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The Morning Report — 8/15/23

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Good morning, kids. Travel day for me as I depart NYC for southern Wisconsin this morning. Bittersweet as I'm sure you can imagine and can infer from my post from yesterday afternoon (please do not comment on older threads lest ye be unintentionally banned).

Continuing on with the aftermath of the Maui wildfires, when asked his reactions, Joey Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants displayed a level of coldness and callousness that was striking, even for a degenerate, venal criminal of his ilk.

It should’ve been the easiest thing in the world for staff to set up a podium at the beach this weekend for [so-called quote-unquote "president"] Joe Biden to offer some heartfelt sympathy for the victims and survivors of the horrific Maui wildfire. Instead, all America got was a stony presidential “no comment” reply late Sunday to a reporter’s question on the ever-rising death toll (then already 93), following an afternoon Biden had spent schmoozing, picnicking and lounging at his Rehoboth beach refuge.

Asked earlier that day about a visit to the disaster area, he’d given a curt “We’re looking at it,” which followed White House noise about not wanting to get in the way on-site. This, to what’s already the deadliest US fire toll in over a century. And following his failure to show at East Palestine, Ohio after the horror there in the spring.

Even after exiting his chopper back in DC on Monday, he offered nothing — though, again, setting up a podium for some fast remarks would’ve been 15 minutes’ work. If his staff is that afraid of letting him speak spontaneously in front of a few cameras, his foot-in-mouth disease is even worse than we’d thought.

Only later on Monday did Team Biden finally get around to offering a substantive, sympathetic comment on the nightmare.

Via X (ex-Twitter). A guy famed for his supposed empathy couldn’t offer more than six heartless words total on a terrible tragedy — not as long as he was on vacation. (In all, he’d been two weeks at the beach, with four days scattered back at the White House.) [Spurious] Vice President Kamala Harris, meanwhile, spent the weekend at a $10,000-per-ticket fundraiser in Martha’s Vineyard.

Two takeaways:

1 – Biden’s “empathy” is fake: a shtick he mastered long ago, not an actual lodestar for his actions or thoughts.

2 – Biden and Harris know they’ll still win the electoral votes of hyper-Democratic Hawaii come November 2024, and that’s all they really care about.

Just as with the refusal to cut New York one single break on the migrant crisis, this crew can’t be bothered to care unless its own interests are threatened.

As to that last sentence, there is another NY Post link in the Amnesty/Immigration section about leading Democrats supposedly all outraged at the junta for their lack of response to the catastrophe of its intentional erasure of our border and immigration laws. The only reason is of course purely political; they have always been for open borders except for the fact that the disastrous results that anyone with eyes to see that came so fast and furious are turning off their base big time. It's also a convenient excuse to lay the groundwork to get rid of Biden and Harris at the appropriate time which I believe they are desperate to do. But I digress.

Psaki-psircling back, Joey could care less about East Palestine because the residents are his enemies. Perhaps worse is that he doesn't have to care about the residents of Maui because it and the state in general are a complete lock, and have always been a complete lock, for Democrats in virtually every election since 1988.

And of course, speaking of political enemies, this dropped late yesterday. It was of course expected but the banana republic raw evil of it is no less revolting.

The 98-page, 41-count indictment handed down by a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury on Monday evening charges former President Donald Trump, his lawyers, and his campaign aides with multiple crimes for a nationwide challenge to the 2020 vote.

The indictment was released close to midnight on Monday after a rushed grand jury process that took just one day to consider a complicated set of allegations involving 19 defendants, including the president, across a wide array of states and jurisdictions.

Other “acts” that are referred to as furthering the conspiracy include tweets by then-President Trump encouraging people to watch public hearings in which allegations of voting irregularities were being made by Trump’s lawyers and witnesses. . .

. . . The indictment came just hours after a document was prematurely posted on the Fulton County court’s website, listing nearly 40 counts. The document was deleted, and officials claimed it was a “fictitious” document — a claim many observers later contested.

Notably, while the indictment refers several times to statements made by the defendants to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, it does not refer to an oft-misquoted statement by Trump that ““I just want to find 11,780 votes.”

Willis declined to answer questions about the “fictitious” document, claiming not to know about it and claiming not to know about the administrative duties of a county clerk who might have led to the document being uploaded earlier in the day.

For the umpteenth time, say what you will about Trump's style, his judgement, or as some think lack thereof on both counts, but what exactly was the crime or crimes committed in vocally and peacefully protesting what he and at least half the country thought (and know for a fact) was a stolen election?

I guess the First Amendment is now completely null and void – unless of course you are a Democrat, Leftist or someone whose words do not go against and bolsters the latter's orthodoxy, shibboleths, memes and official story. Funny how there were no indictments slammed on Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton or, more to the point the Georgian gas giant Stacey "Tank" Abrams from Willis for literally usurping the title of governor of the state, claiming Brian Kemp was illegitimate and fomenting the same kind of doubt about that election that supposedly Trump did in the wake of 2020. She gets treated like a heroine/freedom fighter and Trump a pariah/insurrectionist.

Regardless of the insanity of Abrams' claim, or more crucially the veracity of Trump's, the salient point is the right to make those claims publicly is absolutely protected under the 1-A. No crime at all was committed. But tell that to Willis. And Smith. And Bragg. And Garland. And the J-6 Kangaroo Kommittee. And Mueller. And on and on and on.

Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, this happened:

On August 11, 2023 the entire police department of Marion, Kansas, performed a Gestapo-like raid of the home of 98-year-old Joan Meyer, co-owner of the local newspaper, the Marion County Record, resulting in her death from a heart attack the next day.

And why? All the evidence suggests this is a case of a local businesswoman working in teamwork with the police and a local judge to harass and destroy a newspaper . . .

According to Meyer, a retired University of Illinois journalism professor, the raid came after a confidential source leaked sensitive documents to the newspaper about local restaurateur Kari Newell. The source, Meyer said, provided evidence that Newell had been convicted of DUI and was driving without a license—a fact that could spell trouble for her liquor license and catering business.

Meyer, however, said he ultimately decided not to publish the story about Newell after questioning the motivations of the source. Instead, he said, he alerted the police about the information. “We thought we were being set up,” Meyer said about the confidential information.

. . . If Newell hoped to keep her DUI and illegal driving out of the public scrutiny by setting the police on this newspaper, she has failed horribly. Instead, these goon-like tactics — resulting in the death of an old woman — have encouraged every media source nationwide to publicize it.

Moreover, this was an a priori attack. This term was once known by every American, when freedom of speech and the rule of law dominated our culture. The government and police were not allowed to take an action unless a crime had actually been committed. It was considered not only illegal to act against someone because that person might commit a crime, it was considered immoral and unethical. For a police department to do it as recently as fifteen years ago would have gotten it in big legal and financial trouble. No longer.

". . . when freedom of speech and the rule of law dominated our culture."

Whether it did or didn't and to what extent is debatable. But the illusion of the powers that be in and out of government "disapproving with what you have to say but defending to the death your right to say it" has been completely exploded, as the actions against Trump in this case, and against people from all walks of life on a panoply of issues now thoroughly demonstrate.

Even more alarmingly is that a growing percentage of the populace in general approves of this muzzling of opinions they disagree with, or anything that disabuses them of their delusions about how the world and our society works, or is supposed to work.

I'll be posting more or less at the usual time after today. Thanks for bearing with me.

    ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY

  • “There is a whole lot of the story the spooks don’t want us to see. . . The CIA has no answer it cares to make public a full six decades after Kennedy’s murder.”
    How the CIA Controls the Past
  • Daniel Greenfield: "To lie and be believed has become the only right."
    American Unreality

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Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 05:00 AM




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1 My wonder is what happened yesterday, or is scheduled for today, that they had to rush this grand jury to make a decision yesterday.

Considering there leak of inducements, before they even voted, and how they apparently given false evidence, the State's DA needs to step in and do his job by going after this whore of Soros.

Posted by: Rbastid at August 15, 2023 05:09 AM (yRwlf)

2 Justice in our country is now so corrupt that it can be said they went to plaid speed.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at August 15, 2023 05:16 AM (qZdIZ)

3 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 15, 2023 05:16 AM (ju2Fy)

4 Good morning, all, and thanks, J.J.

Posted by: L - Practice makes perfect. They know their enemies. at August 15, 2023 05:16 AM (GshMh)

5 I nooded.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 15, 2023 05:17 AM (ju2Fy)

6 JJ, you're in the Central Timezone now? Seem to recall you moved to Wisconsin. It's 0420. The cows are still sleeping. Go to bed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 15, 2023 05:22 AM (sAmhv)

7 Should have read the first sentence of the post. Moving today. Be safe!

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 15, 2023 05:22 AM (sAmhv)

8
Joe can't be bothered with Ohio which went big for Trump in 2020, and he figures Hawaii is a lock. He's made a lot of trips to Philadelphia PA though. The state with the most provable 2020 fraud.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 05:32 AM (enJYY)

9
They didn't indict Trump et al. for the 2020 election, they indicted him for the 2024 election. It sets the precedent of and model for going after anyone questioning the election results coming out of Democratic cesspools.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2023 05:33 AM (MoZTd)

10
It sets the precedent of and model for going after anyone questioning the election results coming out of Democratic cesspools.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2023 05:33 AM


If the Supreme Court doesn't step in we're not going to have a country left. That's the only chance left and it hovers between slim and none.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 05:40 AM (enJYY)

11 Well; I missed the tech thread. I guess I'll just go over there and post my various daily contributions. May you have safe trip back to WI, J.J.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 05:41 AM (ts7C/)

12 Why is Biden flying to Lake Tahoe? What is going on?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 15, 2023 05:44 AM (OqSlY)

13 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 05:44 AM (BRHaw)

14 I will say this, Kemp and that Ratfuck easily winning re-election in a state obviously controlled by Donks is inexplicable.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 05:45 AM (up/3i)

15 @10

>>If the Supreme Court doesn't step in we're not going to have a country left. That's the only chance left and it hovers between slim and none.

They aren't going to be pro-active if they are active at all.

Trump and the others are going to have to face the fire before they have the opportunity to get relief from SCOTUS.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 05:47 AM (up/3i)

16 Everything about Biden is fake. He's a malignant nativist who has been caught red handed in self serving lies. He's a plagiarist who had to bow out in '87 from the primaries because he got caught in too many lies.
There is nothing about him that isn't fake.

Posted by: Augusto Perez at August 15, 2023 05:47 AM (yNhcS)

17
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 15, 2023 05:50 AM (ENBF0)

18 Everything about Biden is fake. He's a malignant nativist who has been caught red handed in self serving lies. He's a plagiarist who had to bow out in '87 from the primaries because he got caught in too many lies.
There is nothing about him that isn't fake.
Posted by: Augusto Perez

Fake hair, fake teeth, fake academic resume, fake back story to how he met and courted Jill, fake story to how Beau "Sgt. Rock" died, fake anecdotes all day long. Plus, he's always been a halfwit thug.

Posted by: Miss Hathaway at August 15, 2023 05:52 AM (v9YuC)

19
He's a malignant nativist

I think you meant to type malignant 'narcissist'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 05:56 AM (enJYY)

20 12 Why is Biden flying to Lake Tahoe? What is going on?
Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 15, 2023 05:44 AM (OqSlY)


Going to go fishing with Al Neri . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2023 05:57 AM (8uqjS)

21 Good morning. Early,JJ!

Posted by: CapeFear at August 15, 2023 05:59 AM (+426c)

22 as planned

@AP
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About 49,500 people took their own lives last year in the U.S., the highest number ever, according to new government data.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 06:07 AM (BRHaw)

23 Good morning horde!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at August 15, 2023 06:08 AM (1Z8zZ)

24 Good morning ladies and gentlemen!

Oh, wait… I thought I was somewhere else…

Mornin’ you miscreants!

Posted by: db (lowercase since 2008) back from a 2 year break at August 15, 2023 06:13 AM (wu87C)

25 “As I announced earlier this summer in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on our student debt relief plan, we will continue to pursue an alternative path to deliver student debt relief to as many borrowers as possible as quickly as possible. We will use every tool at our disposal to get student loan borrowers the relief they need to reach their dreams,” the president said.

We loaned them the money of good faith to follow their dreams. Now their dreams include never repaying their fellow citizens.
Pretty fucking close to the definition of a cocksucker.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 06:14 AM (BRHaw)

26 I suspected JJ would be up
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2023 06:14 AM (fgqnS)

27 Going to go fishing with Al Neri . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2023 05:57 AM (8uqjS)

Take the spinning rod, leave the gun.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 06:14 AM (BRHaw)

28 He's a malignant nativist

I think you meant to type malignant 'narcissist'.

Or a mechanism to see who noticed...

He's also,a loudmouthed blowhard who wilts without back-up and a third rate hack who should not have risen above alderman of some small, corrupt city...

Posted by: Augusto Perez at August 15, 2023 06:16 AM (yNhcS)

29 I would like to say- and it has nothing to do with the morning report/ is having to only have one car when you have two people who need one each is a pain, but I am happy to say and blessed by this that my running mate had to get a new car- so she and her husband are gifting us their old one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 06:17 AM (uYjDL)

30 Time to rise and shine.

That was a double entendre.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at August 15, 2023 06:17 AM (adINt)

31 The Dems had to go all out after Joe's "No comment" to give the msm a fig leaf for not covering it. Cause that'd stick Dems with having to answer for what Joe didn't say and thatd hurt a whole lot of them either standing with or against pudding brains "Meh let them eat cake" moment.

Posted by: Bete at August 15, 2023 06:17 AM (BRhwL)

32 And the Fulton County Deep State wannabes can go fk themselves

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2023 06:18 AM (fgqnS)

33 Lunkhead Kemp ain't said pea turkey about Trump's persecution in Georgia. F'n fake good ol boy Atlantite.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 06:18 AM (vFG9F)

34 “I understand that my lack of knowledge of the Twitter platform created questions and unintentionally offended many,” Tykocinski said. “Please be assured this will be a learning experience, and I will grow as a person and professional from this misstep.”

Never ever ever ever apologize.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 06:19 AM (BRHaw)

35 And the Fulton County Deep State wannabes can go fk themselves
Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2023 06:18 AM (fgqnS)
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That's not gonna happen.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at August 15, 2023 06:20 AM (adINt)

36 If the Supreme Court doesn't step in we're not going to have a country left. That's the only chance left and it hovers between slim and none.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 05:40 AM (enJYY)


No one has been harmed yet, you have no standing, the mean people might riot... go away! -- SCOTUS

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at August 15, 2023 06:21 AM (1Z8zZ)

37 "I will say this, Kemp and that Ratfuck easily winning re-election in a state obviously controlled by Donks is inexplicable.
Posted by: Thomas Bender"

It will be extremely difficult for me to vote for Kemp again. I'm not the only one. That does not bode well for this state. He's made it perfectly clear who he's beholden to.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 06:22 AM (vFG9F)

38
Justice Roberts wasn't too smart. The core of Obamacare was not a tax, but a mandate to purchase a product. Even Obama's lawyers said it was not a tax.

It took a bunch of years but the mandate is now gone. But the 'gender affirming care' provisions of Obamacare remain. Insurers have to cover the cost of the equivalent of a 'sexual lobotomy' as it is now entrenched in law.

And Obama dreams about having sex with men. Sick, sick, sick.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 06:22 AM (enJYY)

39 Kemp has to plan to run in 28, so no way he crosses the GoPe in their quest to be rid of Trump and his appeal to the masses. Thing is, the issues we care about are bigger than Trump and getting rid of him will not make the voters voices go back to the Bushies.

Posted by: Bete at August 15, 2023 06:23 AM (BRhwL)

40 That's not gonna happen.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at August 15, 2023 06:20 AM (adINt)


Sadly, you are correct. Lawfare is now just another political tool, along with rioting swatting, doxxing, and all sorts of other formerly illegal stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 15, 2023 06:23 AM (A3700)

41 "Oppenheimer mostly conforms to the Hollywood trope of treating communists as victims."

Yeah. Figures. Now I really don't care to see.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 06:24 AM (vFG9F)

42 "No comment?"

Isn't that what your lawyer tells you to say when questioned by the police or reporters?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 15, 2023 06:24 AM (jgJfd)

43 Robert's is a leftist at heart. If the court was 4-4 he'd vote left more than right all the time. He's the weak man that leads to hard times and will be remember as the worst Chief Justice in history.

Posted by: Bete at August 15, 2023 06:26 AM (BRhwL)

44 "No comment?"

Isn't that what your lawyer tells you to say when questioned by the police or reporters?
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at August 15, 2023 06:24 AM (jgJfd)
-

He forgot to add "repeat the line" and "end of quote."

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at August 15, 2023 06:26 AM (adINt)

45
No one has been harmed yet, you have no standing, the mean people might riot... go away! -- SCOTUS

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at August 15, 2023 06:21 AM


see also: Texas v. Pennsylvania

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 15, 2023 06:26 AM (ENBF0)

46 Using “no comment” as a cover. Both for political cover and to cover for dementia.

Q: Mr. President, what did you have for breakfast this morning?
A: No comment!

Posted by: db (lowercase since 2008) back from a 2 year break at August 15, 2023 06:30 AM (wu87C)

47 Nitter is down again.

M-U-S-K ! ! !

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at August 15, 2023 06:33 AM (adINt)

48 I keep forgetting. Is it wipe and shake, or shake and wipe?

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 06:34 AM (vFG9F)

49 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 06:36 AM (isNL8)

50 Seems like another US Navy warship has had a fire.

5 Hospitalized.

https://tinyurl.com/sbyz622v

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 06:37 AM (isNL8)

51 FEMA ADMINISTRATOR CRISWELL: "We are working with our state and local partners to ensure that our outreach and our messaging is also culturally responsive."


WTF does that even mean? fucking idiots the lot of them.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 06:40 AM (BRHaw)

52 Bad Blue had a video of people fleeing into the ocean to get away from the frames, read somewhere some who did that didn't make it anyway

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2023 06:40 AM (fgqnS)

53 OT: Oliver Anthony was discovered and has gotten huge seemingly overnight. The YTube page he was using for an outlet has other musicians featured on it. If you like the music of Appalachia, I recommend it. 'radiowv' is the name of the YT channel. I'd like to contact the site owners and request a spelling error fix for them. It's in their tagline at the site. "Real People, Real Music, Real Cuture". No way to contact them though.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 15, 2023 06:42 AM (sAmhv)

54 Judging by the photos at my linked article, USS Winston Churchill is in a pier side maintenance availability. We actually drove right past her pier side just a little more than two weeks ago when we were visiting our son at Mayport Naval Station.

It has always been known that the greatest danger to a Navy ship is pier side during a maintenance period.

And of course, this is how we lost the USS Bonhomme Richard LHD 6) Pierside several years ago.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 06:44 AM (isNL8)

55 WTF does that even mean? fucking idiots the lot of them.
Posted by: rhennigantx

It means that their response is going to be very slow and that they are more concerned with not offending anyone than actually, you know, helping.

Posted by: db (lowercase since 2008) back from a 2 year break at August 15, 2023 06:46 AM (wu87C)

56 Had a long talk with a close friend who lives in Rehoboth Beach yesterday.

Seems like the flush and excitement of the President living/vacationing there is sort of wearing a little thin.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 06:47 AM (isNL8)

57 I-ah, feel your pain. *bites lip*

Posted by: Joey Spongebrain at August 15, 2023 06:47 AM (4I/2K)

58 I would like to say- and it has nothing to do with the morning report/ is having to only have one car when you have two people who need one each is a pain, but I am happy to say and blessed by this that my running mate had to get a new car- so she and her husband are gifting us their old one.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Is it bugged ?

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2023 06:48 AM (T4tVD)

59 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2023 06:48 AM (T4tVD)

60
FEMA ADMINISTRATOR CRISWELL: "We are working with our state and local partners to ensure that our outreach and our messaging is also culturally responsive."

one could argue that Try That in a Small Town was also "culturally responsive" and look at the shit fit the leftards had over it

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 15, 2023 06:49 AM (ENBF0)

61 "that they are more concerned with not offending anyone than actually, you know, helping."


Seems to be a winning business model.

Folks keep voting for this same shit over and over.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 06:50 AM (isNL8)

62 Yonder Horde

*biden's "no comment" the other day sounds suspiciously like something a politico would say when they know a dirty deed was done for their benefit, don't it?

But I suspect he just wasn't told ahead of time what his position on the fire should be.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2023 06:50 AM (Q4IgG)

63 It should be reflexive for a president to say "I am praying for them, I will have more to say later"

Why the "no comment"

Did he not know what happened at all?
Was he unsure of the prevailing voting tendencies of Maui county?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 06:53 AM (slgIg)

64 No your typical B'More shooter

Nobody from B'More shoots somebody, then returns their U-Haul truck, and then turns themself in to the cops.

https://tinyurl.com/2b9s97rm

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 06:53 AM (isNL8)

65 But I suspect he just wasn't told ahead of time what his position on the fire should be.
Posted by: Martini Farme

Or, more likely, he couldn’t remember what they told him his position is.

Posted by: db (lowercase since 2008) back from a 2 year break at August 15, 2023 06:56 AM (wu87C)

66 "It should be reflexive for a president to say "I am praying for them, I will have more to say later"


Perhaps he is no longer capable of reflexes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 06:57 AM (isNL8)

67 @ChrisMurphyCT
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a. I think progressives should listen to this. In part, bc it’s just a good tune.

b. But also bc it shows the path of realignment. Anthony sings about the soullessness of work, shit wages and the power of the elites.

All problems the left has better solutions to than the right.

30 to 40 million illegals destroying schools and hospitals?
50k suicides from lockdowns? 300k excess deaths from mass medical experiments?
40% fake money spending that will take 10 years of 4 to 5% inflation to tamp down?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 06:59 AM (BRHaw)

68 Let's be honest, Bidets handlers are just glad he didn't say they'd be sending hotdogs along with chocolate, gram crackers and marshmallows.

Posted by: Bete at August 15, 2023 07:00 AM (GppRq)

69 Dude what stole an ambulance and was chased into DC the other day seems to not be too bright.

https://tinyurl.com/yc5xy835

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:01 AM (isNL8)

70 But I suspect he just wasn't told ahead of time what his position on the fire should be.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2023 06:50 AM (Q4IgG)

Like he'd remember it.

Skittles is a Mars product.
RIP Milky Way, my favorite candy bar.

I need to write them all down on an index card.

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at August 15, 2023 07:01 AM (hAfUZ)

71 67: Chris is part of the problem.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 15, 2023 07:01 AM (sAmhv)

72 Biden's "empathy" is right up there with Kim Jong-Un's golf game.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:02 AM (9UlRk)

73 @67

>>30 to 40 million illegals destroying schools and hospitals?

We just got 8 million more from the last 2-1/2 years, so I would think that number might be a tad light.

It's going to be roughly 12 million before January 21st 2025 at the rate The Junta is going.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 07:02 AM (up/3i)

74 "I need to write them all down on an index card."

You're gonna need a bigger index card.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:03 AM (isNL8)

75 Biden has said, at least once, that Trump will not be be president again. Like his comment about getting the Burisma prosecutor fired, which is prima facie evidence of him executing on that quid pro quo bribery deal, this comment, about denying Trump the presidency, is a pretty good indicator that Biden is running these political persecutions. Or if you are cynical that Biden was explaining that everybody who is ready to vote for Trump in 2024 no longer has a vote. This is also known as preserving their precious democracy.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2023 07:03 AM (No+Jq)

76 Can you imagine Trump sitting on a beach for more than a few minutes?

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 07:03 AM (vFG9F)

77 Fire is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Which is why my administration is proceeding with administrative rulemaking to ban all household and light industrial devices that have or use flames. As we've seen in Hawaii and California, flames are bad, mmmk'ay. End of statement. Turn and walk towards staff.

Posted by: Joey Spongebrain at August 15, 2023 07:05 AM (4I/2K)

78
Stolen elections have consequences - none of them good.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 07:07 AM (enJYY)

79 67 @ChrisMurphyCT

All problems the left has better solutions to than the right.


Sweetie, honey. Honey, sweetie. YOU are the rich men north of Richmond he is singing about. And ALL of your "solutions" are what he is singing about.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:07 AM (slgIg)

80 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2023 07:07 AM (iH7eX)

81 "It's one thing to have beliefs. We all have beliefs," Barnicle said. "Donald Trump had the belief that he won, and he can articulate it as long as he wants, but he does not have the right to transform that belief into illegal conduct."

What that means is that we all have First Amendment rights to be wrong, but we do not have a right to persuade others that we are right. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the first step toward totalitarianism. What we are seeing in Jack Smith's indictment is the attempt to criminalize what I would call "other thought," the insistence that you will make up your own mind and pursue your own truth regardless of what the government tells you.

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With every attempt to silence PDJT the tyrants make a wave election more likely. A yuuugggee, very beautiful, the best ever wave.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:07 AM (5ntSy)

82 70 Write down the ones that aren't bat guano crazy. That list may fit an index card. The other one won't fit in anything smaller that Websters Unabridged dictionary, which ironically would include Websters Unabridged.

Posted by: Bete at August 15, 2023 07:07 AM (GppRq)

83 Recently, Ivermectin is ok to treat Covid ("We never said it wasn't ok to use it, duh" - FDA).

Now this comes out - "Fauci, Collins Bagged 58 Royalty Payments Amid $325 Million Collected By NIH"

https://tinyurl.com/86z6c4tn
link goes to Zerohedge, also reported in NY Post

Any chance this gets reported by Jake Tapper?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2023 07:08 AM (fs1hN)

84 § 600.3 Qualifications of the Special Counsel.
(a) An individual named as Special Counsel shall be a lawyer with a reputation for integrity and impartial decision making, and with appropriate experience to ensure both that the investigation will be conducted ably, expeditiously and thoroughly, and that investigative and prosecutorial decisions will be supported by an informed understanding of the criminal law and Department of Justice policies.

The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government.

I paid for 2 law degrees and I am pretty sure Jack Smith is UNQUALIFIED.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:08 AM (BRHaw)

85 indicator that Biden is running these political persecutions.

Not running them, but knows who is and what the plan is.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:08 AM (slgIg)

86 @75

>>this comment, about denying Trump the presidency, is a pretty good indicator that Biden is running these political persecutions

According to Sally Yates, It was Biden that suggested the DOJ go after Mike Flynn using the Logan Act.

He was the main ringleader persecuting Clarence Thomas.

He's also a guy that boasted he represented a slave state when he thought it suited him politically and then sought to inflame racial tensions at every opportunity when that suited him politically.

And on and on.

He is a disgusting vile piece of vermin, the only thing that disgusts me more are the animals that have installed this f**king disaster as President.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 07:09 AM (up/3i)

87 Thank you, JJ. Prayers for safe travel.

FJB and all other uniparty effluent, all true noxious scum.

Posted by: uniparty, Raping and Mutilating the Children They Do Not Kill at August 15, 2023 07:09 AM (0q+t6)

88 Biden has said, at least once, that Trump will not be be president again. Like his comment about getting the Burisma prosecutor fired, which is prima facie evidence of him executing on that quid pro quo bribery deal, this comment, about denying Trump the presidency, is a pretty good indicator that Biden is running these political persecutions. ...
Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2023 07:03 AM (No+Jq)

Biden couldn't run a banana stand. He's been present for some of the discussions or has been briefed, but he's not running anything. Kalorama . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2023 07:09 AM (4I/2K)

89 As part of their culturally sensitive youth outreach program, B'More leaders continues their plan to be recognized as the premier public roadway auto-sports mecca of the east coast.

https://tinyurl.com/3capr3vd

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:09 AM (isNL8)

90 Supposedly, it's only gonna get to 99 here today. I may have to break out my winter clothes.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at August 15, 2023 07:10 AM (1Z8zZ)

91 76 Can you imagine Trump sitting on a beach for more than a few minutes?
Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 07:03 AM (vFG9F)

Yes with his PM, Construction Manager, and Architect explaining where the 9 hole golf course will be in relation to the club house and hotel.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:11 AM (BRHaw)

92 "Any chance this gets reported by Jake Tapper?"

[ ] Slim Chance

[ ] No Chance

Pick one.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:13 AM (isNL8)

93 I don't think *biden is running anything, let alone the op to jail Trump. TBH I don't think any "president" in the last quarter century has run anything. There's a huge, faceless bureaucracy with its own agenda running the country. Maybe with directions (at times) from foreign powers or entities with their own agenda that compart with the bureaucracy's.

It's been abundantly clear that *biden's current mental capacity is on par with with a sun-dried pile of dogshit. He's not in charge of anything, let alone his bowels.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2023 07:14 AM (Q4IgG)

94 Where is the pressure for Brian Kemp to issue a blanket pardon to everyone named in the Georgia indictment? It would make a statement that this type of political persecution needs to end now.

Posted by: jwest at August 15, 2023 07:14 AM (VP9ao)

95 Recently, Ivermectin is ok to treat Covid ("We never said it wasn't ok to use it, duh" - FDA).

I didn't care what the FDA said. They have no real authority once a drug is prescribed. Congress puts drugs on the DEA schedule to limit prescribing. It was the state pharmacy boards that threatened prescriber revocation for writing IVM prescriptions. I thought twice about writing it for legitimate reasons. I was threatened with: Loss of prescribing authority in PA, referral for suspension of my medical license, referral for revocation of my board certification and firing by my employer if I had even a single prescription which was suspected of being for COVID.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:14 AM (slgIg)

96 Where is the pressure for Brian Kemp to issue a blanket pardon to everyone named in the Georgia indictment? It would make a statement that this type of political persecution needs to end now.
Posted by: jwest at August 15, 2023 07:14 AM (VP9ao)

Hell, Kemp is in on it.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2023 07:15 AM (4I/2K)

97 Where is the pressure for Brian Kemp

"We just have to let the justice system play out! Won't interfere in a local matter!"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:16 AM (slgIg)

98 Sweetie, honey. Honey, sweetie. YOU are the rich men north of Richmond he is singing about. And ALL of your "solutions" are what he is singing about.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:07 AM (slgIg)


Let no one accuse Chris Murphey of being out of touch with the common man.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at August 15, 2023 07:16 AM (1Z8zZ)

99 With every attempt to silence PDJT the tyrants make a wave election more likely. A yuuugggee, very beautiful, the best ever wave.

That has to be sarcasm. I'll never see another non-orchestrated election in my lifetime.

Posted by: Watching It All Burn at August 15, 2023 07:17 AM (tQsk2)

100 The president chooses the heads of the agencies and those agencies generally follow what the head wants and the head is ideologically aligned with the president and follows his agenda. Usually. Until 2017.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:18 AM (slgIg)

101 I was threatened with: Loss of prescribing authority in PA, referral for suspension of my medical license, referral for revocation of my board certification and firing by my employer if I had even a single prescription which was suspected of being for COVID.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:14 AM (slgIg)

Some people in those positions of authority need to be decorating lamp posts or be fed feed first into an industrial shredder. Either or.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2023 07:18 AM (4I/2K)

102 Am i the only one who still doesn't know what "rich men North of Richmond" is a reference to? I get that it probably just means "faggy yankees" and probably to some extent or another "teh joooos"... or maybe a more specific barb against the mutants who infest DC in particular.... but i think i must have missed an entry in the Current Year movie franchise. It's hard to keep up.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:18 AM (9UlRk)

103 "It was the state pharmacy boards that threatened prescriber revocation for writing IVM prescriptions."

Did the State Pharmacy Board ever, in writing' state something like ' in accordance with FDA guidelines..."?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:18 AM (isNL8)

104 Kemp's behavior makes me very angry. Trump campaigned to get him elected and I voted for him. Now he doesn't give a shit about what I think. He's all in on this green bullshit too. He would have been a Democrat in a different time.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 07:18 AM (vFG9F)

105 Tucker has a new interview with RFK Jr. that is outstanding.

https://t.ly/2t-PX

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:19 AM (BXDM3)

106 > Am i the only one who still doesn't know what "rich men North of Richmond" is a reference to?
_____________

Our elite betters in the capitol city and its environs.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2023 07:20 AM (Q4IgG)

107 Kemp is a Sam Nunn type of Republican, except dumber.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 07:21 AM (vFG9F)

108 @94

>>Where is the pressure for Brian Kemp to issue a blanket pardon to everyone named in the Georgia indictment?

Georgia is unusual in that the Governor does not have the power to pardon, an "independent" panel has that power.

Also, apparently, the defendant would have to serve 5 years in the slammer before they can seek a pardon.

Trumps not going to be pardoned because this case is going to be thrown out on appeal.

If the jury forewoman is any indication, Trump will more than likely be convicted by the sub-retards of Fulton county, much like he will more than likely be convicted by the retards that will be seated on the NYC jury.

I do not believe a jury of Miami Cubans and Venezuelans will convict Trump, so he's that going for him at least.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 07:21 AM (up/3i)

109 Ya gotta love how from New Yawk to Jawja to Kansas the police can raid, squash, arrest, intimidate, rape, harass, murder, indict, rape and silence law abiding folks while real criminals burn, loot, rape, harass, mug, molest, steal, burgle, rape and burn their way from coast to coast.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 15, 2023 07:21 AM (hqgX1)

110 Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

"Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ."

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at August 15, 2023 07:21 AM (hAfUZ)

111 104 Kemp's behavior makes me very angry. Trump campaigned to get him elected and I voted for him. Now he doesn't give a shit about what I think. He's all in on this green bullshit too. He would have been a Democrat in a different time.
Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 07:18 AM (vFG9F)

Maybe Kemp hasn't had a chance to think this whole thing over... with a couple hundred thousand people standing on his lawn chanting.

Posted by: jwest at August 15, 2023 07:21 AM (VP9ao)

112 Leave it to the clueless motherfuckers north of Richmond to listen to that song and think it is a call for them to impose more solutions on us.

By the way, I don't care for the song. I see his point, I don't disagree with what he says, but it is really just a formulatic Hard workin' guy getting oppressed by the man song sung in an annoying way.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:22 AM (slgIg)

113 With every attempt to silence PDJT the tyrants make a wave election more likely. A yuuugggee, very beautiful, the best ever wave.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:07 AM (5ntSy)


And, unless an anodyne Deep State stooge like Pence or Christie is the nominee, the election will be stolen. Blatantly and obviously.

And then what? Will you march in the streets? Will I? Probably not. We'll bitch and moan online, but so long as the shelves have food, the packies have beer and sportsball is on teevee, nothing will happen. The only way out now is for a Ceaucescu-like moment, but I sincerely doubt that will happen.

BTW, welcome back, JJ.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2023 07:22 AM (AW0uW)

114 It was the state pharmacy boards that threatened prescriber revocation for writing IVM prescriptions.
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There must be a trove of evidence of govt. coercion of the state pharmacy boards. I hope someone is digging into it.

"What about Fauci's freedom of speech? He has a right to protect his millions in royalties income stream. He earned it. It's just lawfully protected jawboning"
- D French

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2023 07:22 AM (fs1hN)

115 "Maybe Kemp hasn't had a chance to think this whole thing over... with a couple hundred thousand people standing on his lawn chanting.
Posted by: jwest "

That won't change a thing and he will call out the State Troopers.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 07:22 AM (vFG9F)

116 Ahhh... so it's a song.

That's why I've never heard of it.

(I need to get out more. )

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:23 AM (9UlRk)

117 One of the conditions of Kemp not losing his job to Tank was to agree not to interfere.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:23 AM (slgIg)

118 The very idea of Freedom of Speech is berry berry dangerous, leading to all sorts of tomfoolery, hijinks, and shenanigans. Publicly disagreeing with your youthful and intelligent leader is most unseemly.

Posted by: Idi Amin at August 15, 2023 07:24 AM (EcQad)

119 By the way, I don't care for the song. I see his point, I don't disagree with what he says, but it is really just a formulatic Hard workin' guy getting oppressed by the man song sung in an annoying way.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:22 AM (slgIg)

Sorta like this?:

Take this gub'mint and shove it.
I ain't-a votin' here no more.

Posted by: Lonnie Paycheck at August 15, 2023 07:24 AM (4I/2K)

120 "One of the conditions of Kemp not losing his job to Tank was to agree not to interfere.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy"

He and his cocksucker buddy Ratshitburger are bought and paid for.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 07:24 AM (vFG9F)

121 Kemp is an absolute piece of shit and his re election is proof the elections are rigged.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:25 AM (slgIg)

122
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2023 07:22 AM (AW0uW)

Oh you dear sweet innocent lamb.

If it's Pence or Christie, it'll still be Stolen. They'll get One Of Theirs in, and be able to scream "bipartisanship" while rubbing our noses in the loose molehill of stool they left in the middle of our carpet.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:26 AM (9UlRk)

123 Shock revelation from RFK: the Secret Service protects many former government officials, people as unimportant as John Bolton. Hunter has a big detail, and he's never been in government at all.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:27 AM (BXDM3)

124 "gas giant", LOL, JJ!

G'mornin' everyone!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying liars have been lying for decades at August 15, 2023 07:27 AM (vbuLV)

125 I'm surprised that the left hasn't gone the full Trump is Just Like Hitler.

Let's see if I can do it.

You know who else tried to overthrow a government, was charged, convicted, thrown into jail, and later came to power, ultimately killing millions with the help of his fanatical white followers.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:27 AM (isNL8)

126 Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

"Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ."

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum

AMEN !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2023 07:28 AM (T4tVD)

127 Prayer request

I have not been able to reach a dear member of my congregation who had been somewhat ill. She hasn't been in church on two weeks and has almost never missed. She lives alone and has no family. If I can't reach her by phone today I may have to go to her house. Her name begins with a V.
I am concerned she is also clinically depressed.

Thanks so much,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 07:29 AM (pMFUn)

128 Kemp is giving $100k to support an Errorick Errorikson event planned for mid-August. That right there tells you all you need to know.

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2023 07:29 AM (vFG9F)

129 You know who else tried to overthrow a government, was charged, convicted, thrown into jail, and later came to power, ultimately killing millions with the help of his fanatical white followers.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:27 AM (isNL

Nelson Mandela?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:29 AM (9UlRk)

130 Okay Fen !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2023 07:29 AM (T4tVD)

131 Can we FOIA who has SS protection?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:30 AM (slgIg)

132 "Nelson Mandela?"


Ummmm......

*Ponders*

Don't think so.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:30 AM (isNL8)

133 You know who else tried to overthrow a government, was charged, convicted, thrown into jail, and later came to power, ultimately killing millions with the help of his fanatical white followers.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:27 AM (isNL

Nelson Mandela?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:29 AM (9UlRk)

Vladimir Lenin?

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2023 07:31 AM (4I/2K)

134 Good Morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear into the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 15, 2023 07:31 AM (u82oZ)

135 Thanks so much,
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 07:29 AM (pMFUn)

You got it.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2023 07:31 AM (4I/2K)

136 Salty!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:31 AM (isNL8)

137 Fen, and anyone, really- If you know an elderly person who lives alone, please please please make sure someone makes contact with them in some form daily. You would be surprised at the number who suffer accidents at home and lay on the floor for days.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:33 AM (slgIg)

138 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, guv'nor.

I wonder if the Chinese Navy has as many fires as we do. Our bought nd paid for media never ask about that.

But we lost an entire ship, at the pier, so we have big issues.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 15, 2023 07:33 AM (u82oZ)

139 Cat Ass Trophy

I did that for my up the hill neighbor for years. Until I found her dead. That was a bad day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 15, 2023 07:35 AM (u82oZ)

140 I may be the only one in America who thinks this, but I think Oliver Anthony and his ‘song’ isn’t an accident. His rise was too fast, with too much social media propulsion, for me to think it was organic. Perhaps I am too jaded anymore, but I just don’t trust anything that looks like propaganda dressed up like a common man. Hearing him talk about his song and life turned me off immediately. He looks like a homeless meth addict but that doesn’t track with the interview I watched.

I’m jaded.

Posted by: Miss Issippi - Jaded at August 15, 2023 07:35 AM (9CTr8)

141 “We’re not allowed to share the suspicious activity reports, but I’ve seen suspicious activity reports that make me believe the amount of money that the Biden family was paid off is north of $50 million,” Mace told “Cavuto Coast to Coast” guest host Cheryl Casone.

Here back in June or July I called out the number $100 M for the Biden Crime Syndicate and it will come very close to that number before the end of the year.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:35 AM (BRHaw)

142 He looks like a homeless meth addict but that doesn’t track with the interview I watched.

I’m jaded.
Posted by: Miss Issippi - Jaded at August 15, 2023 07:35 AM (9CTr

Everything Is An Op

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:35 AM (9UlRk)

143 The grindstone is requesting the presence of my nose.

Later, gators!

Posted by: db (lowercase since 2008) back from a 2 year break at August 15, 2023 07:36 AM (wu87C)

144 133 That guy also had a German Shepherd and was a big fan of rail travel.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2023 07:36 AM (0EOe9)

145 133 You know who else tried to overthrow a government, was charged, convicted, thrown into jail, and later came to power, ultimately killing millions with the help of his fanatical white followers.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:27 AM (isNL

Nelson Mandela?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:29 AM (9UlRk)

Vladimir Lenin?
Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2023 07:31 AM (4I/2K)

If you would have said yellow followers the answer is Pol Pot.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:37 AM (BRHaw)

146 Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 17 in May, which prohibits DEI offices and preferential treatment of individuals based on race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation at public universities and colleges.

The University of Houston has backtracked on shutting down its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and LGBTQ Resource Center following signage being posted saying they would be shut down, the university told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

=======================
Univ. of Houston sends a big middle finger to state of Texas.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:39 AM (8UJ63)

147 Good morning dear morons and safe travels

I would like to know who the f*ck ever thought Biden was empathetic. AUFKM?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 15, 2023 07:39 AM (JvZF+)

148 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:33 AM (slgIg)

It's certainly a good idea but this person is not really elderly ( she's 67 )and has been vigorous. I think she is just really depressed. All the really elderly folks in my congregation live with someone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 07:39 AM (JnK3p)

149 140 I may be the only one in America who thinks this, but I think Oliver Anthony and his ‘song’ isn’t an accident. His rise was too fast, with too much social media propulsion, for me to think it was organic. Perhaps I am too jaded anymore, but I just don’t trust anything that looks like propaganda dressed up like a common man. Hearing him talk about his song and life turned me off immediately. He looks like a homeless meth addict but that doesn’t track with the interview I watched.

I’m jaded.
Posted by: Miss Issippi - Jaded at August 15, 2023 07:35 AM (9CTr

It looks real to me. I think it is like the Tea Party or Bud Light. he has managed to catch lightning.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:39 AM (BRHaw)

150 FenelonSpoke

Prayers ascending.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 15, 2023 07:39 AM (u82oZ)

151 Univ. of Houston sends a big middle finger to state of Texas.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:39 AM (8UJ63)

Univ. of Houston sends a big middle finger to equality and fairness.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:40 AM (BRHaw)

152 Oliver's bio will come out soon. You find that his parents were somebodies.... he was trained somewhere... He had one viral hit and suddenly has shows scheduled and takes to the stage like a seasoned performer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:41 AM (slgIg)

153 How can public tweets encouraging the public to watch a public hearing be considered a criminal conspiracy?


Damn these Dems are shameless and stupid and yet we are losing to them.

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2023 07:41 AM (KrJTL)

154 Have a great day, everyone.

Going to meet some young, cute nurses and a cold surgical table.

The nurses will be sure to tell me "You sound just like my Dad." Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 15, 2023 07:41 AM (u82oZ)

155 I would like to know who the f*ck ever thought Biden was empathetic. AUFKM?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 15, 2023 07:39 AM (JvZF+)

The same people who think Clarence Thomas is stupid.

The same people who think wearing dust masks 24/7 is a reasonable and responsible health care decision.

The same people who see a magnet in a YouTube video and shit themselves in pavlovian glee.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:42 AM (9UlRk)

156 Fen will do and please report when you do

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2023 07:42 AM (FnS2a)

157 The Georgia RICO statute is easier to use and has broader reach than the federal statute it's modelled after. Just sayin'

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 15, 2023 07:43 AM (RqMSv)

158 ha

@Cernovich
·
17h
Obama played golf when an American had his head cut off by terrorists.

Biden sun bathed as Maui burned.

They don’t care. It’s who they are.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:43 AM (BRHaw)

159 RFK gives a detailed history lesson of the Ukraine mess, in his TuCa lesson.

Thanks, Victoria Nuland. Thanks, CIA. Blinken. Haines.

You all suck.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:44 AM (8UJ63)

160 I used cold fusion to make room temperature superconductors but the government won't let me talk about it. THEY don't want YOU to know! It would destroy the oil companies!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:44 AM (slgIg)

161 Even more alarmingly is that a growing percentage of the populace in general approves of this muzzling of opinions they disagree with, or anything that disabuses them of their delusions about how the world and our society works, or is supposed to work.
===
Not our countrymen. Not our political opponents. Not the loyal opposition.

Our enemies in the fight for freedom.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 15, 2023 07:44 AM (JvZF+)

162 Be safe, Salty.

Keep us posted please.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:45 AM (isNL8)

163 Bary Twitter

Barack Obama

@BarackObama
Dad, husband, President, citizen.

1 out of 4 aint bad!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:45 AM (BRHaw)

164 They don’t care. It’s who they are.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:43 AM (BRHaw)

That's not the approved meme, Citizen. The approved meme is "Watch this drive".

Please to be reporting for conditioning re-education.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:45 AM (9UlRk)

165 I used cold fusion to make room temperature superconductors but the government won't let me talk about it. THEY don't want YOU to know! It would destroy the oil companies!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:44 AM (slgIg)

Heh. Can I buy some 50mpg carburetor gadgets from you?

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2023 07:45 AM (4I/2K)

166 PDT should not play the game in GA.

Just no show.

What are they gonna do?

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:46 AM (BRHaw)

167 Heh. Can I buy some 50mpg carburetor gadgets from you?
Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2023 07:45 AM (4I/2K)

Replace everything but the carburetor with a Ford Fiesta?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:47 AM (9UlRk)

168 Somebody used warm fusion to shit my pants!

Posted by: Joey Boom-Boom at August 15, 2023 07:47 AM (isNL8)

169 "Psaki-psircling back, Joey could care less about East Palestine because the residents are his enemies."

Good morning, JJ. Safe travels.

Shouldn't that be "couldn't care less" in that sentence I quoted?

Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 07:47 AM (iY8R7)

170 Heh. Can I buy some 50mpg carburetor gadgets from you?
Posted by: Count de Monet at August 15, 2023 07:45 AM (4I/2K)

We have the runs on water carbs in stock!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:47 AM (BRHaw)

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Posted by: Stacey A at August 15, 2023 07:48 AM (0FoWg)

172 If it were Trump lazily reclining on a beach while Maui burned and then adding a flippant, "no comment," his vacation picture and quote would be plastered on every newspaper in the biggest font available from coast to coast. There would be nonstop roundtable angry pundit discussions on cable news, it would be the only story (told 20 different ways) on the Daily Mail. He would be pilloried. Eviscerated. Vaporized.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 15, 2023 07:48 AM (mupln)

173 Shouldn't that be "couldn't care less" in that sentence I quoted?
Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 07:47 AM (iY8R7)

If you couldn't care less, then you care the absolute minimum of caring, which in itself is a form of caring in its own completionist manner.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:49 AM (9UlRk)

174 Has the press figured out a way to make the Maui fires Trump's fault? The "ruling class" really wants another indictment.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 15, 2023 07:49 AM (4olE8)

175 "I used cold fusion to make room temperature superconductors but the government won't let me talk about it. THEY don't want YOU to know! It would destroy the oil companies!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy"


They will just buy up the patents and hide them like they did for the 100 mpg carburetor fifty years ago.

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2023 07:49 AM (KrJTL)

176 Stral this room temperature superconductor to your fuel line and I guarantee 500% fuel efficiency boost! Or your money back, only pay $30 shipping and processing!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:49 AM (slgIg)

177 ' We've replaced the usual stool in Joe's pants with Jello brand chocolate pudding.

Let's see if he notices'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:49 AM (isNL8)

178 Joe Biden is Indifferent to the Maui Fires Because He'll Win Hawaii Anyway
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This is precisely why lifelong politicians are scum. They are NEVER concerned with doing the right thing for the right reasons.

All they care about is whether or not they'll be elected again. If they have a lock on a given population, then they simply don't give a shit about the people living there.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 15, 2023 07:50 AM (YIVH2)

179 I could care less but it isn't worth the effort of caring.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:50 AM (slgIg)

180
Man-oh-man do I feel great or what? This wonderful day puts a song in my heart;

Well I got me a wife and I got an old fiddle
suns coming up, I got cakes on the griddle
life ain't nothing but a funny-funny riddle
thank God I'm a country boy!

Welp, gotta' get started. I'm gonna' be lumber jackin' all day

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at August 15, 2023 07:51 AM (5hfjS)

181 "According to Sally Yates, It was Biden that suggested the DOJ go after Mike Flynn using the Logan Act."

I'd take the bet that Ron Klain put Joe up to that. Biden could never figure out to use a statute technically still on the books despite being historically discredited as abeing unconstiutional.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 15, 2023 07:51 AM (RqMSv)

182 These indictments against Trump and his election team in the various jurisdictions are only about one thing:

Criminalizing election challenges to Democrats.

Fuck every Democrat, elected or enrolled. They are scum.

Fuck them all. Old or young, liberal or conservative, black or white. They are despicable.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 15, 2023 07:51 AM (lf83v)

183 176 You eagerly open the package and find a clothespin.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2023 07:51 AM (0EOe9)

184 Trump is an egotist. Joe is a narcisstic sociopath.

Yuge difference.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 15, 2023 07:52 AM (RqMSv)

185 Perhaps Governor Abbot could send some undocumented Hispanic laborers to Maui to help in the recovery and rebuilding process.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:52 AM (isNL8)

186 Shouldn't that be "couldn't care less" in that sentence I quoted?
Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 07:47 AM (iY8R7)

If you couldn't care less, then you care the absolute minimum of caring, which in itself is a form of caring in its own completionist manner.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:49 AM (9UlRk)


If I could care less, then there are lower degrees of caring.

Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 07:53 AM (iY8R7)

187 Even more alarmingly is that a growing percentage of the populace in general approves of this muzzling of opinions they disagree with, or anything that disabuses them of their delusions about how the world and our society works, or is supposed to work.

Classical Liberalism is dead. Thats a bitter pill for a generation raised on it, but a pill best swallowed quickly all the same. Viewing the decades to come through the prism of decades past is a recipe for marching to the camps.

Posted by: Watching It All Burn at August 15, 2023 07:53 AM (tQsk2)

188 Joe's brother will set up a development company on Maui and get $1B government funding to pass out grants. Then keep 90% for administrative fees.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 07:53 AM (slgIg)

189 RFK asserts the infamous anthrax-in-the-mail attacks, post 9/11, were committed by US government three letter agencies in a desperate move to get the Patriot Act approved.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:54 AM (8UJ63)

190 Dad, husband, President, citizen, lover

Posted by: Just some guy at August 15, 2023 07:54 AM (vFG9F)

191 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 15, 2023 07:51 AM (lf83v)

I do t want to eff every Democrat. Too many unpleasant people. I do enjoy intimate time with FenSpouse who is DINO but hasn't voted for any Democrats since Obama ran.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 07:54 AM (FUQ2t)

192 If I could care less, then there are lower degrees of caring.
Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 07:53 AM (iY8R7)

Yes, but you'd have to care enough about not caring to plumb those depths.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:54 AM (9UlRk)

193 Trump really is Emmanuel Goldstein in the flesh and we live in Orwell’s world come to life. What really annoyed me almost above all else is they indicted John Eastman, a decent man and a constitutional scholar, because he gave legal advice. You can’t get anymore banana than that.

Ultimately I blame the worthless GOP. If we had a real opposition party this would never happen. The Georgia GOP is particularly worthless (hello Brian Kemp and Ratburger)…. Anyone else notice we keep getting screwed over by so-called republicans who pretend to fight the left but are always in on it (Exhibit A - John McCain and RussiaGate)?

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at August 15, 2023 07:54 AM (nNI2N)

194 Bary Twitter
Barack Obama
@BarackObama
Dad, husband, President, citizen.
1 out of 4 aint bad!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:45 AM (BRHaw)

From his strange big eared look to his indecent sexual perversions to his YT hating all these years I think Obama is a Melungeon.

He should do one of those 23 and Me tests to find out.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 15, 2023 07:55 AM (hqgX1)

195 171 Ok, ladies... I know this isn't the book thread, so this is just a shameless plug.

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On pre-sale today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Golden Corral.
Posted by: Stacey A at August 15, 2023 07:48 AM (0FoWg)

is this a criticism of my unusual gentleness with the cabin boys?

Posted by: Capn Ned (Raging Queen) at August 15, 2023 07:55 AM (BRHaw)

196 188 The Maui High Speed Rail Development Committee.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2023 07:55 AM (0EOe9)

197 I keep pounding the drum for Impeachment hearings. Garland's DOJ will continue to use the courts against us. Will McCarthy have the votes?

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 15, 2023 07:55 AM (RqMSv)

198 Has the press figured out a way to make the Maui fires Trump's fault?
___________

If memory serves, wasn't there a guy who was elected president a few years ago who was raised in Hawaii?

Is he in the least bit concerned about his fellow islanders?

I mean Hawaiian islanders, not rich Martha's Vineyard donors.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 15, 2023 07:55 AM (lf83v)

199 "Joe's brother will set up a development company on Maui ....."

Seems like a perfect fit to have Hunter on the advisory board.

He has experience in this stuff.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:55 AM (isNL8)

200 I paid for 2 law degrees and I am pretty sure Jack Smith is UNQUALIFIED.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 07:08 AM (BRHaw)
===
I, too, would like to purchase a law degree.

Won't tell you what I'm using it for...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 15, 2023 07:56 AM (JvZF+)

201 PDT should not play the game in GA. Just no show. What are they gonna do?

Might as well ask Trump to take up meditation or quit gold overleaf cold turkey. Trump will believe he'll ultimately win in court, so he'll show. Its in his DNA.

Posted by: Watching It All Burn at August 15, 2023 07:56 AM (tQsk2)

Posted by: Watching It All Burn at August 15, 2023 07:57 AM (tQsk2)

203 I'm starting to wonder if anyone, or any one faction, really controls our government. The alternative possibility is that there are multiple nefarious factions that ally themselves on an as-needed basis.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:57 AM (8UJ63)

204 200 SloJoe got his law degree from a matchbook ad. ICS finally accepted him.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2023 07:58 AM (0EOe9)

205 I'm starting to wonder if anyone, or any one faction, really controls our government.

I think its been that way my entire life.

Posted by: Watching It All Burn at August 15, 2023 07:58 AM (tQsk2)

206 "If memory serves, wasn't there a guy who was elected president a few years ago who was raised in Hawaii? "

So you're suggesting that Trump tried to get to him by setting the islands ablaze?

Seems like a bold but ill thought out move on Trump's part.

Butt I could see the Left putting that idea forward.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 07:58 AM (isNL8)

207 @181

>>I'd take the bet that Ron Klain put Joe up to that. Biden could never figure out to use a statute technically still on the books despite being historically discredited as abeing unconstiutional.

Biden has been a vile piece of garbage long before Ron Klain was on the scene.

More than likely the Logan Act and other ridiculous laws is how the Deep State uses "legal" cover to initiate counter-intelligence and other investigations into their political rivals.

Biden may be a barely together Meat Sack now, but he's been a vicious operator for a long time and that impulse is more than likely muscle memory at this point.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 07:58 AM (up/3i)

208 That room temperate superconductor thing made me laugh. I knew exactly what I was looking at within a half a second. When I was a teenager, one of my friends was a fairly gifted machinist. He milled up a precision-adjustable jig with neodymium magnets that would float a pretty nice little chunk of graphite.

That toy that he built in a barn was considerably more sophisticated and looked much more "sciencey" than that thing that fooled the breathless droolers in the press.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2023 07:58 AM (0FoWg)

209 I'm starting to wonder if anyone, or any one faction, really controls our government. The alternative possibility is that there are multiple nefarious factions that ally themselves on an as-needed basis.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 07:57 AM (8UJ63)
----
That alternative possibility is probably closest to reality. The factions are determined that Trump is not to be POTUS ever again. Other than that, they are conflicted on whether or not FJB should be the nominee.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 15, 2023 07:59 AM (YIVH2)

210 Hunter's case got moved to CA from DE. I suspect to get rid of that pesky judge who wouldn't approve the plea deal. Asking: wouldn't both sides have to agree to the move. If so, collusion.

Does anyone have standing to block Weiss's being named special counsel in clear violation of DOJ rules? Does the judge?

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 15, 2023 07:59 AM (RqMSv)

211 I can’t wait for all the “strong statements” about the rule of law by republicans running against Trump in the primary. Christie will say he’s a criminal and deserves jail. Pence/Haley/Scott and all the other milqetoast candidates will be anodyne. Vivek will be awesome. DeSantis should just copy whatever Vivek says…. But instead he’ll probably condemn rogue justice in the strongest terms but still get in some dig against Trump (sigh).

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at August 15, 2023 08:00 AM (nNI2N)

212 Thanks for the prayers for my congregation member V, and thanks also to people who prayed for the woman who was pregnant and hospitalized at 32 weeks of her pregnancy because of a discharge She and the baby seem to be ok, thanks be to God.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 08:00 AM (ik4R8)

213 What stupid thing did Biden say about the burning in Maui? I missed it. Just "no comment".?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 08:02 AM (ik4R8)

214 off sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 08:02 AM (BRHaw)

215 Anyone interested in Fauci's crimes against humanity will be stunned to find out how extensive his experiments and lab networks really are. RFK has the receipts, in the Carlson interview. I don't know how much of all he says is true, but it sounds genuinely astounding.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 08:02 AM (8UJ63)

216 Good morning!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:02 AM (WkNQM)

217
TIMBER!11!!!!!

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at August 15, 2023 08:02 AM (5hfjS)

218 Even After Three Indictments, Trump Support Rises

Huh. 'Even After'. Like he's said, he just needs one more indictment...

Posted by: t-bird at August 15, 2023 08:02 AM (ptElO)

219 "Just "no comment".?"

Pretty much.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:03 AM (isNL8)

220 What stupid thing did Biden say about the burning in Maui? I missed it. Just "no comment".?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 08:02 AM (ik4R
=================
yes.

while sitting in the beach.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 08:03 AM (8UJ63)

221 Remember Never Trump republicans, the Dems would NEVER come for you like they have for trump and now 18 people around him on the flimsiest of charges which, at best, will ruin them financially and worst result in years in prison.


No, you are all safe. Just relax on your next cruise and go to seminars about rebuilding Conservative Inc and tax cuts for woke meg-corps. Everything will be fine.

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2023 08:03 AM (KrJTL)

222 No Men does not really mean No Men

https://tinyurl.com/2s39z2b4

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 08:04 AM (BRHaw)

223 Just "no comment".?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


With a little smile or smirk on his face, for good measure.

Posted by: t-bird at August 15, 2023 08:04 AM (ptElO)

224 If his staff is that afraid of letting him speak spontaneously in front of a few cameras, his foot-in-mouth disease is even worse than we’d thought.
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LOL. No. *I* have "foot-in-mouth disease."
Joe Biden has dementia, can't find words, lashes out angrily in the associated frustration and as a result is uncontrollable and can't be permitted to anything ad-hoc without a lot of both psychological and pharmaceutical preparation.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:04 AM (WkNQM)

225 220 while sitting on the beach. He was wearing an aloha shirt in support of the people of Maui.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at August 15, 2023 08:05 AM (0EOe9)

226 Only later on Monday did Team Biden finally get around to offering a substantive, sympathetic comment on the nightmare.
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*Team* Biden. Not Joe Biden.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:05 AM (WkNQM)

227 "while sitting in the beach."

Should we really expect the President to cut short one of his rare weekends off to relax, just because a bunch of folks thousands of miles away are having issues?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:05 AM (isNL8)

228 I doubt there is anyone - judge, DAs, jury - anyone in any of these indictments and coming trials of Trump that are not 100% hard leftists who are salivating at the chance to "get Trump." It's a national tragedy. It turns my stomach. It has made me hate this country.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 15, 2023 08:05 AM (mupln)

229 >If you couldn't care less, then you care the absolute minimum of caring, which in itself is a form of caring in its own completionist manner.


If you didn't care at all, you couldn't possibly care less

Posted by: DB - spanning the globe at August 15, 2023 08:06 AM (geLO8)

230 If the Hawaii Republican Party were competent, they'd be four-walling Dopey Joe's callous "no comment" remark from now until election day.

It probably wouldn't be enough to swing the presidential race, but could possibly result in gaining some local and state seats.

Spoiler: they're not competent.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2023 08:06 AM (Y6AXb)

231 Just as with the refusal to cut New York one single break on the migrant crisis, this crew can’t be bothered to care unless its own interests are threatened.
++++
The NYP shows its conceit. Again.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:06 AM (WkNQM)

232 How many times, by how many people, have we said we cannot continue the divide between elite and citizen and remain a nation? The exponential rise of totalitarian demands and crushing authoritative boot-stomps is nearing a breaking point; go watch reaction videos to Oliver Anthony's anthem for some examples.

What it will take to break the dam? I do not know, but Fort Sumter is riiiight over there...

Posted by: Clear Eyed Killer at August 15, 2023 08:06 AM (c0zMy)

233 @211

>>Christie will say he’s a criminal and deserves jail. Pence

Well, Pence did say the other day that the DOJ/FBI became weaponized when "they went after Hillary Clinton."

Vivek will be strong as usual and Meatball Ron will try to Triangulate and end up sounding like a retard.

Something along the lines of, I don't know what RICO is but I will begin slitting throats when I get to the Capital City or some such nonsense.

He's apparently solidly in third nationally, so I expect him to do something silly like that.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 08:07 AM (up/3i)

234 Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 08:03 AM (8UJ63)

And Nobody could write some sympathetic thing which was short and which he could memorize such as "Terrible. They're in my prayers and thanks to the responders."?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2023 08:07 AM (eh0Xu)

235 Remember Never Trump republicans, the Dems would NEVER come for you like they have for trump and now 18 people around him on the flimsiest of charges which, at best, will ruin them financially and worst result in years in prison.

It really is odd. This current play is a clumsy copy of early Fascism / Stalinism - yet the players are content to ignore Ernst Rohm and all the rest.

Posted by: Watching It All Burn at August 15, 2023 08:08 AM (tQsk2)

236 > 223 Just "no comment".?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Well, that was stupid enough.

I'm no silver-tongued politician, but I think even I could come up with "It's a terrible tragedy and we're going to do everything we can to help." in that situation.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2023 08:08 AM (Y6AXb)

237 Should we really expect the President to cut short one of his rare weekends off to relax, just because a bunch of folks thousands of miles away are having issues?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:05 AM (isNL
================
laughing, ruefully.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 08:08 AM (8UJ63)

238 The indictment came just hours after a document was prematurely posted on the Fulton County court’s website, listing nearly 40 counts. The document was deleted, and officials claimed it was a “fictitious” document — a claim many observers later contested.
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Fake? No. I don't think so. That leaves two additional possibilities that spring immediately to mind:
1. It was a mistake or a clerical error. Someone went too soon and caused a big heap of embarrassment.
2. It was posted "accidentally" by someone who wanted the public to know that the fix was in, but who didn't want to stick his neck out and get fired at best.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:08 AM (WkNQM)

239 Only later on Monday did Team Biden finally get around to offering a substantive, sympathetic comment on the nightmare.

Our hearts go out to those who are forced to sell their properties at a substantial discount and move to the "servants" side of the island.

Posted by: Team Biden at August 15, 2023 08:09 AM (08CnU)

240 How dare they interrupt my day on the beach with their stupid questions.

Posted by: Dark Brandon takes a vacation at August 15, 2023 08:09 AM (4h9M3)

241 I always look forward to J.L. Sefton's happy news in the morning.

The daily kick in the head wakes me up better than an alarm clock...

Posted by: Mister Ghost at August 15, 2023 08:09 AM (TGPs7)

242 Anyone interested in Fauci's crimes against humanity will be stunned to find out how extensive his experiments and lab networks really are. RFK has the receipts, in the Carlson interview. I don't know how much of all he says is true, but it sounds genuinely astounding.

--

Who knows what Mengele experiments are going on still thanks to that malignant, evil dwarf. Good thing FJB is creating an Office for Pandemic Preparedness or some such new bureaucracy to tell us what we can and can't do, what vaccines we'll be forced to get, when we can "safely" come out of our homes and live again.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 15, 2023 08:09 AM (mupln)

243 Biden had no idea what happened in Maui, therefore had no idea what to say. For all he knew they held an FJB rally on the beach.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 08:10 AM (slgIg)

244 > Is he in the least bit concerned about his fellow islanders?

I'm not sure he's even been there in recent years, has he?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2023 08:10 AM (Y6AXb)

245 I wonder what ever happened to trump's tax returns that nancy pelosi got illegally from the irs? We were repeatedly assured that once she had them she would prove to everyone that trump was corrupt and being paid by the russians.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at August 15, 2023 08:10 AM (QNSds)

246 I was on the beach in Rehoboth on Friday afternoon. No sign of Brandon. I guess I was a day early.

Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 08:11 AM (iY8R7)

247 " Is he in the least bit concerned about his fellow islanders?

I'm not sure he's even been there in recent years, has he? "

Where we talking about....Fire Island?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:11 AM (isNL8)

248 Good morning everyone. Thank you J.J.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2023 08:11 AM (SAX5G)

249 Doof!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:11 AM (isNL8)

250 Even more alarmingly is that a growing percentage of the populace in general approves of this muzzling of opinions they disagree with, or anything that disabuses them of their delusions about how the world and our society works, or is supposed to work.
++++
The transition has occurred. Past tense. Large tracts of this country are all-in on totalitarianism. The single "American" polity does not exist any longer. The political structure hasn't yet reached the same point, but it will - one way or another. There are various options. We could split up (by choice or by circumstances forcing it), we could reconcile, one side could subjugate the other, etc. It will inevitably happen, though, because the social split has already occurred and, as Andrew Breitbart noted, politics is downstream from culture.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:12 AM (WkNQM)

251 It's also,
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2023 08:12 AM (NpAcC)

252 Doof!
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:11 AM (isNL


Howdy VIA! Still in the Land of Pleasant Living??

Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 08:13 AM (iY8R7)

253 "It's also,
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day."

Can I substitute a Key Lime Pie that I have in the fridge?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:13 AM (isNL8)

254 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at August 15, 2023 08:13 AM (NBVIP)

255 They're probably afraid Brandon would say something like " now listen here, jack. When times get tough, Democrats act. We're gonna be rebuilding the best coast of Mousey lickety-split. Yeah, we'll rebuild it alright. Just you wait and see, fat.

Bunch of us had a cool party island. Fancy temple and everything. But we had to clear out. Well, we're gonna built it back better in Pineapple Town, and it's gonna mean jobs for a lot of poi-chomping Polynesian boat people. J-O-B-S. Word as a Brandon. Aloha, and good night."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2023 08:14 AM (0FoWg)

256 Prayer for the Day:

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power of God, cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2023 08:14 AM (SAX5G)

257 @230

>>If the Hawaii Republican Party were competent

Their are exactly two Republicans on the 25 seat Hawaii House and six seat on the 51 seat Hawaii Senate, no Republican holds any state wide office.

The Republican Party does not exist in Hawaii so there's not really much they could say that would be impactful in any way.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 08:14 AM (up/3i)

258 Morning Horde, thx for the Morning Report JJ. Back in 2020 I looked up Raffensberger to see his political slant. I do that when anybody's name crops up in the news. All of the places that talked about the guy had no place of birth. For college the guy went to Western University , which is also known as Western Ontario University. How many Americans go there? It sounds like a conspiracy theory but I'd be willing to bet that the guy overstayed his student visa here( he went to Georgia State for grad school ) and is now being blackmailed because of it. Any thoughts?

Posted by: Smell the Glove at August 15, 2023 08:14 AM (R62ZP)

259 Nitter is down again.
M-U-S-K ! ! !
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Nitter Jester Route Exception

Detail: fatal.nim(53) sysFatal

packedjson.nim(294, 19) `false` unexpected end of object

MUSK!!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 08:14 AM (krqg6)

260 Good morning hordelings. Welcome home JJ. We saved a cheese curd just for you.

Posted by: grammie winger - I don't belong here at August 15, 2023 08:15 AM (45fpk)

261 "It's also,
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day."

Can I substitute a Key Lime Pie that I have in the fridge?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:13 AM (isNL


Only if you hit it with a slight dusting of Old Bay

Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 08:15 AM (iY8R7)

262 "Still in the Land of Pleasant Living??"

Unfortunately.

Dad's long term medical care outlook is causing us to look at possibly some major changes in our life path right now.

Other than the mental break that being here with fellow Morons, I'm pretty much consumed by those issues right now.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:15 AM (isNL8)

263 Going through 41 charges of an indictment in a single day's worth of grand jury deliberations is a bit suspicious. Sounds like the charges are quite complex to explain. Much harder than trying to explain drug paraphernalia found in a vehicle during a routine traffic stop.

It's almost as if the jury was told to just shut up and listen if they know what's good for them.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 15, 2023 08:16 AM (YIVH2)

264 Florida woman doused herself in Diet Mountain Dew to erase DNA after killing roommate

https://tinyurl.com/2rpzz9vd

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2023 08:16 AM (NpAcC)

265 Nobody from B'More shoots somebody, then returns their U-Haul truck, and then turns themself in to the cops.
-------------
Dr Sheldon Cooper playing Grand Theft Auto.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 08:17 AM (krqg6)

266 Prayer for the Day:

I've almost memorized that one, as there's a guy who closes his show with it every day.

Posted by: t-bird at August 15, 2023 08:17 AM (ptElO)

267 And, for us Catholics, today is the Solemnity of the Assumption, a Holy Day of Obligation.

August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is an ancient feast of the Church, celebrated universally by at least the 6th century. According to tradition, all of the Apostles were present when Our Lady came to the end of her earthly life and peacefully went to be with Christ in Heaven, an event also known as the "Dormition of Mary." The tomb where her body was laid was found empty, her body being taken up into heaven a short time after she passed into eternal life. The Church's historic belief that the Virgin Mary is presently in heaven reigning as the Queen of Heaven and Earth, in body and soul, next to her Divine Son, was pronounced as infallible dogma in 1950 by Pope Pius XII. The bodily Assumption of Jesus' mother into heaven is a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2023 08:18 AM (SAX5G)

268 "The Republican Party does not exist in Hawaii so there's not really much they could say that would be impactful in any way."

Yet somehow the policies that these few Republicans forced through the Hawaiian legislature were able to cause all this destruction and loss of life?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:18 AM (isNL8)

269 "Still in the Land of Pleasant Living??"

Unfortunately.

Dad's long term medical care outlook is causing us to look at possibly some major changes in our life path right now.

Other than the mental break that being here with fellow Morons, I'm pretty much consumed by those issues right now.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:15 AM (isNL


Yikes. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Anything.

Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 08:18 AM (iY8R7)

270 It's like Xeno's Paradox meets the HUP...

The closer you get to zero caring, the more effort it takes to get there, and the more precision you need to express the Hamiltonian of your giving a damn in order to say it has actually reached the extremum. Like the speed of light, or absolute thermodynamic zero, or trying to get the perfect birthday present for a girlfriend.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 08:18 AM (9UlRk)

271 Hawaii is Obama gang territory, the Biden gang is keeping its distance.


BTW, has Barack the Great opined yet?

Posted by: davidt at August 15, 2023 08:18 AM (SYTee)

272 Doof

Will do.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:19 AM (isNL8)

273 VIA - it sounds as if life is quite stressful right now. I will pray for you.

Posted by: grammie winger - I don't belong here at August 15, 2023 08:19 AM (45fpk)

274 They're probably afraid Brandon would say something like " now listen here, jack. When times get tough, Democrats act. We're gonna be rebuilding the best coast of Mousey lickety-split. Yeah, we'll rebuild it alright. Just you wait and see, fat.

Bunch of us had a cool party island. Fancy temple and everything. But we had to clear out. Well, we're gonna built it back better in Pineapple Town, and it's gonna mean jobs for a lot of poi-chomping Polynesian boat people. J-O-B-S. Word as a Brandon. Aloha, and good night."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2023 08:14 AM (0FoWg)
++++
That's way, way too coherent.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:19 AM (WkNQM)

275 @263

>>It's almost as if the jury was told to just shut up and listen if they know what's good for them.

They GJ has been hearing testimony for some time, more than likely yesterday was just a perfunctory running though of the charges.

As I noted, If the Jury Forewoman is indication, the GJ was composed of similar sub-retard apparatchiks and they simply scrawled X next to the little boxes they were told to sign off on.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 08:19 AM (up/3i)

276 What really annoys me, is not one Conservative DA in thE hole frickin country had the nuts to indict a Democrat of ny type in a Red State. Tester, Sherrod Brown, Manchin etc..

They all listen to the sure loser donor class. You can't overreach, the Media will hate us. Pos

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:20 AM (33nmr)

277 Thanks, Grammie.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:21 AM (isNL8)

278 Prayers up for you VIA. Being a caregiver is, as you know, tremendously difficult and taxing, while being a blessing. And of course, continued prayers for your Dad.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2023 08:21 AM (SAX5G)

279 @268

>>Yet somehow the policies that these few Republicans forced through the Hawaiian legislature were able to cause all this destruction and loss of life?

Imaginary Republicans are the worst kind of Republicans.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 08:21 AM (up/3i)

280 I think this was all about the Deep State flipping Mark Meadows

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:21 AM (33nmr)

281 "I was in a wildfire once. My daddy, God love him, told me to pee on my feet. Saved my shoes that day, no joke. Word to your Biden. "

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 08:21 AM (9UlRk)

282 >>Instead, all America got was a stony presidential “no comment” reply late Sunday to a reporter’s question on the ever-rising death toll (then already 93), following an afternoon Biden had spent schmoozing, picnicking and lounging at his Rehoboth beach refuge.


Is anyone really surprised?
Biden never made a statement when that psycho drove his car into a Christmas parade. Did he say anything about the New Palestine train crash/toxis spill?
He. Does. Not. Care. About. Us.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2023 08:22 AM (avru5)

283 Nelson Mandela?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 07:29 AM (9UlRk)
++++
Brutal. They're still nowhere near millions territory, but brutal nonetheless.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:22 AM (WkNQM)

284 Prayers up for you, VIA.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:22 AM (WkNQM)

285 On Visit to China, NBA Mediocrity James Harden Attacks League Exec Who Supported Hong Kong Freedom Protests

I wouldn't say Harden is a mediocrity, he's a past league MVP and Multiple All Star.

He is however a complete Whiny Idiot almost as known for attending Strip Clubs as his NBA Career.

Posted by: Mister Ghost at August 15, 2023 08:22 AM (TGPs7)

286 At least they did not indict the Ham Sandwich

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:22 AM (33nmr)

287 Here is a gem supporting the GA RICO conspiracy.

On or about the 21st day of November 2020, MARK RANDALL MEADOWS sent a text message to United States Representative Scott Perry from Pennsylvania and stated, "Can you send me the number for the speaker and the leader of PA Legislature. POTUS wants to chat with them." This was an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.

Eye roll. The kink is getting a conviction doesn't matter though the odds of multiple convictions is highly likely.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2023 08:23 AM (No+Jq)

288 220. Footage I saw this morning was Biden saying “No comment “ as he was getting in the limo outside of the WH. Then it cut to footage of him on the beach sitting in a chair with the back of it towards the camera. He’s sitting in full sun, no hat, no umbrella. Four other people in chairs sitting facing toward him It’s bizarre. As I posted yesterday, Biden has been on vacation 351 days as of last week in the two and a half years of his term.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 15, 2023 08:23 AM (U7tmf)

289 Is there a country in the world that minds its own business and leaves its citizens alone to live their lives as they see fit?

Posted by: DB - spanning the globe at August 15, 2023 08:23 AM (geLO8)

290
BTW, has Barack the Great opined yet?

Posted by: davidt at August 15, 2023 08:18 AM


thoughtful selfie, no words needed

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 15, 2023 08:23 AM (ENBF0)

291 289 Is there a country in the world that minds its own business and leaves its citizens alone to live their lives as they see fit?
Posted by: DB - spanning the globe at August 15, 2023 08:23 AM (geLO

On Earth?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2023 08:24 AM (9UlRk)

292 Weiss is not legally qualified to be a special counsel. 28 CFR § 600.3 - Qualifications of the Special Counsel:
"The Special Counsel shall be a lawyer and selected from outside the United States Government."

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at August 15, 2023 08:24 AM (CecP5)

293 >As I posted yesterday, Biden has been on vacation 351 days as of last week in the two and a half years of his term.

Posted by: Jen the original


Obviously it's taking its toll on the man, thus the upcoming week off at Lake Tahoe

I really wanna know wtf is going on there

Posted by: DB - spanning the globe at August 15, 2023 08:25 AM (geLO8)

294 >>Instead, all America got was a stony presidential “no comment”

Again, The F**KING A**HOLE, checked his watch as the coffins of the 13 Marines he literally got murdered were returned to the US.

He suffered not a single second of blow back over that.

Basically, if the MSM and the other apparatchicks don't make a big deal of something, it's essentially forgotten within five minutes as another news cycle washes away the last news cycle.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2023 08:25 AM (up/3i)

295 He’s sitting in full sun, no hat, no umbrella. Four other people in chairs sitting facing toward him It’s bizarre.

It's fun to have the Secret Service on duty while I'm sunning my balls.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 15, 2023 08:26 AM (CaJIi)

296 "Being a caregiver is, as you know, tremendously difficult and taxing, while being a blessing."

I was blessed with being the primary care-giver for Mrs VIA's Great Aunt in our home till the night that she passed.

We live in S.C.

My father and his wife live in PA.

Her son has been a bedrock of support as she has been taking care of my father.

We are now at or near the crossroad of full time care for my father.
With his reduced mental state, I have no idea of any long term plans that he had devopledand put n place for this upcoming day.

Taking him to our home is probably not an option, as his wife's family is all up in PA.

Not sure that moving to PA is a real option for us either.

Lots of lost sleep as Itry to pray for guidance going forward.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:26 AM (isNL8)

297 Local TV news reports that HHS has told its employees they do not have to report to work at the new Federal building in SF because of the human filth, crime, and drugs around the site.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 15, 2023 08:27 AM (JvZF+)

298 "It's almost as if the jury was told to just shut up and listen if they know what's good for them.


Wasn't this that grand jury with completely clueless ditz foreman that was all excited and giddy about her important new job and blathering to MSM? What ever happened to her?

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2023 08:27 AM (KrJTL)

299 Footage I saw this morning was Biden saying “No comment “ as he was getting in the limo outside of the WH. Then it cut to footage of him on the beach sitting in a chair with the back of it towards the camera. He’s sitting in full sun, no hat, no umbrella. Four other people in chairs sitting facing toward him It’s bizarre. As I posted yesterday, Biden has been on vacation 351 days as of last week in the two and a half years of his term.
Posted by: Jen the original at August 15, 2023 08:23 AM (U7tmf)
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That's only 38.5% of the days he's served so far. Why are you getting so upset over less than half? Most professionals in this country get 2-3 weeks of vacation a year, plus weekends off. 104 weekend days per year, plus 10 more days off (two work weeks) is 31.2% of the year. If you get three weeks off per year - and most higher-level professionals get at least that much - is 32.6% of the days in a year.

Most professional workers take off about a third of the days in a year, not counting sick time. The president just splits things up differently because the people's business isn't nine to five.

Posted by: Journalist at August 15, 2023 08:28 AM (WkNQM)

300 Regarding "Oppenheimer"-

We saw it yesterday and it seems a lot of people are missing the story or point of the movie with their flogging of hobby horses.

The movie begins with a quote about Prometheus being punished for giving the gift of fire to mankind. Then in the movie - three times - he is told directly by his two wives and Einstein that he cannot expect to other people to forgive/forget his sins.

The story is more or less about how the Golden Boy of Genius is brought down by not only the "small" people and their petty concerns around him but his own issues and concerns and even his success in bringing "fire" to mankind.

Oppenheimer is understandably horrified by what his "fire" has wrought. If only his accomplishment could've stayed in the world of his beautiful beautiful mind, instead of venturing out into the world of petty men and women as was always intended even by himself. They do not understand his "fire" and hate him for it.

Regarding the Communists in "Oppenheimer"-
Yes, they're initially portrayed as bright, young things only interested in bettering the world.
(con't)

Posted by: naturalfake at August 15, 2023 08:28 AM (QzZeQ)

301 Dopey is sending the Hawaiians a whopping $700. Not per person, per household.

They should pretend to be Ukrainians.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2023 08:29 AM (Y6AXb)

302 Mike Pompeo (as quoted by RFK):

"The entire upper echelon of the agency (CIA) is made up of individuals who do not believe in the democratic institutions of the United States of America."

minute 59:42 of the Carlson interview.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 08:29 AM (pjtAK)

303 Local TV news reports that HHS has told its employees they do not have to report to work at the new Federal building in SF because of the human filth, crime, and drugs around the site.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 15, 2023 08:27 AM (JvZF+)
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"The public health agency doesn't go to work because the environment around the office is too deleterious to the health of employees" is a position that would give a rational person pause.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:29 AM (WkNQM)

304 Local TV news reports that HHS has told its employees they do not have to report to work at the new Federal building in SF because of the human filth, crime, and drugs around the site.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 15, 2023 08:27 AM (JvZF+)


Health and Human services? Ironic.

Posted by: grammie winger - I don't belong here at August 15, 2023 08:30 AM (45fpk)

305 where in PA, VIA? there are some better parts

don't listen to me; I'm just sad about Philadelphia (maybe I'm the only one)

also best wishes to our host on his move out of the Big Apple !!!! I hope everything goes well

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 15, 2023 08:30 AM (AcWfM)

306 Do any Republicans realize yet that if Trump loses, the Republican Party is dead?

1) Trump's followers are not going to abandon him. He gave them a voice while the whole nation, all the media, all the celebrities, everyone mocked them.
2) These followers are going to blame the Republicans (especially those that challenged him in the primary) for his loss. You can write all the 10,000 word essays, perfect in your logic and your facts, re-hash with the freshest take for the 10,000th the same tired complaints about Don, and
3) it doesn't mean shit. When Trump stood up for them, where were you? When everyone sneared at MAGA, where were you? And when they came after Trump, where were you?

The Republican Party can unite behind Trump, and maybe find that nearly impossible path to victory.
Or die.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 15, 2023 08:30 AM (wbBkh)

307 > Local TV news reports that HHS has told its employees they do not have to report to work at the new Federal building in SF

The "Nancy Pelosi Building", innit?

We need to make sure that's always mentioned.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 15, 2023 08:30 AM (Y6AXb)

308 >>Moreover, this was an a priori attack. This term was once known by every American, when freedom of speech and the rule of law dominated our culture. The government and police were not allowed to take an action unless a crime had actually been committed. It was considered not only illegal to act against someone because that person might commit a crime, it was considered immoral and unethical.


Isn't this a very similar scenario to James O'Keefe and Ashley Biden's diary? A source gave it to him and instead of publishing it, he contacted authorities -- and his home was raided, his papers/pc/phone confiscated.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2023 08:31 AM (avru5)

309 Part of the retort to criticism of Biden's many vacations is that he still does business in Rehoboth. Except he has no fucking idea what happened in Maui 2 days after the event.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 08:31 AM (slgIg)

310 Wasn't this that grand jury with completely clueless ditz foreman that was all excited and giddy about her important new job and blathering to MSM? What ever happened to her?
Posted by: Ripley a

Im pretty sure she was the foreman of the investigative grand jury, this was the indicting grand jury, I believe they only met for one day.

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 08:31 AM (CIS44)

311 9
They didn't indict Trump et al. for the 2020 election, they indicted him for the 2024 election. It sets the precedent of and model for going after anyone questioning the election results coming out of Democratic cesspools.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2023 05:33 AM (MoZTd)

It is worse. Eighty million voters--all voters, really, are being straight up disenfranchised. You can vote for people the junta allows to be on the ballot. The old Soviet Union had elections and a constitution, too, and neither meant anything. We are there. "Our democracy" indeed.

The United States has neither the moral, legal, nor ethical authority to lecture Russia, China, Iran or anyone else about anything at this point. It will be interesting to watch how actual democracies respond to the United States from this point forward. We have to view European countries now under the thumb of the United States essentially as the equivalent of Eastern Bloc nations the USSR enslaved, so those do not go on the watch list.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 15, 2023 08:31 AM (KSNKu)

312 Also, someone on Newsmax pointed out this morning that Georgia has no pardon power in the state structure. If Trump is convicted (likely) and sentenced to the five year minimum, he will have to serve. The SC is going to have to intervene at some point in this shit.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 15, 2023 08:31 AM (U7tmf)

313 None of this happens without a conspiring GOP.

McConnell has blatantly supported the perscution of Trump.

If McCarthy does not get his shit together and whip the House Rino's to start a impeachment vote, then we lose the house for sure

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:32 AM (33nmr)

314 312 Also, someone on Newsmax pointed out this morning that Georgia has no pardon power in the state structure. If Trump is convicted (likely) and sentenced to the five year minimum, he will have to serve. The SC is going to have to intervene at some point in this shit.


they should have already

this is madness and incredibly destructive

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 15, 2023 08:32 AM (AcWfM)

315 Yeah, VIA - that is a tough one. Prayers redoubled. My wife cared for her Dad and I my Mom both far away from our home. There were many weeks, and some months, we didn't see each other. It was brutal and I never want to have to go through that again.

I wish I had a magic wand or some brilliant idea to help resolve it all.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2023 08:32 AM (SAX5G)

316 Basically, if the MSM and the other apparatchicks don't make a big deal of something, it's essentially forgotten within five minutes as another news cycle washes away the last news cycle.

It also helps that the GOP has the ball sack of a cockroach and never shuts the damned congress down to nail the bastard to the wall over things like this.

We have a party of eunuchs. We need a party of Preston Brookses.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2023 08:32 AM (AW0uW)

317 It's also,
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day."

Can I substitute a Key Lime Pie that I have in the fridge?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:13 AM (isNL

Only if you hit it with a slight dusting of Old Bay
Posted by: Doof at August 15, 2023 08:15 AM (iY8R7)
*******
No substitutions or additives.
The rules are strict.
Key Lime Pie Day is September 26th... so you are all set.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2023 08:32 AM (NpAcC)

318 "The entire upper echelon of the agency (CIA) is made up of individuals who do not believe in the democratic institutions of the United States of America."

And the lower echelons punch the clock every day to further the agency's goals. Bunch of ham n' eggers, they are.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 08:33 AM (slgIg)

319 2. We’re laser-focused on getting aid to survivors, including Critical Needs Assistance: a one-time $700 payment per household offering relief during an unimaginably difficult time.

We have staff on the ground dedicated to helping survivors navigate the registration process.

— President Biden (@POTUS) August 14, 2023

In a Monday news release, the Department of Defense announced that it was sending another $200 million in aid to Ukraine.

Ukraine won!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2023 08:33 AM (BRHaw)

320 Also, someone on Newsmax pointed out this morning that Georgia has no pardon power in the state structure. If Trump is convicted (likely) and sentenced to the five year minimum, he will have to serve. The SC is going to have to intervene at some point in this shit.
Posted by: Jen the original at August 15, 2023 08:31 AM (U7tmf)
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SCOTUS will sit there with its mouth shut, just like it did on one of the only cases it is actually obligated to take yet it refused to do so. Their damn *job* is settling disputes between the states, yet they punted when they were called upon to do so because of fear and politics (and the politics of fear).

So the court that refused to its job when called upon will suddenly and for the same root issue make an issue out of something it could ignore? No chance.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:34 AM (WkNQM)

321 "there are some better parts "

Lehigh Valley, just west of Allentown.

Mostly it is the frustration that I am unable to sit with him and say 'Dad, let me know what you plan was'.

He was always planning ahead for eventualities such as this.

But close lipped about his thoughts as well.

And that's gonna bite us in the butt going forward.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:34 AM (isNL8)

322 "Do any Republicans realize yet that if Trump loses, the Republican Party is dead? "


They believe they can rebuild the party once he is gone an restore norms. They also believe room temperature superconductors will make cold fusion feasible.

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2023 08:34 AM (KrJTL)

323 Just let the justice system play out!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 08:34 AM (slgIg)

324 Lemon Meringue Pie day is awesome and I support it wholeheartedly!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 08:34 AM (pjtAK)

325 Also, someone on Newsmax pointed out this morning that Georgia has no pardon power in the state structure. If Trump is convicted (likely) and sentenced to the five year minimum, he will have to serve. The SC is going to have to intervene at some point in this shit.


they should have already

this is madness and incredibly destructive
Posted by: BlackOrchid

The state legislature could pass a new law. They will not.

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 08:34 AM (CIS44)

326 "I do not recognize this court's right to try me ... I do not recognize my action as a crime."

Exactly what Trump should say. He'll be convicted, of course, because the prosecutors get to pick the venue, and it'll be overturned, but that statement would set the tone for the entire circus.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at August 15, 2023 08:34 AM (v23vE)

327 GopE is willing to get their ass kicked in 2024 to not only get rid of Trump supporters, but they want to take down DeSantis also.

They want a Pro Choice, Open Border, corporate crony like McCain or Romney, who does not talk about social issues

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:35 AM (33nmr)

328 Do any Republicans realize yet that the Republican Party is dead?

FIFY.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 08:35 AM (slgIg)

329 I think this was all about the Deep State flipping Mark Meadows
Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:21 AM (33nmr)

Nah. Meadows was indicted himself …. And this indictment is such a farce there’s nothing coherent Meadows could add

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at August 15, 2023 08:35 AM (nNI2N)

330 Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 15, 2023 08:30 AM (wbBkh)

National Republican leadership is complicit in what is happening. The dog and pony show in Congress is to create the illusion of opposition. The GOP is controlled opposition. Another political party that might be effective will not be allowed to rise out of the ashes, either. And people will put up with it as long as their bellies are full and their houses warm. When that goes away, the country dissolves formally, and it is going away.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 15, 2023 08:35 AM (KSNKu)

331 If you make a lemon meringue pie in the Keys, is it a Key lemon pie?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2023 08:36 AM (slgIg)

332 That's rough, VIA. We've already done all the documentation so our kids will know how to proceed.

Lehigh Valley is good. Maybe a few too many NY transplants lol. but it's coming up and I think you'd enjoy it. maybe find one of those hotels that are for longer stays and go now and then?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 15, 2023 08:36 AM (AcWfM)

333 Mostly it is the frustration that I am unable to sit with him and say 'Dad, let me know what you plan was'.

He was always planning ahead for eventualities such as this.

But close lipped about his thoughts as well.

And that's gonna bite us in the butt going forward.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:34 AM (isNL
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Does he have a filing cabinet or are you power of attorney? If so, you could rummage through the files to find policies or plans or similar, or you could go through bank records and find what checks he's been writing. If one of them is to an insurance company or something, you could try to follow the trail.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:36 AM (WkNQM)

334 Think Bad Blue but nevertheless remember head jurist came out wishing DJT was called to testify and couldn't wait to see him jailed?

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2023 08:36 AM (FnS2a)

335 To put it simply, Trump voters (as are all voters) are motivated by an emotional connection.

Not one Republican critic of Trump offers an alternative emotional connection.
The only alternative emotional connection contra Trump is the left: Snearing, hatred, belittling and mockery.

For 8 years now, the best and brightest brains in the conservative side have had time to develop an intellectual and emotional alternative to Trump.
And their top pitchman is Dull Bloodless DeSantis ....

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 15, 2023 08:37 AM (wbBkh)

336 Isn't this a very similar scenario to James O'Keefe and Ashley Biden's diary? A source gave it to him and instead of publishing it, he contacted authorities -- and his home was raided, his papers/pc/phone confiscated.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2023 08:31 AM (avru5)
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Different only in that O'Keefe knew what would happen and was ready. The elderly lady, by contrast, thought she was protected from government tyranny.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 08:37 AM (pjtAK)

337 the Atlanta thing is like something our moronic Philadelphia City Council might cook up.

actually no they are somehow MORE professional it's amazing

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 15, 2023 08:38 AM (AcWfM)

338 If the Supreme Court doesn't step in we're not going to have a country left. That's the only chance left and it hovers between slim and none.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 05:40 AM (enJYY)

Actually i think they are hoping the court steps in.

Any Supreme Court verdict in favor of Trump will be maximum 6-3, and could even go 5-4. Liberals want that outcome so they can rile up their base by screaming "see Trump illegally put together that court of rapist and now they protected him from justice, there's only a justice system for rich white men" if he does it now they'll use that to win 2024, if he does it later, and wins in 2024, they'll use it to win the midterms.

They saw how the abortion ruling did bring out their base in 2022 and stopped some huge Republican gains, and they want to do it again.

If they didn't hope for this they would be so brazen with the illegality in all 4 of their countrywide cases against Trump. None will stand up against a Supreme Court review that uses just the law to review them.

In this case the GA DA and Gov need to step in, as neither are fans of Trump. They need to investigate the indictment and show her fraud.

Posted by: Rbastid at August 15, 2023 08:38 AM (ctsCw)

339 320. The caveat on the Supreme Court is 2020.

John Roberts allowed Swing State Pennsylvania two FRICKIN weeks to count votes. A Swing state

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:38 AM (33nmr)

340 And people will put up with it as long as their bellies are full and their houses warm. When that goes away, the country dissolves formally, and it is going away.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 15, 2023 08:35 AM (KSNKu)

Concur. The country lasts as long as the grifters, moochers, looters and other layabouts continue to get checks for doing what they do....nothing.

Once the grift, freebies and handouts end, poof goes the country.

A nation of welfare recipients does not last forever.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 15, 2023 08:39 AM (hqgX1)

341 "but it's coming up and I think you'd enjoy it."

I grew up there from 65-77, enlisted and left.

In recent visits, I feel that parts of Allentown are no longer in the US, and struggle to find store signs in english.

Mrs VIA has been through my deployments and separations before.

Who knows.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:39 AM (isNL8)

342 >>Again, The F**KING A**HOLE, checked his watch as the coffins of the 13 Marines he literally got murdered were returned to the US.

He suffered not a single second of blow back over that.



Seem to recall he also joked about one of the guys having big balls with the guy's parents while standing by the coffin, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2023 08:39 AM (avru5)

343 (con't)

However,(and I freely admit this may be my hobby horse), they become increasingly portrayed as creepy servants of the Soviet Union in their insistence that the secrets of the Bomb be given freely to the Communists in so that they can build their own bomb

to use as a bulwark against the US in a balance of power cuz otherwise the Soviets will build their own bomb to use against us in a balance of power or more likely war.

As you can see this is a very stupid kind of circular logic, And oppenheimer himself becomes creepier and less sane(?) as he adopts it.

His wife at his "hearing" where they strip Oppy of his security clearance, even sort of speaks to this when she says that yes, she joined the Communist Party but came to realize it was all a fake front for worldwide Soviet totalitarianism.(though not in those exact words). and wanted nothing to do with it.

So, in the end Oppenheimer is punished, even by himself" for his gift of "fire".

FIN

Posted by: naturalfake at August 15, 2023 08:39 AM (QzZeQ)

344 VIA, this is why we also remain in San Francisco.

Didn't expect or plan on spending these years as a caregiver, but between MiL and Boy F. we are sandwiched...hard.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 15, 2023 08:40 AM (JvZF+)

345 Again, The F**KING A**HOLE, checked his watch as the coffins of the 13 Marines he literally got murdered were returned to the US.

He suffered not a single second of blow back over that.



Seem to recall he also joked about one of the guys having big balls with the guy's parents while standing by the coffin, too.
Posted by: Lizzy

also told them he knows what it is like to get a child back in a flag draped coffin, then presented them with a bill for 60K for transporting the body back to America.

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 08:41 AM (CIS44)

346 Oppenheimer is understandably horrified by what his "fire" has wrought. If only his accomplishment could've stayed in the world of his beautiful beautiful mind, instead of venturing out into the world of petty men and women as was always intended even by himself. They do not understand his "fire" and hate him for it.
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Except my LIV brother's view was that he liked the Truman scene because Truman was right -- Oppenheimer might have birthed the Bomb but the hard decision was using it twice as Truman had to do so Truman telling Oppenheimer he was a whiney pussy was spot-on.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 08:41 AM (krqg6)

347 VIA - just a thought here - You may remember my Mother's family had a big farm in Berks County over Mertztown way. When Grammi needed 24 hour care, all her daughters lived far away and us grands did too. Putting her into a care facility was out of the question for a number of reasons. We hired a local Mennonite woman to live in and, with her two young adult daughters, they provided safety and companionship for Grammi until she passed. The cost was next to nothing and those women were saints on earth.

If your dear wife's family is able and willing to monitor the situation, could something like that work?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2023 08:41 AM (SAX5G)

348 In recent visits, I feel that parts of Allentown are no longer in the US, and struggle to find store signs in english.


see to me, that's not new. and where I am near Chadds Ford it's the same.

there are worse people to be around, I guess I'm used to it. many are very good people. also I'm Italian and they kind of remind me a bit. a lot of our "cousins" were in the mafia too so I get that part as well; it's rough.

anyway other than Allentown/Reading there aren't that many places like that. Emmaus is still super nice with great people! and I think Bethlehem is getting way nicer

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 15, 2023 08:41 AM (AcWfM)

349 Many people i respect, no not Micheal Blurry, are predicting a massive market correction soon. The big banks are about to be downgraded. Cracks are forming in the dykes.

Trump legal problems are back page news, when you lose 40% of your 401k

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:42 AM (33nmr)

350 And people will put up with it as long as their bellies are full and their houses warm. When that goes away, the country dissolves formally, and it is going away.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 15, 2023 08:35 AM (KSNKu)
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And we're a long, long way out from that.

So long as the stores have bread, the system continues. Roving gangs of marauders, open fraud and theft, constant brutal crime including murder, none of it will topple the system. Not so long as bread is on the shelves.

Look at South Africa if you want an example. The power doesn't stay on. The water doesn't stay on. The railroads have been destroyed. The roads are decaying. There is massive, brutal crime and routine looting. There is no effective border. But there is bread on the shelves, the ANC remains in charge and the state continues to - sort of - function.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:42 AM (WkNQM)

351 Tonypete! that is a fantastic idea!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 15, 2023 08:42 AM (AcWfM)

352 "could something like that work?"

Food for thought.

Thanks

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 08:43 AM (isNL8)

353 Another gem from the GA indictment.

On or about the 3rd day 0fDecember 2020, DONALD JOHN TRUMP caused to be tweeted from the Twitter account @RealDonaldTrump, "Wow! Blockbuster testimony taking place right now in Georgia. Ballot stuffing by Dems when Republicans were forced to leave the large counting room. Plenty more coming, but this alone leads to an easy win of the State!" This was an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.

Giving testimony is now a crime in GA.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2023 08:43 AM (No+Jq)

354 Kemp has to plan to run in 28, so no way he crosses the GoPe in their quest to be rid of Trump and his appeal to the masses. Thing is, the issues we care about are bigger than Trump and getting rid of him will not make the voters voices go back to the Bushies.

Posted by: Bete at August 15, 2023 06:23 AM (BRhwL)


There GoP will cut off their nose to spite their face.

They need to realize that helping Trump, and even maybe saving him, will put them in the good graces of the Trump voter and maybe get them wins in the future.

The problem is Trump is the wildcard, if they save him will he play ball or will he continue to kneecap anyone who doesn't 100% kiss his ass.

A resolution, and path to victory requires both sides to act like adults, which neither will do

Posted by: Rbastid at August 15, 2023 08:44 AM (ctsCw)

355 346. Or maybe Jack Smith could go back in time, and indict Tojo and Hirohito, to stop the bombs from being used

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:44 AM (33nmr)

356 Kemp has to plan to run in 28

hilarious

by then the country will be in a full depression and most states will be just like PA

Shapiro will win the Presidency, easily.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 15, 2023 08:45 AM (AcWfM)

357 > They want a Pro Choice, Open Border, corporate crony like McCain or Romney, who does not talk about social issues
Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:35 AM (33nmr)

Yoo-hoo! Right over here!

Posted by: Eyepatch McCain at August 15, 2023 08:45 AM (Y6AXb)

358 Anybody involved in never trump garbage, will lose like McCain in 2028.

win about 20 states that always vote red, lose Ohio and Florida. Lose about 5 Senate seats etc...

Kemp etc.. are sure losers

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:46 AM (33nmr)

359 It's times like these when we see 'R' Party leaders send out the call to rally around those wrongfully indicted .
Unfortunately Mrs Frank Luntz could not be reached for comment at the GOPe major donor confab in Jackson Hole -- according to his caddie and bootlick Steve Scalise.

RNC Chair Ronna Romney sent word from her spa- stay that she would have comments sometime today after the puffiness from her latest 'beauty' treatment had subsided

The Turtle sent word that he hoped Trump died in jail.

Thomas Bullshit Massie ( educated idiot, Kentucky) said he was resting his awesome, overpowering libertarian brain but he would opine later that free market capitalism with lower tax rates are the best cure this most recent legal unpleasantness.

Posted by: Beyond Norman Parameters at August 15, 2023 08:46 AM (X05aZ)

360 Except my LIV brother's view was that he liked the Truman scene because Truman was right -- Oppenheimer might have birthed the Bomb but the hard decision was using it twice as Truman had to do so Truman telling Oppenheimer he was a whiney pussy was spot-on.
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 08:41 AM (krqg6)
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Except Truman didn't. That's one of the great surviving fictions of the War. Truman knew about the bomb, of course. He knew at least some of the implications. But he gave no orders to use it. Using the bomb was inevitable and was more or less up to Curtis LeMay and Leslie Groves. Groves and company determined when it was ready and delivered the weapon, and LeMay and company determined how to deploy it.

Truman didn't order any of it. He could have intervened and *forbidden* the use of the bomb, but he did order its use. He didn't need to. We built that weapon and we sure as hell going to *use* that weapon as a matter of course in the execution fo the war. Only presidential intervention could have stopped it. Truman chose not to do so. Truman, like the rest, were fine with using the bombs and they *right* to take that course, but he didn't issue orders.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:46 AM (WkNQM)

361 >> We’re laser-focused on getting aid to survivors, including Critical Needs Assistance: a one-time $700 payment per household offering relief during an unimaginably difficult time.



Let me get this straight: People have lost their homes, cars, town (including businesses) to a wild fire -- on an island -- and Biden send them $700 cash.

Where could they possible spend this cash as they sit on an island where supplies are naturally limited, and likely, burned up in the general vicinity, and they have no car to, say, venture to another part of Maui to spend it while also trying to cobble together family, whatever is salvageable of their possessions, get medial assistance, arrange funerals, file insurance claims. . .?

This "help" is so inappropriate and tone deaf as to what these people need right now it is mind-boggling.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2023 08:47 AM (avru5)

362 Lemon Meringue Pie day is awesome and I support it wholeheartedly!
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 08:34 AM (pjtAK)
******
It's the perfect summer pie.
I also am a fan of Key Lime pie.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2023 08:47 AM (NpAcC)

363 As you have never been to a police officer’s funeral nor worn the uniform, you have no right to say anything critical of the police. The old woman died? Too bad. It was still great police work and most importantly they all got home safe.

And by the way, the police are above stupid things like that stupid document we swear allegiance to. That is for The Little People.

Posted by: Hero In Blue at August 15, 2023 08:47 AM (ZEzFB)

364 Does he have a filing cabinet or are you power of attorney? If so, you could rummage through the files to find policies or plans or similar, or you could go through bank records and find what checks he's been writing. If one of them is to an insurance company or something, you could try to follow the trail.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:36 AM (WkNQM)
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Check phone list for attorneys.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 15, 2023 08:48 AM (JvZF+)

365 The Taliban is holding a parade today celebrating taking over Afghanistan two years ago, featuring a few U.S. military vehicles and a shit-tonne of Toyota pickup trucks!

See? Even Islam loves a parade!

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 08:48 AM (krqg6)

366 "Merchan ... donated to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign while his daughter currently works for a marketing firm which helps Democrat Party candidates and openly campaigned for Kamala Harris in 2020."
Trump’s New York Judge – A Biden Donor – Refuses to Recuse Himself


So the "judge" in this case has been and continues to be actively engaged in "election interference".

Contributing to any candidate, provided sending money to a candidate does anything towards winning an election, is indeed "influencing an election". This judge may have given cash before, and likely will give cash again, but this is active knee-capping of his chosen candidate's main opposition.

Another chapter in Calvinball Legal Theory.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 15, 2023 08:48 AM (p8A+W)

367 Except my LIV brother's view was that he liked the Truman scene because Truman was right -- Oppenheimer might have birthed the Bomb but the hard decision was using it twice as Truman had to do so Truman telling Oppenheimer he was a whiney pussy was spot-on.
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 08:41 AM (krqg6


Oh, I totally agree.

Truman was right. Oppenheimer gave his "fire" to Truman, and Truman used it as was intended.

Hard truths like this come out in the film,, which makes it more interesting than just a simple Oppy hagiography.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 15, 2023 08:48 AM (QzZeQ)

368 Have to give the communists, BLM and Deep state credit. They do not give a fu#$ what we think. Their lord Pazuzu wants power and despair.

See any Republicans in Red States setting up a Grand Jury on anything. Nope. Tee time is at 5

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:50 AM (33nmr)

369 Do any Republicans realize yet that if Trump loses, the Republican Party is dead?

......

The Republican Party can unite behind Trump, and maybe find that nearly impossible path to victory.
Or die.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 15, 2023 08:30 AM (wbBkh)


And yet that kinda sounds like (political) terrorism.


That's what I'm talking about when i say Trump is in it for himself so much of the time. There are many in the party who supported him, who raised money for him, who went out and helped give him time when he was a laughing stock on the 3rd string debate stage.

But now he'll take his ball (voters) and go home because he didn't get his way.

Some of those running are as MAGA as he ever was (as we see what his actual record is from being president) but he doesn't care because he's increasingly Trump First.

Shit the only person he pledge to endorse if they beat him was Obama-Lite Tim Scott, a guy who is certainly not America first, but race first.

Posted by: Rbastid at August 15, 2023 08:51 AM (ctsCw)

370 Trump’s New York Judge – A Biden Donor – Refuses to Recuse Himself

Since we are completely throwing out any semblance of justice and fair legal system; also given that the defense attorney in the Andrew Ngo case intimidated jurors with violence in the court room with the judge's approval, it seems that the defense in Trump's case has every right and expectation to include baseball bats and arson to "make their case" - being that it is legal and all to engage in BAMN tactics.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 15, 2023 08:52 AM (p8A+W)

371 357 - or Jeb! He is still VERY, VERY UPSET at the existence of things like the CBP, ports of entry, and the like. When people break immigration laws he sees it as “an act of love”.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 15, 2023 08:52 AM (ZEzFB)

372 Since we are completely throwing out any semblance of justice and fair legal system; also given that the defense attorney in the Andrew Ngo case intimidated jurors with violence in the court room with the judge's approval, it seems that the defense in Trump's case has every right and expectation to include baseball bats and arson to "make their case" - being that it is legal and all to engage in BAMN tactics.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 15, 2023 08:52 AM (p8A+W)
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Only for that one side, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:53 AM (WkNQM)

373 It's the perfect summer pie.
I also am a fan of Key Lime pie.
Posted by: redridinghood

real key lime pie, is the best pie. It is known.

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 08:53 AM (CIS44)

374 It is now a crime to reserve a meeting room in GA.

On or about the, 11th day of December 2020, DAVID JAMES SHAFER reserved Room 216 at the Georgia State Capitol in Fulton County, Georgia, for the December 14, 2020, meeting of Trump presidential elector nominees in Fulton County, Georgia. This was an overt act in
furtherance ofthe conspiracy.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2023 08:53 AM (No+Jq)

375 Awoke thinking of the uplifting song, The Morning After; then recalled there were only 6 survivors from the sinking of the fictional Poseidon cruise ship.

John Dillinger and Al Capone, among others, were supposedly folk heroes to the common people in the '20s & '30s.

No one could be as cold as Barack but it was built into his legendary coolness as being measured and sophisticated. A beachful of B*dens couldn't pull it off; too much malarkey in that gene pool.

Tonypete reminds today is a Holy Day of Obligation for Roman Catholics and also gave the dandy prayer beginning with, "Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle..." Amen.

Glad J.J.'s back.

Shall try to behave today. Peace.

Posted by: L - Practice makes perfect. They know their enemy at August 15, 2023 08:53 AM (GshMh)

376 359. Good point about Steve Scalise. Invisible man only wants his gavel.

Gop women in the House have more spine than any of the shill men house members outside of Gaetz.

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2023 08:54 AM (33nmr)

377 Another chapter in Calvinball Legal Theory.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 15, 2023 08:48 AM (p8A+W)



Well it's Liberal legal theory that states "do what we want, or we'll burn down your town and send the FBI to murder your viewers"

Their view is they'll break every law to get Trump, and if need be pack to court after 2024 so that their judges can just kick any cases.

Posted by: Rbastid at August 15, 2023 08:54 AM (ctsCw)

378 Do any Republicans realize yet that if Trump loses, the Republican Party is dead?

The McGOP has been dead to me for quite some time. It was customary for me to vote for best candidate regardless of party, but I've come to realize that there are no candidates, there are just proxy voters for the Uniparty's narrative and legislation.

Politicians are NPCs who go through the motions of "representing". Their main task is to plunder We The People and grift from every possible resource. The Party's goal is to make their donors fabulously wealthy and powerful.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 15, 2023 08:55 AM (p8A+W)

379 43: what does Robert own?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 15, 2023 08:56 AM (ZEzFB)

380 Except Truman didn't. That's one of the great surviving fictions of the War.
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Proving in fact that Truman was right and that he would be blamed for having used it, as my LIV brother believes, so Oppenheimer was indeed a whiney pussy, fearful he would get the blame in world history and this being too much of a burden to bear. Indeed, this movie and documentaries and the past BBC series suck him off as a moral man having to make an awful choice so the movie's Truman was doubly right!

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 08:59 AM (krqg6)

381 In fairness, Biden isn't really running anything.

He hasn't got any clue as to what the official party line is, what the narrative suggests, what the actual operations on the ground are, or likely even the specifics of the disaster in Maui.

So it's kind of silly to expect any comment on it or meaningful input.

The government is run by the bureaucrats, and they are not eagerly awaiting their marching orders from Joe Biden. They are just bungling along as always. Inefficient, uncaring, oblivious, just trying to get their pension and health care.

I'm sure more than a few here probably work or have worked for the government, so you know what I mean. You don't care or didn't really care about the duties of the job, just looking to keep it for the check and the benefits. And it's great, because it's almost impossible to get fired for inaction, only if you act and are found negligent.

So it's kind of stupid to point at Biden, a bit like calling the White House when your Social Security check doesn't post on time.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 15, 2023 09:00 AM (/11g9)

382 "How out of touch do you have to be to rip apart a song that speaks to a disaffected group of people and says I get you, I hear you, I’m with you, you’re not alone, we’re in this together…?"
National Review Executive Editor Attacks Oliver Anthony – ‘Don’t Understand Adulation’

Elitist pecksniffs can't abide such riff-raffery at the yacht club, lovey. It's just low class.

Posted by: Cuck Cruise Conservatives ride again at August 15, 2023 09:01 AM (fhX0j)

383 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 08:42 AM (WkNQM)

It could be a long, long time or it could be tomorrow. We don't know, and it is fruitless to try to put it on a timeline, but it is going away. We are getting into the dysfunction stage at breakneck speed, of course. I once was delusional enough to think it could be reversed and that simply is not happening. That I know for certain although whether bread remains on the table next year or ten years out is unknowable. I suspect the rapid descent into totalitarianism is a pre-emptive strike on the certain economic deprivation just ahead although that will not stave off full-on dissolution once the bread goes away.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 15, 2023 09:03 AM (KSNKu)

384 Trump is only in it for himself??? I don’t understand that comment at all…. If he was all for himself he’d never have run in the first place. He had billions of dollars, a beautiful wife and family…. Anything he could possibly want. He’s the only president (heck politician at the fed level) in my life who LOST wealth while in office. And now it’s clear that he’s facing jail to run again…. Don’t kid yourself: he wouldn’t be facing these indictments if he’d declined to run in 2024. Trump for himself??? All his actions contradict that….

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at August 15, 2023 09:05 AM (nNI2N)

385 Why should we be surprised that the DA wants to rush the Georgia case and and try all 19 defendants at the same time?

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2023 09:05 AM (NpAcC)

386 I've said it before but when Trump agreed to transfer power to Biden he also agreed to be arrested, probably imprisoned, and likely Epstein'd by Biden whatever the hell Biden's people promised him.

Yes this is third world shit. But we have the government of a third world country so...

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2023 09:05 AM (lc5cP)

387 Lost without math: Math illiteracy will impact one's ability to lead a successful life in the modern world

.. it's very difficult to be a drug dealer or pimp without math skills

Posted by: SMOD at August 15, 2023 09:05 AM (RHGPo)

388 The president is scheduled to arrive in Lake Tahoe on Friday, August 18 and will stay there until the following Thursday, according to guidance from the White House. (20 hours ago)

The DM reported he's planning a "ritzy vacation" for several days at Lake Tahoe. (Wonder what billionaire is footing this one?)

Yeah, something's (or several things are) up.

Posted by: L - Practice makes perfect. They know their enemy at August 15, 2023 09:06 AM (GshMh)

389 I was watching the Georgia forewoman in the Trump case and it is interesting in that not only is she an actual literal witch but she looks like one - you know with the way to long for a normal human nose.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2023 09:06 AM (lc5cP)

390 >>"How out of touch do you have to be to rip apart a song that speaks to a disaffected group of people and says I get you, I hear you, I’m with you, you’re not alone, we’re in this together…?"
National Review Executive Editor Attacks Oliver Anthony – ‘Don’t Understand Adulation’


Stonetoss nails it - just update the t-shirt from hammer and sickle to NRO cruise: https://tinyurl.com/5dkfecdv

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2023 09:07 AM (avru5)

391
They saw how the abortion ruling did bring out their base in 2022 and stopped some huge Republican gains, and they want to do it again.

Posted by: Rbastid at August 15, 2023 08:38 AM


You got that right. Somehow some politicians (even a non-politician* like Trump) know the correct words to make both sides a little disappointed but not create an endless line of single women lined up at the polls. Candidates should read what Trump has said on the issue over the years.

* maybe he is, maybe he isn't

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 09:07 AM (enJYY)

392 18 Everything about Biden is fake. He's a malignant nativist who has been caught red handed in self serving lies. He's a plagiarist who had to bow out in '87 from the primaries because he got caught in too many lies.
There is nothing about him that isn't fake.
Posted by: Augusto Perez

Fake hair, fake teeth, fake academic resume, fake back story to how he met and courted Jill, fake story to how Beau "Sgt. Rock" died, fake anecdotes all day long. Plus, he's always been a halfwit thug.
Posted by: Miss Hathaway at August 15, 2023 05:52 AM (v9YuC)

except...he's a real POS and pedophile?

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at August 15, 2023 09:07 AM (Rbu5d)

393 131 Can we FOIA who has SS protection?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

No need to. Get a go pro or equivalent, turn off gps, Bluetooth, wifi, etc. Mount it on your body for walk through a neighborhood recording everything. Go home and review for the 'tells' indicating a presence of a stake out. Easy peasy. You're just exercising and recording your route for your own entertainment so you can compare your progress anyway.

Oh. And never, ever, review that recorded video footage on a PC connected to the internet. Do it from a Linux instance booted from a USB stick, then destroy the USB stick in a fire. Also destroy the micro SD card from the go pro.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 15, 2023 09:08 AM (3CCua)

394 387 Lost without math: Math illiteracy will impact one's ability to lead a successful life in the modern world

.. it's very difficult to be a drug dealer or pimp without math skills
Posted by: SMOD at August 15, 2023 09:05 AM (RHGPo)

My bitch better have my money
Through rain, sleet or snow
My ho better have all my money
Not some, not half, but all my cash
Or else I'm gonna break my foot off
In her ass

Posted by: Fly Guy - Pimp of the Year at August 15, 2023 09:08 AM (fhX0j)

395 Giving a political speech in Washington DC is now a crime in GA.

On or about the 6th day of January 2021, DONALD JOHN TRUMP appeared and spoke at rally at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. During the rally, DONALD JOHN TRUMP made false statements concerning fraud in the November 3, 2020, presidential election in Georgia and elsewhere, solicited Vice President Mike Pence to disrupt and delay the joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021, the day prescribed by law for counting votes cast by the duly elected and qualified presidential electors from Georgia and the other states, and encouraged those in attendance at the rally to march to the United States Capitol. This was an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2023 09:09 AM (No+Jq)

396 Oh. And never, ever, review that recorded video footage on a PC connected to the internet. Do it from a Linux instance booted from a USB stick, then destroy the USB stick in a fire. Also destroy the micro SD card from the go pro.
Posted by: BifBewalski

and burn down the building you watched it in, just to be safe.

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 09:10 AM (CIS44)

397 389 I was watching the Georgia forewoman in the Trump case and it is interesting in that not only is she an actual literal witch but she looks like one - you know with the way to long for a normal human nose.
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My guess is he is negotiating his retirement with the Big Boys. Back in DC they are scrambling to find his replacement. The bull pen is empty so this may take some time.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 15, 2023 09:11 AM (Hudry)

398 they should have already

this is madness and incredibly destructive
Posted by: BlackOrchid

I think they should let it run. Have most of the stuff tossed in appeal (assuming most logical people have said it would be) then take it up as a 1A violation case.

Jumping in now only supports D talking points about "restructuring " the court.

Let people see what hogwash these charges really are, hopefully serve as some type of civic enlightenment and then bring down the hammer.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 15, 2023 09:11 AM (FxH7T)

399 I was watching the Georgia forewoman in the Trump case and it is interesting in that not only is she an actual literal witch but she looks like one - you know with the way to long for a normal human nose.
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Get me a very large set of scales and a duck!

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 09:11 AM (krqg6)

400 Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2023 09:13 AM (T4tVD)

401 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

In use !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2023 09:13 AM (T4tVD)

402 A federal appeals court ruled a group of parents could not challenge a Maryland school district’s policy against telling parents if their children identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming...parents lacked standing because they had not alleged their children were transgender.

The policy directs school personnel to help transgender and gender-nonconforming students create a plan that addresses their preferred pronouns, names and bathrooms, and bars staff from informing parents of those plans without a student’s consent. Lawsuits are pending challenging similar policies in other states. The Maryland case was the first to be argued before a federal appeals court.

One acronym: MYOFB! Proud to be a Marylander.

If a child is not telling their parents of their preferred sexuality. It is possibly because they fear violence from their parents.

Finally, a decision that supports kids, not bigots. Est shit, MAGAs!

Unless abuse is alleged, how can the parents NOT be the main people responsible for their kids? May not be a popular opinion here, but if this is allowed, then where does the "power" of the school stop?

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at August 15, 2023 09:13 AM (JCZqz)

403 All of this talk about no election in 2024 is nonsense. There is going to be only one candidate on the 2024 presidential ballot. You still get to vote.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 15, 2023 09:14 AM (lTGtQ)

404 A resolution, and path to victory requires both sides to act like adults, which neither will do

Posted by: Rbastid

You dance with who brung ya until the dance is over.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 15, 2023 09:14 AM (FxH7T)

405
3) it doesn't mean shit. When Trump stood up for them, where were you? When everyone sneared at MAGA, where were you? And when they came after Trump, where were you?

The Republican Party can unite behind Trump, and maybe find that nearly impossible path to victory.
Or die.


When I needed Trump to stand up to Fauci, he didn't. His last act as President was to give that SOB a medal while I was losing a family member to that fucking Remdesivir that fucking malignant gnome was pushing.

The Democrats are waiting for the nomination to get wrapped up to drop that dilemma on you, and you can't see it. I hope you enjoy four more years of The Faucis.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at August 15, 2023 09:14 AM (gHSfI)

406 Joe Biden Slammed for ‘Disgraceful’ Response to Hawaii Disaster: ‘Katrina Moment?’
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The Propaganda Press, uniform and fully in the bag for Democrats, will never let that happen, but the facts are out there and the public will judge Resident Mush-Mouth very harshly. PDJT will make sure of that, when, at the right debate moment, he nails this right onto Bidens podium and makes the guy explain.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 09:15 AM (U0PO9)

407 I was watching the Georgia forewoman in the Trump case and it is interesting in that not only is she an actual literal witch but she looks like one - you know with the way to long for a normal human nose.
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actually she was the jury foreman of the investigating grand jury, not the grand jury that actually handed down the indictments

Posted by: SMOD at August 15, 2023 09:15 AM (RHGPo)

408 312 Also, someone on Newsmax pointed out this morning that Georgia has no pardon power in the state structure. If Trump is convicted (likely) and sentenced to the five year minimum, he will have to serve. The SC is going to have to intervene at some point in this shit.
Posted by: Jen the original at August 15, 2023 08:31 AM (U7tmf)

"It's a tax, it's a vax, it's a floor wax."

--John Roberts

Posted by: XTC at August 15, 2023 09:15 AM (UnA8+)

409 You dance with who brung ya until the dance is over.
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal

fuck that, if the girl ya brought is out there rubbing her ass on every tom dick and harry, go find you a new better one.

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 09:16 AM (CIS44)

410 Will Chamberlain @willchamberlain
Fani Willis just indicted a bunch of lawyers for doing legal work

Real banana republic stuff
11:13 PM · Aug 14, 2023 · 206.6K Views

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 09:16 AM (krqg6)

411 It could be a long, long time or it could be tomorrow. We don't know, and it is fruitless to try to put it on a timeline, but it is going away. We are getting into the dysfunction stage at breakneck speed, of course. I once was delusional enough to think it could be reversed and that simply is not happening. That I know for certain although whether bread remains on the table next year or ten years out is unknowable. I suspect the rapid descent into totalitarianism is a pre-emptive strike on the certain economic deprivation just ahead although that will not stave off full-on dissolution once the bread goes away.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at August 15, 2023 09:03 AM (KSNKu)
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Yup. "Managed scarcity" - which I am not sure is a goal, but some people think so - will not stay that way for long. It will be just plain old scarcity, then privation. That requires a lot of control. De-devlopment is a rough process and involves a lot of violence and anger (just look at Venezuela and South Africa). Increasing control, destroying liberty and scapegoating are how the ruling powers remain in power.

So long as they can keep bread in the stores.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 09:17 AM (WkNQM)

412 Can't Trump pardon himself immediately upon winning the election?

How wild is this? Everyone vote for Trump so he can free himself from jail in fucking Georgia.

Oh, and Fuck Atlanta. Sherman should have nuked the place.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 15, 2023 09:17 AM (5xURv)

413 Like Trump and his associates, Abrams made her claims of a stolen election repeatedly, from public platforms (and appears to have believed them). Like Trump, Abrams enlisted the help of political allies — and, worse, other elected Democratic officials.

Like Trump, Abrams took her claims to court, where they were dismissed even by otherwise sympathetic judges. Like Trump, Abrams nevertheless persuaded the media and supporters that her election was, in fact stolen; many still believe it to this day.

Posted by: SMOD at August 15, 2023 09:17 AM (RHGPo)

414 Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger - I don't belong here at August 15, 2023 09:18 AM (45fpk)

415 One acronym: MYOFB! Proud to be a Marylander.

Unless abuse is alleged, how can the parents NOT be the main people responsible for their kids? May not be a popular opinion here, but if this is allowed, then where does the "power" of the school stop?
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At least someone there figured out that it's the State Minding Your Business being practiced here.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 09:18 AM (krqg6)

416 >Oh, and Fuck Atlanta. Sherman should have nuked the place.

Posted by: AlaBAMA


he did what he could with the technology available

Posted by: DB - spanning the globe at August 15, 2023 09:18 AM (geLO8)

417 Oh, and Fuck Atlanta. Sherman should have nuked the place.
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Mmm, he kind of did. That was his whole plan, war on civilians to feed his troops. This is where the term 'bummer' came from.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 15, 2023 09:19 AM (DmtxH)

418 When I needed Trump to stand up to Fauci, he didn't. His last act as President was to give that SOB a medal while I was losing a family member to that fucking Remdesivir that fucking malignant gnome was pushing.

The Democrats are waiting for the nomination to get wrapped up to drop that dilemma on you, and you can't see it. I hope you enjoy four more years of The Faucis.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at August 15, 2023 09:14 AM (gHSfI)
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Absolutely justified view. Trump was weak and got wrapped up in the trust Mengele-Fauci movement. Trump does that sort of thing a lot, making bad people judgments. But he looks like he will be the nominee and I will vote for him, because I (probably insanely) hope for a different result, this time.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 09:19 AM (U0PO9)

419 RICO case means that if you donated to Trump, you could be charged.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 15, 2023 09:19 AM (5xURv)

420 Can't Trump pardon himself immediately upon winning the election?

How wild is this? Everyone vote for Trump so he can free himself from jail in fucking Georgia.

Oh, and Fuck Atlanta. Sherman should have nuked the place.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 15, 2023 09:17 AM (5xURv)


GA and NY are state charges. President cant do shit bought that. State of GA governor does not have pardon powers, tho the legislature could change that (spoiler alert: they wont). and obvi NY gov will not be pardoning.

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 09:20 AM (CIS44)

421 actually she was the jury foreman of the investigating grand jury, not the grand jury that actually handed down the indictments
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By weight, she was the Grand Jury though!

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 09:20 AM (krqg6)

422 Hiya JT!
Posted by: grammie winger - I don't belong here

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2023 09:20 AM (T4tVD)

423 GA and NY are state charges. President cant do shit bought that. State of GA governor does not have pardon powers, tho the legislature could change that (spoiler alert: they wont). and obvi NY gov will not be pardoning.
Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 09:20 AM (CIS44

Oh. Well, a federal judge can overturn a state and the SC can Trump them all.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 15, 2023 09:21 AM (5xURv)

424
How wild is this? Everyone vote for Trump so he can free himself from jail in fucking Georgia.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 15, 2023 09:17 AM


I have some doubts that a Federal pardon would get him released from a Georgia prison if he's found guilty of some GA state crime.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 09:21 AM (enJYY)

425 {47} Nitter is down again.

M-U-S-K ! ! !

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at August 15, 2023 06:33 AM (adINt)


Noticed that. *sighs* I don't want to get an account on Twitter, and would prefer to just read anonymously.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at August 15, 2023 09:22 AM (qPw5n)

426 They're coming after everyone.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 15, 2023 09:22 AM (BIG3/)

427 I guess that explains the GA charges in total. Something he can't pardon himself for.

And it would all come down to some federal judge or judges and I'm betting those folks will have massive pressure on them.

This will be the final act of the banana republic.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 15, 2023 09:22 AM (5xURv)

428 The preznit can only pardon in federal cases

it's in the Constitution, which is little more than a fine example of 18th century penmanship at this point

Posted by: DB - spanning the globe at August 15, 2023 09:23 AM (geLO8)

429 How wild is this? Everyone vote for Trump so he can free himself from jail in fucking Georgia.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 15, 2023 09:17 AM

I have some doubts that a Federal pardon would get him released from a Georgia prison if he's found guilty of some GA state crime.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 09:21 AM (enJYY)
*******
Because it's a state case Trump can't pardon himself.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2023 09:23 AM (NpAcC)

430 Fani Willis just indicted a bunch of lawyers for doing legal work Real banana republic stuff - Posted by: andycanuck

I just finished doing a quick read through the GA indictment and your comment sums up everything I read. Everything I read described an aggressive election contest by President Trump, his lawyers and advisors. The conspiracy boils down to all of them were working together under a very tight time line to get the contest to have a meaningful result. In the end, none of it worked, and as near as I can tell none of it remotely constituted racketeering.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 15, 2023 09:23 AM (No+Jq)

431 "Just as with the refusal to cut New York one single break on the migrant crisis, this crew can’t be bothered to care unless its own interests are threatened."


I'm from Missouri about Eric Adam's continued bleating of his dire need for Federal help to care for Joe's illegals. Because everything the Dem-Media Complex does in public is an op. Maybe this op is setting the the table to include many billions of dollars in the coming Porkulus Continuing Resolution, to help (Blue) Cities care for legions of Joe's Illegals. Resulting in moar graft and kickback dollars.

Posted by: Gref at August 15, 2023 09:23 AM (AMIL/)

432 "RICO case means that if you donated to Trump, you could be charged."

Oh please!......I almost want to see this happen.

Can you imagine the docket if roughly 50 million US citizens have to show up on the same day in court?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 09:23 AM (isNL8)

433 In theory President Trump could have the people that arrested him in turn arrested for 1st Amendment violations. It would be...interesting.

Though, the fact no Republicans anywhere are doing ANYTHING about this is a sign that nothing will in fact happen.

Especially if/when the Biden junta Epsteins Trump.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2023 09:25 AM (lc5cP)

434 Because it's a state case Trump can't pardon himself.
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As President he can order the destruction of Atlanta. Lincoln says so.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 15, 2023 09:25 AM (DmtxH)

435 I just finished doing a quick read through the GA indictment and your comment sums up everything I read. Everything I read described an aggressive election contest by President Trump, his lawyers and advisors. The conspiracy boils down to all of them were working together under a very tight time line to get the contest to have a meaningful result. In the end, none of it worked, and as near as I can tell none of it remotely constituted racketeering.
Posted by: Lost In Space

I also dont understand how they can twist RICO, that is for ongoing criminal enterprises. Where is the "past bad act"?

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 09:25 AM (CIS44)

436 "As President he can order the destruction of Atlanta. Lincoln says so."

Fair point.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 09:26 AM (isNL8)

437 Especially if/when the Biden junta Epsteins Trump.
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The Biden's are planning their escape. Trump is just a smoke screen to keep the slow kids entertained. Atlanta has a lot of slow kids.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 15, 2023 09:26 AM (DmtxH)

438 {432} ... Can you imagine the docket if roughly 50 million US citizens have to show up on the same day in court?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 09:23 AM (isNL


Tried in absentia. "You have been declared OBSOLETE."

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at August 15, 2023 09:26 AM (qPw5n)

439 Oh please!......I almost want to see this happen.

Can you imagine the docket if roughly 50 million US citizens have to show up on the same day in court?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

oh, we will just try YOU in abstenia. To protect our democracy.
-Fani

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 09:27 AM (CIS44)

440 I wouldn't be back to linking Nitter threads if Xtwitter was readable and quotable by non-account holders and I'd be spreading real Xtwitter links that drive traffic and presumably make money for the Xtweeter and Musk's X.

Like a newspaper thinking that paywalls will improve business and traffic.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 09:27 AM (krqg6)

441 Unless abuse is alleged, how can the parents NOT be the main people responsible for their kids? May not be a popular opinion here, but if this is allowed, then where does the "power" of the school stop?
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At least someone there figured out that it's the State Minding Your Business being practiced here.
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at August 15, 2023 09:18 AM

Shockingly, no one responded to that last comment over at DU. I fear the limit of school (and government) power over children the Left would accept.

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at August 15, 2023 09:27 AM (JCZqz)

442 "As President he can order the destruction of Atlanta. Lincoln says so."

I have been arguing for a while that conservative politicians should be calling for strongly anti-urban policies.

You could make them unliveable by simple EPA type mandates just like every D president does.

And...that would solve most of our problems one way or another.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2023 09:27 AM (lc5cP)

443 RICO is projection.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 15, 2023 09:27 AM (BIG3/)

444 I'm from Missouri about Eric Adam's continued bleating of his dire need for Federal help to care for Joe's illegals. Because everything the Dem-Media Complex does in public is an op. Maybe this op is setting the the table to include many billions of dollars in the coming Porkulus Continuing Resolution, to help (Blue) Cities care for legions of Joe's Illegals. Resulting in moar graft and kickback dollars.
Posted by: Gref


That's fine. Just keep them the fuck out of Texas. We have enough of our own.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2023 09:28 AM (iH7eX)

445 On or about the 6th day of January 2021, DONALD JOHN TRUMP appeared and spoke at rally at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. During the rally, DONALD JOHN TRUMP made false statements concerning fraud in the November 3, 2020, presidential election in Georgia and elsewhere,

Prove those were false statements.

Since we have already jettisoned the First Amendment, which covers exactly this sort of speech, given that ALL politicians lie all the time about everything and yet they continue unmolested (unless GOP) drag this out and make them prove a negative.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 15, 2023 09:28 AM (p8A+W)

446 Shockingly, no one responded to that last comment over at DU. I fear the limit of school (and government) power over children the Left would accept.

Until the tables are turned on them they do not care.

And since the supposed opposition party is the GOPe they don't have any reason to worry.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2023 09:28 AM (lc5cP)

447 "Tried in absentia. "You have been declared OBSOLETE.""

That would probably be the environmentally best way to do it.

Cut down on folks having to travel, and greenhouse gasses.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 09:29 AM (isNL8)

448 DONALD JOHN TRUMP made false statements concerning fraud in the November 3, 2020, presidential election in Georgia and elsewhere,

I remember seeing an article in one of the FL leftist rags ranting that DeSantis was round up poor innocent people that just didn't know any better when he arrested them for voter fraud.

Amusingly just submitting that article, and the case numbers for the people mentioned, disproves the Biden's junta's point.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2023 09:30 AM (lc5cP)

449 Oh no, a retired college professor jurno got killed by the state!
Anyway.....

Posted by: OvenCleaner at August 15, 2023 09:30 AM (84L8H)

450 "Tried in absentia. "You have been declared OBSOLETE.""

That would probably be the environmentally best way to do it.

Cut down on folks having to travel, and greenhouse gasses.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Except they have a right to face their accuser.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2023 09:30 AM (iH7eX)

451 Though, the fact no Republicans anywhere are doing ANYTHING about this is a sign that nothing will in fact happen.

Especially if/when the Biden junta Epsteins Trump.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2023 09:25 AM

Are you nuts!?! That guy threatens our whole operation, and exposes us as a bunch of performing hacks! We can't beat him at the ballot box, so we need to go with...alternative means.

Posted by: GOPe at August 15, 2023 09:30 AM (JCZqz)

452 NOOD Art.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at August 15, 2023 09:30 AM (qPw5n)

453 Except they have a right to face their accuser.
Posted by: rickb223

That's so cute.

Posted by: BruceWayne at August 15, 2023 09:31 AM (CIS44)

454 "Except they have a right to face their accuser."

Zoom calls, Baby!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2023 09:31 AM (isNL8)

455 Gotta love National Review taking the time to pick apart a populist folk son that's gone viral. My brother in Christ, you live in the United States of America in 2023 — if you’re a fit, able-bodied man, and you’re working “overtime hours for bullshit pay,” you need to find a new job.

When can we expect similar analysis and open criticism of Cardi B lyrics? Yo, some people know me as a stripper hoe
But stripper hoes get the money and blow digits though
A lot of b#tches talkin' down on me like I'm a joke
Talk sh#t, I'll f#ck your man, send him back hella broke
I'm laughin', but I really mean it though
I'm on another level like I'm playin' Mario
These b#tches can't see me, even with a telescope
Every day I'm sh#tin' on 'em, I don't flush the toilet bowl
Ew! Cause I be workin' and workin'

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2023 09:31 AM (avru5)

456
This will be the final act of the banana republic.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 15, 2023 09:22 AM


Aren't targeted assassinations the final act in a Banana Republic? Seems in the history I've read they go hand and hand.


Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2023 09:32 AM (enJYY)

457 The Roy Buchanan tune in the ONT is pretty good stuff.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2023 09:32 AM (BXDM3)

458 I'm surprised that the left hasn't gone the full Trump is Just Like Hitler.

Let's see if I can do it.

You know who else tried to overthrow a government, was charged, convicted, thrown into jail, and later came to power, ultimately killing millions with the help of his fanatical white followers.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Appren

Best excuse I have yet for The Party to persecute Trump-- Because he would be just like "you know who" if we do and that is why we must.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at August 15, 2023 09:34 AM (TKbnp)

459 When you have to tell people not to post constantly or they will get banned then you have broken software and shuold be doing some other thing.

Posted by: Fisht at August 15, 2023 09:37 AM (ZRarh)

460 Let me get this straight: People have lost their homes, cars, town (including businesses) to a wild fire -- on an island -- and Biden send them $700 cash.

Where could they possible spend this cash as they sit on an island where supplies are naturally limited, and likely, burned up in the general vicinity, and they have no car to, say, venture to another part of Maui to spend it while also trying to cobble together family, whatever is salvageable of their possessions, get medial assistance, arrange funerals, file insurance claims. . .?

This "help" is so inappropriate and tone deaf as to what these people need right now it is mind-boggling.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2023 08:47 AM (avru5)

Oh, well. I wonder who the majority of those poor unfortunate souls supported and voted for in the last election. My cold, cold heart no longer cares. Sucks to be them, but my Give A Shit factor is at zero.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at August 15, 2023 09:42 AM (Zvtjl)

461
This "help" is so inappropriate and tone deaf as to what these people need right now it is mind-boggling.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2023 08:47 AM (avru5)
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Best we could manage, given the time, since we have an important cocktail party to go to.

Posted by: Rich Men North Of Richmond at August 15, 2023 09:46 AM (5ntSy)

462 My theory to “no comment” is that Gropey Joe was processing that information for the first time in his degrading brain. That, at that moment, he had no understanding or context of people dying in Hawaii. Then he gave his odep, sh*t eating grin as the defense tactic which was obviously not appropriate in the current context.

Whether Joe was told about the fires previously is a coin toss.

Posted by: Crazy to be sane at August 15, 2023 09:47 AM (PVH5P)

463 Watching CBSnews may be to blame for thousands of dementia cases each year, researchers say

Posted by: SMOD at August 15, 2023 09:54 AM (RHGPo)

464 My theory to “no comment” is that Gropey Joe was processing that information for the first time in his degrading brain. That, at that moment, he had no understanding or context of people dying in Hawaii. Then he gave his odep, sh*t eating grin as the defense tactic which was obviously not appropriate in the current context.

Whether Joe was told about the fires previously is a coin toss.
Posted by: Crazy to be sane at August 15, 2023 09:47 AM (PVH5P)
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I suspect he is under orders - orders laboriously hammered into him repeatedly over the course of months - that outside of scripted engagements with specific prep, the *only* answer he is to ever give is "no comment."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2023 09:58 AM (WkNQM)

465 "Even more alarmingly is that a growing percentage of the populace in general approves of this muzzling of opinions they disagree with, or anything that disabuses them of their delusions about how the world and our society works, or is supposed to work."

"People with vaginas."

Posted by: clams on the half shell and roller skates, roller skates at August 15, 2023 10:21 AM (kvDvI)

466 From the comments on the story of the 98-year-old newspaper owner:

https://is.gd/OoatwF

The newspaper was investigating sexual misconduct allegations against the incoming police chief after doing a background check on him and received tons of tips regarding his previous post.

" journalist Eric Meyer, publisher and co-owner of the newspaper...'It was alarming, to say the least, the number of people who came forward, and some of the allegations they made were fairly serious,” Eric Meyer told NPR. “We were simply looking into the question.'...Meyer even claims the chief had threatened to sue the paper, adding he had a 'reason to not like us.' Since officers seized the newspaper’s computers, Meyer said they can no longer consult with sources in their investigation."

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 15, 2023 10:26 AM (ynpvh)

467 @466 I knew Mrs Meyer's late husband somewhat; he was also the previous editor of that newspaper. He was the lifelong publisher of The Checkerboard, division veterans' newsletter of the 99th Infantry. I met him on a battlefields tour in Belgium. He never missed an issue, or a reunion.

It would be hard to describe him to the 29-year-olds of today. Nobody's sweetheart for sure (except, I presume, Mrs Meyer), he was a devoted conservative by his own lights, also a devoted Democrat, as acquaintance with Kansans of that era will teach you. He hated the Postal Service with a passion reserved for small town newspaper owners.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at August 15, 2023 10:42 AM (4PZHB)

468 Do not despair, all ye who read these happenings of dire times. Kevin McCarthy will not waste thy faith with meaningless acts, like defunding the FBI or DOJ.

No brave knights and fair maidens of the republic. Kevin McCarthy will use the might "Hammer of Hearings," a lengendary item that creates a powerful wind of angry voices, in the hope that our evil foes will retreat with trepidation.

All hail the heros of the House Roundtable of Big Talkers!

Posted by: Tracy at August 15, 2023 11:07 AM (C5oq5)

469 JJ, thank you for linking that Breitbart article about how National Review is attacking Oliver Anthony. The article pointed out how National Review has been corrupted for a long time, even defending Jeffrey Epstein. It links to an actual National Review article from ten years ago, and this is a direct quote from that National Review article, after it praises Epstein as a scientist(!):

"That is not to say that Epstein has no interest in purely humanistic endeavors. He has given thoughtfully to countless organizations that help educate underprivileged children, notably in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where his foundation is based."

Repulsive.

Posted by: bradc at August 15, 2023 01:48 PM (ztOaw)

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