CNN's Story Claiming the CIA Had to Extract a Top-Level Russian Spy Because They Feared Trump Would Tell Putin About Him Debunked by the Historical Record and... The New York Times?

CNN's Fusionphilic former Obama official Jim Sciutto published some more #FakeNews -- that the US had "extracted" a Russian spy in 2017 because the CIA feared that Trump would tell Putin about him.

But Chuck Ross notes that lovebirds Strzok and Page were discussing their "sisters" (the CIA) "leaking like mad." In 2016.



Chuck Ross:

The CIA extracted a Kremlin mole from Russia in 2017 out of concerns that media scrutiny would expose the longtime spy, according to a New York Times report.
Former intelligence officials like John Brennan and James Clapper have expressed concerns that President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr might leak intelligence on sources to Russia.

But those concerns appear misdirected, as it appears that officials in the intelligence community have provided information to the press about a key Kremlin asset.

...

But those concerns appear misdirected in the wake of a slew of reports on Monday that the CIA exfiltrated a Russian government official who spied for the CIA for decades from inside the Kremlin.


Those stories appear to be based on leaks of information -- likely highly classified -- from U.S. government officials with access to information about CIA spy operations. And leaks of those operations began appearing in the press in late 2016, before Trump and Barr obtained access government secrets.

In a bizarre twist, leaks about CIA intelligence gathering operations to the media may have sparked the extraction of the longtime Kremlin mole in the first place.

On Monday, The New York Times and Washington Post reported that inquiries from the media about CIA sources for the Russia investigation prompted the decision to exfiltrate the spy. In 2016, the CIA offered to help the asset, but he refused. But in 2017, as media interest intensified, the CIA again offered to extricate him. He finally agreed.

...

CNN was the first outlet to report details of the exfiltration, but the network appears to have gotten a key detail of the story wrong. Jim Sciutto, a CNN anchor and former Obama administration official, reported that the exfiltration was carried out in part because of intelligence community concerns that Trump would mishandle highly secret information.

...


The Times and Post undercut that story with reports that the CIA decided to remove the spy from Russia because media outlets were digging up details about the spy.

Details about the source’s activities began trickling out to the press before Trump took office.


The CIA and the New York Times also debunked CNN's latest FakeNews fiction.

The Central Intelligence Agency on Monday evening slammed what it called CNN's "misguided" and "simply false" reporting, after the cable channel's chief national security correspondent authored a hole-filled piece claiming that the CIA had pulled a high-level spy out of Russia because President Trump had "repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy."

The extraordinary CIA rebuke came as The New York Times published a bombshell piece late in the evening, which largely contradicted CNN's reporting. According to the Times, CIA officials "made the arduous decision in late 2016 to offer to extract the source from Russia" — weeks before Trump even took office.


Concerns about media reporting on Russian election interference drove the decision, according to the Times, which described the source as "the American government’s best insight into the thinking of and orders” from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Former intelligence officials said there was no public evidence that Mr. Trump directly endangered the source, and other current American officials insisted that media scrutiny of the agency’s sources alone was the impetus for the extraction," the Times wrote.

The purported spy refused the 2016 offer of extraction, the Times reported, citing family concerns. But the CIA "pressed again months later after more media inquiries" threatened the source, and he relented, according to the paper.

Indeed, NBC's Fusion Ken Dilanian identified the man as likely currently living in Virginia. NBC was so personally worried for this spy's life they even knocked on the man's door.


Are they operating on a tip given to them by Trump?

I would think it more likely that he's once again being fed information by Fusion GPS.

Many people on the right are excited by this story -- because they think this is the Fusion Conspiracy's last attempt to set the narrative before the indictments which they anticipate will start being filed.

Byron York did a podcast with Catherine Herridge four days ago. The podcast did not cover this "we had to extract a spy!" story, as that story hadn't broken yet.

I was interested to see that two fairly sober people seemed to think that the previous IG report on Comey was "setting the table" for the upcoming reports -- with the implication being that the upcoming reports would be more damaging, and would result in indictments.

They don't actually say that, and so therefore they have no reporting that they can confirm which says that. That does seem to be what both are sensing/hearing, though.

One speculation is that this guy was someone whose Trump Collusion claims were shopped to Steele by Deep State operators -- so that Steele could type them up, and recycle them back to the Deep State in another attempt at circular reporting -- and that the whole extraction was mostly due to the Deep State wanting to gin up its conspiracy theory with a "lives are in danger!" storyline.


The New York Times debunked central claims of the CNN story, noted below the fold




He means Fusion Ken and Clapper-to-Tapper-to-Air shortstop Jim Sciutto:






Posted by: Ace of Spades at 06:53 PM




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Posted by: a at September 10, 2019 06:54 PM (4ooIL)

2 Sounds good to me...let's run with it.

Posted by: CNN Fact Checkerz at September 10, 2019 06:55 PM (0Uei+)

3 Bizzarro world when NYT goes up against CNN.

Posted by: tbodie at September 10, 2019 06:56 PM (Bd6VC)

4 buzzfeed did a similar thing last fall, with the fellow who gave us the chapman ring, in the lun, he was the Jeremy irons character in 'red sparrow,

Posted by: admiral marcus at September 10, 2019 06:58 PM (x+C/t)

5 ***TOP FIVE NEAR FUTURE HEADLINES FROM CNN***

5. "One of Brian Stetler's five cats just died, it musta been poisoned by Trump"

4. "If you can't get a decent erection, it's probably 'cuz of Trump"

3. "Your dessert missing? Trump musta ate it!!

2. "Trump is gonna rape your sister!!"

1. "Our ratings are way down, it's all Trump's fault"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 06:58 PM (L2ZTs)

6 Who ever it was in the last thread that posted the Supremes link...Thank You

Playin' everything at the moment...lovely

Posted by: browndog at September 10, 2019 06:58 PM (bGMOs)

7 >>I was interested to see that two fairly sober people seemed to think that the previous IG report on Comey was "setting the table" for the upcoming reports -- with the implication being that the upcoming reports would be more damaging, and would result in indictments.

Was that a shot? Cause it feels like a shot.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 06:59 PM (ZLI7S)

8
MSNBC is insane on this story. Can't wait to hear more.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 06:59 PM (13CQC)

9
Sooner or later these legacy media firms will understand the phrase, "fish or cut bait", where "cut bait" is a stand in for "learn to code".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 10, 2019 06:59 PM (qurRi)

10 "Well, like ... I mean, you know ... The Pope, you know ..."

Posted by: Adriane the Student Newspaper Critic ... at September 10, 2019 06:59 PM (LPnfS)

11 CNN literally took dictation from Saddam Hussein's public relations guys.

A trusted news source.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 06:59 PM (cfSRQ)

12 So the spy lives in Virginia, and reporters know where he lives. He should only eat canned food for like.... forever.... thallium turns up in the strangest places....

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 06:59 PM (90T4r)

13 "Vas Moose and Squirrel"

CNN fact checker

Posted by: Roman Maroni at September 10, 2019 07:00 PM (vCA4F)

14 If CNN really wants to make news, they could report when the New York Times tells the truth.

It would be a rare and exceptional event.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 10, 2019 07:00 PM (Y4EXg)

15 >>Who ever it was in the last thread that posted the Supremes link...Thank You

de nada

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:01 PM (ZLI7S)

16 Russian said 'You elected Trump? Sure, I'll come to America NOW!'

Posted by: Don Q at September 10, 2019 07:01 PM (NgKpN)

17 This is like Spy vs Spy.

Posted by: Mad Mag at September 10, 2019 07:01 PM (fRgt5)

18 Hey, remember when Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders were leaked?

No security violation there.
I do find it tiresome with the whole "OMG!!!1! TRUMP UNDERMINES NATIONAL SECURITY"

Paired with

"IGNORE HILLARY'S EMAILS!!!"

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:02 PM (cfSRQ)

19 Spy should live in, like, oh, say, Montana. Or Alaska.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:02 PM (90T4r)

20 When NBC is knocking on your spy's front door, I think it's safe to say you're doing it wrong.

Posted by: Vanya at September 10, 2019 07:03 PM (IUT0Y)

21 These are the saddest of possible words
Clapper to Tapper to Air
Couple of treasonous dick sucking turds
Clapper to Tapper to Air
Leaking disinfo to stir up a coup
Orange Man is bad and he makes them boo hoo
Slides in your DMs if you diss him too
Clapper to Tapper to Air

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at September 10, 2019 07:03 PM (NWY1X)

22 17 This is like Spy vs Spy.
Posted by: Mad Mag at September 10, 2019 07:01 PM (fRgt5)

Only less competence.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:03 PM (NWiLs)

23 I bet you David French is all over how this proves Trump is unfit to be president.

His wife, she is with The Paolo.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:03 PM (cfSRQ)

24 BREAKING on CNN: Jeff Zucker and Jerry Nadler call on AG Barr to appoint Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate Trump over how he drove the media to expose American spies. Developing ..

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 10, 2019 07:04 PM (uJh3S)

25 He was in the Yellow Pages.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 07:04 PM (0Uei+)

26 CNN literally took dictation from Saddam Hussein's public relations guys.

A trusted news source.
Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 06:59 PM (cfSRQ)

Damn you!

I was going to post a smart ass comment about CNN and trust, but there is no way to follow this comment.

Posted by: tbodie at September 10, 2019 07:04 PM (Bd6VC)

27 Meanwhile back in reality, wheres the story on the numerous CIA agents that were executed thanks to the Clinton bathroom server breach?
Ohhhhh that's right, wrong party!

Civil war is unavoidable if you ask me

Posted by: Getcha Pull at September 10, 2019 07:04 PM (aR6C/)

28 In May 2017, Trump had a private meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kyslyak.

Shortly after the meeting the spy was removed from Russia.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:05 PM (ZLI7S)

29 >>>21 These are the saddest of possible words
Clapper to Tapper to Air
Couple of treasonous dick sucking turds
Clapper to Tapper to Air
Leaking disinfo to stir up a coup
Orange Man is bad and he makes them boo hoo
Slides in your DMs if you diss him too
Clapper to Tapper to Air
Posted by: Broseidon Czar o

alright, someone got the reference!

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:05 PM (PbpT7)

30 While it was less significant, by far, all of the media parroted Nancy Pelosi's press release that Trump had 'leaked' her plans to hire charter a plane to Afghanistan, and thereby placed her safety in jeopardy.

This was the day after (less than than 12 hours) he canceled her AF flight, and suggested that she hire a plane.

Not a *single* 'journalist' asked her when she had made these 'plans', or what they were, or how Trump might have known about it, and *what* he 'leaked'.

They just reported it as news. Utter, lying bullshit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2019 07:05 PM (fUKvD)

31 Siri, where's the nearest CIA spy?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 10, 2019 07:05 PM (L+pD7)

32 What information does this "spy" have that forced the media to out him?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 10, 2019 07:05 PM (JUOKG)

33 Our source was the New York Times.

Posted by: Russian Minister Alexi de Sadesky at September 10, 2019 07:06 PM (cfSRQ)

34 >>Shortly after the meeting the spy was removed from Russia


Eventually, everybody pulls out.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 07:06 PM (0Uei+)

35 Is that a Tinkers to Evers to Chance allusion.

Democracy's sad lexicon.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at September 10, 2019 07:06 PM (LWu6U)

36 It's funny how all those people who can't stand Trump because of their integrity seem to actually be really nasty people.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at September 10, 2019 07:06 PM (zJmMh)

37 Funny, no one is talking about the spies we had inside the ChiCom infrastructure that didn't have the option to get out because the security leaks from ChiDiFi's driver/chauffeur combined with Hillary's totes "unintended" use of a private server for classified DoS comms painted day-glo bullseyes on our vital sources within mainland China.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 10, 2019 07:07 PM (BiNEL)

38 Clapper to Tapper to Air?

I don't get it.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:07 PM (NWiLs)

39 de nada
Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:01 PM (ZLI7S)


Just one more reason you're the man Jack!

Posted by: browndog at September 10, 2019 07:07 PM (bGMOs)

40 CNN being ratted out by the New Yawk Slimes is like a cockroach calling the exterminator down on a bedbug.




Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 10, 2019 07:07 PM (Z+IKu)

41 it's a reference to a legendary double-play trio, Tinker to Evers to Chance.

i'm just getting at the speed at which Clapper tosses to Tapper and tapper puts it on air.

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:08 PM (PbpT7)

42 It's always Nth Dimensional Chess. From one side or the other.
---
I prefer the Fifth Dimension.

Up, up and awaaaay in my beautiful, my beautiful baloooooon!

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:08 PM (cfSRQ)

43 When NBC is knocking on your spy's front door, I think it's safe to say you're doing it wrong.
Posted by: Vanya
------

Conversely, when the FBI, armed to the teeth, raids your home in the wee hours, you've probably done nothing at all.

Posted by: Roger Stone at September 10, 2019 07:08 PM (fUKvD)

44 I would have liked to have seen Montana.

Posted by: Vasili Borodin at September 10, 2019 07:08 PM (yQpMk)

45 >>>Was that a shot? Cause it feels like a shot.


relax, smoke a bowl

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:08 PM (PbpT7)

46 Why is everybody always picking on CNN?

Please do not respond. It would exhaust all the bandwidth in the universe.

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:09 PM (Cssks)

47 He was in the Yellow Pages.
Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 07:04 PM

Banana Pages! False News!

Posted by: CNN at September 10, 2019 07:09 PM (COzlW)

48 37 27 I had not seen that before I posted!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 10, 2019 07:09 PM (BiNEL)

49 Everybody hates me! Nobody likes me! Guess I'll go eat worms!

Posted by: CNN at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (L2ZTs)

50 Clinton colluded with Putin to prevent Trump from being elected.

Posted by: MAGA at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (I5LRE)

51 Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:05 PM (PbpT7)

Song from 'Take me out the Ball game'?

Posted by: Don Q at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (NgKpN)

52 43 AHL

Showing your age there.

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (Cssks)

53 This is like Spy vs Spy.
........

DONT SAY THAT WORD

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (v0R5T)

54 Clapper to Tapper to Air?

I don't get it.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:07 PM


Baseboll ... bean ... berra berra good ... to ME.

Posted by: That guy on SNL, when it was funny at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (0S+wE)

55 Everybody hates me! Nobody likes me! Guess I'll go eat worms!
Posted by: CNN at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (L2ZTs)

Pick up your balls and go home.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (zJmMh)

56 Well, if the CIA can't trust the CIA to keep a secret, who can they trust?

Posted by: t-bird at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (5h/3t)

57 I would have liked to have seen Montana.
Posted by: Vasili Borodin at September 10, 2019 07:08 PM

You can hire her cheap to twerk and lick all the guests at your next party.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (COzlW)

58 Here's a new phrase for the Horde:

Instead of saying "an obscene lie," say "an obsCNN lie".

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:11 PM (L2ZTs)

59 tinker to evers to chance


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball%27s_Sad_Lexicon

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:11 PM (PbpT7)

60 @TheBabylonBee

New York Times Admits Giant Banner Honoring Mao May Have Been Inappropriate

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 10, 2019 07:11 PM (DrqHq)

61 Conversely, when the FBI, armed to the teeth, raids your home in the wee hours, you've probably done nothing at all.
Posted by: Roger Stone at September 10, 2019 07:08 PM (fUKvD)


Wadda country!

Posted by: Yacov Smirnov at September 10, 2019 07:11 PM (aS1PU)

62 Showing your age there.

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (Cssks)

---
That's why I'm convalescing.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:11 PM (cfSRQ)

63 Ah, a baseball reference. No wonder I didn't get it.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:11 PM (NWiLs)

64 "Baseball's Sad Lexicon," also known as "Tinker to Evers to Chance" after its refrain, is a 1910 baseball poem by Franklin Pierce Adams. The eight-line poem is presented as a single, rueful stanza from the point of view of a New York Giants fan watching the Chicago Cubs infield of shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers, and first baseman Frank Chance complete a double play. These three players helped the Cubs win four National League championships and two World Series from 1906 to 1910.

"Baseball's Sad Lexicon" became popular across the United States among sportswriters, who wrote their own verses along the same vein. The poem only enhanced the reputations of Tinker, Evers, and Chance over the succeeding decades as the phrase became a synonymous with a feat of smooth and ruthless efficiency.

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:11 PM (PbpT7)

65 NYT attacking CNN is just like Hitler attacking Stalin.

Posted by: torabora at September 10, 2019 07:12 PM (v9i14)

66 Everybody hates me! Nobody likes me! Guess I'll go eat worms!
Posted by: CNN at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (L2ZTs)

Now you are getting it!

Posted by: tbodie at September 10, 2019 07:12 PM (Bd6VC)

67 It would be nice if I could go the rest of my life without ever hearing the name "Putin" again.

I guess someone slipping me Polonium or Novichok would be the best way to do that...

Posted by: Allie at September 10, 2019 07:12 PM (pgXNG)

68 When the Moon, is in the 7th House ... And Jupiter Aligns with Mars ...

Posted by: Adriane the Student Newspaper Critic ... at September 10, 2019 07:12 PM (LPnfS)

69 So, this Sooper Secret Russian spy spilled the beans on how Putin stole the 2016 election, so the CIA obligingly settles him, under his own name, in the Washington DC area.

Putin kills spies who spill actual secrets, and he doesn't care if he does it abroad.

If the CIA really thought that this guy was at risk, they would have changed his name, and settled him a long way from the Russian embassy or consulates.

Russia now doesn't have a consulate farther west than Houston - you could settle the guy in a rural area west of the Rockies, and it would be difficult for the Russians to get to him, given the restrictions we currently impose on the movements of Russian diplomats.

But no, we're going to settle him in the DC area, where hundreds of Russian diplomats and underground agents can knock on his front door, just like NBC did.

RUSSIA!!! RUSSIA!!! RUSSIA!!!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 10, 2019 07:12 PM (I2/tG)

70
The Central Intelligence Agency on Monday evening slammed what it called CNN's "misguided" and "simply false" reporting,.....



Which report? They are all simply false or misguided.

Has anyone seen any actual fact reported on CNN in the last few years?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 10, 2019 07:12 PM (sy5kK)

71 Guess I'll go eat worms!

I'd rather eat worms than drive a 4-speed.

Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 07:12 PM (FhXTo)

72 Everybody hates me! Nobody likes me! Guess I'll go eat worms!
Posted by: CNN

The Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Worms

Posted by: Buzzfeed at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (L+pD7)

73 It's like a bad episode of Franklin and Bash.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (FKHWN)

74 "20 When NBC is knocking on your spy's front door, I think it's safe to say you're doing it wrong."

Mark it: this is their A-game. Trump wasn't ousted because those who tried are consistent screw-ups.

I refuse to entertain the idea that anyone of substance will be prosecuted for the coup attempt, but CNN's hiring of McCabe does mean something. I think it's to somehow cover their own asses and involvement in the coup, but it's a long slog from there to the Deep State offering up the head one of its own. Sad even to flirt with the idea of something remotely resembling justice, but hard to give it up totally. We lost something beautiful to grifters and clock watchers and monsters who slithered into authority positions they were to incompetent to hold and to corrupt to surrender once the gig was up.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (iw59Q)

75 This is like Spy vs Spy.
........

DONT SAY THAT WORD

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (v0R5T)


The preferred nomenclature is
Authorized Surveillance vs Authorized Surveillance!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (BiNEL)

76 ace said Chicago Cubs


my work here is done

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (lwiT4)

77 CNN, be sure to marinate those worms in some nice olive oil, garlic and strychnine! Tastes de-lish!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (L2ZTs)

78 WTF is a gonfalon bubble


Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (0Uei+)

79 Breaking: The New England Patriots have just signed the Russian mole to a one year contract.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (kTF2Z)

80 "Baseball's Sad Lexicon" became popular across the
United States among sportswriters, who wrote their own verses along the
same vein. The poem only enhanced the reputations of Tinker, Evers, and
Chance over the succeeding decades as the phrase became a synonymous
with a feat of smooth and ruthless efficiency.

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:11 PM (PbpT7)

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Wow. Totally did not get the reference.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (cfSRQ)

81 The Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Worms


#7 will Amaze You!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (yQpMk)

82 Everybody hates me! Nobody likes me! Guess I'll go eat worms!

Posted by: CNN at September 10, 2019 07:10 PM (L2ZTs)
.........

or a bag of dicks.

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (v0R5T)

83 A.H. Lloyd, got the Wedding Bell Blues again? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (L2ZTs)

84 t's a reference to a legendary double-play trio, Tinker to Evers to Chance.

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:08 PM (PbpT7)


I've read that Tinker, Evers, and Chance couldn't stand each other.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (YqDXo)

85 "Baseball's Sad Lexicon" became popular across the United States among sportswriters, who wrote their own verses along the same vein. The poem only enhanced the reputations of Tinker, Evers, and Chance over the succeeding decades as the phrase became a synonymous with a feat of smooth and ruthless efficiency.
Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:11 PM (PbpT7)

And an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (NWiLs)

86 NYT attacking CNN is just like...
the Iranians electrocuting Santa's balls

Posted by: Stan Marsh at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (fRgt5)

87 Gop candidate in NC asked state board to extend voting hours in Union county due to their website having wrong info on it.


Dem controlled board denied.

Posted by: Ha at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (MAstk)

88 It's like Bob Costas is guest hosting the Thread.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (0Uei+)

89 When the Moon, is in the 7th House ... And Jupiter Aligns with Mars ...
Posted by: Adriane the Student Newspaper Critic ... at September 10, 2019 07:12 PM (LPnfS)

That takes me back across my 29 years of existence.

Posted by: tbodie at September 10, 2019 07:15 PM (Bd6VC)

90 Worms have enzymes.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 10, 2019 07:15 PM (FKHWN)

91 The Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Worms
Posted by: Buzzfeed at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (L+pD7)

The protein of choice after the Democrats ban meat.
Wait, are worms meat? David French and Jonah Goldberg need to have a Twitter argument about that.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at September 10, 2019 07:15 PM (zJmMh)

92 The Dem candidate opposed extending voting time.


Because all votes matter, right?

Posted by: Ha at September 10, 2019 07:15 PM (MAstk)

93 "the phrase became a synonymous with a feat of smooth and ruthless efficiency."

Much like the current AoSHQ phrase "Fixa to Screw to Wall".

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 10, 2019 07:15 PM (0S+wE)

94 66
NYT attacking CNN is just like Hitler attacking Stalin.

Posted by: torabora at September 10, 2019 07:12 PM (v9i14)

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We've always been at war with Eastasia

Posted by: This is CNN at September 10, 2019 07:15 PM (cfSRQ)

95 This just in: the Russian mole has announced his candidacy for the Democrat Presidential nomination was rejected because he wasn't left-wing enough.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (YqDXo)

96 Fifth Dimension.... with Marilyn McGoo???

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (90T4r)

97 I have an excitement-filled night planned:

1) Watch election returns come in for NC-09, & then

2) Watch Cards at Rockies.

GOP HAS to hold seats like the one in NC, with a Cook PVI of R+8, & Cards HAVE to get fat this time of year against non-contending teams like Colorado.

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (Cssks)

98 The Imaginary 'list' in the event of civil war is getting very long. I'm going to need help. Imaginary help of course since it's all imaginary.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (2DOZq)

99 Pompeo asked about this today. Doesn't mince words...

Video:

https://tinyurl.com/y2x52grh

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (cF8AT)

100 97 This just in: the Russian mole has announced his candidacy for the Democrat Presidential nomination was rejected because he wasn't left-wing enough.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (YqDXo)

But he was able to show a Hawaiin Birth Certificate.

Posted by: Don Q at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (NgKpN)

101 It's like Bob Costas is guest hosting the Thread.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (0Uei+)



ace has a bad toupee and a weepy eye?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:17 PM (lwiT4)

102 I am afraid I simply shan't have any idea what to think about this story until FusionGPS @JakeTapper and Jimmy "My Little Pony" @Comey weigh in on the issue.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 10, 2019 07:17 PM (Mo1SD)

103 ace said Chicago Cubs

my work here is done
Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM (lwiT4)

L.O.L.

Posted by: tbodie at September 10, 2019 07:17 PM (Bd6VC)

104 Extracting a Russian mole sounds quite painful.

Posted by: Richard Gere at September 10, 2019 07:17 PM (COzlW)

105 But he was able to show a Hawaiin Birth Certificate.
Posted by: Don Q at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (NgKpN)


Why bother? That "native-born American" thing is so passe.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 07:17 PM (YqDXo)

106 garrett, Bob Costas had to bow out of hosting the thread again. He's once again suffering from a bout of hysterical pregnancy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:17 PM (L2ZTs)

107 ace has a bad toupee and a weepy eye?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:17 PM (lwiT4)

lol

Posted by: IC at September 10, 2019 07:17 PM (a0IVu)

108 Mark it: this is their A-game.

Or the CIA wants the guy dead.

Having him killed eliminates the inconvenient fact that there was no significant attempt by Russia to influence the 2016 campaign, and allows the Deep State and the MSM to strart screaming RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! if Putin whacks him.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (I2/tG)

109 Cards HAVE to get fat this time of year against non-contending teams like Colorado.

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (Cssks)



Shush that

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (lwiT4)

110 The protein of choice after the Democrats ban meat. 
Wait, are worms meat? David French and Jonah Goldberg need to have a Twitter argument about that.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at September 10, 2019 07:15 PM (zJmMh)






Worms are sandwiches.

Fight me!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (TnoDk)

111 I've read that Tinker, Evers, and Chance couldn't stand each other.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM (YqDXo)

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

Hmmm. May have to re-watch that, just so I can remember what real espionage looked like.

Not this LARPing crap where 2 million background investigation files end up in Communist China and Obama's response is to change the subject.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (cfSRQ)

112 NYT attacking CNN is just like Hitler attacking Stalin.

Posted by: torabora

In fairness, CNN was massing troops on the border.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (L+pD7)

113 #27 I too thought civil war was inevitable so gave the Yanks a taste of hot cannon balls and wrecked their fort.

Posted by: Zombie P G T Beauregard at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (v9i14)

114 the treehouse also dissected the story, it flagged a virus alert, so I won't be linking

Posted by: admiral marcus at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (x+C/t)

115 ya lost me with the times and cnn, ace. what does alyssa milano think? lena dunham drop anchor yet? that cake won't eat itself.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (KP5rU)

116 >>Or the CIA wants the guy dead.


Nah - They'd feed him some damning info on the Clintons if they wanted him dead.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (0Uei+)

117 It's like Bob Costas is guest hosting the Thread.
Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 07:14 PM

=====

ace has a bad toupee and a weepy eye?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:17 PM


And size 6.5 Crocs?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 10, 2019 07:19 PM (0S+wE)

118 >>>I've read that Tinker, Evers, and Chance couldn't stand each other.

I just read that Evers took a cab that the other guys were waiting for, leaving them behind in the hotel lobby, and Chance (I think) got so mad at him that they had a fistfight and didn't speak for years and years after.

Maybe Tappy and Clappy will similarly feud.

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:19 PM (PbpT7)

119 This just in: the Russian mole has announced his candidacy for the Democrat Presidential nomination was rejected because he wasn't left-wing enough.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM

Silly, moles don't have wings. They're members of the bat family.

Posted by: Party of Science Lefty at September 10, 2019 07:19 PM (COzlW)

120 Or the CIA wants the guy dead.

If the guy really spilled Russian secrets, I'd be moving to Idaho Falls if I were him, and away from DC.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 10, 2019 07:19 PM (I2/tG)

121 BREAKING NEWS!!!!!


In an unprecedented move, Vladimir Putin has


legally changed his first name from Vladimir to

Rootin'-Tootin'.


This is CNN...

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2019 07:20 PM (mIQCW)

122 98
Fifth Dimension.... with Marilyn McGoo???

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (90T4r)

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I think so. Her maiden name was "McCoo" but then she married that near-sighted guy.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:20 PM (cfSRQ)

123 100 The Imaginary 'list' in the event of civil war is getting very long. I'm going to need help. Imaginary help of course since it's all imaginary.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (2DOZq)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NLV24qTnlg

One of the better versions. I've got a little list.

Posted by: Don Q at September 10, 2019 07:21 PM (NgKpN)

124 or maybe...there's nothing related to anything CIA overseas to be worried about because the swamp did do anything with that shit.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 07:21 PM (thQkh)

125 114 Not this LARPing crap where 2 million background investigation files end up in Communist China and Obama's response is to change the subject.
Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (cfSRQ)

I don't even know what intelligence agencies hand-delivering everything to Red China even qualifies as.

I mean, obviously treason, but other than that it's not espionage, because it's not like China even asked.

It's just "Oh, you hate us? Well we hate us too!"

Posted by: Allie at September 10, 2019 07:21 PM (pgXNG)

126 Coincidentally, as this story breaks, Valerie Plame announces a run for the Senate.

Coincidentally.

Posted by: davidt at September 10, 2019 07:21 PM (m3tRO)

127 The Imaginary 'list' in the event of civil war is getting very long. I'm going to need help. Imaginary help of course since it's all imaginary.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions


It's truly amazing that you can imaginarily find a person's home address on public property databases in about the time it takes to brush your teeth.

Our Betters think nobody is watching, but one does imagine that there are those who are and who may or may not have imaginary lists with LOTS of very specific information on them.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 10, 2019 07:22 PM (Mo1SD)

128 so, today, CNN tries to create 25th amendment soy-fodder for Tater and fails miserably because the right-wing has the only actual journalists in America (Ross, McCain, and that's about it).

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 07:22 PM (thQkh)

129 Worms have enzymes.

...and electrolytes!

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 07:22 PM (v0R5T)

130 I just read that Evers took a cab that the other
guys were waiting for, leaving them behind in the hotel lobby, and
Chance (I think) got so mad at him that they had a fistfight and didn't
speak for years and years after.



Maybe Tappy and Clappy will similarly feud.

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:19 PM (PbpT7)

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McCabe was the one who turned Comey over to the IG on his memos.

There is no love lost between these people.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:22 PM (cfSRQ)

131 ace said Chicago Cubs
my work here is done
Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:13 PM


You're not done here until ace breaks a long fast with a cup of Thorvald's Cream of Lutefisk soup.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 10, 2019 07:22 PM (0S+wE)

132 Btw the left is also calling Tulsi a Putin stooge.

Posted by: Ha at September 10, 2019 07:23 PM (MAstk)

133 112 Cards HAVE to get fat this time of year against non-contending teams like Colorado.

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:16 PM (Cssks)


Shush that

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:18 PM (lwiT4)

Pay no attention to grammie, mnw....continue about the Cards.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2019 07:23 PM (cF8AT)

134 #5 you mean one of Brian Stetler's five pet RATS died.

Posted by: torabora at September 10, 2019 07:23 PM (v9i14)

135 It's convenient that CNN had Obama operative Jim Sciutto reporting this.

Not a smidge of corruption.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:23 PM (ptqGC)

136 Hey " The Americans" lived in DC for years and years and years, next to a Feeb, no less, and never got caught. ( Course, they didn't get outed by Media Whores either)....

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:23 PM (90T4r)

137 So if this guy is a super duper top secret spy against Putin, why is he still alive?

If the asshats at CNN could find him living in plain sight then Putin could definitely find him. Why hasn't he eaten a polonium sandwich?

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:23 PM (ZLI7S)

138 I'm late to every thread today because life.

Dammit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:24 PM (ptqGC)

139 You're not done here until ace breaks a long fast with a cup of Thorvald's Cream of Lutefisk soup.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 10, 2019 07:22 PM (0S+wE)



Shoot. And here I was, making my escape plans....

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:24 PM (lwiT4)

140 132 Worms have enzymes.

...and electrolytes!
Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 07:22 PM (v0R5T)

They're what soil craves.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:24 PM (NWiLs)

141
It's like Bob Costas is guest hosting the Thread.
Posted by: garrett


I've got my eye on that boy!

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 10, 2019 07:24 PM (aKsyK)

142 grammie does suffer from cub love. poor girl. i like grammie, though.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:24 PM (KP5rU)

143 I think there's some mole left in the freezer and I know I've got chicken.

Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 07:25 PM (FhXTo)

144 I'm too tired to post, but Joe Scarborough has Deep Concerns because Bolton and Russia.


A certain dead intern in Florida wishes he had been as concerned about her skull, cracked in several places.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:25 PM (ptqGC)

145 Maybe Tappy and Clappy will similarly feud.
Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:19 PM (PbpT7)
--------

Oh no. I want them to be cellmates and be BFFs for the rest of their lives.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2019 07:25 PM (aXucN)

146 I like you too, chavez. You are one of the good guys of this world.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (lwiT4)

147 You're not done here until ace breaks a long fast with a cup of Thorvald's Cream of Lutefisk soup.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 10, 2019 07:22 PM (0S+wE)

Thorvald's Cream of Lutefisk soup is for closers.

Posted by: tbodie at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (Bd6VC)

148 Over 70. Still pleasant. Bless her heart.


Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 07:24 PM (XmAy3)

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Her voice is outstanding. She sings with such character and emotion, bending the notes at precisely the right moment.

No one in pop music today can compare to her.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (cfSRQ)

149 You put mole in the freezer??? Whole, or skinned and cleaned???

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (90T4r)

150 Ace

RE: discord among Tinker-Evers-Chance:

Abbott couldn't stand to be in the same room with Costello, unless they were on stage.

Dean Martin hated Jerry Lewis.

Laurel's love for Hardy was unrequited.

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (Cssks)

151 147 I think there's some mole left in the freezer and I know I've got chicken.
Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 07:25 PM (FhXTo)

Gopher isn't half bad either, if you like tunneling mammals.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (NWiLs)

152 Oh whoops. I was thinking of Brennan and Clapper. Well, Tappy can join them too for all I care.

Posted by: bluebell at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (aXucN)

153 Pay no attention to grammie, mnw....continue about the Cards.
Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2019 07:23 PM (cF8AT)

What Tami said.

Posted by: tbodie at September 10, 2019 07:27 PM (Bd6VC)

154 Holy Mole!!!!

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:27 PM (90T4r)

155 Isaac > Gopher

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 07:27 PM (0Uei+)

156 Our Betters think nobody is watching, but one does imagine that there are those who are and who may or may not have imaginary lists with LOTS of very specific information on them.

There is a group on reddit that is weaponizing Federal elections contribution information, and creating an easily searchable natioanl database on everyone who has contributed to Trump, with name, home address, phone number, and any other information they can gather about the contributor.

They are playing with fire.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 10, 2019 07:27 PM (I2/tG)

157 #30 without utter lying bullshit what would there be for us to report?

Reciepes? Garage sales?

Posted by: Fake News at September 10, 2019 07:27 PM (v9i14)

158 Hung by the tail til solid.

Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 07:28 PM (FhXTo)

159 "111 Mark it: this is their A-game.

Or the CIA wants the guy dead.

Having him killed eliminates the inconvenient fact that there was no significant attempt by Russia to influence the 2016 campaign, and allows the Deep State and the MSM to strart screaming RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! if Putin whacks him."

True, but those two things aren't mutually exclusive. Spy probably will claim "OrangeManBad" and get an analyst slot on CNN before he gets whacked.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 10, 2019 07:28 PM (iw59Q)

160 la la la la I can't hear you

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:28 PM (lwiT4)

161 Good news/bad news:

Good news: My Amazon package came after all. I'm happy.

Bad news: Jeff Bezos showed up soon afterward. He's very hurt by what I said about Amazon in the last thread. He wants his package back.

What do I do? What do I do??

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:29 PM (L2ZTs)

162
Gopher isn't half bad either, if you like tunneling mammals.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (NWiLs)

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In the Archdiocese of Detroit, you can have muskrat during Lent and it doesn't count as meat.

There's a long-standing dispensation that eating it is penance enough.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:29 PM (cfSRQ)

163 It sure seems like someone got to review the IG report and put this out through former Obama administration official Jim Sciutto to muddy the waters.

Know how you can tell how bad this story is for the press? It's disappeared from Memeorandum.

Posted by: motionview at September 10, 2019 07:29 PM (pYQR/)

164 The key to a good mole is chocolate. Not too much though.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2019 07:29 PM (kTF2Z)

165 Polls closed in NC.

Posted by: Ha at September 10, 2019 07:30 PM (MAstk)

166 the cubs i liked were my granfather's cubs. santo, banks, jenkins, those guys kicked ass. best team to never win a world series. shit, i'm old. let's play two!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:30 PM (KP5rU)

167 In the Archdiocese of Detroit, you can have muskrat during Lent and it doesn't count as meat.

The Captain and Tennille were very fond of it.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:30 PM (NWiLs)

168 In March 2016, Brennan made a secret trip to Russia.

>>"It's no secret that Brennan was here," claimed Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov. "But he didn't visit the Foreign Ministry. I know for sure that he met with the Federal Security Service (the successor agency to the Soviet KGB), and someone else."

Who was the someone else, Jack wondered?

https://tinyurl.com/y3wp7zgw

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:30 PM (ZLI7S)

169 Abbott couldn't stand to be in the same room with Costello, unless they were on stage.

I don't think this one is true.

There are pictures of them & their wives at social gatherings seemingly having a good time.

Laurel & Hardy, I've read, were not besties.

Posted by: Adriane the Student Newspaper Critic ... at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (LPnfS)

170 A.H.Lloyd, a joke I recently made up:

Q: How did the flight to Detroit end in tragedy?
A: It landed safely... in *Detroit.* :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (L2ZTs)

171 147 I think there's some mole left in the freezer and I know I've got chicken.
Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 07:25 PM (FhXTo)

Gopher isn't half bad either, if you like tunneling mammals.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (NWiLs)
........

Good luck catching the fuckers.

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (v0R5T)

172 grammie, love you. But the first game we ever attended to see the Cubs, we were seated with our 5 y.o. son and my in-laws behind the Cubs dugout.

The Braves (we were rooting for) lost, and the Cubs fans near us began screaming "F-you!" at us, and threatening us in many other ways. Our son was terrified, and so were my in-laws. One guy yelled at my husband, "I'll whip your redneck ass!"


Have been to many Braves/Cubs games in Atlanta, and the stands were made up nearly half and half. Have never seen a Cubs fan and his family threatened with physical violence.

I've hated the Cubs ever since that awful experience.

Still love you, though.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (ptqGC)

173 166 Good news/bad news:

Good news: My Amazon package came after all. I'm happy.

Bad news: Jeff Bezos showed up soon afterward. He's very hurt by what I said about Amazon in the last thread. He wants his package back.

What do I do? What do I do??
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:29 PM (L2ZTs)


You know what to do.

And take the cannoles.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (sy5kK)

174 169 The key to a good mole is chocolate. Not too much though.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2019 07:29 PM (kTF2Z)

Lures them right out of the ground.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (NWiLs)

175
166 Good news/bad news:

Good news: My Amazon package came after all. I'm happy.

Bad news: Jeff Bezos showed up soon afterward. He's very hurt by what I said about Amazon in the last thread. He wants his package back.

What do I do? What do I do??
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:29 PM (L2ZTs)

Get the latest alexa, leave it on, in your bedroom.... Bezos is a strange little man.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (90T4r)

176
Bad news: Jeff Bezos showed up soon afterward. He's very hurt by what I said about Amazon in the last thread. He wants his package back.

What do I do? What do I do??
Posted by: qdpsteve


Kick him in the package.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (aKsyK)

177 Having only seen star nosed moles as a young Moron I was surprised at the size of the Eastern Mole in the yard last year.

Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 07:32 PM (FhXTo)

178 174
Abbott couldn't stand to be in the same room with Costello, unless they were on stage.



I don't think this one is true.



There are pictures of them their wives at social gatherings seemingly having a good time.



Laurel Hardy, I've read, were not besties.

Posted by: Adriane the Student Newspaper Critic ... at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (LPnfS)
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Interesting factoid I'm too lazy to check: in comedy duos the "straight man" (the one that isn't being silly) collects a higher share of the earnings since it's much harder to keep a straight face.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:32 PM (cfSRQ)

179
So maybe this Russian was not an intelligence source of genuine value, but just a hack who would invent or endorse absurd hotel urination stories for corrupt westerners, to get extra cash on the side?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (MRGYC)

180 I had a mole removed from my face..... he just would NOT push off.....

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (90T4r)

181 I loved the presser with Pompeo (?) and Mnuchin today. Jim "Banana" Acosta asked a question that I really couldn't hear, and Mnuchin answered by saying "That is the stupidest question I've ever heard." Laughed my ass off, I did.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (VNmG1)

182 All good suggestions guys

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (L2ZTs)

183 True, but those two things aren't mutually exclusive. Spy probably will claim "OrangeManBad" and get an analyst slot on CNN before he gets whacked.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 10, 2019 07:28 PM (iw59Q)

Nope, what this does is put another unverifiable piece into the Russia story.

No way this is ever officially confirmed, so they can SAY this guy dropped a dime on Puttin and the Russian interference, without any push back.

Note, John Bolton believed that Russia was the big threat, not China.

Trump believes differently.

Story of Russian spy confirming meddling in Elections hits? And suddenly Bolton is gone.

Interesting timing.

Posted by: Don Q at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (NgKpN)

184 Yelich is out in the first inning. what the fuck?

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (thQkh)

185 Jane that's awful! I'd be against a team for life if that happened to me. I don't blame you a bit.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (lwiT4)

186 "two fairly sober people seemed to think that the previous IG report on Comey was "setting the table" for the upcoming reports -- with the implication being that the upcoming reports would be more damaging, and would result in indictments."

It's always coming, around the corner, the table being set, just wait, tick-tock. It's an elaborate ritual of institutional swamp self-preservation, offering an appearance of due diligence to confuse and placate the peasants but never taking it into the realm of prosecutorial action.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (H8QX8)

187 /old sock

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (aS1PU)

188 Lures them right out of the ground.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (NWiLs)

---
I shot a ground hog a few years back coming out of its hole.

Weapon?

A crossbow.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (cfSRQ)

189 189 Yelich is out in the first inning. what the fuck?
Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (thQkh)

Is THAT the name of the Russian Spy??

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (90T4r)

190 speaking of Plame, remember she couldn't fucking even answer a straight question in Congress as to what her fucking job at the CIA was.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (thQkh)

191 >>So maybe this Russian was not an intelligence source of genuine value, but just a hack who would invent or endorse absurd hotel urination stories for corrupt westerners, to get extra cash on the side?

Or maybe he is a spy, just not the kind Brennan thought he was.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (ZLI7S)

192 185 I had a mole removed from my face..... he just would NOT push off.....
Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (90T4r)

The secret is chocolate.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (NWiLs)

193 ".. have expressed concerns that President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr might leak .."

Why were they worried ? I mean anybody who could predict that William Barr would become USAG, two years before Trump came up with the idea, should have no problem predicting the future.

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (e8kgV)

194 Bomb everything!! Bomb everyone!! I don'ts cares no mo!!!

Posted by: John Bolton at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (L2ZTs)

195 Yelich is out in the first inning. what the fuck?

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (thQkh)



They playing already?? Shoot - gotta run.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (lwiT4)

196 177: jane, chicago is a special place. the things we saw when we took our son to wrigley were worse than the shit i saw at every outdoor rock concert i've attended. place is a veritable shithole, filled with drunken dickbags.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (KP5rU)

197 Mnuchin answered by saying "That is the stupidest question I've ever heard." Laughed my ass off, I did.
Posted by: Old Blue at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (VNmG1)

I'll check it out. I live for moments like that.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 07:35 PM (H8QX8)

198 "Do you have any Manta Ray steaks?"

Waiter: "No, sir."

"Any puffer fish?"

Waiter: "Afraid not, sir."

"Well then I'll have corned beef & cabbage, & the Good Lord knows I ASKED for fish."



Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:35 PM (Cssks)

199 Polls closed in NC.
Posted by: Ha

I'm sure SC has strip joints. Just go over there.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 10, 2019 07:35 PM (DrqHq)

200 have expressed concerns that President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr might leak

They should try Depends.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:35 PM (L2ZTs)

201 Gas Leak at NC Polling place.

Run for your lives.

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Ballot Box Engineers - local 1316 at September 10, 2019 07:36 PM (6IpEX)

202 186 I loved the presser with Pompeo (?) and Mnuchin today. Jim "Banana" Acosta asked a question that I really couldn't hear, and Mnuchin answered by saying "That is the stupidest question I've ever heard." Laughed my ass off, I did.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 10, 2019 07:33 PM (VNmG1)

The dumbass asked "Is the National security council in chaos?"

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2019 07:36 PM (cF8AT)

203
In March 2016, Brennan made a secret trip to Russia.

>>"It's no secret that Brennan was here," claimed Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov. "But he didn't visit the Foreign Ministry. I know for sure that he met with the Federal Security Service (the successor agency to the Soviet KGB), and someone else."

Who was the someone else, Jack wondered?

======

Why did Brennan go to Russia? Are there any theories?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 07:36 PM (13CQC)

204 My wife hates moles because they invariably chase all the wild brown bunnies out of our yard.

She likes the bunnies.

A lot.

She talks to them.

Posted by: RKae at September 10, 2019 07:36 PM (LTccB)

205 if you like tunneling mammals.

Go on...

Posted by: Muslim Rodent Fucker at September 10, 2019 07:36 PM (UFLLM)

206 'if you like tunneling mammals
and getting caught in the rain...'

Posted by: Rupert Holmes at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (L2ZTs)

207 I don't understand this "baseball" some of you speak of.

Enlightened beings are versed in hockey.

Posted by: Allie at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (pgXNG)

208
Jane that's awful! I'd be against a team for life if that happened to me. I don't blame you a bit.


Posted by: grammie winger at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (lwiT4)


Love, you honey. I knew you'd understand. I'd hate the heck out of our Braves if their fans threatened others like that.

Funny, in Atlanta, the city is made up of so many Phillie, Cubs, Mets, etc. fans. It would be hard to see an actual fight break out. The Braves fans would probably stand a 50/50 chance.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (ptqGC)

209
Jim Sciutto is doubling down and still pimping his CIA scoop and Stelter is there to help.

https://tinyurl.com/y2elc2zw

Posted by: redridinghood at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (wiXsO)

210 "Do you have any Manta Ray steaks?"

Waiter: "No, sir."

"Any puffer fish?"

Waiter: "Afraid not, sir."

"Well then I'll have corned beef & cabbage, & the Good Lord knows I ASKED for fish."

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:35 PM (Cssks)


That'll be two Our Fathers and three Hail Marys.

Posted by: Father Flannigan at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (aS1PU)

211 #5 you mean one of Brian Stetler's five pet RATS died.
Posted by: torabora at September 10, 2019 07:23 PM

A hobby's supposed to pass the time, not fill it.

Posted by: Norman Bates at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (COzlW)

212 Gopher isn't half bad either, if you like tunneling mammals.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 07:26 PM (NWiLs)
........

Good luck catching the fuckers.
Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (v0R5T)


Nothing to it. I'm the Gopher Whisperer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (YqDXo)

213 It's always coming, around the corner, the table
being set, just wait, tick-tock. It's an elaborate ritual of
institutional swamp self-preservation, offering an appearance of due
diligence to confuse and placate the peasants but never taking it into
the realm of prosecutorial action.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (H8QX

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If nothing was happening there would be no report.

Seriously. We'd know nothing. It's not that hard for the interested parties to bury all of this if that was what they wanted.

That isn't happening, though.

Comey got exposed. So did McCabe.

I'm sorry that the pace of prosecution doesn't match your emotional needs, but federal statutes don't work that way. This was a big covert up and it can't be unravelled as easily as a two-part episode of Law and Order.

I'm going to withhold judgement until the FISA info comes out.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:38 PM (cfSRQ)

214 @173:

I'm thinking of the Church Lady from back when SNL was funny asking loudly, "Putin?"

Lot of moving pieces suddenly but that was reported some time back.

@188:

Interesting take.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 10, 2019 07:38 PM (iw59Q)

215 Interesting factoid I'm too lazy to check: in comedy duos the "straight man" (the one that isn't being silly) collects a higher share of the earnings since it's much harder to keep a straight face.
Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd


It's not hard to keep a straight face if he hates the other guy, which appears to be the case for most duos.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 10, 2019 07:38 PM (DrqHq)

216 Why did Brennan go to Russia? Are there any theories?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 07:36 PM (13CQC)


Deep Stater working for the most anti-American president in history? Barack HUSSEIN Obama? Setting up Trump to be overthrown as soon as he was elected?

Just throwin' out ideas here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:38 PM (ptqGC)

217 i was a braves fan until they moved to atlanta. fuck the braves, and fuck baseball. and, the nfl.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:38 PM (KP5rU)

218 gee, Brennan is probably disappointed the spy didn't get killed, so he could blame that on Trump, when it was Brennan and his mob running ops for ? DeepState or some globalist planners (and the Free Republic known as USA is in their way)


Someone waterboard Brennan ... "who do you work for" (he'll say CNN at first, then CIA ... then ?? Soros, Putin, Satan ?

Posted by: illiniwek at September 10, 2019 07:39 PM (Cus5s)

219 Funny, in Atlanta, the city is made up of so many Phillie, Cubs, Mets, etc. fans. It would be hard to see an actual fight break out. The Braves fans would probably stand a 50/50 chance.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (ptqGC)


The Cubs playing in San Diego should count as a home game for them. Srsly.

Which of course accounts for a lot of our problems, but never mind.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 07:39 PM (YqDXo)

220 Abbott was sick of Lou Costello, but I guess I exaggerated when I said he couldn't stand to be in the same room with him. Costello wanted to WORK and REHEARSE all the time, & Abbott wanted to DRINK.

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 07:39 PM (Cssks)

221 >>Why did Brennan go to Russia? Are there any theories?

Haven't seen any other than what I just pondered, he was there to meet with the spy.

It's been known for a long time that Brennan made this secret trip. He also made a similar secret trip to Ukraine. The trips have never been fully explained.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:39 PM (ZLI7S)

222 I never knew that Jerry Lewis wasn't straight. The things you learn here...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:39 PM (90T4r)

223 Posted by: Don Q at September 10, 2019 07:21 PM (NgKpN

Thanks . That was really well done besides being funny.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 07:39 PM (2DOZq)

224 212 'if you like tunneling mammals
and getting caught in the rain...'
Posted by: Rupert Holmes at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (L2ZTs)


I love tunneling mammals.

And they love me back.

Posted by: Richard Gere at September 10, 2019 07:40 PM (sy5kK)

225 It's always coming, around the corner, the table being set, just wait, tick-tock. It's an elaborate ritual of institutional swamp self-preservation, offering an appearance of due diligence to confuse and placate the peasants but never taking it into the realm of prosecutorial action.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 07:34 PM (H8QX

Yup......the first mission of any federal employee is to give the public the illusion of competence and getting the "job" done. Like the EPA......they protect nothing but give the public the sense that something is "getting done" to protect the environment.

They actually only want to do as little as possible and keep the checks flowing. Cut the money and D.C. would dry up like rats fleeing a sinking ship.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 10, 2019 07:40 PM (Z+IKu)

226 First, it's the Times so its chock full of lies, head-fakes and bullshit agit-prop.

Secondly, whatever they did with this guy was to cover their own crimes in their botched Coup Attempt.

You may depend upon it.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 10, 2019 07:40 PM (Ndje9)

227
The dumbass asked "Is the National security council in chaos?"
Posted by: Tami

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The next time they ban him, they ought to explain that it's for his protection.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 07:40 PM (13CQC)

228 Enlightened beings are versed in hockey.
Posted by: Allie at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (pgXNG)


ice == grass
puck == ball
Slap Shot == Major League ...

Posted by: Adriane the Student Newspaper Critic ... at September 10, 2019 07:41 PM (LPnfS)

229 Laurel and Hardy were actually good pals.

I never saw that bio-pic. Was it any good?

Posted by: RKae at September 10, 2019 07:41 PM (LTccB)

230 Jason Bateman was a great straight man in Arrested Development.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 10, 2019 07:41 PM (PUmDY)

231 RKae, if the city of Arvada would let me shoot the little rat bastard varmints, I would. They got under my porch and chewed up about $800.00 worth of electrical wiring. Long eared, fur bearing flea bitten varmints. I hate those rabbits!

Posted by: Old Blue at September 10, 2019 07:41 PM (VNmG1)

232 When in the HELL is Barr going to unleash the hounds and tell us what the hell Obama and Hillary were up to (we already know, but still)?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:41 PM (ptqGC)

233
Setting up Trump to be overthrown as soon as he was elected?

Just throwin' out ideas here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

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I mean really though, wth specifically was he up to? I'm going for the setup of Trump.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 07:42 PM (13CQC)

234 2 weeks.

Posted by: obligatory at September 10, 2019 07:42 PM (6IpEX)

235 I've said it before but Jerry Lewis's boxing scene in Sailor beware is my favorite physical comedy scene ever. Better than the Chaplin scene they copied. The locker room scene before the fight was classic also. Every time the opportunity to say sixteen comes up I say sisteen.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 07:43 PM (2DOZq)

236 fuck the braves, and fuck baseball. and, the nfl.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:38 PM (KP5rU)



I swear we're brothers from a different mother. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 10, 2019 07:43 PM (9Om/r)

237 7
>>I was interested to see that two fairly sober people seemed to
think that the previous IG report on Comey was "setting the table" for
the upcoming reports -- with the implication being that the upcoming
reports would be more damaging, and would result in indictments.



Was that a shot? Cause it feels like a shot.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 06:59 PM (ZLI7S)


That's impossible because I have been assured that is impossible.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get Your Fat Girl Throws Down Training Videos at The Outrage Outlet! at September 10, 2019 07:43 PM (0QYMt)

238 238: When yorkshires take to wing and shit bomb the Clinton Compound.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:43 PM (KP5rU)

239 Having only seen star nosed moles as a young Moron I was surprised at the size of the Eastern Mole in the yard last year.
Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 07:32 PM

You don't have as much wiggle room with an Eastern Mole.

Posted by: Richard Gere at September 10, 2019 07:43 PM (COzlW)

240 Speaking of rabbits.... this year a family of foxes denned up near my property.....funny how there is a dearth of yard rabbits....

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 07:43 PM (90T4r)

241 When in the HELL is Barr going to unleash the hounds
and tell us what the hell Obama and Hillary were up to (we already
know, but still)?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:41 PM (ptqGC)

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He has the patience of a hunter, is meticulous in his preparations.

I'm also impatient, but I also know that there's a heck of a lot going on. Takes time to run it all to ground.

It's one thing to explain it, it's another thing to be able to *prove* it. That's what is taking so long.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:43 PM (cfSRQ)

242 If McCabe isn't arrested live, on-air at CNN, cuffed, and perp-walked off set, I'm going to....well, something.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:43 PM (ptqGC)

243 242: There's more to life my friend.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:44 PM (KP5rU)

244 214 Funny, in Atlanta, the city is made up of so many Phillie, Cubs, Mets, etc. fans. It would be hard to see an actual fight break out. The Braves fans would probably stand a 50/50 chance.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (ptqGC)

Seriously? Because where I live, the closest team is the Phillies.

And there are _NO_ Phillies fans here.

In general, there aren't a lot of baseball fans in my area. And for the few who are, it's either Red Sox or Washington.

Posted by: Allie at September 10, 2019 07:44 PM (pgXNG)

245 RKae, if the city of Arvada would let me shoot the little rat bastard varmints, I would. They got under my porch and chewed up about $800.00 worth of electrical wiring. Long eared, fur bearing flea bitten varmints. I hate those rabbits!

Posted by: Old Blue

----

Ours just crouch on the lawn, eat the grass, look cute, and listen to my wife.

Posted by: RKae at September 10, 2019 07:44 PM (LTccB)

246 >>I'm sorry that the pace of prosecution doesn't match your emotional needs, but federal statutes don't work that way. This was a big covert up and it can't be unravelled as easily as a two-part episode of Law and Order.

>>I'm going to withhold judgement until the FISA info comes out.

I lived in Boston when Whitey Bulger and the Winter Hill Gang were leaving bodies all over the city and the FBI was up to its eyeballs in cahoots with him.

John Durham was brought in to deal with it. Nothing happened, until Durham threw John Connolly in jail for 10 years.

Durham's specialty is public corruption. Barr didn't bring him in to cover things up.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (ZLI7S)

247 The dumbass asked "Is the National security council in chaos?"
Posted by: Tami

He should've answered, "They're meeting where they always do, in Washington."

Posted by: Richard Gere at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (COzlW)

248 better take this sock off

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (L2ZTs)

249 The best agents the Russians have in the us work for the msm.

Posted by: Archer at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (0E35O)

250 Costello wanted to WORK and REHEARSE all the time, & Abbott wanted to DRINK.

ah so!

Brian Setzer and Stray Cats ...

Posted by: Adriane the Student Newspaper Critic ... at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (LPnfS)

251 MN Gophers are the best tunneling mammals

Posted by: Zeera. Moron Author working on book 2 at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (zUdXR)

252
Speaking of rabbits.... this year a family of foxes denned up near my property.....funny how there is a dearth of yard rabbits....
Posted by: kraken


I used to have baby bunnies every year until the feral cats showed up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (aKsyK)

253 Durham's specialty is public corruption. Barr didn't bring him in to cover things up.





Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (ZLI7S)

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That's what they WANT you to think!!

Posted by: Black-pill lunatic at September 10, 2019 07:46 PM (cfSRQ)

254 249
If McCabe isn't arrested live, on-air at CNN, cuffed, and perp-walked off set, I'm going to....well, something.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:43 PM (ptqGC)

Continue breathing?

Maybe continue molecular level activity?

I joke, I joke....

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get Your Fat Girl Throws Down Training Videos at The Outrage Outlet! at September 10, 2019 07:46 PM (0QYMt)

255 We have red foxes here that serve, what I believe, is a purpose. They lurk and frolic near our golf courses, and run out and grab golf balls.


Love them for that alone. Hate the fact they kill tiny newborn fawns, though.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:46 PM (ptqGC)

256 Lots of Red Sox and Yankees fans in Atlanta as well. GA also lets you get car tags from all sec/acc schools.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 10, 2019 07:47 PM (PUmDY)

257 yeah but are the walls closing in on trump? Also, is the ocean rising?

no?

ok then. fuck off swamp

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 07:47 PM (thQkh)

258 I used to be kind of a fan of Jerry Lewis, but I've read too many stories lately about what a raging asshole he was.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:47 PM (L2ZTs)

259 238 When in the HELL is Barr going to unleash the hounds and tell us what the hell Obama and Hillary were up to (we already know, but still)?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:41 PM (ptqGC)

Hillary will skate. Everything she did as Sec State is already more than 5 years ago, past the Federal Statute of Limitations.

Its the same playbook as is going on now IMO. Drag things out with IG reports and Blue Ribbon panels, long enough so the news cycle spins, and the electorate forgets how angry they were.

They are afraid of the Righteous anger of the American people. They KNOW we are the ones who are an actual threat to their power.

So they will slow roll this. Put up obstacles for YEARS, and wait that anger out.

They know we want Justice, but they also know that Justice delayed, can be Justice denied.

Posted by: Don Q at September 10, 2019 07:47 PM (NgKpN)

260 SEb Gorka just said he'd like to see Pompeo 'dual hatted'. NSA and Secy. of State.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2019 07:47 PM (cF8AT)

261 I'm still betting on a McCabe indictment.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 07:47 PM (2DOZq)

262 /

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 10, 2019 07:48 PM (aS1PU)

263 >>I'm still betting on a McCabe indictment.

Smart bet.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:48 PM (ZLI7S)

264 h 2016, Brennan made a secret trip to Russia.

>>"It's no secret that Brennan was here," claimed Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov. "But he didn't visit the Foreign Ministry. I know for sure that he met with the Federal Security Service (the successor agency to the Soviet KGB), and someone else."

Who was the someone else, Jack wondered?

======

Why did Brennan go to Russia? Are there any theories?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 07:36 PM (13CQC)


Brennan is coming to UT this week. I really hope someone asks him this question.

Posted by: LASue at September 10, 2019 07:49 PM (Ed8Zd)

265 66 Good news/bad news:

Good news: My Amazon package came after all. I'm happy.

Bad news: Jeff Bezos showed up soon afterward. He's very hurt by what I said about Amazon in the last thread. He wants his package back.

What do I do? What do I do??
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:29 PM (L2ZTs)


You know what to do.

And take the cannoles.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 10, 2019 07:31 PM (sy5kK)

****************
Ok, I posted this the other day but your post reminded me of this-

https://tinyurl.com/y2uldfd7

Posted by: redridinghood at September 10, 2019 07:49 PM (wiXsO)

266 Some woman on Fox is up-talking right now.

I totally turn these people off. No way are you as intelligent as you're supposed to be if you UP TALK.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:49 PM (ptqGC)

267 When you're so patient that the buck walks over the knob and out of sight - that's not patience.

When you do it day after day after day - that's not hunting.




Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (XmAy3)

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I was quoting "Enemy at the Gates," actually.

This isn't hunting, it is about building an air-tight legal case. Unless the guilt is a slam-dunk, all is lost. That's what's taking so long.

We can say "oh that happened," but that won't stand up in court. Barr knows this. So it's a lot of unsexy documentation, checking and re-checking witnesses, digging out documents and so on.

Oh, and remember, the DNI obstructed the whole way.

All the classified stuff has to go through declassification and we already know the FBI lies about all of this. So that's an additional hurdle.

Again, if it was a cover-up, you'd have had the report in May and it would have said "nothing significant found."

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:50 PM (cfSRQ)

268 This comes out right after Medvedev loses the U.S. Open?

Coincidence? I think not!

Posted by: RKae at September 10, 2019 07:50 PM (LTccB)

269 Remember lifestyles of the relatives of the rich and famous snl? The cousin/niece of Jerry Lewis segment was pretty funny.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 10, 2019 07:50 PM (PUmDY)

270 254 The dumbass asked "Is the National security council in chaos?"
Posted by: Tami

He should've answered, "They're meeting where they always do, in Washington."

Posted by: Richard Gere at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (COzlW)

He said, "Do you know who is on the NSC? I am, Secy. Pompeo is, Chief of Staff Mulvahney and (someone else...can't remember). Do we look like we're in chaos?" Not exactly his words but very close.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2019 07:50 PM (cF8AT)

271 interesting, Jack

Posted by: ace at September 10, 2019 07:50 PM (PbpT7)

272 I used to be kind of a fan of Jerry Lewis, but I've read too many stories lately about what a raging asshole he was.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:47 PM (L2ZTs)


Easy Peasy QDP: be a connoisseur ... AND refuse to work with him.

Posted by: Adriane the Student Newspaper Critic ... at September 10, 2019 07:51 PM (LPnfS)

273 >I'm still betting on a McCabe indictment.

Smart bet.
Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:48 PM (ZLI7S)

I placed my bet well over a year ago though. It's going slower than I expected.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 07:51 PM (2DOZq)

274 276
This comes out right after Medvedev loses the U.S. Open?



Coincidence? I think not!





Posted by: RKae at September 10, 2019 07:50 PM (LTccB)

Vladmir Putin's bear is unhappy.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get Your Fat Girl Throws Down Training Videos at The Outrage Outlet! at September 10, 2019 07:51 PM (0QYMt)

275 This new era of open lying is different from the past 40 years of open lying because at least we all agree that they are lying. Openly.

I should have thrown in a 'blatant' and perhaps even a 'wanton' in there someplace. Lazy word choices are lazy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 10, 2019 07:52 PM (2B9A/)

276 Some woman on Fox is up-talking right now.

I totally turn these people off. No way are you as intelligent as you're supposed to be if you UP TALK.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
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*sprinkles on some fry-talk*

Posted by: Blasey-Ford at September 10, 2019 07:52 PM (fUKvD)

277
So maybe this Russian was not an intelligence source of genuine value, but just a hack who would invent or endorse absurd hotel urination stories for corrupt westerners, to get extra cash on the side?
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug

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Aha. I wasn't even sure this was related to the collusion hoax at all, except in CNN's fantasies.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 07:52 PM (13CQC)

278 I'm just hoping that trump is just biding his time until he wins in 2020 and can't run again. I'm hoping thats when he unleashes the fully armed and operational Death Star.




Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 10, 2019 07:53 PM (9Om/r)

279 This new era of open lying is different from the past 40 years of open lying because at least we all agree that they are lying. Openly.

I should have thrown in a 'blatant' and perhaps even a 'wanton' in there someplace. Lazy word choices are lazy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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Excess in attacking Trump is no vice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2019 07:53 PM (fUKvD)

280 I have retreated to my core beliefs, guitars and gears. Everything else is total bullshit wrapped in commie fish wrap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:53 PM (KP5rU)

281 I HOPE TO HELL PDT has someone telling him to avoid All Bush and Clinton infestations.


Jeebus. It's a shame there wasn't some sort of flea bomb that PDT could have used in every gubmint agency after Obama's vile filth left.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:53 PM (ptqGC)

282 I should have thrown in a 'blatant' and perhaps even a 'wanton' in there someplace.

Wontons! With watercress and a good chicken broth ...

Posted by: Adriane the Student Newspaper Critic ... at September 10, 2019 07:54 PM (LPnfS)

283 here's the thing about smart plays by the GOP...the media never ever ever ever ever never ever never cares.

**Oh, we have a smoking gun that Obama and Brennan had gaybuttsex while colluding with Russia to use Fisa warrants to make Bernie sanders lose while spying on trump**

the media, "hey, a squirrel was sighted in NYC, is this a sign of global warming?"

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 07:54 PM (thQkh)

284 261 Durham's specialty is public corruption. Barr didn't bring him in to cover things up.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:45 PM (ZLI7S)
-------------------------------------


They need to get this show on the road.
They play must begin before Christmas.

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - imperialism is the solution at September 10, 2019 07:54 PM (PlvlY)

285 I totally turn these people off. No way are you as intelligent as you're supposed to be if you UP TALK.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

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That's definitely a deal breaker. I hear that tone and we're done. Whatever you have to say you can keep it to yourself. Up talk = Idiot.

Another is when someone says "Book of RevelationSSSS."

If you can't read the word that's right in front of your eyes, you're a goddamned fool.

I have about 1,000 "things that make me automatically not listen to you."

Posted by: RKae at September 10, 2019 07:54 PM (LTccB)

286 You see it's shit like this that's making me wonder if I should still give my love, trust & adulation to the Feds & the Media.

Posted by: Losers Mate, 4th Class at September 10, 2019 07:54 PM (OKp8N)

287 Adriane, that's easy now that Jerry's dead.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:54 PM (L2ZTs)

288 I'm still betting on a McCabe indictment.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 07:47 PM (2DOZq)

I'll take that action. I used to think they'd sacrifice Ohr as the token pawn. But really, why should they ? The only fuckers to see inside a jail cell are Trump employees and Epstein, before he figured out how to hang himself in a trick that would make a Chinese Acrobat envious.

When you win - there's no reason to sacrifice one of your own. Ohr walks.
Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 07:50 PM
**************
Federal jury may let him walk because Democrat and Orangeman bad.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 10, 2019 07:55 PM (wiXsO)

289 instead, in politics, forget the dramatic gotcha, you want the slow drip ... even if it's all lies.

But the GOP can't even get the truth out there, let alone their spin.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 07:55 PM (thQkh)

290 Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:53 PM (ptqG

Barr is one of those guys. So far so good IMHO but the clock is ticking.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 07:55 PM (2DOZq)

291 I like brazen.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 10, 2019 07:55 PM (PUmDY)

292 Up Talk + Vocal Fry = a sign of the Apocolypse

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 07:56 PM (ptqGC)

293 288 I'm just hoping that trump is just biding his time until he wins in 2020 and can't run again. I'm hoping thats when he unleashes the fully armed and operational Death Star.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 10, 2019 07:53 PM (9Om/r)


He announced his run for 2024 last night.

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - imperialism is the solution at September 10, 2019 07:56 PM (PlvlY)

294 If you're a fan of Laurel and Hardy,

you should make the effort to see-

"Stan and Ollie".(201

It's an excellent movie about the later years of "the boys", their semi-falling out, and their last tour.

It sounds like a drag but it's not.

Great script, great acting, great directing.

Superb movie biography.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2019 07:56 PM (mIQCW)

295 I was surprised at the size of the Eastern Mole in the yard last year.


*******

Speaking Of Moles - a limerick

At breakfast time, south of Mannassas
Three moles in line under the grasses
One: "I smell, pancakes! I want some!"
Two: "I can smell 'em too, Yum yum!"
Three: "That's odd! I just smell molasses!"

Posted by: Muldoon at September 10, 2019 07:56 PM (m45I2)

296 redridinghood, wow, it's like they videoed my life!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 07:57 PM (L2ZTs)

297 Federal jury may let him walk because Democrat and Orangeman bad.
Posted by: redridinghood
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D.C. Federal jury.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2019 07:57 PM (fUKvD)

298 >>I placed my bet well over a year ago though. It's going slower than I expected.

I placed mine on McCabe 2 years ago.

But really, it hasn't been that long. Anybody remember how long the Whitewater investigation took?

And what really needs to be remembered was that nothing was really happening on the counter investigation while Mueller's team was working. Obstruction was the real thing they were trying to get Trump on, they knew that Russia collusion was a joke early in the investigation.

So they waited. People keep saying "Why didn't Mueller investigate all the corruption in the Obama administration too?".

1) Are you kidding me? You wanted that corrupt team to investigate the Obama administration that they loved?

2) He didn't investigate it because he wasn't told to investigate it by Rosenstein. See reason 1)

There are ties to Russia. To Ukraine. To Australia. To Italy. To the UK. To Israel. Not to mention just about every possible agency in the Obama administration and the Hillary campaign.

They can do it fast or they can do it right. I want it done as much as anyone but I want it done right.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 07:57 PM (ZLI7S)

299 I have retreated to my core beliefs, guitars and gears. Everything else is total bullshit wrapped in commie fish wrap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 07:53 PM (KP5rU)


I did that 30 years ago. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 10, 2019 07:58 PM (9Om/r)

300 Nood

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 10, 2019 07:59 PM (L+pD7)

301 46
It is time!! ;p

Posted by: monkey at September 10, 2019 07:59 PM (b1l+6)

302 301 I like brazen.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 10, 2019 07:55 PM (PUmDY)

Good word. Also baldfaced, profligate and shamelessly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 10, 2019 07:59 PM (2B9A/)

303 maybe the spy is really came back to testify against McCabe, Brennan, Mueller, Hilda ... the whole coven. And Brennan tried to expose him to get him killed off ... seems we should really know nothing about the spy, except for Brennan and the gang leaking, as their (evil) nature is. And they do what they always do ... accuse Trump of leaking ... to cover up that is was them leaking, endangering.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 10, 2019 07:59 PM (Cus5s)

304 I don't understand this "baseball" some of you speak of.

Enlightened beings are versed in hockey.
Posted by: Allie at September 10, 2019 07:37 PM (pgXNG)

And that, your honor, is when the fight started.

Posted by: tbodie at September 10, 2019 07:59 PM (Bd6VC)

305 Jane, we are going to drink Tito's and be happy.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 10, 2019 08:00 PM (R5GEP)

306 indictments mean nothing. convictions, prison time, loss of benefits, now we're talking. never fucking happen. y'all are falling for the dc dog and pony show, again.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 10, 2019 08:01 PM (KP5rU)

307 I find it fascinating that a country with the GDP of New York State apparently runs circles around us.
And whatever Intel this "asset" was funneling to the IC seem to have been of little value

The US IC is a joke.

All these assets treating the IC like mushrooms, feeding them shit a keeping them in the dark.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at September 10, 2019 08:04 PM (MB7bs)

308 Quit calling it fake news in call it lie. It's not anywhere near fake news it is a big fat lie over and over again.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 10, 2019 08:05 PM (BCA9a)

309 I'm still betting on a McCabe indictment.

I'm betting on no indictments. Why? In the words of @ComfortablySmug, because

The Establishment Always Wins.

Posted by: motionview at September 10, 2019 08:08 PM (pYQR/)

310 the "straight man" (the one that isn't being silly) collects a higher share of the earnings
Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 10, 2019 07:32 PM


Do you have a reference that could be sent to the DNC?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Cory Booker at September 10, 2019 08:08 PM (0S+wE)

311 301 I like brazen

There's always room for one more.

Posted by: the brazen bull at September 10, 2019 08:09 PM (ykYG2)

312 >>I'm sorry that the pace of prosecution doesn't match your emotional needs, but federal statutes don't work that way. This was a big covert up and it can't be unravelled as easily as a two-part episode of Law and Order.

----

The amount of time spent on it really isn't a two part episode of Law and Order now is it.

This same sorry ass excuse was used last year under Sessions, Rosenstein and Huber.

Posted by: MAGA at September 10, 2019 08:11 PM (I5LRE)

313 test

Posted by: election night man at September 10, 2019 09:01 PM (Y7xIr)

314 I believe that should be "Ken Dilanian (CIA)" rather than "Ken Dilanian (NBC)".

More than anything, they don't want anyone asking this guy questions.

Posted by: Ree at September 10, 2019 09:38 PM (TSjzP)

315 4. "If you can't get a decent erection, it's probably 'cuz of Trump"

By Allahpundit

Posted by: Ree at September 10, 2019 09:40 PM (TSjzP)

316 Normally this would sound crazy, but I think it's possible the CIA extracted him so they could easily exterminate him when and if needed. And this leak possibly means the CIA is trying to create a narrative that Putin did it when the time comes. CYA and all that...

Posted by: Pickles at September 10, 2019 10:44 PM (hUhy6)

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