Senate Confirms John Ratcliffe as New Director of National Intelligence

A friend says, "Boy, it looks like Senators were really eager to get Ric Grennel out of his job as acting DNI."

Ratcliffe should be okay, though he has very big shoes to fill.

Related: Send this video to every conservative you know.

It is, and I say this non-ironically, straight fire.

Enough is fucking enough.

281 I transcribed it for those who can't watch:

Carlson: Do you know anybody who trusts the government anymore?
There's a reason for that.
And by the way, it's not just Democrats you should blame. The vast majority of the Russian collusion investigated happened during the first two years of this administration. Who ran the government then?
At the time, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and every single committee by definition. They had the power to expose this hoax and shut it down, but the did not. Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell and Richard Burr and so many other of the useless Senate Republicans. Total phonies. They didn't really do anything.

(moves to a supercut)
Newsreader 1: Richard Burr is calling Don Trump Jr. back.
Newsreader 2: Richard Burr - who's well-respected - he doesn't want to be lied to. He wants get to the bottom of what happened.
Newsreader 3: Republican Richard Burr had served the President's son with a subpoena.
Newsreader 1: Can you explain why the Republicans would want to do that?
Newsreader 4: Gowdy disputes Trump's "spy" claim

Dan Bongino: I think Gowdy's appearance was disgraceful. According to Gowdy, the FBI ran it by the book, how the Americans wanted them to run the investigation. Really? Give me a break.

Newsreader 5 (to Gowdy) : You said, "I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what Americans would want them to do ..."
Newsreader 6 (to Gowdy) : There was no "spy." Have you seen any evidence of that?
Gowdy (to the press) : I have not. I think you would want the FBI to find out if there was any validity to what those people were saying.

Gowdy (to the press) : I think the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do.
Gowdy (to the press) : The FBI did exactly what we would want them to do.

Gaetz (to the press) : The number one question I get asked by Americans is "why has no one gone to jail and been held accountable?" It was Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy that wouldn't give us that subpoena power. We didn't send out a single subpoena. Not one.

Graham (to Hannity) : I supported the Mueller investigation because I didn't know.
Hannity: Senator, we're talking about a shredding of constitutional law, due process, that we would ever have.

Graham (in session, to Wray) : So you say that Mueller's "a good guy," right?
Wray: That is my experience, yes.
Graham: And you will do anything necessary to protect him from being, uh, interfered with?"
Wray: Absolutely.

Hannity (to Graham) : Where's Director Wray, though? I've got a lot of people yelling at me, telling me he's not doing his job.

Graham (to the press) : Somebody that every American should trust, Mr. Mueller ...
McConnell (to the press) : Bob Mueller was an ... excellent appointment. He will go wherever the facts lead him. He has great credibility.

Bartiromo (to Graham) : People want you to move on this, Senator. Are you going to do it?
Graham: Yeah, but I told you and I'll tell you again ...

Carlson: Total phonies. They tell you they're representing you, but don't. Explain why they didn't really do anything to stop the derailment of America while it was in progress."
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1 Nooded.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 21, 2020 02:02 PM (1vIuC)

2 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:02 PM (LvTSG)

3 TOP FIVE

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:02 PM (nw6Hr)

4 Pfftt

Posted by: Some old pilot who knew the cuts at May 21, 2020 02:03 PM (eF1II)

5 I'm still waiting for Ratliffe to pull off the Grennel mask.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:03 PM (LvTSG)

6 If they think Ratcliff is going to be less bad than Grennel, that makes me like Grennel even more.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:03 PM (hYcqw)

7 Bingo!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 02:03 PM (EUWQM)

8 Made possible because Burr is a moron who made making money more of a priority than being a decent human being.

I guess we should thank him for that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:04 PM (LvTSG)

9 I'm hoping Ratcliffe does much better than my former congress critter Dan TurnCoats *spit*

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 21, 2020 02:04 PM (1vIuC)

10 Test

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 02:05 PM (E+OcO)

11 Thanks. My blood pressure wasn't high enough already.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 02:05 PM (+b1ew)

12 6 If they think Ratcliff is going to be less bad than Grennel, that makes me like Grennel even more.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:03 PM (hYcqw)

Do we need to be worried about Ratcliffe? Gowdy Doody talked a great game himself for a spell, didn't he?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 02:05 PM (iuFgi)

13 Has Grenell already passed the baton magic satchel for declassified documentation transfer to Ratliffe yet?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:05 PM (bDqIh)

14 seriously watch that vid

Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:05 PM (PbpT7)

15 Dick Burr shot Ratliffe down the 1st time PDT Nominated him, He wanted nothing to do with Ratliffe & PDT renominated him & Dick Burr is now toast

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (M41By)

16 Great vid. Just frustratingly anger inducing.

Again, asking the foxes to investigate how they themselves got into the henhouse.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (+b1ew)

17

Please to explain in small words and few sentences for those of us without enough bandwidth for usable video...

Posted by: Ped Xing at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (Re9MM)

18 I watched the vid. The swamp. It is real. And deadly.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (zr5Kq)

19 Do we need to be worried about Ratcliffe? Gowdy Doody talked a great game himself for a spell, didn't he?
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 02:05 PM (iuFgi)
++++++++++++++
I have no idea. Grennel was looking good. And it got the Senate off it's ass to actually bother confirming one of Trump's nominees. It makes me worry. Not that Ratcliff is dirty, but that he might be less competent and vicious than Grennel and that this is why the Senate gambled on it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (hYcqw)

20 They went to the mattresses to keep Ratcliffe out of the job last year, and it worked. Or did it? Could it be Trump knows what he's doing?

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (ja/kn)

21 Can we move Grenell to somewhere better than German Ambassador. Like Secretary of Deleting the Swamp?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (AFSld)

22 Gee, what a real useless slimeball Gowdy turned out to be.

I said it when he resigned- there has to be more to it than the "I want to spend more time with my family" dodge.

I am waiting for the other shoe to drop on him. There's a reason the administration didn't want him around.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (VpIIl)

23 18 I watched the vid. The swamp. It is real. And deadly.
Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (zr5Kq)

========

It did kill William Henry Harrison.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (LvTSG)

24 top 20

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (pw+jk)

25 I was skeptical but the video is a very good one. In a year we can edit Barr into it.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (li+1I)

26 it's like dealing with the mob.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (zr5Kq)

27
It aint Left/Right

It aint Republican / Democrat


It IS establishment / real people.



Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (nw6Hr)

28 17

Please to explain in small words and few sentences for those of us without enough bandwidth for usable video...
Posted by: Ped Xing at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (Re9MM

Kabuki theatre.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (+b1ew)

29 I watched the vid. The swamp. It is real. And deadly.
Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (zr5Kq)

========

It did kill William Henry Harrison.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


Smarty pants.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (zr5Kq)

30 they're all crooks. Hillary Clinton is right, they should all be hanged

Posted by: x at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (nFwvY)

31 I haven't forgotten you and your little pudding cup picture, Mr. Spades.

Posted by: Norah O'Donnell at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (sWM8x)

32 Can we move Grenell to somewhere better than German Ambassador. Like Secretary of Deleting the Swamp?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (AFSld)
++++++++++
I hope there is some powerful position not in an agency for him - a "have gun, will travel" stalking horse position.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (hYcqw)

33
Oh... and....

What Mom lets their kid get named Dick Burr ???

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (nw6Hr)

34 Wow.

Thank God Graham and McConnell are up for re-election this cycle, and Gowdy is gone.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (puu6v)

35 I want a full audit of every member of congress. How much they get from foreign governments, how much their family members get from campaign contributions, and how much they get from insider trading.

We have a right to know who is paying off our employees, so they do not do the job we are paying them for.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (Hcsoi)

36 And Teddy Boy Cruz. Don't be fooled!

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (li+1I)

37 34 Wow.

Thank God Graham and McConnell are up for re-election this cycle, and Gowdy is gone.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (puu6v)

========

They will both win easily.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (LvTSG)

38 Grenell set a high standard. Hopefully Ratliff can maintain or accelerate the output.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (zUdXR)

39 Trey Gowdy: all hat, no horse.

Posted by: Flyover, tired of fecklessGOPe theatre at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (Rbu5d)

40 >>>I hope there is some powerful position not in an agency for him - a "have gun, will travel" stalking horse position.


Every presser starts at high noon.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (AFSld)

41 There is barely a starting NFL lineup worth of people in DC who should not be swinging.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (n3rqa)

42 the Swamp? nuke it from orbit

Posted by: brak at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (cG+eD)

43 So not only were "conservative" pundits full of shit back stabbers, most all of our "conservative" politicians were full of shit back stabbers.

This is my shocked face.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (pw+jk)

44 I want a full audit of every member of congress. How much they get from foreign governments, how much their family members get from campaign contributions, and how much they get from insider trading.

We have a right to know who is paying off our employees, so they do not do the job we are paying them for.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (Hcsoi)
++++++++++++
Good start. All financials for all elected officials and their families should be open-book. Stock transactions. PAC activity. Personal bank accounts. Assets. Holdings. Trading.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (hYcqw)

45 32 Can we move Grenell to somewhere better than German Ambassador. Like Secretary of Deleting the Swamp?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (AFSld)
++++++++++
I hope there is some powerful position not in an agency for him - a "have gun, will travel" stalking horse position.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (hYcqw)

Isn't there an Inspector General position open?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (NgKpN)

46 Also interesting that Congress itself has become twitter addicted. As if tweeting about something is now equal to doing something about it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (+b1ew)

47 Ok Ratcliffe, we're watching.

Clean fucking house

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (l4C/z)

48 >>>And Teddy Boy Cruz. Don't be fooled!


I hate saying it, but I think Cruz is just a slightly more conservative Gowdy.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (AFSld)

49 Can we hide Nancy Pelosi on her freezer shelf next to the ice cream, put Grenell in a dress and make him speaker?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (VpIIl)

50 Remember: Each and every video clip there is after December 2017.

After every Obama administration personal testified they saw no collusion
After Crowdstrike testified they had no proof Russia hacked the DNC server

ALL of their testimony was known in full to:
Gowdy
Ryan
Graham
McConnell

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (aO8Gd)

51 the proverbial "THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE"

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (FZYNt)

52 Grenell essentially cleared the deck for Ratcliff, right?

The NSC has been vastly reduced in size (after Obama grew it 400+%), re-organized, and gotten back to its original purpose. Also, took over daily briefings of POTUS and POTUS candidates from FBI.

Not that there's no work left to do, but Grenell did the big stuff for him and took the heat.

#Winning

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (bDqIh)

53 Can we move Grenell to somewhere better than German Ambassador. Like Secretary of Deleting the Swamp?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (AFSld)


The derp state has to be shitting their pants about where his next landing site is.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (y7DUB)

54 @41...please spare Howie Kendrick and Max Scherzer.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (ja/kn)

55 As I said last thread, I think that this was Grennell's job. Make the Senate want to confirm Ratcliffe in a hurry.

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (Eicbe)

56 Rage Headache: Activated

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (ptqGC)

57 "Rattlesnakes don't commit suicide."

Posted by: Line from some movie I saw long ago at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (ldmQR)

58 Trey Gowdy: all hat, no horse.

Posted by: Flyover, tired of fecklessGOPe theatre at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (Rbu5d)


He should wear a hat to cover that goofy hair

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (3ki8c)

59 45
Isn't there an Inspector General position open?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (NgKpN)

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Why would you want to place him in a useless position like that?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (LvTSG)

60 Oh... and....



What Mom lets their kid get named Dick Burr ???

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (nw6Hr)

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I went to high school with a Richard Head. He was a big crazy ginger SOB, nobody called him Dick.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (pw+jk)

61 "37 34 Wow.

Thank God Graham and McConnell are up for re-election this cycle, and Gowdy is gone.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (puu6v)

========

They will both win easily."

But they have to behave.

McConnell always has a somewhat tight race, too.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (puu6v)

62 Tucker, pinning tails on the donkeys.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (eF1II)

63 They didn't stop it [eyes narrow] ...because they're in on it.

Posted by: Flyover, tired of fecklessGOPe theatre at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (Rbu5d)

64 I promise the American people, right here on Fox News, that as soon as my good friend Director Ratcliffe unpacks his coffee mug in his new office that I will be asking him to come testify to my committee to give assurance to the American people that he will not be recklessly declassifying sensitive documents in a way that might prejudice the important investigation of US Attorney John Durham or cause difficulties with our foreign allies.

The American people want to know that we are holding not just our opponents, but our friends too, to the highest standards of fairness and of safeguarding the nation's secrets.

Posted by: Lindsey Graham at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (lExK6)

65 Well, at least Trey Gowdy doesn't have doggie-do on his shoes.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi, Leader of the Free World at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (sWM8x)

66 It is nice to see Gowdy being called out for the lying piece of shit that he is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (Kpl3J)

67 I've liked Grennell ever since his work as a fiery spokesman for Romney's fake presidential campaign of 2012. I was annoyed at the time when Romney fired him, but now I feel like it worked out better this way. He's not beholden to the likes of Romney in any way now.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (H3MF8)

68 Seriously, look back and ask yourself if you ever thought someone like Gowdy was a true blue conservative get to the bottom of things firebrand. I know people did because at one time *I* did.

So... who is fooling you now?

Hint:
Barr
Cruz

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (li+1I)

69 Now I want Grenell taking Wray's job.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (ptqGC)

70 Good start. All financials for all elected officials and their families should be open-book. Stock transactions. PAC activity. Personal bank accounts. Assets. Holdings. Trading.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (hYcqw)

Stock transaction for Congress and Staff were supposed to be reported under the law where they made insider trading illegal for them.

But instead of the online database that was supposed to be publicly available, they now report to a basement location of Congress, where its kept on HARD COPY.

And there is no real process in place to ensure that the reporting is actually done at all.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (NgKpN)

71 I went to high school with a Richard Head. He was a big crazy ginger SOB, nobody called him Dick.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious

My Dad made sure nobody fucked with me either

Posted by: Sue at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (FZYNt)

72 >>>64 I promise the American people, right here on Fox News, that as soon as my good friend Director Ratcliffe unpacks his coffee mug in his new office that I will be asking him to come testify to my committee to give assurance to the American people that he will not be recklessly declassifying sensitive documents in a way that might prejudice the important investigation of US Attorney John Durham or cause difficulties with our foreign allies.

The American people want to know that we are holding not just our opponents, but our friends too, to the highest standards of fairness and of safeguarding the nation's secrets.
Posted by: Lindsey Graham

this is basically real.

Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (PbpT7)

73 >>>The derp state has to be shitting their pants about where his next landing site is.



Oooo.. FBI Director!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (AFSld)

74 Amazing how quickly this happened considering how long confirmation fights have usually been taking.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (A5zUN)

75 Can we move Grenell to somewhere better than German Ambassador. Like Secretary of Deleting the Swamp?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (AFSld)

Secretary of Balls Deep In These Mofos And Making Them Beg For Mercy.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (cMznW)

76 Trump should fire Wray and make Grenell FBI Director. After he cleans that up and Trump is done, he should run for POTUS- I would vote for him.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (VpIIl)

77 Wow holy cow- corrupt deep state rinos exist?! Why didn't anyone tell me?

Posted by: Living under a rock at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (xDMIu)

78 >>Can we move Grenell to somewhere better than German Ambassador. Like Secretary of Deleting the Swamp?


KAACB Czar

*Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (bDqIh)

79 We need to put DC out of business.

These assholes should be sleeping in a dormitorium and eating Fish Sticks in the Cafeteria for 3 months every 2 years.

We need to put an end to the Lifestyle of Politics.

Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (n3rqa)

80 61 "37 34 Wow.

Thank God Graham and McConnell are up for re-election this cycle, and Gowdy is gone.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (puu6v)

========

They will both win easily."

But theyhave to behave.

McConnell always has a somewhat tight race, too.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (puu6v)



A sad truth.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (eF1II)

81
"Rattlesnakes don't commit suicide."

Posted by: Line from some movie I saw long ago at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (ldmQR)

Only because the noose keeps slipping off.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (li+1I)

82 27
It aint Left/Right

It aint Republican / Democrat


It IS establishment / real people.



Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (nw6Hr)


It's American vs. Globalist/anti-American

Oh, and we're the only Americans left. The Democrats and Progda went over to the Globalist side many years ago.

Many Karens are simply too dumb to know the difference.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (sy5kK)

83 Related: Send this video to every conservative you know.

It is, and I say this non-ironically, straight fire.

Enough is fucking enough.

FINALLY. Enough of this bullshit. MUST WATCH
pic.twitter.com/MyXF8ReyNS


Can someone explain/transcribe/describe what these twitter videos depict, for those of us who can't see them?

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (N9G0H)

84 I've liked Grennell ever since his work as a fiery spokesman for Romney's fake presidential campaign of 2012. I was annoyed at the time when Romney fired him, but now I feel like it worked out better this way. He's not beholden to the likes of Romney in any way now.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (H3MF
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Maybe Romney fired him because he wasn't "with the program" (e.g., a lily-livered, weak-spined swamp creature)?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (hYcqw)

85 In Washington, it takes two to lie:
The Democrats and Republicans who let them

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (aO8Gd)

86 Ric Grennell - has anyone in government ever accomplished so much in so short a time? Well done, Gay Honey Badger. I'm gonna miss ya.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (+7yf7)

87 >>>
*Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum


This,

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (AFSld)

88 What Mom lets their kid get named Dick Burr ???

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (nw6Hr)
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Dick burr?

He should beat it against the pavement or soak it in a rain barrel overnight.

Cornpop knew that shit!

Posted by: Joe Sundown at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (Eicbe)

89 35...
We have a right to know who is paying off our employees, so they do not do the job we are paying them for.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (Hcsoi)

I want to know who has benefitted from the secret congressional payout fund. You know, the one that pays victims to go away and shut up.

Posted by: Flyover, tired of fecklessGOPe theatre at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (Rbu5d)

90 Sidebar: someone needs to shop Tom Nichols head onto that Faith comic panel Ace posted the other day.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (H5knJ)

91 I wonder how many of the Deep State swamp creatures have used the American taxpayers to cover up sexual harassment claims?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (ptqGC)

92 I watched the video.

*thunderous applause*

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 02:14 PM (XxJt1)

93 >>78
>>Can we move Grenell to somewhere better than German Ambassador. Like Secretary of Deleting the Swamp?

Minister of Internal Security.

Posted by: Zod at May 21, 2020 02:14 PM (qXNVo)

94 Please to explain in small words and few sentences for those of us without enough bandwidth for usable video...
Posted by: Ped Xing at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (Re9MM



Useless/feckless/corrupt GOP leaders doing nothing to oppose the Deep State plot to depose Trump. Gowdy, McConnell, Graham, Burr, et al. They even went so far as to publicly assure us rubes that the investigation was on the up and up and being done "by the book." Top. Men.

Their bullshit comments have aged very poorly now that we now how Obama, Biden, Hillary, Rice, and others at the top orchestrated the entire shitshow, and that it was carried out by apparatchiks who remained loyal to the outgoing regime as they plotted to destroy Trump.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 02:14 PM (guGkK)

95 Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (pw+jk)
********
MY friends Mom went to school with a guy nmaed Richard Liker

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 02:14 PM (M41By)

96 As soon as he is sworn in, Ratcliffe needs to get to the bottom of how the whistleblower form was changed to allow hearsay allegations and what the participation of the ICIG office was, with the Schiff committee staff, in manufacturing the impeachment.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 21, 2020 02:14 PM (5t7Yo)

97
Yertle got a pretty little mouth . . .

Posted by: Sphynx at May 21, 2020 02:14 PM (rXie1)

98 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 21, 2020 02:15 PM (Zz0t1)

99
Can someone explain/transcribe/describe what these twitter videos depict, for those of us who can't see them?
Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (N9G0H)


Pointing out the Kabuki Theatre going on.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 02:15 PM (+b1ew)

100 Czar of Public Official Prosecution Grenell.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 21, 2020 02:15 PM (pw+jk)

101 Wasn't Ratcliff one of the people Trump lauded in his post-Mueller 'exoneration' celebration press conference, along with Nunes, Jordan, and Meadows? Think that's why he was originally torpedoed when his name was mentioned as the likely nominee.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:15 PM (bDqIh)

102 RINO's and NeverTrumpers can DIAF.

Fuck you and the horses you rode in on.

To the GLUE factory with ALL of you.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 21, 2020 02:15 PM (Zz0t1)

103 Gowdy has had three distinct hair styles over the span of his spotlight, that I can recall, before I quit noticing. Women changing hairstyles like socks...whatever. But that says something about a man.

Posted by: Citizen at May 21, 2020 02:15 PM (ldmQR)

104 LAST!!!

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 21, 2020 02:15 PM (FZYNt)

105 91 I wonder how many of the Deep State swamp creatures have used the American taxpayers to cover up sexual harassment claims?
Posted by: Jane D'oh
======================

Those payoffs need to be made public.

Posted by: Guzalot at May 21, 2020 02:15 PM (Rz36l)

106 >>Well done, Gay Honey Badger. I'm gonna miss ya. Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (+7yf7)

"You will resign in disgrace. Or I will gaymake you."

Posted by: Zod at May 21, 2020 02:15 PM (qXNVo)

107 I wonder how many of the Deep State swamp creatures have used the American taxpayers to cover up sexual harassment claims?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (ptqGC)
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My guess? 25%-75% of those in executive management or elected positions.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (hYcqw)

108 Opening financials violates their privacy; However, their is no reason to pay them any more than subsistence salary and no reason to provide them insurance and no reason that they should not be held to the same laws we are.

Follow those things and we will have citizen government again.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (eF1II)

109 44 I want a full audit of every member of congress. How much they get from foreign governments, how much their family members get from campaign contributions, and how much they get from insider trading.

We have a right to know who is paying off our employees, so they do not do the job we are paying them for.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (Hcsoi)
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Good start. All financials for all elected officials and their families should be open-book. Stock transactions. PAC activity. Personal bank accounts. Assets. Holdings. Trading.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (hYcqw)
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Auditing the Fed would be a good idea as well. God willing if Trump is re-elected I hope we see him become unleashed.

Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (Alp4m)

110 How long will it take Biden to claim this is misinterpreted and taken out of context?

From his campaign website:
Firmly reject the BDS movement, which singles out Israel - home to millions of Jews - and too often veers into anti-Semitism, while letting Palestinians off the hook for their choices.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (dNzKv)

111 Can someone explain/transcribe/describe what these twitter videos depict, for those of us who can't see them?
Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (N9G0H)

Tucker explaining that the Repubs had BOTH houses of Congress for the first 2 years of the Trump administration.

And they let the Russian crap happened. Gave cover to all the conspirators.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (NgKpN)

112 Make Grennell FBI director.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (rXie1)

113 109 Auditing the Fed would be a good idea as well. God willing if Trump is re-elected I hope we see him become unleashed.
Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (Alp4m)

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Like Isengard, except less evil.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (LvTSG)

114 19 Do we need to be worried about Ratcliffe? Gowdy Doody talked a great game himself for a spell, didn't he?
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 02:05 PM (iuFgi)
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I have no idea. Grennel was looking good. And it got the Senate off it's ass to actually bother confirming one of Trump's nominees. It makes me worry. Not that Ratcliff is dirty, but that he might be less competent and vicious than Grennel and that this is why the Senate gambled on it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (hYcqw)

This whole game has been hilarious to watch, on THIS one Trump really did outsmart McConnell and the Rino's in the Senate. Radcliffe was originally nominated a year ago, I think, but the Senate let Trump know that they weren't going to approve him, since he had no "intelligence experience." In truth, they were scared that Radcliffe was going to do what Grenell has been doing. So, Radcliffe withdrew, and Trump said "Ok, then how do you like this?" and he was able to put Grenell in with no Senate approval at all, because tricky temp assignment rules.

And THEN Grenell started doing everything they were scared Radcliffe would do, and worse! So Trump said "hey, you wanna give Radcliff another look, or you want Grenell for a few more months?" And today we see the results of that.

I know the reason I trust Radcliffe is that in this Congress, he's one of Louie Gohmert's closest personal friends. That's the main reason the Senate hated him so much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (Kpl3J)

115 I'm told Trey Gowdy is like 5'4", which is why he has that gay peak on his hair. Trying to add an optical inch.

Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (PbpT7)

116 What are the chances that anyone is going to rock the boat before election ?

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (zr5Kq)

117 107 I wonder how many of the Deep State swamp creatures have used the American taxpayers to cover up sexual harassment claims?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 21, 2020 02:13 PM (ptqGC)


Any payoffs using government (our) money should be public information.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (eF1II)

118 116 What are the chances that anyone is going to rock the boat before election ?
Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (zr5Kq)

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100%. Trump will do the rocking.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (LvTSG)

119 Make Grennell FBI director.
Posted by: Sphynx at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (rXie1)


Acting.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (zr5Kq)

120 IG for OMB or other $ related agency would make them pay attention.

Posted by: A lotta nerve at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (JdcHc)

121 100%. Trump will do the rocking.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

guess again

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:18 PM (zr5Kq)

122 I went to high school with a Richard Head. He was a big crazy ginger SOB, nobody called him Dick.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 21, 2020 02:10 PM (pw+jk)


I knew a Mike Hunt. Don't know why he went with his middle name Walter.

Posted by: clutch cargo at May 21, 2020 02:18 PM (8B6Ng)

123 There is a difference between Grenell and Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe has already seen the vast majority of items that had been requested by committee (and never received). He knows what is the linchpin better than just about everyone out there. Grenell was very active in the last few weeks, likely because he needed to educate himself on what it was all about prior to that. That's a pretty steep learning curve to overcome. Ratcliffe doesn't have to do that...he KNOWS already.

I predict a much faster release of classified documents...and I predict targeted purpose for each. If Nunes does an interview today, watch is demeanor. If he has that Chestshire Cat look....well, then...popcorn.

Posted by: Orson at May 21, 2020 02:18 PM (W95WB)

124 Auditing the Fed would be a good idea as well. God willing if Trump is re-elected I hope we see him become unleashed.
Posted by: Augustine

Transmit to Vladimir - this is my last election, after it I will have more flexibility - I WILL BREAK YOU

Posted by: President Orange at May 21, 2020 02:18 PM (FZYNt)

125 115 I'm told Trey Gowdy is like 5'4", which is why he has that gay peak on his hair. Trying to add an optical inch.
Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (PbpT7


That explains so many things.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 02:18 PM (+b1ew)

126 Don't get your hopes up.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:18 PM (zr5Kq)

127 Can we move Grenell to somewhere better than German Ambassador. Like Secretary of Deleting the Swamp?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (AFSld)
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I hope there is some powerful position not in an agency for him - a "have gun, will travel" stalking horse position.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:07 PM (hYcqw)





Executioner without portfolio.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 02:18 PM (EUWQM)

128 Without question Every. Single. Member. Of. Congress. Is. Corrupt.

Some less than others, but y'all know the drill.

That's why there is zero interest in sending "people" to jail. Those "people" are Republicans as well as Democrats. Who's gonna' rat out the others in the massive criminal enterprise that is our government?

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Not Masked and Hearding Cats at May 21, 2020 02:19 PM (3H9h1)

129 93 >>78
>>Can we move Grenell to somewhere better than German Ambassador. Like Secretary of Deleting the Swamp?

Minister of Internal Security.
Posted by: Zod at May 21, 2020 02:14 PM (qXNVo)

That would be Secretary of Homeland Security.

Already gotz one.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:19 PM (NgKpN)

130 I hope PDT sent Mutt Rombley a text when he hired Grennell:

"Dear Mutt, I only ever heard of this guy because he worked for you, and since you fired him I figured he had to be good, so I hired him. Always remember, that makes you directly responsible for all the Deep State-exposing he's about to do. Have a nice day." - The Donald

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 02:19 PM (+7yf7)

131 I liked to see Grenell bang the current White House Press Secretary and then kidnap their kids for future wars and such.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:19 PM (uJwgo)

132 Gowdy Doody talked a great game himself for a spell, didn't he?
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 02:05 PM (iuFgi)

Gowdy Doody. Hahahahahah......

Fits perfectly.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2020 02:19 PM (Z+IKu)

133 79 We need to put DC out of business.

These assholes should be sleeping in a dormitorium and eating Fish Sticks in the Cafeteria for 3 months every 2 years.

We need to put an end to the Lifestyle of Politics.
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (n3rqa)

I've said for a long time that heating and air conditioning should be outlawed in DC. Maybe even electric fans. Heck, do away with electricity, phones, and natural gas. Maybe they can run the place on the emanations from the congressional bloviating.

Posted by: Flyover, tired of being tired of these people at May 21, 2020 02:20 PM (Rbu5d)

134 I know the reason I trust Radcliffe is that in this Congress, he's one of Louie Gohmert's closest personal friends. That's the main reason the Senate hated him so much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (Kpl3J)


Good endorsement

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:20 PM (eF1II)

135 >>Minister of Internal Security.

Posted by: Zod at May 21, 2020 02:14 PM (qXNVo)



That would be Secretary of Homeland Security. Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:19 PM (NgKpN)

Not as Zod envisions the office and its domain...

Posted by: Zod at May 21, 2020 02:20 PM (qXNVo)

136 We will know pretty quickly if Ratcliffe has the minerals or if he's a typical Bush World, Texas GOPe button man.


Grenell showed what a highly motivated truth seeker can accomplish in a limited amount of time.


Tick Tock AG Barr, Tick Tock.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 21, 2020 02:20 PM (T+XCu)

137 69
Now I want Grenell taking Wray's job.


Grenell is Trump's janissary. We need such a position in the Federal government.

Posted by: pep at May 21, 2020 02:20 PM (T6t7i)

138 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (Kpl3J)

Dunno. Trump bumbles his way through everything, never plans, talks without thinking, and occasionally gets lucky so this was probably just luck.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (li+1I)

139 I have no idea. Grennel was looking good. And it got the Senate off it's ass to actually bother confirming one of Trump's nominees. It makes me worry. Not that Ratcliff is dirty, but that he might be less competent and vicious than Grennel and that this is why the Senate gambled on it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:06 PM (hYcqw)
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Who actually knows for sure. I speculate they know Ratcliffe better than Grennel, so it could be "the devil you know, vs. the devil you don't know."

I hope to God Ratcliffe is version 2.0 of Grennel. Our country can't handle someone with Grennel's skill and ability being taken out, without being replaced by a similarly driven patriot.

We cannot handle another Deep Stater, which I think Ratcliffe is not.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (sy5kK)

140 134 I know the reason I trust Radcliffe is that in this Congress, he's one of Louie Gohmert's closest personal friends. That's the main reason the Senate hated him so much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (Kpl3J)


Good endorsement
Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:20 PM (eF1II)

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Do they go to the opera together like Scalia and RBG did?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (LvTSG)

141 128 Without question Every. Single. Member. Of. Congress. Is. Corrupt.

Some less than others, but y'all know the drill.

That's why there is zero interest in sending "people" to jail. Those "people" are Republicans as well as Democrats. Who's gonna' rat out the others in the massive criminal enterprise that is our government?
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Not Masked and Hearding Cats at May 21, 2020 02:19 PM (3H9h1)
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Michael Malice was talking with Dave Smith about this on his latest podcast. He is irritated to no end that some establishment GOP are trying to co-opt the taking the red pill meme to mean that you should vote GOP no matter what.

Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (Alp4m)

142 Of course DC is full of crooks. There are trillions of dollars up for grabs.

Posted by: davidt at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (l3+k2)

143 @93

I meant applause for the video, not for my having watched it.


As for Gowdy, I wouldn't have given that greasy-haired wimp a second glance.

Posted by: creeper at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (XxJt1)

144

Active shooter at NAS Corpus Christi...

Posted by: Late to the Party at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (Re9MM)

145 Can someone explain/transcribe/describe what these twitter videos depict, for those of us who can't see them?
Posted by: zombie

a bunch of shitheels lying through their fucking soon to be missing teeth

Posted by: x at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (nFwvY)

146 BAM

The Demrats are shit. This is a known quantity.


These people are supposed to be on MY side.


The Swamp is made up of both transparent Leftists and Fifth Column - CryptoLeftists.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (pnfZk)

147 Anything to get rid of Grinell!

Posted by: [D]'s at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (u/mHG)

148 >>Wasn't Ratcliff one of the people Trump lauded in his post-Mueller 'exoneration' celebration press conference, along with Nunes, Jordan, and Meadows? Think that's why he was originally torpedoed when his name was mentioned as the likely nominee.

Ratcliffe was outstanding during the House hearings. He helped dig out a lot of information in the early days that started denting the Russia collusion hoax.

He was also one of a handful of people given full access to the FISA application and he helped write the Nunes memo which has proven to be 100% correct.

He's probably one of the most knowledgeable people in DC on the Russia hoax.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (ZLI7S)

149 I'm told Trey Gowdy is like 5'4", which is why he has that gay peak on his hair. Trying to add an optical inch.

Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (PbpT7)

Would that sort of thing work on a penis? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (li+1I)

150 WAIT! Do you people think I WANT to look like this? It's not MY fault!

*points at Gowdy*

HE makes me do it!

Posted by: Gowdy's hair at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (ldmQR)

151 My first lawyer was Richard Steele

In the downstairs directory by the elevators

STEELE, DICK

Posted by: REDACTED at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (UUUON)

152 Make Grennell FBI director.
Posted by: Sphynx at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (rXie1)


Acting.
Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (zr5Kq)
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Until Flynn can take over.

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (Eicbe)

153 All I have is profanity after watching that video.

I feel like the biggest fool that ever fooled for thinking the Republicans were anything other than useless feck weasels.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (GbPPJ)

154 I've said for a long time that heating and air conditioning should be outlawed in DC. Maybe even electric fans. Heck, do away with electricity, phones, and natural gas. Maybe they can run the place on the emanations from the congressional bloviating.
Posted by: Flyover, tired of being tired of these people at May 21, 2020 02:20 PM (Rbu5d)

Duelling should be legalized strictly for members of Congress.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (Uu+Jp)

155
Tell you what.

Whatever position Valerie Jarret had for Obama.... thats the position Grennel get to have.

Special Advisor For Fucking Up The Opposition.


I dont care what it says on his nameplate.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (nw6Hr)

156 148 He's probably one of the most knowledgeable people in DC on the Russia hoax.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (ZLI7S)

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"My ears are burning..."
-Jonah Goldberg

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (LvTSG)

157 149 I'm told Trey Gowdy is like 5'4", which is why he has that gay peak on his hair. Trying to add an optical inch.

Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (PbpT7)

Would that sort of thing work on a penis? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (li+1I)

Top hat. And googly eyes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (NWiLs)

158 I liked to see Grenell bang the current White House Press Secretary and then kidnap their kids for future wars and such.
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:19 PM (uJwgo)

1. Grenell plays for the other team.

2. But on the other hand those dudes get tons of pussy* so it may well happen.

*True fact

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (cMznW)

159 I just got into an argument with one of my best friends.

She emailed to say, "Can you believe how these protesters are comparing the simple act of being asked to wear a mask as being the equivalent of the HOLOCAUST? I am outraged!"

I asked what she was talking about, and she was referring to some anti-lockdown protest in Michigan where some people held up signs mocking the governor and state government as being fascistic.

Foolishly, I waded in and replied that they weren't protesting against masks per se, but against the government imposed lockdown overall, since it is unconstitutional.

She became miffed. "How is that like the Holocaust? It is an insult to trivialize the Holocaust and at the same time KILL GRANDMA WITH YOUR RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY THEORIES." Those weren't her exact words, but close.

I then made the mistake of noting that liberals have been comparing Trump to Hitler and his supported to Nazis since the day he declared his nomination, 1000x more frequently and vehemently than anything the conservatives ever did, when it came to Nazi comparisons.

She was like, "What are you talking about? A liberal would never trivialize the Holocaust and baselessly compare something to the Nazis? Where did you hear THAT crazy fake news?"

Rather than utterly crush her with 50 million examples of of Trump=Hitler and conservatives=Nazis, i just dropped the subject and de-esacalated the situation, to save the friendship. I felt that we were more one email exchange from never speaking to each other again.

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (N9G0H)

160 84 I've liked Grennell ever since his work as a fiery spokesman for Romney's fake presidential campaign of 2012. I was annoyed at the time when Romney fired him, but now I feel like it worked out better this way. He's not beholden to the likes of Romney in any way now.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at May 21, 2020 02:11 PM (H3MF
+++++++++++++++
Maybe Romney fired him because he wasn't "with the program" (e.g., a lily-livered, weak-spined swamp creature)?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:12 PM (hYcqw)

Worse.

Romney fired him because he was gay, and it was bad for Romney's Mormon image if he had a homosexual as a senior staffer.

The first sign that Romney was not the guy for me was when he stood silent while Palin was getting absolutely annihilated over her supposed 'part' in the Giffords shooting. As a man, he should have done the chivalrous thing and defended her honor, even if he didn't agree with her.

The shameful treatment of Grennell was the second sign.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (iuFgi)

161
Active shooter at NAS Corpus Christi...
Posted by: Late to the Party at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (Re9MM)

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its like when ever the Maoists NEED a diviersion....

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (nw6Hr)

162 Would that sort of thing work on a penis? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (li+1I)
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*Covertly slips ... the penis enlarger*

Posted by: Austin Powers at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (Eicbe)

163 Grennel should be the interim appointment for every open or stalled agency nominee until Trump has everyone he wants in every cabinet position. Save that, let Grennel be the head of the FBI.

Posted by: deadrody at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (pZxfz)

164
Top hat. And googly eyes.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (NWiLs)

Groucho Marx Mustache and glasses.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (A5zUN)

165 Michael Malice was talking with Dave Smith about this on his latest podcast. He is irritated to no end that some establishment GOP are trying to co-opt the taking the red pill meme to mean that you should vote GOP no matter what.


John McCain was a TEA Party candidate

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 02:24 PM (dNzKv)

166 There is a difference between Grenell and Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe has already seen the vast majority of items that had been requested by committee (and never received). He knows what is the linchpin better than just about everyone out there. Grenell was very active in the last few weeks, likely because he needed to educate himself on what it was all about prior to that. That's a pretty steep learning curve to overcome. Ratcliffe doesn't have to do that...he KNOWS already.

I predict a much faster release of classified documents...and I predict targeted purpose for each. If Nunes does an interview today, watch is demeanor. If he has that Chestshire Cat look....well, then...popcorn.
Posted by: Orson at May 21, 2020 02:18 PM (W95WB)


Yup. There's a REASON Burr would not let Ratcliffe's nomination out of committee.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 02:24 PM (hku12)

167 163 Grennel should be the interim appointment for every open or stalled agency nominee until Trump has everyone he wants in every cabinet position. Save that, let Grennel be the head of the FBI.
Posted by: deadrody at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (pZxfz)

It's so crazy- it just might work!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 21, 2020 02:24 PM (A5zUN)

168 Nobody goes to Washington DC to help others.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 02:24 PM (dNzKv)

169 yeah but remember that time when Lindsey Graham straightened his tie when a protestor yelled at him? he's really on our side, super seriously

Posted by: brak at May 21, 2020 02:25 PM (cG+eD)

170 Do you think they didn't want Flynn as the National Security Advisor or was he a convenient target to smear Trump or both?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 21, 2020 02:25 PM (QW9VZ)

171 I only wonder how long Fox will continue to tolerate the presence of Tucker Carlson on its network.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 02:25 PM (guGkK)

172 I felt that we were more one email exchange from never speaking to each other again.

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (N9G0H)





and blowing your cover.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 02:25 PM (EUWQM)

173 Yup. Same people that brought out the knives to shut down the tea party candidates.

Can't have anyone threaten the cush

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 02:25 PM (+b1ew)

174 >>Nobody goes to Washington DC to help others.

Trump did.

And he's doing it for free.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 02:25 PM (ZLI7S)

175 I feel like the biggest fool that ever fooled for thinking the Republicans were anything other than useless feck weasels.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (GbPPJ)

They fooled a lot of people, dear.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (li+1I)

176 Do you think they didn't want Flynn as the National Security Advisor or was he a convenient target to smear Trump or both?


Yes

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (dNzKv)

177 Trey Gowdy can suck a dick.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (uJwgo)

178 Do you think they didn't want Flynn as the National Security Advisor or was he a convenient target to smear Trump or both?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 21, 2020 02:25 PM (QW9VZ)

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Flynn would have had access to the Shennanigans. He would have burnt their house down.

He HAD to go.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (nw6Hr)

179 Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (N9G0H)
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"Fascist" more properly applies to the Mussolini's party in Italy, which had nothing to do with the Holocaust.

Fascism =/= Nazism or Holocaust.

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (Eicbe)

180 So I was just watching Alex Jones talking about his conversation with Joe Rogan. Joe has gone full fuck you to Utube over censorship and is moving to spotify, he put a clause in that says he will have Alex Jones on and anybody else he wants. The thing that finally pushed him over the edge was them censoring qualified medical doctors talking about the corona virus. The one question i'm to lazy to look up is, who owns spotify?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (NI4rU)

181 177 Trey Gowdy can suck a dick.
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (uJwgo

In the coat room of Congress. Many times.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (+b1ew)

182 Trey Gowdy can suck a dick.
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (uJwgo)


I can still remember how we all used to swoon for Paul Ryan.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (guGkK)

183 163 Grennel should be the interim appointment for every open or stalled agency nominee until Trump has everyone he wants in every cabinet position.

Excellent! I could go for that!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (+7yf7)

184 Trump did.

And he's doing it for free.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 02:25 PM (ZLI7S)


Ehhhh, I don't think I am quite there.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 02:27 PM (dNzKv)

185 152 Make Grennell FBI director.
Posted by: Sphynx at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (rXie1)


Acting.
Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (zr5Kq)
---
Until Flynn can take over.
Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (Eicbe)

Flynn would never make it past the Senate for any position that needs confirmation.

Now, there is one position that does not need confirmation, the National Security Advisor.

Appoint and watch heads explode.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:27 PM (NgKpN)

186

So, if the NY Times was indeed 92% correct, and Hillz captured the White House, would any of this Wuhan shutdown noise have happened?


Because by now, Donald Trump would be in prison, his kids fighting prison, Melania deported, and Mar-La-Go would be a government-owned and managed homeless encampment.

And many of us would be right next to them.

There would be no need for the Wuhan sham. The takeover would have been complete.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 02:27 PM (sy5kK)

187 Nobody goes to Washington DC to help others.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 02:24 PM (dNzKv)


Those who do, leave after 2 years.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:27 PM (zr5Kq)

188 Active shooter at NAS Corpus Christi...
Posted by: Late to the Party


***

Damnit!
You'd think that eventually one of these assholes would find their way inside the beltway.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 02:27 PM (axyOa)

189 Would that sort of thing work on a penis? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (li+1I)

Trey Gowdy clearly thinks it does.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:28 PM (Kpl3J)

190 They should rename Lindsey Graham, Route 80. That twink has told so many lies if you placed every sentence end to end it would stretch across the entire country.

But he's on this like a pervert a Boy Scout Jamboree.

Sure, honey.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 21, 2020 02:28 PM (VpIIl)

191 Just think what it takes to run a campaign and win.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:28 PM (zr5Kq)

192 163. Give Grennel a shot at filling RBG's seat for a few months!!!

Yes, I know this is not a thing. But a boy can dream.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 21, 2020 02:28 PM (svbBD)

193 . The one question i'm to lazy to look up is, who owns spotify?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (NI4rU)

Some Swedish dudes.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 02:28 PM (cMznW)

194
So, if the NY Times was indeed 92% correct, and Hillz captured the White House, would any of this Wuhan shutdown noise have happened?

-----

Oh....If HRC were elected.... the Times would have mentioned how bad the flu was this year. On page 11.

And that would have been the end of it.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (nw6Hr)

195 Give them a fair trial...and hanging...by the book.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (9PtLS)

196 >>Ratcliffe was outstanding during the House hearings. He helped dig out a lot of information in the early days that started denting the Russia collusion hoax.

He was also one of a handful of people given full access to the FISA application and he helped write the Nunes memo which has proven to be 100% correct.

He's probably one of the most knowledgeable people in DC on the Russia hoax.
- - - -

Thanks, Jack Straw!

I couldn't remember the details, but thought he was one of the key people in Congress along with Nunes.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (bDqIh)

197 He HAD to go.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (nw6Hr)

......

That is kind of the feeling I get.

Too much money being laundered overseas to both sides of the aisle to have an honest man in that position.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (QW9VZ)

198
That video is outstanding. Fark the RINOs and Quislings

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (B8b0n)

199 I was washing my hair!

Posted by: Senator Lindsey Graham at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (oVJmc)

200 Well, it seems simple. Money corrupts. Power corrupts completely.

Washington lifers have BOTH and are willing to do most anything to keep it, your anus notwithstanding.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (Zz0t1)

201 153 All I have is profanity after watching that video.

I feel like the biggest fool that ever fooled for thinking the Republicans were anything other than useless feck weasels.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:22 PM (GbPPJ)



Watch this, it's Ron DeSantis dressing the press.

http://tinyurl.com/y8mbzg8d
http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8mbzg8d

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (eF1II)

202 180 So I was just watching Alex Jones talking about his conversation with Joe Rogan. Joe has gone full fuck you to Utube over censorship and is moving to spotify, he put a clause in that says he will have Alex Jones on and anybody else he wants. The thing that finally pushed him over the edge was them censoring qualified medical doctors talking about the corona virus. The one question i'm to lazy to look up is, who owns spotify?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (NI4rU)
===

A cursory lookup on my part shows it's some Swedish guy. According to Wiki, he has criticized the high taxes in Sweden. And on an interesting not their offices in America are in World Trade Center 4.

Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:30 PM (Alp4m)

203 Trey Gowdy clearly thinks it does.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:28 PM (Kpl3J)

Well played!

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2020 02:30 PM (li+1I)

204 who owns spotify?

publicly-traded company based in Sweden.

Posted by: brak at May 21, 2020 02:30 PM (cG+eD)

205 Does anybody trust the government?

Well, I expect the National Weather Service to be wrong...hell, its the weather. And I'm never disappointed. As for the rest...eff 'em.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 02:30 PM (axyOa)

206
We know Mitch is a straight shooter because he and his people didn't notice $80 million going to Planned Parenthood in stimulus money. Now they want Barr to investigate. #20 years.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 21, 2020 02:30 PM (LilNs)

207 Guys, I'm sorry.

I'm to blame here.

I got the letter from Mitch McConnell that, "could I please donate $20 or even $50 to help fight the Democrats and stop their lies.
I didn't send any money.

But they gave me another chance,. This time from the House Republicans. They said they knew I was a loyal Republican and they could count on me for their urgent help.
All they needed was $20.
I brushed them off.

Then the RNC sent me a big, important envelope. It was only for the most trusted Republicans like me. And time was running out. They needed that $20 or else Pelosi was going to win. They were out there fighting and my $20 could make the difference.

I never sent $20.

And that's why they lost the House
That's why they couldn't stop the Democrat lies
That's why the Republicans stopped fighting

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 02:30 PM (aO8Gd)

208 The thing about Gowdy is that he looks that way on purpose. He works to look that way.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 21, 2020 02:31 PM (H5knJ)

209 The active shooter did not get far.

The FBI is investigating a Thursday shooting at a Texas naval air station, after a Navy security team there killed an Arab male who stormed a gate at the base, a U.S. official told USNI News.

Posted by: rd at May 21, 2020 02:31 PM (+0uDE)

210 91 I wonder how many of the Deep State swamp creatures have used the American taxpayers to cover up sexual harassment claims?

Posted by: Jane D'oh

That the general public has to wonder (not know) the amount of their tax dollars paid to obscure sexual harassment by anyone in the people's government, says it all.

Posted by: old chick at May 21, 2020 02:31 PM (sOete)

211 I liked to see Grenell bang the current White House Press Secretary and then kidnap their kids for future wars and such.
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:19 PM (uJwgo)

1. Grenell plays for the other team.

2. But on the other hand those dudes get tons of pussy* so it may well happen.

*True fact
Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (cMznW)


Most of the gay clients I've had over the years have kids.

Especially the black dudes.

There seems to be a real "any port in a storm" mentality at work. Also, guys going so far as to have sex with women (and having kids with them) in order to keep their true interests a secret.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 02:31 PM (hku12)

212 Joe Mannix @2:12... That is quite possible! IIRC, the semi-"official" reason that was sort of mumbled out at the time was that Romney feared losing the votes of evangelicals for having a gay employee, but that always seemed like a weak-ass reason to me. Grennell was effective, and Obama ate a dog.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at May 21, 2020 02:31 PM (H3MF8)

213 For the record, I was an early Paul Ryan disliker. Not first, mind you, but early. A beta disliker if you will.

Posted by: Weasel at May 21, 2020 02:32 PM (MVjcR)

214 Who suggested Dan Coates as DNI?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy. COVID Free since 1975 at May 21, 2020 02:32 PM (dNzKv)

215 Trump is special in many ways. Having FU money helped. Being mega developer in NY helped. Being in casino business helped. Being a TV personality helped. Being a tabloid fixture helped. A unique package.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:32 PM (zr5Kq)

216 We should stop saying Democrats and Republicans and just call them by their real names, Criminals and Cowards.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 02:32 PM (E+OcO)

217 Watch this, it's Ron DeSantis dressing the press.

----

He had quite the day yesterday.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:32 PM (nw6Hr)

218 197 He HAD to go.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (nw6Hr)

......

That is kind of the feeling I get.

Too much money being laundered overseas to both sides of the aisle to have an honest man in that position.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (QW9VZ)

3 BILLION went missing in Ukraine alone.

Literally missing, like they don't know where it went.

IMF funds.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:33 PM (NgKpN)

219 So I was just watching Alex Jones talking about his conversation with Joe Rogan. Joe has gone full fuck you to Utube over censorship and is moving to spotify, he put a clause in that says he will have Alex Jones on and anybody else he wants. The thing that finally pushed him over the edge was them censoring qualified medical doctors talking about the corona virus. The one question i'm to lazy to look up is, who owns spotify?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (NI4rU)



Spotify is publicly traded.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:33 PM (GbPPJ)

220 I respect Jackstraw's in-depth knowledge of all this...yet I suspect that he will say it had to play out like this...that we (paraphrasing here) couldn't do anything till the Mueller investigation played out...that we were powerless to block or stop or limit it...that Sessions had to recuse himself...

And that is not how I would have played it if I was *in charge*. Maybe I would have ruined everything if I did it my way...

But it is hard for me to intuitively wrap my mind around his thought process.

Perhaps I am just not a wartime consigliere.

Posted by: El Jefe at May 21, 2020 02:33 PM (/suS0)

221 Story on now dead active shooter at Corpus Christi NAS

https://tinyurl.com/yajuhml9

Posted by: rd at May 21, 2020 02:33 PM (+0uDE)

222 I used to like to watch videos of Trey Gowdy spouting the Constitution with feigned outrage.

I realize the only thing I really liked now was the Constitution.

Kind of like listening to someone quote the Bible. They may or may not be true believers, you don't really know. But the word of God makes it appealing nonetheless to those that believe.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 21, 2020 02:33 PM (QW9VZ)

223 Love it.

Posted by: Valiant at May 21, 2020 02:33 PM (3MiF8)

224 >>3 BILLION went missing in Ukraine alone.

>>Literally missing, like they don't know where it went.

>>IMF funds.

IMF and US funds.

And I think they do know where it went. Some of it is sitting in Hunter Biden's bank account.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 02:34 PM (ZLI7S)

225 Isn't there an Inspector General position open?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (NgKpN)

==========

Why would you want to place him in a useless position like that?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Ric Grennell, Director of Wet Work.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 21, 2020 02:34 PM (qBbz7)

226 >>>213 For the record, I was an early Paul Ryan disliker. Not first, mind you, but early. A beta disliker if you will.

I only started hating Ryan after Hating Ryan was voted Game of the Year but that means I got all the DLC for free

Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:34 PM (PbpT7)

227 The active shooter did not get far.

The FBI is investigating a Thursday shooting at a Texas naval air station, after a Navy security team there killed an Arab male who stormed a gate at the base, a U.S. official told USNI News.
Posted by: rd at May 21, 2020 02:31 PM (+0uDE)


Clear civil rights violation. Probably a hate crime too.

Arabs have every right to storm naval air stations.

Spark of humanity, he had. And turning his life around too.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (hku12)

228 213 For the record, I was an early Paul Ryan disliker. Not first, mind you, but early. A beta disliker if you will.
Posted by: Weasel at May 21, 2020 02:32 PM (MVjcR)

When the ONLY thing in the entire budget that Paul Ryan found to cut was?

Military Pensions, my hate meter spiked.

Yes, the Pension system needed fixing, but they did it to save the Fed Gov billions over the years, meaning less money in total would go to retirees.

Note, they did not touch the Fed Employees, just the Military.

/spit

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (NgKpN)

229 I will admit that for a long time Paul Ryan had me fooled. I really did believe he wanted what I wanted, right up until he deliberately sabotaged the 2018 election, just to guarantee that Pelosi would be the next speaker. I'm shamed that he had me fooled for so long.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (Kpl3J)

230 >>Do you think they didn't want Flynn as the National Security Advisor or was he a convenient target to smear Trump or both?


He was going to audit IC agencies and uncover the billions that was misspent on shenanigans:

https://tinyurl.com/y6csm3ew

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (bDqIh)

231 225 Isn't there an Inspector General position open?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (NgKpN)

==========

Why would you want to place him in a useless position like that?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Ric Grennell, Director of Wet Work.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 21, 2020 02:34 PM (qBbz7)

===========

"I urinate on men for money."

"I thought you killed people!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (LvTSG)

232 I know the reason I trust Radcliffe is that in this Congress, he's one of Louie Gohmert's closest personal friends. That's the main reason the Senate hated him so much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (Kpl3J)


Good endorsement
Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:20 PM (eF1II)
------------

Hated by all the right people is generally a winning endorsement.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (WEBkv)

233 215
Trump is special in many ways. Having FU money helped. Being mega
developer in NY helped. Being in casino business helped. Being a TV
personality helped. Being a tabloid fixture helped. A unique package.

Posted by: runner


True, but I think a lot of up and coming conservative politicians are noticing, and thinking to themselves: "you know what, maybe I don't have to eat untold buckets of s*** to be elected. Maybe I can try doing what my constituents want".
At least I hope so.

Posted by: pep at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (T6t7i)

234 So now they send retardoes on kill missions.

Yeah Trump.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (9PtLS)

235 Ratclffe looks like Steve Carell

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (xPl2J)

236 226 >>>213 For the record, I was an early Paul Ryan disliker. Not first, mind you, but early. A beta disliker if you will.

I only started hating Ryan after Hating Ryan was voted Game of the Year but that means I got all the DLC for free
Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:34 PM (PbpT7)

=========

It's the best way to hate, or buy a game.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (LvTSG)

237 I saw the sign

Posted by: Ace of Base at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (BWODm)

238 Spotify : "Spotify, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is one of the world's largest music streaming service providers, with over 150 million total listeners. The firm monetizes its users through both a paid subscription model, referred to as its premium service, and an ad-based model, referred to as its ad-supported service."

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:36 PM (zr5Kq)

239 I haven't been a Republican since Pappy Bush. I thought I was a Conservative but that got co-opted by GOP(e) fakers and Failure Theater. Moved toward not Libertarian (muh pot!) but libertarian and now those guys are going anti-semite and pro-GND. Came back to conservative and found Nevertrump squatting there.



Maybe I'll just be nothing.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 21, 2020 02:36 PM (pnfZk)

240 Cling Clang

Posted by: Trump's Balls at May 21, 2020 02:36 PM (LVx0E)

241 The FBI is investigating a Thursday shooting at a Texas naval air station, after a Navy security team there killed an Arab male who stormed a gate at the base, a U.S. official told USNI News.


Has the FBI opened up the shooter's apartment to the public for souvenir-collecting yet?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (guGkK)

242 I think Obama went Flynn after to save his Iran deal which Flynn panned.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (uJwgo)

243 239 I haven't been a Republican since Pappy Bush. I thought I was a Conservative but that got co-opted by GOP(e) fakers and Failure Theater. Moved toward not Libertarian (muh pot!) but libertarian and now those guys are going anti-semite and pro-GND. Came back to conservative and found Nevertrump squatting there.



Maybe I'll just be nothing.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 21, 2020 02:36 PM (pnfZk)

=========

You sound like a splitter to me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (LvTSG)

244 24 top 20
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious


YOU'RE WRONG!

Posted by: John McLaughlin! at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (vcOmj)

245
In last night's ONT, some new sock used a term I am going to be using quite a bit in the future:


Chinacrats.


The party of Nancy Pelosi, Gavin Newsom, Jay Inslee, and Patty Murray.

The first time I saw it was last night. I will use it a lot from here on out. It is so descriptive, accurate, and to the point.

And thanks to the Moron who came up with it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (sy5kK)

246 For the record, I was an early Paul Ryan disliker. Not first, mind you, but early. A beta disliker if you will.
Posted by: Weasel at May 21, 2020 02:32 PM (MVjcR)
----------------

Democrats are going to Democrat but Ryan is in a class of traitor all by himself.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (WEBkv)

247 Sweden:

Population: 10 million
Infected population: 32,000

2% of the population is known infected and they've been open since the beginning.

12% of those infected die (3,800).

I do not have details on the status of the 3,800 and their underlying conditions or age factors.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (Zz0t1)

248 >>And I think they do know where it went. Some of it is sitting in Hunter Biden's bank account.


You mean they know it was spent on hookers and blow.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (bDqIh)

249 242 I think Obama went Flynn after to save his Iran deal which Flynn panned.
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (uJwgo)

=========

Theory: Obama went after Flynn for the lulz, and things just got out of hand.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (LvTSG)

250 True, but I think a lot of up and coming conservative politicians are noticing, and thinking to themselves: "you know what, maybe I don't have to eat untold buckets of s*** to be elected. Maybe I can try doing what my constituents want".
At least I hope so.


Posted by: pep



Essentially what Rush has been saying for years...go conservative. There is a vast untapped reservoir of conservatism out there that needs a voice.

First one there...wins.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 02:37 PM (axyOa)

251 True, but I think a lot of up and coming conservative politicians are noticing, and thinking to themselves: "you know what, maybe I don't have to eat untold buckets of s*** to be elected. Maybe I can try doing what my constituents want".
At least I hope so.
Posted by: pep at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (T6t7i)

Money. To win they ALL need money. It's either donations from mega donors, or massive field organization and small donors. Or both.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (zr5Kq)

252 Kind of like listening to someone quote the Bible. They may or may not be true believers, you don't really know. But the word of God makes it appealing nonetheless to those that believe.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 21, 2020 02:33 PM (QW9VZ)


Some (but not all) gospel singers come off as total phonies, singing about lovin' Jayzzuss, with hookers and blow waiting for them in their dressing rooms.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (hku12)

253 149
I'm told Trey Gowdy is like 5'4", which is why he has that gay peak on his hair. Trying to add an optical inch.


Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (PbpT7)

Would that sort of thing work on a penis? Asking for a friend.


usually the hair is on the wrong end of the penis for this to work.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (kf5Ci)

254 You may sense from my hash, but I don't rust anybody who has been in the govt for a long time. The truth will be in the pudding I guess.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (NI4rU)

255
I only started hating Ryan after Hating Ryan was voted Game of the Year but that means I got all the DLC for free
Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:34 PM (PbpT7)



Here's a fun game:

Who does everyone feel the most lied to re: beliefs and actions?

For example, I knew who McCain was when I held my nose and voted for him.

Romney? I drank the Flavor Aid, at least a bit.

Ryan? I believed that shit. I did. I thought he was a budget hawk true warrior.

Gowdy? SUPER PROSECUTOR MAN!


I welcome additions.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (GbPPJ)

256 In last night's ONT, some new sock used a term I am going to be using quite a bit in the future:


Chinacrats.





as in the Chinacrats are behind the GOVID9 Plandemic?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (EUWQM)

257 And I think they do know where it went. Some of it is sitting in Hunter Biden's coke dealer's bank account.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 02:34 PM (ZLI7S)


FIFY

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (B8b0n)

258 Grennel should be the interim appointment for every open or stalled agency nominee until Trump has everyone he wants in every cabinet position. Save that, let Grennel be the head of the FBI.
Posted by: deadrody


Hah!!

I think that is an EXCELLENT idea.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (vcOmj)

259 229 I will admit that for a long time Paul Ryan had me fooled. I really did believe he wanted what I wanted, right up until he deliberately sabotaged the 2018 election, just to guarantee that Pelosi would be the next speaker. I'm shamed that he had me fooled for so long.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (Kpl3J)

Guilty as charged on that one, myself. I agree with every word you wrote - he had colleagues retire early as well, just to give Pelosi the Speakership. He actively sabotaged Trump.

Looking back at it all, Romney chose Ryan as his running mate for a reason. He wasn't going to make the McCain/Palin error during his run.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (iuFgi)

260 a Navy security team there killed an Arab male who stormed a gate at the base


it must have been written

Posted by: x at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (nFwvY)

261 Kind of like listening to someone quote the Bible. They may or may not be true believers, you don't really know. But the word of God makes it appealing nonetheless to those that believe.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


I always had the opposite reaction. Whenever I heard people citing Bible verses -- especially loudly, or smugly -- I just assumed it as their way of covering up some malfeasance on their part. Just a gut reaction of cynicism.

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (N9G0H)

262 255

I welcome additions.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (GbPPJ)

==========

Trump: Hillary spoiler.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (LvTSG)

263 McConnell.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (uJwgo)

264 41 There is barely a starting NFL lineup worth of people in DC who should not be swinging.
Posted by: garrett at May 21, 2020 02:08 PM (n3rqa)

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

Guessing a lot of them are already swinging, and the pictures are what keep them in line and voting anti-American.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (sy5kK)

265 You sound like a splitter to me.

"Honey! The Judean People's Front people are at the door!"

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (pnfZk)

266 "I urinate on men for money."

"I thought you killed people!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (LvTSG)
---
"They hold still better."

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:40 PM (Eicbe)

267 259 229 I will admit that for a long time Paul Ryan had me fooled. I really did believe he wanted what I wanted, right up until he deliberately sabotaged the 2018 election, just to guarantee that Pelosi would be the next speaker. I'm shamed that he had me fooled for so long.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (Kpl3J)

Guilty as charged on that one, myself. I agree with every word you wrote - he had colleagues retire early as well, just to give Pelosi the Speakership. He actively sabotaged Trump.

Looking back at it all, Romney chose Ryan as his running mate for a reason. He wasn't going to make the McCain/Palin error during his run.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (iuFgi)

=========

The big thing for me regarding Ryan was when he never sent separate budget or appropriations bills to the president's desk for each individual department.

That tactic could attack a whole lot of discretionary spending, and he never even attempted it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:40 PM (LvTSG)

268 My daughter works for Spotify at WTC building #4. She has been telecommuting since March. Got the word today that they'll be telecommuting until the end of the year.

Posted by: fly gal at May 21, 2020 02:40 PM (6CtMt)

269 And so it begins.

Posted by: That Guy Who Intones "And so it begins." at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (DMUuz)

270 The active shooter did not get far.

The FBI is investigating a Thursday shooting at a Texas naval air station, after a Navy security team there killed an Arab male who stormed a gate at the base, a U.S. official told USNI News.
Posted by: rd at May 21, 2020 02:31 PM (+0uDE)


Clear civil rights violation. Probably a hate crime too.

Arabs have every right to storm naval air stations.

Spark of humanity, he had. And turning his life around too.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 02:35 PM (hku12)

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How the fuck did we get here.????


I mean seriously. In my life time we as a society went from loving our country, actually fighting our enemies, encouraging self reliance and hard work, and more or less respecting those whose politics didnt quite line up with yours:

to a country where those who wish it harm are celebrated, encouraging sloth, graft and dependence on the State, and making enemies of fellow citizens that dont toe the line.


How did that happen?? Seriously.

I mean societal shifts are rarely "organic". Ones like this are orchestrated.

How did this happen??

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (nw6Hr)

271 What difference, at this point, does it make? - None

That is the why these fukkheads did not do anything.

Because, at this point, none of it matters. We're in transition to the new way.

Posted by: steve at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (TTy55)

272 So, if the NY Times was indeed 92% correct, and Hillz captured the White House, would any of this Wuhan shutdown noise have happened?

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Oh....If HRC were elected.... the Times would have mentioned how bad the flu was this year. On page 11.

And that would have been the end of it.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:29 PM (nw6Hr)

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I disagree. We would have had a federal government mandated lockdown, food rationing, confiscation of private property like every facility that made PPE or Ventilators,

AND

About 200,000 more deaths because she never would have stopped travel from China or Europe.

I bet she would have declared Martial Law and threw out Kemp or DeSantis if they dared contradict any of her lockdowns of their states.

And Congress led by these GOP Establishment pussies would have passed her version of the Third Reich's Enabling Laws that would allow her to do this.

Posted by: rd at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (+0uDE)

273 My daughter works for Spotify at WTC building #4. She has been telecommuting since March. Got the word today that they'll be telecommuting until the end of the year.
Posted by: fly gal at May 21, 2020 02:40 PM (6CtMt)



Fucking Swedes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (guGkK)

274 Has the FBI called the terrorist attack in Corpus not a terrorist attack as of yet?

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (uJwgo)

275 Ryan? I believed that shit. I did. I thought he was a budget hawk true warrior.

Gowdy? SUPER PROSECUTOR MAN!


I welcome additions.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (GbPPJ)
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Gowdy doesn't really bother me.

Ryan, though....

*types*
*deletes*

*replaces keyboard after pounding to rubble at the mention of Lyin Ryan*

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (WEBkv)

276 @242

It's very simple, Flynn was not on team Deep State and was an active opponent of it, as NSA he would have had the keys to the kingdom and would have discovered fairly quickly the extent of Obama's spying operations.


There was no way on earth they would allow him to be NSA, they lashed him to the Wheel of Pain to side line and silence, which is why he will stayed lashed until some divine agent sets him free.


More than likely this angel will have a blazing orange complexion and impossible hair.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (T+XCu)

277 Damn, that vid was a torching.

Posted by: Inogame at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (+2xjH)

278 I respect Jackstraw's in-depth knowledge of all this...yet I suspect that he will say it had to play out like this...that we (paraphrasing here) couldn't do anything till the Mueller investigation played out...that we were powerless to block or stop or limit it...that Sessions had to recuse himself...

And that is not how I would have played it if I was *in charge*. Maybe I would have ruined everything if I did it my way...

But it is hard for me to intuitively wrap my mind around his thought process.

Perhaps I am just not a wartime consigliere.
Posted by: El Jefe


Trump needs a World WR II consigliere - a Patton.

As someone said this morning.
Trying to get a horse drawn cart off a bridge, Patton shoots the horses and has them dumped over the side.

Hey diddle diddle, right up the fucking middle.

No pussyfooting around. Walk in swinging a broadsword.

"Page, you go to jail. Strozk, you go to jail. No, we don't care to hear what you have to say."

Posted by: rickb223 at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (qBbz7)

279 So, FusionGPS @jaketapper is a piece of shit with no redeeming qualities, but in the recent past he did do one single thing that might be worthy of faint praise. He penned The Outpost, about the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan (Oct. 3, 2009).

A movie has been made based on the book.

Trailer here:

https://tinyurl.com/Fake-Jake-Still-Sucks

Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (BM2fS)

280 Theory:

They went after Flynn to prove their planted story that Trump was a Russian spy.

The Clinton people had been shopping the dossier for months and no one would bite. They unveiled a huge TRUMP IS KOMPROMAT communication but it got lost in the pussy tape obsession.

The dossier and narrative that Trump was a spy was supposed to influence the election. When he won, the Clinton people shifted to confirming the fake story with Flynn to damage Trump and prove themselves the real winners of the election.

Even if they lose, they try to put an asterisk by your name.

Posted by: MJ at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (gAMkn)

281 I transcribed it for those who can't watch:

Carlson: Do you know anybody who trusts the government anymore?
There's a reason for that.
And by the way, it's not just Democrats you should blame. The vast majority of the Russian collusion investigated happened during the first two years of this administration. Who ran the government then?
At the time, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and every single committee by definition. They had the power to expose this hoax and shut it down, but the did not. Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell and Richard Burr and so many other of the useless Senate Republicans. Total phonies. They didn't really do anything.

(moves to a supercut)
Newsreader 1: Richard Burr is calling Don Trump Jr. back.
Newsreader 2: Richard Burr - who's well-respected - he doesn't want to be lied to. He wants get to the bottom of what happened.
Newsreader 3: Republican Richard Burr had served the President's son with a subpoena.
Newsreader 1: Can you explain why the Republicans would want to do that?
Newsreader 4: Gowdy disputes Trump's "spy" claim

Dan Bongino: I think Gowdy's appearance was disgraceful. According to Gowdy, the FBI ran it by the book, how the Americans wanted them to run the investigation. Really? Give me a break.

Newsreader 5 (to Gowdy) : You said, "I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what Americans would want them to do ..."
Newsreader 6 (to Gowdy) : There was no "spy." Have you seen any evidence of that?
Gowdy (to the press) : I have not. I think you would want the FBI to find out if there was any validity to what those people were saying.

Gowdy (to the press) : I think the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do.
Gowdy (to the press) : The FBI did exactly what we would want them to do.

Gaetz (to the press) : The number one question I get asked by Americans is "why has no one gone to jail and been held accountable?" It was Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy that wouldn't give us that subpoena power. We didn't send out a single subpoena. Not one.

Graham (to Hannity) : I supported the Mueller investigation because I didn't know.
Hannity: Senator, we're talking about a shredding of constitutional law, due process, that we would ever have.

Graham (in session, to Wray) : So you say that Mueller's "a good guy," right?
Wray: That is my experience, yes.
Graham: And you will do anything necessary to protect him from being, uh, interfered with?"
Wray: Absolutely.

Hannity (to Graham) : Where's Director Wray, though? I've got a lot of people yelling at me, telling me he's not doing his job.

Graham (to the press) : Somebody that every American should trust, Mr. Mueller ...
McConnell (to the press) : Bob Mueller was an ... excellent appointment. He will go wherever the facts lead him. He has great credibility.

Bartiromo (to Graham) : People want you to move on this, Senator. Are you going to do it?
Graham: Yeah, but I told you and I'll tell you again ...

Carlson: Total phonies. They tell you they're representing you, but don't. Explain why they didn't really do anything to stop the derailment of America while it was in progress."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (hYcqw)

282 224 >>3 BILLION went missing in Ukraine alone.

>>Literally missing, like they don't know where it went.

>>IMF funds.

IMF and US funds.

And I think they do know where it went. Some of it is sitting in Hunter Biden's bank account.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 02:34 PM (ZLI7S)

________________________________

When you're done with that, could you lend me a hand finding the $50+ Billion that disappeared from the Housing and Urban Development Agency (under Cuomo, I might add).

Posted by: Orson at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (Venbm)

283 "FOX News Board Member Paul Ryan"

Posted by: AOSHQ Style Guide at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (pnfZk)

284 Trump is special in many ways. Having FU money helped. Being mega
developer in NY helped. Being in casino business helped. Being a TV
personality helped. Being a tabloid fixture helped. A unique package.

Posted by: runner

he's off the market, ya know

Posted by: REDACTED at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (UUUON)

285 Oh by the way, Joe Rogans new contract at Spotify is 110 million a year

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (NI4rU)

286 If 2016 was the "Flight 93" election. we have to make 2020 the "I Want Some BUTTS!" election!

[ TRUMP / Pence 2020 ]
[ "I WANT SOME BUTTS" ]

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (KotNf)

287 I predict a much faster release of classified documents...and I predict targeted purpose for each. If Nunes does an interview today, watch is demeanor. If he has that Chestshire Cat look....well, then...popcorn.
Posted by: Orson at May 21, 2020 02:18 PM (W95WB)


I love myself some popcorn.

Yes I do.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (sy5kK)

288 209
The FBI is investigating a Thursday shooting at a Texas naval air
station, after a Navy security team there killed an Arab male who
stormed a gate at the base, a U.S. official told USNI News.


come to think of it, we had a gate runner here a couple of weeks ago who lost his argument with the final denial barrier. haven't heard anything about who it was.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (kf5Ci)

289 281 I transcribed it for those who can't watch:

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Wow, thanks so much!!

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:43 PM (N9G0H)

290 >>And that is not how I would have played it if I was *in charge*. Maybe I would have ruined everything if I did it my way...

>>But it is hard for me to intuitively wrap my mind around his thought process.



It really wasn't my strategy although I agree with it. It was Trump's strategy.

He said right after he fired Comey that he wanted a full investigation of the Russia stuff and he might even extend the investigation which would confuse people but he wanted to get to the bottom of the claims and prove that he did nothing wrong.

And that's exactly what he got. Mueller gave him such a clean bill of health that not a single thing from the Russia hoax was in the articles of impeachment.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 02:43 PM (ZLI7S)

291 Grennel needs to be made Acting FBI Director right now.

Hopefully moments after throwing Christopher Wray off the 7th Floor.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 02:43 PM (BM2fS)

292 When I was younger I used to think Poppy Bush was a decent guy. In the last few years I've come to learn he was much, much worse than any of us could imagine.

Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:43 PM (Alp4m)

293 poor marie harf; not even competent enough to be mentioned in trump's complaint.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 21, 2020 02:43 PM (kf5Ci)

294 Money. To win they ALL need money. It's either
donations from mega donors, or massive field organization and small
donors. Or both.

Posted by: runner


Money is still important, but in the age of small internet donations, it is no longer only available via mega donors, and I'd rather have a lot of small donors. Big donors still get one vote. Just ask President JEB!

Posted by: pep at May 21, 2020 02:44 PM (T6t7i)

295 The big thing for me regarding Ryan was when he never sent separate budget or appropriations bills to the president's desk for each individual department.

That tactic could attack a whole lot of discretionary spending, and he never even attempted it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:40 PM (LvTSG)
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This is exactly why I think Ryan is heads and shoulders above every other single traitor in Washington.

Through the budgeting process, he could have killed off a lot of the crap, and didn't.

Like you say, Ryan chose not to.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 02:44 PM (WEBkv)

296 Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:39 PM (N9G0H)

....

I'd quote you some Scripture that pretty much confirms your cynicism, but then.....

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 21, 2020 02:44 PM (QW9VZ)

297
I'm told Trey Gowdy is like 5'4", which is why he has that gay peak on his hair. Trying to add an optical inch.

Posted by: ace at May 21, 2020 02:17 PM (PbpT7)

I still can't figure out if he combs his hair with a firecracker or a sledgehammer.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 21, 2020 02:44 PM (9Om/r)

298 a Navy security team there killed an Arab male who stormed a gate at the base


it must have been written
Posted by: x


because it surely was done.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 21, 2020 02:44 PM (qBbz7)

299 The deep state protects the deep state. There could be no deep state if it didn't.

Posted by: Tentotwo at May 21, 2020 02:44 PM (yhf6w)

300 294 Money. To win they ALL need money. It's either
donations from mega donors, or massive field organization and small
donors. Or both.

Posted by: runner

Money is still important, but in the age of small internet donations, it is no longer only available via mega donors, and I'd rather have a lot of small donors. Big donors still get one vote. Just ask President JEB!
Posted by: pep at May 21, 2020 02:44 PM (T6t7i)

==========

When you don't have a name or a following and you're fighting the state level machine politics, you need money.

Money is arguably more important at the state level than the federal level.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:44 PM (LvTSG)

301 280
They went after Flynn because he stated the intel community had been infiltrated by the muslim brotherhood, and they knew he would clean house and learn what the F had been going on for 8 yrs.

Posted by: steve at May 21, 2020 02:45 PM (TTy55)

302 Trump is being charitable. Fox News sucks donkey dick, just like Murdoch's son.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 21, 2020 02:45 PM (VpIIl)

303 [ TRUMP / Pence 2020 ]
[ "I WANT SOME BUTTS" ]

Posted by: Ray Van Dune


Oblig.:

https://youtu.be/AS9j_-mqSWc


A classic scene.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 02:45 PM (BM2fS)

304 poor marie harf; not even competent enough to be mentioned in trump's complaint.

They promised her the job of Queen of Iceland if she would just swallow.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 21, 2020 02:45 PM (pnfZk)

305 And that's exactly what he got. Mueller gave him such a clean bill of health that not a single thing from the Russia hoax was in the articles of impeachment.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2020 02:43 PM (ZLI7S)
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He *blasphemed* the Weismann investigation!

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:45 PM (Eicbe)

306 268 My daughter works for Spotify at WTC building #4. She has been telecommuting since March. Got the word today that they'll be telecommuting until the end of the year.
Posted by: fly gal at May 21, 2020 02:40 PM (6CtMt)

Supports what Marcus T and others have been saying - NYC Commercial Real Estate markets are about to take a giant hit.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (Kpl3J)

307 285 Oh by the way, Joe Rogans new contract at Spotify is 110 million a year
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (NI4rU)
===

Really? I was under the impression it was stretched out over a few years.

Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (Alp4m)

308 If you're sent home to telework for 8-9 months, would you ever go back to the office? Would your employer need to ever incur the cost of having you there again?

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (1vIuC)

309 Don't get your hopes up.

--

Hey, that could be the campaign motto of nearly every GOPe running for reelection.

Lindsay Graham 2020 - "Don't Get Your Hopes Up"
Mitch McConnell 2020 - "Don't Get Your Hopes Up"

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (O+I8R)

310 >>Do you think they didn't want Flynn as the National Security Advisor or was he a convenient target to smear Trump or both?
______________________

This is a very good article that lays out what the spying on Flynn was about. It's long, but it's worth reading.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9mcwhhj

Obama had a hard-on for Flynn because Flynn opposed Obama's stupid Iran deal. The Iran deal was, basically, the U.S. will give Iran billions of dollars in exchange for Iran's promise not to build nukes until Obama is safely out of office. Flynn had been in Afghanistan and he knew first-hand how dangerous the Iranians are and how much they hate Americans and want us dead. He opposed the idiotic Iran deal, and said so in no uncertain terms. Obama couldn't tolerate that.

Flynn also knew the U.S. intelligence community (another reason he was targeted) and had told people that in the Trump administration, he was going to fire the deadwood and clean up all the illegal shit (like domestic spying) that was going on. The IC wouldn't tolerate that.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (k4dH2)

311 >>>He penned The Outpost, about the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan (Oct. 3, 2009).


I wonder how much of it he actually wrote. Between their day jobs and their Twitter habits I don't see how any of these "journalists" have any time to research and write books.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (xPl2J)

312 I welcome additions.


Old hotness: Jason Chaffetz will save us all.

New hotness: OMG, Devin Nunes!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (gd9RK)

313 295 This is exactly why I think Ryan is heads and shoulders above every other single traitor in Washington.

Through the budgeting process, he could have killed off a lot of the crap, and didn't.

Like you say, Ryan chose not to.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 02:44 PM (WEBkv)

===========

The real driver of debt is non-discretionary spending, ie entitlements, but cutting the EPA's budget down would have been a whole lot easier if a separate bill got sent to Trump's desk for the place and he vetoed it, forcing a renegotiation in Congress.

Sure, they might have passed it as is through a veto-proof majority, but year after year of that could have led to actual line item cuts on the part of Congress.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (LvTSG)

314 Has the FBI called the terrorist attack in Corpus not a terrorist attack as of yet?
Posted by: Dr Spank



We may never know the real reason. (tm)

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (vcOmj)

315 That video was great, Trump's tweet was not.

I want to see the president get re-elected as much as anyone. But It's not the job of Fox News or any other news organization to (in Trump's words) "help Republicans, and me, get re-elected on November 3rd."

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (z7PmS)

316 >>Ryan? I believed that shit. I did. I thought he was a budget hawk true warrior.

Gowdy? SUPER PROSECUTOR MAN!
- - - -

Michael Steele, thought he was a kick-ass GOP chairman and now to se him be the ultimate GOPe cuck on MSNBC. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (bDqIh)

317 he's off the market, ya know
Posted by: REDACTED at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (UUUON)


LOL! I guess I missed my chance , man.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (zr5Kq)

318 Dear China ...me and Taiwan are lovers. Also I took all your Bitcoins.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (9PtLS)

319 Fucking Swedes.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM (guGkK)

Do you hate it?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (Kpl3J)

320 312 I welcome additions.


Old hotness: Jason Chaffetz will save us all.

New hotness: OMG, Devin Nunes!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (gd9RK)

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

Is Nunes sponge worthy?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (LvTSG)

321 Read the article at FoxNews. They are no longer balance and any counterpoint comes directly from the DNC talking points. You want to include "both sides"? Then you do the hard work and ferret out the facts. Fox doesn't anymore. They just vomit out garbage.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (VpIIl)

322 I'd quote you some Scripture that pretty much confirms your cynicism, but then.....
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


Heh.

Yeah, Bible-quoters who especially cite verses about "hypocrites" and so forth are the most suspicious one of all. "Hmmm, what's he hiding?..."

I realize my cynicism is an illogical do-loop from which there is no escape, but once you've caught the cynicism bug, you're infected for life! Like herpes!

Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (N9G0H)

323 I am skilled in the arts of war and military tactics, sire.

Posted by: Christopher Wray at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (EUWQM)

324
Do they go to the opera together like Scalia and RBG did?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:21 PM (LvTSG)


Ron and Tip had drinks after work, so I wouldn't fault co-workers to go to a world-class opera together.

Now, VPJoe and the Chinese, VPJoe and the Ukrainian energy companies? Ok, now we're talking.

Oh, wait, the subject was going to the opera, my bad.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (sy5kK)

325 When I was younger I used to think Poppy Bush was a decent guy. In the last few years I've come to learn he was much, much worse than any of us could imagine.
Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:43 PM (Alp4m)


Remember, it is truth, not a conspiracy theory, that the CIA once was in charge of the US government. I mean, it's not like Poppy stopped being a CIA guy just because he got elected.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:48 PM (GbPPJ)

326 The deep state protects the deep state. There could be no deep state if it didn't.
Posted by: Tentotwo


Jerry Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy writ large:

Every agency, bureau or department of government that starts out with a mission eventually evolves into doing everything it can to sustain itself and the people that work there. The mission becomes forgotten.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at May 21, 2020 02:48 PM (vcOmj)

327 Michael Steele, thought he was a kick-ass GOP chairman and now to se him be the ultimate GOPe cuck on MSNBC. . .
Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (bDqIh)
++++++++++
If the GOP chairman had been Christopher Steele, the outcome would probably have been the same...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:48 PM (hYcqw)

328 Is Nunes sponge worthy?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (LvTSG)

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You mean like FIRST!!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:48 PM (nw6Hr)

329 LOL! I guess I missed my chance , man.
Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (zr5Kq)

Posted by: REDACTED at May 21, 2020 02:48 PM (UUUON)

330 Supports what Marcus T and others have been saying - NYC Commercial Real Estate markets are about to take a giant hit.

--

And lots of possibilities for all those small business store locations in NYC that are going to go under. Think of all the satellite mosques that can take over the space!

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (O+I8R)

331 325 When I was younger I used to think Poppy Bush was a decent guy. In the last few years I've come to learn he was much, much worse than any of us could imagine.
Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:43 PM (Alp4m)

Remember, it is truth, not a conspiracy theory, that the CIA once was in charge of the US government. I mean, it's not like Poppy stopped being a CIA guy just because he got elected.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:48 PM (GbPPJ)

==========

I just wish that Trump had the class to be as faithful to Melania as HW was to Barbara.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

332 Yikes. Gun-grabbing Mark Kelly so far ahead of McSally the seat is now "likely blue."

Fvck. Not good.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (+7yf7)

333 Posted by: El Jefe
********
That is why you are not Donald J. Trump & not President

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (VUyt5)

334 332 Yikes. Gun-grabbing Mark Kelly so far ahead of McSally the seat is now "likely blue."

Fvck. Not good.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (+7yf7)

=========

Are these the same polls that said CA-25 was going to be a tossup a week before that election?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

335 but you also have some real "garbage" littered all over the network, people like Dummy Juan Williams

can't ....

breathe...

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (pnfZk)

336 I am skilled in the arts of war and military tactics, sire.
Posted by: Christopher Wray at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (EUWQM)

------

Now watch King Edward throw your faggot ass out the window....

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (nw6Hr)

337 209 The active shooter did not get far.

The FBI is investigating a Thursday shooting at a Texas naval air station, after a Navy security team there killed an Arab male who stormed a gate at the base, a U.S. official told USNI News.

Posted by: rd at May 21, 2020 02:31 PM (+0uDE)


That Navy security team is clearly composed of white nationalists and must be destroyed.

Posted by: The FIB at May 21, 2020 02:50 PM (DTX3h)

338 The big thing for me regarding Ryan was when he never sent separate budget or appropriations bills to the president's desk for each individual department.

That tactic could attack a whole lot of discretionary spending, and he never even attempted it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:40 PM (LvTSG)

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Ryan could have attempted this tactic even when the Dems had Obama and the Senate both.

Get the GOP to unify and say, "no Omnibus Budget on December 1. ( Or whatever the due date was.). It is September 1, we are passing 11 different spending bills, and will not pass an Omnibus bill period. The Senate better get cracking, and start approving these bills, or revising them and sending them back to the house."

It would require brains, balls, and determination to do this, but then the Republicans seem to lack all three.

Posted by: rd at May 21, 2020 02:50 PM (+0uDE)

339 Yikes. Gun-grabbing Mark Kelly so far ahead of McSally the seat is now "likely blue."



Fvck. Not good.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (+7yf7)

This was the case from the very day Governor Ducey appointed this loser to the seat. he gave it away,

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 21, 2020 02:50 PM (xPl2J)

340 Sure, they might have passed it as is through a veto-proof majority, but year after year of that could have led to actual line item cuts on the part of Congress.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (LvTSG)
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Separate bills would also open the "Pandora's Box" of spending to public scrutiny and a lot of people might have asked questions the government preferred not to answer.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 02:50 PM (WEBkv)

341 Rather than utterly crush her with 50 million examples of of Trump=Hitler and conservatives=Nazis, i just dropped the subject and de-esacalated the situation, to save the friendship. I felt that we were more one email exchange from never speaking to each other again.
Posted by: zombie at May 21, 2020 02:23 PM (N9G0H)


Another example of a conservative realist exercising superior intellect to a liberal fantasist.

Good job, zombie.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 02:50 PM (sy5kK)

342 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (k4dH2)

....

Thanks.

Off to read.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (QW9VZ)

343 Fucking Swedes.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 02:41 PM


We're actually American models, you know.

Posted by: Swedish Bikini Team at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (DMUuz)

344 336 I am skilled in the arts of war and military tactics, sire.
Posted by: Christopher Wray at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM (EUWQM)

Is CBD socking Chris Wray ?

Posted by: REDACTED at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (UUUON)

345 52 Grenell essentially cleared the deck for Ratcliff, right?

The NSC has been vastly reduced in size (after Obama grew it 400+%), re-organized, and gotten back to its original purpose. Also, took over daily briefings of POTUS and POTUS candidates from FBI.

Not that there's no work left to do, but Grenell did the big stuff for him and took the heat.

#Winning
Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2020 02:09 PM (bDqIh)

************************

And don't forget -- FBI no longer has access to raw intel. They are back to being a law enforcement agency only.

I'd marry Ric Grennel if he wasn't already married (and if he was straight).

Posted by: Venus at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (iYXhj)

346 Thje problem is, Trump lost the one guy (Flynn) who would have been solid. We thought Sessions was OK - Wrong. Thought Bill Barr was good - No, he just ran the clock to get us tho out new police state. Ratliffe - He's dogshit. How do I know? He was confirmed.

Posted by: steve at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (TTy55)

347 Separate bills would also open the "Pandora's Box" of spending to public scrutiny and a lot of people might have asked questions the government preferred not to answer.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 02:50 PM (WEBkv)
++++++++++++
Huh. So you're saying that these paragons of republican government don't want government business to be done in ... public?

Shocking.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (hYcqw)

348 340 Sure, they might have passed it as is through a veto-proof majority, but year after year of that could have led to actual line item cuts on the part of Congress.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (LvTSG)
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Separate bills would also open the "Pandora's Box" of spending to public scrutiny and a lot of people might have asked questions the government preferred not to answer.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 02:50 PM (WEBkv)

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Which is probably reason #54 why Ryan didn't do it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (LvTSG)

349 That Navy security team is clearly composed of white nationalists and must be destroyed.
Posted by: The FIB
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They are an example of the backlash against Islamists that Loretta Lynch warned about!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (mLizQ)

350 Grennell for Acting FBI Director

Posted by: Bring back the Bird Flu at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (XMhQP)

351 Oh by the way, Joe Rogans new contract at Spotify is 110 million a year

Tell me America ain't a great country when a dipshit like that can get that rich.

Posted by: Senator Lindsey Graham at May 21, 2020 02:52 PM (oVJmc)

352 Is CBD socking Chris Wray ?

Posted by: REDACTED at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (UUUON)
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Somebody should.

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:52 PM (Eicbe)

353 If you're sent home to telework for 8-9 months, would you ever go back to the office? Would your employer need to ever incur the cost of having you there again?
Posted by: Fortcoins at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (1vIuC)



Commercial real estate is about to take a huge hit nationwide.

Hey, why should an employer bear the cost of overhead if the employer can make the employee do that?

I say that neutrally. The employee gets all kinds of positive benefits such as reduced costs for travel, clothing, food, day care, etc. etc.

Maybe, just maybe, all the claims about telecommuting will finally come true.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:52 PM (GbPPJ)

354 Mark Kelly is literally a penis head

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:52 PM (NI4rU)

355 Grennell for Acting FBI Director

Posted by: Bring back the Bird Flu at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (XMhQP)
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What?! My acting isn't good enough for you?!

Posted by: Christopher Wray at May 21, 2020 02:53 PM (Eicbe)

356 353 Maybe, just maybe, all the claims about telecommuting will finally come true.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 21, 2020 02:52 PM (GbPPJ)

========

Theory:

The pandemic is a creation of Webex.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:53 PM (LvTSG)

357 Is CBD socking Chris Wray ?

Posted by: REDACTED at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (UUUON)
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Somebody should.

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:52 PM (Eicbe)




I believe the term is 'Black Bagging'.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 02:53 PM (EUWQM)

358 That video was great, Trump's tweet was not.

I laugh at idiots who think that we are not in a hot information war.


FOX became number one because of conservatives and Trump voters.

Now they are fucking around and changing their tune because the ChiComs are paying to say OrangeManBad.

Fucking idealists are what's going to kill America.

One finger wagging moral posture at a time.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 21, 2020 02:54 PM (pnfZk)

359 Oh, and I'm looking for the guy who said this (Covid19) would be forgotten by May

Posted by: steve at May 21, 2020 02:54 PM (TTy55)

360 Oh by the way, Joe Rogans new contract at Spotify is 110 million a year
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (NI4rU)


It fascinates me that so many people don't even know who he is. I can only take him in small bursts, and I don't really understand HOW he got so big, but he has.

Someone put it the other day, Rogan reaches more people weekly than EVERYONE else in the media. More than Rush, more than anyone on teevee... hell more than everyone on teevee combined!

People used to joke that all the moron youngsters were getting their news from Jon Stewart.

Nope. Millions of them are getting it from Joe Rogan. If you can call it news. Which it kinda isn't, but then, it kinda is.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 02:54 PM (hku12)

361 Mark Kelly is literally a penis head
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 02:52 PM (NI4rU)
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And keyboardist for Marillion.

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:54 PM (Eicbe)

362 Huh. So you're saying that these paragons of republican government don't want government business to be done in ... public?

Shocking.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:51 PM (hYcqw)
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Yeah, it's a mystery, isn't it?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 02:54 PM (WEBkv)

363 Anyone have pictures of Stacy Abrams in a string bikini?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 21, 2020 02:54 PM (qM84C)

364 Theory:

The pandemic is a creation of Webex.

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:53 PM (LvTSG)

If you said Zoom or the Toilet Paper cartel, I might buy it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 21, 2020 02:55 PM (+b1ew)

365 205 Does anybody trust the government?

Well, I expect the National Weather Service to be wrong...hell, its the weather. And I'm never disappointed. As for the rest...eff 'em.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 02:30 PM (axyOa)



They are predicting a 50% chance that we'll have more hurricanes this year.


Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:55 PM (eF1II)

366 When I was younger I used to think Poppy Bush was a decent guy. In the last few years I've come to learn he was much, much worse than any of us could imagine.
Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:43 PM


They say horse apples don't plop too far from the horse.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 21, 2020 02:55 PM (DMUuz)

367 334 332 Yikes. Gun-grabbing Mark Kelly so far ahead of McSally the seat is now "likely blue."

Fvck. Not good.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (+7yf7)

=========

Are these the same polls that said CA-25 was going to be a tossup a week before that election?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

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I have no doubt that McSally will lose to Mark Kelly.

Shit! She already lost to the unknown bisexual radical Democrat Sinema two years ago. What makes you think she will win this time?

If she does win, she will be a female Romney.

Posted by: rd at May 21, 2020 02:55 PM (+0uDE)

368 363 Anyone have pictures of Stacy Abrams in a string bikini?
____________

There is not enough string in all the world . . . .

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 21, 2020 02:55 PM (k4dH2)

369 Joe Rogan = Recreational drugs

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:55 PM (Eicbe)

370 I'm getting my car inspected and an oil change. Lots of dirty looks because I won't wear a mask. All older white leftist her in Austinistan...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 02:56 PM (1me8P)

371 Commercial real estate is about to take a huge hit nationwide.



Hey, why should an employer bear the cost of overhead if the employer can make the employee do that?



I say that neutrally. The employee gets all kinds of positive
benefits such as reduced costs for travel, clothing, food, day care,
etc. etc.



Maybe, just maybe, all the claims about telecommuting will finally come true.
---------------

Maybe - maybe we will also find that the claims are not true.


Sure everyone is working from home now, but our economy has come to a standstill GDP wise.


Short term CRE will take a hit. Long term - who knows.

Work from home flexibility is here to stay - but I think it was already here. It may become a little more mainstream. In the end, you are either essential or not. Employers will get smarter about who is truly essential.

Posted by: SH at May 21, 2020 02:56 PM (sX1BW)

372 I don't know who Joe Rogan is. Name is slightly familiar, but that's all. If he came to my door selling cookies, I'd have no clue who he was.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 21, 2020 02:56 PM (O+I8R)

373 I'm getting my car inspected and an oil change. Lots of dirty looks because I won't wear a mask. All older white leftist her in Austinistan...
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue



Start coughing. I dare you.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 21, 2020 02:56 PM (qBbz7)

374 I am skilled in the arts of war and military tactics, sire.
Posted by: Christopher Wray
--------

But...can you say

I'm very good at integral and differential calculus,
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous,
In short, in matters vegetable, animal and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern major-general

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2020 02:56 PM (dP625)

375 Stacy Abrams bikini was repurposed for the Chesapeake Bay bridge.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 21, 2020 02:56 PM (xfb67)

376 There is not enough string in all the world . . . .
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 21, 2020 02:55 PM (k4dH2)
++++++++++++
This is not strictly true, but we're not willing to diminish ourself to help make this a reality.

Posted by: World's Largest Ball of Twine of Cawker City, KS at May 21, 2020 02:56 PM (hYcqw)

377 And

The CDC is recommending those swimming at public pools wear masks. In and out of the water.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:56 PM (eF1II)

378 Has AZ already had its Senate primary? WTF is going on with the AZ GOP? Is there nobody else available?

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (xPl2J)

379 Oh, and I'm looking for the guy who said this (Covid19) would be forgotten by May
Posted by: steve at May 21, 2020 02:54 PM (TTy55)


Nobody said it would be forgotten by May. Lots of people said it would be pretty much over by May.

Which it is.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (hku12)

380 353 Well, we're just going to have to pass a law banning telecommuting.

Posted by: US Board of Realtors at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (C1Lsn)

381 Are these the same polls that said CA-25 was going to be a tossup a week before that election?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower


My prediction for 11/3/2020 is that 29 percent of black voters will pull the lever for Trump.

It will be a landslide the likes of which we've never seen before.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (BM2fS)

382 I just wish that Trump had the class to be as faithful to Melania as HW was to Barbara.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (LvTSG)
===

Wasn't there a scandal involving call boys being at the White House when he was president?

Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (Alp4m)

383
String bikini for Tank???


You're going to need 3/8 cable.... minimum.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (nw6Hr)

384 The CDC is recommending those swimming at public pools wear masks. In and out of the water.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:56 PM (eF1II)
++++++++++
Making a mask wet reduces any efficacy it has to zero, doesn't it?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:58 PM (hYcqw)

385 The real driver of debt is non-discretionary
spending, ie entitlements, but cutting the EPA's budget down would have
been a whole lot easier if a separate bill got sent to Trump's desk for
the place and he vetoed it, forcing a renegotiation in Congress.



Sure, they might have passed it as is through a veto-proof majority,
but year after year of that could have led to actual line item cuts on
the part of Congress.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (LvTSG)

I think Ryan would have cut entitlements in a heartbeat if he had the chance. But it will never happen because people don't trust the gov't to cut the non-entitlements. They'll slash granny's SSI check, but still give the same SSI benefits to illegals. They'll continue spending on PP, public radio, and everything else that benefits them while gutting Medicare.

Posted by: WOPR - Clown World Timeline at May 21, 2020 02:58 PM (BwZVU)

386
I'm getting my car inspected and an oil change. Lots of dirty looks because I won't wear a mask.


When people try to talk to me at the bank or the store through their snot-soaker , I cup my ear and say I can't hear you until they pull it off.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 21, 2020 02:58 PM (pnfZk)

387 378 Has AZ already had its Senate primary? WTF is going on with the AZ GOP? Is there nobody else available?
Posted by: Mark1971 at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (xPl2J)

Yoo Hoo! Remember Me?

Posted by: Cindy McCain at May 21, 2020 02:58 PM (Kpl3J)

388 Mark Kelly is an opportunist pos.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:58 PM (eF1II)

389 378 Has AZ already had its Senate primary? WTF is going on with the AZ GOP? Is there nobody else available?
Posted by: Mark1971

Senator Cinnamon is adequate

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 21, 2020 02:59 PM (FZYNt)

390 383
String bikini for Tank???


You're going to need 3/8 cable.... minimum.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (nw6Hr


The great thing is, you can hide all the strings.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 02:59 PM (guGkK)

391 AZ is a very disappointing state. MA is another one.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 21, 2020 02:59 PM (xfb67)

392 NOOD Corpus Christi

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 21, 2020 02:59 PM (1vIuC)

393 ++++++++++
Making a mask wet reduces any efficacy it has to zero, doesn't it?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2020 02:58 PM (hYcqw)


Seems it would reduce one's ability to breathe to zero.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 03:00 PM (eF1II)

394 AZ is a very disappointing state. MA is another one.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 21, 2020 02:59 PM (xfb67)
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People are increasingly disappointing.

Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 03:00 PM (Eicbe)

395 Start coughing. I dare you.
Posted by: rickb223
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Sneeze. A great, uncovered, spraying, cloud-o-aerosol sneeze!

"WAAAAAHHHH CHOOOOOO"

They might scramble to evacuate. Worth the attempt.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2020 03:00 PM (dP625)

396 Joe Rogan = Recreational drugs
Posted by: Axeman at May 21, 2020 02:55 PM (Eicbe)


That's not all he talks about, but he does talk about it way too much. It detracts from much of what he has to say otherwise, which is sometimes interesting and wise.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 03:00 PM (hku12)

397 Newsmax ready with video feed for DJT Ford plant soiree.

Posted by: azalea city at May 21, 2020 03:00 PM (WX+x0)

398 My prediction for 11/3/2020 is that 29 percent of black voters will pull the lever for Trump.

It will be a landslide the likes of which we've never seen before.
Posted by: Sharkman at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (BM2fS)

I believe Trump will win.
I don't believe he'll get near 30% of the black vote--maybe the black MALE vote--but not total black vote

I'm worried that the Democrats will play up obscure shootings of 'unarmed" blacks by police and even try to foment riots.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 21, 2020 03:00 PM (CqE5x)

399 Mark Kelly is an opportunist pos.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 21, 2020 02:58 PM (eF1II)
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He's married to Giffords, right? And he parades his wife around as a prop for his campaign?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 21, 2020 03:00 PM (WEBkv)

400 Joe Rogan was an actor on the tv show news radio, and a standup comedian. How he got so popular is mistifying. But there you go.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 21, 2020 03:01 PM (NI4rU)

401 The CDC is recommending those swimming at public pools wear masks.

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At chlorinated pools.

*blink*
*blink*

What da....



Also.... new CDC Guidlines for opening schools. Some real humdingers in there.

https://tinyurl.com/y7k7ofnw

Posted by: fixerupper at May 21, 2020 03:01 PM (nw6Hr)

402 Mark Kelly is an opportunist pos.


Shaa ooo mowwfff

Posted by: Gabby Giffords at May 21, 2020 03:01 PM (EUWQM)

403 Seems it would reduce one's ability to breathe to zero.
Posted by: Braenyard
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Ah. Now we're getting somewhere.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2020 03:01 PM (WD9ZA)

404 Here in West Tx...we call Austin the bubble town.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 21, 2020 03:01 PM (9PtLS)

405 Maybe, just maybe, all the claims about telecommuting will finally come true.


I hope not. I believe in the water cooler effect.

My current job (teaching) is impossible remotely. I'm just going through the motions.

My biggest victory in the old dot.com days was running into the CEO on the way to the bathroom. He asked how it was going and I said well we're really fighting for this one resource (pitchted battle against an entrenched enemy) and he said oh yeah I heard you were ready. Go ahead and launch.

That stuff has to happen in meat space.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 21, 2020 03:02 PM (gd9RK)

406
I just wish that Trump had the class to be as faithful to Melania as HW was to Barbara.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 21, 2020 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

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If Trump had been faithful to Ivanka Trump, likely he would have been our Presidential Candidate sometime between 1996 and 2008.

Posted by: rd at May 21, 2020 03:02 PM (+0uDE)

407 The Donald should walk up to the podium and sling shot a n95 into the crowd.

Posted by: azalea city at May 21, 2020 03:02 PM (WX+x0)

408 I think Joe Rogan got big because he is open minded and has all sorts of people on. His podcasts can go really long. But when you have that much time to let a person talk you get a better idea of who they are than you do from soundbites which is what the corporate press does. I'm a regular listener and while there are some things about him that annoy me, I appreciate that he has spoken against cancel culture and de-platforming people. Who else that big would let Gavin McCinnes and Alex Jones have their say?

Posted by: Augustine at May 21, 2020 03:03 PM (Alp4m)

409 I got a notification from Next Door (it's been quiet lately) from a women who was badly frightened when a neighbor, another woman, turned up at her door, pounding on the door and screaming about her barking dogs. (she claimed they weren't hers) She wanted to know what she could do.

I told her the best thing, if this happens again, is to simply open the door Stark Naked, holding a butcher's knife, and wearing a hockey mask. I said that usually throws people off so much they won't come back.

I'm waiting to see if I get any bites.

Posted by: Cindy McCain at May 21, 2020 03:03 PM (Kpl3J)

410
That stuff has to happen in meat space.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
--------

I don't do any significant business with anyone that I haven't met in person.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 21, 2020 03:04 PM (WD9ZA)

411 213 For the record, I was an early Paul Ryan disliker. Not first, mind you, but early. A beta disliker if you will.
Posted by: Weasel at May 21, 2020 02:32 PM (MVjcR)


Not everyone has WeaselDog to help them sort out the political wheat from the chaffe. WeaselDog is the secret.

Doubt me? Who is wrong more often when they open their yapper, Nancy Pelosi or WeaselDog?


I mean, before WeaselDog went all Hollywood producer, demanding hamburgers at every meal and such.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 03:04 PM (sy5kK)

412 Here in West Tx...we call Austin the bubble town.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 21, 2020 03:01 PM (9PtLS)


Carpetbaggers ?

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 03:04 PM (zr5Kq)

413 This was Tuckers finest hour.

The R's left Trump out to dry.

Cowards, grifters and....fuck that Rooster Head Gowdy in particular.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 21, 2020 03:05 PM (k3msl)

414 When I say I'm a man of my word, what I mean is, you're getting a salad.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 21, 2020 03:06 PM (xfb67)

415 379 Oh, and I'm looking for the guy who said this (Covid19) would be forgotten by May
Posted by: steve at May 21, 2020 02:54 PM (TTy55)


Nobody said it would be forgotten by May. Lots of people said it would be pretty much over by May.

Which it is.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 02:57 PM (hku12)

That is correct.

I said, several times, that this would be behind us by 1 May 2020. Not because of any special knowledge, but because nobody ever went broke betting against mainstream media conventional wisdom.

I was off by about two weeks.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 21, 2020 03:07 PM (iuFgi)

416 There is a reason they call it a swamp. 98% of these bastards are getting grift, graft and free grilled kobi steaks.


Some like the Clintons, Bidens, and Kerrys are in the hundreds of millions in pay to play kickbacks. Others sell out for much less.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 21, 2020 03:09 PM (r+sAi)

417 Some (but not all) gospel singers come off as total
phonies, singing about lovin' Jayzzuss, with hookers and blow waiting
for them in their dressing rooms.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM


I used to know a studio owner in Nashville who refused to do business with gospel acts. He told me they were hands down the worst to deal with, with the most ridiculous demands, and it was almost impossible to get them to pay. Apparently, it was very common for gospel acts to agree to a price or rate for studio time, then refuse to honor the agreement once the recording, mixing, etc was complete, because "God told us we were paying too much."

Posted by: Bert G at May 21, 2020 03:10 PM (OMsf+)

418 Ivanka Trump,

Ivana was first wife.

Ivanka is first daughter.

Posted by: Flyover, tired of being tired of these people at May 21, 2020 03:12 PM (Rbu5d)

419


as in the Chinacrats are behind the GOVID9 Plandemic?
Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 21, 2020 02:38 PM (EUWQM)


No, I don't think so, they are too dumb to pull something like this off. Not too evil, just too dumb.

However, if you consider the Wuhan virus was a screw-up, followed by a Chinese cover-up, and then the Chinacrats thought, "hey! we can use this to dump Trump somehow!", I think you would be spot on.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 03:12 PM (sy5kK)

420 112
Make Grennell FBI director.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 21, 2020 02:16 PM (rXie1)

This.

Posted by: jim at May 21, 2020 03:16 PM (DF+pC)

421
Even if they lose, they try to put an asterisk by your name.
Posted by: MJ at May 21, 2020 02:42 PM (gAMkn)


We don't need an asterisk by your name, because here, everybody knows your name.

Posted by: Norm, Cliff, and the friends at Cheers at May 21, 2020 03:16 PM (sy5kK)

422 Trey Gowdy can suck a dick.
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 21, 2020 02:26 PM (uJwgo)


You forgot the word mean.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 21, 2020 03:19 PM (z79tQ)

423
Supports what Marcus T and others have been saying - NYC Commercial Real Estate markets are about to take a giant hit.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 21, 2020 02:46 PM (Kpl3J)


Yeah, it's really a no-brainer in most situations.

Even if the company pays for upgraded internet speed and a nice computer, the return on investment can be measured in weeks.

NY and other Blue States that suck at the tit of commercial real estate revenue are looking like a giant RoadRunner and Wylie E Coyote cartoon.

There will be hundreds of commercial buildings with the name "Acme" on them.

And they are doing it to themselves.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 21, 2020 03:23 PM (sy5kK)

424 When government pretends to do everything for you they end up doing nothing well. Lets get back to winning wars and leaving our own people alone to do what they like. So tired of this shit.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 21, 2020 03:36 PM (0rEk2)

425
I hope Trump's opposition damages Fox's profitability. I think it will. Watching those emptyheaded Crossfit simians try and learn to code would be hilarious.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2020 04:02 PM (h6CJG)

426 Many of us tried and tried to convince people, since the slick willy days that both parties were in bed together behind closed doors. All those years slick willy purged our government and moral leaders were murdered. All it took to get to where we are at now, WAS as the Communists openly say; USEFUL FOOLS. They found a gold mine of them in America, and ask they, they reply their were too blind/stupid to know any better. Odd how that takes us to the End Times scenario, eh ?

Posted by: ron n. at May 21, 2020 07:02 PM (om5HK)

427 I just wish that Trump had the class to be as faithful to Melania as HW was to Barbara.
That you are aware of..

Posted by: Blanco at May 22, 2020 08:52 AM (HltPS)

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