Tucker Carlson Grills Deep State Simp Trey Gowdy for Either Being Too Cowardly to Push Back Against the Coup, Or Being a Covert Active Participant

"My mistake was relying on the word of the FBI," he says.

Mistake, singular.

Given that the FBI is now proven to have acted corruptly and lawlessly throughout this -- well, that's sort of a big mistake, isn't it, Deep State Simp?


Gowdy insists that his previous spin on behalf of the Deep State -- in which he contradicted Trump's claim (proven true) that the entire coup attempt was a "witch hunt" -- was right at the time and is still right.

He bases this claim on the dubious claim that when Gowdy denied that the Mueller probe was a "witch hunt," he only meant that it was not a witch hunt with respect to Russian interference.

Obviously the thing that Democrats -- and their Republican silent partners -- were actually probing, and which they actually cared about, was that Trump was an agent of Putin. And obviously, when Gowdy said that the probe was not a "witch hunt," he was taken to mean -- and did in fact mean -- that Trump might in fact be an agent of Putin.

But now he claims, oh no, I just meant that Russia Is Bad Or Whatever.

And then Carlson presses him on what evidence exists that Russia hacked the DNC servers -- and Gowdy sheepishly admits none, because the FBI -- whom he has previously vouched for -- refused to even ask to see the allegedly hacked servers.

I'm getting very fucking tired of watching people with no integrity or honor themselves vouching for the integrity and honor of fucking government operatives.

Video below.

Mollie Hemingway linked this old article of hers, from 2018: Trey Gowdy Didnít Even See Documents He Claims Exonerate FBI On Spygate: Reports.

Gowdy's curious exoneration of the FBI caught many by surprise given his work on the previous HPSCI report that found widespread abuse of surveillance procedures targeting the Trump campaign.

"I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got," Gowdy said in an interview with Fox News Channelís Martha MacCallum on Tuesday night.

The next morning on CBS News, co-host John Dickerson asked Gowdy, "So you looked at this and you said what the FBI was doing was kosher, why does the president keep saying what heís saying when he knows better?"

"I don't know," Gowdy responded.

During the interview, however, Gowdy seemed confused or mistaken about simple facts related to the investigation.

But now he's Born Again Hard as a warrior, huh? And a huge defender of Devin Nunes, huh?

Note that Nunes immediately objected that the FBI, which of course was hiding documents, was refusing to satisfy a Congressional subpeona, substituting instead a mere briefing (and a dishonest one designed to hide the truth).

And what did Gowdy do?

He immediately went out and peddled the FBI line. Despite the FBI refusing to show him subpeonaed documents.

Another fraud working for the Deep State and the corporate interests instead of his actual voters -- so of course Paul Ryan, Chris Wallace, and the Murdoch Boys figured he had earned a FoxNews contributor contract.

It's just fucking amazing that these people all talk like world beaters on FoxNews and then meekly roll over for -- or actively assist -- the Democrats when performing their actual jobs as elected representatives and senators.

When the fuck are GOP voters going to get hip to this con? Are they as stupid as the leftwing media says?


Update: Matt Gaetz, a former colleague of Gowdy's, recently called him out. I added that video.



Thanks to rhomboid for mentioning Schlichter's joke in the comments.

Update: Why did Trey Gowdy refuse to subpoena key coupists?

The number one question I get asked from Americans is, why no one has gone to jail and been held accountable? Unfortunately, when Nunes and Meadows and Jordan and I wanted subpoena power, it was Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy that wouldn't give us that subpoena power.

Democrats sent out hundreds of subpoenas. When we had control and could have run this to ground in 2017 --

HANNITY: We made a mistake?

GAETZ: -- we didn't send out a single subpoena, not one, and that's a failure of our Republican leadership.

HANNITY: Should have sent them out.

More Failure Theater by the Failure Theater Players.

Thanks to chique d'Epstein for the reminder.

Gaetz spoke again about this on Seb Gorka yesterday. Skip to 3:00. He really cooks Gowdy and Paul Ryan as de facto Democrats and Deep State operators.

Gaetz on Gowdy: "He's got all the answers now, now that he's a Fox News contributor."

Posted by: Ace at 02:27 PM




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1
Tres, tres gaudy...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2020 02:28 PM (s2VJv)

2
Just me, eh?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2020 02:30 PM (s2VJv)

3
Okay, I'll wait...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2020 02:30 PM (s2VJv)

4 Look at Trey Gowdy's picture.



Think to yourself "Ellen Degeneres."





You're welcome.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:30 PM (XzT/D)

5 You wish, JJ!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 02:30 PM (TQ/zJ)

6 Trey's job was to keep the right from wanting to burn everything down....
Benghazi- nada
Ogabegate-nada
Miss you Trey your inaction was full of storm and thunder signifying NOTHING.

Posted by: sven at May 12, 2020 02:31 PM (oRLRa)

7 He has weird hair. I wouldn't trust him in a Greyhound Bus station bathroom.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2020 02:31 PM (f4xAl)

8 Jordan and Biggs were much less kind to Gowdy in their interview. They talked about his lack of action...and Ryan blocking requested subpoenas when the Pubs controlled the House.

Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 02:31 PM (uVoKK)

9 I'd bet Trey Gowdy got that hair cut because he saw the Tin Man without his funnel hat.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 02:31 PM (4a9Vv)

10 Well, I'm not going to Nood if you're not.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 02:31 PM (TQ/zJ)

11


It is hilarious how these fucksticks run around taking all tough...but then never do anything.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at May 12, 2020 02:32 PM (lg/F7)

12 on the other hand, Gowdy did get Comey to admit that Hillary lied under oath six times in in that hearing in 2015.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 02:32 PM (4a9Vv)

13 and then meekly roll over

I don't care if they roll over and take it up the a**
But I DO care, VERY MUCH, when they roll over and WE get it up the a**.
Hope Gowdy and Ryan read these comments. It'll explain the spit flying at them during their 4th of July parade struts.

Posted by: dad29 at May 12, 2020 02:33 PM (5QjOf)

14 Trey Gowdy's a man after my own hair.

Posted by: James Traficant at May 12, 2020 02:33 PM (sWM8x)

15 >>7 He has weird hair. I wouldn't trust him in a Greyhound Bus station bathroom.
Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2020 02:31 PM (f4xAl)

"The sullen catcher" hairdo.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:33 PM (XzT/D)

16 Gowdy comes across great but he stops short of greatness.

Posted by: iandeal at May 12, 2020 02:34 PM (vgGyZ)

17 Durham will come.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 12, 2020 02:34 PM (88+cf)

18 Paul Ryan should also be brought out from hiding and ritually shamed.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:34 PM (9hauA)

19 on the other hand, Gowdy did get Comey to admit that Hillary lied under oath six times in in that hearing in 2015.


Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 02:32 PM (4a9Vv)

They get them to admit to all sorts of things. In the closed hearings, all of the operatives were admitting they had nothing. The problem is the cucks do nothing about it.

Posted by: WOPR at May 12, 2020 02:34 PM (DDjav)

20 GOP voters aren't stupid, but they certainly haven't been given much of a choice in whom to vote for since Reagan.

Vote for the baby-killing commies or vote for someone who pretends not to be?

You have to either vote for the latter, or start shooting motherfuckers in the face like the Founders would have.

Very few of us have the brass balls the Founders did, alas.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2020 02:34 PM (BM2fS)

21 on Fox news now, "Pelosi Unveils $3T New Relief Package"

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 02:34 PM (4a9Vv)

22 Matt Gaetz also called out Gowdy.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:35 PM (9hauA)

23 Hola Sven - do you have a Sarge?

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 02:35 PM (zL/eJ)

24 9 I'd bet Trey Gowdy got that hair cut because he saw the Tin Man without his funnel hat.
Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 02:31 PM (4a9Vv)


I'll admit I'm just a phony,
My hair's like Silky Pony,
But I can fake an angry mood,
I come across as fire and brimstone,
But I'm really Pebble Flintstone,
If I have to do some good...


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2020 02:35 PM (s2VJv)

25

He [Gowdy] bases this claim on the dubious claim that when Gowdy denied that the Mueller probe was a "witch hunt," he only meant that it was not a witch hunt with respect to Russian interference.



_____________





"Dude learned from the best." -- Disbarred former lawyer Bubba Clinton

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 02:35 PM (FLMnD)

26 Go Durham Go!

Posted by: Myshiba at May 12, 2020 02:35 PM (e59CX)

27 Gowdy's job to yell about GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT YOU'RE MAD ABOUT GOP VOTERS!!!!!! and then do nothing about it.

Think of it was throwing fish at seals to get them to arf and honk their squeezy bulbs.

Posted by: Veeshir at May 12, 2020 02:35 PM (C5s69)

28 After his brutal evisceration by @TuckerCarlson tonight, it's clear that Trey Gowdy is the Jeff Sessions of Lindsey Grahams.




That's very funny

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 12, 2020 02:36 PM (lwiNg)

29 Read this $3 trillion piece of shit bill the hiding Democrats just threw from behind their blankets. They had the balls to call it the HEROES ACT. It has more bullshit in it than thought humanely possible;

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 02:36 PM (VpIIl)

30 21 on Fox news now, "Pelosi Unveils $3T New Relief Package"
Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 02:34 PM (4a9Vv)

_______________________________

That pucker up package includes bail outs for those disaster pensions in Illinois and California.

Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 02:36 PM (uVoKK)

31 GOP voters aren't stupid, but they certainly haven't been given much of a choice in whom to vote for since Reagan.



......





Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2020 02:34 PM (BM2fS)

Objection!
Assumes facts not in evidence.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 12, 2020 02:36 PM (88+cf)

32 I think Gowdy suffered from the same ailment as Sessions: excessive trust in the system and presumption that the FBI and DOJ were full of white hats, so they must have been doing the right thing and know what they were doing. Combat that with, in Gowdy's case, a likely dislike for Trump and hope he gets removed and well...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:36 PM (KZzsI)

33 So what was their excuse for ignoring (and worse) people like Nunes, Jordan, etc.? How come they knew not to trust the FBI? As some African parents would say, do they have 2 heads?

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:37 PM (9hauA)

34 Gaetz has been all over Gowdy lately, and he hammered Fauci as well. The guy has no back down in him far as I can tell

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:37 PM (KZzsI)

35 Who is the bald guy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 02:38 PM (85Gof)

36 Gowdy reminds me of a parasite.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 02:38 PM (yokAj)

37 Gowdy and his ilk are worse then Shifft and Pelosi. True traitors to the US. I hope they pay someday but doubt it

Posted by: Big Alfredo at May 12, 2020 02:38 PM (WBiRf)

38 32 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:36 PM (KZzsI)

so he's an imbecile....well that is better.

Posted by: sven at May 12, 2020 02:38 PM (oRLRa)

39 Trey KAYFABE Gowdy

Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 02:38 PM (bDqIh)

40
He has weird hair. I wouldn't trust him in a Greyhound Bus station bathroom.
Posted by: Javems


And he ran.
He ran so far away.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 12, 2020 02:39 PM (aKsyK)

41 There seems to be an argument (via Brian Cates on Twatter) that Sessions and Rosenstein were actually working to spy on the spies. I found it interesting.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at May 12, 2020 02:39 PM (BRpqW)

42 on the other hand, Gowdy did get Comey to admit that Hillary lied under oath six times in in that hearing in 2015.

He got Comey to admit that his "no intent" standard was utterly without merit or legal standing as well. He even got him to admit that his "no reasonable prosecutor" line was crap. Not that it mattered.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:39 PM (KZzsI)

43 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 12, 2020 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

44 >>KAYFABE Gowdy Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 02:38 PM (bDqIh)

Well played.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:39 PM (XzT/D)

45 Better than Trey Gowdy:

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 12, 2020 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

46 He got Comey to admit that his "no intent" standard
was utterly without merit or legal standing as well. He even got him to
admit that his "no reasonable prosecutor" line was crap. Not that it
mattered.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:39 PM (KZzsI)

You nailed it with the last four words.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (yokAj)

47
Why isn't she mentioning CBS Fake News fake testing hoax?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (ImOTR)

48 Stuck his fingers in Trey Gowdy:

https://youtu.be/m68Pw-KZvvo

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (Zz0t1)

49 Tucker pushed back on the next 'error' by Gowdy about a month later, Gowdy had no response.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (Hcsoi)

50 OAN gal asking good question

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (85Gof)

51 339 white house press conference.
Posted by: vivi at May 12, 2020 02:23 PM (11H2y)

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/
Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 02:31 PM (Yhl4a)

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (Yhl4a)

52 Are we allowed to repeat last night's jokes?

My best ones:

Trey Gowdy... worse that National League baseball, half season, no fans, with designated hitter.

Trey Gowdy... invites you to Taco Tuesday. Serves vegan tacos.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (hku12)

53 Hey, anyone remember if Gowdy defended Devin Nunes when he was being attacked by Schiff over their dueling memos?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (bDqIh)

54 Soooo, this is where y'all went to

{{{peevishly taps foot}}}

Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (gD6Ka)

55 And what did Gowdy do?

He immediately went out and peddled the FBI line. Despite the FBI refusing to show him subpeonaed documents.




fake news. he went and got a perm first.

Posted by: x at May 12, 2020 02:40 PM (nFwvY)

56 Kayleigh's wearing a Christian cross charm on her necklace.

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (Yhl4a)

57 Congressmen who I think are probably trustworthy:
- Rand Paul
- Tom Cotton
- Devin Nunes

There were others, but they are no longer in Congress. There probably are others, but the list is small.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (hYcqw)

58 Switch the primaries to a death-match, with sporks.
Added bonus really aging out will eliminate the need for term limits.

Posted by: DaveA at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (FhXTo)

59 Whole passel of them "Republicans" - exposed to be exactly what we have been saying for years.

Democrat lap dogs.



The Democrats want the United States in Hell on the Noon train.

The Republicans are willing to get it there by 5:00 PM for supper.

Vote Uni-Party.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (e284m)

60 $3.6 billion for "elections". $1.5 billion for 'BroadBand". Billions for SNAP and other food programs.

Get the fuck out of here.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (VpIIl)

61 Someone has big time dirt on Gowdy. Jason Chaffetz and Lindsey Graham, too. You know who they don't have dirt on? Donald Trump and Devin Nunez. Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.

Posted by: csmats at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (X5VFN)

62 On the unmasking, Sara Carter reported yesterday that according to a "U.S. official familiar with the declassification process", the list of officials "has been declassified and should be made public shortly. In May 2019, ...Trump authorized the Department of Justice to declassify the list, as well as other documentation pertaining to the FISA warrant used to spy on short term campaign volunteer Carter Page."

Posted by: LASue at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (Ed8Zd)

63 There seems to be an argument (via Brian Cates on Twatter) that Sessions and Rosenstein were actually working to spy on the spies.

I don't buy Rosenstein but maybe Sessions.


Maybe.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (KZzsI)

64

No, Clapper didn't say that "privately," he said it UNDER OATH.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (ImOTR)

65 Chanel asking questions..from behind some equipment ? still in presser Siberia I see..

Posted by: runner at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (zr5Kq)

66 And she slams the door on their dicks and exits the room

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (85Gof)

67 Breaking News:

Butters from South Park sues Trey Gowdy for identity theft.

Statement from Butters... well gosh, I know he looks like me and stuff, but at least I'm not a f**kin' crybaby douchebag, trying to pretend I'm tough.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (hku12)

68 on the other hand, Gowdy did get Comey to admit that Hillary lied under oath six times in in that hearing in 2015.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 02:32 PM (4a9Vv)


shhh. Circular firing squads are so much more productive ...

Posted by: Adriane the Media Panic Critic ... at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (LPnfS)

69 >>57 Congressmen who I think are probably trustworthy:

Louie Gohmert.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (XzT/D)

70 >>Kayleigh's wearing a Christian cross charm on her necklace.


WH press screeching like vampires?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (bDqIh)

71 41 There seems to be an argument (via Brian Cates on Twatter) that Sessions and Rosenstein were actually working to spy on the spies. I found it interesting.
Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at May 12, 2020 02:39 PM (BRpqW)

Uh, Rosenstein started the whole Mueller shit show.

And wrote the letter giving him scope, most of which had nothing to do with Russia.

Personally I don't buy it for a second.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (NgKpN)

72 "Thank you so much. I think I got to all of you, and we'll be back soon."

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (Yhl4a)

73 Louie Gohmert.
Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (XzT/D)
+++++++++++
Yup. Add him to the list. I'm up to almost 1%.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (hYcqw)

74 Chanel asking questions..from behind some equipment ? still in presser Siberia I see..
Posted by: runner at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (zr5Kq)

But it appears she always get's the last question

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (85Gof)

75 4 Look at Trey Gowdy's picture.



Think to yourself "Ellen Degeneres."





You're welcome.
Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:30 PM (XzT/D)

Zod,

Is there a Sun-In-Hair recap to last weeks Trump rhetoric?

Please...

Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (gD6Ka)

76
That pucker up package includes bail outs for those disaster pensions in Illinois and California.
Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 02:36 PM (uVoKK)


Because the first 3 trillion spent on this shit did SOOOO much good.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (Zz0t1)

77 Someone has big time dirt on Gowdy. Jason Chaffetz and Lindsey Graham, too. You know who they don't have dirt on? Donald Trump and Devin Nunez. Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.
Posted by: csmats at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (X5VFN)

Even Epstein knew that. But, like all dirt, it comes out in the wash, eventually. Epstein must have been ready to rat, thus why he assumed room temp...

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (zL/eJ)

78 And how about "if it wasn't investigating candidate Trump but checking on Russians influencing or even inside his campaign", why didn't they tell candidate Trump so he could dump them??

Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (TQ/zJ)

79 Let us not forget that the cuckservative corpse were big on Gowdy.

With 20/20 hindsight, that is a tell for a democrat wearing republican skins.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (pw+jk)

80 69
>>57 Congressmen who I think are probably trustworthy:



Louie Gohmert.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (XzT/D)
Dan Crenshaw

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (e284m)

81 62 On the unmasking, Sara Carter reported yesterday that according to a "U.S. official familiar with the declassification process", the list of officials "has been declassified and should be made public shortly. In May 2019, ...Trump authorized the Department of Justice to declassify the list, as well as other documentation pertaining to the FISA warrant used to spy on short term campaign volunteer Carter Page."

Posted by: LASue at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (Ed8Zd)

Note, FISA is up for renewal within the next couple of weeks.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (NgKpN)

82 Tucker is "must-see TV" for me these days and the only thing on FoxNews for me. I am waiting for the day that Tucker gets "disappeared", as they said in "Catch-22".

Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (r28kI)

83 Gowdy is a showman, not a closer, not a fighter.

Good on Tucker.

This is also just a show but I like the performance, like I do at Deja Vu.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (l4C/z)

84 66 And she slams the door on their dicks and exits the room
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (85Gof)

Slamming the door on facts not in evidence.

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (Yhl4a)

85 Congressmen who I think are probably trustworthy:

Posted by: rickb223 at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (8mOxN)

86 "simp"

Yeah. I like that. A lot.

Posted by: creeper at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (XxJt1)

87 There seems to be an argument (via Brian Cates on Twatter) that
Sessions and Rosenstein were actually working to spy on the spies.



I don't buy Rosenstein but maybe Sessions.





Maybe.
----------

Its not that I think they were working to spy on spies, but that were working to do the right thing. I feel that way more about Sessions than Rosenstein. He strikes me as someone who noticed which way the wind would blow in the end, it just turns out that was the right thing.



Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (sX1BW)

88 Btw. Corona takes the weekends off in Ohio! Sunday it was 10 deaths. The count yesterday was 16 deaths. Today it's 79!

Posted by: Buzzion at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (DLLmY)

89 Trey Gowdy looks like Anderson Cooper with full blown AIDS.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (H5knJ)

90 4 Look at Trey Gowdy's picture.

Think to yourself "Ellen Degeneres."


You're welcome.
_____________________

Brother from another (even gayer) mother.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (k4dH2)

91 >>$3.6 billion for "elections". $1.5 billion for 'BroadBand". Billions for SNAP and other food programs.

Get the fuck out of here.
- - - -


That's $5.1+ billion for GRAFT

Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (bDqIh)

92 I suspect Trey Gowdy was willing in the past to accuse a few select individuals of being corrupt.

But the system itself?

No way. His whole frame of reference couldn't handle that.

Like a man leaving the church, often times that is a very long and slow painful process.

I don't know if Gowdy is redeemable or not.

But, we need to make sure that there is room for converts.

Those who step out of the darkness and into the light.

Better late than never.

Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (Ae67h)

93 When you have the entire intelligence force of the United States government behind you, you can get dirt on everybody.

Especially when there's dirt to be had.

So we can assume Mr "Cow"dy has some.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (e284m)

94 Dan Crenshaw
Posted by: DamnedYankee


Crenshaw is a red flagger. Anti 2A.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (8mOxN)

95 Congressmen who I think are probably trustworthy:



Do Senators count? Then Ron Johnson.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (lwiT4)

96 Someone has big time dirt on Gowdy. Jason Chaffetz and Lindsey Graham, too. You know who they don't have dirt on? Donald Trump and Devin Nunez. Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.
Posted by: csmats at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (X5VFN)


It would be interesting to see what would happen if Graham just came out and said, "look, I'm gay. I've always been gay, and I do gay things. With gay men. They have evidence of my gayness, and at this point I don't give a damn. I won't be blackmailed."

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (hku12)

97 7
He has weird hair. I wouldn't trust him in a Greyhound Bus station bathroom.


Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2020 02:31 PM (f4xAl)

__________



"You've obviously never had a blowjob from Trey." -- Larry Craig

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (Xsobs)

98 >>Zod, Is there a Sun-In-Hair recap to last weeks Trump rhetoric? Please...
Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (gD6Ka)

Sun-In-His-Hair has been retired.

Beautifully mutated.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (XzT/D)

99 Chef Wolfgang Puck calls for restaurant industry bailout.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (aKsyK)

100 When the fuck are GOP voters going to get hip to this con?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAatPPEaZDA

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (TAe5w)

101 I suspect Trey Gowdy was willing in the past to accuse a few select individuals of being corrupt.



But the system itself?



No way. His whole frame of reference couldn't handle that.



Like a man leaving the church, often times that is a very long and slow painful process.



I don't know if Gowdy is redeemable or not.



But, we need to make sure that there is room for converts.



Those who step out of the darkness and into the light.



Better late than never.

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

Certainly believable.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (sX1BW)

102 98 >>Zod, Is there a Sun-In-Hair recap to last weeks Trump rhetoric? Please...
Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (gD6Ka)

Sun-In-His-Hair has been retired.

Beautifully mutated.
Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (XzT/D)

*A single tear slides down my face*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (l4C/z)

103 >>Congressmen who I think are probably trustworthy:


Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz

?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (bDqIh)

104 I'll post the Democrats SCAM ACT bill link again.

Worth reading;

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (VpIIl)

105
Crenshaw is a red flagger. Anti 2A.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (8mOxN)
No shit? sigh...another one bites the dust

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (e284m)

106
No, Clapper didn't say that "privately," he said it UNDER OATH.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (ImOTR)

Correct, but the words she is using have been chosen for a reason. Public/Private is a very low-fo concept and everybody on earth understands it.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (yokAj)

107
"Russian hacking" is the biggest McGuffin ever.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (SFAhl)

108 With strong warriors for truth and freedom like this populating our government how can anyone ever doubt that justice will actually be carried out?

Posted by: Buzzion at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (DLLmY)

109 Someone has big time dirt on Gowdy. Jason Chaffetz and Lindsey Graham, too. You know who they don't have dirt on? Donald Trump and Devin Nunez. Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.
Posted by: csmats at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (X5VFN)

This is good advice, right here

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (l4C/z)

110 Dan Crenshaw
Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (e284m)
+++++++++++++
I'm on the fence. He was at best lukewarm on red flag laws.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (hYcqw)

111 >>Uh, Rosenstein started the whole Mueller shit show.

>>And wrote the letter giving him scope, most of which had nothing to do with Russia.


Every investigation in that scope memo was already an open investigation started by McCabe and Comey.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (ZLI7S)

112 Certainly believable.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (sX1BW)

*****

???

Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (Ae67h)

113

I honestly do believe the Left is able to blackmail the "right" people and get their way. After everything we've seen, is it really far fetched? I used to make fun of people that believed that.

Like Jeff Sessions taking a total dive. Is he really that stupid or did they have something on him?

Posted by: Blago at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (Ihsvk)

114 To quote Ace: "I'm getting very fucking tired of watching people with no integrity or honor themselves vouching for the integrity and honor of fucking government operatives."
----------
Which is exactly why I've turned off the TV b/c its every-fucking-where. I don't need folks to piss down my back and then tell me its wet.

Fuck Trey with a flaming ballpeen hammer covered in barbed-wire... twice. You coward. Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, screech, talk, talk.. inhale, run hand through hair, squint then talk, talk, talk, talk, screech. Fuck you bro, fuck you. Go hand out with your girl Lyndsey.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (ACoO/)

115 I do gay things. With gay men.
-------

Seems redundant.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (sX1BW)

116 Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:44 PM (sX1BW)

Sessions allowed an out of control DOJ, to remain out of control, by his recusal.

Once he recused? He should have submitted his resignation because he could not effectively administer the DOJ's most important cases.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (NgKpN)

117 Not a huge Gaetz fan (strikes me as a showboater) , but credit where credit is due. The guy has cajones.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (9hauA)

118 Gowdy is a good example of how desperate Conservatives are to have someone in 'the government' say the things they want to hear, despite never really walking the talk.
Mr. "Build the dang fence", Mr. "severely conservative" and Paul Ryan of budget tightening fame being others.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (48RE5)

119 I'm okay with guys like Gowdy getting shamed by their behavior in the past, but he's an effective prosecutor and useful tool, so I want to see him now used as a weapon against the enemy rather than just a punching bag. If he can be trusted... which is a question, isn't it?

What was his intent and reason for doing this? Why did he act like he did? If its for mistaken, even foolish, but well-meaning reasons maybe he can be useful still.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (KZzsI)

120 Dan Crenshaw
Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (e284m)
+++++++++++++
I'm on the fence. He was at best lukewarm on red flag laws.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (hYcqw)

Same here - SEALs are, um, pretty patriotic...

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (zL/eJ)

121 Crenshaw is a red flagger. Anti 2A.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (8mOxN)

Yep. He's one of those ex-military types who don't trust civilians with guns. Sadly, I know more than a few like that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (l4C/z)

122 Not a huge Gaetz fan (strikes me as a showboater) , but credit where credit is due. The guy has cajones.
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (9hauA)
+++++++++++++
Gaetz is probably okay, too.

Up to 5.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (hYcqw)

123 Trustworthy Congressman is the other side of the Great Jewish Sports Stars postcard.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (yokAj)

124
Read this $3 trillion piece of shit bill the hiding Democrats just threw
from behind their blankets. They had the balls to call it the HEROES
ACT. It has more bullshit in it than thought humanely possible;



https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na



Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 02:36 PM (VpIIl)


Jabba the Pritzker: Is my $41 billion in there?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (lwiNg)

125 Certainly believable.



Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:46 PM (sX1BW)



*****



???
----------

That a guy like Gowdy would have a hard time believing the whole system is corrupted rather than just a few corrupt actors.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (sX1BW)

126 >>It would be interesting to see what would happen if Graham just came out and said, "look, I'm gay. I've always been gay, and I do gay things. With gay men. They have evidence of my gayness, and at this point I don't give a damn. I won't be blackmailed."
Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (hku12)

This would be interesting.

It would be as interesting, if not more so, to see a parade of skels coming out of the woodwork, a trickle and then a flood, a surprisingly large number, of all shapes, sizes, and demographies, to claim to have been boyfriends of Ms. Graham.

"I known he was some kinda bigshot, but when we was drinkin' Ten High in my trailer an' playin' games, didn't make no difference."

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (XzT/D)

127 119 I'm okay with guys like Gowdy getting shamed by their behavior in the past, but he's an effective prosecutor and useful tool, so I want to see him now used as a weapon against the enemy rather than just a punching bag. If he can be trusted... which is a question, isn't it?

What was his intent and reason for doing this? Why did he act like he did? If its for mistaken, even foolish, but well-meaning reasons maybe he can be useful still.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (KZzsI)

*****

Well said.

Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (Ae67h)

128 >>Jeff Sessions of Lindsey Grahams

Dayum!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (KnJdm)

129 115 I do gay things. With gay men.
-------

Seems redundant.
Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM


Maybe he avoids guys that are on the down low.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (DLLmY)

130 One thing you can say about Lindsey Graham, he doesn't drag his wife and kids into the limelight.

You have to admire him for that.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (hku12)

131 Among congress critters who have integrity, I think Nunes is in a class all his own.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (sWM8x)

132 "61 Someone has big time dirt on Gowdy. Jason Chaffetz and Lindsey Graham, too. You know who they don't have dirt on? Donald Trump and Devin Nunez. Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do."

This is where I am.

Not all Jeffrey Epsteins didn't kill themselves (yet) and most probably are still operating the camera and/or passing out Chinese bonus bucks.

Tucker was fantastic but didn't follow up with the obvious question about why the FBI didn't obtain a court order to seize the server since it was key evidence in an alleged counterintelligence investigation. It may be as simple as the answer is obvious: it was an inside job and the IC/FBI killed the likely perp. Just kidding. A little.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (puu6v)

133 Gowdy was Darrell Issa's replacement for Failure Theater, Season 2.

Posted by: jeannebodine at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (t1tHS)

134 >>Sessions allowed an out of control DOJ, to remain out of control, by his recusal.

So how come they found nothing on Trump?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (ZLI7S)

135 Sessions allowed an out of control DOJ, to remain out of control, by his recusal.



Once he recused? He should have submitted his resignation because
he could not effectively administer the DOJ's most important cases.
------------

That's a fair point.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:50 PM (sX1BW)

136 Trustworthy Congressman is the other side of the Great Jewish Sports Stars postcard.
Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (yokAj)

Italian War heroes?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 12, 2020 02:50 PM (85Gof)

137 >>Yep. He's one of those ex-military types who don't trust civilians with guns. Sadly, I know more than a few like that. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (l4C/z)

Concur.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:50 PM (XzT/D)

138 And wrote the letter giving him scope, most of which had nothing to do with Russia.

Personally I don't buy it for a second.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (NgKpN)


Although he signed it, no way Rosenstein wrote the letter. It came from Mueller. In fact, it would be very interesting to follow the trail of drafts on that document over in the Special Counsel's organization and see who added what. Rosenstein signing scope memos that were written for him by the Special Counsel is not inconsistent with his being a white hat, continuing to give them more rope to hang themselves.

Just wait until the scope memo authorizing the obstruction of justice investigation for trying to defend against the Special Counsel is declassified.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 02:50 PM (jK8Z7)

139 That a guy like Gowdy would have a hard time believing the whole system is corrupted rather than just a few corrupt actors.
Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (sX1BW)

*****

Oh, I see. Yes.

Thanks for the clarification.

Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 02:50 PM (Ae67h)

140 As far as politicians go, I don't need to always agree with them to respect them or find then trustworthy. Case in point; Rand Paul. Definitely don't agree with his pretty extreme (IMO) isolationism, but I definitely respect him.

Don't know enough about Crenshaw, but I like what I have seen so far. I also like his calm demeanor.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:50 PM (9hauA)

141 I'll admit I'm just a phony,

My hair's like Silky Pony,

But I can fake an angry mood,

I come across as fire and brimstone,

But I'm really Pebble Flintstone,

If I have to do some good...







Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 12, 2020 02:35 PM (s2VJv)

_________


LOL. Now I'll have that is an earworm all day ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 12, 2020 02:50 PM (Xsobs)

142 98 >>Zod, Is there a Sun-In-Hair recap to last weeks Trump rhetoric? Please...
Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (gD6Ka)

Sun-In-His-Hair has been retired.

Beautifully mutated.
Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (XzT/D)

It is a sad day.

Posted by: browndog at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (gD6Ka)

143 Any republican that headed a committee under Paul Ryno is an undercover democrat/deepstater.

Prove me wrong.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (pw+jk)

144 Every investigation in that scope memo was already an open investigation started by McCabe and Comey. <<<<<<<<

And he could have fucking closed them. And not signed a FISA. Or given Mueller everything he wanted. Oh wait, its 27th dimensional chess, thats it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (r+sAi)

145 Never trust a dude who combs his hair with a sponge.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (oVJmc)

146 "131 Among congress critters who have integrity, I think Nunes is in a class all his own."

Nunes is a very brave guy. Such a trait may get him kicked out of the GOP once Trump is gone.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (puu6v)

147 Yep. He's one of those ex-military types who don't trust civilians with guns. Sadly, I know more than a few like that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (l4C/z)
Heh - he should go out to Ector county and see if he trusts the Sheriffs department to have guns. He can bring some shirts with Canteen Medals for Meal Team Six while he's at it.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (e284m)

148 Sessions allowed an out of control DOJ, to remain out of control, by his recusal.

Once he recused? He should have submitted his resignation because he could not effectively administer the DOJ's most important cases.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (NgKpN)


Sessions betrayed the President's trust by the recusal and by remaining as AG he, by extension, betrayed the citizens of this country!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (jnM20)

149 It would be interesting to see what would happen if Graham just came out and said, "look, I'm gay. I've always been gay, and I do gay things. With gay men. They have evidence of my gayness, and at this point I don't give a damn. I won't be blackmailed."
Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (hku12)
++++++++++++++++
That would be fine and it would work out fine but for one thing: the "wedge strategy."

Let's assume he is gay and that was a source of blackmail. That works once. For the next attempts, you use the shit he did for you as a result of the first blackmail activity.

If there is anything to the "Graham is gay and was blackmailed" theory, then this is probably what is going on. If true, he has done a lot of hinky shit for this blackmailers and that will all come out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (hYcqw)

150 If its for mistaken, even foolish, but well-meaning reasons maybe he can be useful still.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (KZzsI)


Useful to who. It appears he was useful to some in the Benghazi hearings. Just not us.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (KnJdm)

151 GOP voters aren't stupid, but they certainly haven't been given much of a choice in whom to vote for since Reagan.



Vote for the baby-killing commies or vote for someone who pretends not to be?



You have to either vote for the latter, or start shooting motherfuckers in the face like the Founders would have.



Very few of us have the brass balls the Founders did, alas.





Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2020 02:34 PM (BM2fS)

GOP voters put Trump in office over the objections of everyone in the party. Look at the Left. Bernie is their guy and they can't even get him close to winning. So, I'm willing to give GOP voters something of a break.

Posted by: WOPR at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (DDjav)

152 Chef Wolfgang Puck calls for restaurant industry bailout.

Well they have taken a really godawful beating in this shutdown crap, and most of them were barely staying open to begin with. I do not support bailouts of any sort, but I can at least sympathise with the idea, as opposed to "bail out the news"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (KZzsI)

153 111 >>Uh, Rosenstein started the whole Mueller shit show.

>>And wrote the letter giving him scope, most of which had nothing to do with Russia.


Every investigation in that scope memo was already an open investigation started by McCabe and Comey.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 02:47 PM (ZLI7S)

Thus placing all of those bogus investigations beyond control of the Attorney General.

Vice shutting them down.

He created a protected space to continue the very investigations that even then, were known to be mainly bogus, vice keeping them in normal channels where they would have been shut down MUCH sooner.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (NgKpN)

154 109 Someone has big time dirt on Gowdy. Jason Chaffetz and Lindsey Graham, too. You know who they don't have dirt on? Donald Trump and Devin Nunez. Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.
Posted by: csmats at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (X5VFN)



What could it be that they all have in common that would cause them to bend? hmmm

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (TAe5w)

155
Where's the investigation for Chinese collusion and Chinese election interference?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (ImOTR)

156 >>>>It would be interesting to see what would happen if Graham just came out and said, "look, I'm gay. I've always been gay, and I do gay things. With gay men. They have evidence of my gayness, and at this point I don't give a damn. I won't be blackmailed."


Sure, but given how long he's bee in DC, that's only half the reveal, no?

Who's he been gay *with* while in DC IYKWIMAITYD.

Sacred honor compels him to not out his intimate friends such as his dearly departed BFF McCain.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (bDqIh)

157 Tres Gaudy

Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (yL25O)

158 I'm waiting for the document drop that shows shit weaselRyan was in on the whole thing.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (JY8Ei)

159 126 >>It would be interesting to see what would happen if Graham just came out and said, "look, I'm gay. I've always been gay, and I do gay things. With gay men. They have evidence of my gayness, and at this point I don't give a damn. I won't be blackmailed."
Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (hku12)

This would be interesting.

It would be as interesting, if not more so, to see a parade of skels coming out of the woodwork, a trickle and then a flood, a surprisingly large number, of all shapes, sizes, and demographies, to claim to have been boyfriends of Ms. Graham.

"I known he was some kinda bigshot, but when we was drinkin' Ten High in my trailer an' playin' games, didn't make no difference."
Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (XzT/D)

Can gayness still be used for blackmail purposes?

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (Uu+Jp)

160 154 109 Someone has big time dirt on Gowdy. Jason Chaffetz and Lindsey Graham, too. You know who they don't have dirt on? Donald Trump and Devin Nunez. Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.
Posted by: csmats at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (X5VFN)



What could it be that they all have in common that would cause them to bend? hmmm
Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (TAe5w)

==========

An unrequited love of pinochle.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (LvTSG)

161 135 Sessions allowed an out of control DOJ, to remain out of control, by his recusal.



Once he recused? He should have submitted his resignation because
he could not effectively administer the DOJ's most important cases.
------------

That's a fair point.
Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:50 PM (sX1BW)

I think the thing Sessions was hired to do was to fight like a tiger on immigration, asylum, and the borders, which he did.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (jK8Z7)

162 Among congress critters who have integrity, I think Nunes is in a class all his own.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (sWM8x)

Integrity. And courage.

He withstood all the smears and stood his ground.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (9hauA)

163 Chef Wolfgang Puck calls for restaurant industry bailout.



Well they have taken a really godawful beating in this shutdown
crap, and most of them were barely staying open to begin with. I do not
support bailouts of any sort, but I can at least sympathise with the
idea, as opposed to "bail out the news"
---------

Trump's idea of putting back in the full business deduction for meals and entertainment is the best way to help the industry.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:53 PM (sX1BW)

164 159 Can gayness still be used for blackmail purposes?
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (Uu+Jp)

==========

Probably not, but Graham just needs to believe that it can be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 02:53 PM (LvTSG)

165 63 There seems to be an argument (via Brian Cates on Twatter) that Sessions and Rosenstein were actually working to spy on the spies.

I don't buy Rosenstein but maybe Sessions.


Maybe.


Rosenstein seems central to the argument though.

Problem from the start will all this stuff is so many of us aren't government lawyers or participants in Federal Government bureaucracies with all the feints and misinformation and plotting. We know there's shit going down. We know that loyalties and personalities are complex and appearances are deceptive and we're inclined to cynicism.

Anyway, I'd like to hear Vic and JackStraw on the theory if they're around.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at May 12, 2020 02:53 PM (BRpqW)

166 I'm okay with guys like Gowdy getting shamed by their behavior in the past, but he's an effective prosecutor and useful tool, so I want to see him now used as a weapon against the enemy rather than just a punching bag. If he can be trusted... which is a question, isn't it?

What was his intent and reason for doing this? Why did he act like he did? If its for mistaken, even foolish, but well-meaning reasons maybe he can be useful still.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (KZzsI)


I'm done giving people like him the benefit of the doubt.

I'm going to start with the assumption they've got pictures of him (live boi/dead girl), and he's already useful.

To them.

Prove he ain't.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:53 PM (hku12)

167 If Justin Trudeau came out as gay it would not make me think any less of him.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 12, 2020 02:53 PM (Uu+Jp)

168 >>Don't know enough about Crenshaw, but I like what I have seen so far. I also like his calm demeanor.
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:50 PM (9hauA)

I also like when he uncovers his eye socket and reveals that, in place of his lost eyeball, a brilliantly cut ruby the size of a baby's fist looks out at you.

For *all* the marbles, bitches.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (XzT/D)

169
Gowdy was a prosecutor, a local state level prosecutor before he ran against that cuck Bob Inglis (at the time, cuck wasn't in the vernacular, but that's what Inglis was).

His gut world view is to trust LEO, that they are always the good guys.

This is a problem.

Posted by: Elon Musk at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (rCwaK)

170 Gorka the Gay Whale. Alex Jones sometimes is quite astute.

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (c7Has)

171 Among congress critters who have integrity, I think Nunes is in a class all his own.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (sWM8x)
+++++++++++
By everything I have seen, Nunes appears to be a once-in-a-generation kind of congressman. Smart, honorable and balls of steel.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (hYcqw)

172 Trey Howdy was a great disappointment. He let down every single person that voted for him.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (7joQO)

173 >>And he could have fucking closed them. And not signed a FISA. Or given Mueller everything he wanted. Oh wait, its 27th dimensional chess, thats it.'

Nice snark. Here's some for you.

Only a dunce would think it would have been possible in May of 2017 to just end open investigations of Russia collusion when the narrative had been set and Trump didn't even have the full support of the Republicans in DC.

For the 1 millionth time, Trump himself said he wanted the investigation to continue. Continue is the opposite of shutdown. He even said he might lengthen the investigations because he wanted them to prove to the American people that he had done nothing wrong.

And that is exactly what Mueller did whether he wanted to or not.

It's not any level of chess. Its fucking checkers.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (ZLI7S)

174 Among congress critters who have integrity, I think Nunes is in a class all his own.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (sWM8x)


He's definitely proved himself to me. Of course, I thought Gowdy was a good one, too.

Posted by: LASue at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (Ed8Zd)

175 What could it be that they all have in common that would cause them to bend? hmmm

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (TAe5w)
Probably not trips to Epstein Island, and probably not free coupons at the Pedo Pizza Party.
So I'm going with good old cash pay offs.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (e284m)

176 Gowdy's biggest mistake is not trusting the FBI, it is his hair.

Now, that is a crime.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (4BMGG)

177 Gowdy has no honor.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (o2MD2)

178 Gowdy-Boob bait for the bubbas

Posted by: mr tmz at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (m/Gc2)

179 30 21 on Fox news now, "Pelosi Unveils $3T New Relief Package"
Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken

_______________________________

That pucker up package includes bail outs for those disaster pensions in Illinois and California.
Posted by: Orson
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And all w/o any GOP input (not that it would've been any different) and probably includes mandatory mail-in voting for the general election.. throw that shit in the trash Cocaine Mitch and not let it see the light of day.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (ACoO/)

180 Once he recused? He should have submitted his resignation because he could not effectively administer the DOJ's most important cases.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (NgKpN)


Rinse. Repeat. Repeat again.

For three years we effectively had no Attorney General. Sessionzzzz is beneath contempt.

Posted by: creeper at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (XxJt1)

181 Weissman was the prosecutor, don't think it was Mueller for one hot second.

The theory of your defending yourself is obstruction of justice was a well used Weissman ploy. Yhsts the one Barr eviscerated.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (nRWPy)

182 172 Trey Howdy was a great disappointment. He let down every single person that voted for him.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (7joQO)

He's the new Jeff Flake

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (l4C/z)

183 147 Yep. He's one of those ex-military types who don't trust civilians with guns. Sadly, I know more than a few like that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:48 PM (l4C/z)
Heh - he should go out to Ector county and see if he trusts the Sheriffs department to have guns. He can bring some shirts with Canteen Medals for Meal Team Six while he's at it.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (e284m)

Hell bells. I'm a retired Sailor who spent a LOT of time on Boarding Teams.

I don't trust most of my fellow Sailors with guns.

I do trust a lot of civilians I know.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (NgKpN)

184 Here is why Trey Gordy deserves to get the beat down of the century, if you read all of the Russia Investigation Testimony Transcripts, it's Gowdy that gets everyone to admit under oath that there is no there there with regards to the Russia investigation, no predicate, no bad guys, no nothing.


Does he shout this fact out from the well of the house? No, he keeps quite, he urges on the investigation and then fucking retires.

Then he takes a job with FOX and instead of giving his new employer the scoop of the century, he essentially offers up horse race analysis.

Gowdy is a Deep State punk.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (xXJfx)

185 Can gayness still be used for blackmail purposes?

Posted by: Northernlurker


Hell, in some circles it's better than being a Rhodes Scholar with a Congressional MoH.

Posted by: pep at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (T6t7i)

186 155
Where's the investigation for Chinese collusion and Chinese election interference?
Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (ImOTR)


Which goes straight to the Clintons, even back to the days of Charlie Trie and Johnny Chung.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (jK8Z7)

187 Ted Cruz is honorable.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (o2MD2)

188 176 Gowdy's biggest mistake is not trusting the FBI, it is his hair.

Now, that is a crime.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (4BMGG)

==========

Which day. He's like Ramona Flowers he changes it so much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (LvTSG)

189
Right.
By Sessions stepping aside in recusal, he allowed the obama DOJ to continue.

Thanks to Jeff Sessions, President Trump had to deal with the previous (hostile) administration's Dept of Justice instead of having his own people.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (ImOTR)

190 If there's not a camera around, then why do anything at all? And since this intelligence stuff was kept hidden from public view, then there's no camera in front of which to dance.

These ticks don't want solutions; they want issues. Issues are the perpetual job insurance plan. If an issue goes away, so does its sponsor.

That's my benevolent take. I have others more cynical, but let's be gracious for the time being.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (HhXSr)

191 I dunno. This would be like blackmailing Liberace because you know he's gay.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (yokAj)

192 Gowdy was a prosecutor, a local state level prosecutor before he ran
against that cuck Bob Inglis (at the time, cuck wasn't in the
vernacular, but that's what Inglis was).



His gut world view is to trust LEO, that they are always the good guys.



This is a problem.
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Not just trust LEO. But trust government. Trust the system.


Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (sX1BW)

193 160 154 109 Someone has big time dirt on Gowdy. Jason Chaffetz and Lindsey Graham, too. You know who they don't have dirt on? Donald Trump and Devin Nunez. Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.
Posted by: csmats at May 12, 2020 02:41 PM (X5VFN)



What could it be that they all have in common that would cause them to bend? hmmm
Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (TAe5w)

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An unrequited love of pinochle.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 02:52 PM (LvTSG)

...

They tell all their friends it's Baccarat, but everyone knows.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (yL25O)

194 Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (TQ/zJ)

195 That a guy like Gowdy would have a hard time believing the whole system is corrupted rather than just a few corrupt actors.

It seems a very common failing with prosecutors and AG's who get into high office. They just cannot imagine the law and order guys might, just might not be all that square and trustworthy. Let alone corrupt and anti-Americans working to destroy all that he believes in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (KZzsI)

196 Trey Gowdy is a talker. Talkers make me thirsty.

Posted by: Guzalot at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (Rz36l)

197 >>187 Ted Cruz is honorable. Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (o2MD2)

"This is the Zodiac speaking..."

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (XzT/D)

198 Does anyone know how many Children of Color died because of Trump's incompetency in New York? Trump should personally call all these families and give them $1 M for what he be did to them...

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (qM84C)

199 "has been declassified and should be made public SHORTLY In May 2019, ...Trump authorized the Department of Justice to declassify the list,
Posted by: LASue at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (Ed8Zd)

Don't you just love it when "shortly" in gov-speak, means at least a year.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (r28kI)

200 170 Gorka the Gay Whale. Alex Jones sometimes is quite astute.
Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (c7Has)

He's a huckster but he's more reliable than 99.999% of the MSM

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (l4C/z)

201 196 Trey Gowdy is a talker. Talkers make me thirsty.
Posted by: Guzalot at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (Rz36l)

=========

Just like these pretzels.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (LvTSG)

202
And Jack only a Dunce would think that if you go into Rosenstein's position and you see and know that there is no reason for a bogus investigation, you shut it down or you are in on it.

And you can prove Trump did nothing wrong just by the info we saw last week.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (r+sAi)

203 134 >>Sessions allowed an out of control DOJ, to remain out of control, by his recusal.

So how come they found nothing on Trump?
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (ZLI7S)

*****

Jackstraw, I would be interested in your expert opinion here.

It is my impression that although Rod Rosenstein came around and helped Trump out with the whole Russiagate / Muller hit job...

It wasn't because he was a straight shooter who was interested in doing the right thing.

I suspect that he came over to "Team Trump" because he perceived that Trump was the strong horse.

And if Trump had been weak...

Or Hillary had won the 2016 election...

He would have swung his support to the deep state/corruption.

What is your view?

Thank you.

Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (Ae67h)

204 Ted Cruz is honorable.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 12, 2020 02:55 PM (o2MD2)

Agree. TrusTed.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (9hauA)

205
If Justin Trudeau came out as gay it would not make me think any less of him.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 12, 2020 02:53 PM (Uu+Jp)

===
I saw what you did there.
#metoo

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (pw+jk)

206
On his very first day after confirmation, Jeff Sessions allowed people from the previous administration (whom he should've been firing) to boss him around.

Sessions is a very stupid fool.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (ImOTR)

207 I watched that interview live last night and OMG I was screaming at that Lori Petty wannabe like a madwoman

WHAT A FREAKING LIAR

and Tuckers face got more and more red

DAMN

it was semi cathartic but I wish I could have been there in person to take that prissy little homo down

Posted by: WolfsCaptiveBlackOrchid at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (j9HX3)

208 Has super Christian David French ever apologized to Devin Nunes?

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (Uu+Jp)

209 >>Can gayness still be used for blackmail purposes?


Sure, if you've kept it secret and presented yourself as straight, such as. . . marrying a woman and having kids and then doing hookups on the side, OR if that's the case with your lovers and you don't want to out *them* when you're outed.

A secret that can be used for blackmail is whatever you don't want others to know, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (bDqIh)

210 Dear Manute Bol

My associates have made the unfortunate discovery that you are very tall. Pay up and we'll keep it quiet.

Posted by: The Blackmailers at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (yokAj)

211 198 Does anyone know how many Children of Color died because of Trump's incompetency in New York? Trump should personally call all these families and give them $1 M for what he be did to them...
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (qM84C)

I'll take this one:

I do know, and the number is zero.
And 'no' to your second request.

Congrats on passing 8th grade English, finally.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (l4C/z)

212 no offense to homos actually - Gowdy is a clownish weasel

he is NOTHING

there is no soul left in him at all

he's just Paul Ryan's puppet

Posted by: WolfsCaptiveBlackOrchid at May 12, 2020 02:58 PM (j9HX3)

213 from the Dems' "Heroes" act:

State Fiscal Relief - $500 billion in funding to assist state governments with the fiscal impacts from the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus.

Local Fiscal Relief - $375 billion in funding to assist local governments with the fiscal impacts from the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 02:58 PM (4a9Vv)

214 It would be interesting to see what would happen if Graham just came out and said, "look, I'm gay. I've always been gay, and I do gay things. With gay men. They have evidence of my gayness, and at this point I don't give a damn. I won't be blackmailed."
Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (hku12)
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That would be fine and it would work out fine but for one thing: the "wedge strategy."

Let's assume he is gay and that was a source of blackmail. That works once. For the next attempts, you use the shit he did for you as a result of the first blackmail activity.

If there is anything to the "Graham is gay and was blackmailed" theory, then this is probably what is going on. If true, he has done a lot of hinky shit for this blackmailers and that will all come out.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (hYcqw)


Yeah, admittedly I would never expect it to go that way, my scenario. Instead, yeah... it's like with prison populations. If you have a prison nurse or social worker or whatever, and the prisoner asks her to mail a letter for him... she might think "what could it hurt, it's just a letter," but it's against the rules.

Once she's on the hook, he's got her. Next thing you know she's banging him and his cellies in the latrine, and smuggling in drugs for them.

That's how mafia works!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:58 PM (hku12)

215 Gowdy: Wait until you see the rest of that Susan Rice email. That will show the extent of what Obama knew and what role he played.

Ok. I'm sick of this. Why don't you just f&

But, no. The only people in Washington who leak classified information are Democrats and Deep State operatives, and they do it with impunity. And not to reveal the truth, but to frame their political enemies. Tucker needed to stop the interview right there and press him on that.

Posted by: Simp Hunter at May 12, 2020 02:58 PM (3/OXr)

216 "149 It would be interesting to see what would happen if Graham just came out and said, "look, I'm gay. I've always been gay, and I do gay things. With gay men. They have evidence of my gayness, and at this point I don't give a damn. I won't be blackmailed."
Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:45 PM (hku12)
++++++++++++++++
That would be fine and it would work out fine but for one thing: the "wedge strategy."

Let's assume he is gay and that was a source of blackmail. That works once. For the next attempts, you use the shit he did for you as a result of the first blackmail activity.

If there is anything to the "Graham is gay and was blackmailed" theory, then this is probably what is going on. If true, he has done a lot of hinky shit for this blackmailers and that will all come out."

Graham's sexual preference probably is just one of several vices that make him vulnerable to blackmail. He gets a lot of UAE-funded trips and his best friends tend to be defense contractors. Although, to contradict myself a bit, given almost all of the political and corporate class takes outright bribes from China that might not be a good route to take to blackmail Graham.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (puu6v)

217 >>And you can prove Trump did nothing wrong just by the info we saw last week.

Which they didn't have.

What the fuck do you think Durham has been doing for the last year?

Trump gets exonerated and THEN Durham gets appointed to dig into the start of the Russia hoax. Barr himself didn't start anything until AFTER the Mueller investigation.

Stage 1: Clear Trump

Stage 2: Investigate the investigators (you are here)

Stage 3: Bang the prom queen

Checkers. Not chess.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (ZLI7S)

218 Manute Bol



Now THERE's a blast from the past. Gosh, I haven't heard that name in years!

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (sI15f)

219 I suspect that he came over to "Team Trump" because he perceived that Trump was the strong horse.

-----------

I'm not Jack, and I am no expert. But that is my belief as well. Whereas I think Sessions was doing what he thought was right (it may not have been, but his intention was to do the right thing - which he believed would ultimately help Trump). This is just my guess.


Anyway, there is nothing wrong with persuading people to your side.

Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (sX1BW)

220 I'm done giving people like him the benefit of the doubt.

Give no politician the benefit of the doubt.

But don't be so absolutist and purist that you cannot find a way to work with flawed tools.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (KZzsI)

221 Gorka has a terrible habit of constantly interrupting his guests. I realize that he often interrupts to provide explanatory info to his audience but surely there must be a better way to do it.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (9hauA)

222 I have a question about all this. Remember in the shampeachment hearings when Rat Shiff held all those meetings in the basement?

He locked out all the Republican members.

Did any of the demasked testify during those sessions?

Is there any way to get those transcripts or does the House control them?

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (NeD6B)

223 I'd sure put Jim Jordan in the trustable side of the GOP.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (pw+jk)

224 Gowdy was a Federal Prosecutor. The FBI and the Cops were his bread and butter. The only means he had of getting ahead.

They could've sabotaged him in so many ways. Plus they probably know exactly when and what cases Gowdy made mistakes on or went along with the bad charges. I don't know what the statute of limitations might be on that but it would surely disgrace him publicly.

So of course he's not going to say anything that he doesn't have to that shows them in a bad light.

We all knew this a few years ago thanks to CTH Sundance.

Gowdy's a blow hard. No surprise he winds up on the liberal leaning Fox News now.

The only real surprise is that Tucker got away with saying that stuff.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (MF8yO)

225 217
Stage 3: Bang the prom queen

Checkers. Not chess.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (ZLI7S)

===========

Carla was the prom queen.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 03:00 PM (LvTSG)

226 Give no politician the benefit of the doubt.

But don't be so absolutist and purist that you cannot find a way to work with flawed tools.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (KZzsI)

So true. It also helps when one realizes one also has flaws.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:00 PM (9hauA)

227 I watched this on Tucker last night. Gowdy might as well have taken out a top hat and cane and started singing "Hello, my Darling, Hello, My Baby, Hello, my Good-Time Gal!" while he danced off stage.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:00 PM (trdmm)

228 OOPS! Can't use symbols to curse ...

Gowdy: Wait until you see the rest of that Susan Rice email. That will show the extent of what Obama knew and what role he played.

Ok. I'm sick of this. Why don't you just tell us, Trey! Apparently, leaking classified information is no longer a federal crime. Comey did it. Clapper did it. Brennan did it. Schiff lied his ass off for three years. Just call up Tucker and be a "high-level source knowledgable about the full text of the Susan Rice email."

But, no. The only people in Washington who leak classified information are Democrats and Deep State operatives, and they do it with impunity. Tucker needed to stop the interview right there and press him on that.

Posted by: Simp Hunter at May 12, 2020 03:00 PM (3/OXr)

229 OMG.

I got mentioned in a post.

SWOON.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (9hauA)

230 Dear Ms. Schumer,

It has come to our attention that you have been stealing jokes. It would surely be very painful for you if this were discovered. Do what we ask and it will remain our secret.

Posted by: The Blackmailers at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (yokAj)

231 194 Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (TQ/zJ)

That's my fear - Bloody, stacked high, never ending. Stains are hard to get off your hands too....

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (zL/eJ)

232 Among congress critters who have integrity, I think Nunes is in a class all his own.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (sWM8x)
+++++++++++
By everything I have seen, Nunes appears to be a once-in-a-generation kind of congressman. Smart, honorable and balls of steel.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:54 PM (hYcqw)
************
Reminder... I need to contribute more money to his campaign for re-election.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (wiXsO)

233 201 196 Trey Gowdy is a talker. Talkers make me thirsty.
Posted by: Guzalot at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (Rz36l)

=========

Just like these pretzels.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 02:56 PM (LvTSG)

****************
Am I just chopped liver?

Posted by: Miss Lindsey at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (Y274z)

234 It was from 2017!
Are you saying Rosenstein is so stupid to not understand the Steele dossier was BS from the start? And then signed a FISA?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (r+sAi)

235 Once she's on the hook, he's got her. Next thing
you know she's banging him and his cellies in the latrine, and smuggling
in drugs for them.



That's how mafia works!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:58 PM (hku12)

That's oddly specific.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (ufFY8)

236

What stage of Barr's plan was to allow the Ukrainian Hoax and subsequent fake impeachment?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (ImOTR)

237 What are they getting from this? I don't mean "prolonged power", which is obvious. I mean what, specifically are these con-artists getting from being so duplicitous? What is their actual explicit motive. Because if we can figure that out, we can either can them or start pulling their crooked levers. (No pun intended.)

Posted by: squid_hunt at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (B0mGw)

238 218 Manute Bol



Now THERE's a blast from the past. Gosh, I haven't heard that name in years!
Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (sI15f)

...

I lived across the street from the guy who played center for UCONN when Bol was at Provincetown.

And the guy across the street and I shot hoops at the rim in the cul-de-sac together.

So I have two degrees of basketball separation from Manute Bol.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 12, 2020 03:02 PM (yL25O)

239 @adamhousley

As I'm told the list Grenell brought over is much larger than anything involving Flynn. "The exact tasking flow is hard to discern because the stuff was flying everywhere."

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:02 PM (ZLI7S)

240 The only real surprise is that Tucker got away with saying that stuff.
Posted by: jakee308 at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (MF8yO)

In other news, 14 Female Staffers at Fox News have come out with Sexual Her ass meant allegations against Tucker Carlson.

Film at 11.

Posted by: CNN at May 12, 2020 03:02 PM (NgKpN)

241 You can exonerate Trump without a Mueller investigation. Why waste 3 years?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 03:03 PM (r+sAi)

242 Thought y'all were joking about Meal Team 6
then I saw the pictures.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 03:03 PM (TAe5w)

243 Nobody knows how to say they were wrong anymore. That includes some people here.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 12, 2020 03:03 PM (2DOZq)

244 I doubt if it matters to the rinos whether or not they have something that they can be blackmailed on considering that the feds will gladly just make shit up about them. They had nothing on their prime enemy Trump. Couldn't goad him into commiting obstruction. Couldn't do anything that he couldn't correct in one tweet.

Posted by: Menack at May 12, 2020 03:03 PM (buTO7)

245 227
I watched this on Tucker last night. Gowdy might as well have taken out
a top hat and cane and started singing "Hello, my Darling, Hello, My
Baby, Hello, my Good-Time Gal!" while he danced off stage.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:00 PM (trdmm)

It was embarrassing. And Tucker ultimately let him off the hook. I get the logistics of getting these guys on, and such. But I was disappointed, overall, that he stopped way too short.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (KnJdm)

246 Title 1 of the Democrats new $3 trillion SCAM Act bails out the state and local government public pensions

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (VpIIl)

247 218 Manute Bol



Now THERE's a blast from the past. Gosh, I haven't heard that name in years!
Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (sI15f)

____________________________

Bol died almost a decade ago I think. But, he has a kid who is in the Nuggets organization. He's over 7 Foot...and has, probably, the best name ever. Bol Bol.

Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (uVoKK)

248 Serious question.

Adam Schiff : Sociopath or psycopath?

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (9hauA)

249 239 Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:02 PM (ZLI7S)

I am less interested in the democrats involved than the likely "GOP" allied people involved.
I have the sneaking suspicion the McCain wing will be in the paper trail.

Posted by: sven at May 12, 2020 03:05 PM (oRLRa)

250 234 It was from 2017!
Are you saying Rosenstein is so stupid to not understand the Steele dossier was BS from the start? And then signed a FISA?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (r+sAi)

That would be a factual statement.

He signed the last FISA renewal application, legally swearing that the application was accurate, WAY after it was public knowledge it was crap.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 03:05 PM (NgKpN)

251 >>243 Nobody knows how to say they were wrong anymore. That includes some people here.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 12, 2020 03:03 PM (2DOZq)

"They were wrong anymore."

Kneel.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:05 PM (XzT/D)

252 >>@adamhousley

As I'm told the list Grenell brought over is much larger than anything involving Flynn. "The exact tasking flow is hard to discern because the stuff was flying everywhere."
- - - -

Should be interesting - I recall that Samantha Power alone had 300+ unmasking requests.

If many others were operating at that volume this is going to be the sh#tshow we've all been waiting to finally be revealed.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 03:05 PM (bDqIh)

253 That's oddly specific.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (ufFY


You literally wrote what I said out loud when I read it. LMBO

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 03:05 PM (sI15f)

254 Anyway, there is nothing wrong with persuading people to your side.

Yeah, I get that its fun to pile on and yell for five minutes at the latest picture of Emmanuel Goldstein and everyone likes to be part of the beat down.

But if someone can be useful, can be flipped, and can be in some way helpful to beat the enemy we face... lets do it, rather than destroy everyone, everywhere for not measuring up to some mythical standard of perfection.

Take Dan Crenshaw. The guy can be annoying on some issues and has said dumb stuff before. Tucker Carlson was an ass when it came to Wuhan Virus, up front waving the shutdown pom poms. President Trump praised Obamacare and swore to protect it while campaigning. There are no perfect heroes or perfect tools.

You do the best you can with what you have to get the best results. Gowdy was an ass and should be smacked for it... but he's also very good at what he does, is mostly on the right side of things, and I think can still be useful if Trump can use him properly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 03:05 PM (KZzsI)

255 But don't be so absolutist and purist that you cannot find a way to work with flawed tools.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (KZzsI)
**************
I even use goood screwdrivers for pry bars and chisels and scrapers....time is my enemy.You want me to stop what I'm doing and get the right tool whe the wrong tool works to get the job done?

I can get another politician next election.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2020 03:05 PM (Y274z)

256 Dear Ace...

If you pay up now and do exactly as we say when say, no one ever has to know about your ongoing battle with basic shelving. All the best.

Posted by: The Blackmailers at May 12, 2020 03:05 PM (yokAj)

257 Democrats want to extend the unemployment overpayments until January 2021

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (VpIIl)

258 What are they getting from this? I don't mean "prolonged power", which is obvious. I mean what, specifically are these con-artists getting from being so duplicitous? What is their actual explicit motive. Because if we can figure that out, we can either can them or start pulling their crooked levers. (No pun intended.)
Posted by: squid_hunt at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (B0mGw)
+++++++++++++
Generally/philosophically, it is the installation of an unaccountable and all-powerful structure with a place for them in it.

Specifically, I suspect it is "survive." They took a run at the king and it might bring down the house. I doubt that it will, but it could. Everyone living in that house has a survival instinct. It isn't about upholding the constitution or the honor of republican government. It is about upholding *this* system as it exists today right now because they are inside it.

Conservatism is all too often a sea anchor - it holds relative position. It isn't a port anchor that holds you in an absolute place. The leftists want to survive so they can keep moving the ball toward totalitarians. The conservatives in power want to maintain the system as it is at this moment. Discrediting and burning down major institutions won't maintain the system as it is at this moment.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (hYcqw)

259 >>I am less interested in the democrats involved than the likely "GOP" allied people involved.
I have the sneaking suspicion the McCain wing will be in the paper trail.


He's already in the dossier paper trail, so. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (bDqIh)

260 248 Serious question.

Adam Schiff : Sociopath or psycopath?
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (9hauA)

Running scared. And, no dancing black side-kick to shuffle off to Jamaica

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (zL/eJ)

261 Sure, if you've kept it secret and presented yourself as straight, such as. . . marrying a woman and having kids and then doing hookups on the side, OR if that's the case with your lovers and you don't want to out *them* when you're outed.

A secret that can be used for blackmail is whatever you don't want others to know, right?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (bDqIh)


In my fantasy (stop it, not that kind of fantasy), Graham is just a typical Southern gent, who wants to keep his "honor" by not speaking of things he things are unseemly to be speaking of in public.

I'd rather believe he doesn't stick his neck out too far, lest he be outed. Not because he's been blackmailed, but because... yeah, as you suggest, he'd prefer to keep his secret.

So in an ideal world, Graham puts on his big boy pants, let's everyone know he's gay (duh), and then gets down to the business of sticking it to the bad guys. For a change.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (hku12)

262 248 Serious question.

Adam Schiff : Sociopath or psycopath?

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (9hauA)


Yes

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (TAe5w)

263 Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 03:05 PM (sI15f)

*fistbump*

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (ufFY8)

264 Dear Herr Schickengruber,
It has come to our attention that you have made antisemitic comments in the past. I'm sure we can come to an arrangement so that those aren't made public.

Posted by: Blackmailers unclear on the concept at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (T6t7i)

265 248 Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (9hauA)

Is he an amoral or immoral beast?
I personally think amoral, I do not think Schoff operates from a flawed morality I think he lacks a moral basis for his rational thought.

Posted by: sven at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (oRLRa)

266 248 Serious question.

Adam Schiff : Sociopath or psycopath?
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (9hauA)

IMO?

sociopath. a Psychopath would have dialed back on his loosing hand by now.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2020 03:06 PM (NgKpN)

267 It is my impression that although Rod Rosenstein came around and helped Trump out with the whole Russiagate / Muller hit job...

It wasn't because he was a straight shooter who was interested in doing the right thing.

I suspect that he came over to "Team Trump" because he perceived that Trump was the strong horse.

And if Trump had been weak...

Or Hillary had won the 2016 election...

He would have swung his support to the deep state/corruption.

What is your view?

Thank you.
Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (Ae67h)

I generally agree with you. I think Rosenstein was a white hat, but more out of expediency than principle. But he played his part.

I don't think anyone on our side, including the President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an investigation that he ran. I think in the abstract having someone investigate foreign interference in the election in a nonpartisan manner would have come to the same conclusion regarding Trump and Russia, but may very well have caught actual Chinese and Ukrainian interference in the net. That the Mueller team was so blatantly just a fig leaf to expand the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, with no interest in pursuing other countries' interference, but a psychotic willingness to pursue the President to spend moths and millions of dollars trying to find something to pin on him, is a scenario that would have been farfetched in May 2017.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)

268 >>I am less interested in the democrats involved than the likely "GOP" allied people involved.
I have the sneaking suspicion the McCain wing will be in the paper trail.

I think you're right. Kramer was a lot bigger piece than previously thought.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (ZLI7S)

269 248 Serious question.

Adam Schiff : Sociopath or psycopath?
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (9hauA)
----
Ping pong champ. He plays in various DC pizza shop basement leagues.

Posted by: Menack at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (buTO7)

270
The Ukraine Frame-Up happened right in front of Barr. Conspirators from CIA, DOJ, NSA, DNI, and Fake News colluded in a hoax while Barr sat on his ass and watched, which led to a fake impeachment.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (ImOTR)

271 Apparently Los Angeles County is planning to stay shut down for the next three months.

Three.

Months.

The Constitution "shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government."

Is that happening right now in CA, IL, MI, etc?

Posted by: filbert at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (NiXyF)

272 Democrats are also trying to put restrictions and conditions on the presidents appointment of an IG;

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (VpIIl)

273 Outlaw redactions, and we wouldn't have this high drama and shit would get sorted out tomorrow.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (sI15f)

274 I'm not Jack, and I am no expert. But that is my belief as well. Whereas I think Sessions was doing what he thought was right (it may not have been, but his intention was to do the right thing - which he believed would ultimately help Trump). This is just my guess.


Anyway, there is nothing wrong with persuading people to your side.
Posted by: SH at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (sX1BW)

*****

I think you are onto something regarding Sessions.

He really thought he was doing the right thing by recusing himself.

Maybe it was. That is above my ken.*

https://tinyurl.com/ybfd2e8y

Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (Ae67h)

275 I dated two Prom Queens, which were actual female. Wasn't much banging going on back in those days, not for me anyway.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2020 03:08 PM (f4xAl)

276 I don't think anyone on our side, including the
President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an
investigation that he ran.


Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)

Seriously?

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 03:08 PM (yokAj)

277 That's how mafia works!
Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:58 PM (hku12)

Same with turning assets in the spy business. But it seems like the traitorous American spies (Ames, Pollard, Hanssen) liked what they did.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 12, 2020 03:08 PM (r28kI)

278 Adam Schiff is ASSHOE!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2020 03:08 PM (pw+jk)

279
Gowdy's a blow hard. No surprise he winds up on the liberal leaning Fox News now.

The only real surprise is that Tucker got away with saying that stuff.
Posted by: jakee308 at May 12, 2020 02:59 PM (MF8yO)

with that gay little twink vibe he's giving off now, I have no doubt that Gowdy blow's hard.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:09 PM (trdmm)

280 I love pizza.

Posted by: Adam Schitt at May 12, 2020 03:09 PM (EgshT)

281 Adam Schiff is Andy Kaufman.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:09 PM (XzT/D)

282 Ping pong champ. He plays in various DC pizza shop basement leagues.

Posted by: Menack at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (buTO7)

Dangerous though. People keep swinging the paddles at his eyes.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 03:09 PM (yokAj)

283 Trump pulled a reliable Republican Alabama Senator out of his seat to watch it go to a stinking Democrat.

That was a mistake. Trump should have demurred on Sessions 'help' in the campaign because of the quid pro quo.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2020 03:09 PM (Y274z)

284 I'm not happy about Gowdy either. The only slack he might be entitled to is - IIRC - he was a federal prosecutor. He comes out and calls everyone corrupt and says the FBI plays by NO rules, then he's got some explaining to do for any convictions he had with their assistance.


But, the no subpoena thing is infuriating and I'd be more inclined to blame Ryan. Gowdy should have fought for them, but even then Ryan would have overruled him.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 12, 2020 03:10 PM (Ozpxd)

285 Serious question.

Adam Schiff : Sociopath or psycopath?
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:04 PM (9hauA)


Sociopath, probably. Lots of psychopaths, probably a majority of them, know they're psychopaths and figure out other ways, other than emotions, to limit the damage they might otherwise do to other humans.

Sociopaths are designed to exploit the "weaknesses" of others. They get off on the damage they do.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:10 PM (hku12)

286 Adam Schiff : Sociopath or psycopath?
Posted by: chique d' Epstein

He transitions back and forth, as circumstances require.

Posted by: Biergood at May 12, 2020 03:10 PM (FQWHA)

287 Among congress critters who have integrity, I think Nunes is in a class all his own.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 12, 2020 02:49 PM (sWM8x)


That's all fine and large, but what's up with the tractors?

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 12, 2020 03:10 PM (88+cf)

288 Trump pulled a reliable Republican Alabama Senator out of his seat to watch it go to a stinking Democrat.



That was a mistake. Trump should have demurred on Sessions 'help' in the campaign because of the quid pro quo.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2020 03:09 PM (Y274z)

===
I disagree that was McConnell and the RNSC that did that.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 12, 2020 03:11 PM (pw+jk)

289 lol. Democrats also are making changes that apply to illegal immigrants.

They are proposing an end to the limitation of the limit on state and local income taxes;

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:11 PM (VpIIl)

290 Thought y'all were joking about Meal Team 6
then I saw the pictures.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 03:03 PM (TAe5w)

Local county has a MRAP. Inspected it thinking, some day I may have to destroy this thing. It was a very unsettling thought then. No more now.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at May 12, 2020 03:11 PM (JY8Ei)

291 My opinion, not that it matters one whit, is that Rod Rosenstein is scared of everything. He looks scared. He looks like he's waiting on something to get him. Like a man who knows too much.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 03:11 PM (sI15f)

292 But, the no subpoena thing is infuriating and I'd be more inclined to blame Ryan. Gowdy should have fought for them, but even then Ryan would have overruled him.
Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 12, 2020 03:10 PM (Ozpxd)

I don't think people are focusing enough on Ryan's part in all this. I used to really like him even when people soured on him. Now, I view him with contempt.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (9hauA)

293 276 I don't think anyone on our side, including the President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an investigation that he ran.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)
Seriously?
Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 03:08 PM (yokAj)

Since I expected that from the start, and since a whole lot of other people here also expected that from the start, are you seriously saying that those of us on this blog are a hell of a lot smarter and more firmly grounded in reality than any of those idiot jaggoffs that infest DC and who claim to be on "Our Side"?

Not that I'm arguing with that conclusion, I just want to make sure you agree.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (trdmm)

294 https://bit.ly/35TXeUq
*******
POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED' - Trump Train
********
The Head Pedo has spoken to God

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (Lrula)

295 292 But, the no subpoena thing is infuriating and I'd be more inclined to blame Ryan. Gowdy should have fought for them, but even then Ryan would have overruled him.
Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 12, 2020 03:10 PM (Ozpxd)

I don't think people are focusing enough on Ryan's part in all this. I used to really like him even when people soured on him. Now, I view him with contempt.
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (9hauA)

========

It was those workout pictures, wasn't it?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

296 294 https://bit.ly/35TXeUq
*******
POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED' - Trump Train
********
The Head Pedo has spoken to God
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (Lrula)

==========

We survived 2 terms of literal fascist before fascism was a thing Woodrow Wilson. I think we'll be fine with two terms of Trump.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 03:13 PM (LvTSG)

297 ABC is now reporting that according to their unnamed "senior" DoJ leaker, they do not intend to release the unmasking list.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2020 03:13 PM (l6b3d)

298 >>I think you are onto something regarding Sessions.

>>He really thought he was doing the right thing by recusing himself.

>>Maybe it was. That is above my ken.*

I think what gets lost in a lot of the discussion about Sessions is that 1) he was deeply involved in the campaign 2) he was likely spied on 3) he was also targeted for takedown.

As part of the campaign he was both a fact witness and a potential suspect. It would be both illegal and politically insane for him to have remained the overseer of an investigation of himself. It's hard enough to get people to accept that Trump was not colluding. If Sessions had made the call it would have been impossible. Look how they tried to slime Barr over the Mueller report when Barr was a private citizen with no connection to the campaign.

If he had resigned it meant there would have been no AG for some time because you can bet your ass it would have taken quite some time to get one through the Senate. Remember what those hearings were like? There are still many positions not confirmed from over 3 years ago.

So who would have taken over if Sessions had resigned? In the short term anyway, Rod Rosenstein, Trump's pick for Deputy AG.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (ZLI7S)

299 Jesus loved communism.

Posted by: Pope Frankie at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (EgshT)

300 It was those workout pictures, wasn't it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (LvTSG)

LOL.

I genuinely thought he was a good guy, but his being attractive didn't hurt.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (9hauA)

301 Complete bailout of student loans in Title V

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (VpIIl)

302
I don't think anyone on our side, including the
President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an investigation that he ran.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)


Oh, c'mon, just look at all the Clinton and Obama partisans he hired for the staff.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (pNxlR)

303
I don't think anyone on our side, including the President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an investigation that he ran.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)

Some people on our side instinctively mistrusted Mueller, but many others could point to a catalog of misdeeds, questionable promotions, worse prosecutions. Louis Gohmert wrote "Robert Mueller Unmasked". Look for it.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (r28kI)

304 Since I expected that from the start, and since a
whole lot of other people here also expected that from the start, are
you seriously saying that those of us on this blog are a hell of a lot
smarter and more firmly grounded in reality than any of those idiot
jaggoffs that infest DC and who claim to be on "Our Side"?



Not that I'm arguing with that conclusion, I just want to make sure you agree.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (trdmm)

I agree. But it seems I only associate IRL with people that are like the ones from this blog. Because I didn't talk to anyone that *didn't* think it was going to be a nauseating partisan shitshow.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (yokAj)

305 Alcoholic Matt Gaetz? Another "daddys boy", lol

Posted by: Esenirgneod at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (WgI3h)

306 >>Rod Rosenstein

He's a character from a Graham Greene novel--a weedy little trimmer.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (XzT/D)

307 283 Trump pulled a reliable Republican Alabama Senator out of his seat to watch it go to a stinking Democrat.

That was a mistake. Trump should have demurred on Sessions 'help' in the campaign because of the quid pro quo.
Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2020 03:09 PM (Y274z)

the only consolation (pretty thin, admittedly) is that even Trump now admits that was a huge mistake on his part.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (trdmm)

308 That's how mafia works!
Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:58 PM (hku12)

Same with turning assets in the spy business. But it seems like the traitorous American spies (Ames, Pollard, Hanssen) liked what they did.
Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 12, 2020 03:08 PM (r28kI)


Right. Lots of folks find themselves backed into a corner, at least initially of their own making, and their fear of the consequences of getting caught draws them deeper and deeper into the quagmire.

But those aforementioned sociopaths... yeah, they get off on this stuff. Evil for the sake of the thrill.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:15 PM (hku12)

309 don't think anyone on our side, including the
President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an
investigation that he ran.


Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)

Seriously?
Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 03:08 PM (yok

Mueller had such an obvious conflict of interest that naming him and dismissing those complaints told me everything I needed to know about Rosenstein.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 12, 2020 03:15 PM (2DOZq)

310 302
I don't think anyone on our side, including the
President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an investigation that he ran.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)

Oh, c'mon, just look at all the Clinton and Obama partisans he hired for the staff.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (pNxlR)

=========

The Democratic partisans didn't get the headlines, just lifelong Republican Mueller.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 03:15 PM (LvTSG)

311 That's my fear - Bloody, stacked high, never ending. Stains are hard to get off your hands too....
Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (zL/eJ)

Turning cycles
Hard times make hard men
Hard men make soft times
Soft times make soft men
Soft men make hard times
(We are here)
... repeat

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 12, 2020 03:15 PM (48RE5)

312 >>I think you are onto something regarding Sessions.

>>He really thought he was doing the right thing by recusing himself.

>>Maybe it was. That is above my ken.*

I think what gets lost in a lot of the discussion about Sessions is that 1) he was deeply involved in the campaign 2) he was likely spied on 3) he was also targeted for takedown.

As part of the campaign he was both a fact witness and a potential suspect. It would be both illegal and politically insane for him to have remained the overseer of an investigation of himself. It's hard enough to get people to accept that Trump was not colluding. If Sessions had made the call it would have been impossible. Look how they tried to slime Barr over the Mueller report when Barr was a private citizen with no connection to the campaign.

If he had resigned it meant there would have been no AG for some time because you can bet your ass it would have taken quite some time to get one through the Senate. Remember what those hearings were like? There are still many positions not confirmed from over 3 years ago.

So who would have taken over if Sessions had resigned? In the short term anyway, Rod Rosenstein, Trump's pick for Deputy AG.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (ZLI7S)


I'm pretty sure he got a call from the Keebler Elves and was told they wanted him back.

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at May 12, 2020 03:15 PM (M+Lyo)

313 235 Once she's on the hook, he's got her. Next thing
you know she's banging him and his cellies in the latrine, and smuggling
in drugs for them.



That's how mafia works!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:58 PM (hku12)

That's oddly specific.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (ufFY

******

Well, it's dead on accurate.

That con that he is referencing is regarding the female prison guard is always being run.

It works for men too. Break the little rules for me...then I threaten to expose you unless you break some more rules for me.

Eventually you are bringing me cellphones and admin records and what not.

Of course, the best cons are when both parties are willing...

Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 03:15 PM (Ae67h)

314 241 You can exonerate Trump without a Mueller investigation. Why waste 3 years?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 03:03 PM (r+sAi)

The Mueller investigative was an excessive partisan witch hunt. However, in general the problem was that the President had to prove a negative. He had to have someone not under his influence run down every ridiculous lead and find nothing. That was unavoidable.

What was avoidable was the Weissman tactic of trying to nail anyone he could get to pressure them to manufacture evidence. All of the prosecutions either had nothing to do with Russia or were process crimes. There was only one reason they were pursued, and that was to get the defendants to tell a story to save themselves.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:15 PM (jK8Z7)

315 73 Louie Gohmert.
Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 02:42 PM (XzT/D)
+++++++++++
Yup. Add him to the list. I'm up to almost 1%.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:43 PM (hYcqw)
***************
Tom McClintock CA 4

If it wasn't for that asshoe Ahnuld he would have been Governor of California. Sad

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2020 03:16 PM (Y274z)

316 307 283 Trump pulled a reliable Republican Alabama Senator out of his seat to watch it go to a stinking Democrat.

That was a mistake. Trump should have demurred on Sessions 'help' in the campaign because of the quid pro quo.
Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2020 03:09 PM (Y274z)

the only consolation (pretty thin, admittedly) is that even Trump now admits that was a huge mistake on his part.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (trdmm)

=========

That whole mess was Luther Strange's fault.

He shouldn't have given himself the seat or run for it in re-election. If he hadn't done that, the Alabama establishment would have been able to coalesce around someone far less repugnant than him and easily squeeze out Moore from becoming anything more than a sideshow.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 03:16 PM (LvTSG)

317 Sessions claim to fame was his tough immigration stances. Unfortunately it was all talk.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 12, 2020 03:16 PM (2DOZq)

318 Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at May 12, 2020 03:11 PM (JY8Ei)


The tactic is to not attack the vehicle but the operators. They can't live inside forever.

The strategy is to make the operators fearful of leaving their vehicle. Eventually they will get cornered where heavier weapons of a make shift degree can be brought to bear.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 12, 2020 03:16 PM (MF8yO)

319 Adam Schiff : Sociopath or psycopath?

There's some crazy there, I don't know what kind. There seems to be a LOT of genuine mental illness on the left these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 03:16 PM (KZzsI)

320 Jesus loved communism.
Posted by: Pope Frankie at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (EgshT)


No, fake Pope.

That wasn't Jesus. That was Che Guevera. I can understand how you get the two mixed up. It's those dreamy eyes...

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:17 PM (hku12)

321 297 ABC is now reporting that according to their unnamed "senior" DoJ leaker, they do not intend to release the unmasking list.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2020 03:13 PM (l6b3d)

Megan McCain is filled with glee.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:17 PM (trdmm)

322 297 Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2020 03:13 PM (l6b3d)

grenell will then....
check and mate mate

Posted by: sven at May 12, 2020 03:17 PM (oRLRa)

323 Has Matt Gaetz had a real job, or just government teat his whole life?

Posted by: Esenirgneod at May 12, 2020 03:17 PM (WgI3h)

324 Paid leave and basically a nationally funded FMLA any time you want it with guaranteed minimum time off, paid.

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:17 PM (VpIIl)

325 >>The strategy is to make the operators fearful of leaving their vehicle. Eventually they will get cornered where heavier weapons of a make shift degree can be brought to bear. Posted by: jakee308 at May 12, 2020 03:16 PM (MF8yO)

There's a macabre short story in this. "Siege of Charlie 26," wherein a crew is bottled up in a disabled MRAP and forced to urine consumption, madness, cannibalism.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:18 PM (XzT/D)

326 You kind of get the sense that Gowdy's trying to get ahead of something

Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (AwPyG)

327 It's hard enough to get people to accept that Trump was not colluding
--

Who has been convinced that Trump isn't a russian spy that didn't recognize the charge was bullshit 4 years ago?

Posted by: Methos at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (kOpft)

328 Damn right, Ace. Failure theater ends now.

Posted by: Valiant at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (3MiF8)

329 297 ABC is now reporting that according to their unnamed "senior" DoJ leaker, they do not intend to release the unmasking list.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2020 03:13 PM (l6b3d)

I doubt it.... Anything the MSM reports is bovine after-market.

All this seems..... nothing like bluster. Angels are moving... Earth.

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (zL/eJ)

330 326 You kind of get the sense that Gowdy's trying to get ahead of something
Posted by: artemis at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (AwPyG)

=========

A hairdresser?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (LvTSG)

331 >>> Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM

Please tell me you know that's some kind of poorly written antipapist satire site. It also says:
He also took a moment to officially forgive the Doobie Brothers for telling people that Jesus is "just alright."
... and later:
The Heavenly Father peers down on us with loving eyes, sitting next to us watching "Big Bang Theory" and wanting to bone Penny

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (l6b3d)

332 305 Alcoholic Matt Gaetz?
Posted by: Esenirgneod at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (WgI3h)

Is this known?

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (Yhl4a)

333 Pope Frances can kiss my ass.

He abandoned his flock and hides under his bed. His bishops have chained churches shut in America. They have denied the Eucharist to many millions of people.

Most Catholics in America aren't allowed to attend Mass, so they won't hear his bullshit.

He is evil.

Pray to St Michael the Archangel, we need his protection.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (d7Ww2)

334 >>Megan McCain is filled with glee. Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:17 PM (trdmm)

Megan McCain is filled with custard.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (XzT/D)

335 What is your view?

Thank you.
Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 02:57 PM (Ae67h)

I generally agree with you. I think Rosenstein was a white hat, but more out of expediency than principle. But he played his part.

I don't think anyone on our side, including the President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an investigation that he ran. I think in the abstract having someone investigate foreign interference in the election in a nonpartisan manner would have come to the same conclusion regarding Trump and Russia, but may very well have caught actual Chinese and Ukrainian interference in the net. That the Mueller team was so blatantly just a fig leaf to expand the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, with no interest in pursuing other countries' interference, but a psychotic willingness to pursue the President to spend moths and millions of dollars trying to find something to pin on him, is a scenario that would have been farfetched in May 2017.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)

*****

Thanks for your reply.

My gut impression when the Muller probe was launched? This will get out of control.

One thing that did scare me was when they started busting Trump associates not just for campaign related stuff...but dirt from way back, before and unrelated to the campaign.

I really thought they would get Trump with something like that.

Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (Ae67h)

336 I don't think people are focusing enough on Ryan's part in all this. I used to really like him even when people soured on him. Now, I view him with contempt.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (9hauA)


We agree. My opinion of him grows smaller each day.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (Ozpxd)

337 Once she's on the hook, he's got her. Next thing
you know she's banging him and his cellies in the latrine, and smuggling
in drugs for them.



That's how mafia works!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 02:58 PM (hku12)

That's oddly specific.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (ufFY

******

Well, it's dead on accurate.

That con that he is referencing is regarding the female prison guard is always being run.

It works for men too. Break the little rules for me...then I threaten to expose you unless you break some more rules for me.

Eventually you are bringing me cellphones and admin records and what not.

Of course, the best cons are when both parties are willing...
Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 03:15 PM (Ae67h)


Yes, I've never worked FOR a prison, but I have worked IN a prison...

They pound it into you (pun intended), do NOT give the prisoners an inch. Don't do ANYTHING that is on this list of forbidden actions, because if you do, you will have it used against you, and we have nearly countless examples of people who are sitting right where you are right now, who said "nah, never happen to me." Well, we call those people now, prisoners.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:20 PM (hku12)

338 Gowdy ran away and quit. This is probably why. He is a loser and I'm glad someone else finally sees this.

Posted by: Mech at May 12, 2020 03:20 PM (FPtHm)

339
Megan McCain is filled with glee pie.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 12, 2020 03:20 PM (oVJmc)

340 POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED' - Trump Train

TRUMP: 'SATAN WILL ABANDON THE CHURCH IF POPE FRANKIE IS LEFT IN OFFICE'

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 12, 2020 03:20 PM (YqDXo)

341 Title VIII: Taxpayer subsidized phone calls from prison.

YOu can't make this stuff up

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:20 PM (VpIIl)

342 Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz

?
Posted by: Lizzy

Markwayne Mullin from Oklahoma. Not a big name, but down to earth honest-to-goodness real person.

Also, how is Sessions doing on his AL senate bid? It's he and Tuberville, right?

Posted by: Blutarski at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (VNfwt)

343 338 Gowdy ran away and quit. This is probably why. He is a loser and I'm glad someone else finally sees this.
Posted by: Mech at May 12, 2020 03:20 PM (FPtHm)

Kinda like Brave Sir Robin, minus the coconuts...

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (zL/eJ)

344 That's why I only use Jack Chick comics for my theological information.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (TQ/zJ)

345 NOT LEFT

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (YqDXo)

346 I am with you nurse, but what was posted was not real news.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (r+sAi)

347 If there is anything to the "Graham is gay and was blackmailed" theory, then this is probably what is going on. If true, he has done a lot of hinky shit for this blackmailers and that will all come out.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 02:51 PM (hYcqw)

No one wants to see the pictures of Graham down al all fours, wearing a saddle, while a naked John McCain whips him with a riding crop.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (trdmm)

348 ABC is now reporting that according to their unnamed "senior" DoJ leaker, they do not intend to release the unmasking list.

---
That kind of sounds like wishcasting given Trump's apparent enthusiasm for drawing attention to the topic this weekend.

Posted by: Methos at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (kOpft)

349 POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED'

Pedos in charge, 3000 babies sacrificed a day on the altar of convenience and hedonism, homosexual "marriage" and all the rest... but its Trump that will make God abandon the USA?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (KZzsI)

350 Dear Ms. Schumer,

It has come to our attention that you have been stealing jokes. It would surely be very painful for you if this were discovered. Do what we ask and it will remain our secret.
Posted by: The Blackmailers at May 12, 2020 03:01 PM (yokAj)
She also steals food from the Baby.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (dKiJG)

351 291 My opinion, not that it matters one whit, is that Rod Rosenstein is scared of everything. He looks scared. He looks like he's waiting on something to get him. Like a man who knows too much.
Posted by: Miss Issippi at May 12, 2020 03:11 PM (sI15f)

First time I saw a picture of RR I thought he had the aura of rat-fink weasel all over him.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (48RE5)

352 Megan McCain starting to look like she hoarded all the cake for lockdown.

Posted by: Menack at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (buTO7)

353 My guess is everybody has something to hide and the Deep State has a recording of it. Makes blackmail easy and enforces actors playing their part in the ongoing political theatre.

Don't play along and no recordings? You get Flynned.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (e1mEI)

354 >>Who has been convinced that Trump isn't a russian spy that didn't recognize the charge was bullshit 4 years ago?

There are a whole lot of people who don't watch CNN and also don't reflexively support Trump. The largest number of voters in the country is not Republicans or Democrats, it's Independent or unaffiliated. Hell, a number of Republicans were not sold on Trump either during the election or in the Spring of '17. Let's not pretend Trump had universal support with the Russia thing being pounded 7x24.

Did you happen to notice that not a single thing from the Russia hoax was included in the impeachment articles? Not one word.

Mueller was not friendly to Trump. Nobody would ever accuse him of being in the tank for Trump. Just the opposite. And Mueller cleared Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (ZLI7S)

355 More federally subsidized "student aid" and student loan forgiveness in Division O;

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (VpIIl)

356 Thanks for your reply.

My gut impression when the Muller probe was launched? This will get out of control.

One thing that did scare me was when they started busting Trump associates not just for campaign related stuff...but dirt from way back, before and unrelated to the campaign.

I really thought they would get Trump with something like that.
Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (Ae67h)

They thought so, too. That's the whole reason the Dems keep fighting to get into his tax returns, just in the thin hope they can find something.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (trdmm)

357 Social media normies still think Gowdy is a bees knees and I get called all kinds of names whenever I dare to question why Gowdy quit DC right when he finally had a president who's willing to fight corruption with him.

But Gowdy noped out as soon as Trump arrived in town. Like a chump or like he had something to hide.

Posted by: Mech at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (FPtHm)

358 Gowdy exposed himself with the Benghazi hearings. He also had a chance to expose Hillary's emails at that time but for some reason did not. I suspect that either he experienced an increase in wealth at about that time or found out that something he thought was private wasn't private anymore

Posted by: macko at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (adVtW)

359 Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (Yhl4a)
********
Jizz slurping Troll

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (Lrula)

360 354 Mueller was not friendly to Trump. Nobody would ever accuse him of being in the tank for Trump. Just the opposite. And Mueller cleared Trump.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (ZLI7S)

=========

Well, duh.

The check from Putin cleared.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (LvTSG)

361 So the Dems are just going all-in with this new "relief" bill? If they're treating this as their last-gasp attempt at "fundamental transformation" - and they seem to be - then veto it more directly and with less drama than usual. If they're really trying for shit like state bailouts, student loan forgiveness, free phone calls for prisoners, etc., then this is "last act of a desperate man" territory because they don't think they're going to get another bite at the apple.

Shut it down and then burn them down over it. Don't try to negotiate. Don't try to "fix it" and send it back. Just refuse to consider it and fire up the PR machinery to blast them past the stratosphere.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (hYcqw)

362 Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:20 PM (hku12)

The KGB used to ask prospects to get them a map of DC, or the DC phone book, something totally legal. When they complied, the KGB would pay the prospect generously.

But now they'd established the principle of trading information for money, so the camel had his nose in the tent.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (YqDXo)

363 349 POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED'

Pedos in charge, 3000 babies sacrificed a day on the altar of convenience and hedonism, homosexual "marriage" and all the rest... but its Trump that will make God abandon the USA?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (KZzsI)

Kinda depends on which "god" he's referring to. Molech? Baal? That light bringer guy?

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (48RE5)

364 Either Gaetz has done a full turnaround since his war powers resolution vote, and is trying to get back in Trumps good grace.

Or he is triangulating along with the establishment and creating conflict as a diversion.

I can't figure this guy out.

Posted by: Dansgirls at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (V25ON)

365
Kinda like Brave Sir Robin, minus the coconuts...

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (zL/eJ)
Brave Trey Gowdy ran away
He bravely ran away, away
When danger reared it's ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
When trouble came he turned about
And gallantly he chickened out

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (e284m)

366 I don't think anyone on our side, including the President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an investigation that he ran.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)

Some people on our side instinctively mistrusted Mueller, but many others could point to a catalog of misdeeds, questionable promotions, worse prosecutions. Louis Gohmert wrote "Robert Mueller Unmasked". Look for it.
Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (r28kI) and many other commenters:

Remember at the time all the press was "straight shooter" Robert Mueller. After all, he had been the FBI Director for 10 years or something like that. There was no indication that he was a rabid partisan Democrat. Where things got off the rails was when he hired 14 Democrats, or whatever it was, including the Crossfire Hurricane team. It's clear in hindsight that the investigation started not as, "Let's follow the facts wherever they lead us," but as, "What can we nail Drumpf on?" It's clear that to the coup plotters, the Mueller investigation was just a cover for what they were already doing. I'm not sure most people even knew about the coup in those days - remember the Strzock-Page text messages had not been leaked yet.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (jK8Z7)

367 I'm just going to put this out here, and maybe I subconsciously got it from JackStraw (as to whom I claim original fanboy status), but you have to start with Trump having a known known (to him): he didn't do what he was accused of, not remotely. So to "prove" he did, evidence would have to be made up, evidence beyond the "doufussier". Next, Trump wanted to DTS and root out the corruption in D.C., particularly in the DOJ/FBI. To Trump, this was a known unknown -- he didn't know how far the corruption went. So the logical thing is to pull back the aggression and let the enemy exhaust themselves trying to overwhelm him. (Some of us morons who talk WWII may recognize the strategy.) I could go on, but I'll get willowed. PDT may not have game-planned everything, but he certainly grasped the big picture before anyone else did and he knew how to go about hunting the hunters.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (KAi1n)

368 No one wants to see the pictures of Graham down al all fours, wearing a saddle, while a naked John McCain whips him with a riding crop.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (trdmm)
++++++++++++
Speak for yourself!

Posted by: Shep! at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (hYcqw)

369 POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED'
-----------------------

Biden is 50 points ahead. The commies aren't worried at all. See?

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (yokAj)

370 >>No one wants to see the pictures of Graham down al all fours, wearing a saddle, while a naked John McCain whips him with a riding crop.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (trdmm)

Strange. The image is like that of a mantis calmly eating another bug's head. It's really disturbing, but you can't look away. Even though you want to. But can't.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (XzT/D)

371 I saw that Gaetz interview last week I think it was. Wondered how long it was going to take SOMEONE to nail that mealy mouthed SOB Gowdy for what he'd done (or not done, as the case may be).

I saw that thing with Gowdy last night on TuCa and was surprised at how easily Carlson let Gowdy off. He could have and should have nailed Gowdy's RINO hide to the barn for that, because you know damn good and well he knew about what Gaetz had already said about him and that idiot Ryan.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (p0pYQ)

372 298 >>I think you are onto something regarding Sessions.

>>He really thought he was doing the right thing by recusing himself.

>>Maybe it was. That is above my ken.*

I think what gets lost in a lot of the discussion about Sessions is that 1) he was deeply involved in the campaign 2) he was likely spied on 3) he was also targeted for takedown.

As part of the campaign he was both a fact witness and a potential suspect. It would be both illegal and politically insane for him to have remained the overseer of an investigation of himself. It's hard enough to get people to accept that Trump was not colluding. If Sessions had made the call it would have been impossible. Look how they tried to slime Barr over the Mueller report when Barr was a private citizen with no connection to the campaign.

If he had resigned it meant there would have been no AG for some time because you can bet your ass it would have taken quite some time to get one through the Senate. Remember what those hearings were like? There are still many positions not confirmed from over 3 years ago.

So who would have taken over if Sessions had resigned? In the short term anyway, Rod Rosenstein, Trump's pick for Deputy AG.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (ZLI7S)

*****

Got it. Thanks for the reply.

So it sounds like Sessions *had* to recuse himself...which meant his eventual resignation/dismissal was inevitable. It was just a question of when.

Thanks.

Posted by: El Jefe at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (Ae67h)

373 Megan McCain starting to look like she hoarded all the cake for lockdown.
Posted by: Menack at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (buTO7)


Is she expecting or did that end not well (trying to not offend the usual suspects of not being sensitive to someone who hates every fucking one of us)?

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (y7DUB)

374 Early voting and voting by mail (AKA Fraud) There it is, right in Division P

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (VpIIl)

375 I'm getting really fucking tired of Sean Hannity's sudden turnabouts.

I'm sick of him talking up the FBI "99%" with his stupid-fucking pin. Where the fuck were the 99% during all of this? During an attempted overthrow of our duly-elected President? HUH? WHERE, SEAN?

They were collecting their GS-12 six-figure checks and protecting and serving their pensions, that's where.

Fuck them. The entirety of the FBI. They should be disbanded. All we need from them is the HRT and their forensics lab. The rest are fucking useless.

Posted by: YEET at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (6MoD2)

376 If you guys want to see some serious mental illness, check out the top post at Captain Awkward. Good grief.

The main thing that sticks out to me is that it's the same people who endlessly vote for the federal government to have more and more power who are now upset that the reins of government are in Trump's hands...and yet it has occurred to precisely zero of them that perhaps they should vote for power to be concentrated locally to the extent possible.

Unrelated question. What level of weird thumping and jumping and general low-level pain in the chest region associated with lightheadedness and shortness of breath means the person should get evaluated if they're a healthy 37yo who exercises regularly and has no history of issues?

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (rWZ8Y)

377 Congratulations, shit-for-brains...

Did Pope Francis Say God will abandon America if President Donald Trump is re-elected? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to mislead Trump supporters and Republicans into sharing made up stories that are clearly marked as satire when you actually click them. Articles from the site are frequently copied by foreign-run fake news websites. The people liking and sharing these stories are enriching foreign website operators (or a liberal from Maine) via the ad revenue generated with the content which is probably not what they expected or wanted.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (TQ/zJ)

378 >>One thing that did scare me was when they started busting Trump associates not just for campaign related stuff...but dirt from way back, before and unrelated to the campaign.

>>I really thought they would get Trump with something like that.

Not in the scope memo. Conveniently.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (ZLI7S)

379 POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED'



He didn't really say that, did he?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (lwiT4)

380 The democrats knew Russia was a red herring. The republicans believed every word.

I expect massive corruption from democrats. Republican stupidity is the real problem.

Posted by: Mech at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (FPtHm)

381 Posted by: nurse ratched at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (d7Ww2)


I always wondered what it would be like to live under an Anti-Pope.

Of course these days it's not as scary because the Church is so much less powerful and believers few and far between. Especially any in political power.

Still it is weird to have a whiny commie as Pope. Saying all the stupid stuff he says and leading exactly NO ONE to Jesus.

If anything he's driving people away from G-d.

And It's certainly made me even MORE suspicious of the Church. They performed a coup d'etat right before our eyes and no one objected or tried to stop it.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (MF8yO)

382 https://bit.ly/35TXeUq
*******
POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED' - Trump Train
********
The Head Pedo has spoken to God
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (Lrula)


Looks like a "satire" site.

But I thought satire was supposed to be funny.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (hku12)

383 I recall Trump being pretty darned pissed when the special counsel was begun. And pissed before that when Sessions recused.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (r+sAi)

384 It gets better. Prisoner Releases are in Title I;

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (VpIIl)

385 294 https://bit.ly/35TXeUq
*******
POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED' - Trump Train
********

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (Lrula)
-----------------------------------------------
That's bogus.
Did you read the whole thing?
It's satire. Pretty lame, but obviously an attempt at humor.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (M/9m0)

386
What I want to know is, how did Trey Gowdy get

out of the Democrat Gimp Box, and

what happened to his black latex suit?



Posted by: naturalfake at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (CDVfT)

387 How hard were the democrats laughing at McCain for believing the piss dossier?

Posted by: Mech at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (FPtHm)

388 Strange. The image is like that of a mantis calmly
eating another bug's head. It's really disturbing, but you can't look
away. Even though you want to. But can't.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM


Like this? https://youtu.be/xvPk7EXxdUE

Posted by: Bert G at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (OMsf+)

389 352 Megan McCain starting to look like she hoarded all the cake for lockdown.
Posted by: Menack at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (buTO7)

Megs knows Daddy Dearest was dirty, and rather than let it eat her up, well...

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 12, 2020 03:28 PM (48RE5)

390 Mueller had no choice but to write a report that showed no collusion because there was none but to say the report cleared Trump is an overstatement. The report was written in the manner that indicated something could have occurred but we have no conclusive proof that it did.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 12, 2020 03:28 PM (2DOZq)

391 >>If anything he's driving people away from G-d.
Posted by: jakee308 at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (MF8yO)

(Tents fingers).

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:28 PM (XzT/D)

392 TITLE XX. Provision for protecting Illegal Immigrants;

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:28 PM (VpIIl)

393 Looks like a "satire" site.

But I thought satire was supposed to be funny.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (hku12)


Humor is subjective but was really dumb imo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 12, 2020 03:28 PM (y7DUB)

394 390 Mueller had no choice but to write a report that showed no collusion because there was none but to say the report cleared Trump is an overstatement. The report was written in the manner that indicated something could have occurred but we have no conclusive proof that it did.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 12, 2020 03:28 PM (2DOZq)

===========

"Trump could have done something wrong if he had done something wrong."

"Guilty!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 12, 2020 03:29 PM (LvTSG)

395 I said from the beginning that the Left wouldn't stop and that Trump knew it.

So I conjectured he would let them own the narrative (to a point) for 3+ years and give them as much rope as possible - before taking over in the last 6 months before reelection. It's still freaky to actually watch him do it.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 03:29 PM (yokAj)

396 I added this at the end of the last thread without realizing The World Had Moved On, reagrding George interviewing Sundown Joe:

"Gee. George S. seems almost like a real reporter here, bringing up something a (D) candidate would NOT want known, instead of helping said candidate cover up whatever he wants to cover up. What went wrong?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 12, 2020 03:29 PM (rpbg1)

397 Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (TQ/zJ)
GFY

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (Lrula)

398 >>Mueller had no choice but to write a report that showed no collusion because there was none but to say the report cleared Trump is an overstatement.

No, you just want it to.

The Mueller report ended the Russia hoax which is why there was no impeachment over Russia.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (ZLI7S)

399 385 294 https://bit.ly/35TXeUq
*******
POPE FRANCIS : 'GOD WILL ABANDON AMERICA IF TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED' - Trump Train
********

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:12 PM (Lrula)
-----------------------------------------------
That's bogus.
Did you read the whole thing?
It's satire. Pretty lame, but obviously an attempt at humor.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille

problem is,

it's totally believable he would say something like that.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (d7Ww2)

400 Gowdy was a prosecutor.

They all stick together, Stasi-style investigators, Jack-booted thug cops, traitorous G-Men. Their profession is sacrosanct.

Thick as thieves law enforcement officials, they are.

Thin-blue line, my considerable-sized ass.

Lawyers, cops, and politicians. An infection on society, by multiple orders of magnitude greater than Chinese bats.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (7KgjH)

401 332 305 Alcoholic Matt Gaetz?
Posted by: Esenirgneod at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (WgI3h)

Is this known?
Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (Yhl4a)

I find a DUI online. Nothing else:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y79ty9av

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (Yhl4a)

402

Democrats are smart. They demand $3.5T in spending because they know the stupid Republicans will "compromise" and settle for "only" $2T.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (+C1V+)

403 348 ABC is now reporting that according to their unnamed "senior" DoJ leaker, they do not intend to release the unmasking list.

---
That kind of sounds like wishcasting given Trump's apparent enthusiasm for drawing attention to the topic this weekend.
Posted by: Methos at May 12, 2020 03:22 PM (kOpft)

_________________________________

Barr already told Grenell to submit his declassification request in writing so there is a record. They're going to be released. But, Flynn won't be one of the demaskings. He was, already, under investigation and surveillance when he spoke to the Russian Ambassador. IOW...part of the FISA issue (all connected). What will become apparent is that the hundreds of demasking directly relate to the Flynn surveillance and that Rice farmed out her authorization to the IC to demask at their whim. Ugly...real ugly.

Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (0Vb8F)

404 GFY
Good For You!
Thanks, buddy!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (TQ/zJ)

405 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (M/9m0)
*******
Nevermind

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (Lrula)

406 "I don't think anyone on our side, including the
President, really expected Mueller to run the partisan travesty of an
investigation that he ran.


Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:07 PM (jK8Z7)"


That really needs a /sarc tag ... or do you actually mean it ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (cqteU)

407 I saw that thing with Gowdy last night on TuCa and was surprised at how easily Carlson let Gowdy off. He could have and should have nailed Gowdy's RINO hide to the barn for that, because you know damn good and well he knew about what Gaetz had already said about him and that idiot Ryan.
Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at May 12, 2020 03:25 PM (p0pYQ)

I can cut Tucker some slack on that - he got the information out there, that's why we're talking about it here. He asked the questions, and we saw Trey's answers. Too many MSM reporters (like those clowns in the White House Press Pool) think it's their job to do an antagonistic interrogation of anyone they talk to. It isn't.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (trdmm)

408 90 pages of pure Democrat legislative hell. It even includes new "hate crime" legislation and expansion

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na

Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (VpIIl)

409 Baseball Cuck is really "something."

Posted by: sven at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (oRLRa)

410 watching "Big Bang Theory" and wanting to bone Penny
Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2020 03:19 PM (l6b3d)

I thought I was the only one.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (jK8Z7)

411
It's satire. Pretty lame, but obviously an attempt at humor.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (M/9m0)

LOL. Well I just saw the headline posted here and fell for it from that alone. The Left is getting very difficult to satirize.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (yokAj)

412 >>> 344 That's why I only use Jack Chick comics for my theological information.
Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM

Well at least Jack had the handy tract graphics to explain to me how the Pope shot Lincoln. That site is just plain crap, from the same "news" article:

But when the 82-year old's remarks turned to criticism of American President Donald Trump, silence suddenly engulfed the streets like when Melania is gently packed back into her shipping crate for a peaceful evening's rest.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (l6b3d)

413 Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (TQ/zJ)
*******
well If I have to spell it out you are a window licker

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (Lrula)

414 >>Like this? https://youtu.be/xvPk7EXxdUE
Posted by: Bert G at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (OMsf+)

Fucking weird. Once saw a mantis on a tomato bush as a kid. It had a cicada that was still croaking as it was being eaten. Still. Halfway eaten. Still croaking.

Therapy, here comes Zod, aged 10.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (XzT/D)

415 Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:20 PM (hku12)

The KGB used to ask prospects to get them a map of DC, or the DC phone book, something totally legal. When they complied, the KGB would pay the prospect generously.

But now they'd established the principle of trading information for money, so the camel had his nose in the tent.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 12, 2020 03:24 PM (YqDXo)


I can't tell you how many times I've tried that with strippers, but it never seems to work.

I should try harder.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (hku12)

416 408 Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (VpIIl
Yup if we sign this into law the democrats will control the government for the rest of my life.

Posted by: sven at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (oRLRa)

417
Trump is going to have to sign that House bill. The Republican cucks in the Senate who are up for reelection will support it -- it will end up on the president's desk.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (+C1V+)

418 One thing Trump can offer people what no one else can: the opportunity to do something right for the USA that you will be remembered for long after you're dead (and the peace of mind on your deathbed that goes with it). Make your choice: corrupt, deep state hack or patriot who did the right thing?

Posted by: SFGoth at May 12, 2020 03:32 PM (KAi1n)

419 What will become apparent is that the hundreds of demasking directly relate to the Flynn surveillance and that Rice farmed out her authorization to the IC to demask at their whim. Ugly...real ugly.
Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (0Vb8F)

I have thought from the beginning that there were far too many desmaskings for any one person to have done them all. Her authorization had to have been farmed out to multiple users.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:32 PM (trdmm)

420 more from the Dems' "Heroes" act:

Sec. 606. SAFE Banking.
This section would allow cannabis related legitimate businesses, that in many states have remained open during the COVID19 pandemic as essential services, along with their service providers, to access banking services and products, as well as insurance. This section also requires reports to Congress on access to financial services and barriers to marketplace entry for potential and existing minority ownedcannabis related legitimate businesses.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at May 12, 2020 03:32 PM (4a9Vv)

421 No one wants to see the pictures of Graham down al all fours, wearing a saddle, while a naked John McCain whips him with a riding crop.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:21 PM (trdmm)


But it should be published.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 03:32 PM (TAe5w)

422 >>Make your choice: corrupt, deep state hack or patriot who did the right thing?
Posted by: SFGoth at May 12, 2020 03:32 PM (KAi1n)

Profiteer.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:32 PM (XzT/D)

423 All those GOP retirements weren't just to move on to other opportunities. Gowdy retired for a reason, my guess is he was being blackmailed like the rest... or part of the scam.. or both.

Posted by: Inogame at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (+2xjH)

424 404 GFY
Good For You!
Thanks, buddy!
Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 03:30 PM (TQ/zJ)

heh

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (Yhl4a)

425 I can't tell you how many times I've tried that with strippers, but it never seems to work.



I should try harder.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (hku12)

Quit asking for a phone book.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (ufFY8)

426 I find a DUI online. Nothing else:


Dirty Underwear Insects?

Danish Unicycling Idiots?

Dallas Upskirt Information?


Posted by: naturalfake at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (CDVfT)

427 Any one who defends a heretic shows himself to be a heretic, as well.

Posted by: The Grand Inquisitor at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (Wztg5)

428 417 Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (+C1V+)

I don't think so, but if so so be it.
At that point the nation is over, the people will have been convinced they can vote themselves wealth so overtly they will never work full bore again.
We will deserve EVERYTHING we get.

Posted by: sven at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (oRLRa)

429 Oh look its the Ghost of Everything is Happening here to call people names.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 03:34 PM (r+sAi)

430 What does a communist pope know about GOD?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 12, 2020 03:34 PM (o2MD2)

431 >>427 Any one who defends a heretic shows himself to be a heretic, as well. Posted by: The Grand Inquisitor at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (Wztg5)

Well...yeah (consults User Manual). Yep, says right here.

Posted by: Zod at May 12, 2020 03:34 PM (XzT/D)

432


RED NOOD

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (+C1V+)

433 384 It gets better. Prisoner Releases are in Title I;

https://tinyurl.com/y8hv43na
Posted by: Marcus T at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (VpIIl)


"$300 million to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, including for purchasing personal protective equipment and controlling outbreaks of
coronavirus at prisons, with waivers of the local match and non≠supplanting requirements. Public defender funding is also an authorized use of Byrne≠JAG grants. The bill additionally prevents the Department of Justice from preventing these funds from going to sanctuary jurisdictions."

Grrrrrr.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (YqDXo)

434 426 I find a DUI online. Nothing else:

Dirty Underwear Insects?
Danish Unicycling Idiots?
Dallas Upskirt Information?

Posted by: naturalfake at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (CDVfT)

There's a link in the comment.

Posted by: m at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (Yhl4a)

435 Trump is going to have to sign that House bill.

He doesn't "have" to do anything he doesn't want to.

I'm tired of all the excuses.

Posted by: I Have No Party at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (tjRMO)

436 @BrookeSingman

"The Justice Department is confused as to where the idea that we would be releasing this information came from, given that ODNI is the owner of that information, if they want to release it they can do it, that's their call," the DOJ official told Fox News.
@JakeBGibson

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (ZLI7S)

437 Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (+C1V+)

Graham already said it is dead on arrival in senate

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (Lrula)

438 Matt Gaetz was a lawyer in firm in Florida after graduating from Law School in 2007.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (KZzsI)

439 Funny: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/error

Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (ZCiJZ)

440 I can't tell you how many times I've tried that with strippers, but it never seems to work.

I should try harder.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (hku12)

Quit asking for a phone book.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (ufFY


Hold on a sec, lemme right this down.

Then what?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (hku12)

441 303:

"Some people on our side instinctively mistrusted Mueller, but many others could point to a catalog of misdeeds, questionable promotions, worse prosecutions. Louis Gohmert wrote "Robert Mueller Unmasked". Look for it."

Mueller had a filthy history but was a love object within D.C., which speaks pretty ill of that town.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (puu6v)

442 Ghost of Everything is Happening
That sock doesn't ring a bell. How along ago was that? And banhammered??

Posted by: andycanuck at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (TQ/zJ)

443 Irony and satire are very difficult to do effectively these days.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 12, 2020 03:36 PM (MF8yO)

444 Trey is the Ellen Degeneras of Lindsey Graham's.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 12, 2020 03:36 PM (9oAtN)

445 Maine Lobsters are running satirical content farms to own conservatives?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 12, 2020 03:36 PM (p0Y1J)

446 383 I recall Trump being pretty darned pissed when the special counsel was begun. And pissed before that when Sessions recused.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 12, 2020 03:27 PM (r+sAi)

It was the day after Rosenstein (note, Sessions not included) and Mueller had met with him for several hours. Supposedly the reason was for Mueller to lobby for being reappointed FBI Director after Comey had been fired, which is ridiculous. I can't believe Mueller being Special Counsel to get to the bottom of the Russia hoax it didn't come up in the meeting.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 12, 2020 03:36 PM (jK8Z7)

447 Never trust a guy with a goofy haircut.

Posted by: Archer at May 12, 2020 03:36 PM (gmo/4)

448 Yikes. Is Maggie Hassan (D-NH) a trannie?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 03:37 PM (ptqGC)

449 Witch hunts like this are the thing of 2 year boners for prosecutors like Gowdy.

Where they investigate every aspect of your life to find out what you did wrong and you are expected to prove you are innocent of I founded allegations.

These guys are basically highly-paid, megalomaniacal panty-drawer inspecting incels, rifling through their ex-girlfriend's unmentionables drawer look for evidence of another man's semen.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2020 03:37 PM (7KgjH)

450 Trump is going to have to sign that House bill.

Clearly, there is no Senate in the United States of America

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2020 03:38 PM (KZzsI)

451 Has anyone heard from Brother Cavil recently? I know some of the -ettes emailed him ...

Posted by: Adriane the Media Panic Critic ... at May 12, 2020 03:38 PM (LPnfS)

452 423 All those GOP retirements weren't just to move on to other opportunities. Gowdy retired for a reason, my guess is he was being blackmailed like the rest... or part of the scam.. or both.
Posted by: Inogame at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM (+2xjH)

___________________

Ryan is at the pinnacle of his chosen career (politics). Running the House in the majority. Unprecedented power with a GOP House, Senate and President...and he just walks away after refusing to allow subpoenas into the obvious corruption within the Govt. he represents.

It's a pretty good bet that the 10's of thousands of illegal searches in the NSA mega-data for oppo research turned up something on Ryan....He could have remained in that position and continued to do the controller's wishes...or he could just walk away. He walked away...but then returned to Fox, because as they say "I thought I was out, and they brought me back in."

Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 03:38 PM (0Vb8F)

453 437 Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (+C1V+)

Graham already said it is dead on arrival in senate

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (Lrula)


And he's a man of his words.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 03:38 PM (TAe5w)

454 418 One thing Trump can offer people what no one else can: the opportunity to do something right for the USA that you will be remembered for long after you're dead (and the peace of mind on your deathbed that goes with it). Make your choice: corrupt, deep state hack or patriot who did the right thing?
Posted by: SFGoth at May 12, 2020 03:32 PM (KAi1n)

And for some people who aren't too far in, who haven't completely smothered their sense of right and wrong, there might even be a path to redemption.

Saving America will be one of the greatest comeback stories of all time.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 12, 2020 03:39 PM (J+mig)

455 What's discouraging for me is that we have all kinds of leaks from the dums on supposedly secret testimony and no leaks from any repub from the sworn testimony of Brennen or Rice testifying that there was no evidence of collusion. If only one repub had any courage to leak that it would have been the end of it back then.

Posted by: BK at May 12, 2020 03:39 PM (Yiuwe)

456 Hard to believe there are dipshit Gowdy defenders out there still, but it's a good marker.

Posted by: MAGA at May 12, 2020 03:40 PM (bloh/)

457 Trey Gowdy was cute but now he's starting to look like Anderson Cooper

Posted by: vmom here's Gen Flynn's book at May 12, 2020 03:40 PM (G546f)

458 436 @BrookeSingman

"The Justice Department is confused as to where the idea that we would be releasing this information came from, given that ODNI is the owner of that information, if they want to release it they can do it, that's their call," the DOJ official told Fox News.
@JakeBGibson
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (ZLI7S)

________________________

These people are retarded. It's about declassification, of which Barr was designated the final word by Trump. It applies, not just to DOJ material, but material of the IC as well. Barr requested that Grenell present his request for declassification in writing...which he has. It's coming out.

Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 03:41 PM (0Vb8F)

459 Evil Sneaky Lying Thieving Cocksuckers

They would sell your birthrights for a mess of lentils.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 12, 2020 03:41 PM (JFO2v)

460 Has anyone seen Backwards Boy?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 12, 2020 03:43 PM (ptqGC)

461 All those GOP retirements weren't just to move on to other opportunities. Gowdy retired for a reason, my guess is he was being blackmailed like the rest... or part of the scam.. or both.
Posted by: Inogame at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM

Gowdy isn't being blackmailed, I can't believe the number of people who use this worn out movie script rationale..
He doesn't have to fund raise and run for Congress every two years. He is easily making more money bloviating for Fox.

These people either work hard and actually produce something in Congress or they spend the majority of their time fund raising, socializing, kissing up to other members in the House hoping to get plum committee assignments so they can get on television and news media which helps fund raising.

Gowdy's schtick was that he was a former prosecutor and was a successful one at that. Then he got into congress and managed to get nothing done despite spending millions on the Benghazi committee, left Congress, joined a law firm and Fox news, left the law firm to work on Trump's campaign, left that because of "anti lobbying laws" . Now he just blabs expertly on Fox.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 12, 2020 03:44 PM (ymq7G)

462 453 437 Posted by: Soothsayer at May 12, 2020 03:31 PM (+C1V+)

Graham already said it is dead on arrival in senate

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (Lrula)

And he's a man of his words.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2020 03:38 PM (TAe5w)

he's gonna whip it dead.

whip it like a bad, bad, donkey, he will.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2020 03:45 PM (trdmm)

463 I always wondered what it would be like to live under an Anti-Pope.

Of course these days it's not as scary because the Church is so much less powerful and believers few and far between. Especially any in political power.

Still it is weird to have a whiny commie as Pope. Saying all the stupid stuff he says and leading exactly NO ONE to Jesus.

If anything he's driving people away from G-d.

And It's certainly made me even MORE suspicious of the Church. They performed a coup d'etat right before our eyes and no one objected or tried to stop it.
Posted by: jakee308 at May 12, 2020 03:26 PM (MF8yO)

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the Catholic splinter groups like those St. Pius guys doesn't coronate its own Pope and start proclaiming itself the true Church.

Having an out and out heretic (Liberation Theology - the attempt to view Christianity through a Marxian lens - is a recognized heresy) as Pope nullifies the central Church's spiritual authority.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 12, 2020 03:46 PM (J+mig)

464 436 @BrookeSingman

"The Justice Department is confused as to where the idea that we would be releasing this information came from, given that ODNI is the owner of that information, if they want to release it they can do it, that's their call," the DOJ official told Fox News.
@JakeBGibson
Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:35 PM (ZLI7S)

----------

Reason being that only the DoJ can approve the unmasking of American citizens. The other agencies may want to unmask someone in gathered intelligence, but they must have the approval/permission the DoJ.

The reason is that it is illegal as hell to spy on American citizens without a warrant with only certain exceptions granted for individuals plotting attacks on the United States.

Posted by: MAGA at May 12, 2020 03:51 PM (bloh/)

465 BWAHAHAHA

Check out the new 404 error page on the Trump site

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/error

Posted by: vmom here's Gen Flynn's book at May 12, 2020 03:54 PM (G546f)

466 461 All those GOP retirements weren't just to move on to other opportunities. Gowdy retired for a reason, my guess is he was being blackmailed like the rest... or part of the scam.. or both.
Posted by: Inogame at May 12, 2020 03:33 PM

Gowdy isn't being blackmailed, I can't believe the number of people who use this worn out movie script rationale..
He doesn't have to fund raise and run for Congress every two years. He is easily making more money bloviating for Fox...

_____________________________

Fox doesn't pay very much for those spots...What has changed is that in order to do one of those "movie script" blackmail schemes you no longer have to do the leg work. Instead, you have just about everything you need right in front of you (your computer). Or you have a team of Pakastanis downloading the House email records to an outside server. Or you have the Chinese/Korean/Iranian cyber teams dipping into confidential OMB records. Or, you have some script kiddie digging into Banking records. Or you have Fusion GPS digging into the NSA Mega-data inclusive of Echelon collected phone conversations over the last decade. Or you have a bogus FISA case leading to surveillance both electronically and humint.

Do you really think Judge Roberts all of sudden did a 180 on Obamacare without incentive? How do you explain Ryan turning down subpoenas for obvious corruption?

Posted by: Orson at May 12, 2020 03:55 PM (0Vb8F)

467
I think what gets lost in a lot of the discussion about Sessions is that 1) he was deeply involved in the campaign 2) he was likely spied on 3) he was also targeted for takedown.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 12, 2020 03:14 PM (ZLI7S)

Mollie Hemingway wrote how important the leaks were in all the anti-Trump tactics, and with Sessions, the leak of his call/meeting came at a time when everyone was frantic.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 12, 2020 04:09 PM (r28kI)

468 >>>Matt Gaetz was a lawyer in firm in Florida after graduating from Law School in 2007.

So 3 years private sector and the last 10 living off taxpayers? Got it.

Posted by: Esenirgneod at May 12, 2020 04:24 PM (WgI3h)

469 Who's the Andy Cooper impersonator?

Posted by: klaftern at May 12, 2020 04:25 PM (RuIsu)

470 Gowdy dragged Nunes into the interview like a human shield. "Look! Devin Nunes! My Hero!"

Posted by: Super Genius at May 12, 2020 05:39 PM (DGD99)

471 Gowdy can go horse fuck. He's as useless as tits on a boar.

Posted by: butch at May 12, 2020 05:59 PM (hXu8T)

472 Four years ago, Gowdy was threatening to drop all his investigations into Hillary and Benghazi if we ended up choosing Trump as our nominee.

I'd suspected it before then, but that was when he confirmed his true nature to me.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at May 12, 2020 07:03 PM (H3MF8)

473 His blatantly phoney-baloney investigations, which had never amounted to anything, anyway, might I add.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at May 12, 2020 07:05 PM (H3MF8)

474 My only question is "What role is Goody playing?"

Is he a shadow Democrat serving as a tough prosecutor on committees only to stab his constituents in the back with oleaginous arguments defending Deep State malfeasance? Is he a Republican/Deep State double agent?
Or are his remarks intended to frame his ambition to rake in more TV money by splitting the difference between the putsch conspirators and Conservative America? Is it simply greed in other words?
In either case, he is NOT someone I would trust with my grandchildren's piggy bank or the future of our country.

Posted by: Kurtz at May 12, 2020 07:17 PM (h+6I8)

475 I hesitate to admit, the general idea eluded me, of Debbie Wasserman Schulz's DNC in fact fake-Watergate-ing itself from the beginning. Now with the "CrowdStrike" fella's testimony that's pretty clear of course. It was feasible the building just had terrible cybersecurity; if you'd told me, "Nah, really what happened is these designer-cupcake, Instagram-addicted, alumni-magazine feeb yuppies singing 'Hamilton' songs to each other are, rather, acting out like jilted Youtubers trying to hoax-smear an e-rival..." Well, I did catch about 5 min of "The Adventure of Silver Blaze" on Turner Classics once before dozing off but only because it said Ian Fleming was in it & I thought, whaaaaa

But this entire shaggy-dog cable TV story about international haxoring events & pseudo-events -- sadly including the IT guy getting shot in northwest D.C., you know that made for an acceptable distraction from hilarious tales of 1.21 gigawatt file transfers and incompetent John Podesta's spam filter -- has been the U.S. political party equivalent of drawing a backwards symbol on one's face in the SFO bathroom. A pitiful display of cowardice, you know, pretty typical actually

Posted by: H.L. Mackin' at May 12, 2020 07:19 PM (0S7ZP)

476 Never trusted him or liked him since he put Ryan in as speaker of the house. I knew he was a phony at that point. Daniel Webster of Florida was ignored for the job and we know why.

Posted by: Susan at May 12, 2020 08:26 PM (gL8pF)

477 What kind of guy who's name was trey wouldn't have it legally changed by the time he was 19? Unless of course he just wants everyone to assume he's sombodies bitchForHire?

Posted by: Getsome at May 12, 2020 10:56 PM (BRVK0)

478 There are 3 kinds of politicians in the USA: corrupt Democrats, incompetent Republicans, and Donald Trump. KAG 2020!

Posted by: D3F1ANT at May 12, 2020 11:51 PM (28Tda)

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