanted to do was sit around and play space checkers
And it turns out the hairy one's a dude. And the robot. All dudes.
- Lego Batman

Posted by: DocJ at April 12, 2019 05:18 PM (fF3XF)

194 Only at the HQ could a thread begin on such a serious topic then devolve into a discussion of whether a group whack off is gay or not.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:12 PM (gC2IV)

Well I'm gonna go with "as long as we don't touch each other, it's all good."

Especially if it's a Barky-type person going to jail.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 05:19 PM (SzCD0)

195 Hey, Anna Puma, check your coach cushions for some spare change!

https://bit.ly/2Ueztz2

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 05:19 PM (+y/Ru)

196 Especially if it's a Barky-type person going to jail.



Go long on Jergens.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:19 PM (yv6t0)

197 Only at the HQ could commenters in the same thread simultaneously discuss the gayness of circle jerks and also the logic underpinning 17th-century French philosophy.
Posted by: zombie at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (5tb4C)
++++++++++
That's why this is best place ever. It's basically a bursting, ADD-riddled brain after the first hundred comments. Sometimes after the first comment.

You might not *like* what you learn, but you're gonna learn something.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (I2dne)

198 one of my favorite parts of the Khazar Dictionary by Milorad Pavic is a parable told by a demon - I'll summarize:

Two men are sitting inside a large domed room. The one notes a small fly on the white concave ceiling, far above them. To his companion he says "do you see that fly up there? to that little fly, this room seems like a universe, and the white dome above is seems like an infinite expanse."

The other guy agrees. The (demon) guy says "ok well can you communicate then with that fly, in a way in which you know the fly will understand your intentions?"

Other guy thinks, says no way.

First guy (demon guy) walks over with a rolled up paper and squishes the fly. "Do you think it understood me?"

Point being, it may well be that God CANNOT communicate with us very well in ways we can easily understand. (In the book, the demon implies that God communicates with mortals thru their deaths.)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (Rarvo)

199 ...and to be fair, Rousseau stole those first 2 from Descartes.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (QPKL6)

200 Han Solo? He was captain of the Enterprise, right?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (gC2IV)

201 It's not gay. We're all going to whack off in Macy's window but alexthechick will be there so that makes it totes straight.

Wait...
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:16 PM (fuK7c)


I was gonna say.

Sekrit to Bander. Text me when the golf starts again please because I switched over to tennis.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (GbPPJ)

202 Trump giving a speech right before the 2020 election where he calmly lays out the crimes committed by Obama and Hillary, and then he issues them pardons, would be great.

And then he says "But Lynch and Brennan and Clapper and Comey and McCabe and Strzok and Page and Baker and Schiff and Warner? Nope. No pardons."
Posted by: Sharkman


Why pardon them? FTS. I want a body count. ESPECIALLY if they were the ones making the decisions.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (dDUXP)

203
Only at the HQ could a thread begin on such a serious topic then devolve into a discussion of whether a group whack off is gay or not.
Posted by: Duke Lowell


I thought it was ruled gay on the straight men masturbation club post awhile back

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (TAmPV)

204 Hey, was that guy that set fire to himself in front of the White House Mueller or Barr?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (37IEG)

205 >I'm still calling him Rosenpenis -- Asshole signed off on one of those FISA spy warrants.

-----

The Rosenpenis also approved the Micheal Cohen raid and ordered the Clinton whistleblower raid.

Posted by: MAGA at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (q/lZh)

206 The Left now uses the same "logic": Since the classified report can NEVER be seen by the general public, you can never definitively state that it contains NO evidence of Trump's guilt. There will always be the nagging question: Is the evidence in the redacted portion? So the best course of action of the believe in Trump's guilt, since it can NEVER be DISproven.

-----

Bill Mahar: "I know Trump's guilty. I watch my TV."

Genius.

Posted by: RKae at April 12, 2019 05:21 PM (vP0jg)

207 3.5 parsecs. Different species. Bukkake?

So Rishathra is right out?

Humans are so weird.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:21 PM (3Fpmk)

208 >> that guy that set fire to himself in front of the White House


He should have used more lube.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2019 05:21 PM (QPKL6)

209 I thought it was ruled gay on the straight men masturbation club post awhile back
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic

.................

Any of those clowns behind bars would be extenuating circumstances..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 12, 2019 05:21 PM (so+oy)

210 Dammit! My cat licked the damn coffee cup rim! At least eh didn't stick his paw in it like his sister does. She loves coffee.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:22 PM (0rsWa)

211 One never knows were a thread goes once it's launched

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2019 05:22 PM (BbGew)

212 Two men are sitting inside a large domed room. The one notes a small fly on the white concave ceiling, far above them.
(...)
First guy (demon guy) walks over with a rolled up paper and squishes the fly. "Do you think it understood me?"
Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (Rarvo)


If it's far above them, how did he walk over and hit it with a rolled-up paper?

It couldn't have been that far.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 05:22 PM (t+qrx)

213 It's not gay. We're all going to whack off in Macy's window but alexthechick will be there so that makes it totes straight.

Wait...
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:16 PM (fuK7c)

I don't think she's going to be down for a bukakke party.......
Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 05:17 PM (Zz0t1)

Let's not write it off yet, mmmk?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 05:22 PM (SzCD0)

214 Sekrit to Bander. Text me when the golf starts again please because I switched over to tennis.
Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (GbPPJ)

I was there last night . Great venue to view pro tennis up close.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 05:22 PM (2DOZq)

215 Cyber crimes? The Concord case? It is to laugh (should check, a friend's law firm is the counsel for the Russian defendants, there was some funny scuttlebutt earlier, maybe some more by now). Back to the earlier sub-topic, if Rosie's expanded scope of work for Mueller is ever made public, I still don't think it can in any way justify appointment of a SC to investigate ..... foreign entities engaged in what are prank-level political shenanigans. Make that "I am certain" that won't within the SC regulation.


Recall that the then-WH counsel said Rosie's SC appointment blindsided everyone, including Sessions. Probably for good reason. Because it wasn't remotely legitimate under existing statute and regulation. And given the 2-year delay in actually dealing with the real crimes and scandal that Strassel probably correctly attributes to the existence of the SC, it'll be some pretty impressive 1,238-dimensional chess to justify Rosie's action on that matter.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 05:23 PM (QDnY+)

216 If it's far above them, how did he walk over and hit it with a rolled-up paper?


lol I wrote that wrong! I mean, the fly is just on the wall. they're in a tomb essentially, that's shaped like a dome

and white

I was trying to shorten the story lol

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:23 PM (Rarvo)

217 One never knows were a thread goes once it's launched

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2019 05:22 PM (BbGew)



To boldly go where no thread has gone before

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 05:23 PM (OLCnA)

218 A Thread is like gossamer.


And one does not dissect gossamer.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2019 05:23 PM (QPKL6)

219 210
Dammit! My cat licked the damn coffee cup rim! At least eh didn't stick his paw in it like his sister does. She loves coffee.


Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:22 PM (0rsWa)
And this surprises you in what way? My great Dane decided she needed to test mine the other day. Living up to my nic, I drank it anyway because ya just don't waste food.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (37IEG)

220 Speaking of gay, Govenor Fat Fag signed the "red flag" bill, today. Colorado is truly down the tubes.

Posted by: stonecutter at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (Bfr22)

221 I was there last night . Great venue to view pro tennis up close.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 05:22 PM (2DOZq)


Ohhh I'm legit jealous.

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (GbPPJ)

222 Cop: "Do you have any weapons on you?"

Waraiotoko: "Uh... no."

Cop: "Well, here, you can borrow mine then until you get that shit straightened out."

Posted by: The world Warai-otoko wants to live in at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (Ct55T)

223 Mind boggling to me that some Leftists are just learning these things. But then again, its not like CNN or MSNBC are going to give them a heads up.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (r+sAi)

224 btw not only do I think people masturbating in groups is totally gay, I think orgies are also gay!

and when in say high school there was a room or basement where mutilple couples were making out I hated that! I felt like that was kind of gay too (I mean for me, I'm a girl, I thought it was sort of lesbiany to watch other girls get manhandled)

but circle jerks are totes gay nobody's questioning THAT I hope!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (Rarvo)

225 What's amazing here, is that the main stream journalists of conversation bent are just now in early 2019 getting into this game. The sentiment fleshed out by Stressel in today's WSJ has been said before here at the pirate ship early last year.

It became clear sometime north of the discovery that Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid Fusion GPS, and that Fusion GPS was everywhere at the root of the information flowing into Obama's alphabet agencies, that Mueller appointment and Buzzfeed Dossier article were a spasmodic "oh shit" moment by the bad actors.

What they did here was SO bad, SO criminal, that every single one of them knew on that glorious night when Trump was elected President, that their entire gambit was going to burn and crash to the ground in spectacular fashion, and that indictments, trials and jail time were sure to follow.

This state of mind explains EVERYTHING and ties all of the disparate parts together. 25th amendment? Aimed at getting Trump out of office to prevent disclosure of the crimes. Mueller? Thy had to do something -- anything -- to slow down (or preferably, to retroactively legitimize) the surveillance. But not Mueller as a real, honest and fair investigator. They needed Mueller "in house." So, Mueller populates his A-team with the very people that perpetrated the crimes. Sessions? Can't have an AG not involved in the crimes looking into this stuff, so use same Muh Russia crap, amplified by bum rush of media stories, to get him to recuse himself. For being seen in the presence of a Russian diplomat, at an official party Sessionzzz attended in his official capacity, in public, a few years ago.

Nunes? Can't have that dude looking into it. Ethics complaint on legal side, same media bum rush against his character and intentions, including cocaine and hookers. On a boat, owned by a winery in which Nunes is a limited partner, donated as an event in a charity auction, with zero knowledge, involvement or action by Nunes. (see pending Nunes' lawsuit against McClatchy and detestable "republican consultant" Liz Mair).

We've been screaming from the rooftops since the beginning, that this is the biggest scandal in American history, and people need to be in jail. This is an unprecedented outrage. Happy to see mainstreamers finally catching up and all, but god damn the whole lot of conservative thinkers, elected officials, writers and news personalities who let this outrage perpetuate for two years -- unanswered. And for not defending this President, who has been wronged to such a degree that it's hard to articulate.

Day of the Rope, when?

Posted by: RichardWindsor at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (gBYHI)

226 lol I wrote that wrong! I mean, the fly is just on the wall. they're in a tomb essentially, that's shaped like a dome



and white



I was trying to shorten the story lol

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:23 PM (Rarvo)

Huh...... yeah, i still don't get it. Can you start over?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:25 PM (0rsWa)

227 One never knows were a thread goes once it's launched


past 100, boobs. past 200, guns.

as surely as night follows day.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:25 PM (yv6t0)

228 O/T

Amnesty Part 2 Electric Boogaloo.

From the AP:

"Democrats have said they will tackle immigration bills, possibly as soon as they return from their spring recess, and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has indicated an interest in working on the issue."

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 12, 2019 05:25 PM (FiUMj)

229 The left is now using the EXACT same argument that the Deists used to argue for belief in God...

----

The left: "Belief in God is silly, because you can't tell me where God came from!"

The left: "Homosexuality has no origin. It just... is."

Posted by: RKae at April 12, 2019 05:25 PM (vP0jg)

230 It wouldn't be the HQ if a thread didn't take a disturbing turn or three...

Posted by: steevy at April 12, 2019 05:25 PM (BXMxN)

231 >> I don't think she's going to be down for a bukakke
>> party.......

I'm always down for it.

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at April 12, 2019 05:25 PM (f1Vqw)

232 Huh...... yeah, i still don't get it. Can you start over?


yeahhhh this is why I'm an artist not a writer

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:25 PM (Rarvo)

233 This is why they kept Rosenstein's balls in a drawer.

Why the panic, Democrats? Aren't you all about investigations, oversight and transparency? The Attorney General is just trying to get the facts. It's not as if he's paid for a Dossier and is using it to get phony warrants. He's not going to insert spies or set up phony meetings to entrap anybody. And he certainly won't be using foreign intelligence services to avoid the laws or any other such criminal acts. So there's nothing to worry about.

Right?

Posted by: Harry Mata at April 12, 2019 05:25 PM (g5UVy)

234 I was trying to shorten the story lol
Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:23 PM (Rarvo)


Well, OK, I guess. But now I'm wondering if the whole thing ever happened.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 05:26 PM (t+qrx)

235 "The White House can't demand answers, because that too would interfere.
Mr. Trump's adversaries got to hide behind Robert Mueller for nearly two
years." from the WSJ article

Rosenstein is the one that orchestrated Mueller's coup ... and made sure it went anywhere Russia/Trump (their own lies) might lead.


So no, it is not clear that Rosie is now a good guy, or ever was. Two years of damage done, Rosenstein had oversight of that obstruction of POTUS/coup. Barr came in and ended it quickly. He brought Rosie back for some certification of the events perhaps ... but the two years of damage was immense.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 12, 2019 05:26 PM (Cus5s)

236 Trump giving a speech right before the 2020 election
where he calmly lays out the crimes committed by Obama and Hillary, and
then he issues them pardons, would be great.



And then he says "But Lynch and Brennan and Clapper and Comey and
McCabe and Strzok and Page and Baker and Schiff and Warner? Nope. No
pardons."

Posted by: Sharkman





Why pardon them? FTS. I want a body count. ESPECIALLY if they were the ones making the decisions.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 12, 2019 05:20 PM (dDUXP)

The speech would be even better with a running Air Pinochet copper in the background.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 12, 2019 05:26 PM (9Om/r)

237 >Who's been telling you that much, forever?

In between bong rips?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 12, 2019 05:26 PM (t6MX/)

238 Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:23 PM (Rarvo)

Though that is a pretty nice hash there.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 05:26 PM (t+qrx)

239 Oh, there's a good one about a fly and a demon and a white dome.

Can someone tell that one?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:26 PM (fuK7c)

240 Pretty clear to me that McConnel is in the -
'Go ahead and show America your ass, Chuckie'
mode right now.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2019 05:27 PM (QPKL6)

241 Thread summary: if G*d exists, there is some communications problem with Xer/Xim, and for this reason we're not sure if it's gay to fap in public with other guys, or whether Rosie is all-in on supporting Barr's summation of the Mueller findings.


Or something.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 05:27 PM (QDnY+)

242 Though that is a pretty nice hash there.


I know hogmartin I hope I have this hash forever!

I am gay for my own hash

onanism

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:27 PM (Rarvo)

243 Oh, there's a good one about a fly and a demon and a white dome.

A fly, a demon, and a guy walk into a bar...

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:27 PM (yv6t0)

244 "One never knows were a thread goes once it's launched".....

It's like a F.R.O.G.

The Russians loved those things.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 05:27 PM (Z+IKu)

245 >>My hunch is that last FISA renewal wasn't really a renewal at all. It was a trap.



Oh yes, someone please explain.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 12, 2019 05:27 PM (W+vEI)

246 163 I just hope I don't wake up in a Mayan Afterlife.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (yv6t0)

Yeah, I've got news and you're not gonna like it...

Posted by: Huitzilopochtli at April 12, 2019 05:27 PM (RD7QR)

247 >>Recall that the then-WH counsel said Rosie's SC appointment blindsided everyone, including Sessions. Probably for good reason. Because it wasn't remotely legitimate under existing statute and regulation. And given the 2-year delay in actually dealing with the real crimes and scandal that Strassel probably correctly attributes to the existence of the SC, it'll be some pretty impressive 1,238-dimensional chess to justify Rosie's action on that matter.

You're missing the point because you are confusing why a SC was appointed. Do you honestly think that Rosenstein would lie about it when all is about to be revealed?

The prevailing thought is that Rosenstein appointed a SC for offensive reasons. What if it was for defensive reasons?

Stop assuming and go back to May of 2017 and look again at what was happening. It's not 4 dimensional chess. It's fucking checkers.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (/tuJf)

248 >> It wouldn't be the HQ if a thread didn't take a disturbing turn or three...


*Uncrosses Legs*

** ... **

*Crosses Legs*

Posted by: Michele Obama in a Mini Skirt at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (QPKL6)

249 So no, it is not clear that Rosie is now a good guy, or ever was. Two years of damage done, Rosenstein had oversight of that obstruction of POTUS/coup. Barr came in and ended it quickly. He brought Rosie back for some certification of the events perhaps ... but the two years of damage was immense."

I think the best we can say is that Rosie rather cleverly played both sides at the same time, so that he could come out in good shape no matter which side won. Now he's figured out the winner, and he's gonna be all over the Trump Train from here on out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (Kpl3J)

250 What's got me excited today is PDT's threat to dump illegals in sanctuary cities. The man is brilliant.

Posted by: Tuna at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (jm1YL)

251 And this surprises you in what way? My great Dane
decided she needed to test mine the other day. Living up to my nic, I
drank it anyway because ya just don't waste food.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (37IEG)

lol. I'm not surprised but i try to keep an eye out, but one distracts me and then the other gets it. Drank it anyway of course. Lost any hesitation about that stuff when we drove form Fl to MN with 32long haired cats in the van. Hell i could eat a sandwich with cat fur on it after awhile.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (0rsWa)

252 I'm still bowled over by all the urban libs screaming about having illegals bused into sanctuary cities

HOW CAN THIS BE BAD, GOOD THINKERS?!!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (Rarvo)

253
*Uncrosses Legs*



** ... **



*Crosses Legs*

Posted by: Michele Obama in a Mini Skirt at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (QPKL6)
Good work, consider me disturbed.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 12, 2019 05:29 PM (37IEG)

254 My cat is always sticking her head in my coffee, I shoo her away and drink it.

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2019 05:29 PM (BbGew)

255 Golf is back on.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:29 PM (gC2IV)

256 Well, as long as we're talking about rub n tugs . . .

Prosecutors Admit: No Human Trafficking Evidence in Kraft Case...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 05:29 PM (+y/Ru)

257 I subscribe to the WSJ. It is the only newspaper worth reading. And the comments are great, although rarely as clever or funny as those on this blog.

Posted by: Regular joe at April 12, 2019 05:29 PM (6/uwW)

258 What's got me excited today is PDT's threat to dump illegals in sanctuary cities. The man is brilliant.
Posted by: Tuna

----

Ever heard of anyone turning down a beneficial resource?

You never hear European countries yelling at each other, "You need to take your fair share of this oil! You can't stick us with it all!"

Posted by: RKae at April 12, 2019 05:30 PM (vP0jg)

259 Rosenstein also forced the AG Berman of the SDNY to recuse himself from Mueller referred prosecutions.

You'll notice when Barr took over Berman was unrecused and the stain attorney that was working on the cases resigned for "personal reasons".

Posted by: MAGA at April 12, 2019 05:30 PM (q/lZh)

260 I just hope I don't wake up in a Mayan Afterlife.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:13 PM (yv6t0)

Yeah, I've got news and you're not gonna like it...
Posted by: Huitzilopochtli

Interloper.

Posted by: Hun Hunapu at April 12, 2019 05:30 PM (zCyNd)

261 Golf is back on.


Did you steal ace's time machine that he totally doesn't have? We're still in commercials and there wasn't golf before them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:30 PM (fuK7c)

262 Remember all those many months the Left, egged on by people like Holder and Lynch, were busily setting up a network and specific plans to immediately take to the streets, from coast to coast, should/when Trump fired Mueller or Rosenstein?!?

Yeah. Heh.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 12, 2019 05:30 PM (W+vEI)

263 Anosaurus Wrecks, the rest of the story

http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/wilson-connie-edwards.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:30 PM (3Fpmk)

264 Prosecutors Admit: No Human Trafficking Evidence in Kraft Case...


I can't tell you how many people tried to assure me those prosecutors wouldn't make shit up...

how this was SERIOUSLY HUMAN TRAFFICKING and WE ARE SUPER SERIAL!!!

dumbasses

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 12, 2019 05:30 PM (Rarvo)

265 *Uncrosses Legs*



** ... **



*Crosses Legs*

Posted by: Michele Obama in a Mini Skirt at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (QPKL6)


man made global warming

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 12, 2019 05:31 PM (9Om/r)

266 Barr is misrepresenting Mueller's Report.

Posted by: Captain America at April 12, 2019 05:31 PM (kOpft)

267 Let me turn around and bend over to pick up this nickel.

Posted by: Hillary Rodham Clinton Naked at April 12, 2019 05:31 PM (4e+hS)

268
You want something disturbing?

The weird spiral butt rash that's a sign of anal cancer:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6915881

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 05:31 PM (f1Vqw)

269 I think the best we can say is that Rosie rather cleverly played both sides at the same time, so that he could come out in good shape no matter which side won. Now he's figured out the winner, and he's gonna be all over the Trump Train from here on out.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (Kpl3J)

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Most likely.

Posted by: MAGA at April 12, 2019 05:31 PM (q/lZh)

270 I think the truth is sloooooowly making it's way to the LIV Zone.

Posted by: Max Power at April 12, 2019 05:32 PM (q177U)

271 I went there for my monthly prostate massage.

I even got medicare to pay for it.

Thanks Obama!

Posted by: Bob Kraft at April 12, 2019 05:32 PM (Z+IKu)

272 I admit, I'm an Occam's Razor kind of guy, so maybe that colors my judgment, but isn't it probable that Cap'n Bill and Expert Tom are always wrong about Trump because they're just stupid?

Posted by: Ted K. at April 12, 2019 05:32 PM (skX4w)

273 Lost any hesitation about that stuff when we drove
form Fl to MN with 32long haired cats in the van. Hell i could eat a
sandwich with cat fur on it after awhile.


Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:28 PM (0rsWa)
Mine was lost with, don't remember which of the first 2 mini-mes. I fondly recall my sister, thinking if she bit her chocolates and left them in the fridge they'd be safe from marauding chocolate predators. My dad would bite the other side and put it back.
Her next approach was licking them and announcing that she did so.He just ate the whole thing.
I understand now, though I didn't then.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 12, 2019 05:32 PM (37IEG)

274 peaking of gay, Govenor Fat Fag signed the "red flag" bill, today. Colorado is truly down the tubes.
Posted by: stonecutter at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (Bfr22)

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Don't forget the $100m outlay to turn your kids into trannies at school. Or nullification of the will of the voters on the setbacks referendum, in the name of economy-destroying enviro cultism. Or the push to turn over all the city property to the homeless. And full-day kindergarten and preschool. And paid family/medical leave. And universal healthcare.

And using computers to speed read bills in order to ram them through.

Since their big win in November, the speed and aggression of Colorado Democrats has been breathtaking. It makes the early Obama administration look timid and lethargic.

It's full fuckin' tilt, now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2019 05:32 PM (AzW6q)

275 >>The weird spiral butt rash that's a sign of anal cancer


How about a warning for those people with Vertigo!

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (QPKL6)

276 I had a beagle that would always look for opportunities to drink out of any container and was especially fond of martinis. We'd be sitting around the pool and note he'd knock over beers to drink them and was always on the prowl for an open drink.

Posted by: DanMan at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (XTiHL)

277 d when in say high school there was a room or basement where mutilple couples were making out I hated that! I felt like that was kind of gay too (I mean for me, I'm a girl, I thought it was sort of lesbiany to watch other girls get manhandled)

Um, go on....

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (kBiSH)

278 I think the truth is sloooooowly making it's way to the LIV Zone.
Posted by: Max Power at April 12, 2019 05:32 PM (q177U)


I don't fault it for taking its time. I'd be scared too.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (t+qrx)

279 Well, as long as we're talking about rub n tugs . . .

Prosecutors Admit: No Human Trafficking Evidence in Kraft Case...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 05:29 PM (+y/Ru)

Well, if I had to choose between getting a rub n tug from one of those hag masseuses and jacking myself with a bunch of 'rons outside Macy's, J.J. wins.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (SzCD0)

280 pjmedia.com/georgetown students pass mandatory fee for slavery reparations

http://tinyurl.com/y5u2jcqj

Leftism is a debilitating disease

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (BbGew)

281 My dad would bite the other side and put it back.
Her next approach was licking them and announcing that she did so.He just ate the whole thing.

I understand now, though I didn't then.


Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 12, 2019 05:32 PM (37IEG)

Lol. thata great!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (0rsWa)

282 Prosecutors Admit: No Human Trafficking Evidence in Kraft Case...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Yeah? How about an E-Verify check down at the Mac n' Cheese plant.

Posted by: Miklos, living off government cheese (French government 'cause snob) at April 12, 2019 05:34 PM (zCyNd)

283 I had a beagle that would always look for opportunities to drink out of any container and was especially fond of martinis. We'd be sitting around the pool and note he'd knock over beers to drink them and was always on the prowl for an open drink.
Posted by: DanMan

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Yeah, I had an uncle like that.

Not quite as adorable.

Posted by: RKae at April 12, 2019 05:34 PM (vP0jg)

284 Speaking of gay, Govenor Fat Fag signed the "red flag" bill, today. Colorado is truly down the tubes.
Posted by: stonecutter at April 12, 2019 05:24 PM (Bfr22)

I don't say this much, but G*d Dammit!

Fucking sick of this state. Go to hell Polis, you monster.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Made Redundant at April 12, 2019 05:35 PM (xPJvm)

285 >>How about an E-Verify check down at the Mac n' Cheese plant.


They are going alphabetically.

Mac and Cheese comes after Jack and Cheese.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2019 05:35 PM (QPKL6)

286 Lol. thata great!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (0rsWa)

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What, are you Italian now?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:35 PM (gC2IV)

287 ''Since their big win in November, the speed and aggression of Colorado Democrats has been breathtaking. It makes the early Obama administration look timid and lethargic.

It's full fuckin' tilt, now.''

Colorado is not that far from the border. PDT should make his first illegal drop off there. I'm sure the governor will have the welcome wagon out.

Posted by: Tuna at April 12, 2019 05:35 PM (jm1YL)

288 d when in say high school there was a room or basement where mutilple couples were making out I hated that! I felt like that was kind of gay too (I mean for me, I'm a girl, I thought it was sort of lesbiany to watch other girls get manhandled)

Um, go on....
Posted by: Insomniac

*invokes pics rule*

Posted by: Moron Judge Miklos, strict constructionist at April 12, 2019 05:36 PM (zCyNd)

289 you know, the decision to spy on Trump was as stupid as the decision to break into the watergate.

everyone involved with spying on Trump did so with the expectation that Trump would lose, hillary would win, and no one would ever be the wiser.

if you believe that hillary will win, why go to such lengths and do so much so wrong?

these people were equal parts stupid and insane.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 05:36 PM (MTjB1)

290 They were sure she would win.

When she didn't, they needed to find a way to save their skins. Because, after all, they are good people. They shouldn't be punished for just trying to do the U.S.A a favor and save us from Trump.

So, since they are all so very sure Trump was dirty, just upped the ante, and investigate even more. Surely there would be something, and once they found it, well then, all sins would be forgiven. They can muck up the timeline and make it seem like they knew he was dirty all along.

Problem was they made a second mistake - Trump is not dirty, OR he is so damn good at hiding stuff (having been investigated multiple times in his career) that they would never, ever get the dirt.

That is why they are all such self righteous assholes - they see themselves as martyrs, they believe they should be applauded for their actions, not condemned. You know, Like the SS in Germany.

But who convinced them of their righteousness, that Trump was an existential evil? They will never admit they were fooled. But who fooled them?

The Democrats and the media. They convinced these guys to go rogue over nothing.

As you cool you heels in a cell, remember who brought you there.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at April 12, 2019 05:36 PM (AJj50)

291 Speaking of rainbow flags, which some some city is planning to put near Chik-Fil, Mayor Buttigieg dragged Pence into a quarrel of his (Mayor Pete's) own making:

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 12, 2019 05:36 PM (FSPNP)

292 291-link

http://tinyurl.com/yy262z7d

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 12, 2019 05:37 PM (FSPNP)

293 @realDonaldTrump

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

Gotta see the video he posted underneath this.

https://tinyurl.com/y4nplfqv

Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 05:37 PM (cF8AT)

294 Consider this about Barr. It's mid-April. He started his role in January. Barr is the first person in a leadership position, not involved in the underlying Muh Russia investigation, that has access to and can review the conduct of the BFI, DOJ and others.

It's taken this dude less than four months to figure it out. First independent person to review the full file, and here we go on real investigations.

I'm starting to regain some confidence. It's still early, but all signs point to accountability, at long last. We have a loooooong way to go, and only when the orange jump suits are issued can we have a real discussion about the status of this Country's justice system.

One can only hope that there remain true patriots and honest brokers somewhere in government, who know that corrupt public officials, especially corrupt intelligence and law enforcement officials, must be prosecuted and punished aggressively due to the amount of power and trust afforded to these persons. A breach of that trust, and the redress and punishment of that breach, is what exists in the thin line between a free democracy and police state.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at April 12, 2019 05:37 PM (gBYHI)

295 What, are you Italian now?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 12, 2019 05:35 PM (gC2IV)

gees. but I am actually eyetalin. Ok, off to gym. Ugh. got nuttin.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:37 PM (0rsWa)

296 Greg Craig pulled a Dred Scot and helped Fidel Castro get back his runaway slave Elian Gonzales, after his mom died to bring him to freedom.

Gulag much, comrade?

Posted by: Harry Mata at April 12, 2019 05:37 PM (g5UVy)

297 Colorado is not that far from the border. PDT should make his first illegal drop off there. I'm sure the governor will have the welcome wagon out.
Posted by: Tuna at April 12, 2019 05:35 PM (jm1YL)

He should drop them in Aspen.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at April 12, 2019 05:38 PM (SzCD0)

298 Mac and Cheese comes after Jack and Cheese.
Posted by: garrett


*eyes block of Velveta warily*

Posted by: Miklos, hoping for support from the loyal toaster at April 12, 2019 05:38 PM (zCyNd)

299 everyone involved with spying on Trump did so with the expectation that Trump would lose, hillary would win, and no one would ever be the wiser.

if you believe that hillary will win, why go to such lengths and do so much so wrong?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 05:36 PM (MTjB1)


That's how they expected she'd win. Because they'd make it happen.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 05:38 PM (t+qrx)

300 I had a beagle that would always look for
opportunities to drink out of any container and was especially fond of
martinis. We'd be sitting around the pool and note he'd knock over
beers to drink them and was always on the prowl for an open drink.

Posted by: DanMan at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (XTiHL)


My dog was that way, he loved beer. He would always be trying to lick an open beer if you set it down. One day I said ok you want beer, HERE. I poured an entire beer into his bowl, he drank the whole damn thing, sat down, lets out a burp with a confused look on his face. Then he gets all happy, puts on the trademark Samoyed smile and barks for more. After that I really had to watch setting a beer down around him.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 12, 2019 05:39 PM (9Om/r)

301 past 100, boobs. past 200, guns.

as surely as night follows day.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:25 PM (yv6t0)
.........

then the bunk

then recipes

Posted by: wth at April 12, 2019 05:39 PM (v0R5T)

302 >>Colorado is not that far from the border. PDT should make his first illegal drop off there. I'm sure the governor will have the welcome wagon out.




Aurora. It's already, like, maybe 50% immigrant?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 12, 2019 05:39 PM (W+vEI)

303 A sorta limp wristed Mary Sue Star Wars plan 9 trailer just came out.

"Rise" of the Skywalker.

They put the parody word "rise" in the title, like a fucking joke.

Posted by: Max Power at April 12, 2019 05:39 PM (q177U)

304 nood
don't mention the grey boxing

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 05:39 PM (Dh1wo)

305 268
You want something disturbing?

The weird spiral butt rash that's a sign of anal cancer:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6915881

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 05:31 PM (f1Vqw

ohmygod there are pictures - of course there are pictures... the ottoman art thread picture has got nothing on these....

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 05:40 PM (Kpl3J)

306 Gray nood

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 05:40 PM (t+qrx)

307
if you believe that hillary will win, why go to such lengths and do so much so wrong?


I think they planned on destroying Trump and his family after he lost.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 12, 2019 05:41 PM (TAmPV)

308 Lol. thata great!


Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 12, 2019 05:33 PM (0rsWa)
To this day I'm not certain if he was trying to teach her something or not, but I don't remember him being a chocolate fanatic either so I'm going with the former.
After 6 of us, and his time in the Pacific helping teach Hirohito not to make Uncle Sam mad, biting into a bitten chocolate probably didn't register at all on his "oh my God" meter.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 12, 2019 05:41 PM (37IEG)

309 if you believe that hillary will win, why go to such lengths and do so much so wrong?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 05:36 PM (MTjB1)

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Two reasons, as I see it:

1.) More at stake than just Hil-Dawg. They wanted to rip Trump to pieces and jail him after he lost, to show the rest of us what happens when they challenge the King.

2.) To ingratiate themselves in the coming administration, which was certain to be an open-air festival of corruption and crime. To show you are loyal soldiers of the King, and gain his favor.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2019 05:41 PM (AzW6q)

310 And that Mustang is not 'original' original, it is a Cavalier rebuild from the 1960s. The square-tipped cuffless prop and the extra cooling vents on the belly radiator sides give it away. But not a Cavalier F-51D Mk II since the plane still has the original short D tail.

Nice to see the armor behind the seat, the SCR radio atop the fuselage tank, and the K-14; though the .50cal muzzles seem a bit rusty.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:41 PM (3Fpmk)

311 JS, unclear on your comment.


I'm claiming that appointment of an SC was not legitimate under the regulation. Unless the mandate were *completely* inverted, directed at other targets, where some underlying predicate crime the regular DOJ could not investigate for conflict of interest reasons had occurred. Nothing to do with Rosie lying - the first scope was made public. THAT document was not legit, within its own 4 corners.


I'm not assuming anything, other than that the amended scope to Mueller didn't fix the problem, or flip the script - otherwise, the perps we're waiting to see dealt with would have been, not Manafort, Page, and FFS Roger Stone.


And how can an SC appointment be "defensive"?



Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 05:42 PM (QDnY+)

312 when in say high school there was a room or basement where mutilple couples were making out I hated that! I felt like that was kind of gay too (I mean for me, I'm a girl, I thought it was sort of lesbiany to watch other girls get manhandled)

but circle jerks are totes gay nobody's questioning THAT I hope!
Posted by: BlackOrchid at A



so, during all those weekends, where you sat watching women get manhandled, with uncomfortable feelings of being lesbiany, and in the years and years that have gone by where you recounted those weekends and feelings of being lesbiany, did you ever have any thoughts about what you could have done differently?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 05:42 PM (MTjB1)

313 @AOC thinks the public shouldn't see photos of September 11 because they are "triggering"

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 12, 2019 05:42 PM (BqBId)

314 Anna,

Very interesting.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 05:42 PM (+y/Ru)

315 For those who can't read the WSJ article, here's the last paragraph, which I love:

"Mr. Barr didn't merely refuse to recuse; he's made clear he plans to plumb the FBI's actions thoroughly. That makes him Threat No. 1 to everyone who participated in these abuses, and it's why the liberal media establishment is now disparaging his integrity. They are stunned and scared - that accountability has returned to the Justice Department."

BOOM.

Posted by: bluebell at April 12, 2019 05:42 PM (aXucN)

316 195 Hey, Anna Puma, check your coach cushions for some spare change!

unless your coach is brie larsen

Posted by: Anachronda at April 12, 2019 05:43 PM (sGtp+)

317
My brother is one of those people who will never, ever, ever believe
Trump is not guilty. Every day he's got at least one vile accusation
against Trump posted on FB. And he seems to hate all Republicans and/or
Trump supporters with a bottomless well of hatred. I just ignore those
posts. He'll be drinking the Kool-Aid til the day he dies. It's hard to
believe he was raised by the same two rock ribbed Republicans as I was.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 12, 2019 04:56 PM (ebZss)


That's exactly like my younger sister. Jeebus.

Meanwhile, I've just finished painting all the wrought iron deck furniture, while my husband is in town attending a "bored meeting" at the law firm of a friend.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2019 05:44 PM (ptqGC)

318 >>Oh yes, someone please explain.

If you haven't seen the June 28, 2018 Congressional hearing where Rosenstein testified and was asked about that particular FISA warrant or forgot it's importance, watch this.

http://tinyurl.com/y4o5u5xd

The whole thing is pretty good if you apply what we know now but particularly the bit starting at 3:50, the discussion of the FISA warrant sign off. Then watch this:

http://tinyurl.com/y7z7y74n

Remember, contra what some have been saying here for over a year we now know that Horowitz was indeed working on FISA abuse the whole time including when this happened. And Rosenstein was NOT the affiant. It was someone else at the FBI. He merely was the last signature that said the document was complete and he welcomed Horowitz' review.

Horowitz is the ultimate straight shooter. He has seen everything. And his focus has been on FISA abuse for the purposes of this report.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 05:44 PM (/tuJf)

319 "Since their big win in November, the speed and aggression of Colorado Democrats has been breathtaking. It makes the early Obama administration look timid and lethargic. "

When Democrats win, they make changes.
When Republicans win, they TALK ABOUT making changes.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 12, 2019 05:44 PM (FiUMj)

320 "...that Rosie rather cleverly played both sides at the same time, so that
he could come out in good shape no matter which side won."Servo

maybe ... he is not well thought of by DiGenova. Maybe more of a "keep your head down" guy, willing to serve the DeepState ... but carefully. But that is the whole thing ... "plausible deniability" use cutouts, obstruct.


JackStraw follows it much more closely than I, so hopefully his insight is right, and Rosie was setting up the bad guys the whole time. All I see is two years of trashing Trump from the SC and his angry democrats. Trump himself calls it a coup ... the House went Dem/Commie ... only Trump supporters get the raids ... on and on, bad stuff that happened because Trump under this cloud.


The promise that it is all coming out any day now ... started a month ago ... still waiting, actually. Even Barr wants to protect the institutions, we just don't know what he will really do yet. tick tock ... #2weeks

Posted by: illiniwek at April 12, 2019 05:45 PM (Cus5s)

321 if you believe that hillary will win, why go to such lengths and do so much so wrong?



They expected to be rewarded.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 12, 2019 05:45 PM (yv6t0)

322 "If you believe that Hillary will win, why go to such lengths and do so much so wrong? "

Because you want to be the hero of the story...you want to impress the new boss. because, what the fuck, there would be no consequences. It was like a roller coaster - it was scary and fun because you know nothing bad would actually happen.

That is why we must make sure there are terrible consequences for each and every one of these self-satisfied turds. Comey, Brennan, Hillary, Strozic, Page, all of them. Every last one. Burn their lives to the ground. Make them suffer. Put their heads on pikes as an example to others - this line ye shall not cross. Metaphorically of course. I'm more interested in the process being the punishment, having each of these assholes have to answer question to the FBI, and get prosecuted for lying, repeatedly. make these assholes squirm. make them fork over big bucks for lawyers. The actual punishment doesn't matter - I want their good names ruined. I want admissions of guilt.

And this is not just an example to Democrats, it is to Republicans, it is to everyone.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at April 12, 2019 05:46 PM (AJj50)

323 If you want to go fast and haul your friends around, after winning a large lottery buy this project:

https://www.platinumfighters.com/b26

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:48 PM (3Fpmk)

324 >>And how can an SC appointment be "defensive"?

I can't say this enough. You need to go back and review what was going on in May 2017 when Comey was fired, McCabe took over and opened a criminal investigation into Trump, Rosenstein and Mueller met Trump at the White House and the very next day Rosenstein appointed Mueller and took the investigations, plural, away from McCabe.

If you really want to know what happened, spend some time looking at those things. Or just pretend Trump is an idiot and allowed Rosenstein to try and take him down, left him in place and then invited him to White House parties where he constantly praised him.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 05:49 PM (/tuJf)

325 307
if you believe that hillary will win, why go to such lengths and do so much so wrong?

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My suspicion: The Muh Russia investigation, as we know it, is just the facade. The surveillance was the point. Don't forget, we that a third-party contractor was given access to the Trump surveillance material, and was called out on it. We still don't know who that third-party contractor was.

It it was Fusion GPS, then you have your answer. This whole charade was an op to give Hillary Clinton real-time info about what the Trump campaign was doing. It IS Watergate, only much much bigger and more intrusive.

The "Insurance Policy" was how to pivot the facade they constructed to be used as a weapon against Trump, should he win. But it wasn't formulated that way, and using it as a torpedo against a Trump presidency wasn't the primary purpose.

It wasn't ever supposed to be known. Hillary, the wicked criminal scum bag that she is, was just covering all her bases.

Here's more food for thought. All that unmasking? What if.... OTHER GOP Presidential candidates ALSO were spied on? Like, all of them.

We, the public, and I suspect congressional investigators also, only know a tiny fraction of WHAT and WHO they surveilled hear. Cowardly public servants STILL are hiding all of that behind the farce of national security and "sources and methods." The end of Mueller only removed the third justified excuse, an "ongoing investigation."

Posted by: RichardWindsor at April 12, 2019 05:50 PM (gBYHI)

326 If you want to go fast and haul your friends around, after winning a large lottery buy this project:

https://www.platinumfighters.com/b26
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:48 PM (3Fpmk)


I will not be surprised, but will still reward you with a cookie, if you know the proper name and nose art that should be painted on a B-26. It's the pilots' nickname for the Marauder.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 05:50 PM (t+qrx)

327 # 1 thing to remember, all of these guys, Comey, etc. are all fucking hollow chested cowards. They only did this because they could look tough.

Look at Strozik and Lisa page texts. Lotta tough talk. How grand they must have felt. How important. But there was never any real danger, right? That was what made it fun.

"Baby, don't be afraid, Ima going kill that cockroach for you...."

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at April 12, 2019 05:52 PM (AJj50)

328 I will not be surprised, but will still reward you with a cookie, if you know the proper name and nose art that should be painted on a B-26.


Oh, I'll stay and watch this.

Also, Puma, what Mustang? You just popped into the thread talking about a Mustang that you're looking at, but it's not elsewhere in the thread.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:53 PM (fuK7c)

329 Which nickname?

"One a day in Tampa Bay"
"The Flying Prostitute"
"The Widow Maker"

Those nicknames?

-----
Bandersnatch, this one - https://www.platinumfighters.com/p-51d-n38227

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:55 PM (3Fpmk)

330 "Or just pretend Trump is an idiot and allowed
Rosenstein to try and take him down, left him in place and then invited
him to White House parties where he constantly praised him.Posted by: JackStraw

there are other possibilities ... Trump tries to work with them, they squeeze him in some ways, make deals the whole way. Like all the DeepState appointments by Trump ... they could not really convict him of Trump/Russia (too many whistle blowers?) but they could/did harass those around him.


How could Trump not allow Rosie and the coup to continue? Sure he could fire them all, but that could have been the trigger for impeachment or other DeepState attacks, because the bad guys had all the media, and he had to win the PR battle ... being innocent is not enough (see Dick/Tricky or Rich/Seth)

Posted by: illiniwek at April 12, 2019 05:56 PM (Cus5s)

331 Which nickname?

"One a day in Tampa Bay"
"The Flying Prostitute"
"The Widow Maker"

Those nicknames?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:55 PM (3Fpmk)


I'd have gone with "Baltimore Whore", but all of those are acceptable.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 05:58 PM (t+qrx)

332 OMG, $4.5 million?

I just saw one of those teevee things where they were selling surpluses for $150 after the war. Wow.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 05:58 PM (fuK7c)

333 *clicks on extra link in sale listing*

Plane come with around 20 V-1650 engines, spare canopies, belly scoops, wheels, and other stuff.

Geez

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 05:58 PM (3Fpmk)

334 >>there are other possibilities ... Trump tries to work with them, they squeeze him in some ways, make deals the whole way. Like all the DeepState appointments by Trump ... they could not really convict him of Trump/Russia (too many whistle blowers?) but they could/did harass those around him.

No, there really isn't. With the benefit of hindsight, sure. But not when it was happening in real time when Democrats were threatening to impeach him for farting.

Some people are just too tied to their narrative that Rosenstein is evil and refuse to look at the facts or ignore things that are inconvenient like Barr saying "Rosenstein has done and excellent job" and asking him to stay and help him with the Mueller wind down after he had already retired. Nobody bothers to try and explain the 393957494 level chess behind that if Rosenstein is an evil criminal who somehow has evaded Horowitz' eye.

Occam's Razor is a real thing. The easiest explanation is the obvious one. Rosenstein is not an evil guy and has played this honestly while helping sink the bad guys.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 06:02 PM (/tuJf)

335 I can't say this enough. You need to go back and review what was going on in May 2017 when Comey was fired, McCabe took over and opened a criminal investigation into Trump, Rosenstein and Mueller met Trump at the White House and the very next day Rosenstein appointed Mueller and took the investigations, plural, away from McCabe.

If you really want to know what happened, spend some time looking at those things. Or just pretend Trump is an idiot and allowed Rosenstein to try and take him down, left him in place and then invited him to White House parties where he constantly praised him.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 05:49 PM (/tuJf)

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Or he could have to McCabe there is no justification for an investigation and knock it off.

Posted by: MAGA at April 12, 2019 06:14 PM (5aM+u)

336 Told McCabe

Posted by: MAGA at April 12, 2019 06:14 PM (5aM+u)

337 "Occam's Razor is a real thing. The easiest explanation is the obvious
one."

OK, Occam's razor says massive damage was done to Trump and his agenda because of the Mueller inquisition, enabled and overseen by Rosie. That's why I quoted the WSJ saying that ... and losing the House to commies ... and the open threat to any that support Trump, may face dawn raids.


Stopping McCabe and a few other actions, perhaps necessary sacrifices to enable the SC and 2 years of obstruction. No wall built, record high illegal immigration ... this is part of the obstruction, part of the coup ... Occum's Razor says ... Rosie was in on it.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 12, 2019 06:21 PM (Cus5s)

338 OK, Occam's razor says massive damage was done to Trump and his agenda because of the Mueller inquisition, enabled and overseen by Rosie. That's why I quoted the WSJ saying that ... and losing the House to commies ... and the open threat to any that support Trump, may face dawn raids.


Stopping McCabe and a few other actions, perhaps necessary sacrifices to enable the SC and 2 years of obstruction. No wall built, record high illegal immigration ... this is part of the obstruction, part of the coup ... Occum's Razor says ... Rosie was in on it.
Posted by: illiniwek at April 12, 2019 06:21 PM (Cus5s

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Hey just because every single decision Rosenstein made was to the detriment of Trump that doesn't mean anything.

Posted by: MAGA at April 12, 2019 06:27 PM (I5LRE)

339 If you want to read the Strassel piece, copy the link and paste it in at outline.com. Excellent site for avoiding paywalls.

Posted by: motionview at April 12, 2019 06:50 PM (pYQR/)

340 Group jackoff? I'm in!

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at April 12, 2019 06:53 PM (1k8Fo)

341 "OK, Occam's razor says massive damage was done to Trump and his agenda..."

No, you're conveniently forgetting the context. The alternative to Mueller was never going to be the Trump administration saying "no investigation" and the plotters in Congress politely cooperating with Trump's agenda.

The alternative to Mueller was allowing the cabal, their cronies in Congress, and their media operatives to finally stage the fake Watergate 2.0 Collusion/Obstruction extravaganza they'd been preparing for since Trump's nomination.

A special counsel appointment was a frustrating block, not the goal. It's not what they really needed or wanted but they obviously couldn't say that out loud.

Their plan depended on barrelling through before Trump had his footing. Appointing Mueller diverted them into a runoff lane and stole their momentum. That was the beginning of the end for them.

Posted by: GalosGann at April 12, 2019 07:27 PM (iBAhd)

342 A real investigation of a presidential candidate during an election in the U.S. would start with clear and compelling evidence of wrong doing. The investigation would be all about filling in the details. And such an investigation should be done in the strictest secrecy meaning no leaks to the press. The staff would be of the highest caliber, and would be as non-partisan as humanly possible. The resulting charges would be significant and consequential.

A partisan hack job would launch the investigation on the slimmest of premises, and any and all embarrassing information generated would be immediately leaked to a compliant press. The staff would be unprofessional and highly partisan. The resulting charges would consist predominately of process crimes, people charged with obstruction or lying to the FBI over trivial issues.

Which investigation did we get?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at April 12, 2019 08:04 PM (AJj50)

343 'Here's a more plausible explanation: Mr. Comey and his crew have also testified that they were all convinced Mrs. Clinton would win the election.'

Then why bother spying?

Posted by: SteveD at April 13, 2019 12:44 AM (stMjf)

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