Remember That FBI Employee Who Lied to the IG About Gifts He Had Taken From CNN, and Then Quietly Resigned...?
Yeah It Turns Out That Was James Comey's Spokesman

So many integrity.

An FBI senior official who resigned under mysterious circumstances last year accepted baseball game tickets from a CNN reporter in 2016 and lied about it to investigators, according to a report obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Michael Kortan accepted the tickets from the CNN journalist to at least two games, in May 2016 and September 2016.

Kortan displayed a "lack of candor" during multiple interviews about the tickets. He was prohibited under FBI policy from accepting gifts from reporters who cover the bureau.

He also accepted tickets from a New York Times reporter.

The FBI's top press officer during the Hillary Clinton and Trump-Russia investigations accepted tickets to a Washington Nationals game from a CNN correspondent and lied about it repeatedly during interviews with the Justice Department's inspector general, according to a report obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

I understand that "The Dispatch" just hired him as Your Cruise Director Julie.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 01:18 PM




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1 Top. Men.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 08, 2019 01:19 PM (GjMIr)

2 Meep meep!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 08, 2019 01:19 PM (Y4yA8)

3 First??

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 08, 2019 01:19 PM (ClOmq)

4 first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:19 PM (q80AH)

5 dammit

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:19 PM (q80AH)

6 Fifth?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 08, 2019 01:19 PM (ClOmq)

7 Huh?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 08, 2019 01:19 PM (LLzS4)

8 Missed it by that much!

Posted by: Maxwell Smart at October 08, 2019 01:20 PM (ClOmq)

9 Was it the Nationals or a New York team?

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:20 PM (sX1BW)

10 Join us now on the Lido Deck for shuffleboard, crudites, and some light Treason!

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:20 PM (oZ6kz)

11 Your tax dollars at work. Or at the ballgame. Or fluffing the press. Or something like that.

Posted by: JEM at October 08, 2019 01:20 PM (8erNz)

12 Notice that he gets a free pass.

Would you? Or I?

Posted by: rd at October 08, 2019 01:20 PM (+0uDE)

13 You know, if you're going to cheat, and then lie about it, go big. It's just stupid to torpedo your career over baseball tickets.

Posted by: pep at October 08, 2019 01:21 PM (T6t7i)

14 If there is no honesty about the little things, how can we expect honesty when it really matters most?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 08, 2019 01:21 PM (Y4yA8)

15 It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world, but for the Nats?

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:21 PM (sX1BW)

16 Marth Stewart went to prison for six months for the same thing. But then she wasn't employed by the Department of Just Us. Or part of the swamp

Posted by: Sergeant Major at October 08, 2019 01:21 PM (dTqaU)

17 >>I understand that "The Dispatch" just hired him as Your Cruise Director Julie.


I can't Gopher that.


No can do.

Posted by: Daryl Hall at October 08, 2019 01:21 PM (4VGhz)

18 Turns out Liz Warren was in on Joe Biden's beat down of Corn Pop; she dropped him with a Tomahawk chop.

Posted by: It's the seriousness of the charge at October 08, 2019 01:21 PM (KoBpR)

19 Did he think they asked him if he received gifts / tickets if they already didn't know he had?

Of all people he should know that. It was stupid to lie about it . Scary that these people are so dumb.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 01:21 PM (2DOZq)

20 I hope his team lost every time.

Posted by: MWR, the Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at October 08, 2019 01:21 PM (0A8mm)

21 I understand that "The Dispatch" just hired him as Your Cruise Director Julie.

You do not want to know what's on The Dispatch's poop deck.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (u//oP)

22 **Anxiously awaiting an Ebola update.**

Posted by: Pete Polarek at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (C1NyB)

23 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (Zz0t1)

24 Goes to show, it's not the lie or the crime, it's the denial or the coverup that's gonna get ya.

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (QPvMy)

25 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.

Matthew 26:11

Posted by: Saint James Comey at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (KUaJL)

26 This really pisses me off. If you're going to betray your country and your organization and actively play for the other team while enriching yourself, shouldn't you actually enrich yourself?

Baseball tickets? Freaking *baseball tickets?* Don't get me wrong, I love baseball. I love going to baseball games, watching it on TV, listening to it on the radio, the who magilla. But betraying my country and my position for it? No sale.

I'd like to think that these people are at least getting rich from their perfidy but they aren't - they're as cheap as they are shitty.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (I2dne)

27 The Conservative Case for "Lack of Candor."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (ptqGC)

28 https://tinyurl.com/yy5m7tjz

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (LLzS4)

29 I understand that "The Dispatch" just hired him as Your Cruise Director Julie.

Sounds about right. I understand she was coked up most of the time.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (7s3Gx)

30

If there are any good people in the FBI and CIA, why aren't they blowing the whistle on their corrupt colleagues?

Posted by: Soothsayer at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (H7ZUz)

31 "What is this "deep state?" Who's the leader of it?"

- Whoopie Goldberg

Posted by: Sponge at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (Zz0t1)

32 Hey, give him a break, he got to sit in the Owner's Box.

Bad news: Said owner was Marge Schott.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (oZ6kz)

33 I am guessing that Comey's spokesman pled to this.

Probably so they would drop the charges that he was banging that NYT reporter or something.

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (9VeU0)

34 We're they corporate suite tickets?
Cuz then it would be ok.


Posted by: dananjcon at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (u6xw0)

35 Baseball tickets? Freaking *baseball tickets?* Don't get me wrong, I love baseball. I love going to baseball games, watching it on TV, listening to it on the radio, the who magilla. But betraying my country and my position for it? No sale.

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Hopefully Scherzer was pitching at least.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (sX1BW)

36 Who will play him the tv show?

Posted by: steevy at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (KNsKs)

37 An Integrity of Traitors!

Posted by: ShainS at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (WqPYg)

38

I do not have a lack of candor.

Posted by: Brainiac at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (aKsyK)

39 Helloooooo nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 08, 2019 01:24 PM (NWiLs)

40 I just finished reading The Godfather (quite good, but needed editing to trim down). In it, he casually mentions that the Don had political limits; that the FBI was "incorruptible" and everyone knew that.

The mythology about these guys is epic, such a great PR campaign under Hoover that most people still believe it decades later.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:24 PM (KZzsI)

41 Baseball tickets? Freaking *baseball tickets?* Don't get me wrong, I love baseball. I love going to baseball games, watching it on TV, listening to it on the radio, the who magilla. But betraying my country and my position for it? No sale.

I'd like to think that these people are at least getting rich from their perfidy but they aren't - they're as cheap as they are shitty.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (I2dne)

Tip of the ice berg.

They caught him on the tickets, he admitted it and was fired.

Investigation then stopped.

Its like copping to a lesser charge in a plea deal.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 01:24 PM (NgKpN)

42 Kortan dressed as Julie?

Well that will certainly kill many an appetite.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 08, 2019 01:24 PM (Cil7w)

43 >>Baseball tickets? Freaking *baseball tickets?* Don't get me wrong, I love baseball. I love going to baseball games, watching it on TV, listening to it on the radio, the who magilla. But betraying my country and my position for it? No sale.


I agree. Tickets? No way.

I would, however, sell all of you to a Chinese forced labor camp for a Mets World Series championship.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:24 PM (ZLI7S)

44 The Dispatch...
... join us in being blown ashore!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 08, 2019 01:24 PM (Dh1wo)

45 Man it's hard to keep up on my impeachment scorecard. How do you record getting thrown out at the plate for being a shithead that sold out his country for baseball tickets?

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:24 PM (oZ6kz)

46 17 >>I understand that "The Dispatch" just hired him as Your Cruise Director Julie.


I can't Gopher that.


No can do.
Posted by: Daryl Hall

OK, we're done here.

Posted by: x at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (nFwvY)

47 Bribes from JAKE TAPPER, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (bDqIh)

48 As a Fed, I laugh every time I have to do annual ethics training. It strictly prohibits accepting these types of gifts other than a birthday cake at the office, or some type of inexpensive gift to celebrate a new baby, etc.

Lack of candor my ass.

Posted by: Cheri at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (oiNtH)

49 Why are corrupt federal employees allowed to resign after being caught? Does no one ever get fired?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (AFSld)

50 Everyone enjoys a good game.

If it went past the ninth, give him the chair.

Posted by: klaftern at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (RuIsu)

51 Platinum Membership with a bonus pack of asterisks to the first person who knows the name of the actress that replaced coked-up Julie as cruise director.

Smokin' hot, Nordic blonde. Go.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (u//oP)

52 God Forbid that our Resident NRC Inspector has a cup of coffee from our office's coffee pot without leaving a quarter. That would get him fired if reported. The guys in Washington (Actually Rock Creek) dine out all the time.

Nope, no double standards.

Posted by: rd at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (+0uDE)

53 Not a hint of scandal.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (/Sb0s)

54 29 I understand that "The Dispatch" just hired him as Your Cruise Director Julie.

Sounds about right. I understand she was coked up most of the time.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (7s3Gx)

But she was a 1.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (NgKpN)

55
Long-time FBI agents preparing to resign in protest at what's become of the agency in 3... 2... 1...

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (7rVsF)

56 49 Why are corrupt federal employees allowed to resign after being caught? Does no one ever get fired?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (AFSld)


No openings in HR

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (9VeU0)

57 I'm thinking baseball tics were just the appetizers. Bet he also took much more juicier bribes.

Posted by: IC at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (a0IVu)

58 You take the tickets but arrange to have 'documentation ' that you paid the giver for them.

I hate when crooks don't crook very well.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (2DOZq)

59
If there is no honesty about the little things, how can we expect honesty when it really matters most?
Posted by: Nurse ratched


Falsies on the omnibus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (aKsyK)

60 Time for some tree top gazing.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (0W3mK)

61 What is this "deep state?" Who's the leader of it?"

- Whoopie Goldberg
Posted by: Sponge at October 08, 2019 01:23 PM (Zz0t1)
++++++++++
Whoopie, I suggest you go to your local high school and pick up a copy of their AP US Government textbook. They describe it perfectly, under the name "Iron Triangle." It has no leader because it is a distributed group of people playing with other people's money and influence to advance agendas counter to the will of the people.

An Iron Triangle is when a bureaucratic agency, an interest group, and a congressional committee works together to advance its own agenda and act in its own interests. It is generally considered detrimental to a healthy democratic process because it ignores the interests of the common good for the sake of advancing specific and narrow interests.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (I2dne)

62 Should probably just have the General Accounting Office invest in facial recognition technology to deploy at National's ballpark just to recognize the various federal employees accepting their payoffs at each home game.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (hdzef)

63 I would, however, sell all of you to a Chinese forced labor camp for a Mets World Series championship.
Posted by: JackStraw



Whew, glad we're safe from that...

Posted by: IP at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (QPvMy)

64 The FBI in Boston demonstrated how corrupt they are 20 years ago.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (LLzS4)

65 A Chinese forced labor camp will be the future home of the NBA Finals, interestingly enough.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (oZ6kz)

66 I understand that "The Dispatch" just hired him as Your Cruise Director Julie."

Ted Lange gives it two thumbs up!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (6qErC)

67 Does no one ever get fired?

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Well James Comey did.

Still my favorite thing about Trump.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (sX1BW)

68 27 The Conservative Case for "Lack of Candor."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (ptqGC)

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Hired!

Posted by: Jonah - dispatches from nevertrump cuckdom at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (qC1Sy)

69 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Posted by: Lord Comey at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (kLDv+)

70 That's it: break out the Comfy Chair!

Posted by: Bill Barr's DOJ at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (koNhm)

71 I couldn't be bought with baseball tickets, but if you promised to take down a certain politician or corrupt Deep State official... let's talk.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:26 PM (KZzsI)

72 Too bad for the Dispatch Doofuses that the Newseum is closing up. I'm sure Goldberg was looking forward to his exhibit there.

"Up ahead is an exhibit showing Jonah Goldberg's source material for his prose: ace.mu.nu."

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (C+We0)

73 It's time for non-communist state and local police agencies to sever cooperation with the FBI in the same way communist state and local police officials have severed relations with ICE. The difference being, of course, the FBI deserves to be kicked to the curb.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (iw59Q)

74 Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (Cil7w)

75 Baseball tickets? Freaking *baseball tickets?* Don't get me wrong, I love baseball. I love going to baseball games, watching it on TV, listening to it on the radio, the who magilla. But betraying my country and my position for it? No sale.


--


I wonder how many of these gifts come with the verbal agreement that the box seat comes with female companions of lose morals, or something salacious.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (KUaJL)

76 You do not want to know what's on The Dispatch's poop deck.


Ahoy matey French, the poop deck isn't literal. This isn't California - clean up after yourself. Also, clean up after Commander Hayes while you're at it.

Posted by: Cap'n Jonah at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (0CeRG)

77 Probably safer to simply assume that every single person above a certain (and probably tragically low) level in the federal bureaucracy is on the take.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (77WPm)

78 >>>
Well James Comey did.



I wonder if he lost his pension though?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (AFSld)

79 Tip of the ice berg.

They caught him on the tickets, he admitted it and was fired.

Investigation then stopped.

Its like copping to a lesser charge in a plea deal.
Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 01:24 PM (NgKpN)
++++++++++++
Maybe. It would surprise me not at all if this is as far as it went. The ideological win is the important one, the material benefit - however slight - is just icing on the cake. These people *want* to betray their country. If they get to wet their beaks a bit, well why not?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (I2dne)

80 Does no one ever get fired?

This dude. McCabe. Comey. But they all got to keep their pensions at some level, which is infuriating.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (KZzsI)

81
Why is the press being permitted to report this?

Interesting.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (ggmC1)

82 Yup, the baseball tickets were just the beard.

Posted by: dananjcon at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (u6xw0)

83 Top 100. Knew I should have stuck around longer.

Posted by: FrodoB, reloading at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (WkmoA)

84 49 Why are corrupt federal employees allowed to resign after being caught? Does no one ever get fired?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (AFSld)

Its actually written into law.

To fire someone who is eligible for retirement, you have to jump through a whole bunch of hoops with arbitration boards.

And said boards always side with the employee.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (NgKpN)

85 76
You do not want to know what's on The Dispatch's poop deck.





Ahoy matey French, the poop deck isn't literal. This isn't
California - clean up after yourself. Also, clean up after Commander
Hayes while you're at it.

Posted by: Cap'n Jonah at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (0CeRG)
But if you want to know what the mess is like -- just go to their front page.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (N39Ws)

86 Rear Admiral Kristol is sti/l holding court up on the Lipo Deck.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (Cil7w)

87 They also gave him one of those key chains that attach to your belt.

Posted by: wth at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (v0R5T)

88 I wonder how many of these gifts come with the verbal agreement that the box seat comes with female companions of lose morals, or something salacious.

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

The bad news - its the Mets.

The good news - its the Jeffrey Epstein box.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (sX1BW)

89 51
Platinum Membership with a bonus pack of asterisks to the first person
who knows the name of the actress that replaced coked-up Julie as cruise
director.



Smokin' hot, Nordic blonde. Go.


wikipedia says pat klous, but doesn't offer a picture.

i have five sisters, so watched a lot of love boat, but this switch happened after i went to college, so i missed it.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (sGtp+)

90 Probably safer to simply assume that every single person above a certain (and probably tragically low) level in the federal bureaucracy is on the take.
Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (77WPm)
+++++++++++
Everyone over GS-12 should be fired. Maybe over GS-10.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (I2dne)

91 David French is working on an article about the pleasing taste of James Comey`s dick.

Posted by: Ahmed the Goatfucker at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (yhf6w)

92 You sure it was baseball and not basketball?

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (Izzlo)

93 An Iron Triangle is when a bureaucratic agency, an interest group, and a congressional committee works together to advance its own agenda and act in its own interests"

Or it's other name: The Powtowmack Two Step

Posted by: Anon a mouse at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (6qErC)

94 "If there are any good people in the FBI and CIA, why aren't they blowing the whistle on their corrupt colleagues?"

OK, I'll bite.
They are all corrupt.
Every last one.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (w7KSn)

95 Hi Insom


I miss you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (Y4yA8)

96 There was a man who knew none blander
Who assisted in the ultimate slander
It came to pass
He was found talking from his ass
And called it a lack of candor.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (J+mig)

97
If there are any good people in the FBI and CIA, why aren't they blowing the whistle on their corrupt colleagues?


Ooooh, good question.

Posted by: It's the seriousness of the charge at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (KoBpR)

98 They gave him a Phil Rizzuto keychain too.

Holy Cow!

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (oZ6kz)

99 Does no one ever get fired?





Former Acting Attorney General Sally Quillian HYPHEN Yates

Posted by: mikeyG at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (/Sb0s)

100 You sure it was baseball and not basketball?
Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (Izzlo)

********

NO ONE want Wizards tickets

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (flINI)

101
"What is this "deep state?" Who's the leader of it?"

- Whoopie Goldberg


Whoopi, what is "institutional racism?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (aKsyK)

102 >>>I wonder how many of these gifts come with the verbal agreement that
the box seat comes with female companions of lose morals, or something
salacious.<<<

A couple of kilos of marching powder, and we're golden!

Posted by: Hunter Bidet at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (kLDv+)

103 >>>This dude. McCabe. Comey. But they all got to keep their pensions at some level, which is infuriating.


Agreed. I'd rather them resign but lose the pension.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (AFSld)

104 Well James Comey did.

Still my favorite thing about Trump.
Posted by: SH

Didn't he fire him while Comey was on some sort of work trip to give a speech somewhere?

Posted by: Biergood at October 08, 2019 01:30 PM (yb6r+)

105 But she was a 1.

True. But boy howdy, she sure crashed not long after that.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 08, 2019 01:30 PM (7s3Gx)

106 79 Tip of the ice berg.

They caught him on the tickets, he admitted it and was fired.

Investigation then stopped.

Its like copping to a lesser charge in a plea deal.
Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 01:24 PM (NgKpN)
++++++++++++
Maybe. It would surprise me not at all if this is as far as it went. The ideological win is the important one, the material benefit - however slight - is just icing on the cake. These people *want* to betray their country. If they get to wet their beaks a bit, well why not?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:27 PM (I2dne

You will note, he was not fired for leaking, but for the tickets.

Question then becomes, why not?

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 01:30 PM (NgKpN)

107 I understand that "The Dispatch" just hired him as Your Cruise Director Julie.
.......

Who's going to be the bartender, Don Lemoan?

Posted by: wth at October 08, 2019 01:30 PM (v0R5T)

108 I wonder how many of these gifts come with the verbal agreement that the box seat comes with female companions of lose morals, or something salacious.

That's for the afterparty. And yes, almost 100% certain. At Comet Pizza, if that's your thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:30 PM (KZzsI)

109 Agreed. I'd rather them resign but lose the pension.

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I'd rather they have no pension to lose.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:30 PM (sX1BW)

110
Everyone over GS-12 should be fired. Maybe over GS-10.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (I2dne)

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Yes.

And everyone GS-13+ needs more attention.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 01:30 PM (ggmC1)

111 "81
Why is the press being permitted to report this?

Interesting."

It's the Daily Caller. I have respect for the DC but it's not exactly AP.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 08, 2019 01:30 PM (iw59Q)

112 Were the tickets proven to exist?

Posted by: klaftern at October 08, 2019 01:30 PM (RuIsu)

113 He wasn't "guilty" guilty. Just mildly guilty. Sort of guilty-ish.

Posted by: The Rev. Colonel David French, A Xantastic Guy! at October 08, 2019 01:31 PM (LISuA)

114 Daryl Hall

Spun "Sacred Songs" last weekend. Great album. "Babs & Babs" is still a mind-melter.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 08, 2019 01:31 PM (u//oP)

115 wikipedia says pat klous, but doesn't offer a picture.

Not a problem. Bing, Google and IMDB.com are your friends in matters like these.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at October 08, 2019 01:31 PM (7s3Gx)

116 So when they break the law, is a quiet resignation with a cushy job on K street waiting.

When I break the law, it's Bubba and dWayne in Cell Block E.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 01:31 PM (7riap)

117 If there are any good people in the FBI and CIA, why aren't they blowing the whistle on their corrupt colleagues?

Think I found the answer right there.

FBI and CIA recruit heavily at - go ahead, guess... - Ivy League schools. So, pretty much, they're in The Club since before they join The Company. Plus, in particular the CIA, they tend to recruit people with a certain, let's just say "flexibility" in their "moral code".

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:31 PM (77WPm)

118 We could use a guy like this one!

Posted by: Jeff Zucker, Don Le Mons and the Venuses of CNN at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (LISuA)

119 Aw, that's sweet, ratched.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (ggmC1)

120 So- the FBI, who is seemingly fond of throwing people in jail for lying to them, lies, and they not only receive a get out of jail free card but keep all their retirement benefits.

They should fire every last one of them and start over.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (VpIIl)

121 http://bit.ly/2pWCHOl
********
Opinon: How John and Cindy McCain's Deep Ties to Corrupt Ukraine Government Were Used Against Trump

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (BqBId)

122 Probably received stock in an Ukrainian energy company...everyone else in DC did.




Posted by: dananjcon at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (u6xw0)

123 40 I just finished reading The Godfather (quite good, but needed editing to trim down). In it, he casually mentions that the Don had political limits; that the FBI was "incorruptible" and everyone knew that.

The mythology about these guys is epic, such a great PR campaign under Hoover that most people still believe it decades later.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019


*
*

Not everybody. Read Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novel The Doorbell Rang from 1965. He lances that particular legend very effectively. Of course the FBI had been watching Stout for many years and had an enormous file on him already.

Posted by: Maxwell Smart at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (ClOmq)

124 The average agents do and say nothing because they value their job and pension, and are afraid if they say something their bosses won't care.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (AFSld)

125 95
Hi Insom





I miss you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 08, 2019 01:29 PM (Y4yA
Insom, you need to send this woman flowers. Now.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (N39Ws)

126 I swear I didn't such that dick. It sucked itself.

-The FBI

Posted by: Marcus T at October 08, 2019 01:33 PM (VpIIl)

127 Does no one ever get fired?

Well only if you're visibly pregnant.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 01:33 PM (0W3mK)

128 >>Baseball tickets? Freaking *baseball tickets?* Don't get me wrong, I love baseball. I love going to baseball games, watching it on TV, listening to it on the radio, the who magilla. But betraying my country and my position for it? No sale.


Eh, may well be this is a like getting Al Capone on his taxes. Kortan was in daily conversation with this CNN reporter, so they get him on lying about the baseball tickets to start the negotiations on the leaking.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 01:33 PM (bDqIh)

129 So when they break the law, is a quiet resignation with a cushy job on K street waiting.

When I break the law, it's Bubba and dWayne in Cell Block E.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 01:31 PM (7riap)
++++++++++++
Thus the problem they have wrought. I used to obey the law out of respect for the law. I now obey the law *only* because of the consequences for disobeying it should I get caught. I no longer care about the law as such, because it only works against me - not against lawbreakers in the general sense. Law is dead and deserves no further consideration or respect unless it is applied equally again. As I don't see that happening in my lifetime, I am not giving it much further thought.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:33 PM (I2dne)

130 If there are any good people in the FBI and CIA, why aren't they blowing the whistle on their corrupt colleagues?

I think there are, as good as humans get, but there are other concerns.

1) they have to work with these people. Do you want to rat out a coworker?
2) There's a "blue wall" effect at the FBI just like any police department, where its us against them and you stick together no matter what
3) They don't want to lose their cushy top end job and pension. Its all down hill from the FBI in law enforcement if you get canned.
4) Institutional presumption. They're brainwashed into thinking the FBI is incorruptible and the finest law enforcement organization on earth too. If they see wrongdoing, they probably figure its just something they don't understand or that you can trust these people do the right thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:33 PM (KZzsI)

131 >>I'd rather they have no pension to lose.

Change the Civil Service laws. Not much the DOJ can do about it.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:33 PM (ZLI7S)

132 120 So- the FBI, who is seemingly fond of throwing people in jail for lying to them, lies, and they not only receive a get out of jail free card but keep all their retirement benefits.

They should fire every last one of them and start over.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (VpIIl)

Fire every last one of them, forbid them from future Federal employment, and turn over all case load and unduplicated functions to the US Marshals.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM (J+mig)

133 The FBI and the CIA have the same problem as most corporations.

The people that know stuff are too afraid of the people in charge to say anything. They don't want to lose their job, nor get the Social Mob looking at them.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM (7riap)

134 If you want a vision of the future, imagine a basketball dribbling on your face -- forever.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM (Dh1wo)

135 114
Darryll house is one great show

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM (LYheq)

136 Well, I never!

Posted by: Journalist Practicing for Interview with The Dispatch at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM (IttZ7)

137 The average agents do and say nothing because they
value their job and pension, and are afraid if they say something their
bosses won't care.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

Yep. And don't for a second think this is limited to the feds. Take a good look at your state and local LEOs, for example. It's just a job. With a nice pension. And pretty darn good benefits. Go along, get along.

It all stopped being about "public service" a very long time ago.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM (77WPm)

138 Notice we are just glossing over the fact that CNN is handing out bribes. There was a day when at least this would have been frowned upon even though it happened all the time.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM (sX1BW)

139 Darryll house is one great show
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM (LYheq)
+++++++++
Seconded. A very cool series.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (I2dne)

140 From last thread:
Running in 4th right now is Buttigieg. He is actually the candidate I worry about the most.
Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 01:08 PM (9VeU0)

I see Buttigieg doing well with suburban wine moms, but Trump wasn't doing so well with them in the first place. I would think certain segments of the Democrats' "coalition" might not be fans of Buttigieg, and Trump is already making inroads with some of them (blacks and Hispanics, primarily). Coalitions would get scrambled a bit, but I think Mayor Pete would get schlonged, and not like he likes.

Posted by: Grimaldi at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (DHXgU)

141 If you want a vision of the future, imagine a basketball dribbling on your face -- forever.
Posted by: andycanuck at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM

So balls slapping on your face forever. Don Lemoan and Shep! called and would like a copy of your newsletter, they like the cut of your jiz.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (0W3mK)

142 131 >>I'd rather they have no pension to lose.

Change the Civil Service laws. Not much the DOJ can do about it.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:33 PM (ZLI7S)

I was yelling about this back when Paul Ryan was in charge of the House.

We had the House, Senate, and Presidency, and could have fixed a LOT of systemic shit.

But they did not even try.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (NgKpN)

143 Not everybody. Read Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novel The Doorbell Rang from 1965. He lances that particular legend very effectively.

Yeah but it was rare. To this day, the FBI is considered the cavalry, they come riding in to save the day when a local police department can't handle a case, or needs help with forensics, or are corrupt.

But there's increasing evidence that the FBI forensics labs are... less than entirely trustworthy and professional.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (KZzsI)

144 Though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for it can not see me hiding behind these drapes.

Posted by: James Comey at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (DQRtz)

145 135 114
Darryll house is one great show

Love it!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (u//oP)

146 Why is it that when the OIG finally finds someone violated the law or policy, the DoJ declines to prosecute?

Posted by: Marcus T at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (VpIIl)

147 Well, somebody's got to be Isaac the Bartender in this scenario.

Posted by: Bob Dole at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (RD7QR)

148 The FBI and the CIA have the same problem as most corporations.

The people that know stuff are too afraid of the people in charge to say anything. They don't want to lose their job, nor get the Social Mob looking at them.

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

It is for this reason that we have whistleblower laws which are now being used to overturn policy you don't like.

Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (sX1BW)

149 There are many good people in government service. But quite a few shit eating dogs too. My kid is FEMA. and she works with both.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (LLzS4)

150 Kortan had something like 33 years at the FBI.

So, I am pretty sure that it was just this one (or two or three) time thing with the baseball tickets, you know right at the end, and the other 30 years the guy was totally by the book and not corrupt.

I mean, would St. James Comey have accepted corruption amongst his disciples/staffers?

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (hdzef)

151 Wow. Pat Klous is 70?

Posted by: FrodoB, reloading at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (WkmoA)

152 Notice we are just glossing over the fact that CNN is handing out bribes. There was a day when at least this would have been frowned upon even though it happened all the time.
Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:34 PM (sX1BW)
+++++++++++
If CNN were a news agency that employed journalists, this would be worthy of comment. Indeed, it would be a scandal.

But it isn't. CNN is a political mouthpiece that employs propagandists. As a result, their behavior is expected and ordinary.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (I2dne)

153 146 Why is it that when the OIG finally finds someone violated the law or policy, the DoJ declines to prosecute?
Posted by: Marcus T at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (VpIIl)

Don't want to set a bad precedence. Because someday the other side will be in charge.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (7riap)

154 Is this something?

Investigators discover the man who attacked the police HQ in #Paris last week had a USB stick containing Islamic State propaganda and information about dozens of police officers

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (9VeU0)

155 >>Darryll house is one great show



"OK, today we're gonna sing some songs [with a guest band] and then make applesauce with my cousin using apples from the orchard outside my kitchen window. . ."

Yes, I like it, too!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (bDqIh)

156 On CNN yesterday which I read about and don't watch:

With Jim Sciutto and James Clapper:

Jim Sciutto says, "Are you concerned that Barr or Durham's investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish form intelligence officers like you? Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

Well of course he did.

Posted by: Cheri at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (oiNtH)

157 "Well, somebody's got to be Isaac the Bartender in this scenario.
Posted by: Bob Dole at October 08, 2019 01:35 PM (RD7QR)"

There are many many Isaacs. But they specialize more in wife-bending than bartending.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (oZ6kz)

158 Darryll house is one great show
Posted by: rhennigantx

It always amazes me how good they sound when you can tell theh haven't completely learned the guest's songs that week (they have the music on laptops in front of them). A really good band.

Posted by: Biergood at October 08, 2019 01:37 PM (yb6r+)

159 >>I'd rather they have no pension to lose.
........

How will they pay for their ham and eggs?

Posted by: wth at October 08, 2019 01:37 PM (v0R5T)

160 22 **Anxiously awaiting an Ebola update.**
Posted by: Pete Polarek at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (C1NyB)

SOMEBODY WHO LOOKS QUITE TIRED BOARDED AN AIRPLANE IN MOMBASA STAY TUNED

Posted by: THAT EBOLA MAP DUDE at October 08, 2019 01:37 PM (RD7QR)

161 The Pine-scented Church of St. Comey filled with evil weevils?

Noooooooo!

Posted by: Just Lily at October 08, 2019 01:37 PM (3FJ8v)

162 Rear Admiral Kristol is sti/l holding court up on the Lipo Deck.


Posted by: Anna Puma at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (Cil7w)

Ahem! That's Rear Admiral (Lower Half)!

Posted by: Cuck'n Bill K at October 08, 2019 01:37 PM (tOP4K)

163 "Baseball tickets? Freaking *baseball tickets?* ... But betraying my country
and my position for it? No sale."

My nephew, a doctor, said they made some rules about getting kickbacks for certain drug prescriptions. But he said even something as simple as a free meal would make the doctors biased in decisions.


Bribery even at low levels works, but the BigBoyz get their worthless kids a million+ for selling out US policy. Tickets just get a little inside info I guess. Not sure how much they get for hookers and blow ... that was the CIA I think, is Brazil of some such place. 1000 ways to screw over WeThePeople ... corrupt gov employees now are sure those are all just perks of the job.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2019 01:37 PM (Cus5s)

164
Everyone over GS-12 should be fired. Maybe over GS-10.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:28 PM (I2dne)

-----

Yes.

And everyone GS-13+ needs more attention.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's

Fire all 15s and SES types in the power lanes, the guys that work in the side lanes are ok. Of particular value are the 14 step forevers who deliberately said no to management responsibility. Promote them, they'll hate it - but somebody has to hump the pig

Posted by: Jean at October 08, 2019 01:37 PM (NrjdH)

165 The LFDH episode with Nick Lowe was excellent.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at October 08, 2019 01:37 PM (IttZ7)

166 It is for this reason that we have whistleblower laws which are now being used to overturn policy you don't like.
Posted by: SH at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (sX1BW


Weaponized Whistleblower


Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 01:38 PM (7riap)

167 The problem with the FBI is that like most federal agencies there are really no checks and balances. The Department of Justice has built up so much power and esteem that they are almost unquestioned and unquestionable, and there's nowhere to turn if they go bad.

Some attempts have been made (The whistleblower laws, Inspectors General) but they are largely toothless because congress won't back them up.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:38 PM (KZzsI)

168 >>I was yelling about this back when Paul Ryan was in charge of the House.

>>We had the House, Senate, and Presidency, and could have fixed a LOT of systemic shit.

>>But they did not even try.

Not disagreeing with you just pointing out that blaming the DOJ for following the laws Congress wrote isn't going to change things.

Civil Service laws were put in place by the left with the express purpose of making it almost impossible to fire people let alone punish them.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:38 PM (ZLI7S)

169 I'd just like to add, as an apology to our great friends in China, partners to freedom everywhere, that it was wrong to accuse you of adulterating our soft drinks with your urine. That's not who we are.

Posted by: Adam Silver at October 08, 2019 01:38 PM (oZ6kz)

170




You'd be hard-pressed to find a husband and wife duo with stronger ties to Ukraine than the late John McCain and his wife Cindy.


Maybe not, but I would put solid money on Lindsey Graham in the "lifelong bachelor" category.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 08, 2019 01:38 PM (/Sb0s)

171 "138 Notice we are just glossing over the fact that CNN is handing out bribes. There was a day when at least this would have been frowned upon even though it happened all the time."

The downside of Low Expectations is no one expects anything more. If we had an actual opposition party, or even if the Uniparty had a last vestige of conscience, there would have been the patriotic equivalent of the Church Committee empaneled four years ago.


Has anyone, anywhere, in power suggested that happen? This literally is the last gasp of the Republic and half the country doesn't care and half doesn't think it's a big deal.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 08, 2019 01:38 PM (iw59Q)

172 Jim Sciutto says, "Are you concerned that Barr or Durham's investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish form intelligence officers like you? Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

Well of course he did.
Posted by: Cheri at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (oiNtH)

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

"Just following orders."

*spit*

Posted by: Jonah - dispatches from nevertrump cuckdom at October 08, 2019 01:39 PM (qC1Sy)

173 Posted by: Cheri at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (oiNtH)
*********
I Vas only following Orders

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 08, 2019 01:39 PM (BqBId)

174 There was a Moslem mental-illness related drive-by truck attack in Limburg, Germany today too.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 08, 2019 01:39 PM (Dh1wo)

175 Civil Service laws were put in place by the left
with the express purpose of making it almost impossible to fire people
let alone punish them.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:38 PM (ZLI7S)

Patronage was bad. The "Civil Service" has turned-out to be far, far worse.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:39 PM (77WPm)

176 im Sciutto says, "Are you concerned that Barr or Durham's investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish form intelligence officers like you? Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

Well of course he did.
Posted by: Cheri at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM

Hey, Hitler told us what to do! We were just following orders!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 01:39 PM (0W3mK)

177 Uh oh. It's over, ladies and gentlemen.

Kim Kardashian admires and wants to meet with Greta Thornberg.

Global Warmening MUST be real.

Posted by: Sponge at October 08, 2019 01:40 PM (Zz0t1)

178 120 So- the FBI, who is seemingly fond of throwing people in jail for lying to them, lies, and they not only receive a get out of jail free card but keep all their retirement benefits.

They should fire every last one of them and start over.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 08, 2019 01:32 PM (VpIIl)

Its actually interesting. The Law they use to throw people in jail for lying to the FBI, is NOT just about the FBI.

Its about making a Knowingly False Statement to any Federal Agent, or the Government itself.

Now, as the President himself IS an AGENT of the Federal Government, one elected by the people, it seems you could make a case that lying to the President falls under this statute.

Ergo, Comey lying to the President, is in the same Legal Category that Gen. Flynn is being prosecuted under.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 01:40 PM (NgKpN)

179 There's a documentary on Rockpile called Born Fighters, free over at youtube.

Lowe and Edmunds were so supremely talented. Bremmer and Williams too. A young Huey Lewis drops by a session during the filming to blow some harp as a session musician.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 08, 2019 01:40 PM (u//oP)

180 Humping the pig is a lot of work!

Posted by: Ben Domench at October 08, 2019 01:41 PM (/gwGb)

181 I think Charles Guiteau had some intriguing ideas for civil service reform.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:41 PM (oZ6kz)

182
I misspelled "more attention." I meant to type *deletes*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 01:41 PM (ggmC1)

183 Jim Sciutto says, "Are you concerned that Barr or Durham's investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish form intelligence officers like you? Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

Well of course he did.
Posted by: Cheri at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (oiNtH)
++++++++++++++
That's actually a major development. "Obama" is the one name no one has dared utter in this affair - at least not in the mainstream. This may be a "I was just following orders" play, but it is certainly possible that the cabal has fractured.

The JEF was left out of this up to now. He of course knew about it and may well have been directing it - the Strozk/Page texts revealed that - but the silence around Obama has been deafening until just now...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:41 PM (I2dne)

184 If all these "good people too scared to talk" I keep hearing about are so easily manipulated by something as scary as - get this - having to find another fucking job ... then maybe they're not quite so good after all.

Government will never be reduced in size and scope until we stop this fictionl differentiation between government and it's employees. They are one and the same.

Posted by: Hope Springs Eternal at October 08, 2019 01:42 PM (DQRtz)

185 177 Uh oh. It's over, ladies and gentlemen.

Kim Kardashian admires and wants to meet with Greta Thornberg.

Global Warmening MUST be real.
Posted by: Sponge at October 08, 2019 01:40 PM (Zz0t1)

Alex? What is Fat Ass meets Dumb Ass?

I'll take names of stupid shit for 200

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 01:42 PM (NgKpN)

186 Humping The Pig opening for Mott The Hoople at the Sundance in '72 was a great, great time.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:42 PM (77WPm)

187 Lower away the boats!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 01:42 PM (Pu/Kw)

188 There was a Moslem mental-illness related drive-by truck attack in Limburg, Germany today too.


Posted by: andycanuck at October 08, 2019 01:39 PM (Dh1wo)
.........

was it a cheese truck?

Posted by: wth at October 08, 2019 01:42 PM (v0R5T)

189 I think Charles Guiteau had some intriguing ideas for civil service reform.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:41 PM (oZ6kz)

------

The Pendleton Act was a huge mistake.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 01:42 PM (ggmC1)

190 Investigators discover the man who attacked the
police HQ in #Paris last week had a USB stick containing Islamic State
propaganda and information about dozens of police officers

Posted by: blaster>>
Probably nothing...

Posted by: FrodoB, reloading at October 08, 2019 01:42 PM (WkmoA)

191 But it isn't. CNN is a political mouthpiece that employs propagandists. As a result, their behavior is expected and ordinary.

Yeah I'm not sure exactly when the transformation happened. Maybe under Obama? But they used to be a news organization. A pretty poor one, but a news source. And they still have a few gestures toward that, as long as its nothing directly political (although they find a way to ram politics in there anyway, even with stuff like weather).

But they're just a straight up political indoctrination show now, they're just a place that whispers sweet lies into the ears of the true believers and snowflakes, a safe space they can retreat to and hear the things they want to hear to feel better about themselves. The New York Times has become the same thing, but we can pinpoint EXACTLY when they changed over: January 2017.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:42 PM (KZzsI)

192 >>Jim Sciutto says, "Are you concerned that Barr or Durham's investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish form intelligence officers like you? Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

By the way, Sciutto is on the short list of potential reporters who gave Kortan the tickets. Manu Raju is another.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:43 PM (ZLI7S)

193 So did CNN only give free tickets to JUST THIS ONE GUY?

Was he targeted? (I don't think so)

Maybe CNN just hands tickets out like Holloween candy. The stands are packed with FBI agents.

Posted by: torabora at October 08, 2019 01:43 PM (Y274z)

194 Investigators discover the man who attacked the police HQ in #Paris last week had a USB stick containing Islamic State
propaganda and information about dozens of police officers



Posted by: blaster

Detectives in #Paris are still searching for a motive for this senseless attack.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:43 PM (77WPm)

195 Nobody ever gives me shit. There was a time people used to always offer me Yankee tickets since they knew I was a big fan...but now that they are so expensive, NOBODY does that. They sell unused tickets

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 08, 2019 01:43 PM (cEsBM)

196 That's actually a major development. "Obama" is the one name no one has dared utter in this affair - at least not in the mainstream. This may be a "I was just following orders" play, but it is certainly possible that the cabal has fractured.

My guess is he's going to get a video of Epstein being carried out of his cell and sing a completely different tune tomorrow, if not later today.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:44 PM (KZzsI)

197 Liawatha doubles down on her getting fired for being preggers claim. She's going to make Hillary seem easy going and likeable. Keep digging that hole totem toots.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 01:44 PM (0W3mK)

198


In this time of peril, what's a couple baseball tickets.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Joe Biden at October 08, 2019 01:44 PM (M/BaK)

199 Kim Kardashian admires and wants to meet with Greta Thornberg.
..........

Maybe Kanye is starting death metal band and needs a lead singer.

Posted by: wth at October 08, 2019 01:44 PM (v0R5T)

200
FBI and CIA recruit heavily at - go ahead, guess... - Ivy League schools. So, pretty much, they're in The Club since before they join The Company. Plus, in particular the CIA, they tend to recruit people with a certain, let's just say "flexibility" in their "moral code".


Once upon a time, decades ago when I was in college, I took the exam to get into the CIA. And I failed miserably. Much to the delight of my family.


There are lots of psych questions. LOTS. Questions that you either agree or disagree with like "I am able to withold my urine stream" and "I often get in trouble for my sexual behavior." These are two verbatim questions.


Plus the obligatory hints about having sex with poeple you dislike and don't respect.

Posted by: shibumi at October 08, 2019 01:45 PM (2KYgn)

201 156
On CNN yesterday which I read about and don't watch:




Rush had it yestrday too.

https://tinyurl.com/y4jbvr36

There is a transcript at the link.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 01:45 PM (vWMNq)

202 Nobody ever gives me shit. There was a time people used to always offer me Yankee tickets since they knew I was a big fan...but now that they are so expensive, NOBODY does that. They sell unused tickets
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 08, 2019 01:43 PM

How about a pair of 2019 ALDS game 4 against the Twins ? Real cheap.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 01:45 PM (0W3mK)

203 CNN Reporter: Tell me lies. Tell me sweet little lies. Here's some sports tickets. Give me something good.

FBI Agents: Lie....lie lie lie.

Posted by: torabora at October 08, 2019 01:45 PM (Y274z)

204 192 >>Jim Sciutto says, "Are you concerned that Barr or Durham's investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish form intelligence officers like you? Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

By the way, Sciutto is on the short list of potential reporters who gave Kortan the tickets. Manu Raju is another.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:43 PM (ZLI7S)

=========

So, this was an attempt at a friendly leak?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:45 PM (q80AH)

205 FrodoB
Youre back on the menu!
https://tinyurl.com/yy5m7tjz

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 08, 2019 01:46 PM (LLzS4)

206 So did CNN only give free tickets to JUST THIS ONE GUY?

Not only that, but how many other organizations are doing this and how long have they been doing it? Is this standard for news businesses? How many people do they reach out to like that?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:46 PM (KZzsI)

207 The Comey FBI was rotten to the core, and I haven't seen any indication that is being seriously addressed.*

*It may be, I just haven't seen it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - It Is Never Time to Eat The Babies at The Outrage Outlet! at October 08, 2019 01:46 PM (hLRSq)

208 >>By the way, Sciutto is on the short list of potential reporters who gave Kortan the tickets. Manu Raju is another.


Sciutto, who used to work for . . . the Obama administration?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 01:46 PM (bDqIh)

209 198


In this time of peril, what's a couple baseball tickets.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Joe Biden at October 08, 2019 01:44 PM (M/BaK)

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They're, like, $20 each.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:46 PM (q80AH)

210 Kim Kardashian admires and wants to meet with Greta Thornberg.

This time next week Greta will be twerking with a huge ass and D cup bolt-ons.

Posted by: Bert G at October 08, 2019 01:46 PM (tOP4K)

211 How bad is the pay at the FBI that one can be bribed with a baseball ticket?

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 01:47 PM (Izzlo)

212 This time next week Greta will be twerking with a huge ass and D cup bolt-ons.
Posted by: Bert G at October 08, 2019 01:46 PM (tOP4K)
++++++++++++++
Still won't make me listen to her.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:47 PM (I2dne)

213 >>So did CNN only give free tickets to JUST THIS ONE GUY?

Hell no. Go back and look at the 1st Horowitz report, the one everyone says was a dud.

There is a whole appendix dedicated to drawing all the leak connections. This is just one of many.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:48 PM (ZLI7S)

214 "If there are any good people in the FBI and CIA, why aren't they blowing the whistle on their corrupt colleagues?"

Because those who are corrupt try to keep that a secret and don't announce it in the bureau's newsletter?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - It Is Never Time to Eat The Babies at The Outrage Outlet! at October 08, 2019 01:48 PM (hLRSq)

215 "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

Well of course he did.
Posted by: Cheri at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (oiNtH)

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"Just following orders."

*spit*

Posted by: Jonah - dispatches from nevertrump cuckdom


That is classically what was known as the Nurember Defense. Used by Nazi war criminals at the Nurember Trials.
Clapper and Brennan will probably skate in the end, but they were part of the whole conspiracy to attack Trump.

They will never admit to that, except under real pain of interrogation.
In my opinion, they have committed a very serious crime of conspiracy to undermine the rightful government of the United States. Is that treason?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at October 08, 2019 01:48 PM (vcOmj)

216 How about a pair of 2019 ALDS game 4 against the Twins ? Real cheap.
Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 01:45 PM (0W3mK)

LOL, My kind of tickets

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 08, 2019 01:48 PM (cEsBM)

217
This time next week Greta will be twerking with a huge ass and D cup bolt-ons.

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She better do something about that caved-in freak-face, tho. Jay-zus.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 01:48 PM (ggmC1)

218 10 Join us now on the Lido Deck for shuffleboard, crudites, and some light Treason!
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:20 PM (oZ6kz)

The H. Maddas deck?

Posted by: Allie at October 08, 2019 01:49 PM (sm6Pk)

219 214 "If there are any good people in the FBI and CIA, why aren't they blowing the whistle on their corrupt colleagues?"


===========

Ever seen American Gangster?

The bit where squeaky clean cop Russell Crowe turns in the hundreds of thousands of dollars of drug money he happens to find instead of keeping it?

And all of his cop friends turn on him?

Yeah, that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:49 PM (q80AH)

220 Plus the obligatory hints about having sex with poeple you dislike and don't respect.
Posted by: shibumi at October 08, 2019 01:45 PM (2KYgn)
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Any reference to me, Big Boy?

Posted by: Lena Dunham at October 08, 2019 01:49 PM (Y274z)

221 FrodoB

Youre back on the menu!

https://tinyurl.com/yy5m7tjz

Posted by: Xipe Totec
>>
Hmm. Orcs or AOC. decisions.

Posted by: FrodoB, reloading at October 08, 2019 01:49 PM (WkmoA)

222 Kim can give Greta some advice on staying in the limelight. Marry a few athletes and release a sex tape.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:49 PM (oZ6kz)

223 Jim Sciutto says, "Are you concerned that Barr or Durham's investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish form intelligence officers like you? Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

Well of course he did.
Posted by: Cheri at October 08, 2019 01:36 PM (oiNtH)


That's been Andrew McCarthy's point all along. This had to be a counter-intelligence operation and as such, Obama would be aware of it.


And it's a get out of jail free card. We were following orders and Obama's not losing his pension or going to jail.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 08, 2019 01:49 PM (cn/uI)

224 Hell no. Go back and look at the 1st Horowitz report, the one everyone says was a dud.

There is a whole appendix dedicated to drawing all the leak connections. This is just one of many.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:48 PM (ZLI7S)


I wonder why the MSM did not see fit to report on this? It sounds like it would be newsworthy.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - It Is Never Time to Eat The Babies at The Outrage Outlet! at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (hLRSq)

225 >> ""What is this "deep state?" Who's the leader of it?"--- Whoopie Goldberg

Remember that character she played on ST:TNG, the several hundred years old crew member noted for her folk wisdom?

No resemblance whatsoever in real life.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (WHVt7)

226 177 Uh oh. It's over, ladies and gentlemen.

Kim Kardashian admires and wants to meet with Greta Thornberg.

Global Warmening MUST be real.
Posted by: Sponge at October 08, 2019 01:40 PM (Zz0t1)

She needs to lose 20 pounds of butt fat before she can be taken seriously.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (RD7QR)

227 How bad is the pay at the FBI that one can be bribed with a baseball ticket?

That is the point. They are so utterly corrupt that they see no negative consequences to accepting bribes.

Therefore accepting any bribe is not a career limiting event.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (lD3vL)

228 217 She better do something about that caved-in freak-face, tho. Jay-zus.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 01:48 PM (ggmC1)

That's what the gas mask is for.

Posted by: Allie at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (sm6Pk)

229 225 >> ""What is this "deep state?" Who's the leader of it?"--- Whoopie Goldberg

Remember that character she played on ST:TNG, the several hundred years old crew member noted for her folk wisdom?

No resemblance whatsoever in real life.
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (WHVt7)

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It's called acting!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (q80AH)

230 These are all poisonous conspiracy theories!

Posted by: Oliver D'arcy at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (BDZWU)

231 They will never admit to that, except under real pain of interrogation.
In my opinion, they have committed a very serious crime of conspiracy to undermine the rightful government of the United States. Is that treason?
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at October 08, 2019 01:48 PM (vcOmj)

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Yes.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (RU4sa)

232 #219

Money has serial numbers on it for a reason.

Posted by: torabora at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (Y274z)

233 Fish rots from the head. Or something.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (ppBhU)

234 >>Sciutto, who used to work for . . . the Obama administration?

Yes, that Jim Sciutto.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:51 PM (ZLI7S)

235 "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

The Nuremberg Defense: "Just following Orders"

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 08, 2019 01:51 PM (lD3vL)

236 222 Kim can give Greta some advice on staying in the limelight. Marry a few athletes and release a sex tape.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:49 PM (oZ6kz)

How do you say "Are you done yet?" in Swedish?

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at October 08, 2019 01:51 PM (RD7QR)

237 192 >>Jim Sciutto says, "Are you concerned that Barr or Durham's investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish form intelligence officers like you? Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

By the way, Sciutto is on the short list of potential reporters who gave Kortan the tickets. Manu Raju is another.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:43 PM (ZLI7S)
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So the finger pointing starts and goes straight to the top. Interesting.

Posted by: WisRich at October 08, 2019 01:51 PM (G0vdT)

238 Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it...

Meanwhile Clapper's wife begins making discreet inquiries about his insurance benefits and if they'll pay out in a case of Arkancide.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (Q3JhT)

239 Here's a good one: Townhall says a Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant. For all I know, federal grants are the engine powering the stripping industry.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (LISuA)

240 237 >>Jim Sciutto says, "Are you concerned that Barr or Durham's investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish form intelligence officers like you? Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

By the way, Sciutto is on the short list of potential reporters who gave Kortan the tickets. Manu Raju is another.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:43 PM (ZLI7S)
--------

So the finger pointing starts and goes straight to the top. Interesting.
Posted by: WisRich at October 08, 2019 01:51 PM (G0vdT)

========

"James Clapper was found dead from thirteen bullet wounds to the back of his head. The DOJ has preliminarily called it a suicide and closed the case before it was ever opened."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (q80AH)

241 FBI is composed of humans. And the FBI has been gifted with extraordinary power. Mix the two and you end up with psychotic, power mad leaders who will shiv you in a heartbeat if you even hint that you oppose them.

AKA literally Hitler.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (e1mEI)

242 >>Sciutto, who used to work for . . . the Obama administration?

Yes, that Jim Sciutto.
- - -
And isn't Manu Ragu a known Fusion GPS journalist?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (bDqIh)

243 Were they Mets tickets ?

I might lie about that, too.

Posted by: jsg at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (EUqh2)

244 So did CNN only give free tickets to JUST THIS ONE GUY?

Was he targeted? (I don't think so)

Maybe CNN just hands tickets out like Holloween candy. The stands are packed with FBI agents.
Posted by: torabora
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*recalls FBI swatting poor Roger Stone, with CNN 'just lucky' to have cameras on the scene*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (Pu/Kw)

245 239 Here's a good one: Townhall says a Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant. For all I know, federal grants are the engine powering the stripping industry.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (LISuA)

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I was pretty sure that's daddy issues.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (q80AH)

246 I've got low expectations, so pass some loot, again...

Posted by: klaftern at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (RuIsu)

247 "Here's a good one: Townhall says a Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant. For all I know, federal grants are the engine powering the stripping industry.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (LISuA)"

Not all heroes wear capes.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (oZ6kz)

248 >>I wonder why the MSM did not see fit to report on this? It sounds like it would be newsworthy.

You funny man. You make joke.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (ZLI7S)

249 Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills
>>
was he researching pneumatics?

Posted by: FrodoB, reloading at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (WkmoA)

250 And isn't Manu Ragu a known Fusion GPS journalist?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (bDqIh)

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I though it was a spaghetti sauce.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (RU4sa)

251 Actual Headline in the Seattle Times:

"Is math racist? New course outlines prompt conversations about identity, race in Seattle classrooms"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (FiUMj)

252 Here's a good one: Townhall says a Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant. For all I know, federal grants are the engine powering the stripping industry.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (LISuA)
++++++++++
It isn't money well spent, but dumping cash into strip joints money less harmfully spent than on the typical government outlay.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 01:54 PM (I2dne)

253 251 Actual Headline in the Seattle Times:

"Is math racist? New course outlines prompt conversations about identity, race in Seattle classrooms"
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (FiUMj)

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Future headline:

"Bridges that collapse are the result of systemic racism."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:54 PM (q80AH)

254 they have committed a very serious crime of conspiracy to undermine the rightful government of the United States.
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No, to remove the President. The President presides, he is not THE government unless the legislature is meeting in Columbus, OH.

Posted by: Acme Clusters at October 08, 2019 01:54 PM (5NMZN)

255 250 And isn't Manu Ragu a known Fusion GPS journalist?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (bDqIh)

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I though it was a spaghetti sauce.
Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (RU4sa)

Lamb dish. They give you extra naan with that one.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at October 08, 2019 01:54 PM (RD7QR)

256 Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it...

I'm picturing alarm bells going off and red lights strobing deep, deep within the war room at the Obama compound there in D.C.

Posted by: Biergood at October 08, 2019 01:55 PM (yb6r+)

257 Willowed, so answering over here...
I'm guessing Brennan will avoid the noose by absconding to a non-extradition treaty country within the next week or so.




Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:22 PM (77WPm)

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So, Iran, China, or North Korea? 'cause I don't think just not having an extradition treaty will be enough.


Posted by: mrp at October 08, 2019 01:25 PM (Pqytn)

Pretty sure the muzzie POS would feel perfectly at home in at least 1 of those aforementioned places.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:55 PM (77WPm)

258 Wow. 9500 lap dances. Son of a bitch spent a lot of time in the lab.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 08, 2019 01:55 PM (LLzS4)

259 Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (FiUMj)



You might want to check out the sidebar article on this from several days ago.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 08, 2019 01:56 PM (LISuA)

260 gravitasan abundance of cautionprotocolsduly electedrightful

Posted by: Acme Clusters at October 08, 2019 01:56 PM (5NMZN)

261 Townhall says a Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant.

Structural analysis.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 08, 2019 01:56 PM (/Sb0s)

262 That's $100,000 that will trickle down to all sorts of local businesses: Victoria's Secret, meth labs, glitter factories, Jamba Juice, Ugg boots, the box wine industry, low end therapists, the 8 inch platform heel business - a lot of real good stuff for the community.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:56 PM (oZ6kz)

263 Actual Headline in the Seattle Times:



"Is math racist? New course outlines prompt conversations about identity, race in Seattle classrooms"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM (FiUMj)

Ugh. Yeah, can't wait until we start judging the fitness of people to be engineers and scientists based on their social credit score.
Hoping I'll be dead by then.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:56 PM (77WPm)

264
Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it...

The Nuremberg defense.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 01:56 PM (aKsyK)

265 Obama gets a pardon, the rest are in trouble.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 08, 2019 01:57 PM (NFEMn)

266 Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant

At least tell me they were women strippers...

Posted by: jsg at October 08, 2019 01:57 PM (EUqh2)

267 not a smidgen of corruption

Posted by: mikeyG at October 08, 2019 01:57 PM (/Sb0s)

268 not a smidgen of corruption

Posted by: mikeyG at October 08, 2019 01:57 PM (/Sb0s)

scandal-free administration

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 01:58 PM (77WPm)

269 Wouldn't it save everyone time to just publish a list of FBI critters that weren't found to lack candor?

Posted by: Prisoner of Cuomostan at October 08, 2019 01:58 PM (W5B2n)

270 "I'm picturing alarm bells going off and red lights strobing deep, deep within the war room at the Obama compound there in D.C.
Posted by: Biergood at October 08, 2019 01:55 PM (yb6r+)"

I'm picturing Obama furiously clapping trying to turn him off.

Posted by: jsg at October 08, 2019 01:58 PM (EUqh2)

271 At least tell me they were women strippers...

Posted by: jsg at October 08, 2019 01:57 PM (EUqh2)


h8tr

Posted by: Shep Smith, iconoclast at October 08, 2019 01:58 PM (LISuA)

272 265 Obama gets a pardon, the rest are in trouble.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 08, 2019 01:57 PM (NFEMn)

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Imagine Obama actually going to prison over this. It won't happen, but I like to imagine.

The last head of the Democratic Party used the power of the state to spy on and frame the new head of the Republican Party, and he started in 2012 in an effort against the one before that. This gets proven to such a degree that he goes to jail.

The media can fret all it wants, but in that (fantasized) instance, the Democratic Party is simply done. It cannot function anymore.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:58 PM (q80AH)

273 Remember that character she played on ST:TNG, the several hundred years old crew member noted for her folk wisdom?

No resemblance whatsoever in real life.
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (WHVt7)

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It's called acting!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 01:50 PM (q80AH)

Funny thing that comes up on D&D related things every once in a while.

It's easy to roleplay a character stronger, or faster than you, or sneakier than you. You can even roleplay a character more attractive than you. But it's really hard to actually roleplay a character much smarter than you because you have to think of the things you want your character to do.

They get around this on scripted shows/movies by doing the Sherlock thing. They start with the conclusion and then work backwards from there to decide the evidence they need. Sherlock takes one look at the dead jogger in the park and determines that he wasn't a regular runner. Everyone's stunned and asks how he knows this. Sherlock points to the fact that he's wearing a metal watch (which someone experienced in running wouldn't do because it's extra weight and would chafe), and he's got dirty old sneakers that look like he used them for yardwork earlier in the day, not for running. Everyone marvels at how smart he is. But it's really easy to do when you start with the conclusion and then define backwards (because you're the one writing it) the elements necessary to get to that conclusion.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 01:58 PM (KUaJL)

274 "lied about it to investigators" Lied?

'You mean like Paul Manafort, pre-dawn raid of his house, then throw his @ss in solitary confinement for months until his trial' lied??

No, no. Of course not. The judge will simply *wink wink* slap his wrists.

Posted by: Two Tiered Justice Bastages at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (4ceyg)

275 >>9500 lap dances.


Guy isn't wearing Gabardine.

That shit wouldn't stand up to 9500 Dirty Grind Cycles.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (4VGhz)

276 Well, there was no clear intent to break the law.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (0W3mK)

277 To be fair, with the routine strip club fifty thousand percent markup, $100k is about 6 1L bottles of Grey Goose.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (oZ6kz)

278 /off derptastic Jonah sock

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (qC1Sy)

279 I don't see the problem here. The spokesperson is supposed to represent the person they speak on behalf of. How better to represent a lying, backstabbing shit-weasel than walk in his shoes, so to speak?

Posted by: Grimaldi at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (DHXgU)

280 Clapper responds: "President Obama, told us to do it...

The Nuremberg defense.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 01:56 PM (aKsyK)

True, but when the penalty for not following orders is.....

Posted by: JoeF. at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (NFEMn)

281 On Clapper. This seems like a strategy to get *everyone* off the hook.

All the little guys: Mueller, Comey, Strok, McCabe were just following the direction of Brennan and Clapper.

Brennan and Clapper were just doing what Obama told them to do.

Obama. Black Jesus.

Moreover, indicting Obama would probably result in the loss of the 2020 election.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (vWMNq)

282 My guess is Clapper trotted this out to get it clearly on the table: "if you go after me that means going after Obama, do you really want to...?" Its been unstated before, but apparently he wanted to be sure people understood that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (KZzsI)

283 266 Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant

At least tell me they were women strippers...
Posted by: jsg at October 08, 2019 01:57 PM (EUqh2)

Maybe he was studying laminar flow. In tubes. Help me out here, nerds.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (RD7QR)

284 Speaking of strippers and navy technology, one of my navy buddies married an Eastern European stripper of questionable immigration status that he met while he was at nuclear power school. Russian spy or not a Russian spy?

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (N4xQB)

285 I cant seriously believe Trump would pardon the guy who has tried to ruin him for the past 3 years.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 08, 2019 02:00 PM (LLzS4)

286 Actual Headline in the Seattle Times:

"Is math racist? New course outlines prompt conversations about identity, race in Seattle classrooms"
Posted by: Lurking Lurker


Math is like Mother Nature.
Math doesn't give a shit about you.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 02:00 PM (0t+fn)

287 That shit wouldn't stand up to 9500 Dirty Grind Cycles.

Chainmail wouldn't stand up to that. What a dirtbag

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 02:00 PM (KZzsI)

288
To be fair, with the routine strip club fifty thousand percent markup, $100k is about 6 1L bottles of Grey Goose.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (oZ6kz)


Exactly!

Posted by: Hillary ==> hotter and sweatier than a hard-ridden horse at October 08, 2019 02:00 PM (LISuA)

289 217
This time next week Greta will be twerking with a huge ass and D cup bolt-ons.

------

She better do something about that caved-in freak-face, tho. Jay-zus.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 01:48 PM (ggmC1)

HOW Dare you?!

Posted by: Greta Scornbird at October 08, 2019 02:00 PM (Izzlo)

290 Suction and Friction Engineering, Inc.

Posted by: klaftern at October 08, 2019 02:01 PM (RuIsu)

291 I'm sure he was just doing some tutoring for his students - all those strippers are only doing it to pay their way through Drexel, and not to fund an expensive cocaine and adderall habit.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 02:01 PM (oZ6kz)

292 285 I cant seriously believe Trump would pardon the guy who has tried to ruin him for the past 3 years.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 08, 2019 02:00 PM (LLzS4)

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I can believe that Barr wouldn't go after Obama, though.

The DOJ and FBI's reputation is already in a precarious spot. Turning the whole Democratic Party against it would be suicide.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 08, 2019 02:01 PM (q80AH)

293 >>Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant


Having perfected the untucked shirt, Science turns its eyes to the unzipped pants.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 02:01 PM (4VGhz)

294 This weeks news letter!!!! The conservative case for embedding traitors in the FIB... if they can overturn an election and they were put there by a black man.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at October 08, 2019 02:01 PM (pw+jk)

295 Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant

At least tell me they were women strippers...
Posted by: jsg at October 08, 2019 01:57 PM (EUqh2)

Maybe he was studying laminar flow. In tubes. Help me out here, nerds.
Posted by: joncelli


Studying bodily fluids on black light?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 02:01 PM (0t+fn)

296 284 Speaking of strippers and navy technology, one of my navy buddies married an Eastern European stripper of questionable immigration status that he met while he was at nuclear power school. Russian spy or not a Russian spy?
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (N4xQB)

Depends on how many reactor designs she wants in exchange for sex.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at October 08, 2019 02:02 PM (RD7QR)

297 I understand the Don Lemon deck is already booked?

Posted by: Where are the indictments at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (Bf3hj)

298 "That's not an Erlenmeyer Flask in my pocket."

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (4VGhz)

299 I'm picturing alarm bells going off and red lights strobing deep, deep within the war room at the Obama compound there in D.C.
Posted by: Biergood
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A far more serious manifestation of a bimbo eruption.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (Pu/Kw)

300 $190k? So conservatively like 190 hours in the VIP room. That's gonna chafe, bro.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (oZ6kz)

301 Maybe he was studying laminar flow. In tubes. Help me out here, nerds.
Posted by: joncelli


Studying bodily fluids on black light?
Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 02:01 PM (0t+fn)

Depending on the stripper, maybe he was studying black body radiation?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (KUaJL)

302 Another name for the "decline to prosecute" list. Yawn,.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (iAwUQ)

303 Actual Headline in the Seattle Times:



"Is math racist? New course outlines prompt conversations about identity, race in Seattle classrooms"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker





Math is like Mother Nature.

Math doesn't give a shit about you.





Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 02:00 PM (0t+fn)

====
African number system: 1, 2, many. SO yes math is racist.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (pw+jk)

304 Muck Fichael Korton.

Posted by: RICO aka msm/DNC/msm at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (x6XkS)

305 If he wins, we all hang. - Hillary Clinton

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (myjNJ)

306 $190k? So conservatively like 190 hours in the VIP room. That's gonna chafe, bro.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (oZ6kz)
+++++++++++
Maybe. How long was he billing the grant? In one shot, though ...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 02:03 PM (I2dne)

307 "President Obama, told us to do it. It's kind of disheartening now to be investigated for, you know, having done our duty and done what we were told by the President."

By the way, Sciutto is on the short list of potential reporters who gave Kortan the tickets. Manu Raju is another.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 01:43 PM (ZLI7S)
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I guess the question is "What did Obama tell you to do?" Did it include setting up a sting with Mifsud? Did it including wire tapping the Trump campaign?

Posted by: WisRich at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (G0vdT)

308 Speaking of strippers and navy technology, one of my navy buddies married an Eastern European stripper of questionable immigration status that he met while he was at nuclear power school. Russian spy or not a Russian spy?
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 08, 2019 01:59 PM (N4xQB)

Depends on how many reactor designs she wants in exchange for sex.
Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at October 08, 2019 02:02 PM (RD7QR)


"At first I thought it was weird that she asked me to incorporate the actual nuclear reactor designs into our sex routines, but I figured she was in to really elaborate roleplaying"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (KUaJL)

309 Seattle Times: Is Math Racist

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5vcjhkt

"Other states, including Vermont, Oregon and California, are already creating K-12 materials that prioritize the experiences of communities of color. But while some school districts are only building stand-alone ethnic-studies classes, Seattle is also rethinking existing courses to be taught through an anti-racist lens."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (KZzsI)

310 252 Here's a good one: Townhall says a Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant. For all I know, federal grants are the engine powering the stripping industry.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (LISu


Hey, maybe they are doing structural research to create improved foundational garments. You know, before and after states and transitional analysis.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (e1mEI)

311 Guys stop judging him, he just really likes the lunch buffet.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (oZ6kz)

312 "You are in the desert."

"You see a stripper on her back..."

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (4VGhz)

313 I guess I'll have to tell my engineering colleague to return the Treksgiving Weekend VIP tickets he received from a supplier and take a pass on the turkey dinner with Bill Shatner.

Posted by: Fritz at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (2Mnv1)

314 Probably an I.E.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 02:05 PM (Pu/Kw)

315 Studying bodily fluids on black light?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 02:01 PM (0t+fn)

Had a buddy who for a short time bounced at a strip club. For giggles one afternoon he and another bouncer took a black light into the "VIP Room" to try it out - for science, you know.
He said the room looked like someone vomited milk all over every surface, even the ceiling.
He quit that day.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 02:05 PM (77WPm)

316 Is math racist?

The anti-Americans and anti-Caucasians are now anti-civilization.

That should go well.

Posted by: mikeyG at October 08, 2019 02:05 PM (/Sb0s)

317 Depending on the stripper that could very well be reasonable billing over head.

Posted by: Acme Clusters at October 08, 2019 02:05 PM (5NMZN)

318 >>Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant


Studying the effects of gravity on implants. I see nothing wrong here. Because Science.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 08, 2019 02:05 PM (CQ3Qb)

319 * checks in

Is it storytime with Liz yet? Heard she has some new ones. Not yet? Darn.

*checks out

Posted by: Sock Monkey............drive by posting at October 08, 2019 02:05 PM (Lp+bg)

320 307 I guess the question is "What did Obama tell you to
do?" ...

Posted by: WisRich at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (G0vdT)

Obama isn't much of a details guy.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 02:05 PM (vWMNq)

321 The Dispatch? Remnant?
LOL.

This is so so full of mewling quim-ness it will languish and perish quickly.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt - Weeping Cub Fan at October 08, 2019 02:06 PM (ufFY8)

322 How do you say "Are you done yet?" in Swedish?


Google translate says it's, "Ar du fardig an?"

So not that.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 08, 2019 02:06 PM (9t0Zz)

323 "Other states, including Vermont, Oregon and
California, are already creating K-12 materials that prioritize the
experiences of communities of color. But while some school districts are
only building stand-alone ethnic-studies classes, Seattle is also
rethinking existing courses to be taught through an anti-racist lens."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (KZzsI)


We already knew computers are racist: https://bit.ly/35c0uKl

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 08, 2019 02:06 PM (CQ3Qb)

324 >>He said the room looked like someone vomited milk all over every surface, even the ceiling.



Dats that ejaculate!

Posted by: Leon Black at October 08, 2019 02:06 PM (4VGhz)

325 "Ergo, Comey lying to the President, is in the same Legal Category that Gen. Flynn is being prosecuted under."Posted by: Don Q

interesting point .. but I think lying to POTUS the boss, as part of an op to entrap him, imprison and/or impeach him ... that is sedition/treason ... maybe espionage. Espionage because it is spying on Trump, feeding info back to the other coup plotters, and to whomever is the power that is running DeepState against our Republic.

Conspiring to remove a duly elected president, "lying" is the least of the crimes. but whatever works to lock them up, fine by me.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2019 02:06 PM (Cus5s)

326 320 307 I guess the question is "What did Obama tell you to
do?" ...

Posted by: WisRich at October 08, 2019 02:04 PM (G0vdT)

Obama isn't much of a details guy.
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 02:05 PM (vWMNq)
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No he isn't but Susan Rice was sure to document that everything was "done by the book" whatever that means.

Posted by: WisRich at October 08, 2019 02:07 PM (G0vdT)

327
Caveat: When I make fun of Greta's deficient physical features (which are definitely off-putting) it's because she sucks, and is an asshole.

If she were a sweet girl, I'd never dare.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 02:07 PM (ggmC1)

328 File this under "Consequence-free crimes."

Posted by: Beckoningchasm at October 08, 2019 02:07 PM (eV2wC)

329 Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant

That's shocking.

Usually it's the Humanities and "soft sciences" that blow their research grant money and then make shit up last minute.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 08, 2019 02:07 PM (9t0Zz)

330 >>I guess the question is "What did Obama tell you to do?" Did it include setting up a sting with Mifsud? Did it including wire tapping the Trump campaign?

We've know for a long time that Obama asked his intel community to prepare a report called the Intelligence Assessment, the whole 17 intel agencies thing. I'm not sure this is news as much as I'd like it to be.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 08, 2019 02:07 PM (ZLI7S)

331 If she were a sweet girl, I'd never dare.

I think the problem is that just looking at a still of her, she looks like she could be a troubled, sad, sweet girl, but then she starts to move and talk and its all ruined.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 02:08 PM (KZzsI)

332 I'm sure they'll revise the script to the upcoming CBS Comey hagiography to include this sensational morsel.

Posted by: Xander Crews at October 08, 2019 02:08 PM (T434o)

333 He said the room looked like someone vomited milk all over every surface, even the ceiling.

----


A projectile problem like that is really freshman engineering level. Even if you're accounting for the fluid dynamics of the ejaculate, that's still something a junior or senior in undergrad should be able to model.

Don't see the need for research money here.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 08, 2019 02:09 PM (KUaJL)

334 326 No he isn't but Susan Rice was sure to document that everything was "done by the book" whatever that means.


Obama trying to be clever. Having that meeting was stupid and it came out very early on.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 02:09 PM (vWMNq)

335 The late [historian] Lucy Dawidowicz once referred . . . to the
widespread practice of stealing the Holocaust from its European Jewish
victims by a host of groups who not only hate but also envy Jews for
having been destroyed. "How dare the Jews," she seemed to hear them
complaining, "monopolize all that beautiful Holocaust suffering which
other aggrieved groups would very much like to share, ex post facto,
with them."

Posted by: Neo at October 08, 2019 02:09 PM (3aI0K)

336 Verucas are gonna salt.

Posted by: klaftern at October 08, 2019 02:09 PM (RuIsu)

337 324 >>He said the room looked like someone vomited milk all over every surface, even the ceiling.



Dats that ejaculate!
Posted by: Leon Black at October 08, 2019 02:06 PM (4VGhz)

When the room glows in black light
And you can read it's so bright
That's ejaculate!

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 02:09 PM (Izzlo)

338 That $190k will be such a boon to the local community colleges, especially their in-house drug dealers.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 08, 2019 02:10 PM (oZ6kz)

339 -
--
Caveat: When I make fun of Greta's deficient
physical features (which are definitely off-putting) it's because she
sucks, and is an asshole.



If she were a sweet girl, I'd never dare.


Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 08, 2019 02:07 PM

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Or even notice. Quite often, a smile makes pretty good makeup.

Posted by: irright at October 08, 2019 02:10 PM (pMGkg)

340 Had a buddy who for a short time bounced at a strip club. For giggles one afternoon he and another bouncer took a black light into the "VIP Room" to try it out - for science, you know.
He said the room looked like someone vomited milk all over every surface, even the ceiling.
He quit that day.
Posted by: DocJ


Ugh.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 02:10 PM (0t+fn)

341 "Alloy Optimization and Metallic Stresses in Pole-Dancing: A Treatise"

Posted by: mikeyG at October 08, 2019 02:10 PM (/Sb0s)

342 Drexel engineering professor charged $190,000 in strip club bills to his federal research grant

So the rest of it he just wasted?

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 02:10 PM (9VeU0)

343 At least tell me they were women strippers...

Posted by: jsg


I have some bad news.

Posted by: Donkeys R Us at October 08, 2019 02:10 PM (1Vobx)

344 Clapper's gig at CNN really must be secure.

Remember those early stories Fusion GPS gave payola to reporters, producers, and editors? You do? Good on you. You weren't supposed to remember that.


That shoe also will drop.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 08, 2019 02:10 PM (iw59Q)

345 Funniest scene in Curb History.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 02:10 PM (4VGhz)

346 And isn't Manu Ragu a known Fusion GPS journalist?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (bDqIh)

---

I though it was a spaghetti sauce.
Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM


Anthonyyyyyyyy!!!! Anthonyyyyy!!!!!

Posted by: Anthony's Mother in a North End window at October 08, 2019 02:10 PM (ejd/p)

347 "How dare the Jews," she seemed to hear them
complaining, "monopolize all that beautiful Holocaust suffering which
other aggrieved groups would very much like to share, ex post facto,
with them."


To be fair, there were a lot of other groups that were also wiped out and targeted by the holocaust which are routinely ignored (Gypsies, Slavs, Epileptics, etc) but yeah, this is about people who are angry that those damn Joos have the holocaust to hold up when they don't.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 02:11 PM (KZzsI)

348 > "Obama gets a pardon, the rest are in trouble."

>>"Imagine Obama actually going to prison over this. It won't happen, but I like to imagine."


The thing is, we don't know the true extent of Obama's crimes yet. There may be--and I believe there is--a lot more involved than is already evident.

I suspect President Trump is going to face a very tough decision regarding what to do about him when the time comes.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at October 08, 2019 02:11 PM (WHVt7)

349 Another right wing conspiracy folks. Nothing going on around here, keep moving along.

/sarc

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at October 08, 2019 02:11 PM (8SR1L)

350 "You are in the desert."

"You see a stripper on her back..."


That scene was stupid. A normal person simply rejects the question.

No, I wouldn't flip a turtle on its back and make it suffer. If you insist I did and ask me why I did, I simply say, "Nope, didn't happen."

Posted by: bonhomme at October 08, 2019 02:11 PM (9t0Zz)

351 Brennan said he may have been fooled by Russian misinformation.

Clapper said he the intel agencies were just following direction from The Zipster.

Rosenstein set up the President with Robert Mueller.

How do we continue on like this? I don't think firing just a few people will correct the problem.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at October 08, 2019 02:12 PM (NM/OW)

352 And isn't Manu Ragu a known Fusion GPS journalist?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 08, 2019 01:52 PM (bDqIh)

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I though it was a spaghetti sauce.
Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM

I thought it was Mork from Ork's greeting

Posted by: josephistan at October 08, 2019 02:12 PM (Izzlo)

353 Math Quiz:Q: 10 x 2A: This is
representative of the systemic heteronormative patriarchal oppression
structures that demean POCs and create threatening alternative racialist narratives
that are so harmful to communities.

Grade: A.
Response: I am threatened and triggered by your lack of validation of my abilities due to my victimological status.

Corrected Grade: A+


Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at October 08, 2019 02:12 PM (IttZ7)

354 Dats that ejaculate!

Posted by: Leon Black at October 08, 2019 02:06 PM (4VGhz)


In my much younger, and single, days I'd hit a local dance club with some friends and just wait for the "black light" dances to hit around midnight or so. Learned that 1) many girls dance with their mouth open, and 2) ... well you can figure out the rest.

Posted by: DocJ at October 08, 2019 02:12 PM (77WPm)

355 No, I wouldn't flip a turtle on its back and make it suffer. If you insist I did and ask me why I did, I simply say, "Nope, didn't happen."
Posted by: bonhomme at October 08, 2019 02:11 PM (9t0Zz)


It's just a question, bonhomme.

Posted by: blaster at October 08, 2019 02:12 PM (9VeU0)

356 The anti-Americans and anti-Caucasians are now anti-civilization.

That should go well.
Posted by: mikeyG at October 08, 2019 02:05 PM (/Sb0s)

The Left's true enemy has always been Western Civilization. They think that if they destroy it, they will be able to replace it with Marxism.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 08, 2019 02:12 PM (J+mig)

357 330:

"
We've know for a long time that Obama asked his intel community to prepare a report called the Intelligence Assessment, the whole 17 intel agencies thing. I'm not sure this is news as much as I'd like it to be."

The news is the source rather than the substance. We may be hearing this a lot if things really do get hot in Deep Statetown.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 08, 2019 02:13 PM (iw59Q)

358 Nood.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 08, 2019 02:13 PM (qC1Sy)

359 Support for Greta Thunberg is evidence of "white supremacy", "white privilege" and "white power", activists claim.

The 16-year-old environmental campaigner has gained international visibility for her climate activism, including a fiery speech to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly where she accused them of stealing her dreams.

However some are questioning however why Greta, a white child, is gaining so much attention over indigenous activists. They say that Greta is benefiting from a "global system of white supremacy" which has given her "privilege and a platform".

Posted by: Neo at October 08, 2019 02:13 PM (3aI0K)

360 Obama trying to be clever. Having that meeting was stupid and it came out very early on.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 02:09 PM (vWMNq)
---------

Heh:

Brennan/Clapper: "okay, so were going to setup a junior campaign staffer with a US asset, guy named Mifsud, so we can justification to wire tap the Trump campaign and make sure that a-hole doesn't win the Presidency.

Obama: "uh, uh, okay John, just as long as it's done by the book."

Brennan/Clapper: *blink, blink*

Posted by: WisRich at October 08, 2019 02:13 PM (G0vdT)

361 How do we continue on like this?

And Tom Fitton of JW just said there won't be any prosecutions.. He believes Barr is just "cleaning" up so it won't happen again.. Which of course it will

Posted by: It's me donna at October 08, 2019 02:13 PM (O2RFr)

362 No, I wouldn't flip a turtle on its back and make it suffer. If you insist I did and ask me why I did, I simply say, "Nope, didn't happen."

Well the concept is that its a thought exercise, not a record of personal experience but its also possible that your response would help demonstrate that you're human because the very concept of the question offends you, whereas a replicant wouldn't be.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2019 02:14 PM (KZzsI)

363 I though it was a spaghetti sauce.
Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 01:53 PM

Anthonyyyyyyyy!!!! Anthonyyyyy!!!!!
Posted by: Anthony's Mother


And ten kids turn around....

Posted by: rickb223 at October 08, 2019 02:15 PM (0t+fn)

364 DJT will give Barry a choice: PMITA prison or go back where you came from. Decisions, decisions...

Posted by: klaftern at October 08, 2019 02:15 PM (RuIsu)

365 >>>"Alloy Optimization and Metallic Stresses in Pole-Dancing: A Treatise"<<<

The Tribology of Epidermal Lubricants and Stage Poles.

Posted by: Fritz at October 08, 2019 02:15 PM (2Mnv1)

366 >>>>>He said the room looked like someone vomited milk all over every surface, even the ceiling.

Lots of things glow, not just semen. Sweat, saliva, cleaning fluids.

But yeah, it was probably semen.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at October 08, 2019 02:15 PM (IAOr/)

367 "If there are any good people in the FBI and CIA, why aren't they blowing the whistle on their corrupt colleagues?"


Ever seen Serpico?

Posted by: Well there's that at October 08, 2019 02:15 PM (KoBpR)

368 Obama was involved. The media knows it. Hence scenes like Chuck Todd's on-air meltdown.
We've never seen a media so UNinterested in a big story, have we? And this always had the potential to be the biggest story of all.
And the media knows it.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 08, 2019 02:15 PM (NFEMn)

369 How do we continue on like this? I don't think firing just a few people will correct the problem.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at October 08, 2019 02:12 PM (NM/OW)
+++++++++++
Shutter the DOJ and State Department. Completely close them down and terminate *everyone* - every FBI agent, every HR rep, every US attorney, every janitor. Gut it back to the rafters. Start over with agencies and, critically, a new workforce. Gonna be lean for several years.

Simultaneously with that, shut down the CIA and create two new foreign intelligence agencies that are *not* independent. One is answerable to congress, the other to the president. DoD retains the DIA. Domestic intelligence moves to the Secret Service (from the FBI).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 08, 2019 02:16 PM (I2dne)

370 And Tom Fitton of JW just said there won't be any prosecutions.. He believes Barr is just "cleaning" up so it won't happen again.. Which of course it will
Posted by: It's me donna at October 08, 2019 02:13 PM (O2RFr)

I buy this.
At least in the sense that this is Barr's plan.

But sometimes things take on a life of their own.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 08, 2019 02:17 PM (NFEMn)

371 360 Obama: "uh, uh, okay John


I doubt he was even that involved. I'm sure he set things in motion and kept track of progress but I doubt he needed to approve small details.

He should have had the Rice meeting in mid 2016 ... but I guess at that point the idea of Trump winning was inconceivable. Having it in the last month makes it stand out like a sore thumb.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 08, 2019 02:19 PM (vWMNq)

372 Rewriting this lead to make it accurate:

A senior FBI official who resigned under mysterious circumstances last year accepted bribes from a CNN reporter in 2016 and lied about it to investigators, which is a felony. Neither man has been arrested for their felony crimes because they're Democrats.

Posted by: someguy at October 08, 2019 02:28 PM (OJ0zz)

373 How to handle Obama? Easy: Deferred prosecution, on the condition that he stay away from US politics or any former associates for the rest of his life. He can golf, watch TV, windsurf, go to orgies, whatever--but if he so much as makes a statement regarding policy or politics, the hammer falls.

As close to "internal exile" as I can formulate.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, not in the 'stan at October 08, 2019 02:53 PM (AM1GF)

374 FBI needs them some Tegrity Farms.

Posted by: The Tyrone Slothrop Experience at October 08, 2019 03:34 PM (b0SCZ)

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