Partisan Judge Sentences Steve Bannon to Four Months in Jail for Refusing to Comply With Congressional Subpoena

How many months in jail did Eric Holder get, again, for refusing to comply with Congressional subpeonas? Zero, right?

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JUST IN - DC judge sentences Steve Bannon to 4 months in prison and $6,500 in fines for contempt of Congress.


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FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith fabricated evidence against the president and his campaign in order to get an illegal spy warrant.

Despite being convicted of a felony, he didnít spend a single day in prison, and his law law license was restored.

Bannon didn't talk to Congress.

They also brought this case to trial and sentencing very quickly, didn't they? You wouldn't want to risk Republicans winning Congress and withdrawing the subpoena.

I can only repeat: First order of business in 2024: Pass a law allowing defendants and prosecutors to move to relocate any legal action involving a political actor to a politically neutral jurisdiction. No more Home Court Advantage for leftwing Democrats.

The minimum sentence would have been sixty days for Steve Bannon. The lawless criminal organization the DOJ sought six months. The judge decided to split the difference instead of asking, "Say, why is this the first prosecution of a political actor for contempt of Congress? Why was Eric Holder never tried?"


Meanwhile, the disgraced FBI agent Tim Thibault, who claimed the Hunter Biden laptop was "Russian disinformation" to get Joe Biden elected, is refusing to cooperate with GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee.

When he refuses a subpoena next year, will he be going to jail, do you think?
Or nah?


Disgraced former FBI agent Timothy Thibault is refusing to cooperate with GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee as part of their planned probe into the FBI's conduct surrounding Hunter Biden, The Post has learned.

The stonewall could set up showdown should Republicans retake the House next year.

In an Oct. 7 letter from his attorney, Thibault said, "Concerning the request for an interview, because the subject matter pertains to sensitive law enforcement information and/or pending investigations, our client is not in a position to accept this invitation at this juncture."

Thibault also said that he would not comply with an earlier letter sent by Republican committee members demanding he preserve documents from his days with the FBI.

"Our client is now retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation ... As such, he no longer possesses an FBI laptop or mobile device, and he no longer has access to the FBI's records and materials," the letter said.

Thibault is facing scrutiny from Republicans for his role in allegedly suppressing the FBI's Hunter Biden investigation before the election.

"Thibualt can refuse to cooperate now, but can't hide from a Congressional subpoena in the future," said a person close to committee Republicans.

Oh yeah? Think the corrupt DOJ believes in equal justice?


Post columnist Miranda Devine reported wrote last month that Thibault had been assigned as the agency "point man" to manage Hunter Biden's business partner Tony Bobulinski -- whose revelations about the first son's shady dealings went ignored by the agency.

In October 2020, Thibault ordered that a probe into Hunter Biden's alleged "criminal financial and related activity" be closed, an agency whistleblower told Sen. Chuck Grassley in July.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the allegations against Thibault were "deeply troubling." The agent resigned from the FBI in August.

By the way, an Obama-era official is demanding that Durham keep his report on FBI malfeasance secret, and that Merrick Garland refuse to release it, because it could... harm the FBI's reputation.

Note he demanded that Mueller make his report public.

But that's (D)ifferent, you see.

Special counsel John Durham should not have the final say in his investigation seeking out misconduct in the FBI's Russia inquiry, says an Obama-era spokesman for the Justice Department.

Matthew Miller, who was director of the Justice Department's public affairs office from 2009 to 2011, argued Attorney General Merrick Garland, or another top official at the agency, should review the final report Durham is reportedly expected to prepare by the end of the year before making a decision on releasing its findings to the public.

The challenge to Garland to take a "pause" followed a jury in Alexandria, Virginia, finding Russian national Igor Danchenko not guilty Tuesday on several false statements charges over allegations that the main source of British ex-spy Christopher Steele lied to the FBI about his sourcing for the now-discredited anti-Trump dossier. MSNBC host Alex Wagner asked Miller whether Durham's endeavor is coming to an end.

"His cases are over. I think it's clear that he's not going to bring any more charges in this investigation, but one of the requirements for special counsels under the regulations is that they write a confidential report and submit it to the attorney general, and the attorney general then makes a decision whether to release that report to the public," Miller said on Alex Wagner Tonight.


Miller made a comparison to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and then-Attorney General William Barr's controversial rollout of his report in 2019.


"I think Merrick Garland will be under a lot of pressure from Republicans to release that report, but I have to say, this circumstance is very different from the Mueller investigation, where, obviously, the attorney general, Bill Barr, did release that report," he said.

"It's different because in that case, the subject of that investigation could not be charged, and so it was appropriate for the department to make its findings public, so Congress could decide whether to impeach and convict the then-sitting president," Miller added. "That is not the case here, so to release a report in this instance -- given what we know about the way that Durham has behaved, some of his inappropriate public statements during this investigation, the poor judgments he has made in bringing these charges -- to release a report publicly and let him have the final word I think probably unfairly tarnish some people at the FBI that we know he holds ill will to based on some of the things he said in this most recent trial."

(D)ifferent!

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1 Top 10!

Posted by: Norman Spiny at October 21, 2022 12:01 PM (IysUk)

2 1st!

Posted by: GF at October 21, 2022 12:01 PM (xk2fO)

3 Ok, Top 1!

Posted by: Norman Spiny at October 21, 2022 12:01 PM (IysUk)

4 hey

Posted by: Ciampino -- strange composition and color choices at October 21, 2022 12:02 PM (qfLjt)

5 I knew Ace would be on it immediately

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 21, 2022 12:03 PM (zJxYD)

6 Top 10?!?

Posted by: Greyman27 at October 21, 2022 12:03 PM (RKLPC)

7 Bannon's argument was 100% valid: by their own rules, this is not a valid committee and nobody has to show up to be there for it. Any judge that even questioned this is not worthy of the name and was plainly just biased to hate Bannon and support the invalid committee.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:03 PM (Ivdso)

8 they are only making Bannon a bigger deal

Posted by: REDACTED at October 21, 2022 12:04 PM (us2H3)

9 I wish they would put PDT in jail.

He would end up being King of the Americas.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 21, 2022 12:04 PM (BRHaw)

10 More political prisoners

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 21, 2022 12:05 PM (EGSGm)

11 Bannon did not kill himself.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 21, 2022 12:05 PM (BRHaw)

12 I'm not too much on the lawyer'in so I'll leave it up to some of the smarter morons here to educate me on this bannon deal.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at October 21, 2022 12:06 PM (53oGX)

13 >>When he refuses a subpoena next year, will he be going to jail, do you think? Or nah?

Well seeing as the Meat Puppet Junta would have to indict him, to ask the question is to answer it.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:06 PM (up/3i)

14 But, McCarthy isn’t going to impeach Garland?

Posted by: EveR at October 21, 2022 12:06 PM (MUpk6)

15 I guess Holder was never subpoenaed but was charged with contempt.....Bannon got the subpoena

Posted by: It's me donna at October 21, 2022 12:08 PM (bs+z0)

16 Steve ought to use the 4 months to eat lean and work out, then come out in fighting form.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 21, 2022 12:08 PM (4ZE6o)

17 Here is Bannon speaking to the media after today's hearing. He doesn't sound a bit repentant or scared.

https://tinyurl.com/4zebf7mt

Posted by: JackStraw at October 21, 2022 12:08 PM (ZLI7S)

18 It's almost impossible to make Bannon a sympathetic figure, but hell if they aren't trying.

Posted by: Roy at October 21, 2022 12:08 PM (lETaQ)

19 I wonder if Bannon's jailers will beat him like they have been doing the Jan 6 protestors in the DC Gulag? I bet there are people chomping at the bit to do worse.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at October 21, 2022 12:08 PM (F5ekr)

20 I am contemptuous of Congress to.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:09 PM (ynpvh)

21 Here is Bannon speaking to the media after today's hearing. He doesn't sound a bit repentant or scared.

He's got room for appeal and definitely ought to. This has Supreme Court written all over it: does someone have to respond to a congressional soebpena issued by a committee that by its own rules is not valid?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:09 PM (Ivdso)

22 so next year, when the GOP revives the J/6 committee

Pelosi will HAVE to testify, along with all the other scum

right

Posted by: REDACTED at October 21, 2022 12:10 PM (us2H3)

23 20 I am contemptuous of Congress to.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:09 PM (ynpvh)

Where do we all line up for prison and where do we send the payment for the fine?

Posted by: Roy at October 21, 2022 12:10 PM (lETaQ)

24 How will it "unfairly tarnish" the FIB's reputation? They've done a fine job of that already.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:10 PM (ynpvh)

25 @14

>>But, McCarthy isn’t going to impeach Garland?

Got to say, I'm sick of hearings from both sides and I'm sick of impeachment circuses that have no chance of succeeding and the argument can be made that impeachments made the targets stronger while not removing them, see Clinton and Trump as analogs.

All I want and what we desperately need is regular order, real legislation, real budgets and the advancement of an agenda broadly supported by GOP voters.

Hearings and impeachments are just noise generators and meth hits for the, WATCH TED CRUZ OWN [Insert Leftist A**Clown.] crowd on Twitter.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:10 PM (up/3i)

26 23 20 I am contemptuous of Congress to.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:09 PM (ynpvh)

Where do we all line up for prison and where do we send the payment for the fine?

Posted by: Roy at October 21, 2022 12:10 PM (lETaQ)

10% goes to the big guy

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:11 PM (ynpvh)

27 He should ask to get the same accommodations at the prison that Eric Holder got when also ignored a Congressional subpoena.

Oh, wait, my bad.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 21, 2022 12:11 PM (TNyrE)

28 How will it "unfairly tarnish" the FIB's reputation?

By informing the public about their malfeasance, corruption, and collusion with America's enemies to stop a certain politician from being reelected. Oh wait, I guess that isn't unfair at all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:11 PM (Ivdso)

29 MLK went to jail briefly in Birmingham and came out bigger than ever. Bannon will do the same.

That is, if the appeal isn't successful and the courts don't stay his sentence pending appeal. Note that he will have to appeal to the DC Circuit, where he will lose. It will take the Supreme Court taking up his case and ruling that the J6 Committee is unlawful. The Supremes give a lot of deference to Congress to make its own rules. I don't know if they would go so far as to support putting people in jail who don't agree with Congress's rules, though. Cromwell is where that leads.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 21, 2022 12:11 PM (7B5FA)

30 demorats get smoked next month, but the following unfortunately, could have long-ranging effects:

254 Straight up exposing children to groomers for woke points.

https://bit.ly/3DrLWtj

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:06 PM (eyxn4)

Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:12 PM (dCxaZ)

31 So soon after pride Month?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty of BAD TRUMPY MANS! at October 21, 2022 12:13 PM (dgOAm)

32 It is specifically prohibited to classify something to avoid embarrassing an individual, an organization or the government in general.

Let me catch my breath after laughing so hard.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 21, 2022 12:13 PM (qyH+l)

33 yeah, there is not enough votes in the senate to toss Brandon

but I still want people to see him for the crook he is

impeach the fucker

Posted by: REDACTED at October 21, 2022 12:13 PM (us2H3)

34 The judge was a Trump judge.

DeSantis 2024

Posted by: Maj. Healey at October 21, 2022 12:13 PM (VaSD4)

35 @16

>>Steve ought to use the 4 months to eat lean and work out, then come out in fighting form.

I can imagine a training montage where Bannon goes in looking the way he looks and then exiting prison with a tear tattoo under his left eye, lean and cut and clean shaven and saying: The f**ked with the wrong guy.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:14 PM (up/3i)

36 if the GOP keeps turning the other cheek

they're are gonna get the shit beat out of them

Posted by: REDACTED at October 21, 2022 12:14 PM (us2H3)

37 Politico: Holder held in contempt, 6/28/2012

In part, in..."Another civil contempt resolution, giving the green light for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to sue the Justice Department to get the Fast and Furious documents, passed by a 258-95 margin. Twenty-one Democrats voted for that measure.

But dozens of other Democrats marched off the floor in protest during the vote, adding even more drama to a tumultuous moment in the House chamber.'

Posted by: Lola at October 21, 2022 12:14 PM (NIYa7)

38 BigK (Kevin McCarthy): not who we are, esteemed colleagues, silence.

Not the Mr. Speaker we need, want, demand (haha!)

I do hold that cabinet impeachments might be more productive, but (stupid|uni) party. Norms restoring please wait....

Posted by: micky at October 21, 2022 12:14 PM (3byMq)

39 The judge was a Trump judge.

Not every judge a president selects ends up how it is hoped, and not every case they decide on is well-reasoned. In this case, its obvious what happened.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:14 PM (Ivdso)

40 24 How will it "unfairly tarnish" the FIB's reputation? They've done a fine job of that already.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:10 PM (ynpvh)

not so much tarnished as rotted straight through to the other side until you can see through it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 12:14 PM (/EuRN)

41 I do believe The FBI deserves to have its reputation tarnished and exposed.

They are the biggest criminal enterprise in America right now.

Posted by: Czech Chick at October 21, 2022 12:15 PM (haWye)

42 It's like getting multiple dick punches every day.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 21, 2022 12:15 PM (RfgGG)

43 "Matthew Miller, who was director of the Justice Department's public affairs office from 2009 to 2011."

I love how they list some govt beuarucrats job title like that's going to impress me.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 21, 2022 12:16 PM (Y5qcH)

44 Didn't Steve Bannon offer to go before the 1/6 hearing as long as it was televised?

Posted by: redridinghood at October 21, 2022 12:16 PM (NpAcC)

45 I look forward to this same court and judge handing down the same sentence to Fauci when he ignores a subpoena to testify before a Republican-run committee, chaired by Rand Paul, next year.

Oh, there I go again, my bad.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 21, 2022 12:16 PM (TNyrE)

46 I can imagine a training montage where Bannon goes in looking the way he looks and then exiting prison with a tear tattoo under his left eye, lean and cut and clean shaven and saying: The f**ked with the wrong guy.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:14 PM (up/3i)

Will Ferrell in Zoolander 2.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 21, 2022 12:16 PM (44ww/)

47 Matthew Miller, who was director of the Justice Department's public affairs office from 2009 to 2011.

A PR Flack. What a hero.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:16 PM (Ivdso)

48 Sweet cleansing fire is about the only thing we have left.

Posted by: NR Pax at October 21, 2022 12:16 PM (4olE8)

49 I love how they list some govt beuarucrats job title like that's going to impress me.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 21, 2022 12:16 PM (Y5qcH)

Yeah. And to me, holding a job for two years means "You sucked at that job".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 12:16 PM (/EuRN)

50 I am assuming he will appeal this travesty?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 21, 2022 12:17 PM (Js4At)

51
I just can't get over the fact that Tim Thibault has the same name (with a different spelling) as the wholesome, Christian, American-as-apple-pie former NFL QB with the hot model wife.

It's stuff like this that makes me ponder the "living in a simulation" and "LHC/dimensional rift" theories.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 21, 2022 12:17 PM (oINRc)

52 Willowed:
They are finished. And I think Bannon picked this fight intentionally. Here is his statement after the sentencing hearing.

I assume you mean they're finished with hearings, but I also assume they're going to issue a final report at some point. (I see you already addressed this point in a later post)

I agreed with every syllable Bannon uttered.


Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:17 PM (eOEVl)

53 Sounds a bit like a Twelve Step Program:

My name is Fenelon and I am contemptuous of Congress.

The trouble is I don't know I will ever be able to be in recovery for that, sad to say.


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 21, 2022 12:17 PM (K2Cvh)

54 >>>Meanwhile, the disgraced FBI agent Tim Thibault, who claimed the Hunter Biden laptop was "Russian disinformation" to get Joe Biden elected, is refusing to cooperate with GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee.

When he refuses a subpoena next year, will he be going to jail, do you think?
Or nah?

No chance. I do, however, give Bannon a lot of credit. Most people wouldn't flip off Congress like that. Say what you will about the guy, but he has balls. Unlike a political party we know.

I'm sure the GOP will be taking up the Bannon cause any moment now.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:18 PM (d2bW3)

55 I am assuming he will appeal this travesty?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 21, 2022 12:17 PM (Js4At)
******
Yes.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 21, 2022 12:18 PM (NpAcC)

56 The sentence was stayed pending appeals.

Bannon is out of jail on appeal, just like Jussie Smollet.

Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:18 PM (Z32m1)

57 *checks congress contemp-o-meter"

Pegged.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 21, 2022 12:18 PM (anj39)

58
Bannon with prison tats on the fingers of both hands. But will it say? I can guess the first four letter word.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 21, 2022 12:18 PM (y3pKJ)

59 > I can guess the first four letter word.

BOOB?

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:19 PM (eyxn4)

60 The American Nelson Mandela.

Posted by: Another Anon at October 21, 2022 12:19 PM (sy/OZ)

61
Like, does Tim Thibault look just like Tim Tebow, but with a goatee?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 21, 2022 12:20 PM (oINRc)

62 I think Bannon should be safe from prison rape. He looks like he never showers.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:20 PM (eOEVl)

63 @58

>>Bannon with prison tats on the fingers of both hands. But will it say? I can guess the first four letter word.

Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It's a tale of good and evil. Hate: it was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: these five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that's right. Ooh, it's a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he's down. Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:20 PM (up/3i)

64 He's got room for appeal and definitely ought to. This has Supreme Court written all over it: does someone have to respond to a congressional soebpena issued by a committee that by its own rules is not valid?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Are you sure it isn't a tax?

Posted by: Chief "Justice" John Roberts at October 21, 2022 12:20 PM (wUHYj)

65 No the SC will not even hear the case. Depend on it.

Posted by: steevy at October 21, 2022 12:20 PM (yezA1)

66 I don't really even like Steve Bannon but this is ludicrous and I hope it gets to the Supreme Court and by a majority ruling states clearly that if a committee is improperly formed by congress' stated rules at the time of its formation then it is invalid and has no legal power or ability to hold anyone in contempt.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:21 PM (Ivdso)

67 DC is broken beyond repair. We need to start preparing for that national realization.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at October 21, 2022 12:21 PM (BdMk6)

68 I don't really even like Steve Bannon but this is ludicrous and I hope it gets to the Supreme Court and by a majority ruling states clearly that if a committee is improperly formed by congress' stated rules at the time of its formation then it is invalid and has no legal power or ability to hold anyone in contempt.

Ditto.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:21 PM (eOEVl)

69 FUCK YOU WAR fits on 6 fingers and 2 thumbs.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 21, 2022 12:21 PM (RfgGG)

70 Meanwhile the late show hosts and their clapping seal audiences will be jerking off over this

Posted by: steevy at October 21, 2022 12:22 PM (yezA1)

71 8 fingers.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 21, 2022 12:22 PM (RfgGG)

72 >>>DC is broken beyond repair. We need to start preparing for that national realization.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons

It will never be fixed, because no Dems and no GOPers will ever demand change. I honestly don't know why we vote for these people anymore.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:22 PM (d2bW3)

73 No the SC will not even hear the case. Depend on it.

I think you are right, although they ought to. This isn't about the ability of congress to run its own house, its about the power of congress to punish people when it is ignoring its own ruling its own house.

I know the SCOTUS is very reluctant to do anything about congress (separation of powers etc) but this does not violate the principle and is a matter of liberty.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:22 PM (Ivdso)

74 DC is the political Jim Crow South. We already know the outcome by prosecution before it starts.

Posted by: Eddie Baby at October 21, 2022 12:22 PM (wpJDK)

75
Only chumps follow the law bruh

Hillary ever go to jail?

Posted by: Yo! Ultra MAGA at October 21, 2022 12:23 PM (yyR7w)

76 DC judge sentences Steve Bannon to 4 months in prison and $6,500 in fines for contempt of Congress.
_____________

(Gulp) I've held Congress in contempt for years now. I hope they don't get me, too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Semi-Fascist at October 21, 2022 12:23 PM (YqDXo)

77 I can only repeat: First order of business in 2024: Pass a law allowing defendants and prosecutors to move to relocate any legal action involving a political actor to a politically neutral jurisdiction. No more Home Court Advantage for leftwing Democrats.

///

hmmm...great idea

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 21, 2022 12:23 PM (MLrvz)

78 They are the biggest criminal enterprise in America right now.

Posted by: Czech Chick at October 21, 2022 12:15 PM (haWye)

Hey, what about us?

Posted by: Rest of the Federal Gubmint at October 21, 2022 12:23 PM (2graF)

79 Trump will be jailed too. I have no doubt.

Posted by: steevy at October 21, 2022 12:23 PM (yezA1)

80 Children's Health Defense organization is lobbying against the clot shot mandate for children:

https://tinyurl.com/m228x5h9

Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:24 PM (dCxaZ)

81 “What the heck were you thinking Roger?” his wife asked, rather angrily yet puzzled. “What posessed you to get a hundred dollar bill tattooed on your penis?”

“Well”, her husband said, with a grin. “Number one, I like to watch my money grow. Number two, once in a while, I like to play with my money. And lastly, instead of you going out shopping, you can stay right here at home and blow a hundred bucks anytime you want!”

Posted by: Just the Punchline at October 21, 2022 12:24 PM (flINI)

82 The judge was a Trump judge.

Not every judge a president selects ends up how it is hoped, and not every case they decide on is well-reasoned. In this case, its obvious what happened.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:14 PM (Ivdso)


The judge, being honorable and respectful of the Court System, ruled against all of Steve Bannon's defenses based on previous circuit court rulings. Personally I think those rulings are unconstitutional, but I also think they will get appealed either way to SCOTUS.

The judge did stay execution of the sentence pending appeals.

Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:24 PM (Z32m1)

83 By the way, an Obama-era official is demanding that Durham keep his report on FBI malfeasance secret, and that Merrick Garland refuse to release it, because it could... harm the FBI's reputation.

///


right, that clown judge wanted to release the secret super guilty portions of the mueller report.

he looked and looked, then IIRC, he quietly stopped and ended the quest

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 21, 2022 12:24 PM (MLrvz)

84
I have no problem with Bannon. It's not about whether you "like" the man. He knows how the game is played. He played. He lost some, but he also won the big game.

You probably wouldn't have had President Trump without that guy. Or Brad Parscale, another person of highly questionable character.

I'm sick of hearing about how winners are bad because they aren't the kind of guys you'd invite to dinner. It's fucking lame and dickless loser talk.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 21, 2022 12:25 PM (oINRc)

85 I'd say it is an easy appeal, since the committee itself is illegal.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at October 21, 2022 12:25 PM (lTGtQ)

86 a lot of democrats need to go to prison to re-establish equal justice in America. only after that can a there be a truce. nothing less is acceptable. they crossed the Rubicon.

Posted by: x at October 21, 2022 12:25 PM (ZC2go)

87 Maybe Cavuto will bring Jeb! back on his show and they can talk about Bannon.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 21, 2022 12:25 PM (63Dwl)

88 Bannon dropped some truth bombs outside the courthouse.💣💣

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 21, 2022 12:26 PM (ptqGC)

89 @79

>>Trump will be jailed too. I have no doubt.

This is of course what they are working up to, the problem is they have nothing on Il Donaldo Trumpo, so whatever the bullsh*t nonsense they try to get him on has to be air-tight bullsh*t nonsense or the conflagration they kick-off will consume them in fire.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:26 PM (up/3i)

90 I can only repeat: First order of business in 2024: Pass a law allowing defendants and prosecutors to move to relocate any legal action involving a political actor to a politically neutral jurisdiction. No more Home Court Advantage for leftwing Democrats.
++++
Allow? Mandate it. Someplace in the Interior with a metropolitan area population of less than one million persons, as measured in the latest Census.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:26 PM (EwScq)

91 I saw UWAR open for Metal Church at The Independent in '89.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 21, 2022 12:26 PM (44ww/)

92 DC is broken beyond repair. We need to start preparing for that national realization.

I agree. The system is completely broken and can neither fix its self or be fixed through the system. I see only three possible outcomes:

1- The citizens of the USA rise up and overthrow the system.
2- A strong man takes over and acts as tyrant, diminishing or even eliminating the system
3- God intervenes with national revival and reformation, leading to change from within.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:26 PM (Ivdso)

93 79 Trump will be jailed too. I have no doubt.
Posted by: steevy at

1. he shouldnta taken classified super secret documents that were within his right and power to take, shouldhe?

2. jail is nbd, are they going to epstein him?

3. only guilty people want a magistrate to review the documents he previously unclassified, as is his right and purview, to disprove the completely sane notion by the dOJ that they alone can secretly determine which documents are super-secret ultra secret documents.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (MLrvz)

94 Wouldn't Biden veto such a law if a Republican congress passed it? I'm all for changing the venue, but we know they won't allow it. 2025 is the best time to pass such a law.

Posted by: Cory C at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (XlHvp)

95 Footage from "all ages drag brunch" in Plano TX.

https://tinyurl.com/5s9v5bbr

note the make-up of the audience. (should be an "all-heifer" drag brunch, amirite?)

Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (dCxaZ)

96 >>>I'm sick of hearing about how winners are bad because they aren't the kind of guys you'd invite to dinner. It's fucking lame and dickless loser talk.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Completely agree. You may not like his style, but Bannon is one of the good guys. He could have shown up and ratted people out, but he didn't. He told the Congress to get f**ked.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (d2bW3)

97 It will never be fixed, because no Dems and no GOPers will ever demand change. I honestly don't know why we vote for these people anymore.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:22 PM (d2bW3)

Bread and Circuses? Comedy? Fine Corinthian Leather? Dunno?

Posted by: Ganowicz Commie Exterminators, LTD. at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (2graF)

98 Old and Busted: The US is the greatest country on the earth because we allow people the freedom to disagree with the government

New Hotness: No man no problem

Posted by: 18-1 at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (ESjRY)

99 The left sure is gloating and celebrating. I'd say, "Wait till the tables are turned" but then I look at the RINO cowards on our side. 🤬🤬

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (ptqGC)

100 This is of course what they are working up to, the problem is they have nothing on Il Donaldo Trumpo, so whatever the bullsh*t nonsense they try to get him on has to be air-tight bullsh*t nonsense or the conflagration they kick-off will consume them in fire.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:26 PM (up/3i)

The transparent nonsense will not abate. They fucking like it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (44ww/)

101 speaking of epstein, did you know that trump and epstein were at the same party of adults in 1992?

kinda sus.

-the next leftist troll, probably

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (MLrvz)

102 Close all the federal courts in DC.

Posted by: mr tmz at October 21, 2022 12:27 PM (rJ48h)

103 Pass a law allowing defendants and prosecutors to move to relocate any legal action involving a political actor to a politically neutral jurisdiction. No more Home Court Advantage for leftwing Democrats.

Like Joe Mannix said: require it. Any criminal case involving the federal government is automatically tried in a random state outside the DC area. No courts within, say, 50 miles of DC can hear cases involving the area.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (Ivdso)

104 Someone suggested once that all political cases in DC/DC area should have their jurisdiction pulled from a hat, so that you have no clue what your jury would be.

Just like Bannon was 100% going to be found guilty because the city is a corrupt Dem shit hole, no Dem will ever be held accountable for the same reason.

Hopefully Bannon can stay or if prison and fight this up to the supreme court, as there has to be summe way to show there was bias all around.

Posted by: Rbastid at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (AYcg3)

105 So now what it takes to be held in - and punished for - Contempt of Congress: be an unperson. We all knew this already, but now it's confirmed. Obama's AG can tell Congress to fuck off and Biden's FBI chief can wander off whenever he pleases to jet off on the government dime and nobody says a word.

If you're in the club - and most people they haul in front of Congress are - then you can ignore them, shit on them, lie to them and dismiss them with impunity and nothing will happen. If you're not in the club and you try *any* of that, you're going to jail and having your money stolen.

Must. Be. Nice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (EwScq)

106 He can get knuck tats, and claim "What? It's just German for 'The Biden"!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (P+vMY)

107 "I can imagine a training montage where Bannon goes in looking the way he looks and then exiting prison with a tear tattoo under his left eye, lean and cut and clean shaven and saying: The f**ked with the wrong guy."

De Niro in Cape Fear.

Posted by: Bosk at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (v4L7Y)

108 Have definitely not kept up with this - so, the Durham thing is ..... a complete nothingburger? Zip, bupkis, nada? Not a single conviction?

And that slimy Dem lawyer, and this Danchenko idiot - they're not FBI. Weren't they (unsuccessfully) prosecuted for lying *to* the FBI? What's this about "FBI misconduct"? Where was that any element in anything Durham did?

Seems like the contemptuous skepticism towards the whole thing has been completely vindicated.

And there wasn't/won't be even a head-fake towards even looking into the massive, massive scandal of systematic political surveillance of Americans using technically highly restricted data-gathering, the 702 "about queries" thing - which involved an FBI-contracted operation *located in the Dem law firm* involved in much of this other abuse (if I have this all straight)? Amazing.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (OTzUX)

109 The judge, being honorable and respectful of the Court System, ruled against all of Steve Bannon's defenses based on previous circuit court rulings. Personally I think those rulings are unconstitutional, but I also think they will get appealed either way to SCOTUS.

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yeah, a lot of that...let's do the show-trial even though there's clearly insane legal over-reaches that got us here in the first place.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (MLrvz)

110 >>>Bread and Circuses? Comedy? Fine Corinthian Leather? Dunno?
Posted by: Ganowicz Commie Exterminators, LTD.


because they're "slightly better" than the Dems. Slightly.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (d2bW3)

111 When he refuses a subpoena next year, will he be going to jail, do you think?
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If he refuses. He could show up and lie instead.

Either way, no. No jail. No fines. They won't even charge him. That isn't how the game is played.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:29 PM (EwScq)

112 Where does Dr. Benton Quest stand on the conviction of his former pilot?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 21, 2022 12:29 PM (qPjiw)

113 Wouldn't Biden veto such a law if a Republican congress passed it? I'm all for changing the venue, but we know they won't allow it. 2025 is the best time to pass such a law.

Congress has the power of the purse. If they want to pass a law, and Biden vetos it, they are able to pass no budget, a budget for only some parts of the government, or a budget that Biden does not approve of until he agree to pass the law.

No GOP congress has used this power in living memory, but it is the whole point of having congress.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 21, 2022 12:29 PM (ESjRY)

114 > I have no problem with Bannon. It's not about whether you "like" the man. He knows how the game is played. He played. He lost some, but he also won the big game.

He played it badly. The dumbass coyly suggested he might testify at early stages. Way to undercut your whole platform, Bannon.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:29 PM (eyxn4)

115 Old and Busted: The US is the greatest country on the earth because we allow people the freedom to disagree with the government

America is no longer the land of the free or the home of the brave. America is no longer the freest place on earth. We've lost the country, we've lost the republic. Its just a matter of how long before it all comes completely apart.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:29 PM (Ivdso)

116 Just another day in a totalitarian shithole...

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 21, 2022 12:30 PM (nMx88)

117 36 if the GOP keeps turning the other cheek

they're are gonna get the shit beat out of them

Posted by: REDACTED at October 21, 2022 12:14 PM (us2H3)

Ass cheek.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:30 PM (ynpvh)

118 DC Justice is a one-way street with crumbling pavement.

Patching the holes isn't enough.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 21, 2022 12:30 PM (wtvvX)

119 > If he refuses. He could show up and lie instead.

No, you don't lie. Just pull a Hillary and claim you don't recall times a million.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:30 PM (eyxn4)

120 I think Bannon should be safe from prison rape. He looks like he never showers.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:20 PM (eOEVl)


I knew another retired navy officer that was the same. It is almost like they are rebelling against their previous Navy experiences?

Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:30 PM (Z32m1)

121 Two sets of laws.
No set of Justice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at October 21, 2022 12:31 PM (V6f9+)

122 96 >>>I'm sick of hearing about how winners are bad because they aren't the kind of guys you'd invite to dinner. It's fucking lame and dickless loser talk.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Completely agree. You may not like his style, but Bannon is one of the good"

"You don't want me on that wall. You need me on that wall."

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 21, 2022 12:31 PM (9miN6)

123 "His cases are over. I think it's clear that he's not going to bring any more charges in this investigation, but one of the requirements for special counsels under the regulations is that they write a confidential report and submit it to the attorney general, and the attorney general then makes a decision whether to release that report to the public," Miller said on Alex Wagner Tonight. ...
"I think Merrick Garland will be under a lot of pressure from Republicans to release that report, but I have to say, this circumstance is very different from the Mueller investigation, where, obviously, the attorney general, Bill Barr, did release that report," he said.

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What a pointless misdirect. Release the report or don't. Redact it to hell or don't. Whatever. It means nothing. He knows it and so does everyone else. Releasing or not releasing the report, the honesty or dishonesty of the report, the competence or incompetence of the investigation, etc. can have meaning only where there is generally-applicable law. We don't have that, and so this is a meaningless sideshow, an irrelevant triviality.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:31 PM (EwScq)

124
He played it badly. The dumbass coyly suggested he might testify at early stages. Way to undercut your whole platform, Bannon.
Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:29 PM (eyxn4)

Dude, he helped Trump overcome every single advantage our entrenched political system and steal the Presidency out of their iron grip. He was the architect of that campaign. He played well enough.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 21, 2022 12:31 PM (oINRc)

125 What goes around comes around.
Make them live up to their own rules.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 21, 2022 12:31 PM (NpAcC)

126 The left sure is gloating and celebrating.

It will be a different story on November 9. Between the Red Wave and these AWFLs and their ilk being jabbed/boosted to the max, much myocardial infarctioning will ensue.

Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:31 PM (dCxaZ)

127 Is Bannon’s charge the same one they got Liddy on in Watergate?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 21, 2022 12:31 PM (qPjiw)

128 You are assuming that when the pubs take over Congress they are going to fight the deep state.

Remember Lois Lerner and the IRS?

Posted by: T C at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (6aZ5k)

129 113 Wouldn't Biden veto such a law if a Republican congress passed it? I'm all for changing the venue, but we know they won't allow it. 2025 is the best time to pass such a law.

///


well, here's where it gets interesting. There's going to be a bigger fight than the Newt/Clinton battles of 1995.

Are you ready for...gasp/oh no...a government shutdown? They might put yellow tape around the WWII memorial on the mall and rope off Old Faithful.

What can you do? Biden is a fascist. We need to resist fascism.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (MLrvz)

130 No, you don't lie. Just pull a Hillary and claim you don't recall times a million.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:30 PM (eyxn4)

Somebody fucking remind me, what year did Bannon leave? And what year was J6?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (44ww/)

131 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (up/3i)

132 "because the subject matter pertains to sensitive law enforcement information and/or pending investigations,..."

How many time have we heard some govt employee say this or something similar to congressional questioning? How doe we have a bureaucracy that is unanswerable to our elected reps?

Screw that, at least they still control the budget. Every witness that refuses to cooperate should be a a 10% reduction in funding to that agency.

Posted by: Ripley at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (MxEKc)

133 I knew another retired navy officer that was the same. It is almost like they are rebelling against their previous Navy experiences?

I knew a Navy vet who never cleaned out his coffee mug.

Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:33 PM (dCxaZ)

134 Well, all of us who said Durham was not a straight shooter, and was assigned to whitewash government involvement in an op run against a presidential candidate were right.

The government will NEVER regain its legitimacy in the eyes of the people now. This was its sole chance to do so and it won't get another one.

Our intel agencies, LE and courts conspired to run an op to disenfranchise us and no one was punished for it. There is no law now but what the left allows.

Posted by: Thatch at October 21, 2022 12:33 PM (A+k5G)

135 Partisan Judge Sentences Steve Bannon to Four Months in Jail for Refusing to Comply With Congressional Subpoena -Ace

Lol...DU is melting down that the judge is a Republican plant!

"Others must be deterred," Judge Nichols? Then mete out a sentence and a fine that's going to get folks' attention. It's not like Bannon was attempting to stonewall an investigation into milk price-fixing or baby formula shortage. This is an investigation into an attempt to violently overthrow the government of the United States.

Another bought and paid for judge America's clown college of justice

A slap on the wrist, and now he's all over the TeeVee spewing his bullshit for the trumpzombies to lick up.

And the judge???? JHFC!
“I conclude that Mr. Bannon appears to be of perhaps some very small risk of recidivism,” the judge said. That guy led an attempt to overthrow the government! Wait until the next insurrection... about 5 days after the election. That fucker will be mobilizing the Proud Girls and the Oaf Kreepers.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at October 21, 2022 12:33 PM (YZJEf)

136 I knew a Navy vet who never cleaned out his coffee mug.
Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:33 PM (dCxaZ)

That's all Navy vets in my experience.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 12:33 PM (/EuRN)

137 Let's face it, Republicans are just criminals that haven't been found guilty yet. But your time is coming.

Posted by: Biden DOJ at October 21, 2022 12:33 PM (gRpfn)

138 But that's (D)ifferent, you see.

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ISWYDT

Posted by: ShainS -- Now Jabbed & Boosted with the Nuclear War & Hurricane Vaccines at October 21, 2022 12:34 PM (K3TEc)

139 remember, this is Mitch and Ryan's fault.

We had all branches of govt in 2017 and they chose to help the democrats resist trump.

Trump said to hillary that she'd be in jail...but hillary's stooges used their power that no one in the trump admin was able to curtail to put nearly anyone who associated with trump in severe legal jeopardy.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at October 21, 2022 12:34 PM (MLrvz)

140 It will be a different story on November 9. Between the Red Wave and these AWFLs and their ilk being jabbed/boosted to the max, much myocardial infarctioning will ensue.
Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:31 PM (dCxaZ)


I am feeling very pessimistic today. I keep thinking of the poetic description of a toad beneath the harrow screaming "I will be avenged"

Hope your day is going better.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 12:34 PM (xhaym)

141 The only thing the House can really do, which is their biggest power, is zero out budgets. Oh, you won't prosecute Antifa? Your budget is zero. Brandon will shutdown the gov't if we send that budget to him. Fine. No one is considered essential except the military. Everyone else is not getting back pay.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (EpDzw)

142 >>>Well, all of us who said Durham was not a straight shooter, and was assigned to whitewash government involvement in an op run against a presidential candidate were right.


I would honestly rather they don't start these investigations. Like the roadrunner and the coyote, we always know how the story ends.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (d2bW3)

143 PLEASE someone kill me right now. I only ask that you make it quick and painless.

This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden:

https://tinyurl.com/pe4xwtkz

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (ptqGC)

144 133 Cleaning out your coffee mug is an NJP-/court-martial worthy offense in the Navy.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (qPjiw)

145 Sorry, every DC story has redundant independent layers of BS. Sometimes it overwhelms.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (44ww/)

146

Shush... Shush... Tulsi is coming...

Posted by: Dan Ratheranalreceptive at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (8E/ev)

147 Red waves, blue walls... all bullshit. It's purple puddles from here on out until one or both of the parties finally evaporates from its own perfidious stupidity.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (/EuRN)

148 You are assuming that when the pubs take over Congress they are going to fight the deep state. ...
Posted by: T C at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (6aZ5k)
++++
They will do no such thing. They will make some noise and hold some hearings. They will grandstand and make some fiery speeches that say all the right things. They will, surprisingly, prove nothing and send a bunch of recommendations to the Executive. The Executive will pretend to listen. There will be no reform and no punishment. The next CR will pass after a WWF-style fake "battle" and everyone gets everything they want, except the American people.

The "red wave" next month (if it happens) will probably result in some truly sensational soundbites and truly grandiose, excellent promises. By March, it will be clear that the GOP will keep doing what it does best: making a lot of noise at opportune moments, collecting a bunch of money, and accomplishing nothing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (EwScq)

149 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (up/3i)


Ah, the good life. I miss it.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (xhaym)

150 Make sure that the Congressional hearing is held in someplace like Wichita, so when Democrats perjure themselves or refuse to show up, they get tried before a Kansas jury.

A DC-area jury will never convict a Democrat, and will never acquit a Republican.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (I2/tG)

151 Interestingly, Judge Carl Nickels was appointed by President Trump to the District Court. Is this something? Is OrangeMan and Bannon playing a con on DC?

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (Iv+w0)

152 My mind immediately went to are they brazen enough to Epstein him. As a cautionary?

Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (Vr12I)

153 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (up/3i)

Enough already, we can't all be Adonis.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (44ww/)

154 > Dude, he helped Trump overcome every single advantage our entrenched political system and steal the Presidency out of their iron grip. He was the architect of that campaign. He played well enough.

He played THAT game well enough.
He played THIS game badly.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (eyxn4)

155 Pass a law allowing defendants and prosecutors to move to relocate any legal action involving a political actor to a politically neutral jurisdiction. No more Home Court Advantage for leftwing Democrats.

Like Joe Mannix said: require it. Any criminal case involving the federal government is automatically tried in a random state outside the DC area. No courts within, say, 50 miles of DC can hear cases involving the area.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (Ivdso)


100 miles.

Except for that whole Declaration of Independence thing? "For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences."

Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (Z32m1)

156 >>>Red waves, blue walls... all bullshit. It's purple puddles from here on out until one or both of the parties finally evaporates from its own perfidious stupidity.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


It's why I think a President Trump or DeSantis won't make a dent. The Deep State is too big, and it's nearly impossible to change D.C.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (d2bW3)

157 Not that I know anything about this, but this is how I would approach the problem.

1. Avoid impeachment hearing on President and focus on hearings on his cabinet appointees and policies.

2. If cabinet members refuse to testify or blow off questions to "get to the airport", hold them in contempt.

3. When the AG slow walks or declines to prosecute, impeach him. Create a conflict of interest requiring a special prosecutor. Have fun.

4. When the rats start squealing on each other and on the Big Guy, then start a "national conversation" on whether Biden should be impeached and dare him to veto legislation. Set the stage for 2024. Say unlike the dems, we won't put the nation through an impeachment circus. Just vote him and his minions out.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (D50EB)

158 47 Matthew Miller, who was director of the Justice Department's public affairs office from 2009 to 2011.

A PR Flack. What a hero.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:16 PM (Ivdso)

So Matthew Miller handled Strzok and Lisa Page's affair? Or was that a private affair handled by someone else at the FIB?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (ynpvh)

159 What do you mean "home court advantage"? The GOP-e live in D.C. too .... what could be fairer that that?

Posted by: Paladin at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (3IOdT)

160 Politico, 7/10/2022
July 9, 2022, Bannon's attorney sent a letter (via email) to 1/6 Committee Chairman Bernie Thompson.

In part, "I consistently informed you that if either of those events took place, Mr. Bannon would comply with the decision.

(Last paragraph): Please contact me so that we can try to reach agreement on the time and place of Mr. Bannon's testimony."

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Bannon went on trial days later for defying the 1/6 Committee subpoena.

Posted by: Lola at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (NIYa7)

161 Bannon is out of jail on appeal, just like Jussie Smollet.
Posted by: rd

Juicy Smolliet? That French actor?

Posted by: SFGoth at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (KAi1n)

162 Screw that, at least they still control the budget. Every witness that refuses to cooperate should be a a 10% reduction in funding to that agency.

Posted by: Ripley at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (MxEKc)

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You mis-typed 100%.

Posted by: ShainS -- Now Jabbed & Boosted with the Nuclear War & Hurricane Vaccines at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (K3TEc)

163 144 133 Cleaning out your coffee mug is an NJP-/court-martial worthy offense in the Navy.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (qPjiw)

Yeah, my old Ship's Coffee Mug is in the cabinet...

Although 'clean' now? No one else will ever use it due to the 'stains'.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (oHd/0)

164 I can only repeat: First order of business in 2024:



Go scorched earth on democrats and republicans.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2022 12:38 PM (GkzDd)

165 I knew a Navy vet who never cleaned out his coffee mug.

A seasoned coffee mug is a proper coffee mug.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 21, 2022 12:38 PM (Xrfse)

166 >>>The "red wave" next month (if it happens) will probably result in some truly sensational soundbites and truly grandiose, excellent promises. By March, it will be clear that the GOP will keep doing what it does best: making a lot of noise at opportune moments, collecting a bunch of money, and accomplishing nothing.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


100% correct.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:38 PM (d2bW3)

167 Hope your day is going better.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 12:34 PM (xhaym)


eh, not really

I just donned my gypsy garb and read the tea leaves, that's all

Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:38 PM (dCxaZ)

168 154 > Dude, he helped Trump overcome every single advantage our entrenched political system and steal the Presidency out of their iron grip. He was the architect of that campaign. He played well enough.

He played THAT game well enough.
He played THIS game badly.
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See my comment at 151 and let me know what you think.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:38 PM (Iv+w0)

169 Bannon better make sure he is not given the Epstein cell.

Posted by: Paladin at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (3IOdT)

170 Although 'clean' now? No one else will ever use it due to the 'stains'.

I think you can get those stains out with a paste made of baking soda, vinegar, and muratic acid.

Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (dCxaZ)

171 Enough already, we can't all be Adonis.

Yeah but he's not saying Bannon is ugly, he's saying Bannon is unkempt and looks like he slept in his suit and never shaved. Which he does.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (Ivdso)

172 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (up/3i)

Ah, the good life. I miss it.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (xhaym)


I am 29, I can't do that anymore like I did in the 1980's.

Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (Z32m1)

173 Look on the bright side: McConnell and McCarthy have a bunch of tax cuts and Ukraine packages lined up and ready to go and can reach across the aisle and get it done!

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (nMx88)

174 143 PLEASE someone kill me right now. I only ask that you make it quick and painless.

This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden:

https://tinyurl.com/pe4xwtkz

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (ptqGC)

Not sniffable.--Joe

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (ynpvh)

175 Heh. What WOULD make us, the Horde, happy?

Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (Vr12I)

176 146

Shush... Shush... Tulsi is coming...

Posted by: Dan Ratheranalreceptive at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (8E/ev)

Was it good for her?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (ynpvh)

177 There is no law that supports jail sentences based on contempt of congress bs, correct?

Posted by: runner at October 21, 2022 12:40 PM (cPv5G)

178 Joe Mannix you seem to lack confidence that elections - even "dramatic" ones - may lead to any meaningful results. Well, at least those involving the usual suspects (there seemed to be some actual changes under that uncouth Trump fellow, but they were all immediately erased).

All the excitement over the sports-model/my team! that bad other team! could be described as a large part of the problem, if one were being invidious and difficult. And serious.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 21, 2022 12:40 PM (OTzUX)

179 I knew a Navy vet who never cleaned out his coffee mug.

I thought that was just a sign of a serious coffee drinker

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:40 PM (Ivdso)

180 Like Joe Mannix said: require it. Any criminal case involving the federal government is automatically tried in a random state outside the DC area. No courts within, say, 50 miles of DC can hear cases involving the area.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (Ivdso)

100 miles.

Except for that whole Declaration of Independence thing? "For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences."
Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (Z32m1)

Yeah, but somehow a CALIFORNIA Judge just ruled that Trump has to give some stuff to the Jan 6 committee.

Uh... California? How did the case get THERE? None of this happened anywhere NEAR California.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2022 12:40 PM (oHd/0)

181 150 Make sure that the Congressional hearing is held in someplace like Wichita, so when Democrats perjure themselves or refuse to show up, they get tried before a Kansas jury.

A DC-area jury will never convict a Democrat, and will never acquit a Republican.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (I2/tG)

made that point, how it's like a black man getting a fair trial in the Jim Crow South run by the Dems.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:41 PM (ynpvh)

182 On the other hand, I am considering changing my nick to "Turning Point Dyatlov Pass"

Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 12:41 PM (xhaym)

183 Trump needs to go scorched earth in 24. We need Attila the Hun as AG.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at October 21, 2022 12:41 PM (NnVPv)

184 If he refuses subpoena next year will he be going to jail?

If congress does not exercise its authority next year it will be forever lost.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 21, 2022 12:41 PM (HMNhg)

185 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 21, 2022 12:32 PM (up/3i)
***

You make that sound like a bad thing.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 21, 2022 12:41 PM (anj39)

186 177 There is no law that supports jail sentences based on contempt of congress bs, correct?
Posted by: runner at October 21, 2022 12:40 PM (cPv5G)

If contempt of Congress is a Jailing offense... when do I have to report to Jail?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 21, 2022 12:41 PM (oHd/0)

187 Yeah but he's not saying Bannon is ugly, he's saying Bannon is unkempt and looks like he slept in his suit and never shaved. Which he does.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (Ivdso)

Sorry, but you don't get it.

*waits*

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 21, 2022 12:41 PM (44ww/)

188 Looks and Appearance are two different things. Bannon's not a bad looking guy structurally, but he schlubs it up for whatever sartorial reason, so that it doesn't matter how he looks - his appearance is absurd and incongruous.

Like Hillary and her whole "i'm too busy to wash my filthy hair and throw on a little foundation" schtick that every other leftist female politician now emulates... You're not some noble, harried paladin unconcerned with appearance because you're Just So Busy... you're just shamming it.

You're public figures, FFS. Now go upstairs and wash your ass.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 12:41 PM (/EuRN)

189 PLEASE someone kill me right now. I only ask that you make it quick and painless.

This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden:

https://tinyurl.com/pe4xwtkz

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (ptqGC)

Not sniffable.--Joe
Posted by: jim

Sniff it Joe! Taint no big deal!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (GkzDd)

190 A generic comment on fairness -- Three year olds, hell, even dogs understand the concept of fairness.

Take a candy bar, break into 2/3 and 1/3 sizes, then hand the pieces to two kids. Then wait for the cries of Not Fair. And like I said, even some of the cafe videos clearly show that dogs understand unfairness.

The federal gubmint may understand it too, but they DGAF if it advances their goals. I hope for the Reckoning. It's overdue.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (JOtiF)

191 Bannon is out of jail on appeal, just like Jussie Smollet.
Posted by: rd

Juicy Smolliet? That French actor?
Posted by: SFGoth at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (KAi1n)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZXoErL2124

Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (Z32m1)

192 PLEASE someone kill me right now. I only ask that you make it quick and painless.

This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden


Biden's going to have to interact with this mentally ill person and pretend to be interested in what they have to say. If we're lucky, Biden will forget the cameras are on and say what he really thinks.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (eyxn4)

193 Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:38 PM (d2bW3)

why is everybody so pessimistic? Don't you realize that Governor Kari Lake will be in a position to make MEANINGFUL changes that will improve her constituents' quality of life...in the manner of Gov. DeSantis?

just one example: it's in the power of state governors to ignore the CDC "recommendation" that little children, who are not even in danger from the coof, get the clot shot. Also: more GOP governors who rule constitutionally amplify the anti-Left zeitgeist.

Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (dCxaZ)

194 OUTRAGEOUS!!! *harumph *harumph*

Posted by: JROD at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (0jZnq)

195 The "red wave" next month (if it happens) will probably result in some truly sensational soundbites and truly grandiose, excellent promises. By March, it will be clear that the GOP will keep doing what it does best: making a lot of noise at opportune moments, collecting a bunch of money, and accomplishing nothing.

My glass-half-empty philosophical bent compels me to agree.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (Xrfse)

196 154 > Dude, he helped Trump overcome every single advantage our entrenched political system and steal the Presidency out of their iron grip. He was the architect of that campaign. He played well enough.

He played THAT game well enough.
He played THIS game badly.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (eyxn4)

Legally, the Jan 6th committee is an invalid committee, as it was not formed according to the rules of it's formation. That any Judge would allow subpoenas to be considered valid for an illegally constructed Federal committee is an indictment of the judicial system.
I know, funny. Nothing will be done.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (ynpvh)

197 There is no law that supports jail sentences based on contempt of congress bs, correct?
Posted by: runner at October 21, 2022 12:40 PM (cPv5G)

If contempt of Congress is a Jailing offense... when do I have to report to Jail?
Posted by: Romeo13

When do dems?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (GkzDd)

198 171 Christopher Hitchens usually looked like that, too.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (qPjiw)

199 Guys, the Judge that sentenced Bannon was appointed by Trump. This may be some inside Kung Fu move that Bannon wanted. Let's wait and see where it goes.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (Iv+w0)

200 Like Joe Mannix said: require it. Any criminal case involving the federal government is automatically tried in a random state outside the DC area. No courts within, say, 50 miles of DC can hear cases involving the area.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:28 PM (Ivdso)

------

No courts within, say, 100 miles of a city or town with a population greater than 100,000.

/Not gonna happen, but a man can dream ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Now Jabbed & Boosted with the Nuclear War & Hurricane Vaccines at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (K3TEc)

201 He played THAT game well enough.
He played THIS game badly.
Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:36 PM (eyxn4)


I understand your sarcasm but Justice is not a game to be played by underdeveloped children and acquiesced to by adults. We cannot accept this subversion as "that's the way it is". We need to put away childish things.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (AiZBA)

202 Steve Bannon is no Hugh Hewitt.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (D50EB)

203 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.

You forgot "poured a Colt 45 on his Wheaties".

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (eOEVl)

204 156 >>>Red waves, blue walls... all bullshit. It's purple puddles from here on out until one or both of the parties finally evaporates from its own perfidious stupidity.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


It's why I think a President Trump or DeSantis won't make a dent. The Deep State is too big, and it's nearly impossible to change D.C.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 21, 2022 12:37 PM (d2bW3)

Not short of Joey starting WWIII. That would have SOME effect on DC...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (ynpvh)

205 All the excitement over the sports-model/my team! that bad other team! could be described as a large part of the problem

That is almost the entire problem with politics, its about team rather than country, its about cheering for your side rather than what is right, its about opposing the other side instead of violations of the constitution.

That's the entire state of NeverTrump: they're for Republicans as a party and against anyone who rocks that boat. A win for a Republican is all they want, no matter the status or type of Republican, as long as that candidate does not fight against the entrenched system.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:45 PM (Ivdso)

206 Joe Mannix you seem to lack confidence that elections - even "dramatic" ones - may lead to any meaningful results. Well, at least those involving the usual suspects (there seemed to be some actual changes under that uncouth Trump fellow, but they were all immediately erased). ...
Posted by: rhomboid at October 21, 2022 12:40 PM (OTzUX)
++++
Ihere are some states where this is not true, but I have 0% confidence in change at the federal level.

To cause change at the federal level, the Congress will need to find some balls and start attacking structures that are now pushing 100 years old. They won't do it. They could mandate a return to normal budgetary order, starts slashing funding for misbehaving agencies and shut down the government if it gets vetoed, start passing legislation to amend and restrict (or even repeal) the various enabling acts that created these agencies and gave them essentially unlimited autonomy, etc.

They will do none of it. It appears that all of them are either being enriched by and on Team Deep State or they are terrified of malicious prosecution and personal destruction if they try to change anything.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:45 PM (EwScq)

207 A generic comment on fairness -- Three year olds, hell, even dogs understand the concept of fairness.

Uh, oh. The hounds have been unleashed.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 21, 2022 12:45 PM (Xrfse)

208 Anybody watching the Darrell Brooks trial? It's on lunch break.

Posted by: m at October 21, 2022 12:45 PM (euHgA)

209 175 Heh. What WOULD make us, the Horde, happy?
Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM

I mean, a blowjob is always appreciated...

Posted by: Simple Moron at October 21, 2022 12:46 PM (YZJEf)

210 The "red wave" next month (if it happens) will probably result in some truly sensational soundbites and truly grandiose, excellent promises.


If I had a couple extra grand to throw away, I'd set up a fake account and pay for several of pallets of bricks to be delivered to downtown somewhere. Just dropped on a street corner the night before the election.
Then popcorn.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 21, 2022 12:46 PM (anj39)

211 Still stuck at Buck's, these people are raving lunatic fascists

... Unless Hermes drops its SFOF sponsorship and recommits to promoting urgent climate action in the USA – and across the world – the sustainability and ESG sides of its business may start to decline after years of growth and a major blow to its reputation.

After all, public expectations and official regulations on climate are rising fast in Europe and other regions. And Federated Hermes CEO Nusseibeh wrote just three summers ago that:

“Being good is good business. It’s that simple. The integration of ESG into the investment process, alongside stewardship, is the only way you can discharge your fiduciary duty. It would be foolish to deny future generations the benefits and prosperity that we have today.”

https://bit.ly/3zoN7av

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 21, 2022 12:46 PM (HMNhg)

212 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

Describes my diesel mechanic husband and my welder son. I judge them not on their normally disheveled looks, but, on their ability to pick up dead mouse guts the cats have left, come and change my tire when i'm stranded without having to change out of their business suit first and bear hug me they are done.

Posted by: old chick at October 21, 2022 12:46 PM (sOete)

213 207 A generic comment on fairness -- Three year olds, hell, even dogs understand the concept of fairness.

Uh, oh. The hounds have been unleashed.
------------------
Proper response:
Rut Roh, Scoooby

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:46 PM (Iv+w0)

214 199 Guys, the Judge that sentenced Bannon was appointed by Trump. This may be some inside Kung Fu move that Bannon wanted. Let's wait and see where it goes.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (Iv+w0)

More 10-D Chess?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:47 PM (ynpvh)

215 Legally, the Jan 6th committee is an invalid committee, as it was not formed according to the rules of it's formation. That any Judge would allow subpoenas to be considered valid for an illegally constructed Federal committee is an indictment of the judicial system.
I know, funny. Nothing will be done.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (ynpvh)
++++
It's legal if the House says it is and if the courts decline to disagree.

The House says it is and the courts have declined to disagree. The actual law is irrelevant.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:47 PM (EwScq)

216 I mean, a blowjob is always appreciated...

Right after I finish meeting the president!

Posted by: The tranny meeting with the president at October 21, 2022 12:47 PM (ESjRY)

217 175 Heh. What WOULD make us, the Horde, happy?
Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (Vr12I)

Cruel Ace often makes us happy.

Posted by: m at October 21, 2022 12:47 PM (euHgA)

218 203 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.

You forgot "poured a Colt 45 on his Wheaties".

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (eOEVl)

Whiskey works better. That way you can leach the vitamins out of the cereal...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:47 PM (ynpvh)

219 Christopher Hitchens usually looked like that, too.

He did, and I think it hurt him early on but its like Crash Davis' advice in Bull Durham:

"Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You'll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes. Think classy, you'll be classy. If you win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press'll think you're colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it means you are a slob."

Hitchens proved his vast intellect and education so much that he could get away with being a slob.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:48 PM (Ivdso)

220 Guys, the Judge that sentenced Bannon was appointed by Trump. This may be some inside Kung Fu move that Bannon wanted. Let's wait and see where it goes.
Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (Iv+w0)
++++
If this is some multi-dimensional chess thing, it will be the first time that was ever true.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:48 PM (EwScq)

221 209 175 Heh. What WOULD make us, the Horde, happy?
Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM

I mean, a blowjob is always appreciated...

Posted by: Simple Moron at October 21, 2022 12:46 PM (YZJEf)

How abouts one from the tranny who's gonna visit Joey?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:48 PM (ynpvh)

222 Absolutely stomach-turning.

Not a single democrat perjurer, coup-plotter, collaborator, contempt-of-congress criminal has served a day or been fined a dollar. Bannon was outspoken -- that's it, that's his "crime."

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 21, 2022 12:48 PM (k/Rtd)

223 More 10-D Chess?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

No shit. The delusion levelin some of these people is unbelievable...

Posted by: Rectus Sheathus at October 21, 2022 12:49 PM (8E/ev)

224 I'm very late to the game, but this is from JJ's thread, and in it they talk about how un-injected people are looking for blood donations from other un-injected donors, and those records don't exist:

"The decision as to whether or not women will date vaccinated men is now on the table."
Unvaccinated Single Women Say 'No' To Vaccinated Single Men

---

There's a billion dollar market waiting for anyone who knows how to coordinate blood donations between purebloods.

Posted by: Gray Man at October 21, 2022 12:49 PM (rz+sM)

225 143 PLEASE someone kill me right now. I only ask that you make it quick and painless.

This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden:

https://tinyurl.com/pe4xwtkz
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (ptqGC)

"Thanks," Jane D'oh.

Posted by: m at October 21, 2022 12:49 PM (euHgA)

226 > Legally, the Jan 6th committee is an invalid committee, as it was not formed according to the rules of it's formation. That any Judge would allow subpoenas to be considered valid for an illegally constructed Federal committee is an indictment of the judicial system.

100% agreed.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 21, 2022 12:49 PM (eyxn4)

227 215 Legally, the Jan 6th committee is an invalid committee, as it was not formed according to the rules of it's formation. That any Judge would allow subpoenas to be considered valid for an illegally constructed Federal committee is an indictment of the judicial system.
I know, funny. Nothing will be done.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:42 PM (ynpvh)
++++
It's legal if the House says it is and if the courts decline to disagree.

The House says it is and the courts have declined to disagree. The actual law is irrelevant.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:47 PM (EwScq)

the House always cheats at their games.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:50 PM (ynpvh)

228 Also, take a look at the previous article and the impact that states are having on Black Rock. Strengthen at the state level.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 21, 2022 12:50 PM (5HBd1)

229
Congress has the power of the purse. If they want to pass a law, and Biden vetos it, they are able to pass no budget, a budget for only some parts of the government, or a budget that Biden does not approve of until he agree to pass the law.

No GOP congress has used this power in living memory, but it is the whole point of having congress.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 21, 2022 12:29 PM (ESjRY)

If the "line-item veto" is illegal then repubs need to send the president "line-item bills".

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at October 21, 2022 12:50 PM (BdMk6)

230 Describes my diesel mechanic husband and my welder son. I judge them not on their normally disheveled looks, but, on their ability to pick up dead mouse guts the cats have left, come and change my tire when i'm stranded without having to change out of their business suit first and bear hug me they are done.

+1000. That was awesome.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 21, 2022 12:50 PM (Xrfse)

231 Describes my diesel mechanic husband and my welder son. I judge them not on their normally disheveled looks

Nobody cares if the mechanic or plumber looks like they're ready to testify before congress or go talk to the press. That's not their job. Their focus is on quality work, not demonstrating respect for the nation and its institutions.

Granted, the institutions aren't worthy of much respect these days, but you know what I mean.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:50 PM (Ivdso)

232 Guys, the Judge that sentenced Bannon was appointed by Trump. This may be some inside Kung Fu move that Bannon wanted. Let's wait and see where it goes.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (Iv+w0)

++++

If this is some multi-dimensional chess thing, it will be the first time that was ever true.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:48 PM (EwScq)
-------
I'm old enough to remember the Q Anons claiming that the whole J6 Committee insanity and eventual humiliation was some 11-dimensional chess organized by Trump and Company to make the Donks look bad.

It almost makes some perverse sense ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Now Jabbed & Boosted with the Nuclear War & Hurricane Vaccines at October 21, 2022 12:50 PM (K3TEc)

233 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.
Posted by: Thomas Bender



So, you're saying Bannon has been to a MoMe?
I wonder which one???

Posted by: Diogenes at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM (anj39)

234 This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden:

https://tinyurl.com/pe4xwtkz
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 21, 2022 12:35 PM (ptqGC)


Damn... I looked

Posted by: It's me donna at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM (bs+z0)

235 Tulsi has endorsed Tudor Dixon and will be coming to Michigan to campaign for her.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 21, 2022 11:18 AM

What exactly does Tulsi Gabbard's support bring to either Kari Lake in AZ or Tudor Dixon in MI? She is a known left-wing failed Democrat candidate for President and known WEF Young Leader.

She is either (1) working to sabotage their candidacies by associating them with a Democrat WEF stooge and cooling conservative support for Lake and Dixon or (2) she is announcing her defection from the WEF and Democrats and thinks some bipartisan grrrlpower will attract more Democrat women to vote for the Republican female candidates. My hope is this is the latter, but my cynicism of politicians tells me this is the former.

That said, it could be option (3), a Democrat WEF stooge cozying up to two female eventual leaders to have an in with them to push WEF influence with them in the future. Anyone associated with the WEF should never be trusted and Lake and Dixon would be wise to tell Gabbard to kindly f-off.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM (Do5/p)

236 Bannon was outspoken -- that's it, that's his "crime."

His crime was working for Trump and helping him get elected. EVERYONE who supported, worked for, or helped Trump is being systematically targeted for destruction, to warn others what will happen if they try something like that in the future.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM (Ivdso)

237 Anybody watching the Darrell Brooks trial? It's on lunch break.
Posted by: m at October 21, 2022 12:45 PM (euHgA)


Nope, I've seen enough in a few clips. I don't to see that asshole put on a performance at the expense of the families of the people he murdered.

Posted by: lowandslow at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM (qH6FZ)

238 I'm old enough to remember the Q Anons claiming that the whole J6 Committee insanity and eventual humiliation was some 11-dimensional chess organized by Trump and Company to make the Donks look bad.

It almost makes some perverse sense ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Now Jabbed & Boosted with the Nuclear War & Hurricane Vaccines at October 21, 2022 12:50 PM (K3TEc)


Liz Cheney is an undercover agent for Trump? Damn, she's good.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 21, 2022 12:52 PM (AiZBA)

239 PLEASE someone kill me right now. I only ask that you make it quick and painless.

This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden:

https://tinyurl.com/pe4xwtkz

*

That guy isn't even trying. I admire him for that. He's just outright saying "screw you, I'm going to look like a man and FORCE people to pretend I'm a girl."

That's hilarious.

Posted by: Gray Man at October 21, 2022 12:52 PM (rz+sM)

240 Re 233 - See Bannon as a bacon AND sausage guy with a side of country gravy.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at October 21, 2022 12:52 PM (D50EB)

241
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM (Do5/p)

I was reading somewhere or another that Gabbard has become a bit PNG with the Davoisie, so that's kind of a point in her favor.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 12:53 PM (/EuRN)

242 Not short of Joey starting WWIII. That would have SOME effect on DC...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (ynpvh)


If that happens, California and New York state will be red states. About 5 NE states will substantially be non-existent too, along with 150 million people and 2/3 of our GDP one year later.

Compared to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere? The US will be relatively well off.

Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:53 PM (Z32m1)

243 I have worn Wranglers and Carhartt or Bass Pro shirts all my life. They all get years of mileage. Course I am just a jumped up hillbilly.

Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 12:53 PM (Vr12I)

244 239 PLEASE someone kill me right now. I only ask that you make it quick and painless.
This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden:
https://tinyurl.com/pe4xwtkz
*
That guy isn't even trying. I admire him for that. He's just outright saying "screw you, I'm going to look like a man and FORCE people to pretend I'm a girl."

That's hilarious.
Posted by: Gray Man at October 21, 2022 12:52 PM (rz+sM)

Spunky

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 12:53 PM (ynpvh)

245 Let them eat themselves.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 21, 2022 12:53 PM (sI15f)

246 Bannon may look like a slob but he's a total gentleman. I know this.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 21, 2022 12:53 PM (k/Rtd)

247 If the "line-item veto" is illegal then repubs need to send the president "line-item bills".

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at October 21, 2022 12:50 PM (BdMk6)

-------

Indeed. This should be an R talking point, but of course that's not who they are ... at least not the current and unfortunately future near-term McLeadership.

Posted by: ShainS -- Now Jabbed & Boosted with the Nuclear War & Hurricane Vaccines at October 21, 2022 12:53 PM (K3TEc)

248 Joe I don't know about fear, though very small character is definitely part of the problem with almost all of the political class - they're just midgets in terms of character or seriousness.

Very doubtful most of these people even understand, much less agree, with a common sense approach that you outlined. This observation based on direct experience.

And in any case, we're not even talking about a fundamental change in federal governance.

The GOP is a party that, incredibly, just rolled over for outrageous and even illegal conduct aimed at crippling a president of their own party, and the most effective one in a generation at that. That is, the GOP wouldn't even do the mindless partisan thing that is the least valuable part of the whole partisan set-up.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 21, 2022 12:53 PM (OTzUX)

249 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 21, 2022 12:53 PM (T4tVD)

250 Anyone associated with the WEF should never be trusted and Lake and Dixon would be wise to tell Gabbard to kindly f-off.

Lake has chosen to campaign very publicly with her. I trust her instincts.

Also, Gabbard is charismatic and very well spoken, and has told the modern Dem party to get bent. She's an absolute asset to both campaigns.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:54 PM (eOEVl)

251 237 Anybody watching the Darrell Brooks trial? It's on lunch break.
Posted by: m at October 21, 2022 12:45 PM (euHgA)

Nope, I've seen enough in a few clips. I don't to see that asshole put on a performance at the expense of the families of the people he murdered.
Posted by: lowandslow at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM (qH6FZ)

That's a good way to look at it.

Posted by: m at October 21, 2022 12:54 PM (euHgA)

252 lets publish the judges name and home address. I'm sure he won't mind being swatted and having angry protesters at his home all day and night

Posted by: joe kidtoucher at October 21, 2022 12:54 PM (+hTxj)

253
Describes my diesel mechanic husband and my welder son. I judge them not on their normally disheveled looks, but, on their ability to pick up dead mouse guts the cats have left, come and change my tire when i'm stranded without having to change out of their business suit first and bear hug me they are done.
Posted by: old chick at October 21, 2022 12:46 PM (sOete)

I like your style

Posted by: REDACTED at October 21, 2022 12:55 PM (us2H3)

254 236 Bannon was outspoken -- that's it, that's his "crime."

His crime was working for Trump and helping him get elected. EVERYONE who supported, worked for, or helped Trump is being systematically targeted for destruction, to warn others what will happen if they try something like that in the future.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM

Even after getting fired by Trump, the left (and GOPe) want to punish him to deter others in the future.

Also, hasn't Bannon helped rightwing candidates internationally defeat leftists? He might be on some git lists due to that, too.

Posted by: Grimmy at October 21, 2022 12:55 PM (YZJEf)

255 This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden:

Its worse. This fool doesn't just pretend he's a woman, he thinks he's a little kid. A child. Which is probably why Biden wanted to see him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:55 PM (Ivdso)

256 They will do none of it. It appears that all of them are either being enriched by and on Team Deep State or they are terrified of malicious prosecution and personal destruction if they try to change anything.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 21, 2022 12:45 PM (EwScq)



If history is any kind of teacher, I fear it will take something more...persuasive to get them to finally do their jobs properly.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 21, 2022 12:55 PM (anj39)

257 Thoughts:

1. At least we are seeing how unequal justice is.

2. Trump should pardon all.

3. GOP should issue referrals when they control Congress. They will be ignored, but you have to at least issue the referral.

4. Trump should then prosecute.

5. For any "crimes" committed within DC, charges should be brought in the State of accused. Texas residents should be charged in Texas.

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at October 21, 2022 12:55 PM (sX1BW)

258 another example of elected GOP officials making meaningful change was the subject of Buck's post today...the divestment from BlackRock and ESG actors.

Posted by: kallisto at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (dCxaZ)

259 All of this legal nonsense is about as real as pro wrestling - no offense meant to pro wrestling.

Hundreds of millions of dollars people donated for kabuki political theater would have been better spent on beans, bullets, and training.

They're still raiding and arresting people for J6 in my area. About one every 3-4 weeks.

Posted by: somedood at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (QBv/U)

260 Nobody cares if the mechanic or plumber looks like they're ready to testify before congress or go talk to the press. That's not their job. Their focus is on quality work, not demonstrating respect for the nation and its institutions.[ . . . ]
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:50 PM (Ivdso)


Back when the City of Monmouth in Oregon was still a dry town the Oregon legislature decided it did not qualify for grants paid out of the OLCC liquor taxes. In response the city requested a hearing on it, and the owner of the garbage service that operated in Monmouth and a couple of local cities showed up to testify about wine and beer bottles in the trash, and I was told he was "looking like he had just come off the back of one his trucks on collection day"

Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (xhaym)

261 220 Guys, the Judge that sentenced Bannon was appointed by Trump. This may be some inside Kung Fu move that Bannon wanted. Let's wait and see where it goes.
Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:43 PM (Iv+w0)
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If this is some multi-dimensional chess thing, it will be the first time that was ever true.
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It got me wondering. If the DC Court assigned Bannon's case to Nichols then it was meant as an invitation to not sentence him so as to imply that Trumpers were no different than Obamites and Clintonistas. But Nichols did sentence him; thus making it a legal and moral standard within the court. Maybe they are playing both politics and setting a moral standard. Don't know, but the setup was to allow Bannon off the hook. By sentencing him all of Deep State has to say he did the right thing. They may be stepping into a hole they really don't want to cuz it would apply to them.

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (Iv+w0)

262 Bannon was outspoken -- that's it, that's his "crime."

His crime was working for Trump and helping him get elected. EVERYONE who supported, worked for, or helped Trump is being systematically targeted for destruction, to warn others what will happen if they try something like that in the future.


True, but he's also canny enough to know that this is a very, very public making of his bones. Even if Trump has nothing more to do with him, he's a factor in conservative politics going forward. Everyone respects a martyr.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (eOEVl)

263 Contempt of Congress? He should get a medal, or a statue.

Posted by: wth at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (v0R5T)

264 Its worse. This fool doesn't just pretend he's a woman, he thinks he's a little kid. A child. Which is probably why Biden wanted to see him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:55 PM (Ivdso)


I love the smell of brushed hair in the morning.

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (AiZBA)

265 Granted, the institutions aren't worthy of much respect these days, but you know what I mean.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Bannon can treat the kangaroo court in the manner they deserve as far as I'm concerned.

If I can't wear a maga hat in public without fear of reprisal then I don't give a hoot if Steve is presentable in the eyes of the elite. At least he doesn't tweet mean things, right.

Posted by: old chick at October 21, 2022 12:57 PM (sOete)

266 Admittedly, Bannon doesn't look or sound like those wonderful spokespersons of questionable gender you'll see on CBS This Morning.
But this is infuriating.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, in vino veritas at October 21, 2022 12:57 PM (jTmQV)

267 Holy crap. Baris is reading the "issues" comments from people who chose "other" as most important issue.

These are NOT low information voters. They sound like commentors here.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 21, 2022 12:57 PM (SnsNs)

268 192.
This trannie, going to meet Joey Biden.

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Would make not one bit of difference to FJB, more fashionable than the wife.

He'd smell and touch. And so would Hunt.

Posted by: Lola at October 21, 2022 12:57 PM (NIYa7)

269 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM (Do5/p)

Tulsi was a well known Democrat. And she was mostly known for her relative sanity amongst Democrats, her hotness (for a politician), and for her takedown of racist Kamalalala Harris.

These are all positive qualities to non-insane democrats, so a Tulsi endorsement is a good thing.

Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:57 PM (Z32m1)

270 Of all the shit a functioning pluralistic democratic republic can endure, a two-tiered, two-track justice system isn't one of them.

Either we have justice or we have star chambers and kangaroo courts. We currently have the latter.

Prepare accordingly.

Posted by: ballistic at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (oXNqT)

271 I like the idea of passing a law moving these (show) trials out of DC.
Would not argue against a Constitutional Amendment for same after law is passed.

Posted by: democrats, Kidnapping, Raping and Mutilating the Children TheyCannot Kill Since 1973! at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (4yAWv)

272 The idea that there will be a president Trump again without a massively convulsive, all encompassing civil war is... optimistic? I guess? I want to say "absolutely googly-eyed bat-shit bonkers"... but in a charitable, not mean way.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (/EuRN)

273 They may be stepping into a hole they really don't want to cuz it would apply to them.
Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (Iv+w0)

That's where you lose me. Nothing that applies to us applies to them. That's axiomatic at this point.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (k/Rtd)

274 My state dumped BlackRock, to the tune of 1/2 a billion. God bless them.

Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (Vr12I)

275 Bannon may look like a slob but he's a total gentleman. I know this.

The two aren't mutually exclusive.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (eOEVl)

276 Look relax, I am certain Eric Holder enjoyed his 4 months in jail....

wait what?

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (Lzpvj)

277 250 Anyone associated with the WEF should never be trusted and Lake and Dixon would be wise to tell Gabbard to kindly f-off.

Also, Gabbard is charismatic and very well spoken, and has told the modern Dem party to get bent. She's an absolute asset to both campaigns.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:54 PM

I think a Republican would benefit more from having Tulsi campaign with him, than a Dem would benefit from having Liz Cheney, Romney or Meg McCain campaign with them.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM (YZJEf)

278 I was told he was "looking like he had just come off the back of one his trucks on collection day"

And that hurts your case. I mean people dress up for special occasions and to do some things for a reason. You don't show up to your wedding in stained sweats and the ripped, faded tee shirt you've been wearing for 16 years straight. You don't show up to interview for a high level office job in stained jeans and a hoodie. You don't go on your first date wearing your favorite most comfortable pajamas with the hole in the toes. You shave and comb your hair.

Dressing appropriate for the work and setting is a basic adult skill. You're going to work on the car? Don't wear a ball gown. You're going to wash dishes? Don't wear a tux. This stuff used to be well known and understood.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM (Ivdso)

279 Its worse. This fool doesn't just pretend he's a woman, he thinks he's a little kid. A child. Which is probably why Biden wanted to see him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:55 PM (Ivdso)

I love the smell of brushed hair in the morning.
Posted by: Joe Biden at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (AiZBA)


Your pussy smells like ass.

Posted by: Pedo Joe at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM (Z32m1)

280 17 Here is Bannon speaking to the media after today's hearing. He doesn't sound a bit repentant or scared.

https://tinyurl.com/4zebf7mt
Posted by: JackStraw
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Nitter doesn't work for me is there an alternative?


Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM (HMNhg)

281 Tulsi could have discovered that she has principles.

It is a terrible thing to discover that once you have settled into a career.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM (xhaym)

282 Outraged Republicans will undo this injustice with the coming Red Wave.

Our fearless Senators and HoR members will march into the DOJ with a troop of Capitol police in tow and arrest these scofflaws, and restore liberty and justice to the greatest country on earth.

Either that, or they'll fund the US to detonate a nuclear device in Ukraine. Not sure yet. Ask me later.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM (xLqhd)

283 The Waukesha parade driver trial is a shitshow today. Brooks called his baby mama to the stand, and he is fucking up his attempt to impeach her credibility to the extent that he and Judge Monica got into a bickering match and they had to recess for a break.

She has a great head of hair.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 21, 2022 01:00 PM (ufFY8)

284 Dressing appropriate for the work and setting is a basic adult skill. You're going to work on the car? Don't wear a ball gown. You're going to wash dishes? Don't wear a tux. This stuff used to be well known and understood.

Wut?

Posted by: Airline passengers at October 21, 2022 01:00 PM (eOEVl)

285 These are all positive qualities to non-insane democrats, so a Tulsi endorsement is a good thing.
Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:57 PM (Z32m1)


I generally agree but otoh dems may see her the way we see Liz Cheney.

Posted by: LASue at October 21, 2022 01:01 PM (Ed8Zd)

286 275 Bannon may look like a slob but he's a total gentleman. I know this.

The two aren't mutually exclusive.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (eOEVl)

:::Sound of Wray laughing as he boards the FIB jet for a vacay:::

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

287 283 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 21, 2022 01:00 PM (ufFY

Not a bad bod either, Shirtless Darrow is dying to get a mistrial....

You can tell he know he knows he is fucked...he got rather heated about "your oaf."

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2022 01:01 PM (Lzpvj)

288 all this time, I thought I was the only snob on the AOS

Posted by: REDACTED at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (us2H3)

289 Tucker had a short spot about a college kid who went into the Capital on Jan. 6th and sat in Pence's chair.. He did nothing else and just walked out... he got 4 years in prison

Posted by: It's me donna at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (bs+z0)

290 That said, it could be option (3), a Democrat WEF stooge cozying up to two female eventual leaders to have an in with them to push WEF influence with them in the future. Anyone associated with the WEF should never be trusted and Lake and Dixon would be wise to tell Gabbard to kindly f-off.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 21, 2022 12:51 PM (Do5/p)

Tend to agree. Gabbard is on the "distrust list" until she wholeheartedly and convincingly repudiates the WEF, and everything they stand for, and names and shames other stealth WEF-bots in the system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (l2kEx)

291 Dressing appropriate for the work and setting is a basic adult skill. You're going to work on the car? Don't wear a ball gown.


Tulsi needs to go to work in a bikini.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (ufFY8)

292 286 275 Bannon may look like a slob but he's a total gentleman. I know this.
The two aren't mutually exclusive.
Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (eOEVl)

Oops, wrong comment place.


Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 01:01 PM (ynpvh) 276 Look relax, I am certain Eric Holder enjoyed his 4 months in jail....
wait what?
Posted by: sven at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (Lzpvj)

:::Sound of Wray laughing as he boards the FIB jet for a vacay:::

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (ynpvh)

293 Yay we're all going to jail and/or the camps!

Still calling top bunk!

Posted by: pookysgirl, being realistic at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (XKZwp)

294 Just more reasons to abolish the federales.

Totally corrupt and irredeemable.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (R/m4+)

295 Additional thought:

Beware of creating martyrs.

Posted by: SH (No more Roe) at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (sX1BW)

296 Shirtless Darrow was identified as a sex offender because of his own attempted line of inquiry, sadly not in camera to the jury.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2022 01:03 PM (Lzpvj)

297 It is a terrible thing to discover that once you have settled into a career.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM (xhaym)

There is nothing like the zeal of a fresh convert.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 01:03 PM (/EuRN)

298 291 Dressing appropriate for the work and setting is a basic adult skill. You're going to work on the car? Don't wear a ball gown.


Tulsi needs to go to work in a bikini.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (ufFY

top or bottom?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 01:03 PM (ynpvh)

299 >>The idea that there will be a president Trump again without a massively convulsive, all encompassing civil war is... optimistic? I guess? I want to say "absolutely googly-eyed bat-shit bonkers"... but in a charitable, not mean way.


Then you might as well say the idea that there will ever be a president like Trump and not GOP approved is also absolutely google-eyed bat shit bonkers.

Anyone who thinks they won't try and slime and cheat against DeSantis is equally ... optimistic.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 21, 2022 01:03 PM (ZLI7S)

300 Look relax, I am certain Eric Holder enjoyed his 4 months in jail....

wait what?

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2022 12:58 PM (Lzpvj)

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One man's Chicago bathhouse is another man's jail.

Posted by: ShainS -- Now Jabbed & Boosted with the Nuclear War & Hurricane Vaccines at October 21, 2022 01:03 PM (K3TEc)

301 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:39 PM (Ivdso)

Sorry, but you don't get it.

*waits*
Posted by: BourbonChicken
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Prolly doesn't shave his legs either, huh?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 21, 2022 01:03 PM (HMNhg)

302 Not a bad bod either, Shirtless Darrow is dying to get a mistrial....


Yeah. I am simping a little for Judge Jennifer...

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (ufFY8)

303 Would you say the Feds have a plethora of irredeemables?

Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (Vr12I)

304 These are all positive qualities to non-insane democrats, so a Tulsi endorsement is a good thing.
Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:57 PM (Z32m1)

I generally agree but otoh dems may see her the way we see Liz Cheney.
Posted by: LASue at October 21, 2022 01:01 PM (Ed8Zd)


The crazy left sees her as Liz Cheney but I suspect the rank and file dems see her a a voice of reason.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (AiZBA)

305 I think a Republican would benefit more from having Tulsi campaign with him, than a Dem would benefit from having Liz Cheney, Romney or Meg McCain campaign with them.
Posted by: Moron Analyst at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM (YZJEf)


I wonder if she would come to Washington State and campaign for Smiley and against Murray?

Posted by: Diogenes at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (anj39)

306 293 Yay we're all going to jail and/or the camps!

Still calling top bunk!
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You know they will be stacked five high, rite?

Posted by: Puddinhead at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (Iv+w0)

307 289 Posted by: It's me donna at October 21, 2022 01:02 PM (bs+z0)

It is a wild miscarriage of justice and one wholly to be expected, the clowns in the capitol larp as being enemies but like pro wrestling they both get the checks from the same company and they view us all as the audience.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (Lzpvj)

308 Dressing appropriate for the work and setting is a basic adult skill. You're going to work on the car? Don't wear a ball gown. You're going to wash dishes? Don't wear a tux. This stuff used to be well known and understood.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM (Ivdso)


Nah, he was a witness, and if he showed up in a wool three-piece with a silk tie he would have been dismissed like the city attorney or the mayor. As the owner operator of the trash company he had actual information and was credible.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (xhaym)

309 Anyone who thinks they won't try and slime and cheat against DeSantis is equally ... optimistic.

DeSantis is sadly an easier target, because he'll need donors and Trump did not.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (Ivdso)

310 Describes my diesel mechanic husband and my welder son. I judge them not on their normally disheveled looks, but, on their ability to pick up dead mouse guts the cats have left, come and change my tire when i'm stranded without having to change out of their business suit first and bear hug me they are done.
Posted by: old chick at October 21, 2022 12:46 PM (sOete)

Basically, real men. There is nothing more attractive than what you have described.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (sI15f)

311 I don't care if you buy your ties at Ollies, just straighten the fucking thing up a bit if you know you're gonna be on camera.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (/EuRN)

312 I don’t get all the letchin’ on Tulsi. She’s kinda meh, if you ask me.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 21, 2022 01:05 PM (qPjiw)

313 281 Tulsi could have discovered that she has principles.
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That's like a chameleon discovering that it's only one color.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 21, 2022 01:05 PM (HMNhg)

314 Then you might as well say the idea that there will ever be a president like Trump and not GOP approved is also absolutely google-eyed bat shit bonkers.

Anyone who thinks they won't try and slime and cheat against DeSantis is equally ... optimistic.


I very much doubt anyone here thinks that.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 01:05 PM (eOEVl)

315 283 The Waukesha parade driver trial is a shitshow today. Brooks called his baby mama to the stand, and he is fucking up his attempt to impeach her credibility to the extent that he and Judge Monica got into a bickering match and they had to recess for a break.

She has a great head of hair.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 21, 2022 01:00 PM (ufFY

She reminds me of Veronica Hamel on Hill Street Blues.

Posted by: m at October 21, 2022 01:05 PM (euHgA)

316 Then you might as well say the idea that there will ever be a president like Trump and not GOP approved is also absolutely google-eyed bat shit bonkers.

Anyone who thinks they won't try and slime and cheat against DeSantis is equally ... optimistic.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 21, 2022 01:03 PM (ZLI7S)

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Exactly. You only have to look at what they did to the "severely conservative" Bushes (and they'd do it to Jeb or Liz-ard Cheney were they the nominee), McCain, and Romney when they ran.

Posted by: ShainS -- Now Jabbed & Boosted with the Nuclear War & Hurricane Vaccines at October 21, 2022 01:05 PM (K3TEc)

317 281 Tulsi could have discovered that she has principles.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 12:59 PM

Don't be silly, Jack! Tulsi's been out of k-12 schools for decades.

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (YZJEf)

318 Bannon will come out of this with a book deal and a crowdfunded fortune. I suspect he and Alex Jones are both going to be fine.

Posted by: Supreme Gentleman at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (DY2gD)

319 302 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 21, 2022 01:04 PM (ufFY

She is a Walker appointee, I think she is on the edge of indulging Darrell "I object to that name" Brooks too much.

His snapping today was largely the slow dawning I think that every time he thinks he is winning he is really stepping on his d*ck.

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (Lzpvj)

320 312 I don’t get all the letchin’ on Tulsi. She’s kinda meh, if you ask me.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 21, 2022 01:05 PM (qPjiw)

Bettern than letchin' on Hillary or Nanzi...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (ynpvh)

321 312 I don’t get all the letchin’ on Tulsi. She’s kinda meh, if you ask me.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 21, 2022 01:05 PM (qPjiw)

A Main Street 5 is a Democrat 10+

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (/EuRN)

322 Basically, real men. There is nothing more attractive than what you have described.

I don't disparage her family, and admire men who work rough jobs and look it. Without them the world falls apart and they're good honest workers.

But is a guy who wears a tie and a suit not a real man, in your opinion?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (Ivdso)

323 I don’t get all the letchin’ on Tulsi. She’s kinda meh, if you ask me.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at October 21, 2022 01:05 PM (qPjiw)
.......

She's a DC 10.
But a Hawaii 4.

Posted by: wth at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (v0R5T)

324 These are all positive qualities to non-insane democrats, so a Tulsi endorsement is a good thing.
Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:57 PM (Z32m1)

I generally agree but otoh dems may see her the way we see Liz Cheney.
Posted by: LASue at October 21, 2022 01:01 PM (Ed8Zd)


Which Democrats? The Woke? The AWFL? The Yellow Dog Democrats? The 95% of the 13%? No, Tulsi will not change their minds. Nothing short of the grave or being Born Again will change their minds.

The moderates? The anti-war Democrats? The Independents? Yes, she will have some influence. Even if she gets them to stop and think?

Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 01:07 PM (Z32m1)

325 Brooks has a rap sheet that is very long.
He was out on bail ($1000) for using his car to hit his baby mama, and the Court has been trying to keep that out of the jury's hearing (prejudicial, but I think is relevant). How ever, the dipshit binger is really trying to open that door...lol.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 21, 2022 01:07 PM (ufFY8)

326 I don't disparage her family, and admire men who work rough jobs and look it. Without them the world falls apart and they're good honest workers.

But is a guy who wears a tie and a suit not a real man, in your opinion?


And what about sequins and feather boas? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Elton John at October 21, 2022 01:07 PM (eOEVl)

327 A real man carries a big ass pocketknife, at all times.

Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 01:07 PM (Vr12I)

328 Dressing appropriate for the work and setting is a basic adult skill.

Correct but IIUC, this guy was in court to testify in his capacity as a garbage collector. In other words, he dressed for the part. Hopefully, he was washed though.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 21, 2022 01:07 PM (nfrXX)

329 NOOD Pedodent and Lumby

Posted by: ShainS -- Now Jabbed & Boosted with the Nuclear War & Hurricane Vaccines at October 21, 2022 01:08 PM (K3TEc)

330 The thing with Tulsi is that, good or bad in her principles, she is demonstrating that it is OK to walk away.

If I were a Dem strategist that would be the thing to scare me the most. A woman walking away because of the actions of the party.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 21, 2022 01:08 PM (xhaym)

331 She's a DC 10.
But a Hawaii 4.
Posted by: wth at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (v0R5T)


If she can surf Pipeline in December then she's an 11.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 21, 2022 01:09 PM (AiZBA)

332 Then you might as well say the idea that there will ever be a president like Trump and not GOP approved is also absolutely google-eyed bat shit bonkers.

Anyone who thinks they won't try and slime and cheat against DeSantis is equally ... optimistic.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 21, 2022 01:03 PM (ZLI7S)

My point is that the stops have already all been pulled. Trump, Trump-esque, Trump-like, whatever, any non-approved president will not be allowed to take office without a massive conflict.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 21, 2022 01:09 PM (/EuRN)

333 She's a DC 10.
But a Hawaii 4.


Disagree. Part of it is that I find intelligent women very sexy. (yeah, I know it sounds like a line), but I also just think she cleans up very nicely.

Posted by: Archimedes at October 21, 2022 01:09 PM (eOEVl)

334 bet he dies in prison!

Posted by: cb at October 21, 2022 01:09 PM (xwkDj)

335 But is a guy who wears a tie and a suit not a real man, in your opinion?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (Ivdso)

Shitload of con artists wear suits and ties.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 21, 2022 01:09 PM (l2kEx)

336 318 Bannon will come out of this with a book deal and a crowdfunded fortune. I suspect he and Alex Jones are both going to be fine.
Posted by: Supreme Gentleman at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (DY2gD)
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Don't like Alex Jones - at all - but they screwed him and I hope he screws them back -> Jones style.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 21, 2022 01:09 PM (HMNhg)

337 334 Posted by: cb at October 21, 2022 01:09 PM (xwkDj)

They said the same thing about G Gordon Liddy

Posted by: sven at October 21, 2022 01:10 PM (Lzpvj)

338 A real man carries a big ass pocketknife, at all times.
Posted by: kraken at October 21, 2022 01:07 PM (Vr12I)

This.
Two Christmases ago, the grandson of Diogenes got me a small pocket knife. Sharp too. It's called an Old Timer.
He thought it was funny as hell.
That's when I told him about wills, and how grandkids could be written in, or out, of one.
And yes, I carry that knife every day.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 21, 2022 01:10 PM (anj39)

339 Kari Lake should disassociate herself from Tulsi.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 21, 2022 01:13 PM (HMNhg)

340 My father spanned both worlds. He built two houses and ran a large corporation. I remember him shirtless and sweating and flecked with sawdust in the summer sun, and wearing a suit on his way to his Manhattan office.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 21, 2022 01:15 PM (zbOJi)

341 Hard for her to be a known WEF leader when they have scrubbed her from their site. What she will do is bring some independents and dems over to vote for the Repubs.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 21, 2022 01:16 PM (5HBd1)

342 nood pedodent

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 21, 2022 01:19 PM (yikp0)

343 >>>BANNON: This illegitimate regime, their Judgement Day is on 8 November.

All we can offer is this sternly worded letter.

Posted by: GOPe Pawn Stars at October 21, 2022 01:19 PM (yHsuS)

344 Tulsi was a well known Democrat. And she was mostly known for her relative sanity amongst Democrats, her hotness (for a politician), and for her takedown of racist Kamalalala Harris.

These are all positive qualities to non-insane democrats, so a Tulsi endorsement is a good thing.


Posted by: rd at October 21, 2022 12:57 PM

Disagree. There are no sane Democrats. Just as there are no sane GOPe members. And there are no sane members of the WEF.

Anyone sane is not a member of any of those groups/organizations.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 21, 2022 01:20 PM (Do5/p)

345 Anyone who thinks they won't try and slime and cheat against DeSantis is equally ... optimistic.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 21, 2022 01:03 PM (ZLI7S)

Preach it, Jack, although it will be far worse than just mere sliming and cheating. I don't share your optimism that this totalitarianism can be brought to a peaceful end, but here's to hoping you are right. I fear an Iron Curtain has descended on the United States, to borrow a phrase.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at October 21, 2022 01:21 PM (nMx88)

346 >>>They're still raiding and arresting people for J6 in my area. About one every 3-4 weeks.

Posted by: somedood at October 21, 2022 12:56 PM (QBv/U)

Be ready, because they could be getting ready to arrest 45. If they do...

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at October 21, 2022 01:38 PM (QYPq3)

347 But is a guy who wears a tie and a suit not a real man....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I wanted to respond to this but, first my computer stalled and now I have to go because it's my mother-in;laws burial in a few hours and it's important to me that my husband and I respectfully stand at the grave site to honor her.

CRT, it matters not to many women what a man wears. That said, Bannon's appearance was judged, when a man in a suit and tie would not have been in the same circumstances.

Bannon's appearance = Trump's well dressed mean tweets.

Both have been judged disregarding their content of character.

Posted by: old chick at October 21, 2022 01:40 PM (sOete)

348 I'm way late here but I don't get the "I don't really like Steve Bannon, but..." line here. I really don't. What has he done that's so...icky? Did he use the word 'pussy'?

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at October 21, 2022 01:41 PM (eqk2H)

349 If people are worried about crude appearance or crude language...well wake up and smell the coffee. Just turn on the TV and see where our culture is. And then start huffing about how crude guys on our side are.


The scary part is the the German people as a whole were a refined and sophisticated culture and look what depths they fell to back in the '30's and '40's. Compared to them we are a trash culture. Nekulturny is what I think the Russians call it and I happen to agree with them.


And if that makes me a snob, then too fucking bad. The time for politeness is long gone.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at October 21, 2022 01:47 PM (eqk2H)

350 ...And yes, I carry that knife every day.


My dad told me, long ago, that a gentleman always carries a knife. A pocketknife, of course.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at October 21, 2022 01:50 PM (eqk2H)

351 But is a guy who wears a tie and a suit not a real man, in your opinion?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 21, 2022 01:06 PM (Ivdso)

I started to mention that my husband wears a suit and tie, but didn't think it was necessary. The point is real mean act like men and love their wives.

I swear that my husband is the best kisser in the entire world....wouldn't matter if he wore overalls to work in or a suit. What's lying in a pile on the floor after he kisses me that way looks the same either way.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 21, 2022 01:53 PM (sI15f)

352 Bannon always looks like he's just rolled out of a dive bar at 5am, downed a plate of flapjacks and bacon from a 24 hour dinner and smoked half a pack of Marlboros before 7am.
--------

Uh...well...I , uh...
Never mind.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 21, 2022 02:21 PM (Fk2FG)

353 My dad told me, long ago, that a gentleman always carries a knife. A pocketknife, of course.
Posted by: Chairborne
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There is an apocryphal tale among engineers, about two equally qualified candidates for a job. The Director, after their interview, asks them to empty their pockets. One had a pocket knife, the other did not. Pocket knife got the job.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 21, 2022 02:24 PM (Fk2FG)

354 "First order of business in 2024: Pass a law allowing defendants and prosecutors to move to relocate any legal action involving a political actor to a politically neutral jurisdiction. "

How about revoking the D.C. district, handing the land back to MD and VA, and disestablishing all federal courts related to the D.C. district?

Then as an encore, move most of the executive agencies HQs out of D.C., spread them across the country. Move FBI HQ to Fairbanks, AK, just to punish those fuckers for their malfeasance.

Posted by: Unknownsailor at October 21, 2022 03:36 PM (loHiy)

355 146

Shush... Shush... Tulsi is coming...
Posted by: Dan Ratheranalreceptive

Yes, she is. I satisfy all my women, and she will come many times. And I assure you, she will not be quiet about it.

Posted by: The Paulo at October 21, 2022 07:31 PM (ai2Yq)

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Posted by: Cindy Davis at October 22, 2022 02:28 AM (4KsYU)

357 I f they want to play this way lets go. Building a revenge platform. When we take back the House and Senate and the liberal leftist P.O.S. get subpoenaed and they don't show up convict them then hang them. Then we don't have to deal with there B.S. anymore !!!

Posted by: AZPATRIOT at October 22, 2022 09:03 AM (I4TGI)

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