Hillary Clinton's Lawyer: Say, If Trump Concealed, Removed, Or Destroyed Federal Records, He's Barred From Ever Holding Federal Office

Say... didn't Hillary Clinton conceal federal records (her email communications) and then, when their existence was learned of, destroy them using BleachBit?

Is Marc Elias narcing on his own client?

No, of course not; he just understands that the law does not apply the same way to Democrats and Republicans.

In the current configuration of this oligarchy-ruled Empire of Lies, at least.

We'll see about the future.

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@marceelias

The media is missing the really, really big reason why the raid today is a potential blockbuster in American politics.

Yes, I recognize the legal challenge that application of this law to a president would garner (since qualifications are set in Constitution). But the idea that a candidate would have to litigate this is during a campaign is in my view a "blockbuster in American politics."

No, not really.

Let me talk about the qualifications clause of the Constitution. It specifies that a president must be at least 35 years old and a natural born citizen and a resident of the United States for 14 years.

The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that this constitutes the exclusive qualifications for eligibility to run for president. There is no requirement that he have a clean criminal record, for example.

And it doesn't matter if a federal law claims that someone would be disqualified from office. The Constitution doesn't recognize that, and the Constitution trumps a mere law.

This is, by the way, why you can never have congressional term limits passed. The Constitution also specifies the qualifications for congressmen and Senators -- what is it, age 25 for congressmen, 30 for Senator, and residents of the states/districts they represent? -- and the Court has ruled those are the exclusive qualifications required by the Constitution.

They have ruled you cannot add to them legislatively by passing a law that says, basically, "And there's another qualification, that you cannot have served more than 6 years in Congress." To do that, you need to pass an Amendment, which would add another Constitution-level qualification for holding congressional office.

So no, you can't disqualify Trump by charging him or convicting him with... anything.

Via Ed Morrissey of the Salon Hot 25 approved blog, the New York Times admits that researchers considered whether Hillary Clinton was disqualified from running for president in 2016 based on her own "removal" and "mutilation" of government documents.

Their conclusion? No, the Constitution is the exclusive determiner of qualifications for office.

The law briefly received a close look in 2015, after it came to light that Hillary Clinton, then widely anticipated to be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, had used a private email server to conduct government business while secretary of state.

Some Republicans were briefly entranced with whether the law could keep Mrs. Clinton out of the White House, including Michael Mukasey, a former attorney general in the administration of George W. Bush. So was at least one conservative think tank.

But in considering that situation, several legal scholars -- including Seth B. Tillman of Maynooth University in Ireland and Eugene Volokh of the University of California, Los Angeles -- noted that the Constitution sets eligibility criteria for who can be president, and argued that Supreme Court rulings suggest Congress cannot alter them. The Constitution allows Congress to disqualify people from holding office in impeachment proceedings, but grants no such power for ordinary criminal law.

Hillary Clinton's Corrupt Lawyer recognizes that, but then say that's not the point, of course: The point is weaponizing the Department of Justice against Trump is, as it's always been, not to get a conviction but just to throw so much mud on him that it destroys him as a potential threat to The Regime.

And they... admit this. They're proud of this.

They're proud to admit the DOJ and FBI are now engaged in an illegal, extraconstitutional operation to veto presidential candidates the Oligarchy and the Deep State which serves it do not approve of.

Just as they've been doing since 2015.

They didn't rig the 2016 election -- but they've been breaking every law and norm to "fortify" every election since then, to prevent a free and fair election from ever taking place again.

The American people can "choose" a president -- but only from a Curated Selection of candidates the Oligarchy and Deep State have approved for them.

Below: The Oligarchy and Deep State's last choice.

Posted by: Ace at 01:00 PM




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1 Remember, Trump blinked on Hillary, despite promising "lock her up!"

Then even asked Comey to stay on. Then promoted Wray to FBI Director.

So as mad as I am about this banana republic FBI raid, Trump has shown he can't get the job done as President.

Posted by: Victory at August 09, 2022 01:03 PM (cDOKD)

2 So, is he also narcing on Nanzi when she destroyed federal records by ripping up her copy at the SOTU speech.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at August 09, 2022 01:03 PM (buTO7)

3 If they arrest Trump, it's Sumpter.

Posted by: Shenanigans at August 09, 2022 01:03 PM (lckSm)

4 The left: There is no secret pedo-conspiracy among the elite you wingnuts.

Also the left: Sure Epstein killed himself, and sure Maxwell is guilty of trafficking girls with NO CLIENTS

Also, also the left: And its completely normal for Epstein's former lawyer to be the one to sign off on a raid on President Trump's dwelling.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:04 PM (ESjRY)

5 Dems are salivating, fantasizing, and gleefully imagining the sight of an orange jumpsuit-clad Trump being perp-walked into a courtroom. They want it so bad they can taste it, and they have no concern whatsoever what such a spectacle will do to well over half this country.

They will plunge us into civil war just to get a jolly on twitter.

Posted by: Shenanigans at August 09, 2022 01:05 PM (lckSm)

6 Who's Sumpter?

Posted by: BignJames at August 09, 2022 01:05 PM (AwYPR)

7 "The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that this constitutes the exclusive qualifications for eligibility to run for president. There is no requirement that he have a clean criminal record, for example."

So if a president-elect is in prison on a criminal conviction, he gets sprung on inauguration day? Or does he serve as president from his cell?

The thing they want most of all is to cuff and 'frog-march' DJT. They've told us this for six years.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Corrupted at August 09, 2022 01:05 PM (7WuAc)

8 not sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:05 PM (LvTSG)

9 Oh boy, I am liking the potential for the new standard that the Democrats have instituted.

Hillary did destroy records - with the help of her lawyers at Perkins Coie.

When they raided the office of Michael Cohen (attorney that worked for Trump) they took ALL of his records from all of his clients. NOT just the ones for which they expected some malfeasance from Cohen.

When Republicans regain power, I would love to see them take the attorney/client records at EVERY SINGLE Perkins Coie office.

Can you imagine how much Democrat malfeasance would be revealed in that treasure trove?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at August 09, 2022 01:05 PM (tkyK5)

10 What the red states went John Gault as to the US Military.
Actively discourage your young men from going into the armed forces, but instead to enlist in a State militia.

Not, I repeat not looking for a Ft Sumter moment.
But the status quo in which an increasingly tyrannical Federal Leviathan sits on the collective chest of Republic Americans is intolerable. Creative and aggressive means need to be pursued if this is to end other than terribly.

Posted by: Zek at August 09, 2022 01:06 PM (OzNIz)

11 Things are happening fast

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at August 09, 2022 01:06 PM (AVI/t)

12 When Republicans regain power, I would love to see them take the attorney/client records at EVERY SINGLE Perkins Coie office.


Not who we are my friend

Posted by: Kevin McCarthy-Luntz at August 09, 2022 01:06 PM (ESjRY)

13 Who's the fat sweat bastard hanging out with the oldsters?

Posted by: Regular joe at August 09, 2022 01:06 PM (nnp+f)

14
No, the Constitution is the exclusive determiner of qualifications for office.

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The spirit of Adam Clayton Powell approves from the Great Bimini beyond.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 09, 2022 01:06 PM (1Nxff)

15 Maybe Biden was tying to shake the hand of the invisible man he motioned to some time back...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:07 PM (ynpvh)

16 I'm reminded how in Ukraine, every president since 2010 has arrested their predecessor.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:07 PM (ESjRY)

17 Citing the law when talking about Democrat/Communists is like talking about Scripture to Druids.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:07 PM (lf83v)

18 That is one wide dude on the left, there.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 09, 2022 01:07 PM (aaGzp)

19 The American people can "choose" a president -- but only from a Curated Selection of candidates the Oligarchy and Deep State have approved for them.
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We can borrow from the EU and adapt it to local conventions. This is just the "Community Method of Selecting the Head of State."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (WWh8n)

20 I agree with you on the constitutional requirements exclusion but I don't think the left wants to create a legal case here.

They just want everyone to be talking about how Trump cannot run for office because of his criminal past. They want that perception to be out there, to damage a candidate that is already pretty unpopular.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (Ivdso)

21 Remember when it was unconscionable to ask a presidential candidate to prove he was a natural born citizen?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (R8uWY)

22 Who's the fat sweat bastard hanging out with the oldsters?
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Stacy Abrams.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (lf83v)

23 "... Trump has shown he can't get the job done as President."

So, who's your guy? Michael Steele? Jeb? Rubio?

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (jTmQV)

24 17 Citing the law when talking about Democrat/Communists is like talking about Scripture to Druids.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:07 PM (lf83v)

They'd rune it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (ynpvh)

25 They ignore the constitution. Their plan is to get SOS in various states to refuse to allow Trump on the ballot in that state. In every blue state, and some purple states.

The fact that Clinton has been proven to have committed treason, and Biden has been proven to have taken bribes from foreign governments are apparently resume enhancers, and in no way a bar to running.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (lTGtQ)

26 Citing the law when talking about Democrat/Communists is like talking about Scripture to Druids.

"Let me get back to you after I sacrifice this child and examine her entrails"
--Gettafix

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (Ivdso)

27 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (Zz0t1)

28 That is one wide dude on the left, there.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 09, 2022 01:07 PM (aaGzp)


And sweaty.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 01:09 PM (DRSnL)

29 You know - lets say a group of States disagrees with the minimal Constitutional requirements to hold Presidential office. Seems to me, there would be a remedy for that.

Leave. Secede. Or vote to keep all the flags and symbols and songs and kick the other States out.

What doesn't make sense to me ? Cling tightly to those who disagree, while screaming "Do as I say, but don't you dare leave !!!".

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:09 PM (/cCOr)

30 Really - this is the game they are trying to run? No way. I really like the Epstein angle much better.

And with this SCOTUS they expect this to have any chance?

Ok, anyone telling me the deep state is in control and super smart gets 5, no make it 10, minutes in time out.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:09 PM (xWZcb)

31 6 Who's Sumpter?

Posted by: BignJames at August 09, 2022 01:05 PM


I assume a typo for Fort Sumter.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at August 09, 2022 01:09 PM (tkyK5)

32 17 I'm reminded how in Ukraine, every president since 2010 has arrested their predecessor.

*laughs in Illinois governors*

Posted by: Lance McCormick at August 09, 2022 01:09 PM (l8gTz)

33 They want trump guilty of some crime. Any crime. He is a billionaire developer from NY. Of course he is crooked. He has to be!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 09, 2022 01:09 PM (R8uWY)

34 Does no one remember the 2016 election? Hillary got drunk as hell in the middle of the night when it became obvious that Obama wasn't going to rescue her. He night have done it, but sure as hell wasn't risking the military turning on him for Hillary's behalf. Sid told her Mueller would show up, so they could be relatively calm.

Well, it didn't work, and the friends of Epstein were (and are) seriously terrified that someone will be in a position to order them perp walked. They had to cut some deals with the Chinese, and mortgage all of America's basic legitimacy as a government, but they kept Trump from a second term.

For now.

Posted by: trev006 at August 09, 2022 01:09 PM (yJWaZ)

35 Hillary Clinton's Corrupt Lawyer recognizes that, but then say that's not the point, of course: The point is weaponizing the Department of Justice against Trump is, as it's always been, not to get a conviction but just to throw so much mud on him that it destroys him as a potential threat to The Regime.

And they... admit this. They're proud of this.

They're proud to admit the DOJ and FBI are now engaged in an illegal, extraconstitutional operation to veto presidential candidates the Oligarchy and the Deep State which serves it do not approve of.

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Yup. No holds barred when it comes to getting outsiders out of influence. And assume that Trump gets through this, runs, overcomes the cheat, overcomes the press, overcomes everything, wins and manages to get seated.

Assume all of that happens. Now ask yourself a question: "would I work for Trump if he appointed me, given that the exact same operation will be run against me and my family?" Most people are going to look at Trump, look at Flynn, and then answer "no" to that question.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM (WWh8n)

36 Dems are salivating, fantasizing, and gleefully imagining the sight of an orange jumpsuit-clad Trump being perp-walked into a courtroom. They want it so bad they can taste it, and they have no concern whatsoever what such a spectacle will do to well over half this country.

I live in MA. My local rag is going to arrive at the door tomorrow soaked from top to bottom in anti-Trump splooge.

They will plunge us into civil war just to get a jolly on twitter.

**types, deletes**

I'm 59 years old and type 2 diabetic. Tonight would be a perfect time for the old heart to just stop.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM (AW0uW)

37 "Don't call it a 'raid'" -> Translation -> WAAAAAAAH!!!

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM (krQz2)

38 Seems all of this "FBI noise" is to cover up ...

Productivity crashed over the past year as the economy added workers at a rapid clip even as economic output grew slowly, data from the Department of Labor showed on Tuesday.

The productivity of the business sector fell 2.5 percent compared with a year ago, the largest decline ever recorded in data going back to the first quarter of 1948, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. The decline comes from a 1.5 increase in economic output and a 4.1 percent increase in total hours worked.

Posted by: SMOD at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM (RHGPo)

39 They just want everyone to be talking about how Trump cannot run for office because of his criminal past. They want that perception to be out there, to damage a candidate that is already pretty unpopular.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:08 PM (Ivdso)

You don't need this much effort to drive down votes for someone this "unpopular."

Posted by: trev006 at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM (yJWaZ)

40 I'm reminded how in Ukraine, every president since 2010 has arrested their predecessor.

Posted by: 18-1



And when you think about the Ukrainian bribery, child sex trafficking, and government theft of public funds, it appears that Ukraine is the model for America.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM (lTGtQ)

41 12 When Republicans regain power, I would love to see them take the attorney/client records at EVERY SINGLE Perkins Coie office.


Not who we are my friend

Posted by: Kevin McCarthy-Luntz at August 09, 2022 01:06 PM


True. But OTOH they probably have done work for the RINOs. Let's see that too!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM (tkyK5)

42

Eugene V. Debs ran for President from prison and won nearly one million votes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 09, 2022 01:11 PM (63Dwl)

43 Will the Senate Republicans announce they are no longer going to abide by the power sharing agreement in protest?

Grind the Senate to a halt.
Not one more bill, not one more confirmation.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 09, 2022 01:11 PM (hqgRM)

44 Trump won (twice) because people were sick of this two-tiered bullshit.

Think they'll be less sick of it when their preferred candidate is the victim of it?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 09, 2022 01:11 PM (KbCG3)

45 What is Stacy Abrams doing there with schumer and biden?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 09, 2022 01:11 PM (8GBH4)

46 >>> 29 You know - lets say a group of States disagrees with the minimal Constitutional requirements to hold Presidential office. Seems to me, there would be a remedy for that.

Leave. Secede. Or vote to keep all the flags and symbols and songs and kick the other States out.

What doesn't make sense to me ? Cling tightly to those who disagree, while screaming "Do as I say, but don't you dare leave !!!".
Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:09 PM (/cCOr)

The commies know they can't feed themselves.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 09, 2022 01:11 PM (llON8)

47 Productivity crashed over the past year as the economy added workers at a rapid clip even as economic output grew slowly, data from the Department of Labor showed on Tuesday.


Lotta "lyin' flat", "letting it rot", and "quiet quitting" going on.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 09, 2022 01:12 PM (/NCI4)

48 They're proud to admit the DOJ and FBI are now engaged in an illegal, extraconstitutional operation to veto presidential candidates the Oligarchy and the Deep State which serves it do not approve of.

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"Hey, wouldn't YOU do everything in your power -- including stealing elections and shitting on the constitution -- to thwart Literally Hitler / Literally Stalin / Literally Mussolini?

Come on, man! We're preemptively saving millions of lives worldwide here ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 09, 2022 01:12 PM (+lwg5)

49 The American people can "choose" a president -- but only from a Curated Selection of candidates the Oligarchy and Deep State have approved for them.

You got it. This is all theater. We have two political parties. They agree on one thing; all political power must come from one of these political parties. It's a Trust, in the old language.

We pissed them off, folks. We picked somebody off the menu in 2016. Picked him again in 2020.

#VoteHarder for one of the two parties ? Nah. No thanks.

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:12 PM (/cCOr)

50 "But the idea that a candidate would have to litigate this is during a campaign is in my view a "blockbuster in American politics."

That's a Hail Mary pass and they know it. What they see is their end, and with that vision comes desperation. They are already getting nervous and you can see that with some of the parsed statements. The reaction already isnt what they expected. It's making Trump more popular and I expect as this is pursued into September, their timing could not be worse. I look forward to seeing how this polls with key groups outside their base. Because right now the reaction is not in their favor. I would almost say this will swing some of the senate races in Republicans favor. Lets see how prescient that is.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 09, 2022 01:12 PM (2hOms)

51 What happened in 2015 that changed everything? 0bama made his Patriot Act permanent, lol. Why does everyone miss this HUGE fact? Bushs Patriot Act expired in 2010. Its all there....

Posted by: Fisht at August 09, 2022 01:12 PM (ZRarh)

52 I'm still waiting for those Ukrainian refugees to arrive in our country like those waves of Somalians, Syrians, Iraqis and Afghanis did when they were refugees.

Haven't met one.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:13 PM (lf83v)

53 Our actual red line would be the country going hungry EG Venezuela. I wish it was sooner, considering our ability to predict is not-bad, but I don't think it is.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 09, 2022 01:13 PM (44ww/)

54 Joe Biden is already embalmed.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:13 PM (Zz0t1)

55 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at August 09, 2022 01:13 PM (yQpMk)

56 Get five judges to say you can.

Problem Solved.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 09, 2022 01:13 PM (PTGCv)

57 They didn't rig the 2016 election
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It should be noted they came fairly close.

PA refused to "call" with many fewer votes left to count than the deficit.

They held out for 2 hours and only called it when Wisconsin came in and they realized they were boned. I have ZERO doubt they intended to pull a 2020 there. Drag it out and steal it before our eyes. Nothing else made sense.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:13 PM (/6Rxy)

58 Sure we've heard from Ken Dilanian, but what about Natasha Bertrand?

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 09, 2022 01:13 PM (m7Ses)

59 I'm still waiting for those Ukrainian refugees to arrive in our country like those waves of Somalians, Syrians, Iraqis and Afghanis did when they were refugees.

I was amused to see a significant percentage of them are going to...Russia.

But remember the Russians are engaged in genocide in Donbas!

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:13 PM (ESjRY)

60 lets say a group of States disagrees with the minimal Constitutional requirements to hold Presidential office. Seems to me, there would be a remedy for that.


Constitutional amendment. That's the way to change it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:14 PM (Ivdso)

61 The productivity of the business sector fell 2.5 percent compared with a year ago, the largest decline ever recorded in data going back to the first quarter of 1948, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. The decline comes from a 1.5 increase in economic output and a 4.1 percent increase in total hours worked.
Posted by: SMOD at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM (RHGPo)
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So, when coupled with GDP loss - I guess all the pronouncements of we aren't in a recession look pretty stupid now.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:14 PM (xWZcb)

62 They're going to try anyways. Blue state legislatures and blue county election officials will refuse to place Trump on the ballot or refuse to count any votes for him.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 09, 2022 01:14 PM (aXOt3)

63 So if "vote harder" doesn't work, why have we been able to vote out so many never Trumpers. You ignore that there is in fact a difference being made by some of these candidates.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 09, 2022 01:14 PM (5HBd1)

64 Paging Sandy Berger.

Posted by: bang-a-gong at August 09, 2022 01:14 PM (By6uD)

65 They didn't rig the 2016 election

They did, but not by a large enough margin. They were certain that "why am I not up by 40 points" Clinton had it in the bag, so they didn't have to try very hard.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:14 PM (Ivdso)

66 45 What is Stacy Abrams doing there with schumer and biden?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 09, 2022 01:11 PM (8GBH4)

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LOL. She fills out a suit quite handsomely ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 09, 2022 01:14 PM (+lwg5)

67 My guess? Eric Trump gets arrested soon for "interfering with an ongoing investigation" by claiming that safe was empty.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (PTGCv)

68 And...fuck. I managed to get Kung Pao Sicken. Yay, me.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (PJ3De)

69 Be kinda cool if Trump had gates that locked behind the FBI after they entered, preventing them from leaving. And a voice emanating from a PA system saying, "Now youse can't leave", like the bar scene from "A Bronx Tale". A popcorn worthy moment.

One can dream. *sigh*

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (Zvtjl)

70 Goose and gander. And screw them!!

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (ytSiK)

71 I was in France in April and I met about a dozen Ukrainians who fled the violence. Waiters and students at Sorbonne. None here though.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (lf83v)

72 So if "vote harder" doesn't work, why have we been able to vote out so many never Trumpers.

How many of them will remain so? Remember Crenshaw and a host of other new candidates we voted in, who ran on being one of us? How much difference did that make?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (Ivdso)

73 "I know the FBI/DOJ are abusing their authority in this persecution of Trump but at this point Trump has too much baggage and shouldn't run in 2024" - The GOP

Posted by: lowandslow at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (qH6FZ)

74 I'm tired of all the BS you keep spewing about DistHillary breaking the law with her 30,000 emails.

Are you trying to suggest that a public official shouldn't have recipes and yoga routines on her computer? Are you suggesting that she shouldn't have been helping her Lifetime Achievement Award winning daughter plan her wedding?

Posted by: Furious George at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (CkFy6)

75 That's a Hail Mary pass and they know it. What they see is their end, and with that vision comes desperation. They are already getting nervous and you can see that with some of the parsed statements. The reaction already isnt what they expected. It's making Trump more popular and I expect as this is pursued into September, their timing could not be worse. I look forward to seeing how this polls with key groups outside their base. Because right now the reaction is not in their favor. I would almost say this will swing some of the senate races in Republicans favor. Lets see how prescient that is.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 09, 2022 01:12 PM (2hOms)
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What do you think they were assuming would happen? This was all a pysch op and they were praying for a miracle? I mean, these are not god fearing people. You'd need his help to pull that off.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (xWZcb)

76 Willowed:

The only thing they are doing is making sure more people vote for Trump.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 09, 2022 12:59 PM (2hOms)

The last time this constant Goldsteining worked was 2018. Which still didn't actually get the Democrats the Senate, and ended up humiliating Mueller, Andrew McCarthy and the DoJ more broadly. 2021 had the idiotic insurrection bullshit, but that didn't work or they wouldn't have to drag it out until now.

The Rats anticipate Trump crumbling under the sheer amount of pressure, and there are people who look down on Trump who couldn't endure a tenth of what he has. But he'll tank this damage too, and swing back.

Posted by: trev006 at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (yJWaZ)

77 Concern trolls, glowies, leftist banshee trolls. They are all out today. I suspect this raid on Trumps home isn't going over well with the general public so usual suspects have released the trolls! I wonder how much the Build Back Bolshevik money went to them. Those trolls are unionized now. Gotta keep them happy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (sAmhv)

78 The GOP is made up of

Fake MAGA people
GOPers
and a whole of "what's it in for me".
Real MAGA people

So if voting is to matter you have to get rid of the first two categories, give the "what's it in for me" people a reason to do the right thing, and empower as many real MAGA people as you can.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (ESjRY)

79 It should be noted they came fairly close. PA refused to "call" with many fewer votes left to count than the deficit.

They got caught flat footed. And Pepperidge Farm remembers, they spend the next several days pumping up totals from the West Coast. They did everything they could to show that Trump "won", but he really didn't "win", so to speak.

Then, for once, a guy got in that wasn't a Globalist, and Holy Shit - turns out even most of us could get there, make basic not dumb decisions, and suddenly the economy goes ballistic good. Go figure.

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (/cCOr)

80 >>> 63 So if "vote harder" doesn't work, why have we been able to vote out so many never Trumpers. You ignore that there is in fact a difference being made by some of these candidates.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 09, 2022 01:14 PM (5HBd1)

While I don't believe we will be able to vote our way out of our current problems, I also don't have an issue with continuing to vote, if nothing else to show them two extended middle fingers.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (llON8)

81 And...fuck. I managed to get Kung Pao Sicken. Yay, me.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (PJ3De)



Motrin for the pain and cough syrup is what they gave my FiL in the ER with the BA Baracus strain.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (Zz0t1)

82 I saw this little tidbit in JJ's report, "Philip Perry, who is married to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, is a partner at the same law firm representing Hunter Biden." and thought "Wow, that should be huge news" and then laughed at myself.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (8GBH4)

83 I'm surprised Geraldo Rivera wasn't Johnny-on-the-spot with his microphone and cameras when the FBI cracked Trump's safe.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 09, 2022 01:17 PM (WHt4f)

84 "and then, when their existence was learned of, destroy them using BleachBit?"

and if iirc, they were under subpoena at the time.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 09, 2022 01:17 PM (Cus5s)

85 Remember how the Clinton impeachment raised his approval?

Posted by: davidt at August 09, 2022 01:17 PM (oTZbj)

86 I suspect this raid on Trumps home isn't going over well with the general public so usual suspects have released the trolls!

Partly that and partly volunteerism by overjoyed, super squeeing excited leftists who dust the cheetos off their keyboard and have mom warm them up another hot pocket because they have some MAGAT PWNING TO DO

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:17 PM (Ivdso)

87 Can one of our lawyerly types explain a sealed warrant. Do they leave a copy with PDJT's lawyers? If so, is Trump prohibited from releasing it? If it accidentally leaks?

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (m7Ses)

88 72. None, he's Schwab's poodle

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (VuQO/)

89 The productivity of the business sector fell 2.5 percent compared with a year ago, the largest decline ever recorded in data going back to the first quarter of 1948, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. The decline comes from a 1.5 increase in economic output and a 4.1 percent increase in total hours worked.
Posted by: SMOD at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM (RHGPo)
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If you can get the figures, look at revenue per employee in big tech over the past five years. It started cratering last year. Big tech is not alone. The hiring binge is over, and layoffs are going to start ramping, probably in Q4 and Q1 of next year. Just as the recession is starting to feel a bit manageable because "people are still working."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (WWh8n)

90 Yeah

Good for the mental health thing to stay away from any news today.

So back to the model building. Like making the Revi gunsight fit through the Wurger's coaming properly.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (q7Stn)

91 >>>The media is missing the really, really big reason why the raid today is a potential blockbuster in American politics.

Yeah, it will go on Trump's permanent record.

Posted by: flounder at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (U3uv2)

92 Cuomo: DOJ 'must immediately explain' Trump raid or risk undermining Jan 6 probe
Cuomo said the Mar-a-Lago raid has to be more than just 'a search for inconsequential archives'

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (m7R0k)

93 oh fuck me Victory the Troll got the first post on this thread?!?!

perfect. just perfect.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (w0NJk)

94 Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law".
Hey, Linda, how about this list: (from Kid Rock)
Hillary Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein's clients, Hunter Biden, Ray Epps, John & Tony Podesta
Perkins Coie, Marc Elias
Andrew McCabe, Larry Nassar, DC pipe bomber, Awan Brothers, Antifa, BLM, Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton, Eric Swalwell, Diane Feinstein

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (jTmQV)

95 They didn't rig the 2016 election

They did, but not by a large enough margin. They were certain that "why am I not up by 40 points" Clinton had it in the bag, so they didn't have to try very hard.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:14 PM (Ivdso)

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Was going to make the same point, Christopher. He destroyed the margin of fraud in 2016 and the Hildabeast thought she had it in the bag.

As our commenter friend ellipsis "..." has suggested, I now believe that there's been D fraud in all national elections going back to at least 1960 -- as well as the D and R primaries (which helps explain why we got the loser trio of W, McCain, & Romney forced down our throats). Trump destroyed the margin of fraud in the 2016 primaries as well ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (+lwg5)

96 Chicago Tribune • Jun 10, 1996

LAS VEGAS — President Clinton conceded Sunday that the administration mistakenly obtained the FBI files of more than 300 people, including many top Republicans, in late 1993 as the result of a "completely honest bureaucratic snafu" involving security clearances. His chief of staff, Leon Panetta, told reporters that "obviously a mistake was made" and apologized to the people whose FBI files wound up at the White House. Clinton did not apologize directly, but said "I completely support" what Panetta said about the affair.

Posted by: SMOD at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (RHGPo)

97 Partly that and partly volunteerism by overjoyed, super squeeing excited leftists who dust the cheetos off their keyboard and have mom warm them up another hot pocket because they have some MAGAT PWNING TO DO

I'd at least like to see what Mom looks like. I'm open minded like that.

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (/cCOr)

98 And...fuck. I managed to get Kung Pao Sicken. Yay, me.

Ivermectin, zinc, quercetin. Get some today.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (Ivdso)

99 1. Are you Dave?

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (VuQO/)

100 Ted Cruz
@tedcruz
To the AG & FBI Dir:
RELEASE THE WARRANT NOW.

The American people deserve to see it. NOW.

And, as even Cuomo acknowledges, "it MUST be more than a search for inconsequential archives," or it will be obvious that this is nothing more than a blatant political persecution.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (NpAcC)

101 " So if "vote harder" doesn't work, why have we been able to vote out so many never Trumpers"

So many? Can you name 15?

Posted by: lowandslow at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (qH6FZ)

102 I'm still waiting for those Ukrainian refugees to arrive in our country like those waves of Somalians, Syrians, Iraqis and Afghanis did when they were refugees.

Haven't met one.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:13 PM (lf83v)


We've got a bunch here. They put them in an old hotel initially, then a few weeks ago said it's going to be permanent.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (DRSnL)

103 Posted by: Victory at August 09, 2022 01:03 PM (cDOKD)
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Nota bene: That's two silent-Ds.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (yikp0)

104 I don't think that they planned to raid Trump this early. I think that the internal polling is horrific and they were desperate to find something to tarnish Trump and by extension his endorsements. The goal was to demotivate gop voters while throwing red meat to prog voters who are pissed and not eager to go to the polls.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (aXOt3)

105 81 And...fuck. I managed to get Kung Pao Sicken. Yay, me.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (PJ3De)


Motrin for the pain and cough syrup is what they gave my FiL in the ER with the BA Baracus strain.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM


My wife started school meetings two Mondays ago. Tested positive for Covid on Saturday. Feeling a little better today. I hope she is now firmly on the up-swing.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (tkyK5)

106 51 What happened in 2015 that changed everything? 0bama made his Patriot Act permanent, lol. Why does everyone miss this HUGE fact? Bushs Patriot Act expired in 2010. Its all there....

Posted by: Fisht at August 09, 2022 01:12 PM (ZRarh)

Patriot act was a mistake from the beginning, and I tried to convince folks I knew of this, e.g. "How would you feel if Hillary was President with those power?" Almost if it never occured to them that the shoe could one day be on the other foot.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (ynpvh)

107 Jesus, I'm sure, appreciates how David French humbles himself by diminishing his influence column by column.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (krQz2)

108 I have taken all of the certificates and letters of appreciation that I have received from the FBI and shredded them today. I took the challenge coins they gave me and threw them into the Mohawk River at lunch.

If I have to work with them, I will do so out of official obligation but I will never socialize with them ever again or share space n the same room.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (lf83v)

109 I would urge you all to not respond to any name you don't recognize.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (44ww/)

110 like Bart Simpson would say "what an odd thing to say" or in this case have as a punishment for destroying records.

when did this little provision get added to that law.

Posted by: Doctor sockamster-Doom Speaker-EdD Intersectional Dynamics at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (OuH7W)

111 I'd at least like to see what Mom looks like. I'm open minded like that.

So Sarah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (q7Stn)

112 Motrin for the pain and cough syrup is what they gave my FiL in the ER with the BA Baracus strain.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM

That's pretty much it. Motrin, fluids, cough meds. It's pretty mild. Annoying fever and chills, but I've had colds worse than this. It's still annoying. Of course, I get to hide out at home for a few days.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (PJ3De)

113 I saw this little tidbit in JJ's report, "Philip Perry, who is married to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, is a partner at the same law firm representing Hunter Biden." and thought "Wow, that should be huge news" and then laughed at myself.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (8GBH4)

That's the spirit.

Posted by: flounder at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (U3uv2)

114 I'm 59 years old and type 2 diabetic. Tonight would be a perfect time for the old heart to just stop.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 09, 2022 01:10 PM


Maybe this will change your mind (Trump's latest video, be prepared for the room to suddenly get a little dusty):

https://tinyurl.com/ysz4um2j

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (a3Q+t)

115 I'm hearing that Trump had Jimmy Hoffa's ashes at MAL and the FBI has them now.

Walls. So closing in.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (mZ3xv)

116 108 I have taken all of the certificates and letters of appreciation that I have received from the FBI and shredded them today. I took the challenge coins they gave me and threw them into the Mohawk River at lunch.

If I have to work with them, I will do so out of official obligation but I will never socialize with them ever again or share space n the same room.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (lf83v)

Racist!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:21 PM (ynpvh)

117 (which helps explain why we got the loser trio of W, McCain, & Romney forced down our throats). Trump destroyed the margin of fraud in the 2016 primaries as well ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 09, 2022 01:18 PM (+lwg5)



I don't think the fraud was that big back then. The media, on the other hand, had HUGE hands in 'picking the R candidate' and until Trump, the masses trusted the media and went with them.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:21 PM (Zz0t1)

118 has suggested, I now believe that there's been D fraud in all national elections going back to at least 1960

If you look at the voting results in the Big Blue Shitholes you'll consistently see 100% turnouts and 100% voting for the D candidate.

So picture those parts of Philly they show the videos of with the drug zombies sitting on the streets all day. The nominal argument is that ALL of them are ardent Dems who go down to vote every presidential election and vote D - no greens or socialists or whatever free shit parties there are - just the D presidential candidate.

And if you believe that...

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:21 PM (ESjRY)

119 Patriot act was a mistake from the beginning, and I tried to convince folks I knew of this,

I blame Lee Greenwood. Turns out, group singing his song really was a Hell of a drug.

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:21 PM (/cCOr)

120 Patriot act was a mistake from the beginning

Its just an extension of the RICO statutes to terrorism. RICO is unconstitutional as far as I can see but nobody wants to even talk about it. Every mob lawyer pointed this out and judges just ignored them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:21 PM (Ivdso)

121 Is it time for them to decloak and admit simply that they are Democrats and urge a different rule for Democrats just because Democrats believe in a separate rule for Democrats?
==
Bro, there's only them and us. Them are in power and us are the people getting crapped on and told what to do, wear masks, cancel your wedding, stay home. . . them they get to have orgies, and travel and destroy govt documents, or kill people.

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 01:21 PM (KA+fr)

122 6 Who's Sumpter?
Posted by: BignJames



Opened for Billy Squier at the Stambaugh Auditorium in '81.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (sAmhv)

123 104 I don't think that they planned to raid Trump this early. I think that the internal polling is horrific and they were desperate to find something to tarnish Trump and by extension his endorsements. The goal was to demotivate gop voters while throwing red meat to prog voters who are pissed and not eager to go to the polls.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (aXOt3)

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If this is their plan (seems decently likely), then they're dumb.

A raid on Trump's house doesn't demotivate MAGA. It invigorates them. It doesn't invigorate Democrats past the news cycle since Trump is still out there and will continue to be.

I agree on the, "this smells of desperation" angle. It also goes to prove that the DOJ isn't using the 1/6 committee for anything. If the 1/6 committee had "everything" there'd be no need for raids.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (LvTSG)

124 83 I'm surprised Geraldo Rivera wasn't Johnny-on-the-spot with his microphone and cameras when the FBI cracked Trump's safe.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 09, 2022 01:17 PM


Trump probably had all kinds of Al Capone sh*t in his safe!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (tkyK5)

125 47 Lotta "lyin' flat", "letting it rot", and "quiet quitting" going on.
Posted by: Archimedes at August 09, 2022 01:12 PM (/NCI4)

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (MkuC5)

126 "Tonight would be a perfect time for the old heart to just stop."

Hang in there. It's not that bad yet.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (7WuAc)

127 When they raided the office of Michael Cohen (attorney that worked for Trump) they took ALL of his records from all of his clients. NOT just the ones for which they expected some malfeasance from Cohen.
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BTW, something that was never even done to Mafia bosses' lawyers.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (yikp0)

128 I don't think that they planned to raid Trump this early. I think that the internal polling is horrific and they were desperate to find something to tarnish Trump and by extension his endorsements. The goal was to demotivate gop voters while throwing red meat to prog voters who are pissed and not eager to go to the polls.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (aXOt3)
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The seized documents are going straight to feed the Jan-6 Beast.

Executive privilege has been so noisome to them. And even if the papers are returned, copies will be made before they are returned.

They raided his home on the pretense that documents that had been returned weeks to months ago needed to be extracted immediately, they were described as "indiscriminately" packing documents into boxes.

This is the same thing they did when the Mueller Stasi raided Michael Cohen's office.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:23 PM (krQz2)

129 Who's Sumpter?
Posted by: BignJames


Opened for Billy Squier at the Stambaugh Auditorium in '81.
Posted by: Puddleglum at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (sAmhv)



Well played, sir.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:23 PM (Zz0t1)

130 The media, on the other hand, had HUGE hands in 'picking the R candidate' and until Trump, the masses trusted the media and went with them.

Not just the "D". Gary Hart. Hell, am I the only one that remembers old school support the military Al Gore from Tennessee ?

I've seen it posted here before, I'm starting to wonder if it's true. Does the DNC tell the media what to say, or does the media tell the DNC what to say ? Maybe neither of them really know who's in charge anymore.

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:23 PM (/cCOr)

131 Marc Elias knows this won't make Trump ineligible to run. By tweeting this he's just giving more proof that this was a political stunt to give the Dem base something else to obsess over.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 09, 2022 01:23 PM (BJKQV)

132 I'm surprised Geraldo Rivera wasn't Johnny-on-the-spot with his microphone and cameras when the FBI cracked Trump's safe.
______________________________________________

Geraldo was getting his geriatric massage at Whispering Pines Home for the Aged.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:23 PM (lf83v)

133 118 So picture those parts of Philly they show the videos of with the drug zombies sitting on the streets all day. The nominal argument is that ALL of them are ardent Dems who go down to vote every presidential election and vote D - no greens or socialists or whatever free shit parties there are - just the D presidential candidate.

And if you believe that...
Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:21 PM (ESjRY)

=========

This is one reason I'm not all that enamored of Youngkin in VA (different state, obviously). He's done nothing on election integrity in Richmond or NOVA. If you think those precincts are clean, then you'll believe that any blue enclave is clean.

#1 priority for all GOP governors has to be cleaning up voting in the blue enclaves that are in every state. Otherwise, you're just letting the left retrench.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (LvTSG)

134 How many of them will remain so? Remember Crenshaw and a host of other new candidates we voted in, who ran on being one of us? How much difference did that make?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (Ivdso)
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But some were good ones, and Crenshaw will eventually get booted out.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (xWZcb)

135 Lindsey's a never Trumper and a warmonger, neoliberal

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (VuQO/)

136 Who's Sumpter?
Posted by: BignJames
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Sumpter? I barely *know* her!

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (krQz2)

137 If I have to work with them, I will do so out of official obligation but I will never socialize with them ever again or share space n the same room.
==
Gonna be interesting to see what happens to the DOJ conviction rate.

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (HRfQT)

138 I don't think the fraud was that big back then.

Yeah I think there's been fraud going back to Thomas Jefferson's election but its gotten a lot worse lately. It was pretty awful in the late 19th and early 20th century, cleaned up some, and has gotten worse again.

Both sides do it. You think all those Tea Party candidates really lost to establishment GOP candidates like that every time in a fair election? You think people REALLY love their incumbent candidates that much?

Republicans in power resist any measures to end electoral fraud because they use it, too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (Ivdso)

139 >>Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law"

Except I guess Patriot Front FBI agents who posed as Nazis and got themselves 'show' arrested in Idaho but then never got a court date or got handed out a sentence or a fine or community service or nada...the whole damn thing just...disappeared.

Posted by: Boswell at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (+Cgut)

140 The corrupt HRC lawyer mentioned in the post is Marc Elias. He stated yesterday stated the real purpose for the FBI raid on President Trump's home. "Yes, I recognize the legal challenge that application of this law to a president would garner. But the idea that a candidate would have to litigate this is during a campaign is in my view a 'blockbuster in American politics.'"

This is the guy that litigated all over the country to change the election laws just before the 2020 election.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (FF+On)

141 You think Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert aren't stirring things up? Yeah, there will be fakers. But what we need most right now are strong governors, with their house in order, that are willing to band together and challenge the Fed. We need Congressmen and women that will vote as Republicans and against the Dems.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (5HBd1)

142 Ivermectin, zinc, quercetin. Get some today.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM


And Vitamin D. Lots of Vitamin D.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (a3Q+t)

143 I blame Lee Greenwood. Turns out, group singing his song really was a Hell of a drug.

That POS cancelled his NRA conference appearance because of Uvalde. Fuck him and fuck his music.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (m7R0k)

144 Nancy Pelosi admits she knew in advance of upcoming raid.

Of course she did.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 09, 2022 01:25 PM (lFE5c)

145 That's too fkin funny

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 09, 2022 01:25 PM (K2p6I)

146 Josh Hawley
@HawleyMO

The raid by Joe Biden's FBI on the home of a former president who is also Biden's chief political opponent is an unprecedented assault on democratic norms and the rule of law. Biden has taken our republic into dangerous waters

At a minimum, Garland must resign or be impeached. The search warrant must be published. Christoper Wray must be removed. And the FBI reformed top to bottom

Posted by: redridinghood at August 09, 2022 01:25 PM (NpAcC)

147 How about a General Strike?

Our side has zero leadership.

Posted by: I Mean at August 09, 2022 01:25 PM (9FBGz)

148 Trump's fault!

Teri Kanefield@Teri_Kanefield
Trump had that press release ready. News sources are quoting it and using his phrases.

This is what Trump does well: Shapes a media narrative.

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He probably orchestrated the whole thing!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 09, 2022 01:25 PM (FVME7)

149 The judge who authorized the raid on Mar a Lago was Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers for decades.

Posted by: callsign claymore at August 09, 2022 01:25 PM (G9cr4)

150 This was the "Get Crooked Manchin and Sinema Off the Front Page" Raid.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:25 PM (lf83v)

151 141 You think Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert aren't stirring things up? Yeah, there will be fakers. But what we need most right now are strong governors, with their house in order, that are willing to band together and challenge the Fed. We need Congressmen and women that will vote as Republicans and against the Dems.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (5HBd1)

========

I don't want to shit on either of the two ladies in the House, but are they building a voting coalition in the House or are they striking poses for Internet Points?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:25 PM (LvTSG)

152 Have we considered that it might have just been some low level front-line people in the Cincinnati office?

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 09, 2022 01:26 PM (m7Ses)

153 Be kinda cool if Trump had gates that locked behind the FBI after they entered, preventing them from leaving. And a voice emanating from a PA system saying, "Now youse can't leave", like the bar scene from "A Bronx Tale". A popcorn worthy moment.

One can dream. *sigh*

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at August 09, 2022 01:15 PM (Zvtjl)

"Stay a while. Stay FOREVER!"

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 01:26 PM (U3uv2)

154
I agree on the, "this smells of desperation" angle. It also goes to prove that the DOJ isn't using the 1/6 committee for anything. If the 1/6 committee had "everything" there'd be no need for raids.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (LvTSG)



"I've seen the iron clad evidence that there was collusion between Trump and Russia."

- - Adam Schiff "For Brains"

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:26 PM (Zz0t1)

155 >>Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law"
====================

Haha! You believe this shit?

Posted by: Hunter Biden, Gun owner at August 09, 2022 01:26 PM (lFE5c)

156 I so want to join some kind of general strike to really put some fear of the people into the beltway corruptocrats but it would take a leader (safely out of the junta's reach) to request MAGA folks do it and to state what the initial goal is.

We are striking for one week, but will end early if AG Garland tenders his resignation? Or does it have to be if AG Garland is charged with abusing his authority? impeached by congress? See I don't even know my civics well enough to know what the "your fired" equivalent is for a cabinet member. A mere resignation seems like weak tea but it would be something.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 09, 2022 01:26 PM (3cGpq)

157 The judge who authorized the raid on Mar a Lago was Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers for decades.

The fact that he's a judge now is troubling, given the connection but I mean even the worst monsters on earth need a lawyer, and that doesn't mean the lawyer endorses them or likes them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:26 PM (Ivdso)

158 I'm hearing that Trump had Jimmy Hoffa's ashes at MAL and the FBI has them now.

Walls. So closing in.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 09, 2022 01:20 PM (mZ3xv)

Awaiting DNA results as we speak.

Posted by: BignJames at August 09, 2022 01:26 PM (AwYPR)

159 Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law"
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This was also true of the Germans hiding Jews in their attics and basements.

They weren't above the law.

This is something authoritarians say to avoid a discussion about the proper application of the Law.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (krQz2)

160 Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (5HBd1)

Hey, congrats on throwing the WA-3 bum out.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (U3uv2)

161 How about a General Strike?

Our side has zero leadership.
Posted by: I Mean

We haven't even got a Corporal Striker.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (FVME7)

162 It seems the US Senator's from SC are just giant lying piles of steaming dogshit. You can do better SC. Really you can.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (m7R0k)

163 100. Cruz, Senator " violent attack on the Capitol" can go fuck himself

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (VuQO/)

164 >>Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law"

That queen can eat all the dicks.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (U3uv2)

165 So as mad as I am about this banana republic FBI raid, Trump has shown he can't get the job done as President.

Yes, that’s the obvious takeaway from all this. Brilliant!

Posted by: Squid at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (wkzCN)

166 Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law"
________________________________________________

There he goes. Platitudes. That's what this country needs right now. More platitudes.

What a leader.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (lf83v)

167 Republicans in power resist any measures to end electoral fraud because they use it, too.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM


Just because I won the two most heavy Democrat districts in Kentucky in the last election, which I'd never won before, is no reason for you to be so cynical.

Posted by: Mitch "China Bytche" McConnell at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (a3Q+t)

168 They are declaring war without having to declare war.
In the end you don't need rando jagoffa to tell you they are rando jagoffs

Posted by: Quint at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (l7soX)

169 I wonder if some FBI functionary with just enough juice to get the ball rolling did so "without permission." Then, when the pieces were in motion the DoJ decided to let the raid play out or couldn't stop it.

This would account for the lack of any official statements as the narrative is being ginned up now, instead of prior to the raid.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (BFigT)

170
That POS cancelled his NRA conference appearance because of Uvalde. Fuck him and fuck his music.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (m7R0k)



I think that was Larry Gatlin.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (Zz0t1)

171 How about a Lucky Strike?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (lf83v)

172 Is it still true that state legislatures have the final say on who can appear on a state's ballot? In the 1860 presidential election, Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin were barred from appearing on ten slave states' ballots.

Posted by: mrp at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (6eRlp)

173 That POS cancelled his NRA conference appearance because of Uvalde

Never forget, Uvalde showed we need common sense tranny control

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (ESjRY)

174 Cruz, Senator " violent attack on the Capitol" can go fuck himself

Yeah he burned up every bit of good will and admiration I had by calling the protesters terrorists and cheering on giving the murderer of Ashli Babbitt a medal. F you Cruz. You're lower than pond scum.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (Ivdso)

175 So the DOJ, run by the guy Trump denied a SCOTUS seat, waited until it was the Epstien lawyer/judge's turn in the rotation and got him to sign the warrant?

Seems legit.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (BJKQV)

176 I don't think that they planned to raid Trump this early. I think that the internal polling is horrific and they were desperate to find something to tarnish Trump and by extension his endorsements. The goal was to demotivate gop voters while throwing red meat to prog voters who are pissed and not eager to go to the polls.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (aXOt3)
==
Hahahahaha! Well they sure picked a strange way to go about it. Their voters are all excited until they realilze it doesn't change squat. It moves marginal GOP voters firmly into MAGA territory, and makes the rest willing to crawl over a double layer of broken glass to vote.

Pretty stupid.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:29 PM (xWZcb)

177 Republicans in power resist any measures to end electoral fraud because they use it, too.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (Ivdso)

Bullshit. They resist because they don't want to be called raycist.

Posted by: Golfman at August 09, 2022 01:29 PM (KFHVf)

178 What do you think they were assuming would happen? This was all a pysch op and they were praying for a miracle? I mean, these are not god fearing people. You'd need his help to pull that off.
---
Look at the history. They've been running a Watergate op for 6 years.
Every week, they fake up a new "bombshell" to try and get Republicans to turn on Trump like they did on Nixon.
They are 100% certain that this time, this scheme will get Republicans to turn on Trump.

They can't get rid of Trump as long as we're supporting him; they can't get rid of us as long as we're supporting Trump.

We are all traitors to their Crown, but to many of us are sticking together.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 09, 2022 01:29 PM (hqgRM)

179 And Vitamin D. Lots of Vitamin D.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM

Already on a crap ton of D. Probably why this is so mild.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 09, 2022 01:30 PM (PJ3De)

180 I bet Hildabeast has stolen more government documents than anyone ever.
She thieved the entire Secretary of States for her term

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 09, 2022 01:30 PM (K2p6I)

181 The USA will only know peace when the GOP leadership loves America more than they hate their base.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 09, 2022 01:30 PM (BJKQV)

182 If no one is above the law, arrest Hunter Biden for an illegal disposal of a gun.

Go ahead, show that NO one is above the law.

A key part of that phrase is NO.

But you can't show that, you can just show that you can SAY that when the guy you want to get is pursued by the forces of organs of supposed "Justice".

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:30 PM (krQz2)

183 147 How about a General Strike?

Our side has zero leadership.

Posted by: I Mean at August 09, 2022 01:25 PM (9FBGz)

Like a nuke on DC?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:31 PM (ynpvh)

184 144. Sure she did, as did Schumer, McConnell and McCarthy. Probably Nikki based on her stupid comment the other day. I hate them more than the dirty donks.

Sad that Zelensky is running the country...the leadership flew to Kiev to suck him off so he wouldn't tattle. Once a blackmailed gets a hold of you, they don't let go.

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:31 PM (VuQO/)

185 The fact that he's a judge now is troubling, given the connection but I mean even the worst monsters on earth need a lawyer, and that doesn't mean the lawyer endorses them or likes them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:26 PM (Ivdso)

Except Trump, of course. I wonder why the legal eagles are all mysteriously running away from him.

Posted by: trev006 at August 09, 2022 01:31 PM (yJWaZ)

186 Sumpter? I barely knew her!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 09, 2022 01:31 PM (FVME7)

187 Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law"


So we can expect a Hunter Biden Perp Walk momentarily?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 09, 2022 01:31 PM (Am657)

188 And, as even Cuomo acknowledges, "it MUST be more than a search for inconsequential archives," or it will be obvious that this is nothing more than a blatant political persecution.
Posted by: redridinghood at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (NpAcC)

You know who has the warrant, or was required to receive it by law (I know, I know) - Trump or his lawyer. They have to present him a copy...now, whether is somehow constrained to keep it secret, I don't know.

Posted by: Boswell at August 09, 2022 01:31 PM (+Cgut)

189 The hypocrisy is off the charts, but it doesn't matter. The Republicans are controlled opposition and the handful who do oppose our obscenely corrupt legal system will be marginalized by Senate and House leaders. The days of electoral politics, or even rudimentary reform, died before the Banana Empire. There is just winding up now.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (nMx88)

190 https://tinyurl.com/ysz4um2j
Posted by: Duncanthrax


Watch.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (vcv8B)

191 Yeah he burned up every bit of good will and admiration I had by calling the protesters terrorists and cheering on giving the murderer of Ashli Babbitt a medal. F you Cruz. You're lower than pond scum.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (Ivdso)


The nail in the coffin was him saying last week that the WNBA scrunt was being "unjustly detained."

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (DRSnL)

192 77 Concern trolls, glowies, leftist banshee trolls. They are all out today. I suspect this raid on Trumps home isn't going over well with the general public so usual suspects have released the trolls! I wonder how much the Build Back Bolshevik money went to them. Those trolls are unionized now. Gotta keep them happy.


it's gonna be like this until the midterms at least lol

also there was MASSIVE cheating in PA in 2016!!! just ... not quite enough, too bad, so sad.

and there was cheating in these primaries that just happened.. again, the RINOs didn't deliver. oops.

ergo, "send out the IC terrorists time."

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (w0NJk)

193 I wonder if the DOJ took a possible heart attack or stroke into their equation when planning this. They want Trump dead.

Posted by: creeper at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (cTCuP)

194 154
I agree on the, "this smells of desperation" angle. It also goes to prove that the DOJ isn't using the 1/6 committee for anything. If the 1/6 committee had "everything" there'd be no need for raids.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (LvTSG)

"I've seen the iron clad evidence that there was collusion between Trump and Russia."
- - Adam Schiff "For Brains"
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:26 PM (Zz0t1)

Reading one's bowel movements does not constitute evidence...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (ynpvh)

195 Cruz, Senator " violent attack on the Capitol" can go fuck himself
Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (VuQO/)

Yeah the guy who is on Trump's side now about this raid. . The guy who voted against certifying the electoral vote. The guy who said he would support Trump is he ran in 2024. Yeah fuck him.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (sWbrH)

196 Oh tough talkin Cruz is on the case.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (/6Rxy)

197 I am so happy Jamie got the boot! They tried to convince folks that Kent is a Bernie Bro. So we'll see what he's like if he can beat the Dem

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (5HBd1)

198 I'm going to put a picture of Geraldo in every empty safe I own just in case the feds ever raid my home.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (BJKQV)

199 104 I don't think that they planned to raid Trump this early. I think that the internal polling is horrific and they were desperate

Exactly. They shot their collective corrupted wad way too early.

by contrast, the Curt Weldon op was perfectly timed.

A whole lot can happen between now and October.

Posted by: kallisto at August 09, 2022 01:33 PM (dCxaZ)

200 They're proud to admit the DOJ and FBI are now engaged in an illegal, extraconstitutional operation to veto presidential candidates the Oligarchy and the Deep State which serves it do not approve of.
==
They are telling us, in certain terms: "We rule you". Your constitutional scheme is pretty, but, when it comes down to it, we have the power to investigate, arrest, charge and try any representative we like. And, frankly, we don't even need a reasonable pretext to do so. We'll make it up. So you can choose from column A or column B, but you MAY NOT order off the menu. Yes, we approve what makes it onto the menu.

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 01:33 PM (0VqXf)

201 170
That POS cancelled his NRA conference appearance because of Uvalde. Fuck him and fuck his music.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (m7R0k)


I think that was Larry Gatlin.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden


Lee Greenwood. He also hates AR15's.


https://tinyurl.com/3rwtmnmu

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:33 PM (m7R0k)

202 Except Trump, of course. I wonder why the legal eagles are all mysteriously running away from him.


if you'll recall I personally am acquainted with one of Trump's election team lawyers. his family now had to change their names and move for their protection.

so ... that's why.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:33 PM (w0NJk)

203 169 I wonder if some FBI functionary with just enough juice to get the ball rolling did so "without permission." Then, when the pieces were in motion the DoJ decided to let the raid play out or couldn't stop it.

This would account for the lack of any official statements as the narrative is being ginned up now, instead of prior to the raid.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (BFigT)

Yet Nancy knew beforehand? Hmmm.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:33 PM (ynpvh)

204 Honestly there are only a few Senators better then Cruz - Hawley, Johnson, Paul and maybe Blackburn.

Not that Cruz hasn't disappointed at time but...there are 45 other scum bags more deserving of scorn.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:33 PM (ESjRY)

205 I wonder if All Caps Cruz still thinks Trump supporters (read: a plurality of the party at the time) are a violent and dangerous threat to innocent peaceful Hillary and Bernie "protesters".

Or nah bro.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:34 PM (/6Rxy)

206 162 It seems the US Senator's from SC are just giant lying piles of steaming dogshit. You can do better SC. Really you can.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:27 PM (m7R0k)

Vic --if you are here -- we could use your help.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 09, 2022 01:34 PM (N39Ws)

207 So the DOJ, run by the guy Trump denied a SCOTUS seat, waited until it was the Epstein lawyer/judge's turn in the rotation and got him to sign the warrant?

Seems legit.
------------------------
And who wasn't legally competent to issue the warrant.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 09, 2022 01:34 PM (yikp0)

208 >>Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law"
====================

Haha! You believe this shit?
Posted by: Hunter Biden, Gun owner

Give Lindsey a break. He's got the gorilla pox.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 09, 2022 01:34 PM (FVME7)

209 "Except Trump, of course. I wonder why the legal eagles are all mysteriously running away from him."

And that small matter of disbarring Rudy for the crime of representing his client and seeking a hearing.

Posted by: Zek at August 09, 2022 01:34 PM (OzNIz)

210 I'm going to put a picture of Geraldo in every empty safe I own just in case the feds ever raid my home.

Put images of Hunter Biden breaking the law and print offs of him implicating his dad in your safe. Let the FBI find that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:34 PM (Ivdso)

211 Not that Cruz hasn't disappointed at time but...there are 45 other scum bags more deserving of scorn.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:33 PM (ESjRY)

Technically 95. And what do you do when a barrel of apples is 95% bad? You don't even empty it! Set fire to that shit so it can't infect anything else and start over.

Posted by: trev006 at August 09, 2022 01:35 PM (yJWaZ)

212 165. That's why I thought it was Dave. He went on about how Trump has no cards left to play, and Ron must be the nominee, because payroll

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:35 PM (VuQO/)

213
Lee Greenwood. He also hates AR15's.


https://tinyurl.com/3rwtmnmu
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:33 PM (m7R0k)



Ah. Well, it was both of them, then.

https://is.gd/b7aLHJ

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:35 PM (Zz0t1)

214 Concern trolls, glowies, leftist banshee trolls. They are all out today. I suspect this raid on Trumps home isn't going over well with the general public so usual suspects have released the trolls! I wonder how much the Build Back Bolshevik money went to them. Those trolls are unionized now. Gotta keep them happy.

---
I've seen that a few Truth Ministers are out on Twaddle telling people not to call it a "raid".

Because "raid" implies political motivation or something. (When it really doesn't. "Police raids" has been a thing for a long while.)

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:35 PM (krQz2)

215 Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law"
==
Puppet on a string. All of DC is a puppet show for the rubes.

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 01:35 PM (0VqXf)

216 Not that Cruz hasn't disappointed at time

He's gone way past disappointing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:35 PM (Ivdso)

217 "No one is above the law" are AG Merrick Garland's words in Graham's mouth. That's a narrative being spun by D.C. spiders for about a week now. I bet their talking points were even focus grouped.

Ex-AG Barr is throwing in with Garland and friends, too.

"Trump may be prosecuted" is their pitch, larded with legalese.

Posted by: callsign claymore at August 09, 2022 01:35 PM (G9cr4)

218 94 Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law".

--------------------------------
Okay Lady Lindsay, how about your hiring male prostitutes that can describe your ladybugs around your butt.

That's illegal in DC and that male prostitute might well be trafficked illegally across state lines which makes it a Mann Act violation.

How bout an special prosecutor to determine whether you are violating federal law in DC, what cha say.

Posted by: whig at August 09, 2022 01:36 PM (CXr4y)

219 >>And a voice emanating from a PA system saying, "Now youse can't leave", like the bar scene from "A Bronx Tale". A popcorn worthy moment.

I'm not locked in here with you. You are locked in here with me.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 09, 2022 01:36 PM (ZLI7S)

220 And that small matter of disbarring Rudy for the crime of representing his client and seeking a hearing.
Posted by: Zek at August 09, 2022 01:34 PM (OzNIz)

Yeah, the little Epsteins are really losing their minds. I'd rate their chances more highly- but given their failures in Ukraine I'm not too bothered.

Posted by: trev006 at August 09, 2022 01:36 PM (yJWaZ)

221 Fun thought for you all:
To maintain the facade of legitimacy on this illegal raid, the Deep State is going to have to activate the last of their Sleeper Agent Republicans.

They either have some left or Trump had already flushed them out.

But, no Republicans can avoid a statement in this matter ....

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 09, 2022 01:36 PM (hqgRM)

222 Why don't president Bush speak fourth.

Help us Bush. Help.
Why don't he help?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 09, 2022 01:36 PM (bCGCB)

223 195. I don't believe him. He's on Cruz's side. And only on Cruz's side.

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:36 PM (VuQO/)

224 Remember, this isn't even election season yet.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 09, 2022 01:36 PM (R8uWY)

225 The downside is that Hunter Biden is Constitutionally eligible to run for President...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (YIVH2)

226 Andrew Yang thinks Democrat tyrants royally screwed up

https://tinyurl.com/2yvj8m25

Posted by: Hunter Biden, Gun owner at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (lFE5c)

227 In addition to leaders, we need a real lawfare arm.
Sue these bastards individually for deprivations of civil rights under color of law.

Posted by: Zek at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (OzNIz)

228 217 "No one is above the law" are AG Merrick Garland's words in Graham's mouth.

..

I've had more than my words in his mouth.

Posted by: Garland at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (9FBGz)

229 Fuck that lying cunt and her lying scumbag attorney

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (FHzKS)

230 Still no word from the regime? Even rolled Mumbles out this morning and no one said anything?

Posted by: jhawk90 at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (9Np+H)

231 Ok while everyone worries about whats to come please remember that John Durham is out there marshaling his prosecutorial platoon and that Durham is poised to expose and indict all the Deep State actors.

Yea, sounded like bullshit then and it sure as hell sounds like bullshit now.

John Durham is an inept, craven, fool who did not have enough brains or dignity to decline having his name used as ,and only as a distraction, from the DOJ's police state objectives.

Posted by: Voter theater. at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (OcxYp)

232 wonder if All Caps Cruz still thinks Trump supporters (read: a plurality of the party at the time) are a violent and dangerous threat to innocent peaceful Hillary and Bernie "protesters".

Or nah bro.
Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:34 PM (/6Rxy)

Misrepresenting what occurred at that time and the context. You guys act like Trump was already President instead of in a hot race in a Primary .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (sWbrH)

233 224 Remember, this isn't even election season yet.


oh sure it is

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (w0NJk)

234 208 >>Lindsay Graham says this morning "no one is above the law"
====================

Haha! You believe this shit?
Posted by: Hunter Biden, Gun owner

Give Lindsey a break. He's got the gorilla pox.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 09, 2022 01:34 PM (FVME7)

Is that when you apply Gorilla glue to the boils?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (ynpvh)

235 Cruz, as with most of the blowhards in the R party, talks a mean game, but yields NO results on ANYTHING.

I mean, Wray just walked the fuck out of a hearing. Pulled an Eric Cartman and "screw you guys, I'm going home" and not ONE FUCKING THING was done about it.

Cruz stood there, holding his boot with the FBI listed flag on it.


It's all kabuki bukkake.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (Zz0t1)

236 214 Concern trolls, glowies, leftist banshee trolls. They are all out today.
-------------------
Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear
I thought that you'd want what I want
Sorry, my dear
But where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns
Don't bothеr, they're herе

Posted by: whig at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (CXr4y)

237 217. Maybe they're offering him more " book deals". When's Pence going to publish his 4M masterpiece? Lol

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (VuQO/)

238 I'd rate their chances more highly- but given their failures in Ukraine I'm not too bothered.

That's just it. They have a lot of power, a lot of motivation, and a lot of energy, but they're incompetent, stupid, and insane. This isn't Batman where the completely bonkers Joker somehow is also brilliant and organized and can teleport explosives around (apparently).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (Ivdso)

239 A DC court has just ruled that Trump's tax returns must be submitted to congress!

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (jTmQV)

240 Megan McCain takes a moment from her father's funeral to discuss last night's events...

https://is.gd/QazF44

From the article:

Do I believe President Trump most likely has committed illegal activity while in the White House?

Yes.

But I also don't understand why all investigations turn up cold.


Then you're an idiot. If you took even a moment of honest reflection (stop laughing horde) then you'd know exactly why every investigation turns up nothing.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (uvymP)

241 This busty blonde in her underwear doesn't date anyone in politics because she doesn't want to be subjected to some arbitrary raid performed in the name of the "rule of the law" or other such trash:
https://is.gd/v6VCMT

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (WWh8n)

242 Look at the history. They've been running a Watergate op for 6 years.
Every week, they fake up a new "bombshell" to try and get Republicans to turn on Trump like they did on Nixon.
They are 100% certain that this time, this scheme will get Republicans to turn on Trump.

They can't get rid of Trump as long as we're supporting him; they can't get rid of us as long as we're supporting Trump.

We are all traitors to their Crown, but to many of us are sticking together.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 09, 2022 01:29 PM (hqgRM)

Waiting until almost all the R votes for impeachment are primaried out seems to be poor timing on their part... Republicans are likely quietly working against Trump, but they will not make the mistake of being seen to do so again.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (53oGX)

243 Third World Status: Achieved

Do I hear Fourth World?

Posted by: Weasel at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (0IeYL)

244
Help us Bush. Help.
Why don't he help?
Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 09, 2022 01:36 PM (bCGCB)



You fool me twice, we won't get fooled again!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (Zz0t1)

245 Hillary's lawyer isn't "recognizing" ANYTHING -- he's simply PROMPTING the Retard Army to begin the new attack on Trump, throwing red meat to their sycophantic followers who are drooling for purpose since covid sanctions are waning.

Posted by: red speck at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (gS3OW)

246 I have to laugh at the way our fucking Congress lifers like to parrot "no one is above the law". Don't know who they want to convince more, us or themselves.

Just kidding it's us they know.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (/6Rxy)

247 239 A DC court has just ruled that Trump's tax returns must be submitted to congress!


yeah somehow I think no one is gonna care

especially now!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (w0NJk)

248 "A DC court has just ruled that Trump's tax returns must be submitted to congress!"

They should first be smeared in excrement then lit on fire.

Posted by: Zek at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (OzNIz)

249 Oh and let us not forget Hillary was publicly declared guilty but never charged.

Posted by: NeverBiden at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (eIGHH)

250 Andrew Yang thinks Democrat tyrants royally screwed up

https://tinyurl.com/2yvj8m25
Posted by: Hunter Biden, Gun owner at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (lFE5c)

I'm curious if they will backpedal on this. I think that would be even worse for them. Shit is getting bad.

I'm wondering how long before people start snapping

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (S+j2h)

251 Every former president should be in front of a microphone condemning this. The fact that they are not is incredibly telling.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (Ivdso)

252 225 The downside is that Hunter Biden is Constitutionally eligible to run for President...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (YIVH2)

Upside? Free hookers, booze and blow.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (ynpvh)

253 agree on the, "this smells of desperation" angle.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:22 PM (LvTSG)

It also reminds me how vulnerable the DNC and the swamp actually are, that they need to silence anyone who has the nerve to stand up to them. They proved that when they went after PTA moms. They NEED a GOP that will roll over or play along. They're so weak they need to be propped up by their opposition.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 09, 2022 01:40 PM (BJKQV)

254 From the article:

Do I believe President Trump most likely has committed illegal activity while in the White House?

Yes.

But I also don't understand why all investigations turn up cold.



Because you're functionally illiterate, you cow.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:40 PM (Zz0t1)

255 240 Then you're an idiot. If you took even a moment of honest reflection (stop laughing horde) then you'd know exactly why every investigation turns up nothing.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (uvymP)

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To be fair, I can't think of a higher crime or misdemeanor than saying mean things about John McCain's military service.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:40 PM (LvTSG)

256 237 217. Maybe they're offering him more " book deals". When's Pence going to publish his 4M masterpiece? Lol

Posted by: CN
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His ghostwriter, probably one of the Heritage Foundation crowd, is busy at work. Absent the story of betrayal and cowardice weaved throughout Pence story, all the poor ghostwriter has as a story is boring Pence fcking up whatever he was assigned to do in the WH.
Congressional liaison, fcked up, Covid task farce, fcked up, and so on.

Posted by: whig at August 09, 2022 01:40 PM (CXr4y)

257 I got it: we're going to arrest Trump and the trade him for the female basketball player held in Russia. If Trump agrees it will prove he works for Putin. French will weep with joy.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at August 09, 2022 01:40 PM (Ynyl9)

258 Andrew Yang thinks Democrat tyrants royally screwed up

I agree, and Yang while mistaken overall is generally level headed and not crazy like the others in his party.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (Ivdso)

259 Anyone else have MLB.TV? I want to know if it's just me they are targeting with their cartoon pubic hair commercials. Latest one raps too - gonna celebrate every hair down there. Not kidding - some razor brand. Trying to tie the need to shout your nether regions self care to...baseball.

Posted by: jhawk90 at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (9Np+H)

260 240. Meghan's daddy and uncle Lindsey support Azov war and graft, promised war in 2017. Bitch should stfu

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (VuQO/)

261 This was also true of the Germans hiding Jews in their attics and basements. They weren't above the law.

People get law and justice confused here, all the time. Even to the point of, when something goes really sideways, you've always got a few that love to quote the letter of the law.

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (/cCOr)

262 250 I'm wondering how long before people start snapping
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (S+j2h)

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Right after a low-level FBI agent in a field office brings charges against Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (LvTSG)

263 The nail in the coffin was him saying last week that the WNBA scrunt was being "unjustly detained."
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (DRSnL)
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Well she was. Is he supposed to just lie about that because she is on the other team?

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (xWZcb)

264 241 This busty blonde in her underwear doesn't date anyone in politics because she doesn't want to be subjected to some arbitrary raid performed in the name of the "rule of the law" or other such trash:
https://is.gd/v6VCMT
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (WWh8n)

If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (906pl)

265 The Law must be about calling parents opposed to their school leadership "terrorists" then, because that's what the Agents of the Law did.

The *practiced* law also has to be worthy of being above us.

Who the fuck was Thomas Jefferson telling the King and Parliament that their taxes and fees were too high?! Nobody is above the law, right? The law said that the King could commandeer your house, right?

They would have been good boot-lickers in the Revolution.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (krQz2)

266 169 I wonder if some FBI functionary with just enough juice to get the ball rolling did so "without permission." Then, when the pieces were in motion the DoJ decided to let the raid play out or couldn't stop it.

This would account for the lack of any official statements as the narrative is being ginned up now, instead of prior to the raid.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 09, 2022 01:28 PM (BFigT)

There will be a designated fall guy, who will land a very lucrative gig with CNN or MSNBC. I believe this came straight from Wray and Garland, both of whom need to be tortured and hanged after their families are permanently exiled from the United States.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (nMx88)

267 "They didn't rig the 2016 election -- but they've been breaking every law and norm to "fortify" every election since then, to prevent a free and fair election from ever taking place again."

Hate to disagree, but while they didn't rig the "election", they damn sure rigged the primary by giving Hillary questions ahead of debates and crowding Bernie out.

Everything is clear now. It's like the end of Usual Suspects, except one of the actors is not a pedophile. Well, let's reconsider that last statement.

Posted by: Matticus Finch at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (mENHL)

268 A DC court has just ruled that Trump's tax returns must be submitted to congress!



You mean, they haven't already just walked over to the IRS offices and grabbed them? If there was ANYTHING on those returns, the IRS would've come forward a LONG time ago.

FFS......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (Zz0t1)

269
Chuck Schumer gives off these weird, 'sit on my lap little girl,' vibes. I don't know why.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (P6qMv)

270 Help us Augusto, you're our only hope

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (S+j2h)

271 "Every former president should be in front of a microphone condemning this. The fact that they are not is incredibly telling."

Intrepid reporters might be now asking every ex President if they ever took papers deemed "classified" as part of their Presidential papers, and asking to be able to review the documents themselves to check. After all, if the answer if "no" they can't claim it would "reveal classified information."

Posted by: Zek at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (OzNIz)

272 Megan McCain

Then you're an idiot. If you took even a moment of honest reflection

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at A

Meggy Mac's honest reflection broke us.

Posted by: An Entire Hall of Mirrors at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (/6Rxy)

273 Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (uvymP)

I wish she would just choke on a Krispy Kreme, already.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (DRSnL)

274 The Langya henipavirus, which has been found in China's Shandong and Henan provinces, can be transmitted from animals to humans.

Providing details of the serological survey conducted on domestic animals, he said that 2 percent of the tested goats and 5 percent of the tested dogs were positive.

The test results of 25 wild animal species suggest that the shrew (a small insectivorous mammal resembling a mouse) might be a natural reservoir of the Langya henipavirus, as the virus was found in 27 percent of the shrew subjects, the CDC Deputy DG said.

Posted by: SMOD at August 09, 2022 01:42 PM (RHGPo)

275 That's just it. They have a lot of power, a lot of motivation, and a lot of energy, but they're incompetent, stupid, and insane. This isn't Batman where the completely bonkers Joker somehow is also brilliant and organized and can teleport explosives around (apparently).
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:38 PM (Ivdso)

Donald Trump is, arguably, Iron Man. But that's why people have to keep their heads instead of giving into despair.

Posted by: trev006 at August 09, 2022 01:42 PM (yJWaZ)

276 Chuck Schumer gives off these weird, 'sit on my lap little girl,' vibes. I don't know why.
Posted by: Sphynx at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (P6qMv)

I do !

Posted by: Miss Lindsey G at August 09, 2022 01:42 PM (S+j2h)

277 253 It also reminds me how vulnerable the DNC and the swamp actually are, that they need to silence anyone who has the nerve to stand up to them. They proved that when they went after PTA moms. They NEED a GOP that will roll over or play along. They're so weak they need to be propped up by their opposition.
Posted by: 29Victor at August 09, 2022 01:40 PM (BJKQV)

=========

Machine politics creates terrible politicians.

The GOPe has been part of the machine for a long time, so when the GOP starts moving in antagonistic ways that actually threaten the machine, the Democrat side simply doesn't know how to counter except through force.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:42 PM (LvTSG)

278 But I also don't understand why all investigations turn up cold.

Now do Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, you ridiculous twit.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:42 PM (Ivdso)

279 Andrew Yang thinks Democrat tyrants royally screwed up


Looking at the twitter responses they are generally;

1) But he's Trump! So it doesn't matter if this is lawful or not!

2) We should be investigating politicians more even for trivial crimes. Except Bidens, Clinton, or Obamas, because they would be dirty politics!

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:42 PM (ESjRY)

280 248 "A DC court has just ruled that Trump's tax returns must be submitted to congress!"

They should first be smeared in excrement then lit on fire.

Posted by: Zek at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (OzNIz)

I'd watch that shit burn

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 09, 2022 01:42 PM (ynpvh)

281 Constitution?
Bwahaha.
Steiner will come first.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty of BAD TRUMPY MANS! at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (kPy0C)

282 Chuck Schumer gives off these weird, 'sit on my lap little girl,' vibes. I don't know why.
Posted by: Sphynx at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (P6qMv)

Lot of that going around at the top of the New York cabal.

Posted by: trev006 at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (yJWaZ)

283 what is it, age 25 for congressmen, 30 for Senator, and residents of the states/districts they represent?

Haha, define "resident".

Posted by: Congress people with mailing addresses in their state/district at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (Yr4Df)

284 259 That commercial is way out of bounds.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (MkuC5)

285 People get law and justice confused here, all the time. Even to the point of, when something goes really sideways, you've always got a few that love to quote the letter of the law.
Posted by: Whitesnake


Justice is what comes after determining if you broke the law.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (Am657)

286 251 Every former president should be in front of a microphone condemning this. The fact that they are not is incredibly telling.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (Ivdso)
And all GOD's people say 'Amen'.

Posted by: Eromero at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (0OP+5)

287 I actually fear for 45's physical safety.

I literally would not put it past the Feebs to be winding up their bullpen of nutjobs and giving tactical advice.

Posted by: Zek at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (OzNIz)

288 Productivity crashed over the past year as the economy added workers at a rapid clip even as economic output grew slowly, data from the Department of Labor showed on Tuesday.

Because the growth in employment is actually growth in the same people working multiple jobs, not actual better employment.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (ZGrMX)

289

They are telling us, in certain terms: "We rule you". Your constitutional scheme is pretty, but, when it comes down to it, we have the power to investigate, arrest, charge and try any representative we like. And, frankly, we don't even need a reasonable pretext to do so. We'll make it up. So you can choose from column A or column B, but you MAY NOT order off the menu. Yes, we approve what makes it onto the menu.
Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 01:33 PM (0VqXf)
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Yes they do - in DC. It gets a little tenuous as you get further away. And in the real rural spots, it probably gets a bit dangerous for them.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (xWZcb)

290 240 >>>Megan McCain takes a moment from her father's funeral to discuss last night's events...


I seldom think about McCain, but she popped up somewhere yesterday, looking for sympathy by revealing Joy Behar sent nastygrams to her after her departure from The View -- as if it were a surprise. Did she think that those vipers actually respected her? She wasn't a coworker; she was a piñata. So her shortsightedness regarding Trump really comes as no surprise. She's as insular and navel-gazing as they come.

Posted by: red speck at August 09, 2022 01:44 PM (gS3OW)

291 anything that makes Trump look bad is all right, even if 'anything' turns out to be nothing.

WaPo main headline "Trump Did X!!"

Wapo three days later p 68 below the tide tables "a correction: Trump didn't do X"

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at August 09, 2022 01:44 PM (Ynyl9)

292 271 "Every former president should be in front of a microphone condemning this. The fact that they are not is incredibly telling."

All former presidents prior to Trump were stooges and dutiful whores for the National Security State that is the actual government of the United States. They have seen the Muslims and Serbs and others murdered for far less than threatening the Boss.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 09, 2022 01:44 PM (nMx88)

293 Didn't Cindy McCain go to Kiev to kiss Zelensky's ass, too.

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:44 PM (VuQO/)

294 And now for something completely different …

Serena Williams reveals intentions to retire after US Open

Posted by: Neo at August 09, 2022 01:44 PM (RHGPo)

295 Intrepid reporters might be now asking every ex President if they ever took papers deemed "classified" as part of their Presidential papers, and asking to be able to review the documents themselves to check.

Indeed. If we had actual professional and objective news reporting in this nation things would be gigantically different.

Well she was. Is he supposed to just lie about that because she is on the other team?

Smuggling large quantities of drugs into a country is illegal in almost every nation on earth. What are you on about???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:44 PM (Ivdso)

296 Yeah the guy who is on Trump's side now about this raid. . The guy who voted against certifying the electoral vote. The guy who said he would support Trump is he ran in 2024. Yeah fuck him.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (sWbrH)


To repeat:

Cruz voted (along with Rand Paul) to award medals of bravery to the capitol police animals who murdered Ashli Babbitt in cold blood. To this day he has neither explained nor apologized for his vote. Rather, when given a chance to correct the record for calling J6 protestors "insurrectionists," he whiled about being misinterpreted and, yet again, offered neither explanation nor apology.

Cruz is a POS who is as much a traitor to the Republic as any Democrat.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (AW0uW)

297 Political graft is certainly empowering Zelensky, isn't it?

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (VuQO/)

298 "And in the real rural spots, it probably gets a bit dangerous for them."

Not nearly enough.
Remember the words of Solzenitzin.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (jTmQV)

299 A DC court has just ruled that Trump's tax returns must be submitted to congress!



You mean, they haven't already just walked over to the IRS offices and grabbed them? If there was ANYTHING on those returns, the IRS would've come forward a LONG time ago.

FFS......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (Zz0t1)

Wasn't the Southern District granted full access to DJT's tax records?

Posted by: mrp at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (6eRlp)

300 Chuck Schumer?

Posted by: Sphynx at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (P6qMv)

"They got six ways from Sunday of getting back at you."

That Chuck Schumer?

Posted by: BignJames at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (AwYPR)

301 Hillary's lawyer isn't "recognizing" ANYTHING -- he's simply PROMPTING the Retard Army to begin the new attack on Trump, throwing red meat to their sycophantic followers who are drooling for purpose since covid sanctions are waning.

Posted by: red speck at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM (gS3OW)

Yeah, reflecting on the motives for pulling this stunt, I believe that they are so weak, ineffectual, and detrimental to the entire country, including their various victim groups base, they believe they need something to animate the losers to the polls.

What an incredible miscalculation on their part, I believe. Sure, they'll get the 30-40%, who still think that Brandon is doing a great job, short-stroking it. But this seems to be a grand miscalculation on the ability of the self-styled high-minded, squishy fence-sitters to stomach blatant, third-world totalitarian tactics. I guess we'll see.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (U3uv2)

302 The nail in the coffin was him saying last week that the WNBA scrunt was being "unjustly detained."
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (DRSnL)
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Well she was. Is he supposed to just lie about that because she is on the other team?
Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (xWZcb)

She is also a Texan and constituent. He is supposed to be her advocate.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (sWbrH)

303 290 240 >>>Megan McCain takes a moment from her father's funeral to discuss last night's events...


I seldom think about McCain, but she popped up somewhere yesterday, looking for sympathy by revealing Joy Behar sent nastygrams to her after her departure from The View -- as if it were a surprise. Did she think that those vipers actually respected her? She wasn't a coworker; she was a piñata. So her shortsightedness regarding Trump really comes as no surprise. She's as insular and navel-gazing as they come. Posted by: red speck
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Her mother committed felonies regarding prescription drug abuse but skated due to her political clout in AZ. McCain himself skated on selling his seat to Keating. Why Megs cannot understand though, is why haven't the aristocracy taken out that peasant Trump by any means possible.

Posted by: whig at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (CXr4y)

304 Because the growth in employment is actually growth in the same people working multiple jobs, not actual better employment.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (ZGrMX)
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Even if that's true (and it is at least partially true), that's not how it's measured. It's measured as output over hours worked, or output over workforce, etc. It's production per employee. In publicly-traded firms, it's often measured as "revenue per employee" in the appropriate area.

It means that more people are producing less output per person, regardless of whether the person has more than one job.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (WWh8n)

305 The nail in the coffin was him saying last week that the WNBA scrunt was being "unjustly detained."
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (DRSnL)
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Well she was. Is he supposed to just lie about that because she is on the other team?
Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (xWZcb)


How so? You may disagree with Russia's law on the issue but it is Russia's law on the issue. Is she being prosecuted where others would not? I don't believe so. Is she being sentenced to a longer term than would normally be the case? Again, not that I'm aware.

One law. No matter who you are. That's justice.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (uvymP)

306 I detest that cocksucker Elias.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (YqDXo)

307 296. Well said. He should resign maybe become nonbinary like his kid.

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (VuQO/)

308 Wasn't the Southern District granted full access to DJT's tax records?
Posted by: mrp at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (6eRlp)
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But not to the J6 Inquisition.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (krQz2)

309 Andrew Yang: It seems like this was authorized by a local judge and a particular FBI office without buy-in or notification of higher levels of government. But literally no one will believe that or make a distinction. It’s probably bureaucratic but it seems political.

What a load of baloney. There is no way a local FBI office conducts a raid on a former POTUS without "buy-in or notification of higher levels of government".

He's correct that "literally no one will believe that". "Literally no one" includes you, Yang.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (vcv8B)

310
Hey, MegaCans, how 'bout we disinter your ol' daddy's bones, throw the book at him for the Keating Five scam, and them hang dem bones out to dry?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (pNxlR)

311 A DC court has just ruled that Trump's tax returns must be submitted to congress!

Rachel Maddcow just creamed her jeans

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (S+j2h)

312 The law is supposed to serve justice.
Justice does not always serve the law.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (hqgRM)

313 >> anything that makes Trump look bad is all right, even if 'anything' turns out to be nothing.

I wonder if they have figured out yet that this isn't making Trump look bad, it's making them look evil.

This clown show was a spectacular own goal and it will only increase Trump's support.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (ZLI7S)

314 Wasn't the Southern District granted full access to DJT's tax records?

Different case. SDNY is trying to find a crime by going over his tax returns. Congress is trying to just grab everything they can hoping they find something to attack Trump with.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (Ivdso)

315 Chuck Schumer gives off these weird, 'sit on my lap little girl,' vibes.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (P6qMv)

Boy

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (/6Rxy)

316 295. Yes. Broke the law, may she totally rot

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (VuQO/)

317 I have to admit, even a bad plan executed speedily, will beat a cunning plan set in motion too slow, every time. Well... most of my cunning plans, anyhow.

Posted by: Baldrick at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (ngW7j)

318 Cruz is a POS who is as much a traitor to the Republic as any Democrat.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (AW0uW)

What is wrong with you ?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (sWbrH)

319 Cruz voted (along with Rand Paul) to award medals of bravery to the capitol police animals who murdered Ashli Babbitt in cold blood.

Funny, that. When his offices were occupied, during the Kav hearings, he didn't seem nearly as concerned, even while prominent Dems cheered it all on via social media.

He's Dan Crenshaw with better depth perception.

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (/cCOr)

320 Griner broke the laws of Russia. Hell, she would probably have broken US law if she flew to the US with the drugs she had on her.

The difference is being black and a member of the outer party, even if a minor one, is enough to get you off a drug charge in the US.

But Russia doesn't give a shit if she is black, a lesbian (or tranny) and a sportsball player.

In fact, its kind of refreshing she's being held to a CONSISTENT standard.

Also note, the other guy bandied about with Griner is an American spy (if a rather poor one)...we should be trying to get that guy back and let Griner pay for the crime she committed.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (ESjRY)

321 Trying to sneak weed into Russia is about as dumb has trying to sneak pork chops and menorahs into Mecca.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (UuD2k)

322 These drooling idiots can't help themselves. They wont stop until they are stopped. They are not restrained by propriety, tradition, fairness or the law.

now imagine a happy ending

how do we get there from here

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (+y+/L)

323 269 >>>Chuck Schumer gives off these weird, 'sit on my lap little girl,' vibes. I don't know why.


A lot has to do with his habit of speaking while tucking his chin in, so he can peer over his glasses. Gives his already creepy facial features an added sinister nature. Also, he's an evil sonofabitch.

Posted by: red speck at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (gS3OW)

324 Chuck Schumer gives off these weird, 'sit on my lap little girl,' vibes. I don't know why.
Posted by: Sphynx at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (P6qMv)


I think he prefers teens but it's something of an open secret that he's a pedo. Like the rest of them.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (uvymP)

325 They don't care that it is hypocrticial.

They just care that it is critical.

Posted by: blaster at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (6TxNR)

326 Andrew Yang thinks Democrat tyrants royally screwed up

https://tinyurl.com/2yvj8m25
Posted by: Hunter Biden, Gun owner at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (lFE5c)

I'm curious if they will backpedal on this. I think that would be even worse for them. Shit is getting bad.

I'm wondering how long before people start snapping
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 09, 2022 01:39 PM

Judging by the comments to that tweet, it will be quite a while.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (PJ3De)

327 The nail in the coffin was him saying last week that the WNBA scrunt was being "unjustly detained."
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 01:32 PM (DRSnL)
==
Well she was. Is he supposed to just lie about that because she is on the other team?
Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (xWZcb)


How was she "unjustly detained?" She flew to Russia of her own free will, smuggling illegal drugs. She got caught, properly tried and given a far, far lighter sentence than she deserved. Exactly how is that "unjust?"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (AW0uW)

328 294 And now for something completely different …

Serena Williams reveals intentions to retire after US Open
Posted by: Neo at August 09, 2022 01:44 PM (RHGPo)

Shhh..the adults are talking.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (sI15f)

329 296 Hey, MP4, lay off Cruz! He's my favorite Canadian!

* rimshot *

Posted by: callsign claymore at August 09, 2022 01:49 PM (G9cr4)

330 Congress is trying to just grab everything they can hoping they find something to attack Trump with.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (Ivdso)

They already know there's nothing or it would have been leaked to the press in 2016.

Its all Narrative Narrative Narrative.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:49 PM (/6Rxy)

331
Wasn't the Southern District granted full access to DJT's tax records?

Posted by: mrp
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Yes, but in order for Congressional Dems to leak those records, they need the cover of the DC court's ruling. They already have them illegally of course from the SDNY but releasing grand jury material is a felony. It will be appealed of course and like most things Trump will end up at Scotus.

Posted by: whig at August 09, 2022 01:49 PM (CXr4y)

332 What a load of baloney. There is no way a local FBI office conducts a raid on a former POTUS without "buy-in or notification of higher levels of government".

Yeah that's just pathetic and he knows it. I am guessing he felt a great deal of shame and reluctance typing that stupid line out. Assuming he's capable of it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:49 PM (Ivdso)

333 lot has to do with his habit of speaking while tucking his chin in, so he can peer over his glasses. Gives his already creepy facial features an added sinister nature. Also, he's an evil sonofabitch.
Posted by: red speck at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM

A habit that should earn anyone an immediate throat punch.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 09, 2022 01:49 PM (PJ3De)

334 A DC court has just ruled that Trump's tax returns must be submitted to congress!

You mean, they haven't already just walked over to the IRS offices and grabbed them? If there was ANYTHING on those returns, the IRS would've come forward a LONG time ago.

FFS......
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (Zz0t1)

Wasn't the Southern District granted full access to DJT's tax records?
Posted by: mrp at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (6eRlp)
____________
Conclusion: they're still terrified of Trump.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:49 PM (YqDXo)

335 322 >>>These drooling idiots can't help themselves. They wont stop until they are stopped. They are not restrained by propriety, tradition, fairness or the law.


Allow me trot out, for the umpteenth time -- the Adams quote:

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Posted by: red speck at August 09, 2022 01:50 PM (gS3OW)

336 The government is completely out of control. Extraordinary and accelerating descent into lawlessness and contempt for Constitution and citizenry. Opposition party is out to lunch, operating in their own alternate universe of denial. Shock and awe, I guess, was the plan. It seems to be working.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 09, 2022 01:50 PM (H8QX8)

337 The GOPe has been part of the machine for a long time, so when the GOP starts moving in antagonistic ways that actually threaten the machine, the Democrat side simply doesn't know how to counter except through force.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:42 PM (LvTSG)

George Washington did not want political parties - for all the right reasons. But they were inevitable. Ugh.

Posted by: Boswell at August 09, 2022 01:50 PM (+Cgut)

338 I think this is worth a repost, from the other thread:

Given the complex politics and legal issues of issuing a search warrant on a former president, this is like a physician's assistant suddenly cracking open their patient for open heart surgery in the examination room.

Posted by: whig at August 09, 2022 01:24 PM (CXr4y)

Posted by: kallisto at August 09, 2022 01:50 PM (dCxaZ)

339 Give Piglet McCain some slack. She's distraught because her commie Daddies legacy just went up in flames in AZ.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:50 PM (m7R0k)

340 Cruz is a POS who is as much a traitor to the Republic as any Democrat.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (AW0uW)

What is wrong with you ?
==
Bro. At best. Best. He's controlled opposition. And I was a Cruz fan for a long time.

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 01:50 PM (gHh7v)

341 Looking at the twitter responses they are generally...
Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:42 PM (ESjRY)


Given that twitter has systematically eliminated dissenting voices from its platform, this isn't surprising.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 09, 2022 01:50 PM (uvymP)

342 Trying to sneak weed into Russia is about as dumb has trying to sneak pork chops and menorahs into Mecca.

Weed - or Hash. All depends on which report you believe. I know this - I've seen the video. That drug dog wasted no time hitting that suit-case. That dog is either the Da Vinci of canines, or she was packing heavy.

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 01:50 PM (/cCOr)

343 I wonder if they have figured out yet that this isn't making Trump look bad, it's making them look evil.

This clown show was a spectacular own goal and it will only increase Trump's support.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (ZLI7S)

These spectacular idiots lack the intellectual capacity to see how this is playing out. That's funny, but the same retarded monsters also are trying to provoke a nuclear war with Russia and/or China. Again, governors need to be meeting independently with Xi and Putin and throwing federal officers out of their respective states.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 09, 2022 01:51 PM (nMx88)

344 It's interesting that the IC owns our pols and billionaires, but that Zelensky is getting pleading visits from the " elite". Why else would an AG go to Kiev? I wish Putin would spill the beans. Take his power away

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:51 PM (VuQO/)

345 Misrepresenting what occurred at that time and the context. You guys act like Trump was already President instead of in a hot race in a Primary .
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (sWbrH)

So your point is that its okay to spout leftist lies if you're running against someone more conservative? Why are you defending this fraud? Do you think he's on your side, because he says so?

Posted by: Bandana Dee at August 09, 2022 01:51 PM (oy4r9)

346 Considering the following:
1. Dem's set precedence in impeaching a non-sitting President
2. This raid on MAL
3. The ability to manipulate elections to favor Dem candidates

The long game they are playing is setting up for another impeachment of DJT to coincide with the 2024 elections. That way they can claim he can't be a candidate since he is under impeachment. All of this hinges on keeping the House this election, so I expect an all out assault to win, by the libs since they are run by Boyd, Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe.

Posted by: scruboak at August 09, 2022 01:51 PM (I+dwr)

347 Where's Tucker?
Does the FBI have him?

Posted by: Jeff Gillooly at August 09, 2022 01:51 PM (z9V4B)

348 306 I detest that cocksucker Elias.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
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Lately, he has been handed his own ass by courts. In part, his stupid acts in courts have led Scotus to consider Harper which will shut down most of what Elias did for Democrats.

Elias believes himself far more clever than has proved to be.

Posted by: whig at August 09, 2022 01:51 PM (CXr4y)

349 There will be a designated fall guy, who will land a very lucrative gig with CNN or MSNBC. I believe this came straight from Wray and Garland, both of whom need to be tortured and hanged after their families are permanently exiled from the United States.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 09, 2022 01:41 PM (nMx8
==
OK - I think we can start with that as a negotiation position. Doesn't seem too extreme. Can we destroy their families financially as well? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:51 PM (xWZcb)

350 I'm curious if they will backpedal on this. I think that would be even worse for them. Shit is getting bad.

No, they're going all YOLO

maybe they have an institutional case of Suicide by Cop going on

Posted by: kallisto at August 09, 2022 01:52 PM (dCxaZ)

351 284 259 That commercial is way out of bounds.
Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 09, 2022 01:43 PM (MkuC5)
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The first one a few months back was bad enough but the new one is just - something. And no joke it was on between every inning last night

Posted by: jhawk90 at August 09, 2022 01:52 PM (9Np+H)

352 >>>Chuck Schumer gives off these weird, 'sit on my lap little girl,' vibes. I don't know why.

Posted by: Sphynx

>Because he's a slimy, greasy criminal who should be in jail?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 09, 2022 01:52 PM (WHt4f)

353 What is wrong with you ?

I don't appreciate putative allies stabbing me in the back.

Cruz' vote in regards to the capitol police told me all I ever need to know about him.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 09, 2022 01:52 PM (AW0uW)

354 Here's the long and short of this:

The deep state is now going to the mat to stop Trump. They know what we know about 2020, and they know that we know. There's no way they'll be able to repeat that kind of steal. The only way to beat Trump is to make sure he doesn't play. The J6 is a steaming pile of a dry hole, so here we are, plan C (or is it D?).

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (KbCG3)

355 "How was she "unjustly detained?" She flew to Russia of her own free will, smuggling illegal drugs. She got caught, properly tried and given a far, far lighter sentence than she deserved. Exactly how is that "unjust?""

I would have added a charge for never having watched "Midnight Express" (197.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (7WuAc)

356 looks like today's finna be a Circular Firing Squad day

Posted by: kallisto at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (dCxaZ)

357 Andrew Yang thinks Democrat tyrants royally screwed up

https://tinyurl.com/2yvj8m25
Posted by: Hunter Biden, Gun owner at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (lFE5c)
++++
Best response:
William Buecker, VOTE BLUE @wcbuecker
Yang is backed by Republicans

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (WWh8n)

358 Sorry, sophists the idea that NO one is above the law, directly invites comparisons of other cases, or in the words common to today's sophists and logic illiterates, "Whataboutism".

NO is a universal operator. It's negative, but it's also universal. The demonstration is not "Hey we got that one guy that seems pretty powerful and boastful", it's a lack of people who got a different deal.

And you don't have that, my logic-challenged friends.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (krQz2)

359 344 It's interesting that the IC owns our pols and billionaires, but that Zelensky is getting pleading visits from the " elite". Why else would an AG go to Kiev? I wish Putin would spill the beans. Take his power away
Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 01:51 PM (VuQO/)

The IC and corporate elites have taken billions in bribes from Ukraine. My guess is they are sweeping up all the proof they can, and that they eventually will have Zelensky murdered.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (nMx88)

360 So millions think it's okay to play dirty pool.

Okay.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (bCGCB)

361 Cruz is a POS who is as much a traitor to the Republic as any Democrat.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (AW0uW)

But he's our POS/traitor.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (U3uv2)

362 337 George Washington did not want political parties - for all the right reasons. But they were inevitable. Ugh.
Posted by: Boswell at August 09, 2022 01:50 PM (+Cgut)

==========

Political parties are inevitable. People congregate amongst like-minded people on political questions just like anything else. Even before the rise of Andrew Jackson and the modern political system, it was an easy organizing tool for both voters and the elected.

The idea that America would eschew political parties was always silly, pie in the sky thinking.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (LvTSG)

363 I guess Tucker isn't allowed a vacation, or even a day off.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (nxdel)

364 that pubic hair commercial literally makes me want to vomit

so utterly gross

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (w0NJk)

365 After playing Alpha Centauri back in the day I was jazzed for the Democrats to have a leader named Yang but I guess he's too rational for them.

The fictional Yang is much more up their alley.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (ESjRY)

366 But this seems to be a grand miscalculation on the ability of the self-styled high-minded, squishy fence-sitters to stomach blatant, third-world totalitarian tactics. I guess we'll see.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (U3uv2)

Or... and hear me out here... elections mean jack shit because they have mail in ballots, mules, Dominion and an opposition party who doesn't want to get served cold crudites and sloppy pizza seconds at the next cocktail bash.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (/6Rxy)

367 346 The long game they are playing is setting up for another impeachment of DJT to coincide with the 2024 elections.

can't impeach someone who's not in office

Posted by: anachronda at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (1Ckba)

368 William Buecker, VOTE BLUE @wcbuecker
Yang is backed by Republicans

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (WWh8n)
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a.k.a. When bipartisan is bad.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (krQz2)

369 Another informative shit show to highlight who is against us in the GOP, which is most of them.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (m7R0k)

370 Wasn't the Southern District granted full access to DJT's tax records?
Posted by: mrp at August 09, 2022 01:45 PM (6eRlp)
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But not to the J6 Inquisition.
Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (krQz2)

The point is that with the Garland Raid, the already-legally vetted Trump Tax records are nothing but ground clutter on the political radar. The Dems are quickly reaching Maximum Overreach. They've been working hard to make Trump the threat, now the Dems are making themselves the Threat to law and order.

Posted by: mrp at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (6eRlp)

371 251 Every former president should be in front of a microphone condemning this. The fact that they are not is incredibly telling.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor



Bush - That's not we who are
Clinton - (drool) gimme some phat bitchez (drool cough)
Carter - (drool) jooo rabbits (drool)
Trump - WTF?

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (sAmhv)

372 https://tinyurl.com/2yvj8m25
Posted by: Hunter Biden, Gun owner at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (lFE5c)


When you've lost Andrew Yang...

now waiting for teh Tulsi to weigh in

Posted by: kallisto at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (dCxaZ)

373 can't impeach someone who's not in office
Posted by: anachronda at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (1Ckba)
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I'm right here, you know.

Posted by: February 2021 at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (krQz2)

374 But he's our POS/traitor.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (U3uv2)

There goes that mouthful of chili.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (/6Rxy)

375 re 331: "It will be appealed of course and like most things Trump will end up at Scotus. "

and then the Dems all demand that Trump's 3 Sup Ct justices recuse themselves.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (Ynyl9)

376 327 >>>How was she "unjustly detained?" She flew to Russia of her own free will, smuggling illegal drugs. She got caught, properly tried and given a far, far lighter sentence than she deserved. Exactly how is that "unjust?"

This reminds me of the debate decades ago when some punk kid went to Singapore (or some such) and tagged a building with graffiti. He was caught and sentenced to be publicly caned -- the normal punishment for the crime. So many people decried the awful foreign govt and the awful, backward legal system. None of them addressed the fact that the little twerp did it, and that maybe if we punished kids, we wouldn't have so much filth on our city walls.

Posted by: red speck at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (gS3OW)

377 "...can't impeach someone who's not in office"

That's so quaint!

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (jTmQV)

378 Andrew Yang: It seems like this was authorized by a local judge and a particular FBI office without buy-in or notification of higher levels of government. But literally no one will believe that or make a distinction. It’s probably bureaucratic but it seems political.
==
There is literally NO Fcuking WAY a local FBI office decided to raid Mira lago without direct and specific direction FROM GARLAND HIMSELF.

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (KA+fr)

379 >They know what we know about 2020, and they know that we know.


but do they know that we know they know we know?

Posted by: DB at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (geLO8)

380 104 I don't think that they planned to raid Trump this early. I think that the internal polling is horrific and they were desperate to find something to tarnish Trump and by extension his endorsements. The goal was to demotivate gop voters while throwing red meat to prog voters who are pissed and not eager to go to the polls.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 09, 2022 01:19 PM (aXOt3)

I agree with this assessment. If there was anything meaningful behind the raid, we would have found out by now. The WH denies knowledge early, so they want to distance themselves from the stink they know is there. Elias comes out front to give the (weak) rationale, so the WH doesn't have to. This smells like an audible someone called, rather than a fully thought out plan. There was transparently no predicate for this that even the J6 Committee telegraphed, so this really was out of the blue.

This was a move made out of desperation, not design.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (78GTd)

381 Barnes on w/ The Duran right now.

Posted by: garrett at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (rDJo+)

382 Senators defending criminals. F Cruz.

Posted by: Infidel at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (mn1Pi)

383 So millions think it's okay to play dirty pool.

Okay.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (bCGCB)
++++
I'm one of 'em, now. If a non-uniparty type is ever in office, I want him to use every trick possible to destroy his - and by extension my - political enemies. Go full-throttle. The Republic has been destroyed and the only game in town now is will to power. So go for power and destroy your enemies. There is no legitimacy to be found anywhere, so just find the best candidate for dictator and set him loose.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (WWh8n)

384 Help us Bush. Help.
Why don't he help?
Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 09, 2022 01:36 PM (bCGCB)


You fool me twice, we won't get fooled again!

Posted by: Sponge
-------------------------
Meet the New Bush
Just the same as the old Bush

Posted by: p townshend at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (CXr4y)

385 How so? You may disagree with Russia's law on the issue but it is Russia's law on the issue. Is she being prosecuted where others would not? I don't believe so. Is she being sentenced to a longer term than would normally be the case? Again, not that I'm aware.

One law. No matter who you are. That's justice.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 09, 2022 01:46 PM (uvymP)
==
If you choose to be that naive, go for it.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (xWZcb)

386 Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (w0NJk)

wut

I haven't seen it. Is it as bad as the snizz-stank ad?

Posted by: kallisto at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (dCxaZ)

387 >>> 76 Willowed:

The only thing they are doing is making sure more people vote for Trump.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 09, 2022 12:59 PM (2hOms)

The last time this constant Goldsteining worked was 2018. Which still didn't actually get the Democrats the Senate, and ended up humiliating Mueller, Andrew McCarthy and the DoJ more broadly. 2021 had the idiotic insurrection bullshit, but that didn't work or they wouldn't have to drag it out until now.

The Rats anticipate Trump crumbling under the sheer amount of pressure, and there are people who look down on Trump who couldn't endure a tenth of what he has. But he'll tank this damage too, and swing back.
Posted by: trev006 at August 09, 2022 01:16 PM (yJWaZ)

It appeals to the evil side of my sense of humor that they've dropped INSURRECTION REEE! in favor of MOVING PAPERS AROUND THE WRONG WAY REEE!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (llON8)

388 Twitter just suspended RCP’s Paul Sperry.

Posted by: Squid at August 09, 2022 01:57 PM (wkzCN)

389 That dog is either the Da Vinci of canines, or she was packing heavy.

From reports she had a very large amount. She was either the mule for the entire tea who apparently are so pathetic they cannot face life without drugging themselves up, or was just expecting to party a lot.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:57 PM (Ivdso)

390 Weed - or Hash. All depends on which report you believe. I know this - I've seen the video. That drug dog wasted no time hitting that suit-case. That dog is either the Da Vinci of canines, or she was packing heavy.
Posted by: Whitesnake


Heavy. Dealer level heavy. Or so was reported.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (Am657)

391 I haven't seen it. Is it as bad as the snizz-stank ad?


ugh it's like animated personified pubic hairs singing and dancing

just so disgusting

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (w0NJk)

392 358 NO is a universal operator.
Posted by: Axeman


Oh they have an answer to that. They just can't speak it in public:

NO one is above the law, but the favored are above prosecution.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (vcv8B)

393 They've been working hard to make Trump the threat, now the Dems are making themselves the Threat to law and order.
Posted by: mrp at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (6eRlp)
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We agree. But that's not what the Piss-stream media will be saying. They keep reciting "No one is above the law," unit someone gives them a cracker.

They don't use words, they use shibboleths.

Words are mental things. Shibboleths keep it in the arena of the not-so-bright and social/tribal identification.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (krQz2)

394 Pffdtshaw bwaaahahahaha!

Posted by: Marion Barry. Mayor twice. at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (3Or4S)

395 Lindsey Graham embarrassed himself today.

Obviously there are plenty of people above the law, you dumb fuck.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (lFE5c)

396 There is literally NO Fcuking WAY a local FBI office decided to raid Mira lago without direct and specific direction FROM GARLAND HIMSELF.

oh wait...there's rules now. And a playbook?

who's pulling Garland's strings? How do you know the order didn't come from Garland's boss? And I don't mean the pResident.

Posted by: kallisto at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (dCxaZ)

397 330 Congress is trying to just grab everything they can hoping they find something to attack Trump with.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 01:47 PM (Ivdso)

They already know there's nothing or it would have been leaked to the press in 2016.

Its all Narrative Narrative Narrative.
Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:49 PM (/6Rxy)
______________

Trump must be the squeakiest clean President ever.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (YqDXo)

398 Congress passes laws that are unconstitutional all the time.

Remedy: New Constitutional Amendment:

Any Congresscritters who pass a law or a portion of a law later to be found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court are to removed from public office for life and disbarred if a lawyer for life.

Posted by: torabora at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (Y274z)

399 I just want Russia to finally spill "Brittney's" DNA results

please!!!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (w0NJk)

400 >>> 376 327 >>>How was she "unjustly detained?" She flew to Russia of her own free will, smuggling illegal drugs. She got caught, properly tried and given a far, far lighter sentence than she deserved. Exactly how is that "unjust?"

This reminds me of the debate decades ago when some punk kid went to Singapore (or some such) and tagged a building with graffiti. He was caught and sentenced to be publicly caned -- the normal punishment for the crime. So many people decried the awful foreign govt and the awful, backward legal system. None of them addressed the fact that the little twerp did it, and that maybe if we punished kids, we wouldn't have so much filth on our city walls.
Posted by: red speck at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (gS3OW)

It's not like he was in a brutal prison for years and sent back brain-dead.

Posted by: Zombie Otto Warmbier at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (llON8)

401 339 Give Piglet McCain some slack. She's distraught because her commie Daddies legacy just went up in flames in AZ.

Posted by: Maj. Healey
-------------------------------
Umm, Megs worrying about a legacy while ignoring Daddy spit roasting in Stan's ovens, is a bit narcissistic.

Posted by: whig at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (CXr4y)

402 Trying to sneak weed into Russia is about as dumb has trying to sneak pork chops and menorahs into Mecca.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 09, 2022 01:48 PM (UuD2k)

Or trying to sneak a donut passed the MegaMac-Tater Red Rover line.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (U3uv2)

403 that pubic hair commercial literally makes me want to vomit

so utterly gross
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM

Wait...what?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (PJ3De)

404 @383 Joe Mannix-Yep. Unfortunately too many on our side are law abiding. For the most part that is a feature not a bug........except now. We need to be able to go native and that ain't gonna happen.

Posted by: JROD at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (0jZnq)

405 appeals to the evil side of my sense of humor that they've dropped INSURRECTION REEE! in favor of MOVING PAPERS AROUND THE WRONG WAY REEE!
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 09, 2022 01:56 PM (llON

Nice Conrad Black reference. That was a gross injustice, too.

Posted by: mrp at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (6eRlp)

406
Reminder:

Remember the "Masking/Unmasking" scandal bullshit that went no where and then Disappeared like it never happened?

Nice "investigation," eh?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (cA/NU)

407 They don't use words, they use shibboleths.
______________

"saving OUR democracy"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (YqDXo)

408 ugh it's like animated personified pubic hairs singing and dancing

just so disgusting

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (w0NJk)


I feel so bad for anyone who has children/grandchildren. This "culture" is so debased.

Posted by: kallisto at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (dCxaZ)

409 The IC and corporate elites have taken billions in bribes from Ukraine. My guess is they are sweeping up all the proof they can, and that they eventually will have Zelensky murdered.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (nMx8


Zelensky could have loaded up a 747 with cash and fled to Switzerland but for the first time in several hundred years took Ukraine's side against Russia. I'm sure that the Swiss bankers wanted to protect their graft. If Zelensky is disavowed, his murder is assured.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 09, 2022 02:00 PM (AiZBA)

410 He was caught and sentenced to be publicly caned -- the normal punishment for the crime. So many people decried the awful foreign govt and the awful, backward legal system

I was amazed at how perfect the punishment was to be honest.

We normally basically ignore crime like this, but sending some punk kid to jail for it seems overkill as well.

They gave him a punishment that made him think, hard, about what he did, and did not just throw him in a cell with a bunch of bigger thugs to get government meals for 6 months.

We could use more of that kind of thinking.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 09, 2022 02:00 PM (ESjRY)

411 How so? You may disagree with Russia's law on the issue but it is Russia's law on the issue. Is she being prosecuted where others would not? I don't believe so. Is she being sentenced to a longer term than would normally be the case? Again, not that I'm aware.

**

ding ding ding

Griner is getting attention because Russia!!!!! and gay WNBA. The exact same "she's special" bullsh*t that made her believe laws didn't apply to her.

Are we going to push for drug smugglers in mexico and other countries to be released because (waves hand) unjustice? If not, why not?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at August 09, 2022 02:00 PM (wqFd7)

412 I'm so glad Texan's squashed GP Bush like a bug. They need to do the same with soccer ball Teddy.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 02:00 PM (m7R0k)

413 Trump must be the squeakiest clean President ever.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (YqDXo)
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Six years of non-stop investigation, framing, propaganda action, international intelligence conspiracy and they still couldn't turn up anything.

Either:
1. Trump is, somehow, the cleanest man in Washington by a wide margin
2. Trump is in on it and this is all, from the start, a super-elaborate op.

I don't buy number 2, so number 1 - however unlikely it would seem - appears to be it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 02:00 PM (WWh8n)

414 you guys are gonna make me go find a video now

It's like some women's razor ad

ugh I really don't want to look!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 02:00 PM (w0NJk)

415 322 now imagine a happy ending

*perks up*

Posted by: al gore at August 09, 2022 02:00 PM (1Ckba)

416
I'll bet you all forgot about that.

You forgot about the illegal Unmasking scandal with the obama regime.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 09, 2022 02:00 PM (cA/NU)

417 Sen. Ms. Lindsey eats entire bags of dicks with gusto.

Then he asks for seconds.

Posted by: torabora at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (Y274z)

418 383 Yep, that's correct.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (B4q3t)

419 >>animated personified pubic hairs singing and dancing


I saw them back in 92 at the Second Lollapalooza!

Posted by: garrett at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (rDJo+)

420 Did Biden say he found out about it in the paper, just like you did, yet?

They'll trot that out later today, if not.

Posted by: MJ at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (zwDuR)

421 392. And some people are better blackmail targets than others and you can make puppets out of them

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (VuQO/)

422 sorry- this is a serious thing- but I don't think you can thwart the deep state at this time- who's going to take them on in a substantive way and make it stick? We're up against Skynet here- it has manpower, firepower, intelligence capabilities that are unequaled anywhere, and complete penetration of the battlespace-

we need a miracle

Posted by: DB at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (geLO8)

423 Is it as bad as the snizz-stank ad?

Those Lume ads are getting even more gross.

I expect her to drop her pants and moon the camera while smearing that stuff between her ass cheeks.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (AW0uW)

424 To those comparing the caning incident, I guess I would want to know - is this the law in Russia? And I am assuming that the situation in Singapore was not done by way of extracting a political favor, as Putin (and Russia/Soviets have a well documented history of doing just that).

So try comparing something else. Don't get me wrong, her having to deal with the situation when she hates the US is delicious. But to suggest this is a "general application" of Russian law is pretty incredible.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (xWZcb)

425 Galohakath @Galohakath · 5h
Replying to @AndrewYang They would have seen it that way no matter what he did. Why is he not accountable to the laws that all other people are accountable to?

CJEndriss 🍊@CjEndriss · 2h
Like Hillary??

Wholly Hanna @WhollyHanna · 2h
She [Hillary] cooperated with the entire investigation.

Angela @Shevah88 · 12m
LOL! Sure, she cooperated by destroying 33 thousand emails AFTER receiving a subpoena and bleaching the hard drive so it couldn't be forensically investigated.
Clown.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (yikp0)

426 420 Obama's old line.

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 02:02 PM (VuQO/)

427 Trump must be the squeakiest clean President ever.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (YqDXo)

And, of course, he probably was. Oh, and probably the only President in my lifetime that left the high office poorer than the day he walked into it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 09, 2022 02:02 PM (78GTd)

428 Id post a link of hillary biting the big one on 9 11 if i knew how to link.

Shut up you corrupt old hag. You will never be president

Posted by: Eli Cash at August 09, 2022 02:02 PM (Q0CH5)

429 now waiting for teh Tulsi to weigh in
Posted by: kallisto at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (dCxaZ)

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Funny, I was thinking the same thing. Unfortunately, she's tainted goods in Dems' eyes, so they won't give a damn what she says.

Posted by: 496 at August 09, 2022 02:02 PM (VJsqe)

430 you guys are gonna make me go find a video now

It's like some women's razor ad

ugh I really don't want to look!
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 02:00 PM (w0NJk)


It's for Venus, I think. It's so gross.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 02:02 PM (DRSnL)

431 ok this is "the first ever ad to show actual pubes!"

https://www.glamour.com/story/ billies-razor-ad-pubic-hair

but while, gross, not (to me) as bad as the dancing pubes in the Venus ad:

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

(delete spaces)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 02:02 PM (w0NJk)

432 There is literally NO Fcuking WAY a local FBI office decided to raid Mira lago without direct and specific direction FROM GARLAND HIMSELF.
Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 01:55 PM (KA+fr)
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If that *could* be done, Wray needs to resign post-haste.

If the FIB can just decide that they're bored and it's time to raid a former President's home with machine guns, that's a failure of leadership.

All it is showing is that Chris Wray can't run a department and Garland is suspect as well.

The "spontaneous raid" is not as good of an argument as it sounds.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 02:02 PM (krQz2)

433 That video of Biden, along with the one from yesterday of his inability to put on a jacket or keep his glasses on his face, does not play well with the ludicrous "Dark Biden meme that Klain is trying to make happen.

Yeah, sure... he's a "badass." He just gets beat up by sport coats and gets confused if any scenario carries on for longer than five seconds without cue cards.

Posted by: red speck at August 09, 2022 02:02 PM (gS3OW)

434 We could use more of that kind of thinking.

I agree, the justice system needs more creativity than "put them in a box" and/or "take money from them and put it in the judge's cocaine and underage hooker party box"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM (Ivdso)

435 Russia! Russia! Russia!

is now

Secret Papers!!!

These wannabe-tyrants sure do think small.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM (lFE5c)

436 expect her to drop her pants and moon the camera while smearing that stuff between her ass cheeks.

So you HAVE seen the latest.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM (kPy0C)

437 that pubic hair commercial literally makes me want to vomit

so utterly gross
_________________________________________

To me, it is a sign that we have entered into the End Times.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM (lf83v)

438 This was a move made out of desperation, not design.
==
beginning to think they thought Trump had the "Client list".

Not sure how they reached that conclusion but perhaps someone thought it was going to be released and that precipitated a snap raid. Having executed the warrant and come up with blanks, they are now calling it an oops oopsie - rogue agents in the tallahassee office number.

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM (lp76K)

439 New thread, on Ezra Miller... NOOD

Posted by: gdgm+ at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM (mucm9)

440 Original Fox News Anchor Uma Pemmaraju Dead at 64

No cause of death released.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM (m7R0k)

441 353 What is wrong with you ?

I don't appreciate putative allies stabbing me in the back.

Cruz' vote in regards to the capitol police told me all I ever need to know about him.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
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I don't always agree with MP4 but he is correct here. Cruz is a garbage person that lacks the courage to stab Trump himself but holds the coats of those who do.

Posted by: whig at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM (CXr4y)

442 397:Trump must be the squeakiest clean President ever.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara



It took a billionaire real estate mogul who was a lifelong Democrat and dealt with the corrupt unions, mafia, and corrupt NYC politicos for decades to become the squeakiest clean President ever. It's remarkable really.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM (sAmhv)

443 >I feel so bad for anyone who has children/grandchildren. This "culture" is so debased.

Posted by: kallisto


aaaaand thats why I don't have television- no need to run a sewer thru my living room

Posted by: DB at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (geLO8)

444 >>but while, gross, not (to me) as bad as the dancing pubes in the Venus ad:


Venus definitely Muffed that ad campaign.

Posted by: garrett at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (rDJo+)

445 All it is showing is that Chris Wray can't run a department and Garland is suspect as well.

The "spontaneous raid" is not as good of an argument as it sounds.
Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 02:02 PM (krQz2)
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Well he was on vacation you know.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (xWZcb)

446
Original Fox News Anchor Uma Pemmaraju Dead at 64

No cause of death released.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 09, 2022 02:03 PM


another grim milestone for the biden administration

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (ENBF0)

447 There's also the Ballsy ads, about guys grooming their balls. Also gross.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (DRSnL)

448 “If we’re not acknowledging body hair exists, it’s a form of body shaming,” says Gooley, adding that grooming is yet another way women are expected to be “beach ready.” She hopes to alleviate some of this pressure so women can just enjoy summer in their own skin. “There has been this shame around body hair, and a lot of that is the shaving category talking about the topic as a problem that needs to be fixed with the product they're trying to sell. We didn’t want to be part of that conversation.”
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Ummm, by selling your grooming products you are, by definition, "acknowledging that body hair exists." If it didn't, your products wouldn't exist, either.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (WWh8n)

449
I would have added a charge for never having watched "Midnight Express".
Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (7WuAc)


When I deployed to Egypt for a 6 mo tour, the battalion commander had us all sit for a mandatory, educational viewing of Midnight Express at the outdoor theater on base.

The fact that the theater was right at the water's edge and we were looking out at the Red Sea with the Milky Way vividly visible in the sky made it a pretty cool experience.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (n+4am)

450 "Heavy. Dealer level heavy. Or so was reported."

Griner was caught with 2 vape cartridges, total weight about 0.7g. Not dealer weight. I have no problem with her charge and sentence; that's the law in lots of countries. I'm guessing she was just so stupid that she didn't know not to bring it, but that's no excuse in the law.

Posted by: Filesystem /gp Dismounted at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (7WuAc)

451 "Dark Biden meme that Klain is trying to make happen.
==
Dork Biden

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (lp76K)

452 Trump left office not just poorer but considerably so.
He probably doesn't even care about that.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (jTmQV)

453 When the FIB director told the congressional committee to go fuck themselves he had a plane to catch wasn't he going on vacation or something? My question really is this; was he in the office on Monday when the MAL raid went down?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 09, 2022 02:05 PM (BFigT)

454 Ummm, by selling your grooming products you are, by definition, "acknowledging that body hair exists." If it didn't, your products wouldn't exist, either.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 09, 2022 02:04 PM (WWh8n)

But, you don't have dandruff.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 09, 2022 02:05 PM (Y5qcH)

455 409. Please. Zelensky is raking in money and sending conscripted men to their deaths. Also demonstrating how to ban rival parties and news outlets. He's a bastard not a hero.

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 02:05 PM (VuQO/)

456 All it takes is like 5 seconds for Joe Biden to forget he shook Chuck Schumer’s hand.

It was a shaking stutter! A gaffe! He such a joker, he slipped a joy buzzer on for the second take, but 'ole Chuck was wise to it!

Posted by: Biden Apologist at August 09, 2022 02:05 PM (JCZqz)

457 Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:58 PM (w0NJk)

The End of the Republic was heralded by the green cartoon toenail fungus guys lifting up the dude's toenail and then throwing a party inside in an extreme closeup. That was the beginning of the end. That's when the wheels came off.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 02:05 PM (/6Rxy)

458 That drug dog wasted no time hitting that suit-case. That dog is either the Da Vinci of canines, or she was packing heavy.
Posted by: Whitesnake

A dog ratted her out? Had he no professional courtesy?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 09, 2022 02:06 PM (FVME7)

459 Twitter just suspended RCP’s Paul Sperry.
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I should have known. The twatt he sent, reading the following, was disappeared from the Disqus comment I linked at Insty's.

Paul Sperry @PaulSperry30
BREAKING: FBI supervisory analyst who rubber-stamped the 2016 dossier w/o vetting and wrote 2020 "disinformation" assessment derailing Hunter Biden investigation is a leader in a DC-area church that was investigated for covering up child sex abuse inclg child rape & molestation

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 09, 2022 02:06 PM (yikp0)

460 sorry- this is a serious thing- but I don't think you can thwart the deep state at this time- who's going to take them on in a substantive way and make it stick? We're up against Skynet here- it has manpower, firepower, intelligence capabilities that are unequaled anywhere, and complete penetration of the battlespace-

we need a miracle
Posted by: DB at August 09, 2022 02:01 PM (geLO
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Trump has the will. That is why it is worth anybody who *cares* about keeping a republic *should* back him.

That's enough justification for me. Desantis may have the will, and he may not.

What the events have shown is that the swamp is deeper than anybody may have thought, and we need *somebody* who is going to drain the swamp--and we don't need coward toadies like Shroomer who declares that he has flown the white flag.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 02:06 PM (krQz2)

461 So millions think it's okay to play dirty pool.

Okay.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 09, 2022 01:53 PM (bCGCB)

Some 30-40% are okie doke with Calvinball. I am enthusiastic that they should be shown the error in their "thought" processes.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 02:06 PM (U3uv2)

462
so utterly gross
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM

Wait...what?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 09, 2022 01:59 PM (PJ3De)

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And again, why target MLB viewers?

https://youtu.be/L8lm6N7tLW4

Posted by: jhawk90 at August 09, 2022 02:06 PM (9Np+H)

463 Guiliani on Crowder today said the papers were in a room the FBI PAD LOCKED THEMSELVES A FEW WEEKS AGO.

THEY LOST THE KEY SO HAD TO BREAK IN.

Posted by: torabora at August 09, 2022 02:07 PM (Y274z)

464 Dark Brandon is so Dark he can shake hands with air and look like he forgets his own name with the best of them.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 02:07 PM (/6Rxy)

465 454. Michael College was at a religious ceremony and let others " settle all family business". I don't care where he was

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 02:07 PM (VuQO/)

466 There is a new thread

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 09, 2022 02:08 PM (jTmQV)

467 Or... and hear me out here... elections mean jack shit because they have mail in ballots, mules, Dominion and an opposition party who doesn't want to get served cold crudites and sloppy pizza seconds at the next cocktail bash.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (/6Rxy)

Do they have enough to cover turning off the squishy middle? Perhaps.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 02:08 PM (U3uv2)

468 466 Corleone. Fuck autocorrect

Posted by: CN at August 09, 2022 02:08 PM (VuQO/)

469 “If we’re not acknowledging body hair exists, it’s a form of body shaming,” says Gooley, adding that grooming is yet another way women are expected to be “beach ready.”

This is like Budweiser putting out an ad about how nobody should drink. Its like Marlboro putting out an ad about how smoking gives you cancer and kills you.

Why on earth would you run an ad trying to get people to NOT USE YOUR PRODUCT???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 02:08 PM (Ivdso)

470 I bet something in the stupid texts that Alex Jones just had to turn in scared them and maybe that precipitated this dumb raid?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 09, 2022 02:08 PM (w0NJk)

471 What's the end game here... there is no way they thought this would chase support away from Trump. Is it? They must be trying to provoke a violent reaction... that must be it...
They can't rely on it not happening which means the FBI has the violent plan already planned and their agents are just getting the patsy's ready for the show.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 09, 2022 02:09 PM (53oGX)

472 Griner was caught with 2 vape cartridges, total weight about 0.7g. Not dealer weight

That's not what reports I read said. Who knows what the truth is really, but pretending it was UNJUST for the Russians to arrest someone for breaking their law is just ludicrous.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 02:09 PM (Ivdso)

473 The idea that America would eschew political parties was always silly, pie in the sky thinking.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 09, 2022 01:54 PM (LvTSG

Washington's hope was that a national government would be small and not as powerful as state and local governments - thus political parties would not play the role of being unelected national elites running things - including the judiciary. His hope was not to be...

Posted by: Boswell at August 09, 2022 02:10 PM (+Cgut)

474 464 Guiliani on Crowder today said the papers were in a room the FBI PAD LOCKED THEMSELVES A FEW WEEKS AGO.

THEY LOST THE KEY SO HAD TO BREAK IN.
Posted by: torabora at August 09, 2022 02:07 PM (Y274z)

This cannot be it...

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 09, 2022 02:11 PM (53oGX)

475 1. Trump is, somehow, the cleanest man in Washington by a wide margin
2. Trump is in on it and this is all, from the start, a super-elaborate op.

I don't buy number 2, so number 1 - however unlikely it would seem - appears to be it.
==\
If Trump had any dirt. ANY. We'd know it by know. They raided his fcukin lawyers safe and sent the lawyer to jail. Nuthin'. They then made up out of whole cloth two separate impeachments. If they had ANYTHING they wouldn't have had to do that. Still BUPKIS. Trump liked to bang models back in the day. He cheated on a wife or two. There it is. That is it. No cares. Except for David French and Bill Kristol and Charlie 3 wives.

Posted by: these things happen in clown world at August 09, 2022 02:11 PM (D1COt)

476 That's not what reports I read said. Who knows what the truth is really, but pretending it was UNJUST for the Russians to arrest someone for breaking their law is just ludicrous.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 09, 2022 02:09 PM (Ivdso)
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That's my POV as well.

The rest can be worked out through diplomacy...but it's important not to be in a proxy war with the country you're trying to bargain with...

So, there's that.

Posted by: Axeman at August 09, 2022 02:13 PM (krQz2)

477 The drama to which Ds are requiring we watch is really dumb; it makes so public an issue they could essentially hide from most until election day, and gives it waaaay too much pub. Blue State SecsState can just refuse to put Trump on the ballot. Then he cannot get the Electoral votes necessary to win, period. Alabama Democrats - " Dixiecrats" kept sitting president Truman off the AL ballot in 1948 cuz he supported integration. Who a SecState puts on a State ballot is not reviewable by Fed Courts, cuz Art 1. It's been done before. Instead they have all this stupid drama.

Posted by: Alexander Scipio at August 09, 2022 02:14 PM (+uzCP)

478 You daywalkers can manage less than 500 comments here. On a topic like this. Hmmmm. Not that it's a competition or anything....

Posted by: 29Victor at August 09, 2022 02:14 PM (BJKQV)

479 In the Dark Biden is the best response I've heard

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 02:15 PM (NOD5C)

480 Guiliani on Crowder today said the papers were in a room the FBI PAD LOCKED THEMSELVES A FEW WEEKS AGO.

THEY LOST THE KEY SO HAD TO BREAK IN.


LOL, they really aren't positioning themselves for success.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 09, 2022 02:15 PM (ZGrMX)

481 FBI supervisory analyst who rubber-stamped the 2016 dossier w/o vetting and wrote 2020 "disinformation" assessment derailing Hunter Biden investigation is a leader in a DC-area church that was investigated for covering up child sex abuse inclg child rape & molestation
==
How does the deep state work?

They identify the corrupted, and use them.

Posted by: Zombie Jeffrey Epstein at August 09, 2022 02:15 PM (DTXjw)

482 I wonder about Giuliani's wellness at this point.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 02:16 PM (NOD5C)

483 465 Dark Brandon is so Dark he can shake hands with air and look like he forgets his own name with the best of them.
Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 02:07 PM (/6Rxy)

Dank Brandon

Posted by: 29Victor at August 09, 2022 02:16 PM (BJKQV)

484 Guiliani on Crowder today said the papers were in a room the FBI PAD LOCKED THEMSELVES A FEW WEEKS AGO.

THEY LOST THE KEY SO HAD TO BREAK IN.
==
Gotta love Rudy. But doubtful. They have access to the master key to every commercial lock ever made.

Posted by: its a funny story tho at August 09, 2022 02:17 PM (DTXjw)

485 Do they have enough to cover turning off the squishy middle? Perhaps.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 09, 2022 02:08 PM (U3uv2)

The 2020 "loss" alone is more than enough cover. At this point I think they just want to punish him and threaten anyone associated. But their Narrative does seem to matter too.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 02:18 PM (NOD5C)

486 Dark Brandon is so Dark he can shake hands with air and look like he forgets his own name with the best of them.
Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 02:07 PM (/6Rxy)

Dank Brandon

Dork Brandon

Posted by: he's not dark or dank he's dork at August 09, 2022 02:18 PM (DTXjw)

487 that pubic hair commercial literally makes me want to vomit

so utterly gross
______________

Gillette strikes again.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 09, 2022 02:19 PM (YqDXo)

488 Misrepresenting what occurred at that time and the context. You guys act like Trump was already President instead of in a hot race in a Primary .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at August 09, 2022 01:37 PM (sWbrH)

He insulted the base. That's nothing to do with a primary and guy you're running against. That's someone showing you their colors.

Course I've been singing this song about Cruz for years. Most people have hopped on board as they've seen more and more. I don't mind if you stay where you are but, although I do tend toward the colorful, I've misrepresented *nothing*.

He said Trump supporters were violent when the truth (obvious to anyone and revealed only much later) was that the DNC had paid violent operatives at Trump rallies to stir shit up. And Cruz was at the ready to behold the phony narrative against his own potential supporters because that's what he is. A phony.

Posted by: ... at August 09, 2022 02:25 PM (NOD5C)

489 Washington's hope was that a national government would be small and not as powerful as state and local governments - thus political parties would not play the role of being unelected national elites running things - including the judiciary. His hope was not to be...
Posted by: Boswell at August 09, 2022 02:10 PM (+Cgut)
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Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton made sure that didn't happen.

Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 02:28 PM (xWZcb)

490 Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton made sure that didn't happen.
Posted by: Black JEM at August 09, 2022 02:28 PM (xWZcb)

Yes. Think about what Washington envisioned. He felt that local and state political parties would be plentiful and diverse, serving the local needs of state residents. There would be Sons of Liberty Party and Granite Party in say, Vermont or in New Hampshire, the Sunshine Party and the Everglades Party in Florida, the Wheat Party or Corn Party in Iowa, etc, etc...instead - we have two national parties full of doofus elites that run the whole country - thanks, Madison.

Posted by: Boswell at August 09, 2022 02:33 PM (+Cgut)

491 They did, but not by a large enough margin.

Right. The thing is, they want us to feel marginalized. Marginalized and dispirited, thinking we’re alone.

Obviously rigging the election results in… well, the kinds of wins conservatives and even some Republicans have been seeing this year.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at August 09, 2022 02:52 PM (U+Oxn)

492 They will assassinate him if that is the last step and we know it.
Probably the secret service will enable it they work for the democrats now.

Posted by: obsidian at August 09, 2022 02:53 PM (f7wLj)

493 Washington's hope was that a national government would be small and not as powerful as state and local governments - thus political parties would not play the role of being unelected national elites running things - including the judiciary.

Didn't stop him from taking a horse ride through rural Pennsylvania, to make sure they paid their whiskey tax.

Posted by: Whitesnake at August 09, 2022 02:57 PM (/cCOr)

494
One of the 3 harpies - the miserable one, imo - populating MSM regarding their latest interpretations of WH events leading up & including to 1/6 was recently (7/22/22) featured in a Vanity Fair, Inside the Hive, article, "It Is All So Very True" where (in part) she talked about what she witnessed on 1/6, how Melanie is "kind of lazy," and what people should know ahead of 2024.

On June 28, Grisham tweeted a screenshot of an alleged text-message exchange between her (working from home because of covid) & Mrs. Trump where Grisham explained she had urged Mrs. T to do something on 1/6 but Mrs. T simply responded, “No.” And when asked about the text-message by other media thereafter, Mrs. Trump simply said she was unaware of the mob. But it was Ms. Grisham's opinion Mrs. T. HAD to know more of what was going on that day. (Mrs. T. had been a voice of reason & was the 1st person in that administration to say something about Charlottesville.)

So now there's a screenshot of an alleged electronic exchange concerning 1/6.

Maybe the Presidential Records Act (PRA), enacted 1978 & amended 2014, might be basis for the MAL raid.

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Posted by: Lola at August 09, 2022 03:46 PM (NIYa7)

495 Democrats delenda est.

Posted by: setnaffa at August 09, 2022 06:09 PM (bYETr)

496 Let's thank Trump for distracting the left while desantis learns and rises.

Posted by: Shiggz (defective slave) at August 09, 2022 06:42 PM (fRT43)

497 492 They will assassinate him if that is the last step and we know it.
Probably the secret service will enable it they work for the democrats now.
Posted by: obsidian at August 09, 2022 02:53 PM (f7wLj)

Exactly. There is no way this has not been discussed. My guess is they were afraid D.C. would be reduced to fiery rubble, but why the concern? People apparently have just given up on government and could care less if it murders someone who supposedly represents them. They also could give a damn less about D.C. being reduced to fiery rubble, too. It might as well be Stonehenge at this point. All revolutions start in the mind, and indifference usually is the precursor.

I'm seeing the GOP non-response as the greatest self-own and destroyer of the controlled opposition imaginable.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 10, 2022 12:47 PM (nMx88)

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